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Consumer Price Index

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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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Latest Numbers


Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.3% in Jan 2024 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 3.7% in Jan 2024 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +353,000(p) in Jan 2024 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.19(p) in Jan 2024 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.3%(p) in Jan 2024 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.9% in 4th Qtr of 2023 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +3.2% in 4th Qtr of 2023 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: +0.8% in Jan 2024 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: +0.8% in Jan 2024 News Release Historical Data

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News Releases

CPI for all items rose 0.3% in January; shelter up


In January, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted, and rose 3.1 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.4 percent in January (SA); up 3.9 percent over the year (NSA).
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Next Release

February 2024 CPI data are scheduled to be released on March 12, 2024, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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The Economics Daily

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Will you be my valentine? A look at some February 14 staples

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you dressing up for the occasion? Prices for men’s suits, sportscoats, and outerwear were 5.3 percent lower in January 2024 than a year ago. Prices for women’s dresses were also lower, declining 1.7 percent over the year. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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A review of recent improvements to the CPI’s housing age-bias adjustment

This article describes the most recent changes to housing age-bias adjustment in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

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A Look at a Neat Industry: Distilleries

This Spotlight on Statistics reviews historical employment trends for distilleries and other components of the beverage manufacturing industry. Additionally, the Spotlight looks at trends in the number of establishments and wages for the distillery industry and compares them to trends among breweries and wineries. Finally, a look at consumer prices for distilled spirits is reviewed. read more »