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[IWS] BLS: CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - FEBRUARY 2015 [24 March 2015]
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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX - FEBRUARY 2015 [24 March 2015]
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The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent
in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index was unchanged
before seasonal adjustment.
The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was broad-based, with
increases in shelter, energy, and food indexes all contributing. The energy
index rose after a long series of declines, increasing 1.0 percent as the
gasoline index turned up after falling in recent months. The food index,
unchanged last month, also rose in February, though major grocery store food
group indexes were mixed.
The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in February, the
same increase as in January. In addition to shelter, the indexes for used cars
and trucks, apparel, new vehicles, tobacco, and airline fares were among those
that increased. The medical care index was unchanged, while the personal care
The all items index was unchanged over the past 12 months, after showing a
0.1-percent decline for the 12 months ending January. Over the last 12 months
the food index rose 3.0 percent and the index for all items less food and energy
increased 1.7 percent. These increases were offset by an 18.8-percent decline in
the energy index.
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