March 22, 2010
Over the last 12 months, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The food index declined 0.2 percent over the 12 months ended in February, with the index for food away from home rising 1.4 percent but the food at home index falling 1.5 percent.
The energy index has risen 14.4 percent with the gasoline index up 36.8 percent but the index for household energy down 3.0 percent over the last 12 months.
The 12-month increase in the index for all items less food and energy now stands at 1.3 percent, the lowest since February 2004.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer Prices in February 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100322.htm (visited November 29, 2015).
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