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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – NOVEMBER 2021
(NOTE: This news release was reissued on December 10, 2021 correcting the following sentence:
"The all items index rose 6.8 percent for the 12 months ending November, the largest 12-month
increase since the period ending June 1982.” The original sentence referenced October instead of
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.8 percent in November on a
seasonally adjusted basis after rising 0.9 percent in October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported
today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 6.8 percent before seasonal adjustment.
The monthly all items seasonally adjusted increase was the result of broad increases in most component
indexes, similar to last month. The indexes for gasoline, shelter, food, used cars and trucks, and new
vehicles were among the larger contributors. The energy index rose 3.5 percent in November as the
gasoline index increased 6.1 percent and the other major energy component indexes also rose. The food
index increased 0.7 percent as the index for food at home rose 0.8 percent.
The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.5 percent in November following a 0.6-percent
increase in October. Along with shelter, used cars and trucks, and new vehicles, the indexes for
household furnishings and operations, apparel, and airline fares were among those that increased. The
indexes for motor vehicle insurance, recreation, and communication all declined in November.
The all items index rose 6.8 percent for the 12 months ending November, the largest 12-month increase
since the period ending June 1982. The index for all items less food and energy rose 4.9 percent o