Social Security COLA Looks Likely To Top 3% In 2019


  • The year-over-year increase in CPI-W was 3.1% in June, higher than overall ‘headline’ inflation measured by CPI-U.
  • Inflation measured by CPI-W in July, August and September will be averaged and compared to 2017 to determine the Social Security COLA increase for 2019.
  • Trends suggest a COLA increase of 3.1% to 3.2% looks likely.

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Here are the numbers I am using to make this projection:


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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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