Wednesday, June 12, 2019

BLS: CPI increased 0.1% in May, Core CPI increased 0.1%

by Calculated Risk on 6/12/2019 08:32:00 AM

From the BLS:

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.3 percent in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.8 percent before seasonal adjustment.
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The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent for the fourth consecutive month.
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The all items index increased 1.8 percent for the 12 months ending May. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.0 percent over the last 12 months, and the food index also rose 2.0 percent. The energy index decreased 0.5 percent over the past year.
emphasis added
I'll post a graph later today after the Cleveland Fed releases the median and trimmed-mean CPI.