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.
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.
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 January 28, 2015).
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