Consumer prices inch up in August
September 19, 2001
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.1 percent in August, following a 0.3-percent decline in July.
The energy index declined for the third consecutive month—down 1.9-percent in August, following a 5.6-percent drop in July. In August, the index for petroleum-based energy declined 2.4 percent and the index for energy services fell 1.4 percent. The food index, which increased 0.3 percent in July, rose 0.2 percent in August. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U rose 0.2 percent, the same as in July.
For the 12-month period ended in August 2001, the CPI-U increased 2.7 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices inch up in August on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/sept/wk3/art03.htm (visited May 05, 2015).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
New estimates of personal taxes in Consumer Expenditure Survey
In 2013, the Consumer Expenditure Survey improved its personal tax data.
Trends in long-term unemployment
Long-term unemployment reached historically high levels following the recession of 2007–2009.
Housing: before, during, and after the Great Recession
looks at consumer expenditures on household items, employment in residential construction, prices for household items, and injuries in occupations involved in building and maintaining our homes.