US Inflation Rate

The latest annual inflation rate for the United States is 2.1% through December 2016, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on January 18, 2017. This US inflation rate is for the 12-month period from December 2015 to December 2016 as the United States government typically publishes inflation rates about two weeks into a new month using data collected through to the end of the previous month. The BLS will release inflation data and US inflation rates for January 2017 and through to the latest annual period on February 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM ET.

Below is a graph showing inflation rates during each of the last ten years, and the latest rate for 2016 based on the most recent 12-month period available.

US Inflation Rate Graph (2005 – Current)

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Below is a table containing United States inflation rates from 1980 to 2016 as published by the US government. To find the accumulative inflation rate between two dates, use this calculator.

US Inflation Rate Table (1980 – 2016)

Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Ave
2016 1.4% 1.0% 0.9% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 0.8% 1.1% 1.5% 1.6% 1.7% 2.1% 1.3%
2015 -0.1% 0.0% -0.1% -0.2% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.2% 0.0% 0.2% 0.5% 0.7% 0.1%
2014 1.6% 1.1% 1.5% 2.0% 2.1% 2.1% 2.0% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7% 1.3% 0.8% 1.6%
2013 1.6% 2.0% 1.5% 1.1% 1.4% 1.8% 2.0% 1.5% 1.2% 1.0% 1.2% 1.5% 1.5%
2012 2.9% 2.9% 2.7% 2.3% 1.7% 1.7% 1.4% 1.7% 2.0% 2.2% 1.8% 1.7% 2.1%
2011 1.6% 2.1% 2.7% 3.2% 3.6% 3.6% 3.6% 3.8% 3.9% 3.5% 3.4% 3.0% 3.2%
2010 2.6% 2.1% 2.3% 2.2% 2.0% 1.1% 1.2% 1.1% 1.1% 1.2% 1.1% 1.5% 1.6%
2009 0.0% 0.2% -0.4% -0.7% -1.3% -1.4% -2.1% -1.5% -1.3% -0.2% 1.8% 2.7% -0.4%
2008 4.3% 4.0% 4.0% 3.9% 4.2% 5.0% 5.6% 5.4% 4.9% 3.7% 1.1% 0.1% 3.8%
2007 2.1% 2.4% 2.8% 2.6% 2.7% 2.7% 2.4% 2.0% 2.8% 3.5% 4.3% 4.1% 2.8%
2006 4.0% 3.6% 3.4% 3.5% 4.2% 4.3% 4.1% 3.8% 2.1% 1.3% 2.0% 2.5% 3.2%
2005 3.0% 3.0% 3.1% 3.5% 2.8% 2.5% 3.2% 3.6% 4.7% 4.3% 3.5% 3.4% 3.4%
2004 1.9% 1.7% 1.7% 2.3% 3.1% 3.3% 3.0% 2.7% 2.5% 3.2% 3.5% 3.3% 2.7%
2003 2.6% 3.0% 3.0% 2.2% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.2% 2.3% 2.0% 1.8% 1.9% 2.3%
2002 1.1% 1.1% 1.5% 1.6% 1.2% 1.1% 1.5% 1.8% 1.5% 2.0% 2.2% 2.4% 1.6%
2001 3.7% 3.5% 2.9% 3.3% 3.6% 3.2% 2.7% 2.7% 2.6% 2.1% 1.9% 1.6% 2.8%
2000 2.7% 3.2% 3.8% 3.1% 3.2% 3.7% 3.7% 3.4% 3.5% 3.4% 3.4% 3.4% 3.4%
1999 1.7% 1.6% 1.7% 2.3% 2.1% 2.0% 2.1% 2.3% 2.6% 2.6% 2.6% 2.7% 2.2%
1998 1.6% 1.4% 1.4% 1.4% 1.7% 1.7% 1.7% 1.6% 1.5% 1.5% 1.5% 1.6% 1.6%
1997 3.0% 3.0% 2.8% 2.5% 2.2% 2.3% 2.2% 2.2% 2.2% 2.1% 1.8% 1.7% 2.3%
1996 2.7% 2.7% 2.8% 2.9% 2.9% 2.8% 3.0% 2.9% 3.0% 3.0% 3.3% 3.3% 3.0%
1995 2.8% 2.9% 2.9% 3.1% 3.2% 3.0% 2.8% 2.6% 2.5% 2.8% 2.6% 2.5% 2.8%
1994 2.5% 2.5% 2.5% 2.4% 2.3% 2.5% 2.8% 2.9% 3.0% 2.6% 2.7% 2.7% 2.6%
1993 3.3% 3.2% 3.1% 3.2% 3.2% 3.0% 2.8% 2.8% 2.7% 2.8% 2.7% 2.7% 3.0%
1992 2.6% 2.8% 3.2% 3.2% 3.0% 3.1% 3.2% 3.1% 3.0% 3.2% 3.0% 2.9% 3.0%
1991 5.7% 5.3% 4.9% 4.9% 5.0% 4.7% 4.4% 3.8% 3.4% 2.9% 3.0% 3.1% 4.2%
1990 5.2% 5.3% 5.2% 4.7% 4.4% 4.7% 4.8% 5.6% 6.2% 6.3% 6.3% 6.1% 5.4%
1989 4.7% 4.8% 5.0% 5.1% 5.4% 5.2% 5.0% 4.7% 4.3% 4.5% 4.7% 4.6% 4.8%
1988 4.0% 3.9% 3.9% 3.9% 3.9% 4.0% 4.1% 4.0% 4.2% 4.2% 4.2% 4.4% 4.1%
1987 1.5% 2.1% 3.0% 3.8% 3.9% 3.7% 3.9% 4.3% 4.4% 4.5% 4.5% 4.4% 3.6%
1986 3.9% 3.1% 2.3% 1.6% 1.5% 1.8% 1.6% 1.6% 1.8% 1.5% 1.3% 1.1% 1.9%
1985 3.5% 3.5% 3.7% 3.7% 3.8% 3.8% 3.6% 3.3% 3.1% 3.2% 3.5% 3.8% 3.6%
1984 4.2% 4.6% 4.8% 4.6% 4.2% 4.2% 4.2% 4.3% 4.3% 4.3% 4.1% 3.9% 4.3%
1983 3.7% 3.5% 3.6% 3.9% 3.5% 2.6% 2.5% 2.6% 2.9% 2.9% 3.3% 3.8% 3.2%
1982 8.4% 7.6% 6.8% 6.5% 6.7% 7.1% 6.4% 5.9% 5.0% 5.1% 4.6% 3.8% 6.2%
1981 11.8% 11.4% 10.5% 10.0% 9.8% 9.6% 10.8% 10.8% 11.0% 10.1% 9.6% 8.9% 10.3%
1980 13.9% 14.2% 14.8% 14.7% 14.4% 14.4% 13.1% 12.9% 12.6% 12.8% 12.6% 12.5% 13.5%

 

 

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