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Consumer Price Index

November 2019

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis after being unchanged in September the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported for October. The energy index increased 2.7 percent after recent monthly declines and accounted for more than half of the increase in the all items index; increases in the indices for medical care, for recreation, and for food also contributed.

The all items index increased 1.8 percent for the 12 months ending October, a slightly larger rise than the 1.7-percent increase for the period ending September.

graph- Consumer Price Index, Percent Change from One Year Ago

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