Energy costs advanced 0.4 percent in June, but food prices were 0.1 percent lower. The index for all items less food and energy crept up 0.1 percent over the month.
The CPI-U for the West region rose 2.3 percent from June 2013 to June 2014. Energy costs, which include gasoline and household fuels, advanced 2.9 percent and food prices were up 2.5 percent. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U increased 2.2 percent over the year.
Among the regions, the indexes for the Midwest and the South increased 0.5 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively, in June. Prices in the Northeast were unchanged over the month. Over the year, prices were up 1.7 percent in the Midwest and were 1.9 percent higher in the Northeast. The rate of increase in the South matched that of the West at 2.3 percent.