(WASHINGTON) -- There's more bad news for your wallet. Consumer prices rose by 0.2 percent in January after falling flat the month before, the Labor Department reported Friday.
Albeit small, the increase was the biggest since September 2011, when the Consumer Price Index shot up by 0.3 percent.
Last month's spike saw the costs of food, gas, clothing and medical care jump in an already shaky enonomy.
Over the last 12 months, the Labor Department said, prices have gone up by 2.9 percent.
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