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Consumer Price Index

CPI Additional Publications

The Economics Daily

The Economics Daily article image Consumer prices up 8.6 percent over year ended May 2022

From May 2021 to May 2022, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 8.6 percent, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending December 1981. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review article image PPI and CPI seasonal adjustment during the COVID-19 pandemic

The CPI and PPI mitigated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their seasonally adjusted price indexes. read more »

Beyond the Numbers

Beyond the Numbers article image Measuring consumer price change during economic downturns: a review of assumptions about consumer spending

During economic downturns, how do these measures help in analyzing price change, and what can we assume about consumption? This Beyond the Numbers article explores the final C-CPI-U during the Great Recession and the recession that occurred as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, the article evaluates consumer spending assumptions of the CPI-U and preliminary C-CPI-U during these recessionary periods to highlight challenges of lagged consumer spending data. read more »

Spotlight on Statistics

Spotlight on Statistics article image Industry on Tap: Wineries

This Spotlight on Statistics examines historical employment trends for wineries and other components of the beverage manufacturing industry. Additionally, the Spotlight looks at trends for wages, number of establishments, and consumer prices in the winery industry and compares them to trends among distilleries, breweries, and soft drink and ice manufacturing. Let's take a look. read more »