U.S. Inflation Is Highest in 13 Years as Prices Surge 5%

Wall Street Journal, June 10, 2021–Gwynn Guilford (subscription)
The Labor Department said last month’s increase in the consumer-price index was the largest since August 2008, when the reading rose 5.4%. The core-price index, which excludes the often-volatile categories of food and energy, jumped 3.8% in May from the year before—the largest increase for that reading since June 1992.