The increase was partially due to higher gas prices, which were up 5.1 per cent on a year-over-year basis.
Overall, prices were up in five of the eight major categories tracked by the federal agencies.
Transportation, which includes gasoline, was up 2.9 per cent, while alcohol and tobacco were up 2.1 per cent.
Prices were down in two categories – food at -2.3 per cent and housing operations at -0.6 per cent – while clothing prices were unchanged.
Nationally, the consumer price index rose 1.5 per cent, slightly lower than the 1.7 per cent increase economists had expected.