How Is Inflation Affecting Our Paychecks?

Our latest tutorial video for the SF Fed Data Explorer shows how to assess the impact of consumer price index inflation on your paycheck by comparing nominal and real (inflation-adjusted) earnings.

To explore this topic in more depth, plug Chart Code 31p09720991g097231000000000000 into the Data Explorer tool.

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (SF Fed) serves the public by promoting a healthy, sustainable economy, and supporting the nation’s financial and payment systems. With offices in Los Angeles, Seattle, Salt Lake City, Portland and Phoenix, the Bank serves the Twelfth Federal Reserve District, which includes one-fifth of the nation’s population and represents the world’s fourth-largest economy. As part of the nation’s central bank, the SF Fed informs monetary policy, regulates banks, administers certain consumer protection laws and acts as a financial partner to the U.S. government.