“The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in August,” the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Key highlights from the press release
- Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.
- The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in September, the same increase as in August.
- The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent for the 12 months ending September and the food index increased 1.4 percent; these were both the same rate of increase as for the 12 months ending August.
- The energy index rose 4.8 percent over the last year, a notably smaller increase than the 10.2-percent increase for the 12 month period ending August.