The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.2 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The energy index fell 4.7 percent in September, with all major component indices declining. The gasoline index continued to fall sharply and was again the main cause of the all items decrease. The indices for fuel oil, electricity, and natural gas declined as well. The indices for food and for all items less food and energy both accelerated in September. The food index rose 0.4 percent, its largest increase since May 2014. The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in September. The all items index was essentially unchanged for the 12 months ending September after posting a 0.2 percent increase for the 12 months ending August.