US Inflation Rate:

0.12% for May 2020
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US Inflation Rate is at 0.12%, compared to 0.33% last month and 1.79% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 3.23%.

The US Inflation Rate is the percentage in which a chosen basket of goods and services purchased in the US increases in price over a year. Inflation is one of the metrics used by the US Federal Reserve to gauge the health of the economy. Since 2012, the Federal Reserve has targeted a 2% inflation rate for the US economy and may make changes to monetary policy if inflation is not within that range. A notable time for inflation was the early 1980's during the recession. Inflation rates went as high as 14.93%, causing the Federal Reserve led by Paul Volcker to take dramatic actions.

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May 31, 2020 0.12%
April 30, 2020 0.33%
March 31, 2020 1.54%
Feb. 29, 2020 2.33%
Jan. 31, 2020 2.49%
Dec. 31, 2019 2.29%
Nov. 30, 2019 2.05%
Oct. 31, 2019 1.76%
Sept. 30, 2019 1.71%
Aug. 31, 2019 1.75%
July 31, 2019 1.81%
June 30, 2019 1.65%
May 31, 2019 1.79%
April 30, 2019 2.00%
March 31, 2019 1.86%
Feb. 28, 2019 1.52%
Jan. 31, 2019 1.55%
Dec. 31, 2018 1.91%
Nov. 30, 2018 2.18%
Oct. 31, 2018 2.52%
Sept. 30, 2018 2.28%
Aug. 31, 2018 2.70%
July 31, 2018 2.95%
June 30, 2018 2.87%
May 31, 2018 2.80%
   
April 30, 2018 2.46%
March 31, 2018 2.36%
Feb. 28, 2018 2.21%
Jan. 31, 2018 2.07%
Dec. 31, 2017 2.11%
Nov. 30, 2017 2.20%
Oct. 31, 2017 2.04%
Sept. 30, 2017 2.23%
Aug. 31, 2017 1.94%
July 31, 2017 1.73%
June 30, 2017 1.63%
May 31, 2017 1.87%
April 30, 2017 2.20%
March 31, 2017 2.38%
Feb. 28, 2017 2.74%
Jan. 31, 2017 2.50%
Dec. 31, 2016 2.07%
Nov. 30, 2016 1.69%
Oct. 31, 2016 1.64%
Sept. 30, 2016 1.46%
Aug. 31, 2016 1.06%
July 31, 2016 0.83%
June 30, 2016 1.00%
May 31, 2016 1.02%
April 30, 2016 1.13%

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Stats

Last Value 0.12%
Latest Period May 2020
Last Updated Jun 10 2020, 08:34 EDT
Next Release Jul 14 2020, 08:30 EDT
Long Term Average 3.23%
Value from 1 Year Ago 1.79%
Change from 1 Year Ago -93.41%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment N/A
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Notes: Year over year change of unadjusted all items.

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