Explore the connection between the economic indicators and real-world issues. These lessons typically can be done in one class period.
The consumer price index (CPI) during the month of April increased by .5 percent (one-half of one percent). The rate of increase in the consumer price index over the past twelve months has been 3.7 percent. In April, the core consumer price index, which excludes energy and food prices, did not change from March. The core index has increased by 2.2 percent over the last twelve months.
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) remained the same in June. The annual rate of inflation for the last three months has been 1.9 percent.
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