Inflation rose in December — here’s why it’s continuing

Gasoline prices are displayed at a station Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, in Shoreline, Wash. Prices for U.S. consumers jumped 6.8% in November compared with a year earlier as surging costs for food, energy, housing, autos and clothing left Americans enduring their highest annual inflation rate in 39 years. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo