Between 2000 and 2016, the U.S. experienced inflation at an average rate of 2.06% per year.
The most recently measured inflation rate for 2016 is 0.74%.
The Bureau of Labor Statistic's annual
Consumer Price Index
(CPI), established in 1913. Inflation data from 1665 to
1912 is sourced from a historical study conducted by political science
professor Robert Sahr at Oregon State University.