Bay Area gasoline prices stay sky-high: COVID economy snapshot

Gasoline prices in the Bay Area rocketed to a sky-high level during September, according to a new government report released on Wednesday, a forbidding hint that inflation continues to haunt the region.

Bay Area prices for unleaded gasoline soared by a whopping 35.2% over the one-year period that ended in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. The increase is based on a price index compiled by the federal agency.

So far in 2021, gasoline prices have zoomed 36.4% higher, this news organization’s analysis of the federal report shows.

The overall inflation rate for the Bay Area wasn’t released Wednesday by the government. The federal labor agency releases

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