Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in February the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The energy index increased 3.5 percent, accounting for about 60 percent of the seasonally adjusted all items monthly increase.
The all items index increased 1.9 percent for the 12 months ending March, a larger increase than the 1.5 percent rise for the period ending February. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.0 percent over the last 12 months.