by Calculated Risk on 9/14/2021 11:46:00 AM
The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.3% in August. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index rose 0.4% in August. “The median CPI and 16% trimmed-mean CPI are measures of core inflation calculated by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland based on data released in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly CPI report”.
Note: The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI details for July here. “Car and truck rental” were down 65% annualized (reversing some of the previous increase).
This graph shows the year-over-year change for these four key measures of inflation.