The New Paper

May 12, 2021

CPI increases 4.2% in April

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 4.2% in April compared to the same period last year, marking the quickest pace of inflation as measured by the index since September 2008. The growth was driven in part by a 25% increase in energy prices and a 21% increase in used car and truck prices.

Extra: Here’s the release from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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