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Consumer Price Index

October 2018

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in August the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. The shelter index continued to rise and accounted for over half of the seasonally adjusted monthly increase in the all items index.

The all items index rose 2.3 percent for the 12 months ending September, a smaller increase than the 2.7-percent increase for the 12 months ending August. The energy index rose 4.8 percent over the last year, a notably smaller increase than the 10.2-percent increase for the 12 month period ending August.

line graph-U.S. Consumer Price Index, Percent Change from One Year Ago, 2008 to 2018

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