American Consumer Price Index (CPI)

USA CPI for August 2019

Release Date: September 12, 2019

Next Release Date: October 10, 2019
August 2019

Additional resources:
Historical CPI data for USA
Inflation Rates for USA

Recent Consumer Price Index for USA


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.