Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release


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 2008
 
                    CONSUMER PRICE INDEX:  JANUARY 2008
 
      The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.5 percent in January before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  The January
 level of 211.080 (1982-84=100) was 4.3 percent higher than in January
 2007.
      
      The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 0.5 percent in January prior to seasonal adjustment.
 The January level of 206.744 (1982-84=100) was 4.6 percent higher than in
 January 2007.
      
      The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 0.5 percent in January on a not seasonally adjusted basis.  The
 January level of 121.895 (December 1999=100) was 3.9 percent higher than
 in January 2007.  Please note that the indexes for the post-2006 period
 are subject to revision.  Previously published and revised data for 2006
 and 2007 are shown on page 5.
 
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
      
      On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U increased 0.4 percent in
 January.   The indexes for food and for energy each advanced 0.7 percent,
 following increases in December of 0.1 and 1.7 percent, respectively.  The
 index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent, following
 increases of 0.2 percent in each of the preceding nine months.  The
 January advance reflects larger increases than in December in the indexes
 for apparel, for medical care, for recreation, for education and
 communication, and for other goods and services.
      
 
 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                  Seasonally adjusted                      
                                                                           
                                                                           
     Expenditure                                         Compound          
      Category          Changes from preceding month      annual     Un-   
                                                           rate    adjusted
                                                          3-mos.   12-mos. 
                     July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan.   ended     ended  
                     2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 Jan. 2008 Jan. 2008
                                                                                                                                                      
 All items..........   .2   .0   .4   .3   .9   .4   .4       6.8       4.3
  Food and beverages   .3   .4   .5   .2   .4   .1   .7       4.6       4.8
  Housing...........   .2   .1   .3   .2   .4   .3   .2       3.5       3.0
  Apparel...........   .4  -.5   .2   .1   .6   .1   .4       4.6       -.2
  Transportation....   .3  -.6   .7   .3  3.5  1.0   .5      22.3       9.4
  Medical care......   .6   .5   .4   .5   .4   .3   .5       5.1       4.9
  Recreation........  -.1  -.1   .2   .3   .2   .0   .2       1.6       1.0
  Education and                                                            
     communication..   .2   .3   .2   .3   .0   .3   .4       2.8       3.4
  Other goods and                                                          
     services.......   .1   .1   .3   .2   .2   .3   .4       3.9       3.0
 Special indexes:                                                          
  Energy............   .1 -1.7  1.4  1.0  6.9  1.7   .7      43.6      19.6
  Food..............   .3   .4   .5   .2   .4   .1   .7       4.7       4.9
  All items less                                                           
     food and energy   .2   .2   .2   .2   .2   .2   .3       3.1       2.5
 
 Note:  Seasonal factors have been recalculated to reflect developments
 during 2007.  For this reason, some of the seasonally adjusted figures
 above and elsewhere in this report differ from those previously published.
 See the technical note on page 9 for details.
     
      The food and beverages index rose 0.7 percent in January, up from 0.1
 in December and the largest monthly increase since last February.  The
 index for food at home advanced 0.9 percent, following virtually no change
 in December.  The index for fruits and vegetables increased 2.2 percent in
 January, following a decline of 0.3 percent in December.  The indexes for
 fresh vegetables, for fresh fruits, and for processed fruits and
 vegetables increased 3.3, 1.8, and 0.7 percent, respectively.  The index
 for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs advanced 0.8 percent in January,
 following a decrease of 0.1 percent in December.  Prices for poultry, for
 fish and seafood, for pork, and for other meats each increased, while beef
 prices were virtually unchanged.  The index for dairy products rose 0.2
 percent after a 0.2 percent decrease in December as a 2.1 percent increase
 in cheese prices more than offset a small decline in milk prices.  The
 index for nonalcoholic beverages rose 1.6 percent in January, reflecting
 increases in prices for carbonated drinks and for coffee.  The indexes for
 cereal and bakery products and for other food at home rose 0.6 and 0.4
 percent, respectively.  The other two components of the food and beverages
 index--food away from home and alcoholic beverages--each increased 0.4
 percent.
      
      The index for housing increased 0.2 percent in January.  The index
 for shelter increased 0.3 percent in January, the same as in December.
 Within shelter, the indexes for rent and for owners' equivalent rent each
 increased 0.3 percent and the index for lodging away from home rose 1.1
 percent.  (Prior to seasonal adjustment, the index for lodging away from
 home increased 5.0 percent.)  The index for fuels and utilities was
 virtually unchanged in January.  The index for household fuels declined
 0.1 percent as declines in the indexes for natural gas and electricity--
 down 2.2 and 0.1 percent, respectively--more than offset a 4.5 percent
 increase in the index for fuel oil.  The indexes for garbage and trash
 collection and for water and sewerage treatment rose 1.0 and 0.5 percent,
 respectively.  The index for household furnishings and operations
 increased 0.1 percent in January, following virtually no change in each of
 the preceding two months.
      
      The transportation index increased 0.5 percent in January.  The index
 for gasoline rose 1.2 percent, accounting for about two-thirds of the
 overall transportation increase.  As of January, gasoline prices were 2.1
 percent below their peak level recorded in May 2007.  The index for new
 vehicles declined 0.3 percent in January.  (As of January, about 76
 percent of the new car sample consisted of 2008 models.  The 2008 models
 will continue to be phased in, with adjustments for quality change, over
 the next several months as they replace old models at dealerships. For a
 report on quality changes for the 2008 vehicles represented in the
 Producer Price Index sample, see news release USDL-07-1787 dated November
 14, 2007.)  The index for used cars and trucks rose 0.2 percent.  During
 the last 12 months, new vehicle prices have declined 0.6 percent, while
 prices for used cars and trucks rose 1.4 percent.  The index for public
 transportation increased 0.4 percent in January, largely reflecting a 0.8
 percent increase in the index for airline fares.
      
      The index for apparel rose 0.4 percent in January, its fifth
 consecutive monthly advance.  (Prior to seasonal adjustment, apparel
 prices declined 2.1 percent, largely as a result of post-holiday
 discounting.)
      
      Medical care costs rose 0.5 percent in January.  The index for
 medical care commodities--prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and
 medical supplies--rose 0.5 percent.  The index for medical care services
 rose 0.6 percent.  The indexes for professional services and for hospital
 and related services advanced 0.4 and 1.0 percent, respectively.
      
      The index for recreation, which was virtually unchanged in December,
 increased 0.2 percent in January. Upturns in the indexes for sporting
 goods and for admissions to movies, theaters, and concerts coupled with a
 larger increase in the index for club dues and fees for participant sports
 and group exercises largely accounted for the January advance.
      
      The index for education and communication increased 0.4 percent in
 January.  Educational costs rose 0.6 percent, reflecting increases in
 prices for college textbooks and charges for child care and nursery school-
 -up 0.9 and 0.8 percent, respectively.  The index for communication rose
 0.1 percent.  Within the communication group, the index for telephone
 services rose 0.1 percent and the index for personal computers and
 peripheral equipment increased 1.0 percent.
      
      The index for other goods and services increased 0.4 percent in
 January.  The index for tobacco and smoking products rose 1.1 percent
 accounting for about 55 percent of the monthly increase in this major
 group.
      
      
 CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 
      On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
 Clerical Workers increased 0.4 percent in January.
      
 Table B. Percent changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
          Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
                                                                           
                                                                           
                                  Seasonally adjusted                      
                                                                           
                                                                           
     Expenditure                                         Compound          
      Category          Changes from preceding month      annual     Un-   
                                                           rate    adjusted
                                                          3-mos.   12-mos. 
                     July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Jan.   ended     ended  
                     2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 Jan. 2008 Jan. 2008
                                                                                                                                                    
 All items..........   .2   .0   .4   .3  1.0   .4   .4       7.7       4.6
  Food and beverages   .3   .5   .5   .2   .3   .1   .7       4.5       4.9
  Housing...........   .1   .0   .2   .3   .4   .2   .2       3.5       3.1
  Apparel...........   .5  -.2   .0   .1   .4   .2   .8       5.6        .5
  Transportation....   .3  -.6   .7   .3  3.8  1.1   .7      24.6      10.2
  Medical care......   .6   .5   .4   .5   .4   .3   .6       5.4       5.1
  Recreation........  -.1  -.1   .3   .2   .1   .1   .2       1.3        .7
  Education and                                                            
     communication..   .2   .3   .1   .3   .0   .2   .3       2.2       3.0
  Other goods and                                                          
     services.......   .2   .1   .4   .2   .2   .4   .5       4.5       3.4
 Special indexes:                                                          
  Energy............   .1 -1.8  1.4  1.1  7.2  1.8   .8      45.9      20.4
  Food..............   .3   .5   .5   .2   .3   .1   .7       4.6       5.0
  All items less                                                           
     food and energy   .2   .2   .2   .2   .2   .2   .3       3.1       2.4
 
     Consumer Price Index data for February are scheduled for release on
 Friday, March 14, 2008, at 8:30 A.M. (EDT).
 
 
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      
      Month-to-month percent changes in the U.S. City Average Consumer
 Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) for All Items and for All
 Items less food and energy, seasonally adjusted, using former and
 recalculated seasonal factors for 2007.

           All Items
 
    2007           Former      Recalculated     Difference
                                              
January              .2             .1             -.1
February             .4             .3             -.1
March                .6             .5             -.1
April                .4             .3             -.1
May                  .7             .5             -.2
June                 .2             .3              .1
July                 .1             .2              .1
August              -.1             .0              .1
September            .3             .4              .1
October              .3             .3              .0
November             .8             .9              .1
December             .3             .4              .1
                                                                                                 

                 All Items less food and energy
 
    2007           Former      Recalculated     Difference
                                              
January              .3             .2             -.1
February             .2             .2              .0
March                .1             .1              .0
April                .2             .2              .0
May                  .1             .2              .1
June                 .2             .2              .0
July                 .2             .2              .0
August               .2             .2              .0
September            .2             .2              .0
October              .2             .2              .0
November             .3             .2             -.1
December             .2             .2              .0
 
 C-CPI-U Index Revisions

      In accordance with the previously-announced schedule, the Bureau of
 Labor Statistics is revising the 2006 and 2007 values of the Chained
 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U), effective with the
 release of January 2008 data.
      The C-CPI-U was introduced with release of July data on August 16,
 2002. The index in its final form employs a Tornqvist formula and utilizes
 expenditure data in adjacent time periods in order to reflect the effect
 of any substitution that consumers make across item categories in response
 to changes in relative prices.  The  C-CPI-U was designed to be a closer
 approximation to a "cost-of-living" index than the CPI-U and CPI-W.  The
 use of expenditure data for both a base period and a current period
 distinguishes the C-CPI-U from the other CPI measures, which use only a
 single expenditure base period to compute price change over time.
      Because the current expenditure data required for the calculation of
 the C-CPI-U are available only with a time lag, the index is issued first
 in preliminary form, using the latest available expenditure data at the
 time of publication, and is subject to two subsequent revisions.  The
 preliminary values for each month of the preceding two years are revised
 annually with release of the January index.  Expenditure data for the year
 2006 are now available, and the C-CPI-U indexes for that year are now in
 final form. The initial indexes for 2007 are now revised interim indexes.
 The C-CPI-U U.S. All Items index values for 2006 and 2007 as previously
 published and revised are shown below.

 For more information on the C-CPI-U, write to:

 Bureau of Labor Statistics
 Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes
 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Room 3130
 Washington, DC 20212
 
 Or contact Patrick Jackman or Rob Cage either by telephone at (202) 691-
 6952 or by electronic mail at Jackman.Patrick@bls.gov or Cage.Rob@bls.gov
 
            U.S. City Average C-CPI-U All Items
                             
       2006                  Interim           Final
       January                 115.2           115.2
       February                115.5           115.4
       March                   116.1           116.0
       April                   116.8           116.9
       May                     117.3           117.5
       June                    117.5           117.7
       July                    117.7           118.1
       August                  117.9           118.3
       September               117.7           117.8
       October                 117.2           117.1
       November                117.0           116.9
       December                117.1           117.0
       Annual average          116.9           117.0
                                                    
       2007                  Initial         Interim
       January               117.427         117.310
       February              118.030         117.897
       March                 118.962         118.978
       April                 119.552         119.712
       May                   120.041         120.290
       June                  120.230         120.478
       July                  120.157         120.384
       August                120.077         120.198
       September             120.423         120.538
       October               120.699         120.823
       November              121.178         121.443
       December              121.088         121.322
       Annual average           n.a.         119.948
 
 
 
      
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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
      The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:  (1)
 the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which covers
 households of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise
 approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the CPI for All
 Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-
 U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the total population and
 include in addition to wage earners and clerical worker households, groups
 such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-
 employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not
 in the labor force.
      
      The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs,
 and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living.
 Prices are collected in 87 urban areas across the country from about
 50,000 housing units and approximately 23,000 retail establishments-
 department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other
 types of stores and service establishments.  All taxes directly associated
 with the purchase and use of items are included in the index.  Prices of
 fuels and a few other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.
 Prices of most other commodities and services are collected every month in
 the three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
      In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.  Local
 data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the CPI-U and
 CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by region of
 the country, for cross-classifications of regions and population-size
 classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not measure differences
 in the level of prices among cities; they only measure the average change
 in prices for each area since the base period.  For the C-CPI-U data are
 issued only at the national level.  It is important to note that the CPI-U
 and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in
 preliminary form and subject to two annual revisions.
      
      The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0. The
 reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.
 An increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown
 as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows:  the
 price of a base period market basket of goods and services in the CPI has
 risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
      For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
      
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                     
      The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the complete
 universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes estimates of the 1-
 month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent change standard errors
 annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error estimates can be used to
 construct confidence intervals for hypothesis testing.  For example, the
 estimated standard error of the 1 month percent change is 0.06 percent for
 the U.S. All Items Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly
 sample from the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology,
 and estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.12 percent of the 1 month percentage change
 based on all retail prices.  For a 1-month change of 0.2 percent in the
 All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are 95 percent confident that
 the actual percent change based on all retail prices would fall between
 0.08 and 0.32 percent.  For the latest data, including information on how
 to use the estimates of standard error, see "Variance Estimates for
 Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January 2005- December 2005 in the
 CPI Detailed Report, February 2006.  These data are available on the CPI
 home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), using the following link
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2006.pdf
      
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
       Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points, because
 index point changes are affected by the level of the index in relation to
 its
 base period while percent changes are not.  The example below illustrates
 the computation of index point and percent changes.
      
       Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change would
 be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 Regions Defined
 
 The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed below.
 
 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,
 New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of
 Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
 Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
 
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 
      Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted as
 well as unadjusted changes each month.
      
      For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the effect of
 changes that normally occur at the same time and in about the same
 magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from changing
 climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays, and
 sales.
      
      The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining contract
 agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation changes to the
 Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal variation.
      
      Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each year,
 the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data from
 January 2003 through December 2007 were replaced in January 2008.
 Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated seasonal data
 at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in January
 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series were revised for January 1987-
 December 2001 as a result of a change in the aggregation weights for
 dependently adjusted series. For further information, please see
 "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the
 October 2001 issue of the CPI Detailed Report.
      
      The seasonal movement of All items and 54 other aggregations is
 derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon
 certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components change their
 seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally
 adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of
 the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted
 indexes will be used before that period.  Note: 48 of the 73 components
 are seasonally adjusted for 2008.
      
      Seasonally adjusted data, including the All items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original release.
 For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data in escalation
 agreements.
      Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some CPI
 series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for better
 estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or sharp
 movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are estimated and
 removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal factors.  Beginning
 with the calculation of seasonal factors for 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was
 used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment.
      
      For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2008, BLS adjusted 20
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected
 food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and vehicles.  For
 example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel series to offset the
 effects of events such as damage to oil refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
      
      For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
      
      For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and
 Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Jeff Wilson at (202) 691-
 6968, or by e-mail at Wilson.Jeff@bls.gov.  If you have general questions
 about the CPI, please call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.
      
      



 Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity
 and service group

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Jan. 2008    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2007       Dec.       Jan.                      Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                                                              2007       2008      Jan.    Dec.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2007    2007    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    210.036    211.080     4.3     0.5     0.9     0.4     0.4 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    629.174    632.301       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.914    206.936    208.837     4.8     0.9     0.4     0.1     0.7 
   Food.......................................     13.833    206.704    208.618     4.9     0.9     0.4     0.1     0.7 
    Food at home..............................      7.660    205.208    207.983     5.8     1.4     0.5     0.0     0.9 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.030    226.461    228.661     5.7     1.0     0.7     0.6     0.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.807    198.755    200.035     5.5     0.6     0.0    -0.1     0.8 
     Dairy and related products...............       .887    205.299    206.905    12.8     0.8     0.5    -0.2     0.2 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.156    272.482    279.072     6.1     2.4     2.0    -0.3     2.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .928    153.648    157.863     4.5     2.7    -0.3    -0.3     1.6 
     Other food at home.......................      1.852    174.057    176.085     3.0     1.2     0.2     0.2     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .277    178.631    180.193     2.9     0.9     0.7     0.4    -0.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .205    176.068    181.813     6.9     3.3     0.7     1.0     1.3 
      Other foods.............................      1.369    188.325    190.037     2.4     0.9     0.0     0.0     0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .404    115.267    115.162     0.4    -0.1     0.5    -0.1    -0.1 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.173    210.233    211.070     3.9     0.4     0.3     0.2     0.4 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .297    145.814    146.649     4.1     0.6     0.4    -0.6     0.6 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.080    208.704    210.425     3.7     0.8     0.2     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     42.427    210.933    212.244     3.0     0.6     0.4     0.3     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     32.596    242.372    243.871     3.1     0.6     0.3     0.3     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.765    239.102    239.850     3.9     0.3     0.4     0.4     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.564    133.545    140.176     4.9     5.0    -0.2     0.3     1.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     23.942    249.532    250.106     2.8     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .325    117.003    117.435     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.0     0.4 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.128    203.006    204.796     5.4     0.9     1.1     0.3     0.0 
    Household energy..........................      4.215    183.516    185.107     5.3     0.9     1.3     0.3    -0.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .351    299.296    306.937    34.7     2.6     8.9     2.5     3.7 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.864    185.155    186.475     3.0     0.7     0.6     0.1    -0.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .913    146.878    148.277     5.4     1.0     0.6     0.5     0.6 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.702    126.066    126.515    -0.5     0.4     0.0     0.0     0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .737    142.100    142.828     2.4     0.5     0.4     0.3     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.731    118.257    115.795    -0.2    -2.1     0.6     0.1     0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .935    112.026    110.691     0.3    -1.2    -0.1    -0.2     0.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.600    109.418    104.367    -1.4    -4.6     0.8     0.8     0.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .185    113.779    113.861     1.3     0.1     0.8    -0.9     1.2 
   Footwear...................................       .679    122.258    121.148     0.2    -0.9     1.1    -0.9     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.688    189.984    190.839     9.4     0.5     3.5     1.0     0.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.583    186.134    186.978     9.6     0.5     3.7     1.0     0.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.191     94.754     94.834     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
     New vehicles.............................      4.632    136.664    136.827    -0.6     0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.3 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................      1.773    136.943    137.203     1.4     0.2    -0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Motor fuel................................      5.482    258.132    260.523    34.4     0.9    11.8     2.8     1.1 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.215    256.790    259.338    34.5     1.0    11.8     2.8     1.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .356    123.928    124.282     3.8     0.3     0.4     0.4     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair......      1.123    226.120    227.732     3.9     0.7     0.3     0.3     0.7 
   Public transportation......................      1.106    233.408    234.334     5.8     0.4     1.3     0.9     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.231    357.661    360.459     4.9     0.8     0.4     0.3     0.5 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.601    293.610    295.355     2.5     0.6     0.4     0.3     0.5 
   Medical care services......................      4.630    376.940    380.135     5.7     0.8     0.4     0.3     0.6 
    Professional services.....................      2.626    304.784    306.529     3.8     0.6     0.2     0.3     0.4 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.467    515.677    523.313     8.5     1.5     0.6     0.5     1.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.647    111.705    112.083     1.0     0.3     0.2     0.0     0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.843    102.691    102.986     0.2     0.3    -0.2     0.3     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.086    121.506    121.762     3.4     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.4 
   Education (2)..............................      2.944    176.927    177.440     5.9     0.3     0.5     0.5     0.6 
    Educational books and supplies............       .207    434.352    437.822     7.9     0.8     0.6     0.8     0.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.736    510.016    511.301     5.7     0.3     0.5     0.5     0.6 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.142     83.282     83.396     0.7     0.1    -0.5     0.0     0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      2.975     80.546     80.642     0.5     0.1    -0.5     0.0     0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.342     98.792     98.906     2.1     0.1    -0.3     0.0     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .634     10.215     10.229    -6.2     0.1    -1.7     0.1     0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (2) (6)...............       .242      8.936      9.026   -12.0     1.0    -4.1    -0.1     1.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.277    337.633    339.052     3.0     0.4     0.2     0.3     0.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .731    566.696    572.684     5.4     1.1     0.2     0.8     1.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.546    197.643    198.112     2.4     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .639    158.236    158.201     0.3     0.0     0.1    -0.2     0.0 
    Personal care services (1)................       .629    219.656    219.932     2.8     0.1     0.3     0.5     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.044    329.908    332.183     3.8     0.7     0.2     0.4     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     41.269    170.511    171.179     5.7     0.4     1.8     0.5     0.5 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.914    206.936    208.837     4.8     0.9     0.4     0.1     0.7 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     26.356    150.162    150.303     6.2     0.1     2.6     0.7     0.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.519    188.635    188.692    11.8     0.0     5.5    -0.2     1.4 
    Apparel...................................      3.731    118.257    115.795    -0.2    -2.1     0.6     0.1     0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.787    236.735    238.389    16.0     0.7     5.4     1.2     1.6 
   Durables...................................     10.837    112.093    112.300    -0.9     0.2     0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
 Services.....................................     58.731    249.225    250.648     3.3     0.6     0.3     0.3     0.3 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     32.271    252.669    254.239     3.1     0.6     0.3     0.3     0.4 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .325    117.003    117.435     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.0     0.4 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.864    185.155    186.475     3.0     0.7     0.6     0.1    -0.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .913    146.878    148.277     5.4     1.0     0.6     0.5     0.6 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .737    142.100    142.828     2.4     0.5     0.4     0.3     0.5 
  Transportation services.....................      5.350    236.504    237.347     2.6     0.4     0.4     0.4     0.5 
  Medical care services.......................      4.630    376.940    380.135     5.7     0.8     0.4     0.3     0.6 
  Other services..............................     10.641    289.945    290.905     3.4     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.167    210.610    211.512     4.2     0.4     1.0     0.4     0.3 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.404    199.734    200.609     4.9     0.4     1.2     0.4     0.4 
 All items less medical care..................     93.769    202.600    203.569     4.2     0.5     0.9     0.4     0.4 
 Commodities less food........................     27.436    152.344    152.531     6.1     0.1     2.5     0.6     0.4 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.599    189.844    190.000    11.2     0.1     5.1     0.2     1.0 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.868    233.014    234.667    14.8     0.7     5.1     1.3     1.2 
 Nondurables..................................     30.432    198.422    199.346     8.2     0.5     2.6     0.3     0.8 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.460    263.966    265.311     3.6     0.5     0.3     0.3     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.101    238.894    240.201     3.1     0.5     0.2     0.3     0.3 
 Energy.......................................      9.698    217.506    219.465    19.6     0.9     6.9     1.7     0.7 
 All items less energy........................     90.302    210.890    211.846     2.8     0.5     0.3     0.2     0.4 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.469    212.356    213.138     2.5     0.4     0.2     0.2     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.602    140.014    139.845     0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.0     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      5.834    261.976    264.660    34.4     1.0    11.6     2.8     1.3 
   Services less energy services..............     54.867    255.785    257.220     3.4     0.6     0.3     0.3     0.4 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .476     $ .474       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .159     $ .158       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   6 This item will be rebased to December 2007=100 beginning with the release of March 2008 data.  All historical data
 will be revised to reflect the new base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.



 Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
 commodity and service group

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.                                                  
                                               2007      2007      2007      2008                                                  
                                                                                      Apr.    July    Oct.    Jan.    July    Jan. 
                                                                                      2007    2007    2007    2008    2007    2008 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  209.055   210.930   211.680   212.516     4.4     3.9     2.6     6.8     4.1     4.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  205.985   206.740   206.929   208.326     5.5     4.7     4.5     4.6     5.1     4.6 
   Food....................................  205.636   206.414   206.584   208.026     5.6     4.8     4.6     4.7     5.2     4.6 
    Food at home...........................  204.056   204.982   205.001   206.921     7.5     5.2     4.5     5.7     6.3     5.1 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  225.016   226.575   227.852   229.175     6.3     4.0     5.0     7.6     5.2     6.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  198.436   198.357   198.250   199.747    10.5     5.2     3.4     2.7     7.8     3.0 
     Dairy and related products............  204.544   205.627   205.278   205.698     8.4    29.2    12.9     2.3    18.4     7.5 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  262.008   267.159   266.288   272.105    11.2    -5.5     4.0    16.3     2.5    10.0 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  155.354   154.933   154.480   156.941     4.6     5.1     4.1     4.1     4.8     4.1 
     Other food at home....................  174.686   175.064   175.436   176.178     3.4     3.1     2.3     3.5     3.3     2.9 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  178.095   179.285   179.933   179.774     1.7     3.7     2.3     3.8     2.7     3.1 
      Fats and oils........................  175.380   176.692   178.470   180.743     3.6     6.6     4.6    12.8     5.1     8.6 
      Other foods..........................  189.591   189.597   189.640   190.435     3.8     2.4     1.8     1.8     3.1     1.8 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  114.850   115.396   115.267   115.162     2.3    -1.0    -0.6     1.1     0.6     0.3 
    Food away from home (1)................  209.275   209.854   210.233   211.070     3.1     4.4     4.6     3.5     3.7     4.0 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  146.074   146.628   145.814   146.649     6.5     4.6     3.6     1.6     5.6     2.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  209.252   209.711   210.143   210.953     4.2     3.6     3.6     3.3     3.9     3.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  211.110   211.861   212.409   212.920     3.5     2.8     2.2     3.5     3.2     2.9 
   Shelter.................................  242.635   243.295   243.974   244.744     2.8     3.4     2.7     3.5     3.1     3.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  237.122   238.050   238.925   239.745     4.0     3.3     3.8     4.5     3.7     4.2 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  144.875   144.578   145.050   146.695     0.3    16.4    -1.3     5.1     8.0     1.8 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  248.045   248.790   249.425   250.051     2.9     2.0     2.9     3.3     2.4     3.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  116.640   116.997   117.003   117.435     0.5    -3.3     0.2     2.8    -1.4     1.5 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  202.591   204.915   205.615   205.567    10.5     2.7     2.9     6.0     6.5     4.5 
    Household energy.......................  183.354   185.667   186.261   185.991    11.7     2.3     2.5     5.9     6.9     4.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  264.654   288.217   295.293   306.227    17.7    22.4    27.3    79.3    20.0    51.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  187.206   188.264   188.470   187.489    11.2     0.7     0.6     0.6     5.8     0.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  145.748   146.602   147.262   148.142     4.9     5.1     5.0     6.7     5.0     5.9 
   Household furnishings and operations....  126.377   126.406   126.414   126.493     0.3    -0.7    -1.7     0.4    -0.2    -0.7 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  141.013   141.610   142.100   142.828     2.1     1.3     0.9     5.2     1.7     3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.430   119.125   119.240   119.759    -2.9    -1.3    -0.9     4.6    -2.1     1.8 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.422   112.341   112.167   112.941    -0.8     2.3    -2.0     1.9     0.7    -0.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  108.734   109.575   110.443   110.658    -4.1    -6.9    -1.6     7.3    -5.5     2.7 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  114.786   115.708   114.632   116.049    -3.7    -4.7     9.7     4.5    -4.2     7.0 
   Footwear................................  122.165   123.519   122.469   123.246    -3.9     3.7    -2.4     3.6    -0.2     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  186.134   192.718   194.653   195.722     9.3     7.8     1.7    22.3     8.5    11.5 
   Private transportation..................  182.124   188.833   190.738   191.811     9.8     8.2     1.3    23.0     9.0    11.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   94.384    94.372    94.405    94.318    -0.5     0.8     0.0    -0.3     0.1    -0.1 
     New vehicles..........................  135.984   136.038   135.953   135.597     0.6    -0.7    -1.0    -1.1    -0.1    -1.1 
     Used cars and trucks (1)..............  136.950   136.616   136.943   137.203    -2.6     5.0     2.8     0.7     1.1     1.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  243.617   272.290   279.928   283.011    38.0    26.3     2.6    82.1    32.1    36.7 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  242.460   271.068   278.588   281.880    38.3    26.3     2.6    82.7    32.2    36.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  123.017   123.487   123.928   124.282     3.2     2.7     5.0     4.2     3.0     4.6 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair...  224.826   225.440   226.137   227.730     4.4     3.4     2.4     5.3     3.9     3.8 
   Public transportation...................  233.276   236.368   238.571   239.414     2.4     1.1     9.3    10.9     1.7    10.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  356.384   357.745   358.861   360.815     4.1     5.0     5.6     5.1     4.5     5.3 
   Medical care commodities................  292.110   293.352   294.241   295.763    -0.3     2.3     3.0     5.1     1.0     4.1 
   Medical care services...................  375.763   377.152   378.338   380.459     5.4     5.8     6.4     5.1     5.6     5.7 
    Professional services..................  304.197   304.874   305.907   307.011     3.4     3.8     4.4     3.8     3.6     4.1 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  511.704   514.748   517.505   522.889     7.4     7.9     9.7     9.0     7.7     9.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  111.793   111.978   112.008   112.242     0.2     0.4     1.7     1.6     0.3     1.6 
   Video and audio (2).....................  103.132   102.974   103.291   103.337    -1.9     0.5     1.4     0.8    -0.7     1.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  120.741   120.792   121.127   121.578     4.1     3.5     3.1     2.8     3.8     2.9 
   Education (2)...........................  174.058   174.992   175.861   176.895     6.0     5.2     5.6     6.7     5.6     6.1 
    Educational books and supplies.........  430.155   432.699   436.329   436.635     9.5     7.8     8.3     6.2     8.6     7.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  501.501   504.173   506.547   509.715     5.7     5.0     5.4     6.7     5.4     6.0 
   Communication (2).......................   83.663    83.254    83.287    83.392     2.1     1.7     0.5    -1.3     1.9    -0.4 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   80.946    80.519    80.546    80.642     2.2     0.8     0.5    -1.5     1.5    -0.5 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............   99.031    98.775    98.792    98.906     3.0     4.0     1.9    -0.5     3.5     0.7 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.385    10.204    10.215    10.229    -1.1   -12.0    -5.3    -5.9    -6.7    -5.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (2) (6)............    9.324     8.946     8.936     9.026    -3.3   -20.6   -11.1   -12.2   -12.4   -11.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  335.843   336.671   337.641   339.063     2.7     2.6     2.8     3.9     2.7     3.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  560.626   561.967   566.696   572.684     3.1     4.7     4.9     8.9     3.9     6.9 
   Personal care...........................  196.884   197.373   197.648   198.120     2.6     2.1     2.2     2.5     2.3     2.4 
    Personal care products (1).............  158.381   158.561   158.236   158.201     2.5    -0.5    -0.2    -0.5     1.0    -0.3 
    Personal care services (1).............  217.887   218.604   219.656   219.932     2.5     2.5     2.2     3.8     2.5     3.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  328.406   329.106   330.466   332.309     3.4     2.3     4.6     4.8     2.9     4.7 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  168.707   171.679   172.460   173.359     5.8     4.7     2.1    11.5     5.2     6.7 
  Food and beverages.......................  205.985   206.740   206.929   208.326     5.5     4.7     4.5     4.6     5.1     4.6 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  148.044   151.881   152.893   153.519     5.9     4.6     0.6    15.6     5.3     7.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  183.229   193.322   192.968   195.609    11.7     5.1     2.4    29.9     8.4    15.3 
    Apparel................................  118.430   119.125   119.240   119.759    -2.9    -1.3    -0.9     4.6    -2.1     1.8 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  227.299   239.667   242.577   246.553    17.5    13.3    -1.7    38.4    15.4    16.6 
   Durables................................  112.084   112.158   112.098   112.020    -0.9    -1.4    -0.9    -0.2    -1.1    -0.5 
 Services..................................  249.062   249.821   250.537   251.317     3.5     3.2     3.0     3.7     3.4     3.3 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  252.924   253.589   254.282   255.206     2.9     3.5     2.6     3.7     3.2     3.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   116.640   116.997   117.003   117.435     0.5    -3.3     0.2     2.8    -1.4     1.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  187.206   188.264   188.470   187.489    11.2     0.7     0.6     0.6     5.8     0.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  145.748   146.602   147.262   148.142     4.9     5.1     5.0     6.7     5.0     5.9 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  141.013   141.610   142.100   142.828     2.1     1.3     0.9     5.2     1.7     3.1 
  Transportation services..................  235.183   236.041   236.887   238.174     0.7     1.8     2.9     5.2     1.2     4.1 
  Medical care services....................  375.763   377.152   378.338   380.459     5.4     5.8     6.4     5.1     5.6     5.7 
  Other services...........................  288.331   288.944   289.835   290.834     3.4     3.4     3.4     3.5     3.4     3.5 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  209.644   211.701   212.548   213.281     4.2     3.7     2.3     7.1     4.0     4.7 
 All items less shelter....................  198.248   200.627   201.415   202.288     5.2     4.1     2.6     8.4     4.6     5.5 
 All items less medical care...............  201.639   203.518   204.248   205.033     4.4     3.8     2.4     6.9     4.1     4.6 
 Commodities less food.....................  150.301   154.047   155.044   155.681     5.8     4.6     0.8    15.1     5.2     7.7 
 Nondurables less food.....................  184.419   193.857   194.184   196.169    12.5     6.1     0.0    28.0     9.3    13.2 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  224.472   235.954   239.022   241.905    17.2    12.3    -2.2    34.9    14.8    14.9 
 Nondurables...............................  195.263   200.294   200.818   202.477     9.2     5.3     3.0    15.6     7.2     9.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  263.189   263.971   264.852   265.500     4.3     3.6     2.8     3.6     3.9     3.2 
 Services less medical care services.......  238.851   239.387   240.112   240.726     3.4     3.4     2.6     3.2     3.4     2.9 
 Energy....................................  210.690   225.218   229.076   230.633    24.6    14.4     2.6    43.6    19.4    21.4 
 All items less energy.....................  210.518   211.070   211.498   212.281     2.5     2.8     2.6     3.4     2.7     3.0 
  All items less food and energy...........  212.115   212.626   213.103   213.765     2.0     2.5     2.3     3.1     2.2     2.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  139.993   140.163   140.200   140.422    -0.5     0.0    -0.1     1.2    -0.2     0.6 
    Energy commodities.....................  246.129   274.623   282.263   286.070    36.6    26.1     4.1    82.5    31.2    37.8 
   Services less energy services...........  255.400   256.130   256.897   257.857     3.0     3.4     3.2     3.9     3.2     3.5 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   6 This item will be rebased to December 2007=100 beginning with the release of March 2008 data.  All historical data will be
 revised to reflect the new base.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.



 Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-U                      Pricing                                          Jan. 2008 from--   Dec. 2007 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.                                      
                                                          2007      2007      2007      2008    Jan.  Nov.  Dec.  Dec.  Oct.  Nov.
                                                                                                2007  2007  2007  2006  2007  2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      208.936   210.177   210.036   211.080   4.3   0.4   0.5   4.1   0.5  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      221.951   223.356   223.425   224.325   3.9   0.4   0.4   3.8   0.7   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      224.636   225.766   225.688   226.310   3.6   0.2   0.3   3.6   0.5   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      130.761   132.049   132.323   133.301   4.8   0.9   0.7   4.4   1.2   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      199.455   200.762   200.227   201.427   4.3   0.3   0.6   3.8   0.4  -0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      200.927   202.012   201.519   202.830   4.0   0.4   0.7   3.5   0.3  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      127.349   128.392   128.040   128.753   4.8   0.3   0.6   4.1   0.5  -0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      195.054   196.569   195.819   196.708   4.9   0.1   0.5   4.7   0.4  -0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      202.155   203.437   203.457   204.510   4.9   0.5   0.5   4.4   0.6   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      204.779   205.698   206.078   207.221   4.8   0.7   0.6   4.4   0.6   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      128.600   129.556   129.368   129.937   4.9   0.3   0.4   4.5   0.6  -0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      200.712   202.550   202.878   204.524   4.3   1.0   0.8   3.5   1.1   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      213.917   214.904   214.733   215.739   3.8   0.4   0.5   4.1   0.4  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      217.314   218.196   218.020   219.036   3.8   0.4   0.5   4.0   0.3  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      129.866   130.581   130.481   131.328   4.0   0.6   0.6   4.4   0.5  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      191.324   192.224   192.140   193.045   4.0   0.4   0.5   3.9   0.4   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      128.869   129.848   129.718   130.431   4.7   0.4   0.5   4.4   0.7  -0.1 
   D.........................................    M      200.941   202.525   202.333   203.200   4.4   0.3   0.4   4.0   0.7  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      206.696   207.821   207.155   208.757   4.7   0.5   0.8   4.7   0.2  -0.3 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      218.696   219.943   219.373   220.918   3.9   0.4   0.7   4.2   0.3  -0.3 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      228.552   229.504   229.395   229.869   3.7   0.2   0.2   3.7   0.4   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   230.689         -   231.980   3.4   0.6     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   197.726         -   199.686   4.2   1.0     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   196.465         -   197.079   4.3   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   135.151         -   136.293   4.9   0.8     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      201.938         -   202.751         -     -     -     -   4.1   0.4     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      201.786         -   200.201         -     -     -     -   1.9  -0.8     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      184.922         -   186.246         -     -     -     -   3.9   0.7     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      215.159         -   217.319         -     -     -     -   5.8   1.0     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      218.929         -   219.025         -     -     -     -   3.5   0.0     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      217.949         -   218.485         -     -     -     -   3.8   0.2     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      218.427         -   218.966         -     -     -     -   4.6   0.2     - 

   1 Areas on pricing schedule 2 (see Table 10) will appear next month. 
   2 Regions defined as the four Census regions.  See technical notes.
   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.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.



 Table 4. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure
 category and commodity and service group

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Jan. 2008    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2007       Dec.       Jan.                      Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                                                              2007       2008      Jan.    Dec.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2007    2007    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    205.777    206.744     4.6     0.5     1.0     0.4     0.4 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    612.948    615.828       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.926    206.141    208.055     4.9     0.9     0.3     0.1     0.7 
   Food.......................................     14.901    205.855    207.794     5.0     0.9     0.3     0.1     0.7 
    Food at home..............................      8.595    204.141    206.870     5.8     1.3     0.4     0.0     0.9 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.110    226.696    229.105     5.9     1.1     0.7     0.5     0.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.192    198.489    199.686     5.6     0.6    -0.1     0.0     0.7 
     Dairy and related products...............       .965    205.149    206.652    13.1     0.7     0.6    -0.2     0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.218    269.533    275.843     6.0     2.3     2.0    -0.4     2.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.094    152.883    157.130     4.3     2.8    -0.2    -0.4     1.5 
     Other food at home.......................      2.016    173.511    175.572     3.1     1.2     0.1     0.2     0.5 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .279    177.051    178.902     2.9     1.0     0.5     0.3     0.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    176.736    182.307     6.9     3.2     0.8     0.9     1.2 
      Other foods.............................      1.504    188.646    190.364     2.5     0.9    -0.1     0.0     0.5 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .438    115.658    115.658     0.8     0.0     0.4    -0.1     0.0 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.305    209.931    210.776     3.9     0.4     0.2     0.2     0.4 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .218    144.454    145.625     3.6     0.8     0.3    -0.5     0.8 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.025    208.934    210.473     3.8     0.7     0.1     0.3     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.994    206.638    207.692     3.1     0.5     0.4     0.2     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     30.397    235.480    236.550     3.1     0.5     0.3     0.3     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      7.979    238.216    238.955     3.9     0.3     0.4     0.3     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      1.233    133.179    139.825     5.4     5.0     0.0     0.2     1.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     20.888    226.151    226.703     2.8     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .297    117.396    117.740     0.0     0.3     0.3     0.0     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.637    200.831    202.663     5.1     0.9     1.1     0.3     0.0 
    Household energy..........................      4.670    180.379    182.025     5.0     0.9     1.2     0.3    -0.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .323    298.656    306.087    34.9     2.5     8.7     2.3     3.7 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.347    183.066    184.522     2.8     0.8     0.6     0.1    -0.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .966    147.186    148.528     5.4     0.9     0.6     0.5     0.5 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.960    121.880    122.322    -0.2     0.4     0.0     0.0     0.2 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .339    144.659    145.431     2.6     0.5     0.3     0.3     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.998    118.126    115.866     0.5    -1.9     0.4     0.2     0.8 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................      1.031    112.487    111.494     1.6    -0.9     0.0     0.3     1.0 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.619    109.375    104.456    -1.2    -4.5     0.4     0.8     0.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .251    116.419    116.323     1.2    -0.1     0.8    -1.3     1.7 
   Footwear...................................       .821    122.029    121.137     0.5    -0.7     0.8    -0.7     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     20.054    189.967    190.918    10.2     0.5     3.8     1.1     0.7 
   Private transportation.....................     19.287    187.159    188.093    10.4     0.5     3.9     1.1     0.7 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.952     93.733     93.842     0.1     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
     New vehicles.............................      4.172    137.736    137.931    -0.6     0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.2 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................      3.103    137.791    138.052     1.5     0.2    -0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Motor fuel................................      6.940    259.032    261.531    34.6     1.0    11.7     2.8     1.2 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      6.597    257.792    260.457    34.8     1.0    11.7     2.8     1.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .446    123.786    124.416     4.1     0.5     0.4     0.4     0.5 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair......      1.169    228.692    230.255     3.8     0.7     0.3     0.3     0.7 
   Public transportation......................       .767    231.363    232.594     5.3     0.5     1.1     0.7     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.192    357.745    360.710     5.1     0.8     0.4     0.3     0.6 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.295    285.913    287.703     2.3     0.6     0.5     0.3     0.5 
   Medical care services......................      3.897    378.119    381.507     5.9     0.9     0.4     0.3     0.6 
    Professional services.....................      2.159    307.333    309.169     4.0     0.6     0.2     0.3     0.4 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.260    510.961    518.853     8.6     1.5     0.5     0.5     1.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.341    108.702    109.046     0.7     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.987    102.523    102.839     0.5     0.3    -0.2     0.4     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      5.987    117.782    118.097     3.0     0.3     0.0     0.2     0.3 
   Education (2)..............................      2.377    174.276    175.134     5.6     0.5     0.5     0.5     0.6 
    Educational books and supplies............       .204    437.391    441.207     7.9     0.9     0.5     0.8     0.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.174    491.554    493.797     5.4     0.5     0.5     0.5     0.7 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.609     85.834     85.935     1.1     0.1    -0.4     0.0     0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.488     83.917     84.008     0.9     0.1    -0.5     0.0     0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.869     98.887     98.988     2.0     0.1    -0.3     0.0     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .619     10.722     10.737    -5.2     0.1    -1.5     0.1     0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (2) (6)...............       .228      8.843      8.937   -11.3     1.1    -3.9    -0.3     1.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.508    348.830    350.630     3.4     0.5     0.2     0.4     0.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.183    568.410    574.724     5.5     1.1     0.2     0.9     1.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.325    195.467    195.885     2.4     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .647    158.407    158.167     0.4    -0.2     0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .560    219.945    220.324     2.8     0.2     0.3     0.5     0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........       .910    330.850    333.154     4.1     0.7     0.3     0.3     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     44.745    172.952    173.711     6.4     0.4     1.9     0.5     0.6 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.926    206.141    208.055     4.9     0.9     0.3     0.1     0.7 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     28.819    154.086    154.345     7.4     0.2     2.9     0.8     0.6 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     17.315    196.636    196.910    13.5     0.1     5.9     0.0     1.6 
    Apparel...................................      3.998    118.126    115.866     0.5    -1.9     0.4     0.2     0.8 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     13.318    249.863    251.751    17.9     0.8     6.1     1.6     1.4 
   Durables...................................     11.504    112.450    112.688    -0.5     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.0 
 Services.....................................     55.255    244.275    245.484     3.2     0.5     0.3     0.3     0.3 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     30.100    227.035    228.071     3.2     0.5     0.3     0.3     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .297    117.396    117.740     0.0     0.3     0.3     0.0     0.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.347    183.066    184.522     2.8     0.8     0.6     0.1    -0.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .966    147.186    148.528     5.4     0.9     0.6     0.5     0.5 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .339    144.659    145.431     2.6     0.5     0.3     0.3     0.5 
  Transportation services.....................      5.266    236.020    236.883     2.2     0.4     0.3     0.3     0.5 
  Medical care services.......................      3.897    378.119    381.507     5.9     0.9     0.4     0.3     0.6 
  Other services..............................     10.042    278.783    279.780     3.1     0.4     0.1     0.3     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     85.099    205.575    206.371     4.6     0.4     1.1     0.4     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.603    197.174    198.113     5.3     0.5     1.3     0.4     0.5 
 All items less medical care..................     94.808    199.431    200.329     4.6     0.5     1.1     0.4     0.4 
 Commodities less food........................     29.844    156.073    156.365     7.2     0.2     2.8     0.8     0.6 
 Nondurables less food........................     18.341    197.551    197.892    12.9     0.2     5.5     0.0     1.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.343    245.286    247.136    16.7     0.8     5.6     1.5     1.3 
 Nondurables..................................     33.241    202.222    203.268     9.0     0.5     3.0     0.0     1.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     25.155    233.314    234.576     3.3     0.5     0.3     0.3     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     51.358    234.468    235.557     3.0     0.5     0.2     0.3     0.3 
 Energy.......................................     11.610    218.104    220.163    20.4     0.9     7.2     1.8     0.8 
 All items less energy........................     88.390    205.155    205.991     2.9     0.4     0.2     0.2     0.4 
  All items less food and energy..............     73.489    205.377    205.992     2.4     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.581    140.815    140.696     0.5    -0.1     0.1     0.1     0.3 
    Energy commodities........................      7.264    261.928    264.633    34.6     1.0    11.5     2.8     1.4 
   Services less energy services..............     50.908    250.925    252.103     3.3     0.5     0.3     0.3     0.3 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .486     $ .484       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .163     $ .162       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   6 This item will be rebased to December 2007=100 beginning with the release of March 2008 data.  All historical data
 will be revised to reflect the new base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.



 Table 5. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by
 expenditure category and commodity and service group

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.                                                  
                                               2007      2007      2007      2008                                                  
                                                                                      Apr.    July    Oct.    Jan.    July    Jan. 
                                                                                      2007    2007    2007    2008    2007    2008 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  204.496   206.586   207.386   208.301     4.9     4.1     2.7     7.7     4.5     5.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  205.286   205.952   206.145   207.555     5.8     4.9     4.5     4.5     5.3     4.5 
   Food....................................  204.918   205.618   205.780   207.222     5.9     5.0     4.6     4.6     5.4     4.6 
    Food at home...........................  203.172   204.016   204.017   205.887     7.7     5.4     4.6     5.5     6.6     5.0 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  225.315   226.906   228.116   229.488     7.2     3.8     4.8     7.6     5.5     6.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  198.156   198.016   197.974   199.343    10.4     5.8     3.5     2.4     8.1     3.0 
     Dairy and related products............  204.364   205.536   205.206   205.370     9.4    30.4    12.5     2.0    19.5     7.1 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  259.781   264.861   263.920   269.770    11.5    -6.0     3.8    16.3     2.4     9.9 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  154.693   154.322   153.768   156.112     4.3     5.5     3.8     3.7     4.9     3.8 
     Other food at home....................  174.215   174.463   174.809   175.682     3.3     3.1     2.8     3.4     3.2     3.1 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  176.844   177.710   178.326   178.505     1.4     3.3     2.9     3.8     2.4     3.4 
      Fats and oils........................  176.163   177.527   179.208   181.290     4.4     5.5     5.7    12.2     4.9     8.9 
      Other foods..........................  189.947   189.803   189.809   190.770     3.5     2.6     2.2     1.7     3.1     2.0 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  115.378   115.803   115.658   115.658     2.4    -0.3     0.1     1.0     1.0     0.5 
    Food away from home (1)................  209.037   209.518   209.931   210.776     3.2     4.2     4.7     3.4     3.7     4.0 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  144.764   145.233   144.454   145.625     7.3     4.1     0.9     2.4     5.7     1.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  209.364   209.491   210.180   211.034     4.5     4.0     3.4     3.2     4.3     3.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  206.312   207.123   207.639   208.096     3.8     2.6     2.4     3.5     3.2     3.0 
   Shelter.................................  234.946   235.668   236.320   236.955     3.0     3.0     2.9     3.5     3.0     3.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  236.309   237.208   237.988   238.767     4.1     3.5     3.8     4.2     3.8     4.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  144.420   144.435   144.750   146.621     0.8    15.7    -0.9     6.2     8.0     2.6 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  224.774   225.451   226.048   226.656     2.8     2.0     2.8     3.4     2.4     3.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  116.982   117.370   117.396   117.740     0.7    -3.5     0.2     2.6    -1.4     1.4 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  200.708   202.933   203.522   203.514    10.5     2.2     2.8     5.7     6.3     4.3 
    Household energy.......................  180.525   182.704   183.168   182.988    11.6     1.7     2.4     5.6     6.5     4.0 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  264.919   287.993   294.530   305.305    18.5    23.8    27.8    76.4    21.1    50.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  185.208   186.277   186.409   185.607    11.1     0.2     0.6     0.9     5.5     0.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  146.020   146.890   147.594   148.371     4.8     5.2     5.0     6.6     5.0     5.8 
   Household furnishings and operations....  122.158   122.149   122.123   122.389    -0.1    -0.3    -1.4     0.8    -0.2    -0.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  143.886   144.275   144.659   145.431     2.1     2.0     2.0     4.4     2.1     3.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.131   118.615   118.809   119.760    -2.3    -1.3    -0.2     5.6    -1.8     2.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.414   112.382   112.718   113.796     0.3     1.2    -0.1     5.0     0.7     2.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  108.946   109.374   110.224   110.735    -4.1    -6.0    -1.0     6.7    -5.1     2.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  117.039   118.008   116.423   118.421    -4.4    -3.6     8.7     4.8    -4.0     6.7 
   Footwear................................  122.065   123.012   122.170   122.938    -2.3     4.1    -2.4     2.9     0.8     0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  185.904   192.987   195.050   196.402    10.2     8.9     1.6    24.6     9.5    12.5 
   Private transportation..................  182.995   190.157   192.213   193.565    10.5     9.2     1.3    25.2     9.9    12.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   93.452    93.401    93.445    93.452    -0.7     1.3     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.1 
     New vehicles..........................  137.119   137.175   137.046   136.764     0.3    -0.3    -1.3    -1.0     0.0    -1.2 
     Used cars and trucks (1)..............  137.798   137.457   137.791   138.052    -2.5     5.1     2.7     0.7     1.2     1.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  244.600   273.216   280.926   284.180    38.5    26.9     2.6    82.2    32.5    36.7 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  243.513   272.061   279.754   283.087    38.7    27.1     2.4    82.6    32.8    36.8 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  122.830   123.302   123.786   124.416     3.1     3.3     5.0     5.3     3.2     5.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair...  227.303   227.993   228.691   230.251     4.5     3.4     2.1     5.3     4.0     3.7 
   Public transportation...................  231.689   234.266   236.012   237.118     2.3     0.9     8.7     9.7     1.6     9.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  356.371   357.778   358.906   361.100     4.3     4.9     5.9     5.4     4.6     5.7 
   Medical care commodities................  284.407   285.747   286.734   288.251    -0.8     1.7     3.0     5.5     0.5     4.3 
   Medical care services...................  376.812   378.222   379.384   381.817     5.7     5.8     6.7     5.4     5.7     6.1 
    Professional services..................  306.728   307.357   308.431   309.634     3.8     3.7     4.6     3.8     3.7     4.2 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  506.732   509.438   512.146   518.313     7.4     7.3    10.4     9.5     7.4     9.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  108.860   108.936   108.995   109.201     0.0    -0.1     1.8     1.3    -0.1     1.5 
   Video and audio (2).....................  102.822   102.659   103.054   103.205    -1.7     0.4     1.8     1.5    -0.7     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  117.318   117.277   117.559   117.947     3.8     3.3     2.6     2.2     3.6     2.4 
   Education (2)...........................  171.706   172.588   173.490   174.582     5.9     4.7     5.1     6.9     5.3     6.0 
    Educational books and supplies.........  433.903   436.077   439.590   439.883     9.3     7.9     8.7     5.6     8.6     7.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  483.966   486.458   488.861   492.237     5.6     4.4     4.7     7.0     5.0     5.9 
   Communication (2).......................   86.185    85.810    85.837    85.933     2.4     2.3     0.8    -1.2     2.3    -0.2 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   84.282    83.894    83.917    84.008     2.4     1.7     0.8    -1.3     2.1    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............   99.149    98.874    98.887    98.988     2.9     4.1     1.7    -0.6     3.5     0.5 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.877    10.710    10.722    10.737     0.0   -10.9    -4.4    -5.0    -5.6    -4.7 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (2) (6)............    9.229     8.866     8.843     8.937    -1.8   -19.9   -10.7   -12.1   -11.3   -11.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  346.874   347.645   348.898   350.676     3.1     3.1     3.0     4.5     3.1     3.7 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  562.134   563.435   568.410   574.724     3.2     4.9     5.0     9.3     4.0     7.1 
   Personal care...........................  194.878   195.302   195.524   195.924     3.1     2.2     2.0     2.2     2.7     2.1 
    Personal care products (1).............  158.408   158.579   158.407   158.167     2.8    -0.3    -0.1    -0.6     1.2    -0.4 
    Personal care services (1).............  218.149   218.897   219.945   220.324     2.6     2.6     2.1     4.0     2.6     3.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  329.823   330.664   331.721   333.520     4.6     2.9     4.6     4.6     3.7     4.6 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  170.962   174.229   175.167   176.292     6.5     5.5     2.3    13.1     6.0     7.5 
  Food and beverages.......................  205.286   205.952   206.145   207.555     5.8     4.9     4.5     4.5     5.3     4.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  151.648   155.974   157.215   158.122     6.9     5.9     1.0    18.2     6.4     9.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  190.513   201.748   201.649   204.777    14.1     5.8     2.9    33.5     9.9    17.2 
    Apparel................................  118.131   118.615   118.809   119.760    -2.3    -1.3    -0.2     5.6    -1.8     2.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  239.066   253.733   257.755   261.377    20.6    15.5    -3.0    42.9    18.0    17.8 
   Durables................................  112.367   112.470   112.476   112.528    -1.2    -0.9    -0.5     0.6    -1.1     0.0 
 Services..................................  243.793   244.542   245.199   245.868     3.7     2.9     3.0     3.4     3.3     3.2 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  226.511   227.238   227.878   228.476     3.2     3.2     2.8     3.5     3.2     3.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   116.982   117.370   117.396   117.740     0.7    -3.5     0.2     2.6    -1.4     1.4 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  185.208   186.277   186.409   185.607    11.1     0.2     0.6     0.9     5.5     0.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  146.020   146.890   147.594   148.371     4.8     5.2     5.0     6.6     5.0     5.8 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  143.886   144.275   144.659   145.431     2.1     2.0     2.0     4.4     2.1     3.2 
  Transportation services..................  234.618   235.256   235.963   237.214     0.7     1.5     2.3     4.5     1.1     3.4 
  Medical care services....................  376.812   378.222   379.384   381.817     5.7     5.8     6.7     5.4     5.7     6.1 
  Other services...........................  277.727   278.127   278.909   279.758     3.2     3.1     3.2     3.0     3.2     3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  204.232   206.575   207.491   208.298     4.7     3.9     2.3     8.2     4.3     5.2 
 All items less shelter....................  195.609   198.217   199.078   200.108     5.7     4.5     2.6     9.5     5.1     6.0 
 All items less medical care...............  198.163   200.258   201.041   201.908     4.9     4.0     2.5     7.8     4.5     5.1 
 Commodities less food.....................  153.700   157.933   159.164   160.074     6.8     5.8     1.1    17.6     6.3     9.0 
 Nondurables less food.....................  191.807   202.374   202.296   205.318    13.5     5.8     2.9    31.3     9.6    16.2 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  235.467   248.761   252.459   255.821    19.3    14.7    -2.6    39.3    17.0    16.5 
 Nondurables...............................  198.841   204.803   204.783   206.961     9.7     5.2     4.3    17.4     7.5    10.6 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  232.837   233.423   234.129   234.673     4.4     3.4     2.4     3.2     3.9     2.8 
 Services less medical care services.......  234.070   234.646   235.252   235.849     3.5     3.0     2.5     3.1     3.3     2.8 
 Energy....................................  211.122   226.219   230.224   232.031    25.5    15.1     2.5    45.9    20.2    22.3 
 All items less energy.....................  204.575   205.063   205.468   206.280     2.6     2.8     2.7     3.4     2.7     3.0 
  All items less food and energy...........  204.872   205.315   205.774   206.456     2.0     2.3     2.3     3.1     2.1     2.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  140.700   140.789   140.900   141.352    -0.4     0.5     0.2     1.9     0.0     1.0 
    Energy commodities.....................  246.446   274.866   282.540   286.486    37.3    26.7     3.8    82.6    31.9    37.7 
   Services less energy services...........  250.128   250.837   251.555   252.403     3.1     3.1     3.2     3.7     3.1     3.4 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   6 This item will be rebased to December 2007=100 beginning with the release of March 2008 data.  All historical data will be
 revised to reflect the new base.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.



 Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-W                      Pricing                                          Jan. 2008 from--   Dec. 2007 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.                                      
                                                          2007      2007      2007      2008    Jan.  Nov.  Dec.  Dec.  Oct.  Nov.
                                                                                                2007  2007  2007  2006  2007  2007
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      204.338   205.891   205.777   206.744   4.6   0.4   0.5   4.3   0.7  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      218.151   219.871   220.146   221.065   4.2   0.5   0.4   4.1   0.9   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      219.275   220.710   220.824   221.492   3.9   0.4   0.3   3.8   0.7   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.080   132.485   132.856   133.766   5.0   1.0   0.7   4.7   1.4   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      194.384   196.056   195.493   196.617   4.7   0.3   0.6   4.1   0.6  -0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      194.843   196.343   195.839   196.963   4.3   0.3   0.6   3.8   0.5  -0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      126.879   128.129   127.740   128.561   5.3   0.3   0.6   4.4   0.7  -0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      193.074   194.907   194.099   194.850   4.8   0.0   0.4   4.6   0.5  -0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      199.319   200.849   200.850   201.814   5.3   0.5   0.5   4.7   0.8   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      202.906   203.991   204.370   205.304   5.3   0.6   0.5   4.8   0.7   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      127.265   128.407   128.206   128.767   5.4   0.3   0.4   4.8   0.7  -0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      200.942   202.913   203.333   204.954   4.9   1.0   0.8   3.9   1.2   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      208.304   209.629   209.488   210.342   4.2   0.3   0.4   4.3   0.6  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      210.025   211.268   211.095   212.040   4.2   0.4   0.4   4.3   0.5  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      129.419   130.356   130.309   130.935   4.3   0.4   0.5   4.6   0.7   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      189.471   190.680   190.622   191.461   4.4   0.4   0.4   4.2   0.6   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      128.103   129.268   129.156   129.830   5.1   0.4   0.5   4.7   0.8  -0.1 
   D.........................................    M      199.275   201.016   200.867   201.685   4.5   0.3   0.4   4.1   0.8  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      199.558   200.887   200.217   201.525   4.9   0.3   0.7   4.9   0.3  -0.3 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      211.259   212.844   212.282   213.825   4.6   0.5   0.7   4.6   0.5  -0.3 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      222.624   223.716   223.873   224.557   4.1   0.4   0.3   4.0   0.6   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   230.440         -   231.291   3.1   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   188.488         -   190.115   4.7   0.9     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   198.521         -   199.407   4.8   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   134.844         -   135.826   5.3   0.7     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      200.714         -   202.034         -     -     -     -   4.6   0.7     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      196.237         -   195.866         -     -     -     -   2.5  -0.2     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      183.426         -   184.975         -     -     -     -   4.2   0.8     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      213.454         -   215.561         -     -     -     -   5.9   1.0     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      218.061         -   218.791         -     -     -     -   3.6   0.3     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      213.133         -   214.204         -     -     -     -   4.2   0.5     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      213.107         -   214.024         -     -     -     -   4.8   0.4     - 

   1 Areas on pricing schedule 2 (see Table 10) will appear next month. 
   2 Regions defined as the four Census regions.  See technical notes.
   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.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.



 Table 7. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U): U.S. city average, by
 expenditure category and commodity and service group

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes         Jan. 2008 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2005-2006                                         
                                                              Dec.      Jan.      Jan.      Dec.  
                                                              2007      2008      2007      2007  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   121.322   121.895       3.9       0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.726   121.638   122.754       4.6       0.9 
   Food.......................................     13.648   121.694   122.818       4.7       0.9 
    Food at home..............................      7.557   118.456   120.057       5.3       1.4 
    Food away from home.......................      6.091   125.981   126.480       3.9       0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077   121.283   122.294       4.1       0.8 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.421   125.440   126.224       2.8       0.6 
   Shelter....................................     32.409   127.841   128.649       3.0       0.6 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.004   149.631   150.932       4.7       0.9 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      5.008    95.081    95.406      -0.8       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.988    88.224    86.315      -0.6      -2.2 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.393   126.437   126.959       9.2       0.4 
   Private transportation.....................     16.285   127.421   127.949       9.4       0.4 
   Public transportation......................      1.108   114.952   115.411       6.3       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.085   139.369   140.429       4.6       0.8 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.615   124.573   125.286       2.4       0.6 
   Medical care services......................      4.470   144.832   146.032       5.4       0.8 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      5.935   104.682   104.981       0.0       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.196   106.084   106.292       2.3       0.2 
   Education..................................      2.771   163.920   164.392       5.7       0.3 
   Communication..............................      3.425    73.370    73.458      -0.3       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.257   125.658   126.147       2.9       0.4 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     58.427   129.311   130.051       3.2       0.6 
 Commodities..................................     41.573   111.351   111.721       4.9       0.3 
  Durables....................................     11.817    84.086    84.227      -1.4       0.2 
 Nondurables..................................     29.756   125.520   126.020       7.6       0.4 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.561   115.807   116.208       2.2       0.3 
 Energy.......................................      8.790   185.223   186.870      19.3       0.9 

 Indexes for 2008 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2007 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: February 20, 2008
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