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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): +0.3% in Nov 2019 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 3.5% in Nov 2019 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +266,000(p) in Nov 2019 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.07(p) in Nov 2019 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.4%(p) in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.7% in 3rd Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: -0.2%(r) in 3rd Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: -0.5% in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: -0.1% in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data

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December 2019 CPI data are scheduled to be released on January 14, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »

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CPI for all items increases 0.3% in November as shelter, energy indexes rise

12/11/2019

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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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 »

The Economics Daily

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Consumer prices increase 1.8 percent in the 12 months ending October 2019

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 »

Beyond the Numbers

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Improving the CPI physicians’ services index

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Price Index (CPI) for physicians services measures the change in prices for healthcare services provided by physicians in private practice. read more »