Northeast consumer price index rises Y/Y in May

THE NORTHEAST Consumer Price Index increased 0.6% year over year in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
THE NORTHEAST Consumer Price Index increased 0.6% year over year in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
PROVIDENCE – The Northeast consumer price index increased by 0.6% year over year in May, faster than the national increase of 0.1%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday. Price growth in the region was offset by a decline in transportation, energy and apparel costs. There was a 9.8% year-over-year decline in transportation costs, which…

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