Consumer Price Index http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Area CPI more than double the national level http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/area-cpi-more-double-national-level <p>The <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ro7/cpistl.htm">costs of goods and services in the St. Louis region</a> rose 2.5 percent between the last six months of 2009 and the last six months of 2010 - more than double the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ro7/cpistl.htm">national rate over that same time.</a></p><p>Though the Bureau of Labor Statistics data show electricity prices going up 13.1 percent and motor fuel going up 10.1 percent, bureau economist Jacqueline Michael Midkiff says they weren&#39;t the real drivers of the increase.</p> Thu, 17 Feb 2011 21:01:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 556 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Area CPI more than double the national level