U.S. Consumer Price Index

The consumer price index (CPI) is an index of inflation or deflation that measures prices of consumer goods. It is published monthly by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The figure released each month is the amount in percent that prices have risen or fallen compared to prices one year ago. CreditPulse tracks the CPI-U for All Urban Consumers. Currently, the CPI stands at 2.8%. Core inflation is 2.2%. CPI data for June 2018 will be released July 12th. 

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Core inflation, the CPI less food and energy, jumped over the Fed's 2.0 percent threshold to 2.1 percent, led by an increase in motor vehicle insurance.

Consumer prices rose 2.4% in March from a year earlier, according to the Labor Department, which released its monthly Consumer Price Index (CPI) figures earlier today.  Just as important was a rise in core inflation, overall inflation less the more volatile food and energy prices, which increased to 2.1%.


In the surest sign in months that inflation is on the rise, U.S. consumer prices including food and energy increased for the fourth consecutive month to 0.7%. 

U.S. consumer prices, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose to 0.7% in December 2015 on a seasonally adjusted basis from a year earlier, according to data released yesterday by the U.S. Department of Labor.