The First-Class stamp is 47 cents since the new postage rates began April 10, 2016. The US Postal Service has officially announced the postage rates for the 2016 mailing season. The Post Office has recently switched from doing large postage increases every 4 years to a smaller increase each year to keep up with costs and industry fluctuations.
This April we actually got a postage PRICE REDUCTION.
We always publish a shortlist of the new postage rates:
2016 NEW POSTAGE RATES
For reference here are past postage rates: