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Energy Prices Continue to Fall

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that in October that the consumer price index was unchanged on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis. Over the past twelve months, prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 1.7% before seasonal adjustments. The relatively modest growth over the last twelve months in the broader measure of consumer prices masks greater volatility in… Read More ›

Rents Outpace Growth in Consumer Prices

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased over the last twelve months by 1.7% before seasonal adjustments. Consumer prices increased in September by 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis. Modest and consistent gains in the consumer price index (CPI) mask greater volatility in energy, food, and shelter prices. The… Read More ›

Rents Increase as the Consumer Price Index Falls

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that consumer prices decreased for the first time since April 2013. On a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis prices decreased 0.2% in August. Over the past twelve months, prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 1.7% before seasonal adjustments. In spite of the month-over-month decline in the consumer price index, the shelter index… Read More ›

Food and Shelter Prices Rise in July

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that consumer prices increased slightly in July by 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis. This represents the smallest month-over-month increase since February. Over the past twelve months, prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 2.0% before seasonal adjustments. The energy price index decreased 0.3% month-over-month in July following a large 1.6%… Read More ›

Gasoline Pushes Consumer Prices Higher in June

According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) press release, consumer prices increased in June 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis. Over the past twelve months, prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 2.1% before seasonal adjustments. The month-over-month increase in the all items index was driven by a large 3.3% increase in the gasoline index. The… Read More ›

Consumer Prices Increase Broadly in May

Consumer prices in May experienced the largest monthly increase since February 2013. According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), consumer prices increased 0.4% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis. Year-over-year, before seasonal adjustments, prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 2.1%. The increase was broad, affecting many items found in the consumer basket such as… Read More ›

Food, Energy, and Shelter Prices Rise in April

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that consumer prices increased by 0.3% in April after a 0.2% increase in March. Over the past twelve months, prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 2.0% before seasonal adjustments. This is the largest twelve month increase since July of last year. Indexes for food, energy, and shelter all rose in April…. Read More ›

Natural Gas Prices Increase Sharply in March

Over the past 12 months, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 1.5% before seasonal adjustments. Consumer prices increased in March by 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis. Two important components of the residential utility bill (natural gas and electricity) increased in March. The natural gas index, a… Read More ›

Consumer Prices Edge Up

According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 1.1% before seasonal adjustments over the past twelve months. Consumer prices increased in February by 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis. The Core CPI, which excludes more volatile food and energy prices, rose by 0.1% month-over-month. Over the past twelve… Read More ›

Natural Gas and Electricity Prices Increase Sharply in January

According to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), consumer prices increased in January slightly by 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis. Over the past twelve months, prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 1.6% before seasonal adjustments. The month-over-month increase in the all items index was driven by a 0.6% increase in the energy price… Read More ›