Updated March 26 at 9:26pm

Sign up to receive Providence Business News' newsletters
and breaking news alerts.  

economic indicators

Regional consumer prices rise 2% in February


BOSTON - The Consumer Price Index in the Northeast rose 2 percent over the last 12 months in February, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Northeast region includes the six New England states as well as New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Nationally, the index for all items, including the volatile food and energy prices, also increased 2 percent year over year before seasonal adjustment in February.

Regionally, the energy index rose 2.8 percent in February, after rising 1.7 percent in January. Comparatively, the national energy rose 2.3 percent after falling 1 percent in January.

The housing index in the Northeast posted a 1.9 percent increase in February (matching the national increase average) and the index for transportation rose 2.7 percent.

consumer price index, northeast, u.s. bureau of labor statistics, rhode island, northeast, new england


No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment
Latest News