Consumer Inflation – Official vs ShadowStats (1980-Based) Alternate | Chart of the Week
Year to Year Change. Through June 2022
The CPI-U (consumer price index) is the broadest measure of consumer price inflation for goods and services published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The formal CPI is reported on a not-seasonally-adjusted basis, with annual inflation measured in terms of year-to-year percent change in the price index.
This chart shows SGS-Alternate CPI estimates based on the methodology which was employed prior to 1980.