Data File: Consumer Prices On The Rise

Consumer prices have risen faster over past year in the Washington-Baltimore region than they have in the rest of the country, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Inflation in the region crept up 3.4 percent in September compared to the same month a year ago. Nationally, consumer prices climbed 2.8 percent.

Local energy costs jumped 10.3 over September 2006, compared to a rise of 5.3 percent for the period nationally. Medical costs climbed 6.1 percent over 2006, and housing expenses (which include ultities, water, fuel etc) increased 4.6 percent.

The entire consumer prices report can be found here.

By Dan Beyers  |  October 17, 2007; 1:17 PM ET
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