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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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  • Chained CPI-U index for new vehicles began publication on October 11, 2018 Read More »

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Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.1% in Sep 2018 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 3.7% in Sep 2018 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +134,000(p) in Sep 2018 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.08(p) in Sep 2018 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.2%(p) in Sep 2018 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.6% in 2nd Qtr of 2018 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +2.9% in 2nd Qtr of 2018 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: +0.5% in Sep 2018 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: unchanged in Sep 2018 News Release Historical Data

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Next Release

October 2018 CPI data are scheduled to be released on November 14, 2018, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »

News Releases

CPI for all items rises 0.1% in September as shelter index continues to rise

10/11/2018

In September, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.1 percent seasonally adjusted; rising 2.3 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in September (SA); up 2.2 percent over the year (NSA).
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The Economics Daily

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Consumer prices up 2.3 percent over year ended September 2018

Over the 12 months from September 2017 to September 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.3 percent, not seasonally adjusted. The September increase was smaller than the 2.7 percent increase for the 12 months ending August 2018. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Improving initial estimates of the Chained Consumer Price Index

An examination of the reasoning underlying the most recent update to the formula used to produce the preliminary Chained Consumer Price Index. read more »