Consumer Prices in September 2010

October 19, 2010

Over the last 12 months, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Percent change for 12 months ended September 2010, Consumer Price Index for All Urban consumers, not seasonally adjusted
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The food index rose 1.4 percent over the last 12 months, with both the food at home index and food away from home index rising the same 1.4 percent. The energy index rose 3.8 percent over the last year, with gasoline up 5.1 percent.

Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy rose 0.8 percent, the lowest 12-month increase since March 1961. The index for education has increased 4.0 percent with the index for college tuition and fees up 4.4 percent. The index for used cars and trucks has risen 12.9 percent over the past year, with the indexes for new vehicles index up 2.1 percent and for airline fares up 6.1 percent. The medical care index has increased 3.4 percent.

In contrast to these increases, the index for shelter has fallen 0.4 percent and the indexes for apparel, recreation, household furnishings and operations, and communication have also declined.

These data come from the BLS Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — September 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1426.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Consumer Prices in September 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101019.htm (visited July 22, 2014).

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