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 Nov 2019
Unemployment Rate: 3.5% in Nov 2019
Payroll Employment: +266,000(p) in Nov 2019
Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.07(p) in Nov 2019
Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.4%(p) in Oct 2019
Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.7% in 3rd Qtr of 2019
Productivity: -0.2%(r) in 3rd Qtr of 2019
U.S. Import Price Index: -0.5% in Oct 2019
U.S. Export Price Index: -0.1% in Oct 2019read more »
Next ReleaseDecember 2019 CPI data are scheduled to be released on January 14, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »
In November, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.3 percent
seasonally adjusted; rising 2.1 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted.
The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in November (SA);
up 2.3 percent over the year (NSA).
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Consumer prices for all items increased 1.8 percent for the 12 months ending October 2019. Prices for all items less food and energy rose 2.3 percent over the last 12 months. Food prices rose 2.1 percent, while energy prices declined 4.2 percent over the last year despite increasing in October. Prices for services less energy services increased 3.0 percent over the same period. read more »