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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 ›

Real Rents Continue to Rise

In December, consumer prices increased by 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Over the past twelve months, prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 1.5% before seasonal adjustments. Month-over-month increases in the shelter and energy were major drivers. The energy price index increased by 2.1% month-over-month after… Read More ›

Real Rents Up 1.2% Over Last Year

In September, consumer prices rose by 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Over the past twelve months, prices on expenditures made by urban consumers increased 1.2% before seasonal adjustments. Data collection for the estimates occurred prior to the government shutdown; however the release of data was delayed by… Read More ›

Rental Price Growth Continues to Exceed General Inflation

Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that consumer prices rose by 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted month-over-month basis in July. In June, the Consumer Price Index – Urban Consumer (CPI) increased by 0.5% month-over-month. Over the past twelve months, prices on expenditures made by urban consumers (as opposed to expenditures made by wage earners), grew by a… Read More ›

Consumer Prices Rise, But Real Rental Prices Unchanged

The Consumer Price Index – Urban Consumer (CPI), rose by a month-over-month seasonally adjusted rate of 0.5% in June. Following two months of falling prices, June marks the second consecutive month that consumer prices have risen. Over the past twelve months, consumer prices have risen by a not seasonally adjusted rate of 1.8%. Growth in core CPI, which excludes the… Read More ›

BLS: Consumer Prices Rise Modestly

Urban consumers experienced a slightly higher overall price increase in May. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, (BLS), the Consumer Price Index – Urban Consumer (CPI) rose by 0.1% on a seasonally adjusted month-to-month basis. Over the past twelve months, CPI has risen by 1.4% on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Energy prices, which often contribute to the monthly… Read More ›

Rental Price Growth Continues to Exceed Overall Inflation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that its measure of consumer prices declined in April. According to the Consumer Price Index – Urban Consumer (CPI), prices faced by consumers declined by 0.4% on a month-over-month seasonally adjusted basis. This is the second consecutive monthly decline for the index. In March, consumer prices fell by 0.2%. Consumer prices have experienced three… Read More ›

Consumer Prices Fall on Lower Gas Prices

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the Consumer Price Index – Urban Consumer (CPI-U) fell by 0.2% on a seasonally adjusted monthly basis in March. The last month-over-month decline in the CPI-U occurred in November 2012, when prices also fell by 0.2%. According to this month’s release, the monthly decline in the CPI-U largely reflected a decrease in… Read More ›

CPI Up on Gasoline, Real Rental Prices Also Rise

After two months of no change, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose by 0.7% in February. According to the release, energy prices accounted for much of the increase in the CPI-U. In February, energy prices rose by 5.4%, reversing three consecutive month-over-month declines. Gasoline prices rose by 9.1% while fuel oil, which is a component of housing… Read More ›