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Consumer Price Index

CPI Additional Publications

The Economics Daily

The Economics Daily article image Candy and chewing gum prices up 7.5 percent from September 2022 to September 2023

Today is Halloween, a day often associated with pumpkin carving and treats for kids. Stories about the origins of trick-or-treating vary, but going door to door collecting individually-wrapped pieces of candy and chewing gum grew in popularity during the 1950s. Let’s travel back through the Consumer Price Index (CPI) eyeing this sweet, less spooky, side of Halloween. read more »

Handbook Of Methods

Handbook Of Methods article image Consumer Price Index Presentation

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Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review article image A review of recent improvements to the CPI’s housing age-bias adjustment

This article describes the most recent changes to housing age-bias adjustment in the Consumer Price Index (CPI). read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

Spotlight on Statistics article image A Look at a Neat Industry: Distilleries

This Spotlight on Statistics reviews historical employment trends for distilleries and other components of the beverage manufacturing industry. Additionally, the Spotlight looks at trends in the number of establishments and wages for the distillery industry and compares them to trends among breweries and wineries. Finally, a look at consumer prices for distilled spirits is reviewed. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

Beyond the Numbers article image Getting less for the same price? Explore how the CPI measures “shrinkflation” and its impact on inflation

This Beyond the Numbers article examines product upsizing and downsizing and explores how these concepts affect measurements in the CPI. Read on to find out more about how the CPI captures these changes, which types of products experienced the most change between 2015-2021, and its impact on inflation. read more »