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Cleveland Fed: Median CPI increased 0.3% and Trimmed-mean CPI increased 0.3% in August


Note: I didn’t update this last week.

The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI.

According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% in August. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index also increased 0.3% in August. “The median CPI and 16% trimmed-mean CPI are measures of core inflation calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on data released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly CPI report”.

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This graph shows the year-over-year change for these four key measures of inflation. 

On a year-over-year basis, the median CPI rose 5.7% (down from 6.1% in July), the trimmed-mean CPI rose 4.5% (down from 4.8%), and the CPI less food and energy rose 4.3% (down from 4.7%). 
Core PCE is for July was up 4.2% YoY, up from 4.1% in June.

Note: The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI details. “Motor Fuel” increased at a 237% annualized rate in August!

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