Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BLS: CPI increase 0.4% in March, Core CPI increased 0.1%

by Calculated Risk on 4/10/2019 08:37:00 AM

From the BLS:

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.4 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.9 percent before seasonal adjustment.
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The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in March, the same increase as in February.
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The all items index increased 1.9 percent for the 12 months ending March, a larger increase than the 1.5-percent rise for the period ending February. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.0 percent over the last 12 months.
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I'll post a graph later today after the Cleveland Fed releases the median and trimmed-mean CPI.