US Core Inflation Rate:

2.04% Chg Yr for Mar 2019
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US Core Inflation Rate is at 2.04%, compared to 2.08% last month and 2.12% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 3.67%.

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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%
June 30, 2015 1.76%
May 31, 2015 1.72%
April 30, 2015 1.81%
March 31, 2015 1.75%
Feb. 28, 2015 1.70%

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Description

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.

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US Core Inflation Rate Summary

  • Last Value: 2.04%
  • Latest Period: Mar 2019
  • Updated: Apr 10, 2019, 08:32 EDT
  • Next Release: May 10, 2019, 08:30 EDT
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • Unit: Percent Change from Year Ago
  • Adjustment: N/A
  • Long Term Average: 3.67%
  • Value Previously: 2.08%
  • Change From Previous: -2.28%
  • Value One Year Ago: 2.12%
  • Change From One Year Ago: -3.80%
  • First Period: Jan 1958
  • First Value: 3.16%
  • Notes: Year over year change of unadjusted all items less food and energy.

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