Consumer Price Index

Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, November 2011
[1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Nov. 2011 from: Percent change to Oct. 2011 from:
Nov.
2010
Sep.
2011
Oct.
2011
Oct.
2010
Aug.
2011
Sep.
2011

U.S. city average

M

3.4 -0.3 -0.1 3.5 -0.1 -0.2

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

3.2 -0.3 -0.1 3.6 0.0 -0.1

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

3.1 -0.4 -0.2 3.4 0.0 -0.2

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

3.6 0.0 0.0 4.0 0.0 0.0

Midwest urban

M

3.3 -0.6 0.0 3.3 -0.4 -0.6

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

3.2 -0.6 0.0 3.3 -0.3 -0.6

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

3.3 -0.8 -0.1 3.4 -0.6 -0.7

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

3.3 -0.3 0.2 3.4 -0.3 -0.5

South urban

M

3.8 -0.2 0.0 3.7 -0.2 -0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

3.4 -0.3 0.1 3.2 -0.5 -0.3

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

3.9 -0.2 -0.1 4.0 -0.1 -0.1

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)

M

4.2 0.1 0.1 4.3 0.0 0.0

West urban

M

3.2 -0.2 -0.2 3.4 0.4 0.0

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

3.1 -0.2 -0.2 3.2 0.4 0.0

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

3.3 -0.1 -0.2 3.7 0.4 0.1

Size classes

A(4)

M

3.2 -0.3 -0.1 3.3 -0.1 -0.2

B/C(3)

M

3.6 -0.3 -0.1 3.8 -0.1 -0.2

D

M

3.7 -0.2 0.0 3.8 0.0 -0.2

Selected local areas(5)

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

2.9 -0.4 -0.2 2.9 0.0 -0.2

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA

M

3.0 -0.1 -0.1 2.8 0.5 0.0

New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA

M

3.0 -0.5 -0.3 3.3 0.0 -0.2

Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT

1

2.9 -0.1

Cleveland-Akron, OH

1

2.5 -0.8

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

4.0 0.0

Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV(6)

1

3.3 -0.1

Atlanta, GA

2

3.1 -1.5

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

3.5 -0.5

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

3.2 -0.5

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

3.8 -0.3

Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD

2

3.0 -0.3

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

3.2 0.3

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

3.8 0.9

Footnotes
(1) Foods, fuels, and several other items are priced every month in all areas. Most other goods and services are priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
(2) Regions defined as the four Census regions.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(4) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(5) In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
(6) Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.

NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: January 19, 2012

Recommend this page using: