WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) – (This Nov. 14 story has been corrected to change the first-class mail volume figure to say 46 billion, not 46 million, in paragraph 5)
The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday reported a $6.5 billion net loss for the 12 months ending Sept. 30 and said it will not breakeven next year as first-class mail fell to the lowest volume since 1968.
The Postal Service said revenue fell 0.4% to $78.2 billion results. U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy said the loss includes $2.6 billion in inflation costs “above what we projected and what we were able to recover… We are not happy with this result.”