CPI in October 2009
November 19, 2009
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.2 percent over the 12 months ending in October, on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
Over the past 12 months, the energy index has fallen 14.0 percent with the gasoline index declining 17.9 percent. Over the same period, the food index has declined 0.6 percent with the food at home index down 2.8 percent.
In contrast to these decreases, the all items less food and energy index increased 1.7 percent in the 12 months ending in October 2009. Contributing to the increase were advances in the new vehicles, transportation services, and medical care services indexes.
These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — October 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 09-1401.
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