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 0.4 percent for the two months ending June 2014, while up 2.0 percent over the past 12 months
- Local energy prices rose 2.2 percent over the past 2 months, primarily due to higher prices for gasoline
- The all items less food and energy index advanced 0.4% over the past 2 months, while up 1.8 percent over the past year
- Nationally, prices increased 2.1 percent over the last 12 months