Consumer Prices in May 2010
June 22, 2010
Over the last 12 months, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.0 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The food index has risen 0.7 percent over the last 12 months. The index for food at home rose 0.3 percent during that period, and the index for food away from home rose 1.1 percent.
The energy index has risen 14.7 percent over the last 12 months. All components of the energy index increased during that period, including a 27.0-percent increase in the gasoline index.
The index for all items less food and energy has risen 0.9 percent over the last 12 months, well below the 2.0-percent average annual increase over the past 10 years.
The indexes for shelter (-0.7 percent) and apparel (-0.6 percent) have both declined over the past 12 months.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer Prices in May 2010 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100622.htm (visited October 21, 2018).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- A Look at Contingent Workers
Examines people who do not expect their jobs to last or who report that their jobs are temporary.
Race, Economics, and Social Status
Examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore social and economic factors by race and ethnicity.
African Americans in the U.S. Labor Force
A look at employment and unemployment trends of African Americans from 1972 to 2016 and projected to 2026.
Industry on Tap: Breweries
A look at employment, wages, and job safety in breweries and producer prices for beer.