The Consumer Price Index was unchanged in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This followed a 0.1 percent increase in August. Over the last twelve months, the all-items index rose 1.7 percent.
Prices for all items less food and energy, the “core CPI,” rose 0.1 percent in September. The index is up 2.4 percent for the twelve months ending in September.
The food index increased 0.1 percent in September. Prices for food at home were unchanged while food away from home grew 0.3 percent. Over the past twelve months, food prices are up 1.8 percent.
The energy index decreased 1.4 percent from August, but is up 1.7 percent in the last twelve months. Gasoline prices fell 2.4 percent from last month and are down 8.2 percent in the last twelve months.
Prices for shelter increased 0.3 percent from August and are up 3.5 percent for the twelve months ending in September. Medical care services prices rose 0.4 percent from August and are up 4.4 percent in the past twelve months.
Read the BLS release.