November 19, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

CPI in October 2009

Percent change for 12 months ended October 2009, Consumer Price Index for All Urban onsumers, not seasonally adjusted
Index Percent change

All items

-0.2

Food

-0.6

Energy

-14.0

New vehicles

3.8

Apparel

1.4

Shelter

0.7

Transportation services

2.7

Medical care services

3.2

These data featured in the TED article, CPI in October 2009.