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Region lacks inflation, government says

The good news on inflation in the area keeps rolling in.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest compilation of the overall Tacoma regional Consumer Price Index – which is down 0.2 percent from April to June. Over the year, the local CPI is down 0.5 percent. Among the latest local details:

Grocery prices were down 1.9 percent for the two months, while food bought away-from-home and alcoholic beverages rose.

Housing costs dipped 0.2 percent, while household electricity jumped 1.3 percent.

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