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Consumer prices up 1.6 percent over 12 months ending January 2019 

February 19, 2019
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI–U) increased 1.6 percent for the 12 months ending January, the smallest increase since the period ending June 2017. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent over the last 12 months. The food index rose 1.6 percent over the past year, while the energy index declined 4.8 percent. Full Text »
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