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Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)

Increased 0.1%

The Consumer Price Index increased 0.3% in February. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Next release: April 10, 2020

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Unemployment rate

3.5% in February 2020

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 273,000 in February, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 3.5%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Notable job gains occurred in health care and social assistance,
food services and drinking places, government, construction, professional and
technical services, and financial activities.

Next release: April 3, 2020