Consumer Price Index (CPI-U):
Increased 0.1 percent in February
The Consumer Price Index increased 0.1 percent in February. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.7 percent before seasonal adjustment.
From one year ago:
Chicago is up 2.2%
Los Angeles is up 2.7%
New York is up 2.6%
Atlanta is up 3.5%
Detroit is up 3.0%
Houston is up 2.1%
Miami is up 4.0%
Philadelphia is up 2.1%
San Francisco is up 3.4%
Seattle is up 3.4%
Next release: April 14, 2017
Note on local areas: With the redesign of the CPI news release, local area data is now reported in supplemental table 4. For complete local area information, consult the appropriate BLS Regional Office.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 235,000 in February, and the
unemployment rate was little changed at 4.7 percent. Employment gains occurred in construction,
private educational services, manufacturing, health care, and mining.
Federal government employment increased by 2,000 jobs. State government employment decreased by 3,200 jobs in education and increased by 700 jobs elsewhere. Local government employment decreased by 4,900 jobs in education and 4,500 jobs elsewhere.
Since their peaks in August 2008 (state) and July 2008 (local), state and local government remain down 325,000 jobs: 128,000 in local government and 197,000 in state government.
From their peaks in August 2008 (state) and February 2009 (local) to December 2016, women in state government have increased by 19,000. Women in local government remain down 144,000 jobs.
Changes in these numbers are the result of the annual benchmarking process and the updating of seasonal adjustment factors.