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
United States inflation in 2014 eased as American consumers spent more at grocery stores but much less when filling up at gas stations — especially in November and December.
Inflation in the U.S. climbed 0.8% last year, the second weakest level for a calendar year in the last five decades. Continue reading US Inflation in 2014 Second Weakest Since 1961
U.S. consumer price inflation eased more than expected in November, actually dropping — and by the biggest amount in almost six years as gasoline prices plummeted to easily offset increases in other areas like food.
The Consumer Price Index declined 0.3% last month, the U.S. Labor Department reported Wednesday, December 17. Continue reading November 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
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
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
Consumer prices in the United States lessened in July compared to the prior month, as did the rate of inflation over the past 12 months, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.
In a reversal from the previous month, food prices advanced sharply while energy prices tumbled. Continue reading July 2014 US Inflation
For the second straight month, U.S. consumer prices advanced sharply in May and the inflation rate over the past 12 months surged.
A report released Tuesday, June 17, 2014 by the U.S. Labor Department shows that the increases happened not only in food and energy but also across most other items surveyed by the bureau. Continue reading May 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
U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in March as did the annual rate of inflation, U.S. Labor Department data released Tuesday, April 15, 2014, shows.
Higher food and housing costs accounted for the biggest portion of March increases with lower energy prices offsetting. Continue reading March 2014 US Inflation