New York Times chart and data – All of Inflations Little Parts: “Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics gathers 84,000 prices in about 200 categories like gasoline, bananas, dresses and garbage collection to form the Consumer Price Index, one measure of inflation. Its among the statistics that the Federal Reserve considered when it cut interest rates on Wednesday. The categories are weighted according to an estimate of what the average American spends, as shown [in the chart].”
Charting An Average Consumer's Spending
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