December 17, 2010
Over the last 12 months, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The index for all items less food and energy has risen 0.8 percent over the last 12 months. The energy index has risen 3.9 percent over that span with the gasoline index up 7.3 percent but the household energy index down 0.2 percent. The food index has risen 1.5 percent, with the food at home index up 1.7 percent.
Over the last 12 months, the shelter index has gone up 0.2 percent, the medical care index has risen 3.2 percent, and the index for used cars and trucks has increased 6.0 percent.
In contrast to these increases, over the last 12 months, the index for household furnishings and operations has declined, falling 2.5 percent, and the new vehicles index has fallen 0.4 percent. The apparel and recreation indexes have decreased as well, falling 0.8 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices in November 2010 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20101217.htm (visited February 09, 2016).
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