U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says inflation will be much lower by the end of next year, as long as there are no unanticipated shocks to the economy.

“I believe inflation will be lower,” Yellen said during an interview Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes.” “I am very hopeful that the labor market will remain quite healthy so that people can feel good about their finances and their personal economic situation.”

The U.S. this year battled the worst inflation in four decades as the global economy dealt with post-pandemic demand and supply shocks following Russia’s war in Ukraine. After hitting a peak of 9.1% in June, consumer inflation is expected to have slowed to 7.3% in November from 7.7% the previous month, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg News before a government report on Tuesday.

The Federal Reserve is then expected to raise its key interest rate by 50 basis points the following day, as well as signal further hikes are likely next year.... Read More: Bloomberg