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  • West CPI Little Changed in August and 1.5 percent Higher Over the Year
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 09/17/13 - 02:42 PM | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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    (KANSAS CITY, Mo) - According to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) in the West Region was little changed (0.1 percent) in August. Higher costs for shelter had the largest upward impact on the index, but lower prices for gasoline helped offset the increase.

    The CPI-U for the West region rose 1.5 percent from August 2012 to August 2013. Energy costs, which include gasoline and household fuels, advanced 1.1 percent and food prices were up 0.9 percent. Excluding food and energy, the index increased 1.7 percent over the year.

    Among the regions, the index for the Northeast rose 0.2 percent in August while prices in the South and the Midwest each edged up 0.1 percent. Over the year, prices advanced 1.7 percent in the South, 1.5 percent in the Northeast, and 1.2 percent in the Midwest.

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