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The Economics Daily

The Economics Daily article image Consumer prices increase 1.0 percent in the 12 months ending July 2020

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.0 percent from July 2019 to July 2020. Prices for all items less food and energy increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. Food prices increased 4.1 percent over the last 12 months, with prices for food at home rising 4.6 percent. Despite increasing in July, energy prices fell 11.2 percent over the last 12 months. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review article image The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food price indexes and data collection

This article describes the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on price changes for food categories within the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics import/export price indexes, producer price indexes, and consumer price indexes. In addition, the article assesses the pandemic’s impact on price data collection efforts. Safety precautions established during the pandemic created data collection challenges for some price indexes more than others. read more »