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Consumer Prices in August 2010

September 22, 2010

Over the last 12 months, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Percent change for 12 months ended August 2010, Consumer Price Index for All Urban consumers, not seasonally adjusted
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The food index increased 1.0 percent over the last 12 months, with grocery store food prices up 0.8 percent.

Over the last 12 months, the energy index increased, rising 3.8 percent with gasoline up 4.4 percent.

The 12-month change in the index for all items less food and energy has held steady at 0.9 percent for five months in a row. Select indexes that contributed to the increase in the index for all items less food and energy include used cars and trucks (up 15.5 percent) and medical care (up 3.2 percent). The shelter component posted a 0.7 percent decline.

These data come from the BLS Consumer Price Index program. To learn more, see "Consumer Price Index — August 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-1281.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Consumer Prices in August 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100922.htm (visited September 20, 2014).

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