American Consumer Price Index (CPI)

USA CPI for April 2017

Release Date: May 12, 2017

Next Release Date: June 14, 2017
April 2017
244.524

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Historical CPI data for USA
Inflation Rates for USA

Recent Consumer Price Index for USA

Yearjanfebmaraprmayjunjulaugsepoctnovdecann
2017242.839243.603243.801244.524
2016236.916237.111238.132239.261240.236241.038240.647240.849241.428241.729241.353241.432240.011
2015233.707234.722236.119236.599237.805238.638238.654238.316237.945237.838237.336236.525237.017
2014233.916234.781236.293237.072237.9238.343238.25237.852238.031237.433236.151234.812236.736
2013230.28232.166232.773232.531232.945233.504233.596233.877234.149233.546233.069233.049232.957

The CPI for the United States of American is calculated and issued by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. CPI data is calculated and issued on a monthly.

The USA releases two distinct sets of CPI data, named CPI-U and CPI-W which are defined by the Department of Labor as:

  • CPI-U: The CPI-U includes expenditures by urban wage earners and clerical workers, professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, retirees and others not in the labor force.
  • CPI-W: The CPI-W includes only expenditures by those in hourly wage earning or clerical jobs.