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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): unchanged in Nov 2018 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 3.7% in Nov 2018 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +155,000(p) in Nov 2018 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.06(p) in Nov 2018 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.1%(p) in Nov 2018 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.8% in 3rd Qtr of 2018 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +2.3%(r) in 3rd Qtr of 2018 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: -1.6% in Nov 2018 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: -0.9% in Nov 2018 News Release Historical Data

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December 2018 CPI data are scheduled to be released on January 11, 2019, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »

News Releases

CPI for all items unchanged in November as gasoline falls, shelter and food rise

12/12/2018

In November, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged on a seasonally adjusted basis; rising 2.2 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in November (SA); up 2.2 percent over the year (NSA).
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The Economics Daily

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Consumer prices up 2.2 percent over 12 months ended November 2018

From November 2017 to November 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.2 percent, the same as the increase for the year ending November 2017. Over the year ending November 2018, energy prices rose 3.1 percent, the smallest 12-month increase since the year ending June 2017. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Improving initial estimates of the Chained Consumer Price Index

An examination of the reasoning underlying the most recent update to the formula used to produce the preliminary Chained Consumer Price Index. read more »