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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 ›

Consumer Prices Decline On Falling Energy Costs; Gas Prices Fall but Household Energy Increases

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has reported that its Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers, CPI-U, declined on a monthly seasonally adjusted basis of 0.3% in the month of November. This is the first decline for the headline index since May 2012. The decline in the CPI-U largely reflects a steep fall in energy prices, which fell by 4.1%… Read More ›

CPI Rises on Surging Gasoline Prices

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) jumped 0.6 percent on a month-to-month basis in August 2012. This ended a four-month streak in which the CPI-U was either unchanged or declined, plus it also marked the largest percentage change in overall consumer price levels since mid-2009. Energy prices accounted for the bulk… Read More ›

CPI Mostly Unchanged for Second Month in a Row

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) held steady in July. Overall, the CPI-U has remained either unchanged or declined in each of the last four months. Energy prices slipped 0.3% in July, putting more downward pressure on topline CPI.  The next couple of months of readings on overall CPI will… Read More ›

CPI Holds Steady in June

For the second time in three months, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) remained unchanged from the prior month’s reading. Once again, energy prices weighed on topline CPI as the energy index fell for the third month in a row, contracting 1.4% from May 2012 and 3.9% versus June 2011. Gasoline prices fell throughout the month of… Read More ›

Sharp Decline in Energy Prices Pushes CPI Lower

Today’s release for the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) showed a 0.3% decline between April and May 2012. The energy index accounted for most of the drag on topline CPI last month, falling an additional 4.3% after a 1.7% drop in April. The latest decline represented the largest percentage contraction in the energy index since December 2008—a… Read More ›