This BLS government app shows how the value of the US dollar has changed between any two dates from 1913 to 2015. It uses data published on January 20, 2016 and covers through December 2015. The next US inflation update happens on February 19, 2016. It will include inflation data through January 2016.
U.S. inflation declined in December as energy and food prices retreated for a second month in row, a Labor Department report showed Wednesday, January 20, 2016.
In the longer haul, the rate of inflation climbed in 2015 but at the slowest pace in over 50 years. Continue reading US Inflation in 2015 Second Lowest in 50 Years
U.S. inflation flattened in November, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Tuesday, December 15, 2015.
Cost increases in areas like shelter, healthcare and transportation were offset by reductions in energy and food prices, the report shows. Continue reading US Inflation Flat in November, Up 0.5% Annually
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
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 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
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
The annual U.S. inflation rate ticked higher for the first time this year as consumer prices rose in June for a fifth consecutive month, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Friday, July 17, 2015.
Inflation gains were mostly broad-based, from energy, to food, to shelter and to new vehicles. Continue reading Annual Rate of Inflation Rises for First Time in 2015
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
U.S. inflation figures in April held at least one small surprise, the core rate which discounts food and energy costs rose by the biggest amount in more than two years, picking up mainly on housing and healthcare costs.
Conversely, inflation on an annual basis marked its largest decline in over five years, and only its third retreat since 2009. Continue reading Core US Inflation in April Posts Biggest Gain in 2 Years
U.S. inflation kept to its more usual course in March, rising for a second month in a row following three straight months of less than typical declines.
Not keeping to their norm, however, overall food prices fell negative for the first time since May 2013. Gains in gasoline and shelter prices more than Continue reading US Inflation in March Gains for Second Month