Consumer Price Index

CPI Additional Publications

The Economics Daily

The Economics Daily article image Food for thought: changes in consumer prices for food at home and away from home

Whether you are cooking at home or eating out, keeping an eye on food prices helps us maintain our household budget. For the year ended July 2019, prices for food at home increased 0.6 percent, while prices for food away from home increased 3.2 percent. This compared with an increase of 1.8 percent for all items over that period. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

Monthly Labor Review article image 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

Beyond the Numbers article image 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 »