May CPI Up 0.6%; Core Rate Rises 0.2%

Ferris, Craig T.
June 2004
Bond Buyer;6/16/2004, Vol. 348 Issue 31906, p2
Trade Publication
Reports that the seasonally adjusted consumer price index rose 0.6 percent in the United States in May 2004, led by surges in energy, transportation, and food prices, according to the Department of Labor. May core rate which excludes food and energy prices rose 0.2 percent; Largest increase since a similar 0.6 percent rise in January 2001; Unrevised increases of 0.2 percent in April.


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