Consumer prices increase 1.6 percent in 12 months
February 18, 2011
Over the last 12 months, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.6 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The food index has risen 1.8 percent with the food at home index up 2.1 percent over the last 12 months; both 12-month changes are the highest since 2009. The index for food away from home has risen 1.5 percent over that same period.
The energy index has increased 7.3 percent over the last 12 months, with the gasoline index up 13.4 percent. The index for natural gas has declined 6.4 percent over that same period.
Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.0 percent. The shelter index has gone up 0.6 percent over that time period with the rent index up 1.0 percent. The index for airline fares has risen 9.8 percent and the indexes for medical care, for used cars and trucks, and for tobacco also increased. The apparel index is unchanged from a year ago, while the indexes for household furnishings and operations and for recreation have declined.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices increase 1.6 percent in 12 months on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2011/ted_20110218.htm (visited December 06, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Workplace injuries and illnesses and employer costs for workers’ compensation
Workplace injury and illness data and the costs to employers for workers’ compensation in natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations.
A look at the future of the U.S. labor force to 2060
Projected long-term trends in the growth, size, and composition of the labor force.
Union membership in the United States
Historical trends in union membership among employed wage and salary workers; union membership by a variety of demographic characteristics.
A look at healthcare spending, employment, pay, benefits, and prices
Spending on healthcare, current and projected employment in the industry, employer-provided healthcare benefits, healthcare prices, and pay for workers in healthcare occupations.
Self-employment in the United States
Trends in self-employment by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, including both the unincorporated and the incorporated self-employed, as well as data on paid employees who work for the self-employed.