CPI up 0.1 percent in May
June 15, 2000
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U rose 0.1 percent in May after registering no change in April. For the 12-month period ended in May, the unadjusted CPI-U increased 3.2 percent.
The food index, which rose 0.1 percent in April, advanced 0.5 percent in May, its largest monthly increase since a 0.6 percent rise in October 1998. The index for food at home, which was unchanged in April, increased 0.7 percent in May with each of the major food at home groups except dairy products contributing.
In May, the energy index declined 1.9 percent, the same as in April. The index for petroleum- based energy fell 3.4 percent in May, and the index for energy services declined 0.1 percent. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U rose 0.2 percent in May, the same as in April.
These data are a product of the BLS Consumer Price Index program.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, CPI up 0.1 percent in May on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/jun/wk2/art04.htm (visited May 02, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.