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Consumer Price Index

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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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Latest Numbers


Consumer Price Index (CPI): +0.1% in Mar 2023 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 3.7% in Oct 2022 News Release Historical Data

Payroll Employment: +236,000(p) in Mar 2023 News Release Historical Data

Average Hourly Earnings: +$0.09(p) in Mar 2023 News Release Historical Data

Producer Price Index - Final Demand: -0.1%(p) in Feb 2023 News Release Historical Data

Employment Cost Index (ECI): +1.3% in 2nd Qtr of 2022 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +1.7%(r) in 4th Qtr of 2022 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: +1.1% in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: +1.2% in Jun 2021 News Release Historical Data

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News Releases

//CPI F5 Test 05262023// CPI for all items rises 0.8% in April; gasoline, shelter, food...


//CPI F5 Test 05262023// In September, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers rose 0.8 percent, seasonally adjusted, and rose 7.9 percent over the last 12 months, not seasonally adjusted. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.5 percent in February (SA); up 6.4 percent...
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Next Release

CPI data are scheduled to be released on Monday, May 29, 2023, at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time.
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