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Basic Info

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.

US Inflation Rate is at 2.62%, compared to 1.68% last month and 1.54% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 3.21%.

Stats

Last Value 2.62%
Latest Period Mar 2021
Last Updated Apr 13 2021, 08:43 EDT
Next Release May 12 2021, 08:30 EDT
Long Term Average 3.21%
Average Growth Rate -10.60%
Value from 1 Year Ago 1.54%
Change from 1 Year Ago 70.19%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment N/A
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Notes Year over year change of unadjusted all items.

Historical Data

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Date Value
March 31, 2021 2.62%
February 28, 2021 1.68%
January 31, 2021 1.40%
December 31, 2020 1.36%
November 30, 2020 1.17%
October 31, 2020 1.18%
September 30, 2020 1.37%
August 31, 2020 1.31%
July 31, 2020 0.99%
June 30, 2020 0.65%
May 31, 2020 0.12%
April 30, 2020 0.33%
March 31, 2020 1.54%
February 29, 2020 2.33%
January 31, 2020 2.49%
December 31, 2019 2.29%
November 30, 2019 2.05%
October 31, 2019 1.76%
September 30, 2019 1.71%
August 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%
Date Value
February 28, 2019 1.52%
January 31, 2019 1.55%
December 31, 2018 1.91%
November 30, 2018 2.18%
October 31, 2018 2.52%
September 30, 2018 2.28%
August 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%
February 28, 2018 2.21%
January 31, 2018 2.07%
December 31, 2017 2.11%
November 30, 2017 2.20%
October 31, 2017 2.04%
September 30, 2017 2.23%
August 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%
February 28, 2017 2.74%

Basic Info

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.

US Inflation Rate is at 2.62%, compared to 1.68% last month and 1.54% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 3.21%.

Stats

Last Value 2.62%
Latest Period Mar 2021
Last Updated Apr 13 2021, 08:43 EDT
Next Release May 12 2021, 08:30 EDT
Long Term Average 3.21%
Average Growth Rate -10.60%
Value from 1 Year Ago 1.54%
Change from 1 Year Ago 70.19%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment N/A
Download Source File Download
Notes Year over year change of unadjusted all items.