Worsening inflation will pressure Fed to keep raising rates

A "for sale" sign touts a residence for sale in northeast Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022. One of the components of the consumer price index is housing costs—both rents and sales, and those elements will figure into how much more Americans will have to pay. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A real estate sign is seen near a home on the market, Wednesday, in Towson, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

A shopper removes his purchases from his cart in Jackson, Miss., on Wednesday. Any Americans hoping for relief from months of punishing inflation might not see much in an upcoming government report on price increases in September. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

WASHINGTON — Inflation in the United States accelerated in September, with the cost of housing and other necessities intensifying pressure on households, wiping out pay gains and ensuring that the Federal Reserve will keep raising interest rates aggressively.