Northeast CPI increases 1.9% Y/Y in Dec., slower than nation

THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX in the Northeast increased 1.9% year over year in December, including a 5.9% increase in medical care costs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
THE CONSUMER PRICE INDEX in the Northeast increased 1.9% year over year in December, including a 5.9% increase in medical care costs. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
PROVIDENCE – The consumer price index for the Northeast region increased 1.9% year over year, seasonally unadjusted, slower than the national rate of 2.3%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Tuesday. Northeast CPI growth was slowed by a 4.2% decline in apparel CPI, a 0.5% decline in fuels and utilities prices and a relatively…

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