CPI Additional Publications

The Economics Daily

The Economics Daily article image Consumer prices up 2.5 percent over year ended April 2018

Over the 12 months from April 2017 to April 2018, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.5 percent, not seasonally adjusted. Prices for food increased 1.4 percent. Prices for energy increased 7.9 percent. Prices for all items less food and energy rose 2.1 percent. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review article image 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 »

Beyond the Numbers

Beyond the Numbers article image Arlington Memorial Bridge spans the decades as a study in long-term price change

This article examines the history of the Arlington Memorial Bridge and compares the original construction with a contemporary proposed rebuilding of it, which provides an interesting illustration of long-term price change in the United States, with the help of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data. read more »