Consumer Price Index


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Source U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Data Table 7-07: Consumer Price Index
Explanation The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices paid for a fixed "market basket" of goods and services purchased by urban consumers over time. It is commonly used as a measure of inflation.

Inflation in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton Metropolitan Area (which includes Thurston County) closely follows that of the western United States and the Nation as a whole. While inflation rates have increased since the recession, they remain below the peak seen in 2008.
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