US CPI rose 2.4 percent over the 12 months ending March 2017

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics says from March 2016 to March 2017, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) all items index rose 2.4 percent. This was smaller than the 2.7-percent rise for the year ending February 2017. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.0 percent over the past year, the smallest 12-month increase since November 2015. The energy index rose 10.9 percent over the year, while the food index increased 0.5 percent.

These data are from the BLS Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted.

Author: Martin North

Martin North is the Principal of Digital Finance Analytics

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