headline inflation

noun

Definition of headline inflation

economics
: a measure of inflation that is based on an unadjusted price index … but core inflation has indeed been a much more reliable guide than headline inflation, which fluctuates wildly.— Paul Krugman — compare core inflation

First Known Use of headline inflation

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Headline inflation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/headline%20inflation. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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