U.S. inflation at 2.6% in May 2024 from a year ago

The core Personal Consumption Expenditures (PCE) price index witnessed a modest increase of 0.1% (seasonally adjusted) for the month and has risen 2.6% from the previous year – broadly as expected by analysts.

May 2024 experienced the lowest annual rate since March 2021, the Federal Reserve’s inflation target is 2%.

Personal income grew by 0.5% for the month, surpassing the estimated 0.4%. However, consumer spending saw a 0.2% rise, falling short of the 0.3% expected.

Data according to U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Note: PCE represents Personal Consumption Expenditures. It measures consumer spending in the United States by tracking expenditures on goods and services. The PCE price index particularly tracks variations in household living costs, serving as a primary indicator of inflation.

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