The consumer price index in the U.S. in August rose 0.4 percent, hourly wages decreased by 0.3%



According to the report of the Bureau of statistics of the U.S. Department of labor, the consumer price index in the USA (CPI) in August rose 0.4% compared with the previous month.

Analysts had expected the index to increase 0.3% after rising 0.1% in July.

Annual consumer inflation in August rose 1.9% compared to +1.7% a month earlier.

The base consumer price index (core CPI), which accounts for the excluded prices of food and energy prices in August rose by 0.2% compared with the previous month. Analysts had expected the index to increase 0.2%.

Over the past 12 months, core consumer inflation rose 1.7%.

The average real hourly wage in the U.S. in August decreased by 0.3% compared with the previous month taking into account seasonal fluctuations. Compared to the same period last year, hourly wages grew by 0.6%.




The consumer price index in the U.S. in August rose 0.4 percent, hourly wages decreased by 0.3% 14.09.2017

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