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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas. Average price data for select utility, automotive fuel, and food items are also available.

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Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.1% in May 2019 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 3.6% in May 2019 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +75,000(p) in May 2019 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.06(p) in May 2019 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.1%(p) in May 2019 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.7% in 1st Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +3.4%(r) in 1st Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: -0.3% in May 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: -0.2% in May 2019 News Release Historical Data

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June 2019 CPI data are scheduled to be released on July 11, 2019, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »

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CPI for all items rises 0.1% in May as shelter, food indexes increase

06/12/2019

In May, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted; rising 1.8 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in May (SA); up 2.0 percent over the year (NSA).
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The Economics Daily

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Consumer prices up 1.8 percent over year ended May 2019

From May 2018 to May 2019, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 1.8 percent. Over that period, consumer prices for all items less food and energy rose 2.0 percent. Since June 2011, the over-the year percentage increase in prices for all items less food and energy ranged from 1.6 percent to 2.4 percent. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Improving the CPI physicians’ services index

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Price Index (CPI) for physicians services measures the change in prices for healthcare services provided by physicians in private practice. read more »