US Inflation Over Time


This BLS government app shows how the value of the US dollar has changed between any two dates from 1913 to 2016. It uses data released on November 17, 2016 and covers through October 2016. The next US inflation update happens on December 15, 2016. It will include inflation data through November 2016.


US Inflation Climbs in October After Two Monthly Declines

U.S. inflation rose in October for the first time since July, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Tuesday, November 17, 2015.

Increases happened as medical care and shelter costs continued to rise, as did food prices. The cost of gasoline also ticked higher after plunging the two previous months. Continue reading US Inflation Climbs in October After Two Monthly Declines

US Inflation Drops to Zero in 12-Months Ended September

U.S. inflation fell for the second consecutive month in September, driven down by plunging gasoline prices even as the cost of food continued to rise. On the other hand, core inflation, which strips out food and energy prices, advanced more than expected.

In September, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped 0.2% after falling 0.1% in August, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Thursday, October 15. Continue reading US Inflation Drops to Zero in 12-Months Ended September

Inflation in August Marks First Monthly Decline in 2015

Inflation declined in August for the first time since January yet remained at the same level over the past year, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

Decreases for the month came as the cost of gasoline cheapened along with other items like airline fares, household furnishings and operations, recreation, and used cars and trucks. Continue reading Inflation in August Marks First Monthly Decline in 2015

US Inflation Edges Higher in 12-Months Ended July

U.S. inflation in July picked up for a sixth month in a row yet was well lower than the prior two months, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

Inflation gains concentrated around food, energy, shelter, clothing and medical care, with U.S. consumers catching some pricing breaks on vehicles and transportation. Continue reading US Inflation Edges Higher in 12-Months Ended July

US Inflation in May Jumps with Gas Prices

U.S. inflation data for May shows sharply higher energy costs accounted for a big part of increasing consumer prices, which posted their biggest monthly gain since February 2013, yet they are lower than a year ago and that helped hold annual inflation in place.

In May, the Consumer Price Index, or CPI, rushed 0.4% higher after an increase of 0.1% in April Continue reading US Inflation in May Jumps with Gas Prices

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