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[IWS] BLS: CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – AUGUST 2014 [17 September 2014]

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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – AUGUST 2014 [17 September 2014]

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.nr0.htm

or

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/cpi.pdf

[full-text, 38 pages]

and

Supplemental Files Table of Contents

http://www.bls.gov/web/cpi.supp.toc.htm

 

 

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased

0.2 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau

of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all

items index increased 1.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.

 

The seasonally adjusted decline in the all items index was the first

since April 2013. The indexes for food and shelter rose, but the

increases were more than offset by declines in energy indexes,

especially gasoline. The energy index fell 2.6 percent, with the

gasoline index declining 4.1 percent and the indexes for natural gas

and fuel oil also decreasing.

 

The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in August;

this was the first month since October 2010 that the index did not

increase. While the shelter index increased and the indexes for new

vehicles and for alcoholic beverages also rose, these advances were

offset by declines in several indexes, including airline fares,

recreation, household furnishings and operations, apparel, and used

cars and trucks.

 

The all items index increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months, a

decline from the 2.0 percent figure for the 12 months ending July, and

the smallest 12-month change since March. The index for all items less

food and energy also rose 1.7 percent over the last 12 months. The food

index has risen 2.7 percent over the span, while the energy index has

increased 0.4 percent.

 

AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....

 

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