Northeast region inflation hits 1.7% in March, slower than national increase

CPI in the Northeast region increased 1.7% year over year in March, slower than the national increase of 1.9%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKASHA RABUT
CPI in the Northeast region increased 1.7% year over year in March, slower than the national increase of 1.9%. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AKASHA RABUT
PROVIDENCE – The Northeast region consumer price index increased 1.7% year over year in March, not seasonally adjusted, slower inflation than the U.S. city average of 1.9%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Wednesday. The Northeast inflation figure was influenced by a few CPI declines across several measured goods and services, including apparel,…

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