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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): +0.6% in Jun 2020 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 10.2% in Jul 2020 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +1,763,000(p) in Jul 2020 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.07(p) in Jul 2020 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: -0.2%(p) in Jun 2020 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.5% in 2nd Qtr of 2020 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: -0.9%(r) in 1st Qtr of 2020 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: +1.4% in Jun 2020 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: +1.4% in Jun 2020 News Release Historical Data

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July 2020 CPI data are scheduled to be released on August 12, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »

News Releases

CPI for all items rises 0.6% in June as gasoline index rebounds, food indexes increase

07/14/2020

In June, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.6 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis; rising 0.6 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in June (SA); up 1.2 percent over the year (NSA).
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The Economics Daily

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Consumer prices increased 0.6 percent for the year ended June 2020

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.6 percent from June 2019 to June 2020. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Inflation expectations and inflation realities: a comparison of the Treasury Breakeven Inflation curve and the Consumer Price Index before, during, and after the Great Recession

This article examines the extent to which market-based inflation expectations overshot or undershot actual inflation before, during, and after the Great Recession of 2007–09. read more »