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CPI rose 2.5 percent over the 12 months ending January 2017 


February 17, 2017
From January 2016 to January 2017, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) all items index rose 2.5 percent, the largest 12-month increase since March 2012. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.3 percent over the past 12 months, and the energy index increased 10.8 percent, its largest 12-month increase since November 2011. In contrast, the food index declined 0.2 percent over the last 12 months. Full Text »
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