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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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Consumer Price Index (CPI): -0.1% in Jun 2024 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 4.1% in Jun 2024 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +206,000(p) in Jun 2024 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.10(p) in Jun 2024 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.2%(p) in Jun 2024 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +1.2% in 1st Qtr of 2024 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +0.2%(r) in 1st Qtr of 2024 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: -0.4% in May 2024 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: -0.6% in May 2024 News Release Historical Data

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CPI for all items falls 0.1 percent in June; gasoline down

07/11/2024

In June, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers fell 0.1 percent, seasonally adjusted, and rose 3.0 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in June (SA); up 3.3 percent over the year (NSA).
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July 2024 CPI data are scheduled to be released on August 14, 2024, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Publications

Monthly Labor Review

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Examining U.S. inflation across households grouped by equivalized income

This article examines the level of homogeneity of inflation across the income distribution, grouping households by equivalized-income quintile. read more »

The Economics Daily

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Prices of dairy and related foods down 1.0 percent over the year ended May 2024

June is National Dairy Month, and it's no cowincidence that, just like every month, BLS has cowculated legendairy data. So caseus diem ("cheese the day", or let the cows "seize the hay") and celebrate the work of dairy farmers and manufacturers of dairy products. Speaking of consumer prices for dairy foods, data from the Consumer Price Index program show that prices for dairy and related food products decreased 1.0 percent over the year ended May 2024. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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A year in review: exploring consumer price trends in 2023

This Beyond the Numbers article examines trends for major CPI categories, such as food and beverages, energy, and all items less food and energy, in 2023. The article also highlights subcategories that made notable changes or had some effect on the major categories. read more »