SEATTLE — Consumer prices in the Seattle Metropolitan area, including Snohomish County, rose 1 percent from August to October, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Higher costs for housing, food and clothing were mostly responsible for the increase, officials said. Medical care was the only major category to decline.
Year to date, prices have increased 4.4 percent, compared with 3.1 percent for the same period last year.
The Consumer Price Index for the region rose to 182.1, meaning a market basket of goods and services that cost $100 in the 1982-84 period cost $182.10 in October.
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