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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.

Notices

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Consumer Price Index (CPI): unchanged in Oct 2020 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 6.9% in Oct 2020 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +638,000(p) in Oct 2020 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.04(p) in Oct 2020 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.3%(p) in Oct 2020 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.5% in 3rd Qtr of 2020 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +4.9% in 3rd Qtr of 2020 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: -0.1% in Oct 2020 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: +0.2% in Oct 2020 News Release Historical Data

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News Releases

CPI for all items unchanged in October with component indexes mixed

11/12/2020

In October, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers was unchanged on a seasonally adjusted basis; rising 1.2 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in October (SA); up 1.6 percent over the year (NSA).
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Next Release

November 2020 CPI data are scheduled to be released on December 10, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Gobble Gobble, consumer prices for turkeys and other Thanksgiving favorites in November

Happy Thanksgiving! While many things may be different this year, some things remain staples. For this time of year, the staple is turkey and so we look at the consumer prices for turkeys and other Thanksgiving favorites. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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From the barrel to the pump: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on prices for petroleum products

This article details price movements for petroleum products in the context of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. read more »