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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Indexes are available for the U.S. and various geographic areas. Average price data for select utility, automotive fuel, and food items are also available.

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Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.1% in Feb 2020 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 4.4% in Mar 2020 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: -701,000(p) in Mar 2020 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.11(p) in Mar 2020 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: -0.6%(p) in Feb 2020 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.7% in 4th Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +1.2%(r) in 4th Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: -0.5% in Feb 2020 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: -1.1% in Feb 2020 News Release Historical Data

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March 2020 CPI data are scheduled to be released on April 10, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »

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CPI for all items up 0.1% in February as shelter, food increases outweigh energy decline

03/11/2020

In February, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.1 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis; rising 2.3 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in February (SA); up 2.4 percent over the year (NSA).
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The Economics Daily

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Consumer prices increase 2.3 percent for year ending February 2020

From February 2019 to February 2020, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.3 percent, a smaller increase than the 2.5-percent increase for the year ending January 2020. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Inflation expectations and inflation realities: a comparison of the Treasury Breakeven Inflation curve and the Consumer Price Index before, during, and after the Great Recession

This article examines the extent to which market-based inflation expectations overshot or undershot actual inflation before, during, and after the Great Recession of 2007–09. read more »