Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.5 percent in January the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The indices for shelter, apparel, and motor vehicle insurance all rose and contributed to the one-month seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index.
The all items index rose 2.2 percent for the 12 months ending February, a slightly larger increase than the 2.1 percent rise for the 12 months ending January. The index for all items less food and energy rose 1.8 percent over the past year, while the energy index increased 7.7 percent, and the food index advanced 1.4 percent.