June 17, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Consumer Price Index increases 3.6 percent in 12 months

Percent change for 12 months ended May 2011, Consumer Price Index for All Urban consumers, not seasonally adjusted
Index Percent change

All items

3.6

Food

3.5

Energy

21.5

New vehicles

3.4

Used cars and trucks

4.1

Apparel

1.0

Shelter

1.1

Transportation services

3.3

Medical care services

3.0

These data are featured in the TED article, Consumer Price Index increases 3.6 percent in 12 months.