Consumer prices in November 2009

December 22, 2009

Over the last 12 months the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.8 percent before seasonal adjustment, the first positive 12-month change since February 2009.

Percent change for 12 months ended November 2009, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, not seasonally adjusted
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Over the past year, the food index has declined 0.7 percent. The food at home index has fallen 2.9 percent over the last 12 months, but the index for food away from home has risen 2.1 percent. The energy index has risen 7.4 percent over the past 12 months, with the gasoline index rising 23.6 percent.

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — November 2009" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL 09-1532.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices in November 2009 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/ted_20091222.htm (visited October 23, 2014).

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