The consumer price index for June was eight tenths of a percent higher in June than it was in May, a tenth of a percent higher than expected. It was the highest monthly increase since last August.
Leading the way were clothes and shoes (5.9 percent), followed by fresh fruit (5.1 percent) and dwelling maintenance (1.5 percent). Transportation costs also rose 1.5 percent and miscellaneous items accounted for another .9 percent. Most foods averaged .8 percent, while fresh vegetables went down 2.5 percent and furniture was eight tenths of a percent lower.