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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): +0.4% in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 3.5% in Nov 2019 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +266,000(p) in Nov 2019 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.07(p) in Nov 2019 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: +0.4%(p) in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +0.7% in 3rd Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: -0.3% in 3rd Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: -0.5% in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: -0.1% in Oct 2019 News Release Historical Data

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November 2019 CPI data are scheduled to be released on December 11, 2019, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time. read more »

News Releases

CPI for all items increases 0.4% in October as energy, medical care indexes rise

11/13/2019

In October, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.4 percent seasonally adjusted; rising 1.8 percent over the year, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in October (SA); up 2.3 percent over the year (NSA).
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The Economics Daily

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Consumer Price Index increased 1.7 percent for year ending September 2019

From September 2018 to September 2019, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 1.7 percent, the same increase as for the 12 months ending in August 2019. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Reduced sample rotation frequency in hospitals and household utilities

This article describes the Consumer Price Index program’s research and decision to lengthen sample rotation cycles for hospitals and utility companies. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

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Improving the CPI physicians’ services index

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Consumer Price Index (CPI) for physicians services measures the change in prices for healthcare services provided by physicians in private practice. read more »