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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): +0.1% in Jan 2020 News Release Historical Data

Unemployment Rate: 3.6% in Jan 2020 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): +0.8% in 3rd Qtr of 2018 News Release Historical Data

Productivity: +1.2%(r) in 4th Qtr of 2019 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Import Price Index: -1.1% in Aug 2018 News Release Historical Data

U.S. Export Price Index: +0.2% in Aug 2018 News Release Historical Data

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Next Release

Next CPI data are scheduled to be released on March 25, 2020, at 8:30 A.M. read more »

News Releases

//CPI JTS Testing 06112020// CPI News Release

06/11/2020

//CPI JTS Testing 06112020// CPI for All Urban Consumers declined 0.2 percent in May after 0.1.
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Publications

The Economics Daily

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Consumer price changes in major metro areas, Summer 2018 to Summer 2019

From August 2018 to August 2019, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 1.7 percent. Among major metro areas, prices increased 3.0 percent over the last 12 months in Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California and rose 0.7 percent in urban Alaska during the same period. 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 »