Boston area CPI is up 1.1 percent from a year ago

Boston area CPI is up 1.1 percent from a year ago

The Consumer Price Index for the Boston-Brockton-Nashua area increased 1.1 percent over the 12-month period that ended in January, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

The increase, the bureau said, was largely due to an increase in energy costs. For the 12-month period, gas prices rose 14.3 percent, the bureau said. The index for food increased 0.9 percent. Minus food and energy, the index was up 0.2 percent year-over-year, the bureau said.

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