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 2015. It uses data published on Feb. 26, 2015 and covers through January 2015. The next US inflation update happens on Mar. 24. It will include inflation data through February 2015.


US Inflation Falls for First Time Since 2009

U.S. consumer prices in January declined for a third month in a row, and by the biggest amount during a month in six years. In another multi-year event, inflation over the past 12 months went negative for the first time in over five years.

Falling energy prices was overwhelmingly the cause of the decline, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Thursday, February 26, 2015. Continue reading US Inflation Falls for First Time Since 2009

October 2014 US Inflation

Consumer price inflation in the United States was unchanged in October as lower energy prices kept other advancing items in check, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Thursday, November 20, 2014.

By comparison, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) edged up 0.1% in September. The level economists had forecast for last month was a decline of 0.1%, according to most news outlets. Continue reading October 2014 US Inflation

September 2014 US Inflation

U.S. consumer prices turned higher in September after dipping in August for the first time in 16 months. Shelter, medical care and food prices led gains while falling energy expenses helped in keeping overall consumer prices in check.

The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in September after decreasing 0.2% in the prior month, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Wednesday, October 22, 2014. Continue reading September 2014 US Inflation

August 2014 US Inflation

U.S. consumer prices in August declined for the first time since April 2013 as increased food costs were offset by sharply lower gasoline prices, data released Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 by the U.S. Labor Department shows.

In addition to gas prices, other major categories monitored by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics to fall included fuel oil, used cars, used trucks, apparel and transportation. Continue reading August 2014 US Inflation

April 2014 US Inflation

Consumer prices in the United States rose sharply in April and the rate of inflation sped up over the last 12 months, a U.S. Labor Department report released Thursday, May 15, 2014, shows.

Gains widened across categories last month with prices stubbornly higher for food, advancing again for energy, and increasing for housing, medical care, transpiration and vehicles, to name a few. Continue reading April 2014 US Inflation

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