CPI in May 2005
June 16, 2005
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1 percent in May 2005, following an increase of 0.5 percent in April.
Energy costs, which advanced sharply in each of the preceding three months, declined 2.0 percent in May. Within energy, the index for petroleum-based energy decreased 4.2 percent while the index for energy services increased 0.8 percent.
The index for food rose 0.1 percent, following a 0.7-percent increase in April. The index for all items less food and energy, which was virtually unchanged in April, increased 0.1 percent in May.
During the first five months of 2005, the CPI-U rose at a 3.7-percent seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). This compares with an increase of 3.3 percent for all of 2004.
For the 12 months ended in May 2005, the CPI-U rose 2.8 percent, as shown in the chart.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, CPI in May 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2005/jun/wk2/art04.htm (visited December 22, 2014).
Three recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.
Women veterans in the labor force examines the demographic, employment, and unemployment characteristics of women veterans.
BLS Statistics by Occupation provides an overview of occupational employment and wages with an emphasis on STEM jobs and occupational data by typical entry-level education required.