Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The indices for shelter, recreation, apparel, airline fares, motor vehicle insurance, education, and medical care were among those that increased in February. Indices that declined include communication, used cars and trucks, new vehicles, and household furnishings and operations.
The all items index rose 2.7 percent for the 12 months ending February. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent over the last 12 months.