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

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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17 Sep 2019

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