BLS NEWS RELEASE: Anchorage Area Consumer Price Index, Second Half of 2009
BLS issued a press release today on the consumer price index for Anchorage.
The release for Anchorage may be viewed at
· Overall prices increased 1.1 percent from one year prior and up 1.8 percent from six months ago.
· An increase in housing prices influenced the upward trend in the all items index. Housing prices increased 3.4 percent for the year.· Transportation prices fell 4.2 percent for the year. Gasoline prices, a major component in the Transportation index, fell 14.2 percent for the year.