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BLS NEWS RELEASE: Anchorage Consumer Price Index – July 2010


BLS issued a press release today on the Consumer Price Index for the Anchorage area for July 2010.

The release may be viewed at:

http://www.bls.gov/ro9/cpianch.htm

http://www.bls.gov/ro9/cpianch.pdf

Highlights:

· Prices in the Anchorage area moved up 0.7 percent in the first six months of 2010. Over the past 12 months, the CPI-U rose 2.5 percent.

· Food prices edged down 0.2 percent during the first half of 2010. Grocery prices slipped 0.1 percent, but prices for food away from home increased 0.6 percent.

· Energy prices rose 8.4 percent for the year, largely due to a 34.5 percent jump in gasoline prices.

For technical questions regarding the Consumer Price Index, please contact BLS staff at 415-625-2270 and select option ‘1’.

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