May 2013 - Volume 21, Number 2
Consumer Price Index, Monthly Change
Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment. The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in March, after a 0.2 percent increase in February. The indexes for shelter, used cars and trucks, medical care, personal care, and airline fares all rose in March. These increases more than offset declines in the indexes for apparel, household furnishings and operations, and tobacco.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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