US Inflation Rate:

1.76% for Oct 2019
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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 1.76%, compared to 1.71% last month and 2.52% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 3.24%.

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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%
March 31, 2016 0.85%
Feb. 29, 2016 1.02%
Jan. 31, 2016 1.37%
Dec. 31, 2015 0.73%
Nov. 30, 2015 0.50%
Oct. 31, 2015 0.17%
Sept. 30, 2015 -0.04%

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Stats

Last Value 1.76%
Latest Period Oct 2019
Last Updated Nov 13 2019, 08:31 EST
Next Release Dec 11 2019, 08:30 EST
Long Term Average 3.24%
Value from 1 Year Ago 2.52%
Change from 1 Year Ago -30.07%
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment N/A
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Notes: Year over year change of unadjusted all items.

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