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Consumer prices up slightly in November

December 18, 2000

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U rose 0.2 percent in November, the same as in October. For the 12-month period ended in November, the CPI-U increased 3.4 percent.

Percent change from 12 months ago, Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers, not seasonally adjusted, November 1991-November 2000
[Chart data—TXT]

The food index, which rose 0.1 percent in October, was unchanged in November. The energy index increased 0.1 percent in November, following a 0.2 percent rise in October. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U rose 0.3 percent, after a 0.2 percent rise in October. A sharp upturn in the tobacco index was principally responsible for the larger advance in November.

During the first 11 months of 2000, the CPI-U rose at a 3.5 percent seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). This compares with an increase of 2.7 percent for all of 1999.

These data are a product of the BLS Consumer Price Index program. Find out more in Consumer Price Indexes, November 2000, news release USDL 00-360.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices up slightly in November on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2000/dec/wk3/art01.htm (visited September 30, 2014).

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