About This Statistic
This statistic shows the monthly percentage of change in the consumer price index for urban consumers in the United States from August 2016 to August 2017. The data represents city averages in the United States. The defined base period is: 1982-84=100. The CPI is defined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics as "a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services". In August 2017, the seasonally adjusted CPI-U increased by 0.4 percent from the previous month.