Prices up 2.4 percent over the past year | Bureau of Labor Statistics

The latest Consumer Price Index news release for the greater Seattle area is now available from BLS

The latest Consumer Price Index news release for the greater Seattle area is now available from BLS at http://www.bls.gov/ro9/cpiseat.pdf.

Items of note include:

  • Prices in the Seattle area increased 1.6% for the two months ending April 2014, while up 2.4% over the past 12 months
  • Local energy prices rose 7.8% over the past 2 months, primarily due to higher prices for gasoline
  • The all items less food and energy index advanced 1.1% over the past 2 months, while up 2.3% over the past year

Nationally, prices increased 2.0% over the last 12 months

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