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): +0.3% in Jul 2019
Unemployment Rate: 3.7% in Jul 2019
Payroll Employment: +164,000(p) in Jul 2019
Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.08(p) in Jul 2019
Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.2%(p) in Jul 2019
Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.6% in 2nd Qtr of 2019
Productivity: +2.3% in 2nd Qtr of 2019
U.S. Import Price Index: +0.2% in Jul 2019
U.S. Export Price Index: +0.2% in Jul 2019read more »
Next ReleaseAugust 2019 CPI data are scheduled to be released on September 12, 2019, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »
In July, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.3 percent,
seasonally adjusted; rising 1.8 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted.
The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in July (SA); up 2.2
percent over the year (NSA).
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Whether you are cooking at home or eating out, keeping an eye on food prices helps us maintain our household budget. For the year ended July 2019, prices for food at home increased 0.6 percent, while prices for food away from home increased 3.2 percent. This compared with an increase of 1.8 percent for all items over that period. read more »
This article describes the Consumer Price Index program’s research and decision to lengthen sample rotation cycles for hospitals and utility companies. read more »