Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release


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                    CONSUMER PRICE INDEX:  JANUARY 2009
 
      The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.4 percent in January, before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  The January
 level of 211.143 (1982-84=100) was virtually unchanged from January 2008.
      
      The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 0.4 percent in January, prior to seasonal adjustment.
 The January level of 205.700 (1982-84=100) was 0.5 percent lower than in
 January 2008.
      
      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 121.208 (December 1999=100) was 0.5 percent lower than in
 January 2008.  Please note that the indexes for the post-2007 period are
 subject to revision.
     
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
      
      On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U increased 0.3 percent in
 January after declining in each of the three previous months.  The energy
 index climbed 1.7 percent in January, its first increase in six months,
 but it was still 31.4 percent below its July 2008 peak level.  Within
 energy, the gasoline index rose 6.0 percent in January after a 19.3
 percent decline in December.  However, some energy components continued to
 decline; the fuel oil index fell 3.7 percent in January and the index for
 natural gas declined 3.6 percent. The food index, which rose sharply
 during the summer and moderated through the fall, increased 0.1 percent in
 January after being virtually unchanged in December.  The food index has
 risen 5.3 percent over the past year.  The (cont.)
     
  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  
                      2008  2008  2008  2008  2008  2008  2009 Jan. 2009 Jan. 2009
                                                                                                                         
 All items..........    .7    .0    .0   -.8  -1.7   -.8    .3      -8.4        .0
  Food and beverages    .9    .6    .5    .4    .2    .1    .1       1.4       5.2
  Housing...........    .6    .0   -.1    .0   -.1    .0    .0       -.3       2.2
  Apparel...........   1.0    .4   -.3   -.7    .1   -.6    .3       -.9       -.9
  Transportation....   1.4   -.9   -.1  -4.8  -9.7  -5.0   1.3     -43.0     -12.6
  Medical care......    .1    .2    .3    .2    .2    .3    .4       3.9       2.6
  Recreation........    .3    .4    .2    .2    .0   -.2    .0       -.5       1.6
  Education and                                                                   
     communication..    .5    .2    .1    .2    .2    .3    .3       3.3       3.6
  Other goods and                                                                 
     services.......    .4    .2    .2    .3    .0    .0    .3       1.5       3.3
 Special indexes:                                                                 
  Energy............   3.5  -2.0  -1.0  -7.8 -16.9  -9.3   1.7     -65.4     -20.4
  Food..............    .9    .6    .5    .4    .2    .0    .1       1.1       5.3
  All items less                                                                  
     food and energy    .3    .2    .1    .0    .1    .0    .2        .9       1.7     
     
 food at home index declined 0.1 percent in January as the fruits and
 vegetables index continued to fall.  The index for all items less food and
 energy rose 0.2 percent in January after being virtually unchanged in
 December.  Contributing to the increase were larger advances in the
 indexes for rent and owners equivalent rent and upturns in the indexes for
 new vehicles and apparel.
      
      The food and beverages index increased 0.1 percent in January, the
 same increase as in December.  A 0.3 percent increase in the index for
 food away from home and a 0.2 percent rise in the alcoholic beverages
 index more than offset a 0.1 percent decline in the food at home index.
 The food at home index has risen 5.7 percent over the past year.  Within
 food at home, the indexes for four of the six major grocery store food
 groups declined in January.  The index for fruits and vegetables fell 1.3
 percent, its fifth consecutive monthly decline.  The index for fresh
 fruits fell 2.2 percent and the fresh vegetables index declined 1.6
 percent.  The dairy and related products index, down 1.1 percent in
 December, fell 0.6 percent in January, with the milk index declining 1.4
 percent.   Also declining in January were the indexes for meats, poultry,
 fish and eggs and for nonalcoholic beverages, each down 0.1 percent.  The
 index for cereals and bakery products was virtually unchanged in January,
 but was still up 11.3 percent over the last year.  The index for other
 food at home rose 0.6 percent in January, the only major grocery store
 food group index to increase for the month.
      
      The housing index was virtually unchanged in January for the second
 straight month.  However the shelter index, virtually unchanged in
 December, rose 0.2 percent in January.  Over the last 12 months, the
 housing index has risen 2.2 percent and the index for shelter was up 1.8
 percent.  Within shelter, the indexes for rent and owners' equivalent rent
 both rose 0.3 percent in January after rising 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent,
 respectively, in December.  The index for lodging away from home fell 1.1
 percent in January and has declined 4.7 percent over the past 12 months.
 The household energy index fell 0.9 percent in January, its sixth
 consecutive monthly decline.  Within household energy, the electricity
 index rose 0.2 percent, but the indexes for fuel oil and natural gas both
 declined.  Despite the recent declines, the household energy index was up
 4.9 percent over the past 12 months.  The index for household furnishings
 and operations turned down in January, declining 0.1 percent after
 increasing 0.1 percent in December.
      
      The transportation index rose for the first time since July,
 increasing 1.3 percent in January.  The index has declined 12.6 percent
 over the past 12 months.  The index for motor fuel, which had been
 declining in recent months, rose 5.3 percent in January.  However, the
 motor fuel index is still 48.1 percent below its peak in July.  The index
 for new and used motor vehicles increased in January after posting 12
 straight declines, rising 0.2 percent.  The index for new vehicles rose
 0.3 percent in January but has declined 2.6 percent over the past year.
 The index for public transportation continued to decline, falling 1.8
 percent in January.  The airline fare index fell 2.1 percent in January
 and was down 0.9 percent compared to a year ago.
      
      After declining 0.6 percent in December, the apparel index turned up
 in January, rising 0.3 percent.  The index for men's and boys' apparel
 rose 1.6 percent and the index for women's and girls' apparel rose 0.2
 percent.  (On a not seasonally adjusted basis, the apparel index declined
 2.0 percent in January and was down 0.9 percent over the last 12 months.)
      
      The medical care index climbed 0.4 percent in January following a 0.2
 percent increase in November and a 0.3 percent advance in December.  The
 index for medical care commodities rose 0.4 percent, with the prescription
 drugs index rising 0.5 percent.  The medical care services index rose 0.5
 percent in January.  Within this group, the index for physicians' services
 rose 0.2 percent and the hospital and related services index increased 0.8
 percent.
      
      The index for recreation, down 0.2 percent in December, was virtually
 unchanged in January.  The indexes for photography, toys, admissions, and
 for pets, pet products and services all rose in January.  These increases
 offset declines in the indexes for video and audio and for sporting goods.
 The recreation index is up 1.6 percent over the past 12 months.
      
      The education and communication index increased 0.3 percent in
 January and was up 3.6 percent over the past year.  The education index,
 which rose 0.5 percent in December, advanced 0.3 percent in January.  The
 index for communication climbed 0.2 percent for the second straight month.
 Within communication, the telephone services index rose 0.2 percent and
 the index for information technology, hardware and services increased 0.1
 percent.
      
          After being virtually unchanged in December, the index for other
 goods and services rose 0.3 percent in January and was up 3.3 percent over
 the past 12 months.  The index for tobacco and smoking products rose 0.8
 percent in January, while the personal care index increased 0.1 percent.
      
 
 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 0.3 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  
                      2008  2008  2008  2008  2008  2008  2009 Jan. 2009 Jan. 2009
                                                                                                                              
 All items..........    .8    .0    .0  -1.0  -2.1  -1.0    .3     -10.5       -.5
  Food and beverages    .9    .6    .5    .4    .2    .1    .0       1.2       5.3
  Housing...........    .6    .0   -.1    .0    .0    .0    .0        .1       2.6
  Apparel...........    .8    .6    .0  -1.0    .0   -.6    .6        .3       -.8
  Transportation....   1.5  -1.1   -.1  -5.3 -10.9  -5.6   1.5     -46.8     -14.5
  Medical care......    .1    .3    .3    .1    .2    .3    .4       3.8       2.6
  Recreation........    .3    .4    .2    .1    .0   -.1    .0       -.5       1.5
  Education and                                                                   
     communication..    .5    .2    .0    .2    .2    .3    .2       2.8       3.3
  Other goods and                                                                 
     services.......    .5    .2    .2    .3    .1    .1    .4       2.5       3.9
 Special indexes:                                                                 
  Energy............   3.5  -2.0   -.8  -8.2 -17.8  -9.7   1.9     -67.3     -21.7
  Food..............    .9    .6    .5    .4    .2    .1    .0       1.0       5.4
  All items less                                                                  
     food and energy    .3    .2    .1    .0    .1    .0    .2       1.2       1.7
    
     Consumer Price Index data for February are scheduled for release on
 Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at 8:30 A.M. (EDT).
     
     








 Revised seasonally adjusted changes
      Over-the-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 2008.

                                 All Items

    2008           Former      Recalculated     Difference
                                              
 January             .4             .4              .0
 February            .0             .2              .2
 March               .3             .4              .1
 April               .2             .2              .0
 May                 .6             .5             -.1
 June               1.1             .9             -.2
 July                .8             .7             -.1
 August             -.1             .0              .1
 September           0              .0              .0
 October            -1.0           -.8              .2
 November           -1.7           -1.7             .0
 December           -.7            -.8             -.1
                                                                                                 



                 All Items less food and energy

    2008           Former      Recalculated     Difference
                                              
 January             .3             .3              .0
 February            .0             .1              .1
 March               .2             .2              .0
 April               .1             .1              .0
 May                 .2             .2              .0
 June                .3             .3              .0
 July                .3             .3              .0
 August              .2             .2              .0
 September           .1             .1              .0
 October            -.1             .0              .1
 November            .0             .1              .1
 December            .0             .0              .0

 C-CPI-U Index Revisions

      In accordance with the previously-announced schedule, the Bureau of
 Labor Statistics is revising the 2007 and 2008 values of the Chained
 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U), effective with the
 release of January 2009 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
 2007 are now available, and the C-CPI-U indexes for that year are now in
 final form. The initial indexes for 2008 are now revised interim indexes.
 The C-CPI-U U.S. All Items index values for 2007 and 2008 as originally
 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 Rob Cage either by telephone at (202) 691-6959 or by electronic
 mail at Cage.Rob@bls.gov
 
 
            U.S. City Average C-CPI-U All Items
                             
       2007                  Interim           Final
       January               117.310         117.330
       February              117.897         117.877
       March                 118.978         118.913
       April                 119.712         119.666
       May                   120.290         120.292
       June                  120.478         120.439
       July                  120.384         120.377
       August                120.198         120.288
       September             120.538         120.638
       October               120.823         120.885
       November              121.443         121.481
       December              121.322         121.295
       Annual average        119.948         119.957
                                                    
       2008                  Initial         Interim
       January               121.895         121.868
       February              122.251         122.224
       March                 123.204         123.177
       April                 123.845         123.817
       May                   124.645         124.617
       June                  125.582         125.554
       July                  126.116         126.088
       August                125.843         125.815
       September             125.774         125.746
       October               124.784         124.757
       November              122.284         122.257
       December              120.661         120.634
       Annual average           n.a.         123.880

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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 2004 through December 2008 were replaced in January 2009.
 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: 47 of the 73 components
 are seasonally adjusted for 2009.
      
      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 2009, BLS adjusted 29
 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.
      
      
      
      
      
   
   
 
 




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 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. 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       Dec.       Jan.                      Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                                                              2008       2009      Jan.    Dec.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2008    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    210.228    211.143     0.0     0.4    -1.7    -0.8     0.3 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    629.751    632.491       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    218.839    219.729     5.2     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.1 
   Food.......................................     14.629    218.805    219.675     5.3     0.4     0.2     0.0     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      8.156    218.683    219.744     5.7     0.5     0.1    -0.2    -0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.150    253.063    254.445    11.3     0.5     0.4     0.5     0.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.898    208.890    208.616     4.3    -0.1    -0.5    -0.2    -0.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .910    210.838    209.632     1.3    -0.6     0.2    -1.1    -0.6 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.194    281.706    282.601     1.3     0.3    -0.7    -1.6    -1.3 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .982    162.750    164.882     4.4     1.3     0.2     0.1    -0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.022    190.203    192.492     9.3     1.2     0.7     0.7     0.6 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .300    193.312    197.429     9.6     2.1     0.6     0.9     1.5 
      Fats and oils...........................       .241    206.710    206.886    13.8     0.1     0.2     1.0    -1.9 
      Other foods.............................      1.481    203.902    206.343     8.6     1.2     0.8     0.6     0.8 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .433    123.791    124.012     7.7     0.2     0.7     0.2     0.2 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.474    220.684    221.319     4.9     0.3     0.3     0.3     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .314    154.062    153.402     4.6    -0.4     0.3     0.1    -0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.127    217.975    219.113     4.1     0.5     0.5     0.5     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     43.421    216.073    216.928     2.2     0.4    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     33.200    247.085    248.292     1.8     0.5     0.2     0.0     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.957    247.278    247.974     3.4     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.478    129.157    133.559    -4.7     3.4    -0.8    -0.6    -1.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     24.433    254.875    255.500     2.2     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .333    120.019    120.402     2.5     0.3     0.3    -0.2     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.431    215.184    215.232     5.1     0.0    -1.5    -0.4    -0.7 
    Household energy..........................      4.460    194.335    194.149     4.9    -0.1    -1.8    -0.5    -0.9 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .301    256.209    247.163   -19.5    -3.5   -11.1    -8.4    -2.7 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.159    199.487    199.791     7.1     0.2    -1.0     0.1    -0.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .971    156.390    157.275     6.1     0.6     0.4     0.3     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.790    128.535    128.761     1.8     0.2    -0.1     0.1    -0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.689    150.438     5.3    -0.2     0.0     0.5    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.691    117.078    114.764    -0.9    -2.0     0.1    -0.6     0.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .923    110.767    110.797     0.1     0.0    -0.5    -0.5     1.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.541    105.456    100.638    -3.6    -4.6     0.2    -1.0     0.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .183    112.568    112.321    -1.4    -0.2     0.3    -0.3     0.5 
   Footwear...................................       .688    124.093    122.363     1.0    -1.4     0.8    -0.4    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     15.314    164.628    166.738   -12.6     1.3    -9.7    -5.0     1.3 
   Private transportation.....................     14.189    159.411    161.788   -13.5     1.5   -10.2    -5.2     1.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.931     91.408     91.831    -3.2     0.5    -0.6    -0.3     0.2 
     New vehicles.............................      4.480    132.308    133.273    -2.6     0.7    -0.4    -0.3     0.3 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      1.628    125.883    124.863    -9.0    -0.8    -1.4    -0.7    -0.8 
    Motor fuel................................      3.164    149.132    156.604   -39.9     5.0   -28.9   -18.8     5.3 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      2.964    146.102    154.488   -40.4     5.7   -29.3   -19.3     6.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .382    133.077    133.414     7.3     0.3     0.8     0.1     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.188    239.356    241.076     5.9     0.7     0.3     0.1     0.7 
   Public transportation......................      1.125    237.638    234.394     0.0    -1.4    -2.3    -1.4    -1.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.390    367.133    369.830     2.6     0.7     0.2     0.3     0.4 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.625    298.361    299.998     1.6     0.5     0.5     0.4     0.4 
   Medical care services......................      4.765    388.267    391.365     3.0     0.8     0.2     0.2     0.5 
    Professional services.....................      2.702    313.886    315.603     3.0     0.5     0.3     0.2     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.545    543.585    551.305     5.3     1.4     0.1     0.5     0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.741    113.674    113.822     1.6     0.1     0.0    -0.2     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.822    101.629    101.347    -1.6    -0.3    -0.1     0.1    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.301    125.921    126.151     3.6     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.3 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    186.916    187.175     5.5     0.1     0.4     0.5     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .221    464.544    468.432     7.0     0.8     0.4     0.5     0.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.886    538.309    538.765     5.4     0.1     0.4     0.5     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.194     84.737     84.928     1.8     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.022     81.886     82.030     1.7     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.408    101.688    101.880     3.0     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .614      9.906      9.919    -3.0     0.1    -0.1     0.4     0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .214     88.529     88.522   -12.4     0.0    -1.1    -0.5     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.386    349.220    350.259     3.3     0.3     0.0     0.0     0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .776    602.644    607.403     6.1     0.8     0.0     0.5     0.8 
   Personal care..............................      2.610    202.774    203.080     2.5     0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .651    161.397    162.588     2.8     0.7     0.7     0.2     0.7 
    Personal care services (1)................       .647    226.281    225.734     2.6    -0.2     0.3     0.0    -0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.074    339.698    340.608     2.5     0.3    -0.5     0.0     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.556    163.582    164.360    -4.0     0.5    -4.1    -2.1     0.5 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    218.839    219.729     5.2     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     23.799    135.720    136.427    -9.2     0.5    -6.7    -3.5     0.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     13.289    161.681    162.938   -13.6     0.8    -9.6    -5.8     1.7 
    Apparel...................................      3.691    117.078    114.764    -0.9    -2.0     0.1    -0.6     0.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................      9.598    192.948    196.490   -17.6     1.8   -12.8    -7.5     2.3 
   Durables...................................     10.510    108.811    109.025    -2.9     0.2    -0.5    -0.4    -0.1 
 Services.....................................     60.444    256.731    257.780     2.8     0.4     0.0     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     32.867    257.567    258.830     1.8     0.5     0.2     0.1     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .333    120.019    120.402     2.5     0.3     0.3    -0.2     0.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.159    199.487    199.791     7.1     0.2    -1.0     0.1    -0.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .971    156.390    157.275     6.1     0.6     0.4     0.3     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.689    150.438     5.3    -0.2     0.0     0.5    -0.2 
  Transportation services.....................      5.567    246.287    247.006     4.1     0.3    -0.3     0.0     0.3 
  Medical care services.......................      4.765    388.267    391.365     3.0     0.8     0.2     0.2     0.5 
  Other services..............................     11.002    300.067    300.614     3.3     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     85.371    208.855    209.777    -0.8     0.4    -2.0    -0.9     0.3 
 All items less shelter.......................     66.800    198.127    198.936    -0.8     0.4    -2.5    -1.2     0.3 
 All items less medical care..................     93.610    202.442    203.281    -0.1     0.4    -1.8    -0.9     0.3 
 Commodities less food........................     24.926    138.536    139.258    -8.7     0.5    -6.4    -3.3     0.8 
 Nondurables less food........................     14.416    165.032    166.282   -12.5     0.8    -9.0    -5.3     1.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     10.726    194.403    197.704   -15.8     1.7   -11.8    -6.6     2.1 
 Nondurables..................................     29.046    189.557    190.649    -4.4     0.6    -4.8    -2.5     0.8 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     27.577    275.370    276.227     4.1     0.3    -0.1     0.3     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.679    246.090    247.013     2.8     0.4     0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Energy.......................................      7.624    171.158    174.622   -20.4     2.0   -16.9    -9.3     1.7 
 All items less energy........................     92.376    215.930    216.586     2.2     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.746    216.100    216.719     1.7     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.461    139.228    139.111    -0.5    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2     0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      3.465    155.745    162.395   -38.6     4.3   -27.8   -18.0     4.6 
   Services less energy services..............     56.285    262.636    263.759     2.5     0.4     0.1     0.1     0.2 
 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 Indexes on a December 2007=100 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.                                                  
                                               2008      2008      2008      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Apr.    July    Oct.    Jan.    July    Jan. 
                                                                                      2008    2008    2008    2009    2008    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  216.889   213.263   211.577   212.174     2.9     8.9    -3.1    -8.4     5.8    -5.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.575   219.023   219.181   219.309     5.9     7.8     6.0     1.4     6.8     3.7 
   Food....................................  218.586   218.988   219.082   219.193     6.1     8.1     6.1     1.1     7.1     3.6 
    Food at home...........................  219.387   219.515   219.179   218.879     7.9     9.6     6.6    -0.9     8.7     2.8 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  253.228   254.287   255.655   255.719    17.8    15.7     8.1     4.0    16.8     6.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  210.251   209.204   208.726   208.536     3.3     7.4    10.3    -3.2     5.4     3.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  212.733   213.102   210.838   209.632     1.5    12.7    -2.3    -5.7     7.0    -4.0 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  284.228   282.374   277.783   274.270     5.5    16.6    -1.1   -13.3    10.9    -7.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  163.478   163.799   164.038   163.804     8.1    -0.6     9.8     0.8     3.7     5.2 
     Other food at home....................  189.255   190.551   191.809   192.914    11.4     8.1     9.9     8.0     9.7     8.9 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  191.279   192.364   194.164   197.086     9.6     4.7    11.4    12.7     7.1    12.1 
      Fats and oils........................  207.469   207.855   209.848   205.904    25.1    20.8    14.4    -3.0    22.9     5.4 
      Other foods..........................  202.826   204.429   205.566   207.193     9.8     6.8     8.8     8.9     8.3     8.9 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.699   123.543   123.791   124.012    12.1     7.0     7.5     4.3     9.5     5.9 
    Food away from home (1)................  219.290   220.043   220.684   221.319     3.9     6.3     5.5     3.8     5.1     4.6 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  153.544   153.978   154.062   153.402     5.6     6.8     6.6    -0.4     6.2     3.0 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  217.130   218.167   219.154   219.504     3.9     2.9     5.3     4.4     3.4     4.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  217.788   217.622   217.592   217.646     3.6     6.0    -0.4    -0.3     4.8    -0.3 
   Shelter.................................  248.063   248.455   248.519   248.938     1.4     2.6     1.6     1.4     2.0     1.5 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  245.836   246.480   246.928   247.744     3.1     3.6     3.6     3.1     3.4     3.4 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  142.649   141.484   140.600   139.122    -9.6     6.0    -5.1    -9.5    -2.1    -7.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  253.911   254.522   254.683   255.349     2.4     2.1     1.9     2.3     2.2     2.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  119.916   120.232   120.019   120.402     3.4     1.2     3.9     1.6     2.3     2.8 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  223.185   219.934   219.092   217.515    19.8    31.3   -14.1    -9.8    25.4   -12.0 
    Household energy.......................  203.339   199.606   198.564   196.727    23.3    36.8   -18.2   -12.4    29.9   -15.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  323.363   287.529   263.242   256.210    33.0    56.4   -48.7   -60.6    44.2   -55.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  205.620   203.527   203.746   202.120    22.5    35.0   -14.5    -6.6    28.6   -10.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  155.635   156.219   156.646   157.027     4.4     6.7     9.7     3.6     5.5     6.6 
   Household furnishings and operations....  128.839   128.735   128.910   128.759     1.9     2.4     3.1    -0.2     2.2     1.4 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.052   149.998   150.689   150.438     8.5     7.1     4.8     1.0     7.8     2.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.802   118.905   118.221   118.523    -3.9     3.6    -2.4    -0.9    -0.2    -1.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.572   112.064   111.478   113.210     1.5    -1.3    -2.1     2.3     0.1     0.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  107.100   107.286   106.214   106.470   -14.6     6.9    -3.0    -2.3    -4.5    -2.7 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  113.528   113.858   113.474   114.014    -4.3    -4.6     2.0     1.7    -4.5     1.9 
   Footwear................................  124.076   125.046   124.534   124.325     3.7     5.0    -5.2     0.8     4.4    -2.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  195.027   176.111   167.353   169.489     0.4    25.3   -21.3   -43.0    12.2   -33.0 
   Private transportation..................  190.377   170.921   161.950   164.414    -0.2    25.0   -21.9   -44.4    11.7   -34.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   92.162    91.614    91.321    91.534    -2.3    -1.2    -6.5    -2.7    -1.7    -4.6 
     New vehicles..........................  132.754   132.190   131.766   132.132    -2.2     0.8    -6.9    -1.9    -0.7    -4.4 
     Used cars and trucks..................  129.506   127.738   126.872   125.893    -3.1    -7.7   -14.1   -10.7    -5.4   -12.4 
    Motor fuel.............................  278.245   197.861   160.675   169.176    -0.4    80.2   -46.8   -86.3    34.0   -73.0 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  276.131   195.185   157.460   166.839    -2.0    79.9   -46.4   -86.7    32.8   -73.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  131.917   132.947   133.077   133.414     5.8    10.1     9.0     4.6     7.9     6.8 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  238.227   239.048   239.356   241.076     5.0     7.6     6.0     4.9     6.3     5.4 
   Public transportation...................  252.717   246.856   243.444   239.071    10.1    30.1   -12.8   -19.9    19.7   -16.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  366.402   367.299   368.302   369.914     2.0     2.0     2.6     3.9     2.0     3.2 
   Medical care commodities................  296.175   297.631   298.814   299.887     1.5    -1.9     1.7     5.1    -0.2     3.4 
   Medical care services...................  388.199   388.825   389.723   391.533     2.1     3.3     2.9     3.5     2.7     3.2 
    Professional services..................  313.580   314.450   315.052   316.115     1.6     4.5     2.5     3.3     3.0     2.9 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  542.353   543.141   545.921   550.035     4.8     4.9     5.9     5.8     4.9     5.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  114.168   114.196   114.002   114.022     1.3     2.3     3.2    -0.5     1.8     1.3 
   Video and audio (2).....................  102.207   102.128   102.189   101.677    -1.6    -2.2    -0.5    -2.1    -1.9    -1.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  124.882   125.166   125.567   125.900     3.4     5.6     2.1     3.3     4.5     2.7 
   Education (2)...........................  184.250   184.945   185.829   186.426     5.7     5.5     5.9     4.8     5.6     5.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  461.222   462.974   465.315   466.752     5.7     5.7    11.8     4.9     5.7     8.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  530.337   532.337   534.870   536.592     5.7     5.5     5.5     4.8     5.6     5.1 
   Communication (2).......................   84.534    84.604    84.746    84.926     1.3     5.7    -1.4     1.9     3.5     0.2 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.652    81.723    81.886    82.030     1.4     5.3    -1.5     1.9     3.3     0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.407   101.538   101.688   101.880     2.4     7.6     0.3     1.9     5.0     1.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.874     9.867     9.906     9.919    -2.3    -3.2    -8.2     1.8    -2.8    -3.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   89.945    88.984    88.529    88.522    -8.2   -15.7   -18.7    -6.2   -12.1   -12.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  349.261   349.385   349.529   350.529     4.2     4.9     2.6     1.5     4.6     2.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  599.744   599.820   602.644   607.403     2.6    14.9     2.0     5.2     8.6     3.6 
   Personal care...........................  203.095   203.181   203.007   203.284     4.7     2.2     2.8     0.4     3.4     1.6 
    Personal care products (1).............  159.826   161.000   161.397   162.588     3.1    -1.0     2.1     7.1     1.0     4.6 
    Personal care services (1).............  225.564   226.197   226.281   225.734     5.3     1.7     3.3     0.3     3.5     1.8 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  343.049   341.188   341.063   341.123     5.4     4.1     3.1    -2.2     4.7     0.4 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  175.699   168.455   164.891   165.772     1.9    13.2    -8.5   -20.8     7.4   -14.9 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.575   219.023   219.181   219.309     5.9     7.8     6.0     1.4     6.8     3.7 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  152.538   142.365   137.385   138.547    -0.2    16.4   -15.9   -31.9     7.7   -24.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  194.197   175.495   165.287   168.119     2.8    34.9   -28.6   -43.8    17.8   -36.7 
    Apparel................................  118.802   118.905   118.221   118.523    -3.9     3.6    -2.4    -0.9    -0.2    -1.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  245.600   214.232   198.177   202.707     5.6    42.5   -33.9   -53.6    22.6   -44.6 
   Durables................................  109.872   109.345   108.961   108.857    -2.3    -0.7    -5.0    -3.6    -1.5    -4.3 
 Services..................................  257.741   257.841   258.073   258.406     3.6     5.9     0.9     1.0     4.7     1.0 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  258.625   259.074   259.268   259.773     1.1     2.6     1.8     1.8     1.8     1.8 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   119.916   120.232   120.019   120.402     3.4     1.2     3.9     1.6     2.3     2.8 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  205.620   203.527   203.746   202.120    22.5    35.0   -14.5    -6.6    28.6   -10.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  155.635   156.219   156.646   157.027     4.4     6.7     9.7     3.6     5.5     6.6 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.052   149.998   150.689   150.438     8.5     7.1     4.8     1.0     7.8     2.9 
  Transportation services..................  247.582   246.922   246.912   247.648     4.5     9.8     2.0     0.1     7.1     1.1 
  Medical care services....................  388.199   388.825   389.723   391.533     2.1     3.3     2.9     3.5     2.7     3.2 
  Other services...........................  298.927   299.430   300.093   300.534     3.5     4.8     2.9     2.2     4.1     2.5 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  216.642   212.356   210.379   211.055     2.4     9.0    -4.5    -9.9     5.6    -7.3 
 All items less shelter....................  207.134   201.862   199.458   200.133     3.5    12.0    -5.3   -12.8     7.7    -9.1 
 All items less medical care...............  209.321   205.557   203.785   204.338     2.9     9.4    -3.5    -9.2     6.1    -6.4 
 Commodities less food.....................  154.902   145.017   140.192   141.335    -0.1    15.8   -15.2   -30.7     7.6   -23.3 
 Nondurables less food.....................  195.575   177.942   168.525   171.218     2.9    32.7   -26.9   -41.3    16.9   -34.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  241.852   213.399   199.276   203.422     5.7    39.0   -31.4   -50.0    21.2   -41.4 
 Nondurables...............................  206.802   196.837   191.854   193.462     5.5    19.6   -13.5   -23.4    12.4   -18.6 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  276.353   276.182   276.902   277.056     6.1     9.4     0.2     1.0     7.7     0.6 
 Services less medical care services.......  247.137   247.277   247.630   247.839     3.5     5.8     1.0     1.1     4.7     1.0 
 Energy....................................  237.300   197.086   178.835   181.938     9.1    60.3   -36.0   -65.4    32.3   -53.0 
 All items less energy.....................  216.449   216.604   216.630   216.970     2.2     3.9     1.9     1.0     3.0     1.4 
  All items less food and energy...........  216.758   216.868   216.882   217.265     1.5     3.1     1.1     0.9     2.3     1.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  140.050   139.870   139.578   139.745    -0.7     1.1    -1.7    -0.9     0.2    -1.3 
    Energy commodities.....................  282.428   203.872   167.125   174.862     1.4    78.6   -46.9   -85.3    34.6   -72.1 
   Services less energy services...........  263.149   263.463   263.696   264.221     2.3     3.9     2.2     1.6     3.1     1.9 

   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 Indexes on a December 2007=100 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. 2009 from--   Dec. 2008 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.                                      
                                                          2008      2008      2008      2009    Jan.  Nov.  Dec.  Dec.  Oct.  Nov.
                                                                                                2008  2008  2008  2007  2008  2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      216.573   212.425   210.228   211.143   0.0  -0.6   0.4   0.1  -2.9  -1.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      230.837   227.236   225.091   225.436   0.5  -0.8   0.2   0.7  -2.5  -0.9 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      233.165   229.625   227.681   227.852   0.7  -0.8   0.1   0.9  -2.4  -0.8 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      136.730   134.445   132.830   133.308   0.0  -0.8   0.4   0.4  -2.9  -1.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      206.019   201.737   199.582   200.815  -0.3  -0.5   0.6  -0.3  -3.1  -1.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      207.049   202.922   200.465   202.001  -0.4  -0.5   0.8  -0.5  -3.2  -1.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.946   129.018   128.018   128.636  -0.1  -0.3   0.5   0.0  -3.0  -0.8 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      202.086   197.883   195.383   195.843  -0.4  -1.0   0.2  -0.2  -3.3  -1.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      210.108   205.559   203.501   204.288  -0.1  -0.6   0.4   0.0  -3.1  -1.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      212.617   208.644   206.414   207.035  -0.1  -0.8   0.3   0.2  -2.9  -1.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.285   130.324   129.099   129.615  -0.2  -0.5   0.4  -0.2  -3.1  -0.9 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      213.103   206.659   204.428   205.766   0.6  -0.4   0.7   0.8  -4.1  -1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      221.034   217.113   214.685   215.923   0.1  -0.5   0.6   0.0  -2.9  -1.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      224.967   220.925   218.698   219.806   0.4  -0.5   0.5   0.3  -2.8  -1.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.795   131.440   129.725   130.682  -0.5  -0.6   0.7  -0.6  -3.0  -1.3 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      198.148   194.628   192.646   193.412   0.2  -0.6   0.4   0.3  -2.8  -1.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      133.587   130.857   129.519   130.135  -0.2  -0.6   0.5  -0.2  -3.0  -1.0 
   D.........................................    M      209.755   204.856   202.359   203.409   0.1  -0.7   0.5   0.0  -3.5  -1.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      213.363   209.053   205.959   207.616  -0.5  -0.7   0.8  -0.6  -3.5  -1.5 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      226.159   222.229   219.620   220.719  -0.1  -0.7   0.5   0.1  -2.9  -1.2 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      238.403   234.498   233.012   233.402   1.5  -0.5   0.2   1.6  -2.3  -0.6 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   232.354         -   230.806  -0.5  -0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   198.187         -   198.232  -0.7   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   200.051         -   198.623   0.8  -0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   138.547         -   137.598   1.0  -0.7     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      206.388         -   196.961         -     -     -     -  -2.9  -4.6     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      205.238         -   197.991         -     -     -     -  -1.1  -3.5     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      191.140         -   185.930         -     -     -     -  -0.2  -2.7     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      223.699         -   218.324         -     -     -     -   0.5  -2.4     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      225.113         -   218.186         -     -     -     -  -0.4  -3.1     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      225.824         -   218.528         -     -     -     -   0.0  -3.2     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      225.915         -   222.580         -     -     -     -   1.7  -1.5     - 

   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. 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       Dec.       Jan.                      Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                                                              2008       2009      Jan.    Dec.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2008    Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    204.813    205.700    -0.5     0.4    -2.1    -1.0     0.3 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    610.075    612.719       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    218.269    219.123     5.3     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.0 
   Food.......................................     15.865    218.155    218.998     5.4     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.0 
    Food at home..............................      9.201    217.498    218.485     5.6     0.5     0.0    -0.1    -0.2 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.249    253.759    255.055    11.3     0.5     0.4     0.5     0.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.315    208.639    208.161     4.2    -0.2    -0.5    -0.2    -0.2 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .992    209.922    208.530     0.9    -0.7     0.2    -1.1    -0.7 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.266    278.835    279.906     1.5     0.4    -0.9    -1.6    -1.3 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.167    162.280    164.514     4.7     1.4     0.2     0.1    -0.2 
     Other food at home.......................      2.212    189.527    191.782     9.2     1.2     0.7     0.6     0.6 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .304    192.120    195.867     9.5     2.0     0.7     0.9     1.2 
      Fats and oils...........................       .274    207.439    207.400    13.8     0.0     0.3     0.8    -2.0 
      Other foods.............................      1.634    203.937    206.490     8.5     1.3     0.7     0.5     0.9 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    124.144    124.477     7.6     0.3     0.7     0.2     0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.664    220.847    221.497     5.1     0.3     0.4     0.3     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .233    153.646    153.397     5.3    -0.2     0.4     0.1    -0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077    218.445    219.458     4.3     0.5     0.5     0.5     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.313    212.452    213.078     2.6     0.3     0.0     0.0     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     31.224    240.752    241.651     2.2     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.279    246.026    246.696     3.2     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      1.209    129.982    134.235    -4.0     3.3    -0.5    -0.5    -1.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     21.430    230.926    231.503     2.1     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    120.360    120.715     2.5     0.3     0.3    -0.2     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      6.030    213.861    213.882     5.5     0.0    -1.3    -0.3    -0.8 
    Household energy..........................      4.996    192.050    191.852     5.4    -0.1    -1.7    -0.4    -1.0 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .283    260.185    251.976   -17.7    -3.2   -10.2    -7.8    -2.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.713    197.545    197.703     7.1     0.1    -1.0     0.1    -1.0 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.035    156.864    157.733     6.2     0.6     0.4     0.2     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.059    124.314    124.454     1.7     0.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .360    152.814    152.273     4.7    -0.4    -0.2     0.4    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.979    117.006    114.969    -0.8    -1.7     0.0    -0.6     0.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................      1.024    111.232    111.879     0.3     0.6    -0.6    -0.5     2.0 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    105.413    100.751    -3.5    -4.4     0.1    -1.1     0.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .249    115.003    114.775    -1.3    -0.2     0.4    -0.5     0.5 
   Footwear...................................       .840    124.152    122.753     1.3    -1.1     0.6    -0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.067    160.914    163.215   -14.5     1.4   -10.9    -5.6     1.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.284    157.272    159.719   -15.1     1.6   -11.2    -5.8     1.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.627     89.482     89.774    -4.3     0.3    -0.7    -0.4     0.1 
     New vehicles.............................      4.057    133.317    134.490    -2.5     0.9    -0.4    -0.3     0.4 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.863    126.526    125.485    -9.1    -0.8    -1.4    -0.6    -0.8 
    Motor fuel................................      4.029    149.650    157.265   -39.9     5.1   -29.0   -18.7     5.3 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      3.770    146.644    155.204   -40.4     5.8   -29.5   -19.1     6.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .482    133.295    133.645     7.4     0.3     0.8     0.1     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.242    241.855    243.594     5.8     0.7     0.3     0.1     0.7 
   Public transportation......................       .784    235.199    232.422    -0.1    -1.2    -2.4    -1.4    -1.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    367.301    370.001     2.6     0.7     0.2     0.3     0.4 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.320    290.080    291.710     1.4     0.6     0.5     0.4     0.3 
   Medical care services......................      4.035    389.744    392.831     3.0     0.8     0.1     0.2     0.5 
    Professional services.....................      2.234    316.435    318.110     2.9     0.5     0.3     0.2     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.338    540.101    547.655     5.6     1.4     0.1     0.5     0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.454    110.487    110.630     1.5     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.982    101.810    101.488    -1.3    -0.3    -0.1     0.1    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.221    121.819    122.025     3.3     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.527    184.352    184.642     5.4     0.2     0.4     0.5     0.2 
    Educational books and supplies............       .219    467.179    471.061     6.8     0.8     0.3     0.5     0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.308    519.500    519.987     5.3     0.1     0.4     0.5     0.2 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.694     87.444     87.599     1.9     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.568     85.454     85.581     1.9     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.965    101.720    101.876     2.9     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .604     10.406     10.418    -3.0     0.1    -0.1     0.4     0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .202     88.176     88.178   -12.8     0.0    -1.2    -0.5     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.668    362.986    364.333     3.9     0.4     0.1     0.1     0.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.267    605.662    610.503     6.2     0.8     0.1     0.5     0.8 
   Personal care..............................      2.401    200.918    201.209     2.7     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .662    161.295    162.683     2.9     0.9     0.7     0.2     0.9 
    Personal care services (1)................       .580    226.578    225.951     2.6    -0.3     0.3     0.1    -0.3 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........       .947    342.530    343.022     3.0     0.1    -0.3     0.1    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     42.689    164.233    165.151    -4.9     0.6    -4.8    -2.4     0.6 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    218.269    219.123     5.3     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.747    137.015    137.932   -10.6     0.7    -7.7    -4.0     1.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     14.587    164.879    166.694   -15.3     1.1   -11.2    -6.3     2.2 
    Apparel...................................      3.979    117.006    114.969    -0.8    -1.7     0.0    -0.6     0.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     10.609    198.108    202.400   -19.6     2.2   -14.4    -8.3     2.8 
   Durables...................................     11.160    108.576    108.689    -3.5     0.1    -0.6    -0.4    -0.1 
 Services.....................................     57.311    252.176    253.033     3.1     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     30.918    232.112    232.981     2.2     0.4     0.3     0.1     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    120.360    120.715     2.5     0.3     0.3    -0.2     0.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.713    197.545    197.703     7.1     0.1    -1.0     0.1    -1.0 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.035    156.864    157.733     6.2     0.6     0.4     0.2     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .360    152.814    152.273     4.7    -0.4    -0.2     0.4    -0.4 
  Transportation services.....................      5.512    245.881    246.931     4.2     0.4    -0.1     0.1     0.5 
  Medical care services.......................      4.035    389.744    392.831     3.0     0.8     0.1     0.2     0.5 
  Other services..............................     10.432    288.227    288.627     3.2     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.135    202.292    203.186    -1.5     0.4    -2.5    -1.2     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.776    193.918    194.811    -1.7     0.5    -3.1    -1.4     0.4 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    198.153    198.978    -0.7     0.4    -2.2    -1.0     0.3 
 Commodities less food........................     26.824    139.620    140.543   -10.1     0.7    -7.4    -3.8     1.0 
 Nondurables less food........................     15.664    167.933    169.708   -14.2     1.1   -10.6    -5.9     2.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     11.686    198.909    202.906   -17.9     2.0   -13.4    -7.5     2.6 
 Nondurables..................................     31.530    190.910    192.284    -5.4     0.7    -5.7    -2.9     1.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.392    243.646    244.376     4.2     0.3    -0.1     0.3     0.0 
 Services less medical care services..........     53.275    242.079    242.819     3.1     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 Energy.......................................      9.024    168.726    172.463   -21.7     2.2   -17.8    -9.7     1.9 
 All items less energy........................     90.976    210.168    210.707     2.3     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     75.111    208.925    209.404     1.7     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.513    139.731    139.614    -0.8    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      4.311    154.744    161.781   -38.9     4.5   -28.2   -18.1     4.9 
   Services less energy services..............     52.598    258.039    258.976     2.7     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .488     $ .486       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .164     $ .163       -       -       -       -       - 

   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 Indexes on a December 2007=100 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.                                                  
                                               2008      2008      2008      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Apr.    July    Oct.    Jan.    July    Jan. 
                                                                                      2008    2008    2008    2009    2008    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  212.601   208.101   206.067   206.778     3.0     9.9    -4.1   -10.5     6.4    -7.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.043   218.475   218.667   218.714     5.8     8.1     6.3     1.2     7.0     3.8 
   Food....................................  217.996   218.380   218.504   218.536     6.0     8.4     6.4     1.0     7.2     3.7 
    Food at home...........................  218.387   218.414   218.100   217.690     7.5     9.8     6.9    -1.3     8.7     2.7 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  254.038   255.122   256.440   256.432    17.8    15.8     8.4     3.8    16.8     6.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  209.896   208.861   208.532   208.092     2.8     7.6    10.7    -3.4     5.2     3.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  211.808   212.184   209.922   208.530     0.9    13.0    -3.3    -6.0     6.8    -4.7 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  282.679   280.199   275.625   272.072     5.8    18.2    -1.0   -14.2    11.9    -7.9 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  163.051   163.379   163.589   163.227     8.4    -0.6    11.0     0.4     3.8     5.6 
     Other food at home....................  188.700   189.935   191.118   192.226    11.0     8.4     9.8     7.7     9.7     8.8 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  190.131   191.411   193.170   195.556    10.1     4.7    11.3    11.9     7.4    11.6 
      Fats and oils........................  208.300   208.914   210.685   206.547    25.7    20.1    14.8    -3.3    22.8     5.4 
      Other foods..........................  202.985   204.430   205.514   207.338     9.0     7.3     8.7     8.9     8.1     8.8 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  123.026   123.837   124.144   124.477    11.1     7.8     6.8     4.8     9.5     5.8 
    Food away from home (1)................  219.219   220.107   220.847   221.497     3.9     6.5     5.7     4.2     5.2     5.0 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  152.910   153.464   153.646   153.397     4.8     8.1     7.3     1.3     6.4     4.3 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  217.234   218.369   219.567   219.832     3.6     3.5     5.1     4.9     3.5     5.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  213.541   213.447   213.500   213.570     4.4     6.4    -0.3     0.1     5.4    -0.1 
   Shelter.................................  240.638   241.167   241.355   241.879     2.0     2.5     2.0     2.1     2.2     2.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  244.622   245.224   245.683   246.440     3.1     3.5     3.4     3.0     3.3     3.2 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  142.375   141.612   140.971   139.451    -8.4     4.6    -3.8    -8.0    -2.1    -5.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  230.036   230.625   230.792   231.392     2.3     1.9     1.9     2.4     2.1     2.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  120.258   120.589   120.360   120.715     3.2     1.1     4.3     1.5     2.2     2.9 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  221.405   218.484   217.920   216.117    19.6    31.1   -12.8    -9.2    25.2   -11.0 
    Household energy.......................  200.433   197.108   196.397   194.348    22.8    36.4   -16.6   -11.6    29.4   -14.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  322.137   289.361   266.721   261.002    29.2    51.7   -45.6   -56.9    40.0   -51.6 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  203.861   201.730   201.987   200.013    22.4    35.2   -13.9    -7.3    28.6   -10.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  156.056   156.679   157.070   157.447     4.4     6.4    10.4     3.6     5.4     7.0 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.735   124.600   124.653   124.546     1.8     2.7     3.2    -0.6     2.2     1.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.612   152.247   152.814   152.273     8.4     8.0     3.5    -0.9     8.2     1.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.586   118.644   117.923   118.677    -4.7     2.8    -1.6     0.3    -1.0    -0.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  113.150   112.498   111.922   114.105     0.7    -1.5    -1.2     3.4    -0.4     1.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  107.111   107.198   106.026   106.642   -15.6     5.4    -1.0    -1.7    -5.7    -1.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  115.841   116.261   115.672   116.306    -2.6    -4.9     0.8     1.6    -3.8     1.2 
   Footwear................................  124.181   124.867   124.559   124.556     4.4     4.3    -4.4     1.2     4.4    -1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  194.765   173.617   163.954   166.362     0.2    26.5   -23.4   -46.8    12.6   -36.2 
   Private transportation..................  191.488   170.016   160.223   162.806    -0.1    26.3   -23.8   -47.7    12.3   -36.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   90.578    89.915    89.570    89.682    -2.3    -2.7    -8.3    -3.9    -2.5    -6.1 
     New vehicles..........................  133.797   133.231   132.783   133.378    -1.8     0.5    -7.2    -1.2    -0.7    -4.3 
     Used cars and trucks..................  130.207   128.402   127.590   126.534    -3.2    -7.8   -14.2   -10.8    -5.6   -12.5 
    Motor fuel.............................  279.523   198.375   161.274   169.900     0.1    79.4   -46.6   -86.4    34.0   -73.0 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  277.297   195.487   158.198   167.678    -1.7    79.4   -46.5   -86.6    32.8   -73.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  132.088   133.125   133.295   133.645     5.3     9.7     9.9     4.8     7.5     7.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  240.688   241.509   241.855   243.594     4.8     7.7     5.8     4.9     6.2     5.4 
   Public transportation...................  249.564   243.594   240.296   236.685     8.9    31.6   -14.1   -19.1    19.7   -16.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  366.655   367.450   368.451   370.068     1.7     2.0     2.8     3.8     1.9     3.3 
   Medical care commodities................  288.112   289.453   290.504   291.485     0.9    -1.9     1.9     4.8    -0.5     3.3 
   Medical care services...................  389.700   390.230   391.178   393.024     2.0     3.3     3.2     3.5     2.6     3.3 
    Professional services..................  316.078   316.894   317.551   318.623     1.5     4.2     2.6     3.3     2.8     3.0 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  538.729   539.315   541.934   546.425     5.4     5.2     5.9     5.8     5.3     5.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.941   110.939   110.795   110.813     1.3     2.3     2.7    -0.5     1.8     1.1 
   Video and audio (2).....................  102.310   102.240   102.323   101.794    -0.9    -2.0    -0.4    -2.0    -1.4    -1.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  120.990   121.236   121.592   121.817     3.1     5.7     1.8     2.8     4.4     2.3 
   Education (2)...........................  181.938   182.620   183.489   183.869     5.6     5.5     6.3     4.3     5.6     5.3 
    Educational books and supplies.........  464.228   465.758   468.077   469.011     5.1     5.9    12.0     4.2     5.5     8.0 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  512.363   514.306   516.743   517.817     5.6     5.5     5.8     4.3     5.6     5.1 
   Communication (2).......................   87.225    87.301    87.450    87.598     1.5     5.9    -1.2     1.7     3.6     0.3 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.214    85.292    85.454    85.581     1.5     5.6    -1.3     1.7     3.5     0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.436   101.564   101.720   101.876     2.4     7.5     0.2     1.7     4.9     1.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.375    10.367    10.406    10.418    -2.4    -2.6    -8.2     1.7    -2.5    -3.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   89.690    88.631    88.176    88.178    -8.6   -15.7   -19.5    -6.6   -12.2   -13.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  362.377   362.805   363.328   364.631     4.0     6.6     2.6     2.5     5.3     2.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  602.533   602.881   605.662   610.503     2.5    15.2     2.3     5.4     8.7     3.8 
   Personal care...........................  200.950   201.251   201.207   201.461     4.7     2.3     2.8     1.0     3.5     1.9 
    Personal care products (1).............  159.914   160.994   161.295   162.683     3.6    -0.9     1.7     7.1     1.4     4.4 
    Personal care services (1).............  225.800   226.433   226.578   225.951     5.1     1.6     3.3     0.3     3.4     1.8 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  344.645   343.491   343.848   343.462     5.7     4.6     3.1    -1.4     5.1     0.8 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  178.513   169.885   165.761   166.831     1.8    14.6    -9.9   -23.7     8.0   -17.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.043   218.475   218.667   218.714     5.8     8.1     6.3     1.2     7.0     3.8 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  156.862   144.748   138.964   140.426    -0.4    18.4   -17.8   -35.8     8.6   -27.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  202.819   180.093   168.682   172.433     2.4    40.1   -31.5   -47.8    19.8   -40.2 
    Apparel................................  118.586   118.644   117.923   118.677    -4.7     2.8    -1.6     0.3    -1.0    -0.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  259.794   222.275   203.893   209.548     5.8    47.5   -36.8   -57.7    24.9   -48.3 
   Durables................................  109.941   109.240   108.798   108.637    -2.1    -1.2    -6.2    -4.7    -1.6    -5.4 
 Services..................................  252.582   252.766   253.092   253.417     4.0     6.1     0.9     1.3     5.1     1.1 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  232.028   232.611   232.887   233.312     1.7     2.4     2.2     2.2     2.1     2.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   120.258   120.589   120.360   120.715     3.2     1.1     4.3     1.5     2.2     2.9 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  203.861   201.730   201.987   200.013    22.4    35.2   -13.9    -7.3    28.6   -10.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  156.056   156.679   157.070   157.447     4.4     6.4    10.4     3.6     5.4     7.0 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.612   152.247   152.814   152.273     8.4     8.0     3.5    -0.9     8.2     1.3 
  Transportation services..................  245.912   245.719   245.957   247.099     3.9     8.6     2.6     1.9     6.2     2.3 
  Medical care services....................  389.700   390.230   391.178   393.024     2.0     3.3     3.2     3.5     2.6     3.3 
  Other services...........................  287.178   287.718   288.397   288.590     3.2     4.8     2.6     2.0     4.0     2.3 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  211.463   206.112   203.702   204.532     2.5    10.2    -5.8   -12.5     6.2    -9.2 
 All items less shelter....................  204.682   198.293   195.424   196.211     3.4    13.2    -6.6   -15.6     8.2   -11.2 
 All items less medical care...............  206.135   201.510   199.400   200.078     3.0    10.3    -4.4   -11.2     6.6    -7.9 
 Commodities less food.....................  159.001   147.181   141.555   142.991    -0.2    17.9   -17.1   -34.6     8.4   -26.4 
 Nondurables less food.....................  203.866   182.304   171.591   175.208     2.7    37.7   -29.9   -45.4    18.9   -38.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  255.126   220.873   204.294   209.514     5.9    44.1   -34.6   -54.5    23.6   -45.4 
 Nondurables...............................  211.081   199.078   193.307   195.377     5.9    22.0   -15.6   -26.6    13.7   -21.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  244.548   244.382   245.083   245.075     6.3    10.0    -0.2     0.9     8.2     0.4 
 Services less medical care services.......  242.513   242.767   243.176   243.374     3.9     6.0     1.1     1.4     5.0     1.2 
 Energy....................................  238.171   195.711   176.692   180.037     8.5    61.2   -36.3   -67.3    32.2   -54.4 
 All items less energy.....................  210.373   210.543   210.598   210.987     2.2     3.8     1.9     1.2     3.0     1.5 
  All items less food and energy...........  209.203   209.331   209.372   209.834     1.5     2.9     1.0     1.2     2.2     1.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  140.715   140.424   140.094   140.375    -0.9     1.0    -2.3    -1.0     0.1    -1.6 
    Energy commodities.....................  282.643   202.960   166.230   174.341     1.2    78.1   -46.6   -85.5    34.2   -72.2 
   Services less energy services...........  257.753   258.207   258.541   259.134     2.5     3.7     2.5     2.2     3.1     2.3 

   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 Indexes on a December 2007=100 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. 2009 from--   Dec. 2008 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.                                      
                                                          2008      2008      2008      2009    Jan.  Nov.  Dec.  Dec.  Oct.  Nov.
                                                                                                2008  2008  2008  2007  2008  2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      212.182   207.296   204.813   205.700  -0.5  -0.8   0.4  -0.5  -3.5  -1.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      227.762   223.741   221.446   221.704   0.3  -0.9   0.1   0.6  -2.8  -1.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      228.437   224.621   222.628   222.707   0.5  -0.9   0.0   0.8  -2.5  -0.9 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      137.489   134.757   132.938   133.345  -0.3  -1.0   0.3   0.1  -3.3  -1.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      201.236   196.346   193.987   195.245  -0.7  -0.6   0.6  -0.8  -3.6  -1.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      201.323   196.770   194.120   195.621  -0.7  -0.6   0.8  -0.9  -3.6  -1.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.699   128.186   127.005   127.768  -0.6  -0.3   0.6  -0.6  -3.6  -0.9 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      200.017   195.114   192.391   192.907  -1.0  -1.1   0.3  -0.9  -3.8  -1.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      207.312   201.821   199.399   200.067  -0.9  -0.9   0.3  -0.7  -3.8  -1.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      210.663   205.753   203.121   203.519  -0.9  -1.1   0.2  -0.6  -3.6  -1.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.017   128.504   127.055   127.529  -1.0  -0.8   0.4  -0.9  -3.8  -1.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      213.696   205.777   203.054   204.316  -0.3  -0.7   0.6  -0.1  -5.0  -1.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      215.499   210.870   208.088   209.367  -0.5  -0.7   0.6  -0.7  -3.4  -1.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      217.714   213.143   210.637   211.857  -0.1  -0.6   0.6  -0.2  -3.3  -1.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.694   130.684   128.641   129.639  -1.0  -0.8   0.8  -1.3  -3.8  -1.6 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      196.590   192.508   190.272   191.023  -0.2  -0.8   0.4  -0.2  -3.2  -1.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      133.026   129.723   128.157   128.783  -0.8  -0.7   0.5  -0.8  -3.7  -1.2 
   D.........................................    M      208.028   202.041   199.228   200.057  -0.8  -1.0   0.4  -0.8  -4.2  -1.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      206.772   202.022   198.434   200.222  -0.6  -0.9   0.9  -0.9  -4.0  -1.8 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      218.726   214.083   211.007   212.454  -0.6  -0.8   0.7  -0.6  -3.5  -1.4 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      232.778   228.727   227.223   227.503   1.3  -0.5   0.1   1.5  -2.4  -0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   231.854         -   230.095  -0.5  -0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   188.860         -   188.798  -0.7   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   201.479         -   199.416   0.0  -1.0     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   137.700         -   136.359   0.4  -1.0     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      205.236         -   195.310         -     -     -     -  -3.3  -4.8     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      200.570         -   192.808         -     -     -     -  -1.6  -3.9     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      190.600         -   183.088         -     -     -     -  -1.0  -3.9     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      222.038         -   215.867         -     -     -     -   0.1  -2.8     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      225.069         -   217.610         -     -     -     -  -0.5  -3.3     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      221.192         -   213.685         -     -     -     -  -0.2  -3.4     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      220.687         -   216.424         -     -     -     -   1.1  -1.9     - 

   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. 2009 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2005-2006                                         
                                                              Dec.      Jan.      Jan.      Dec.  
                                                              2008      2009      2008      2008  
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   120.634   121.208      -0.5       0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.726   128.368   128.877       5.1       0.4 
   Food.......................................     13.648   128.554   129.049       5.2       0.4 
    Food at home..............................      7.557   125.778   126.363       5.5       0.5 
    Food away from home.......................      6.091   132.092   132.469       4.8       0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077   126.380   127.069       4.1       0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.421   128.110   128.626       2.0       0.4 
   Shelter....................................     32.409   130.116   130.787       1.7       0.5 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.004   159.370   159.345       5.1       0.0 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      5.008    95.519    95.606       1.0       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.988    86.697    84.775      -1.4      -2.2 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.393   109.410   111.132     -13.2       1.6 
   Private transportation.....................     16.285   109.042   110.987     -14.0       1.8 
   Public transportation......................      1.108   116.373   114.670      -0.3      -1.5 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.085   142.732   143.725       2.4       0.7 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.615   126.168   126.833       1.4       0.5 
   Medical care services......................      4.470   148.833   149.960       2.8       0.8 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      5.935   105.192   105.210       0.4       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.196   109.496   109.680       3.1       0.2 
   Education..................................      2.771   172.827   173.075       5.4       0.1 
   Communication..............................      3.425    74.095    74.235       1.2       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.257   126.569   126.949       0.8       0.3 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     58.427   132.808   133.356       2.6       0.4 
 Commodities..................................     41.573   105.946   106.544      -4.8       0.6 
  Durables....................................     11.817    80.680    80.775      -3.5       0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     29.756   118.735   119.615      -5.2       0.7 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.561   117.161   117.453       1.2       0.2 
 Energy.......................................      8.790   142.529   146.297     -22.0       2.6 

 Indexes for 2009 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2008 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: February 20, 2009
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