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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): +0.4% in Mar 2019 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 3.8% in Mar 2019 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +196,000(p) in Mar 2019 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.04(p) in Mar 2019 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.6%(p) in Mar 2019 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.7% in 4th Qtr of 2018 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +1.9% in 4th Qtr of 2018 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: +0.6% in Mar 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: +0.7% in Mar 2019 News Release Historical Data

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April 2019 CPI data are scheduled to be released on May 10, 2019, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »

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CPI for all items increases 0.4% in March as gasoline, shelter, food indexes rise

04/10/2019

In March, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted; rising 1.9 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in March (SA); up 2.0 percent over the year (NSA).
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The Economics Daily

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Consumer price changes for home furnishings and household goods and services

Spring has finally arrived and it's the perfect time for spring cleaning, trying out your green thumb, or starting a home improvement project. Let's take a look at consumer prices for items or services you may buy when updating your home. The price of dishes and flatware fell 10.7 percent over the 12-months ending March 2019 while prices for major appliances increased 8.8 percent during this same period. 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 »