• Key Measures Show Inflation Decreased on YoY Basis in August

    12 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:
    According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.1% in August. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% during the month. The median CPI and 16% trimmed-mean CPI are measures of core inflation calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on data released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly CPI report.
    Earlier today, the BLS reported that the seasonally adjusted CPI for all urban consumers rose 0.2% in August. The CPI less food and energy...
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  • US consumer prices increase less than expected in August

    US consumer prices increase less than expected in August

    12 days ago - By CNBC


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  • U.S. consumer prices rise slowly; jobless claims near 49-year low

    12 days ago - By Reuters

    U.S. consumer prices rose less than expected in August as increases in gasoline and rents were offset by declines in healthcare and apparel costs, and underlying inflation pressures also appeared to be slowing.
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  • Early Look at 2019 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments and Maximum Contribution Base

    Early Look at 2019 Cost-Of-Living Adjustments and Maximum Contribution Base

    12 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    The BLS reported this morning:
    The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers increased 2.9 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 246.336. For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment. CPI-W is the index that is used to calculate the Cost-Of-Living Adjustments. The calculation dates have changed over time , but the current calculation uses the average CPI-W for the three months in Q3 and compares to the average for the highest previous average of Q3 months. Note: this is not the headline CPI-U, and is not seasonally...
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  • US consumer prices rose an annual 2.7 percent in August

    12 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - Consumer prices rose 2.7 percent in August from a year earlier, with higher housing and gasoline costs driving most of the increase.
    The Labor Department said Thursday that the consumer price index advanced 0.2 percent on a monthly basis. Despite the monthly gain, annual inflation softened from the 2.9 percent pace set during the 12 months ended in July.
    The more modest inflation rate should help to boost the spending power of Americans whose recent wage gains had been eaten up by higher prices. The Federal Reserve is closely monitoring inflation levels in order to determine...
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  • BLS: CPI increased 0.2% in August, Core CPI increased 0.1%

    12 days ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the BLS :
    The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers increased 0.2 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the same increase as in July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today....
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    The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in August, the smallest monthly increase since April.... The all items index rose 2.7 percent for the 12 months ending August, a smaller increase than the 2.9 percent increase for the 12 months ending July. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.2 percent for the 12 months ending August and the energy...
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  • US consumer prices rose an annual 2.7 percent in August, a downshift from July

    12 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - US consumer prices rose an annual 2.7 percent in August, a downshift from July.
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