What Is the Inflation Rate for 2014?

What Is the Inflation Rate for 2014?

According to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. inflation rate for 2014 was 1.6 percent, a 0.1 percent increase over the 2013 inflation rate. The inflation rate for the 12-month period ending in January 2015 was -0.1 percent.

Throughout 2014, the highest inflation rates occurred during 12-month periods that ended between the months of May and July. These four ending months had an inflation rate that fluctuated between 2 and 2.1 percent. Between 1999 and 2014, the highest yearly average inflation rate occurred in 2008, with an average inflation rating of 3.8 percent; the lowest yearly average was in 2009, at -0.4 percent.