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 Aug 2019
Unemployment Rate: 3.7% in Aug 2019
Payroll Employment: +130,000(p) in Aug 2019
Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.11(p) in Aug 2019
Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.1%(p) in Aug 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: -0.5% in Aug 2019
U.S. Export Price Index: -0.6% in Aug 2019read more »
Next ReleaseSeptember 2019 CPI data are scheduled to be released on October 10, 2019, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »
In August, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.1 percent,
seasonally adjusted; rising 1.7 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted.
The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in August (SA);
up 2.4 percent over the year (NSA).
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From August 2018 to August 2019, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 1.7 percent. Among major metro areas, prices increased 3.0 percent over the last 12 months in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California and rose 0.7 percent in urban Alaska during the same 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 »