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Consumer Price Index

CPI Additional Publications

The Economics Daily

The Economics Daily article image Consumer prices up 7.7 percent over year ended October 2022

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 7.7 percent from October 2021 to October 2022. The increase of 7.7 percent from October 2021 to October 2022 was the smallest 12-month advance since January 2022. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

Beyond the Numbers article image Exploring price increases in 2021 and previous periods of inflation

Measures of price change in the U.S. recently experienced the largest period of inflation since 2008. Ongoing complications of the coronavirus pandemic contributed to this. In 2021, a semiconductor shortage caused decreased production in a variety of industries. Port congestion resulted in product delivery delays and to substantial supply shortfalls, causing upward price pressure. To gain perspective on recent trends, this article turns to past periods of high inflation. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

Spotlight on Statistics article image Housing Leases in the U.S. Rental Market

According to the 2019 American Community Survey, more than 44 million households in the United States are renters. Renting a home can provide flexibility for those who might expect to move in the near future. Owners of rental properties may require tenants to sign a lease to rent a housing unit. Leases commonly define how long the tenant can occupy the unit, how much rent is due each month, and any penalties for late payments or terminating a lease early. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review article image PPI and CPI seasonal adjustment during the COVID-19 pandemic

The CPI and PPI mitigated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their seasonally adjusted price indexes. read more »