US Core Inflation Rate:

2.39% for Aug 2019
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The Core US Inflation Rate is one of the most important metrics for the US Economy. Inflation is also used by the US Federal Reserve to gauge the health of the economy. A notable time for inflation was the early 1980's during the recession. Inflation rates went as high as 13.59%, causing the Federal Reserve led by Paul Volcker to take dramatic measures.

US Core Inflation Rate is at 2.39%, compared to 2.21% last month and 2.20% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 3.66%.

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Aug. 31, 2019 2.39%
July 31, 2019 2.21%
June 30, 2019 2.13%
May 31, 2019 1.99%
April 30, 2019 2.06%
March 31, 2019 2.04%
Feb. 28, 2019 2.08%
Jan. 31, 2019 2.15%
Dec. 31, 2018 2.18%
Nov. 30, 2018 2.21%
Oct. 31, 2018 2.14%
Sept. 30, 2018 2.17%
Aug. 31, 2018 2.20%
July 31, 2018 2.35%
June 30, 2018 2.26%
May 31, 2018 2.24%
April 30, 2018 2.14%
March 31, 2018 2.12%
Feb. 28, 2018 1.85%
Jan. 31, 2018 1.82%
Dec. 31, 2017 1.78%
Nov. 30, 2017 1.71%
Oct. 31, 2017 1.77%
Sept. 30, 2017 1.69%
Aug. 31, 2017 1.68%
   
July 31, 2017 1.69%
June 30, 2017 1.70%
May 31, 2017 1.73%
April 30, 2017 1.88%
March 31, 2017 2.00%
Feb. 28, 2017 2.22%
Jan. 31, 2017 2.27%
Dec. 31, 2016 2.20%
Nov. 30, 2016 2.11%
Oct. 31, 2016 2.14%
Sept. 30, 2016 2.21%
Aug. 31, 2016 2.32%
July 31, 2016 2.19%
June 30, 2016 2.24%
May 31, 2016 2.24%
April 30, 2016 2.15%
March 31, 2016 2.19%
Feb. 29, 2016 2.33%
Jan. 31, 2016 2.21%
Dec. 31, 2015 2.10%
Nov. 30, 2015 2.02%
Oct. 31, 2015 1.91%
Sept. 30, 2015 1.89%
Aug. 31, 2015 1.83%
July 31, 2015 1.80%

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Stats

Last Value 2.39%
Latest Period Aug 2019
Last Updated Sep 12 2019, 08:36 EDT
Next Release Oct 10 2019, 08:30 EDT
Long Term Average 3.66%
Value from 1 Year Ago 2.20%
Change from 1 Year Ago 8.51%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment N/A
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Notes: Year over year change of unadjusted all items less food and energy.

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  • Indicator Code: I:USCIR
  • Indicator Name: =YCI("I:USCIR","name")
  • Data Point Example: =YCP("I:USCIR")
  • Data Series Example: =YCS("I:USCIR",,-4)

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