Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The food index declined while the indices for energy and for all items less food and energy rose. The energy index rose for the first time since November, with all of its major components except natural gas increasing.
The all items index rose 0.9 percent over the last 12 months, a slightly smaller increase than the 1.0-percent change for the 12 months ending February. The energy index declined 12.6 percent over the last year.