Consumer Price Index
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.5 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The gasoline index increased 13.1 percent and accounted for about three-fourths of the seasonally adjusted all items increase. Other major energy component indices were mixed, and the food index rose slightly.
The all items index rose 2.2 percent for the 12 months ending September; the 12-month change has been accelerating since it was 1.6 percent in June.