Higher inflation will raise the cost of living.
The impact on workers depends on what happens to nominal wages.
For example, if inflation is caused by rising demand and falling unemployment, firms are likely to raise wages to keep attracting workers.
In this case, workers real wages will continue to rise.
What happens if the inflation rate increases?
Inflation rate is the rate at which the prices of goods and services in the economy increase with time. Consequently, when the inflation rate increases the purchasing power of one unit of the currency decreases.
Is an increase in inflation good or bad?
When inflation is too high of course, it is not good for the economy or individuals. Inflation will always reduce the value of money, unless interest rates are higher than inflation. And the higher inflation gets, the less chance there is that savers will see any real return on their money.
How does an increase in inflation affect a business?
When prices rise for energy, food, commodities, and other goods and services, the entire economy is affected. Rising prices, known as inflation, impact the cost of living, the cost of doing business, borrowing money, mortgages, corporate and government bond yields, and every other facet of the economy.
What happens if inflation is too low?
Low inflation can be a signal of economic problems because it may be associated with weakness in the economy. When unemployment is high or consumer confidence low, people and businesses may be less willing to make investments and spend on consumption, and this lower demand keeps them from bidding up prices.