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New BLS Data: Los Angeles area prices down 0.4% in June; up 1.6% from a year ago

Posted: July 17, 2012 12:42 p.m.
Updated: July 17, 2012 12:42 p.m.
 

The latest Consumer Price Index news release for the greater Los Angeles area is now available from BLS at http://www.bls.gov/ro9/cpilosa.pdf.

Items of note include:

Overall prices in the Los Angeles area decreased 0.4% in June, while up 1.6% over the past 12 monthsGasoline prices fell 7.4% since May, while increasing 1.2% over the last yearNatural gas prices rose 7.8% over the month, while down 12.7% from last yearApparel prices decreased 1.9% over the month, while 0.1% higher than last year

Nationally, prices have increased 1.7% over the last 12 months.

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