Annual U.S. Inflation Hits 6-Year High In May Report


  • ‘Headline’ inflation rose 0.2% in May, but is up 2.8% over the last 12 months, highest since February 2012.
  • Core inflation also increased 0.2%, showing that gasoline prices are not the sole source of inflationary pressure.
  • Non-seasonally adjusted inflation was up 0.42% in May. What does this means for holders of TIPS and I Bonds?

Read my full analysis on

Also, I have updated my Inflation and I Bonds page with the new numbers.

And here are the new July inflation indexes for all TIPS.


About Tipswatch

Author of blog, David Enna is a long-time journalist based in Charlotte, N.C. A past winner of two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, he has written on real estate and home finance, and was a founding editor of The Charlotte Observer's website.
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