Report: Consumer prices in Seattle up nearly 10% from a year ago

Prices in the Seattle area have risen 2.1 percent since April 2022 and are up 9.1% over the last 12 months, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

According to regional commissioner Chris Rosenlund, the April increase was influenced by higher prices for homes and gasoline.

Over the last 12 months, consumers in the Seattle area have seen the price of food rise 11.4%, led by higher prices for meats, poultry, fish and eggs.

Energy prices have jumped 24.1%, largely due to the increase in prices for a gallon of gasoline, an increase of 36.6%, year over year.

Other items that have seen increases year over year include used cars and trucks at 23.2%, household furnishings at 16.4% and shelter at 6.3%.

Numbers are derived from the Consumer Price Index, which measures the average change in prices over time, where prices are collected in 75 major cities across the country from about 6,000 housing units and about 22,000 retail stores.