Consumer prices in February 2011
March 21, 2011
Over the last 12 months, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The 11.0-percent February 2010 to February 2011 increase in the energy index is the largest since May 2010. The index for gasoline, a subset of the energy index, has risen 19.2 percent during that time.
The 2.3-percent rise in the food index is the largest since May 2009. Over the past 12 months, the index for food at home has risen 2.8 percent while the food away from home index has risen 1.6 percent.
The 12-month increase in the index for all items less food and energy reached 1.1 percent in February after being as low as 0.6 percent in October 2010. The indexes for airline fares, medical care, new vehicles, and used cars and trucks were among the indexes that increased over that span; indexes that declined include household furnishings and operations, apparel, and recreation.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices in February 2011 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110321.htm (visited July 26, 2017).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employer-sponsored healthcare coverage across wage groups
A look at the relationship between employee wages and access to, participation in, and costs of employer-sponsored medical, dental, and vision care benefit plans.
Sports and Exercise
A look at participation and time spent in sports and exercise activities.
Women at Work
A look at women's labor force participation and earnings, how women spend their time and money, the nature of fatal work injuries, and labor force projections for the future.
STEM occupations: past, present, and future
A look at employment and wages in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics occupations.