Consumer Price index
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in September on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.1 percent in August the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Increases in the indices for shelter and food were offset by declines in the indices for energy and used cars and trucks to result in the all items index being flat.
The all items index increased 1.7 percent for the 12 months ending September, the same increase as for the 12 months ending August. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.4 percent over the last 12 months, also the same increase as the period ending August. The food index increased 1.8 percent over the last year, while the energy index decreased 4.8 percent.