“The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased 0.1 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.2 percent in February,” the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
• The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in March, the same increase as in February.
• The all items index rose 2.4 percent for the 12 months ending March, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending March 2017 and higher than the 1.6-percent average annual rate over the past 10 years.
• The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.1 percent, its largest 12-month increase since the period ending February 2017.
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