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Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)

Increased 0.6%

The Consumer Price Index increased 0.9 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.6 percent in May. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 5.4 percent before seasonal adjustment; this was the largest 12-month increase since a 5.4-percent increase for the period ending August 2008.

Next release: August 11, 2021

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5.9% in June 2021

Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 850,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 5.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Notable job gains occurred in leisure and hospitality, public and private education, professional and business services, retail trade, and other services.

Next release: August 6, 2021