BLS Releases September 2017 Consumer Price Index (Oct. 2017)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.5 percent in September of 2017 on a seasonally-adjusted basis. An increase in the index for gasoline was the main contributor to the monthly increase, as the gasoline index rose 13.1 percent.
Excluding the volatile costs of food and energy, the index for all items less food and energy rose by 0.1 percent in September. Many indexes increased in September including those for motor vehicle insurance, recreation, education, and wireless telephone services.
The all items index has risen 2.2 percent over the last 12 months ending in September, with the 12-month change accelerating since it was 1.6 percent in June.
The full press release can be found via the link below.