Consumer prices increase 0.4 percent in May
June 18, 2001
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in May, following a 0.3-percent increase in April.
The energy index, which increased 1.8 percent in April, rose 3.1 percent in May, accounting for about two-thirds of the overall May CPI advance. The index for petroleum-based energy increased 5.6 percent and the index for energy services rose 0.6 percent. The food index increased 0.3 percent in May, following a 0.1-percent rise in April. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U rose 0.1 percent in May, its smallest monthly increase since December 2000.
During the first five months of 2001, the CPI-U rose at a 4.0 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). This compares with an increase of 3.4 percent for all of 2000. The index for energy, which registered double-digit increases in both 1999 and 2000, continued this pattern during the first five months of 2001, increasing at a 16.3-percent SAAR.
For the 12-month period ended in May 2001, the CPI-U increased 3.6 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices increase 0.4 percent in May on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/june/wk3/art01.htm (visited December 08, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
Spending on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Self-employment in the United States
Trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.