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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 Apr 2019 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 3.6% in Apr 2019 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +263,000(p) in Apr 2019 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.06(p) in Apr 2019 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.2%(p) in Apr 2019 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.7% in 1st Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +3.6% in 1st Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: +0.2% in Apr 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: +0.2% in Apr 2019 News Release Historical Data

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May 2019 CPI data are scheduled to be released on June 12, 2019, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »

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CPI for all items rises 0.3% in April as gasoline, shelter indexes increase

05/10/2019

In April, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.3 percent, seasonally adjusted; rising 2.0 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in April (SA); up 2.1 percent over the year (NSA).
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The Economics Daily

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Consumer Price Index increased 2.0 percent for year ending April 2019

From April 2018 to April 2019, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.0 percent, the largest over-the-year increase since the 12 months ending November 2018. 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 »