Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release





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(NOTE: This release was reissued on Friday, April 15, 2011, to correct errors in the January-February
2011 data. Corrections have been made to Table 7. There were no changes made to the text of the
release.)

                 Consumer Price Index - February 2011

  The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
  0.5 percent in February on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.
  Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
  the all items index increased 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
  Though the seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was
  broad-based, the energy index was once again the largest contributor.
  The gasoline index continued to rise, and the index for household
  energy turned up in February with all of its components posting
  increases. Food indexes also continued to rise in February, with
  sharp increases in the indexes for fresh vegetables and meats
  contributing to a 0.8 percent increase in the food at home index, the
  largest since July 2008.
 
  The index for all items less food and energy rose in February as
  well. Most of its major components posted increases, including the
  indexes for shelter, new vehicles, medical care, and airline fares.
  The apparel index was one of the few to decline.
 
  The 12-month changes in major indexes continue to trend upward. The
  all items index increased 2.1 percent for the 12 months ending
  February; the figure was 1.1 percent as recently as November. The 12-
  month increase in the index for all items less food and energy
  reached 1.1 percent in February after being as low as 0.6 percent in
  October. The 11.0 percent increase in the energy index is the largest
  since May 2010, while the 2.3 percent rise in the food index is the
  largest since May 2009.

 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
  average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.   ended 
                              2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2011  2011   Feb.  
                                                                         2011  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .2    .2    .2    .1    .4    .4    .5      2.1
  Food......................    .1    .3    .1    .2    .1    .5    .6      2.3
   Food at home.............    .0    .4    .1    .2    .2    .7    .8      2.8
   Food away from home (1)..    .3    .3    .1    .1    .1    .2    .2      1.6
  Energy....................   1.6   1.1   2.5    .1   4.0   2.1   3.4     11.0
   Energy commodities.......   2.6   2.2   4.4    .7   6.4   4.0   4.8     19.3
    Gasoline (all types)....   2.9   2.2   4.5    .7   6.7   3.5   4.7     19.2
    Fuel oil (1)............    .9    .8   4.7   4.2   4.9   6.8   5.8     27.1
   Energy services..........    .4   -.4    .0   -.8    .6   -.6   1.1       .2
    Electricity.............    .1   -.1    .2    .6    .3   -.5    .4      2.2
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   1.4  -1.4   -.6  -5.3   1.7  -1.2   3.4     -5.9
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .0    .0    .1    .1    .2    .2      1.1
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .1   -.2   -.2    .0   -.1    .2    .2       .0
    New vehicles............    .2    .1   -.1   -.2   -.1   -.1   1.0       .9
    Used cars and trucks....    .9   -.4   -.6    .1   -.1   -.3    .1      1.9
    Apparel.................    .0   -.5   -.2    .1    .1   1.0   -.9      -.4
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .2    .3    .1    .2    .1    .5    .7      2.7
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .0    .1    .1    .2    .1    .1    .2      1.5
    Shelter.................    .0    .0    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1       .8
    Transportation services     .0    .3    .3    .4    .2    .6    .5      3.5
    Medical care services...    .2    .7    .2    .2    .3   -.1    .4      3.0

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


  Consumer Price Index Data for February 2011
 
  Food
 
  The food index rose 0.6 percent in February after rising 0.5 percent
  in January. The food at home index, up 0.7 percent in January, rose
  0.8 percent in February. Five of the six major grocery store food
  groups posted increases. The index for fruits and vegetables
  increased the most, rising 2.2 percent as the fresh vegetables index
  increased 6.7 percent. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs
  advanced 1.2 percent with the index for meats up 1.9 percent. The
  dairy and related products index increased 0.6 percent, as did the
  index for other food at home. The index for nonalcoholic beverages,
  which rose 1.5 percent in January, advanced 0.2 percent in February.
  The index for cereals and bakery products, which was unchanged in
  February, was the only major grocery store food group not to rise.
  Over the past 12 months, the index for food at home has risen 2.8
  percent with all six groups increasing. The index for food away from
  home rose 0.2 percent in February and has risen 1.6 percent over the
  past 12 months.
 
  Energy
 
  The energy index rose 3.4 percent in February and has risen 9.8
  percent over the last three months. The gasoline index continued to
  increase, climbing 4.7 percent in February after a 3.5 percent rise
  in January. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 2.2
  percent in February.) The index for household energy, which fell 0.2
  percent in January, rose 1.3 percent in February. The fuel oil index
  rose 5.8 percent, the index for natural gas advanced 3.4 percent, and
  the electricity index increased 0.4 percent. The index for gasoline
  has risen 19.2 percent over the last 12 months; the household energy
  index has increased 1.4 percent over that span, with the fuel oil and
  electricity indexes rising but the index for natural gas declining.
 
 
  All items less food and energy
 
  The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in
  February, the same increase as in January, with most of its major
  components posting increases. The shelter index rose 0.1 percent in
  February, with rent and owners' equivalent rent both also rising 0.1
  percent. After declining in January, the new vehicles index rose 1.0
  percent in February, its largest increase since October 2009. The
  medical care index rose 0.4 percent in February after a 0.1 percent
  increase in January. The index for medical care commodities rose 0.7
  percent and the medical care services index advanced 0.4 percent. The
  index for airline fares increased 2.1 percent in February, its fourth
  consecutive monthly increase of over two percent. The index for
  recreation rose 0.3 percent, its second straight monthly increase.
  The indexes for household furnishings and operations and for used
  cars and trucks both edged up 0.1 percent in February. In contrast to
  these increases, the apparel index turned down in February, declining
  0.9 percent after increasing 1.0 percent in January.
 
  The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.1 percent
  over the last 12 months. The shelter index has gone up 0.8 percent
  over that time period with the rent index up 1.1 percent. The indexes
  for airline fares, medical care, new vehicles, and used cars and
  trucks were among the indexes that increased over that span.  Indexes
  that declined include household furnishings and operations, apparel,
  and recreation.
 
 
 
  Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
  The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
  2.1 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 221.309
  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.5 percent prior
  to seasonal adjustment.
 
  The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
  (CPI-W) increased 2.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index
  level of 217.535 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.5
  percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
  The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
  increased 2.0 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
  index increased 0.5 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
  Please note that the indexes for the post-2009 period are subject to
  revision.
 
  The Consumer Price Index for March 2011 is scheduled to be released
  on Friday, April 15, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).
 




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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 each month in 87 urban areas across the
  country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000 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.  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 116.500.  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 0.03 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 0.06 percent of the 1 month percentage change based on all
  retail prices.  For example, 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 0.14 and 0.26 percent.  For the latest data, including
  information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see
  "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index,
  January-December 2010".  These data are available on the CPI home page
  (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link
  http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2010.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 2006 through December 2010 were replaced in January 2011.
  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.

  Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
  December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
  Information technology, hardware and services series were changed from
  independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted in an
  increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
  seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
  aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
  December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
  data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
  every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
  If any of the 82 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 before that
  period will not be changed.  Note: 37 of the 82 components are not
  seasonally adjusted for 2011.

  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 2011, 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 David Levin at
  (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov.  If you have
  general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
  (202) 691-7000.





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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Feb. 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       Jan.       Feb.                      Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                                                              2011       2011      Feb.    Jan.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    Dec.    Jan.    Feb. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    220.223    221.309     2.1     0.5     0.4     0.4     0.5 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    659.692    662.943       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    223.160    224.039     2.2     0.4     0.1     0.5     0.5 
   Food.......................................     13.742    222.912    223.799     2.3     0.4     0.1     0.5     0.6 
    Food at home..............................      7.816    220.016    221.241     2.8     0.6     0.2     0.7     0.8 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.090    253.349    254.238     1.1     0.4     0.4     0.8     0.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.813    214.344    216.175     6.8     0.9    -0.3     0.9     1.2 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .839    202.349    203.510     2.4     0.6     0.4     0.1     0.6 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.152    285.619    286.766     4.3     0.4     1.8     1.3     2.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .926    164.019    163.734     0.6    -0.2    -1.1     1.5     0.2 
     Other food at home.......................      1.996    191.468    193.055     0.8     0.8     0.1     0.2     0.6 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .297    202.648    204.168     1.1     0.8     1.3    -0.2     0.8 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    207.813    210.508     4.8     1.3    -0.4     2.1     0.9 
      Other foods.............................      1.466    203.610    205.174     0.1     0.8    -0.1    -0.1     0.5 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .432    120.930    121.438     0.2     0.4     1.5    -1.2     0.4 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.926    228.181    228.606     1.6     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .329    160.643    161.836     2.1     0.7     0.2     0.0     0.7 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.051    224.975    225.749     1.5     0.3     0.0     0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.460    216.739    217.259     0.7     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.3 
   Shelter....................................     31.955    249.462    249.886     0.8     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.925    251.555    251.829     1.1     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .776    128.630    131.572     2.0     2.3     1.0    -1.0     0.0 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     24.905    257.775    258.073     0.6     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.310    257.764    258.060     0.6     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .349    126.192    126.529     1.7     0.3    -1.0     0.0     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.096    214.045    215.587     2.3     0.7     0.8    -0.1     1.2 
    Household energy..........................      4.000    187.704    189.006     1.4     0.7     0.8    -0.2     1.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .309    314.130    326.919    17.9     4.1     4.1     5.4     4.1 
     Energy services (3)......................      3.691    189.088    189.837     0.2     0.4     0.6    -0.6     1.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.095    175.754    177.194     5.4     0.8     0.5     0.3     0.8 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.409    124.342    124.576    -1.9     0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .772    151.189    151.358     1.1     0.1     0.3     0.4     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.601    116.664    118.369    -0.4     1.5     0.1     1.0    -0.9 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .882    109.985    110.962    -0.3     0.9    -0.3     1.0    -0.9 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.520    102.438    105.076    -1.6     2.6     0.0     1.5    -1.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .192    110.096    110.101    -3.7     0.0     0.4    -1.9    -1.6 
   Footwear...................................       .700    126.286    126.830    -0.7     0.4    -0.1     0.8    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.308    200.835    203.037     7.1     1.1     2.0     1.3     1.9 
   Private transportation.....................     16.082    196.087    198.073     6.9     1.0     2.0     1.3     1.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.333     97.128     97.633     0.6     0.5    -0.1    -0.2     0.5 
     New vehicles.............................      3.513    138.925    140.158     0.9     0.9    -0.1    -0.1     1.0 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.055    142.555    142.937     1.9     0.3    -0.1    -0.3     0.1 
    Motor fuel................................      5.079    265.703    271.843    19.4     2.3     6.5     3.9     4.8 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.865    264.979    270.822    19.2     2.2     6.7     3.5     4.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .408    140.487    140.912     3.9     0.3     0.3     0.9     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.172    250.726    250.851     2.0     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.0 
   Public transportation......................      1.227    259.634    265.327     9.7     2.2     1.4     1.7     1.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.627    393.858    397.065     2.9     0.8     0.2     0.1     0.4 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.633    318.929    321.186     2.7     0.7     0.1     0.5     0.7 
   Medical care services......................      4.994    417.025    420.567     3.0     0.8     0.3    -0.1     0.4 
    Professional services.....................      2.830    331.921    334.296     2.6     0.7     0.1     0.0     0.5 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.703    625.897    633.413     5.8     1.2     0.7    -0.1     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.293    112.638    113.183    -0.1     0.5    -0.2     0.2     0.3 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.816     97.325     98.268    -1.3     1.0    -0.7     0.0     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.421    130.665    130.692     1.2     0.0    -0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    204.057    204.153     4.1     0.0     0.4     0.6     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .204    522.026    520.778     3.6    -0.2     0.7     1.2    -0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.903    586.386    586.782     4.1     0.1     0.4     0.5     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.313     83.783     83.779    -1.3     0.0    -0.6    -0.2     0.0 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.138     80.422     80.417    -1.6     0.0    -0.7    -0.4     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.334    101.412    101.316    -1.0    -0.1    -0.6    -0.3    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .804      9.181      9.204    -3.5     0.3    -0.9    -0.8     0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .228     72.947     72.709    -6.7    -0.3    -2.1    -1.7    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.497    384.689    385.397     2.0     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .906    828.079    829.535     5.6     0.2     0.8     0.0     0.2 
   Personal care..............................      2.591    207.298    207.685     0.8     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .671    160.920    161.325    -0.4     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .638    229.933    230.177     0.9     0.1     0.2    -0.1     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.055    357.576    358.521     2.2     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     40.012    177.480    178.874     3.1     0.8     0.8     0.9     1.0 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    223.160    224.039     2.2     0.4     0.1     0.5     0.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.219    153.102    154.657     3.7     1.0     1.3     1.1     1.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.474    196.248    198.885     6.4     1.3     2.2     1.8     1.6 
    Apparel...................................      3.601    116.664    118.369    -0.4     1.5     0.1     1.0    -0.9 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.873    250.293    253.570     8.6     1.3     3.0     2.0     2.1 
   Durables...................................      9.745    110.696    111.237    -0.5     0.5     0.0    -0.1     0.4 
 Services.....................................     59.988    262.701    263.480     1.4     0.3     0.2     0.1     0.3 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.607    259.934    260.373     0.7     0.2     0.2    -0.1     0.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .349    126.192    126.529     1.7     0.3    -1.0     0.0     0.3 
  Energy services (3).........................      3.691    189.088    189.837     0.2     0.4     0.6    -0.6     1.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.095    175.754    177.194     5.4     0.8     0.5     0.3     0.8 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .772    151.189    151.358     1.1     0.1     0.3     0.4     0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      6.140    263.984    265.354     3.5     0.5     0.2     0.6     0.5 
  Medical care services.......................      4.994    417.025    420.567     3.0     0.8     0.3    -0.1     0.4 
  Other services..............................     11.340    311.299    311.975     1.6     0.2     0.0     0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.258    219.820    220.937     2.1     0.5     0.5     0.4     0.5 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.045    211.273    212.633     2.7     0.6     0.6     0.5     0.7 
 All items less medical care..................     93.373    211.714    212.709     2.1     0.5     0.4     0.4     0.6 
 Commodities less food........................     26.270    155.682    157.221     3.6     1.0     1.2     1.1     1.2 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.525    198.007    200.543     6.1     1.3     2.2     1.6     1.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.923    246.854    249.895     8.0     1.2     2.7     1.9     2.0 
 Nondurables..................................     30.266    210.205    212.056     4.3     0.9     1.2     1.1     1.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.382    286.292    287.547     2.2     0.4     0.3     0.1     0.4 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.994    250.737    251.354     1.3     0.2     0.2     0.0     0.2 
 Energy.......................................      9.079    223.266    226.860    11.0     1.6     4.0     2.1     3.4 
 All items less energy........................     90.921    221.666    222.506     1.3     0.4     0.1     0.2     0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.179    222.177    223.011     1.1     0.4     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     20.882    142.845    143.712     0.0     0.6    -0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      5.388    269.970    276.485    19.3     2.4     6.4     4.0     4.8 
   Services less energy services..............     56.297    270.199    270.982     1.5     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .454     $ .452       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .152     $ .151       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      May     Aug.    Nov.    Feb.    Aug.    Feb. 
                                                                                      2010    2010    2010    2011    2010    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  219.240   220.186   221.062   222.270    -0.4     1.4     2.2     5.6     0.5     3.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  221.237   221.524   222.602   223.779     1.6     0.4     2.3     4.7     1.0     3.5 
   Food....................................  220.884   221.190   222.314   223.544     1.6     0.3     2.4     4.9     0.9     3.7 
    Food at home...........................  216.999   217.375   218.983   220.800     2.2    -0.6     2.8     7.2     0.8     5.0 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  250.935   251.870   253.956   254.037    -1.0    -2.1     2.9     5.0    -1.6     3.9 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  212.605   211.984   213.942   216.444     8.5     3.8     7.7     7.4     6.2     7.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  201.277   202.056   202.349   203.510    -2.1     2.0     5.3     4.5    -0.1     4.9 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  270.268   275.074   278.517   284.574     5.6    -9.1     0.1    22.9    -2.0    10.9 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.016   160.310   162.636   162.958    -1.5     0.3     1.2     2.3    -0.6     1.8 
     Other food at home....................  191.146   191.289   191.580   192.706     0.2    -0.2    -0.2     3.3     0.0     1.5 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  200.586   203.098   202.648   204.168     0.4    -3.5     0.5     7.3    -1.6     3.9 
      Fats and oils........................  203.503   202.623   206.878   208.833     1.8     1.1     5.6    10.9     1.4     8.2 
      Other foods..........................  204.250   204.090   203.922   204.936    -0.1     0.3    -1.3     1.4     0.1     0.0 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  120.623   122.419   120.930   121.438    -1.9     4.0    -3.8     2.7     1.0    -0.6 
    Food away from home (1)................  227.512   227.722   228.181   228.606     0.9     1.5     1.9     1.9     1.2     1.9 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  160.392   160.681   160.643   161.836    -0.1     2.5     2.2     3.7     1.2     2.9 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  224.449   224.494   224.951   225.415     0.8     2.1     1.3     1.7     1.4     1.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.472   216.850   216.983   217.561     0.0     0.3     0.4     2.0     0.1     1.2 
   Shelter.................................  249.019   249.321   249.523   249.867     0.1     0.7     0.9     1.4     0.4     1.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  250.347   250.844   251.249   251.607     0.2     0.6     1.7     2.0     0.4     1.9 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  132.990   134.258   132.892   132.915    14.3     2.9    -7.8    -0.2     8.5    -4.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  257.166   257.402   257.659   258.016    -0.4     0.6     0.9     1.3     0.1     1.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  257.158   257.394   257.648   258.003    -0.4     0.6     0.9     1.3     0.1     1.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  127.501   126.194   126.192   126.529     1.9     4.6     3.3    -3.0     3.3     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  214.089   215.738   215.607   218.231     2.3    -0.4    -0.5     8.0     0.9     3.6 
    Household energy.......................  188.274   189.867   189.553   192.096     1.4    -1.6    -2.0     8.4    -0.1     3.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  286.367   298.037   314.130   326.919    -6.6   -13.1    40.1    69.9    -9.9    54.3 
     Energy services (3)...................  191.182   192.310   191.114   193.224     2.0    -0.7    -4.6     4.3     0.6    -0.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  173.971   174.824   175.400   176.725     6.0     4.4     4.9     6.5     5.2     5.7 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.473   124.307   124.382   124.493    -3.5    -1.9    -2.1     0.1    -2.7    -1.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.180   150.648   151.189   151.358     2.3     0.1    -1.2     3.2     1.2     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.132   119.208   120.456   119.384    -2.6     2.8    -2.6     0.8     0.1    -0.9 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  111.637   111.304   112.414   111.408    -2.2     5.3    -3.5    -0.8     1.5    -2.2 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.288   106.330   107.957   106.622    -5.6     2.1    -4.0     1.3    -1.8    -1.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  113.107   113.587   111.436   109.634     0.8     4.1    -7.1   -11.7     2.4    -9.5 
   Footwear................................  127.336   127.149   128.166   127.691    -2.9     0.7    -1.7     1.1    -1.1    -0.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  197.102   200.956   203.622   207.433    -5.5     4.4     9.6    22.7    -0.6    16.0 
   Private transportation..................  192.348   196.183   198.730   202.446    -6.8     5.4     9.5    22.7    -0.9    15.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   97.253    97.173    97.000    97.490     0.4     2.9    -1.7     1.0     1.6    -0.4 
     New vehicles..........................  138.095   137.923   137.752   139.065     0.3     1.3    -0.6     2.8     0.8     1.1 
     Used cars and trucks..................  144.162   144.058   143.664   143.847     3.8     8.6    -3.4    -0.9     6.2    -2.2 
    Motor fuel.............................  250.892   267.320   277.665   291.093   -24.3    11.3    33.2    81.2    -8.2    55.4 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  250.744   267.635   277.129   290.027   -24.9    11.9    34.3    79.0    -8.3    55.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  138.768   139.223   140.487   140.912     1.4     4.5     3.3     6.3     3.0     4.8 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  249.872   250.134   250.726   250.851     2.2     1.8     2.4     1.6     2.0     2.0 
   Public transportation...................  256.463   260.181   264.616   269.625    14.2    -7.1    11.5    22.2     3.0    16.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  392.587   393.537   393.843   395.615     2.8     1.9     3.7     3.1     2.4     3.4 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  316.794   317.199   318.929   321.186     2.7    -0.1     2.5     5.7     1.3     4.0 
   Medical care services...................  416.152   417.315   417.004   418.529     2.8     2.6     4.2     2.3     2.7     3.2 
    Professional services..................  331.641   332.107   331.974   333.483     1.4     3.8     2.8     2.2     2.6     2.5 
    Hospital and related services..........  621.219   625.757   624.854   628.137     7.1     3.5     8.2     4.5     5.3     6.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  112.988   112.727   112.939   113.242     0.4    -0.5    -1.4     0.9     0.0    -0.3 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.576    97.871    97.904    98.395    -1.6    -2.4    -0.4    -0.7    -2.0    -0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  130.500   130.328   130.548   130.759     2.0     1.4     0.7     0.8     1.7     0.7 
   Education (2)...........................  201.763   202.558   203.738   204.456     4.8     3.3     2.9     5.4     4.0     4.2 
    Educational books and supplies.........  510.408   514.054   520.236   519.288     3.1    -1.9     6.2     7.1     0.6     6.7 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  580.254   582.411   585.549   587.834     4.9     3.6     2.7     5.3     4.3     4.0 
   Communication (2).......................   84.465    83.943    83.760    83.746    -0.4    -0.2    -1.3    -3.4    -0.3    -2.3 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   81.292    80.761    80.399    80.383    -0.5    -0.2    -1.4    -4.4    -0.3    -2.9 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.329   101.739   101.412   101.316     0.3     0.6    -0.8    -3.9     0.5    -2.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.328     9.246     9.171     9.189    -2.6    -2.6    -3.0    -5.8    -2.6    -4.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   75.503    73.943    72.662    72.289    -5.9    -0.2    -4.1   -16.0    -3.1   -10.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  383.748   384.680   385.031   385.532     1.1     5.5    -0.6     1.9     3.3     0.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  820.854   827.680   828.079   829.535     6.5    12.8    -0.9     4.3     9.6     1.7 
   Personal care...........................  207.246   207.326   207.547   207.783    -0.6     3.1    -0.5     1.0     1.2     0.3 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.401   160.656   160.920   161.325    -4.1     2.5    -2.3     2.3    -0.9     0.0 
    Personal care services (1).............  229.623   230.159   229.933   230.177     3.4     0.6    -1.3     1.0     2.0    -0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  357.200   357.711   358.181   358.894     1.9     3.0     2.0     1.9     2.5     2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  175.807   177.291   178.833   180.549    -3.3     1.9     3.8    11.2    -0.7     7.4 
  Food and beverages.......................  221.237   221.524   222.602   223.779     1.6     0.4     2.3     4.7     1.0     3.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  151.586   153.502   155.178   157.054    -6.0     2.8     4.6    15.2    -1.7     9.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  192.897   197.199   200.839   204.142   -10.9     4.6     9.7    25.4    -3.5    17.3 
    Apparel................................  119.132   119.208   120.456   119.384    -2.6     2.8    -2.6     0.8     0.1    -0.9 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  243.168   250.350   255.448   260.797   -12.2     5.4    13.6    32.3    -3.8    22.6 
   Durables................................  110.661   110.632   110.557   111.024    -0.7     1.5    -4.0     1.3     0.4    -1.4 
 Services..................................  262.363   262.782   263.034   263.745     1.5     1.0     1.1     2.1     1.2     1.6 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  259.975   260.617   260.471   260.509    -0.3     0.1     2.4     0.8    -0.1     1.6 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   127.501   126.194   126.192   126.529     1.9     4.6     3.3    -3.0     3.3     0.1 
  Energy services (3)......................  191.182   192.310   191.114   193.224     2.0    -0.7    -4.6     4.3     0.6    -0.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  173.971   174.824   175.400   176.725     6.0     4.4     4.9     6.5     5.2     5.7 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.180   150.648   151.189   151.358     2.3     0.1    -1.2     3.2     1.2     1.0 
  Transportation services..................  262.751   263.379   264.832   266.061     4.5     0.1     4.4     5.1     2.3     4.8 
  Medical care services....................  416.152   417.315   417.004   418.529     2.8     2.6     4.2     2.3     2.7     3.2 
  Other services...........................  311.135   311.102   311.610   312.190     2.6     1.9     0.4     1.4     2.3     0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  219.001   220.049   220.885   222.091    -0.8     1.6     2.1     5.8     0.4     3.9 
 All items less shelter....................  210.063   211.276   212.429   213.995    -0.7     1.7     2.8     7.7     0.5     5.2 
 All items less medical care...............  210.750   211.688   212.578   213.755    -0.7     1.3     2.1     5.8     0.3     3.9 
 Commodities less food.....................  154.188   156.060   157.709   159.553    -5.8     2.8     4.5    14.7    -1.6     9.5 
 Nondurables less food.....................  194.920   199.211   202.374   205.455   -10.1     4.0     9.8    23.4    -3.3    16.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  240.332   246.849   251.499   256.414   -11.2     5.0    12.6    29.6    -3.4    20.8 
 Nondurables...............................  207.592   210.033   212.320   214.660    -4.4     1.8     6.6    14.3    -1.4    10.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  286.073   286.792   287.061   288.270     3.0     1.1     1.5     3.1     2.0     2.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  250.769   251.378   251.378   251.810     1.2     0.4     1.9     1.7     0.8     1.8 
 Energy....................................  216.506   225.151   229.915   237.620   -13.3     5.0    15.8    45.1    -4.6    29.6 
 All items less energy.....................  221.259   221.434   221.922   222.483     0.9     1.0     0.9     2.2     1.0     1.6 
  All items less food and energy...........  222.059   222.210   222.587   223.029     0.8     1.2     0.7     1.8     1.0     1.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.373   143.228   143.571   143.793    -1.1     1.4    -1.5     1.2     0.2    -0.2 
    Energy commodities.....................  254.408   270.712   281.416   294.905   -23.4     9.7    33.6    80.6    -8.3    55.3 
   Services less energy services...........  269.632   269.986   270.374   270.955     1.5     1.1     1.5     2.0     1.3     1.7 

   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                                          Feb.2011 from--   Jan.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2011      2011    Feb.  Dec.  Jan.  Jan.  Nov.  Dec.
                                                                                                2010  2010  2011  2010  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      218.803   219.179   220.223   221.309   2.1   1.0   0.5   1.6   0.6   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      235.094   235.141   235.969   237.110   2.0   0.8   0.5   1.6   0.4   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      236.806   236.828   237.564   238.798   2.0   0.8   0.5   1.5   0.3   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.282   140.351   141.001   141.547   2.2   0.9   0.4   1.9   0.5   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      208.816   209.270   210.388   211.090   2.2   0.9   0.3   1.9   0.8   0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      209.344   209.936   210.928   211.503   2.0   0.7   0.3   1.7   0.8   0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.058   134.267   135.061   135.665   2.4   1.0   0.4   2.0   0.7   0.6 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      206.014   206.136   207.551   208.156   2.4   1.0   0.3   2.0   0.7   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      211.996   212.488   213.589   214.735   2.2   1.1   0.5   1.7   0.8   0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      213.424   213.850   215.127   216.145   2.2   1.1   0.5   1.6   0.8   0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.892   135.240   135.925   136.625   2.3   1.0   0.5   1.8   0.8   0.5 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      215.736   216.189   216.750   218.772   2.2   1.2   0.9   1.3   0.5   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      221.671   222.081   223.149   224.431   1.9   1.1   0.6   1.4   0.7   0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.847   226.112   227.281   228.444   2.0   1.0   0.5   1.5   0.6   0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.930   134.328   134.917   135.826   1.7   1.1   0.7   1.2   0.7   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      199.844   200.123   201.059   201.974   2.0   0.9   0.5   1.6   0.6   0.5 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      135.289   135.579   136.260   136.960   2.2   1.0   0.5   1.7   0.7   0.5 
   D.........................................    M      212.124   212.541   213.417   214.862   2.3   1.1   0.7   1.6   0.6   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      213.066   213.778   215.155   216.192   1.8   1.1   0.5   1.4   1.0   0.6 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      225.941   226.639   228.652   229.729   2.3   1.4   0.5   1.8   1.2   0.9 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      241.960   241.874   242.639   243.832   2.1   0.8   0.5   1.5   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      238.103         -   239.814         -     -     -     -   1.1   0.7     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      206.168         -   207.587         -     -     -     -   2.2   0.7     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      201.168         -   203.199         -     -     -     -   0.5   1.0     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      142.915         -   144.327         -     -     -     -   2.3   1.0     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   202.519         -   205.744   1.5   1.6     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   206.384         -   206.816   1.7   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   194.479         -   197.224   2.5   1.4     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   224.907         -   227.451   2.2   1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   228.017         -   230.878   1.9   1.3     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   227.658         -   229.981   1.7   1.0     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   226.862         -   229.482   1.5   1.2     -     -     -     - 

   1 Areas on pricing schedule 2 (see Table 10) will appear next month. 
   2 Regions defined as the four Census regions.  See technical notes.
   3 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
   4 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
   5 In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the January and
 July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley, CO; Honolulu, HI;
 Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem, OR-WA;
 St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
   6 Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Feb. 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       Jan.       Feb.                      Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                                                              2011       2011      Feb.    Jan.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    Dec.    Jan.    Feb. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    216.400    217.535     2.3     0.5     0.5     0.5     0.6 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    644.591    647.969       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    222.385    223.273     2.3     0.4     0.1     0.5     0.5 
   Food.......................................     15.315    222.039    222.942     2.3     0.4     0.1     0.5     0.6 
    Food at home..............................      8.906    218.804    220.110     2.9     0.6     0.1     0.8     0.9 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.236    253.991    254.963     1.3     0.4     0.4     0.7     0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.227    214.127    216.062     6.9     0.9    -0.3     0.9     1.2 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .917    201.170    202.335     2.4     0.6     0.4     0.1     0.6 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.219    282.396    284.132     4.5     0.6     1.9     1.2     2.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.091    163.586    163.262     0.5    -0.2    -1.2     1.5     0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.217    190.656    192.187     0.7     0.8     0.0     0.3     0.6 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .324    201.824    203.373     1.2     0.8     1.3    -0.2     0.8 
      Fats and oils...........................       .258    208.026    210.741     4.7     1.3    -0.4     2.1     1.0 
      Other foods.............................      1.635    203.614    205.098     0.0     0.7    -0.2     0.1     0.5 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .463    121.161    121.605     0.1     0.4     1.3    -0.9     0.4 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.409    228.279    228.596     1.5     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    161.635    162.728     2.5     0.7     0.1     0.0     0.7 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.086    225.994    226.675     1.4     0.3     0.0     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.228    213.442    213.931     0.7     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.3 
   Shelter....................................     29.811    243.569    243.961     0.8     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.396    249.848    250.128     1.1     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .436    130.091    133.181     2.0     2.4     0.9    -1.3     0.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.672    233.565    233.872     0.7     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     19.942    233.564    233.870     0.7     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    127.690    128.035     2.1     0.3    -0.7     0.0     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.633    212.409    213.775     2.2     0.6     0.7     0.0     1.0 
    Household energy..........................      4.476    185.463    186.578     1.4     0.6     0.8     0.0     1.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .301    315.348    326.950    16.3     3.7     4.0     5.3     3.7 
     Energy services (3)......................      4.175    187.874    188.567     0.4     0.4     0.6    -0.4     0.9 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.157    176.175    177.594     5.2     0.8     0.5     0.3     0.7 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.784    120.345    120.518    -2.1     0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .364    153.583    153.703     1.4     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.668    115.649    117.507    -0.9     1.6     0.0     1.0    -0.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .921    110.386    111.528     0.0     1.0    -0.2     1.3    -0.8 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.502    101.701    104.611    -1.8     2.9    -0.2     1.5    -1.0 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .280    113.268    112.814    -4.2    -0.4     0.7    -2.1    -1.7 
   Footwear...................................       .750    125.474    126.363    -1.2     0.7    -0.1     0.9    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     19.418    200.635    202.910     7.7     1.1     2.2     1.4     2.0 
   Private transportation.....................     18.631    197.275    199.417     7.6     1.1     2.3     1.4     2.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.914     96.227     96.734     1.0     0.5    -0.1    -0.2     0.5 
     New vehicles.............................      3.320    139.871    141.114     0.9     0.9    -0.1    -0.2     1.0 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      3.003    143.479    143.868     2.0     0.3    -0.1    -0.3     0.1 
    Motor fuel................................      6.470    266.820    273.013    19.4     2.3     6.7     3.9     4.8 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      6.193    266.224    272.117    19.2     2.2     7.2     3.5     4.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .479    140.289    140.763     3.7     0.3     0.4     0.8     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.184    253.310    253.524     2.0     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Public transportation......................       .787    256.604    262.444     9.2     2.3     1.5     1.5     2.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    395.536    398.908     3.1     0.9     0.3     0.1     0.5 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.318    310.488    312.764     2.8     0.7     0.2     0.5     0.7 
   Medical care services......................      4.038    420.540    424.289     3.2     0.9     0.3    -0.1     0.4 
    Professional services.....................      2.220    335.368    337.901     2.7     0.8     0.1     0.1     0.4 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.414    628.321    636.256     6.4     1.3     0.8    -0.1     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.862    109.039    109.693    -0.3     0.6    -0.3     0.4     0.4 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.959     97.925     98.897    -1.2     1.0    -0.7     0.1     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.118    125.065    125.069     0.6     0.0    -0.2     0.0     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      2.380    201.353    201.500     4.1     0.1     0.4     0.6     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .199    526.152    526.197     4.1     0.0     0.6     1.6     0.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.181    565.760    566.205     4.1     0.1     0.4     0.5     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.738     86.209     86.174    -1.5     0.0    -0.7    -0.4     0.0 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.605     83.881     83.844    -1.7     0.0    -0.7    -0.5    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.823    100.882    100.768    -1.2    -0.1    -0.6    -0.4    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .782      9.713      9.734    -3.4     0.2    -0.9    -0.8     0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .208     72.433     72.138    -7.4    -0.4    -2.2    -1.8    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.950    414.263    415.088     2.6     0.2     0.4     0.1     0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.450    832.904    834.343     5.5     0.2     0.9     0.0     0.2 
   Personal care..............................      2.500    205.264    205.705     0.9     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .717    161.462    161.974    -0.1     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .572    230.140    230.418     1.0     0.1     0.2    -0.1     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.027    359.587    360.528     2.3     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.898    180.958    182.442     3.6     0.8     1.0     0.9     1.1 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    222.385    223.273     2.3     0.4     0.1     0.5     0.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.497    158.473    160.171     4.4     1.1     1.5     1.2     1.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     17.244    206.142    209.079     7.2     1.4     2.7     1.8     1.8 
    Apparel...................................      3.668    115.649    117.507    -0.9     1.6     0.0     1.0    -0.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     13.576    266.785    270.459     9.5     1.4     3.3     2.2     2.0 
   Durables...................................     10.253    111.973    112.498    -0.1     0.5     0.0     0.0     0.5 
 Services.....................................     56.102    257.982    258.732     1.4     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.3 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.504    234.715    235.090     0.8     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    127.690    128.035     2.1     0.3    -0.7     0.0     0.3 
  Energy services (3).........................      4.175    187.874    188.567     0.4     0.4     0.6    -0.4     0.9 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.157    176.175    177.594     5.2     0.8     0.5     0.3     0.7 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .364    153.583    153.703     1.4     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      5.994    264.313    265.521     3.4     0.5     0.1     0.4     0.5 
  Medical care services.......................      4.038    420.540    424.289     3.2     0.9     0.3    -0.1     0.4 
  Other services..............................     10.563    296.924    297.671     1.2     0.3    -0.1     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.685    215.215    216.389     2.3     0.5     0.6     0.4     0.6 
 All items less shelter.......................     70.189    208.828    210.242     3.0     0.7     0.7     0.6     0.8 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    209.141    210.198     2.3     0.5     0.5     0.5     0.6 
 Commodities less food........................     28.583    160.795    162.470     4.3     1.0     1.5     1.2     1.3 
 Nondurables less food........................     18.329    207.458    210.278     6.8     1.4     2.5     1.7     1.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.662    262.134    265.539     8.9     1.3     3.1     2.0     1.9 
 Nondurables..................................     33.644    214.950    216.941     4.8     0.9     1.4     1.2     1.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.598    252.563    253.664     2.0     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.4 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.065    246.643    247.244     1.2     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Energy.......................................     10.946    224.500    228.160    11.6     1.6     4.2     2.3     3.4 
 All items less energy........................     89.054    216.389    217.222     1.3     0.4     0.1     0.2     0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     73.739    215.627    216.448     1.1     0.4     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.812    145.024    145.909     0.1     0.6     0.0     0.2     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      6.771    270.105    276.539    19.3     2.4     6.6     4.0     4.8 
   Services less energy services..............     51.927    265.639    266.394     1.5     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .462     $ .460       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .155     $ .154       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      May     Aug.    Nov.    Feb.    Aug.    Feb. 
                                                                                      2010    2010    2010    2011    2010    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  215.236   216.367   217.344   218.702    -0.9     1.6     2.5     6.6     0.4     4.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  220.515   220.782   221.853   223.029     1.5     0.6     2.4     4.6     1.1     3.5 
   Food....................................  220.065   220.351   221.486   222.716     1.6     0.5     2.5     4.9     1.0     3.7 
    Food at home...........................  215.914   216.235   217.871   219.728     2.1    -0.3     2.8     7.3     0.9     5.0 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.623   252.705   254.540   254.751    -0.7    -2.1     2.9     5.1    -1.4     4.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  212.375   211.826   213.732   216.300     8.1     4.3     7.7     7.6     6.2     7.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  200.084   200.958   201.170   202.335    -2.2     2.4     5.0     4.6     0.1     4.8 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  267.492   272.546   275.896   282.396     5.5    -9.1     0.0    24.2    -2.1    11.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.709   159.802   162.150   162.352    -1.3     0.2     1.4     1.6    -0.6     1.5 
     Other food at home....................  190.223   190.252   190.804   191.912    -0.2     0.1    -0.6     3.6     0.0     1.5 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  199.542   202.206   201.824   203.373     0.2    -4.1     1.4     7.9    -2.0     4.6 
      Fats and oils........................  203.735   202.870   207.171   209.238     0.6     1.9     5.2    11.2     1.3     8.2 
      Other foods..........................  204.121   203.773   203.965   204.938    -0.4     0.7    -1.9     1.6     0.1    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  120.723   122.267   121.161   121.605    -2.0     3.1    -3.5     3.0     0.5    -0.3 
    Food away from home (1)................  227.634   227.871   228.279   228.596     0.9     1.5     2.1     1.7     1.2     1.9 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  161.428   161.657   161.635   162.728     0.2     2.5     4.0     3.3     1.3     3.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  225.656   225.647   225.786   226.181     0.9     2.5     1.1     0.9     1.7     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  213.124   213.535   213.712   214.274     0.0     0.1     0.6     2.2     0.1     1.4 
   Shelter.................................  242.968   243.290   243.522   243.891     0.1     0.5     1.1     1.5     0.3     1.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  248.584   249.110   249.556   249.881     0.2     0.3     1.7     2.1     0.3     1.9 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  134.716   135.916   134.166   134.483    13.2     2.2    -5.8    -0.7     7.5    -3.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  233.011   233.235   233.453   233.818    -0.3     0.5     1.0     1.4     0.1     1.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  233.012   233.235   233.452   233.819    -0.3     0.5     1.0     1.4     0.1     1.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  128.556   127.674   127.690   128.035     2.2     4.8     3.3    -1.6     3.5     0.8 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  212.762   214.276   214.330   216.540     2.8    -0.1    -0.9     7.3     1.3     3.1 
    Household energy.......................  186.318   187.766   187.675   189.762     2.0    -1.1    -2.2     7.6     0.4     2.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  287.994   299.558   315.348   326.950    -9.0   -13.4    39.7    66.1   -11.2    52.3 
     Energy services (3)...................  190.037   191.094   190.284   192.035     2.8    -0.3    -4.5     4.3     1.2    -0.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  174.458   175.249   175.803   177.057     6.0     4.0     4.8     6.1     5.0     5.5 
   Household furnishings and operations....  120.526   120.388   120.479   120.458    -4.0    -2.4    -1.7    -0.2    -3.2    -0.9 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.778   153.116   153.583   153.703     4.4     1.0    -2.0     2.4     2.7     0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.143   118.126   119.268   118.404    -3.3     0.8    -1.9     0.9    -1.3    -0.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  111.552   111.303   112.711   111.786    -1.9     4.0    -2.9     0.8     1.0    -1.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  105.650   105.468   107.067   106.045    -6.5    -0.7    -1.2     1.5    -3.6     0.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  116.085   116.916   114.477   112.572     0.2     0.7    -5.7   -11.6     0.5    -8.7 
   Footwear................................  126.414   126.296   127.404   127.194    -3.4     0.0    -3.6     2.5    -1.7    -0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  196.502   200.880   203.697   207.843    -6.6     5.5    10.1    25.2    -0.7    17.4 
   Private transportation..................  193.154   197.516   200.277   204.353    -7.4     6.0    10.2    25.3    -0.9    17.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.488    96.431    96.217    96.700     1.1     3.9    -2.0     0.9     2.5    -0.5 
     New vehicles..........................  139.042   138.950   138.691   140.067     0.2     1.2    -0.9     3.0     0.7     1.0 
     Used cars and trucks..................  145.103   145.000   144.598   144.792     3.7     8.6    -3.2    -0.9     6.2    -2.0 
    Motor fuel.............................  251.513   268.361   278.809   292.327   -24.3    11.1    32.5    82.5    -8.3    55.5 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  250.858   268.977   278.404   291.392   -24.8    11.8    32.2    82.1    -8.3    55.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  138.654   139.150   140.289   140.763     1.4     4.3     3.1     6.2     2.8     4.6 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  252.610   252.759   253.310   253.524     2.2     2.0     2.5     1.5     2.1     2.0 
   Public transportation...................  253.078   256.908   260.787   266.108    12.2    -5.4     9.4    22.2     3.1    15.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  394.161   395.218   395.575   397.444     3.1     2.1     3.8     3.4     2.6     3.6 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  308.332   308.823   310.488   312.764     2.8     0.1     2.4     5.9     1.5     4.1 
   Medical care services...................  419.554   420.827   420.595   422.224     3.1     2.8     4.3     2.6     3.0     3.5 
    Professional services..................  334.979   335.472   335.757   337.029     1.7     3.8     2.8     2.5     2.8     2.6 
    Hospital and related services..........  623.224   628.241   627.317   630.894     7.7     4.2     8.6     5.0     5.9     6.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  109.234   108.943   109.345   109.742    -0.3    -0.8    -2.1     1.9    -0.6    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.092    98.429    98.510    99.020    -2.0    -2.1    -0.4    -0.3    -2.1    -0.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.259   124.955   124.959   125.081     1.6     1.2     0.1    -0.6     1.4    -0.2 
   Education (2)...........................  199.002   199.846   200.978   201.628     4.7     3.2     2.9     5.4     4.0     4.1 
    Educational books and supplies.........  513.501   516.326   524.385   524.817     3.0    -1.2     5.8     9.1     0.9     7.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  559.803   562.114   564.783   566.738     4.9     3.7     2.6     5.0     4.3     3.8 
   Communication (2).......................   87.075    86.499    86.192    86.152    -0.2    -0.1    -1.6    -4.2    -0.1    -2.9 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   84.882    84.299    83.864    83.822    -0.2    -0.1    -1.6    -4.9    -0.1    -3.3 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.975   101.327   100.882   100.768     0.2     0.5    -1.0    -4.7     0.4    -2.9 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.868     9.782     9.704     9.722    -1.9    -2.2    -3.7    -5.8    -2.0    -4.7 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   75.142    73.494    72.178    71.808    -6.0    -0.8    -5.7   -16.6    -3.4   -11.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  412.455   414.260   414.533   415.238     1.5     6.8    -0.7     2.7     4.1     1.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  825.644   832.741   832.904   834.343     6.4    12.8    -0.9     4.3     9.6     1.6 
   Personal care...........................  204.886   205.285   205.476   205.822    -1.1     3.5    -0.5     1.8     1.2     0.7 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.801   161.217   161.462   161.974    -4.3     2.7    -1.4     2.9    -0.9     0.7 
    Personal care services (1).............  229.855   230.332   230.140   230.418     3.7     0.6    -1.3     1.0     2.2    -0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  358.618   359.558   360.275   360.922     1.7     2.4     2.5     2.6     2.1     2.5 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  179.007   180.813   182.495   184.454    -3.7     2.3     4.3    12.7    -0.8     8.5 
  Food and beverages.......................  220.515   220.782   221.853   223.029     1.5     0.6     2.4     4.6     1.1     3.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  156.541   158.952   160.848   163.087    -6.8     3.3     5.5    17.8    -1.9    11.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  202.225   207.594   211.319   215.122   -12.2     4.7    12.1    28.1    -4.1    19.8 
    Apparel................................  118.143   118.126   119.268   118.404    -3.3     0.8    -1.9     0.9    -1.3    -0.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  258.599   267.257   273.060   278.583   -12.9     6.4    15.2    34.7    -3.7    24.6 
   Durables................................  111.936   111.888   111.840   112.365     0.2     2.2    -4.3     1.5     1.2    -1.4 
 Services..................................  257.663   258.034   258.262   258.975     1.4     1.0     1.1     2.1     1.2     1.6 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  234.338   234.729   234.950   235.112    -0.3     0.3     1.8     1.3     0.0     1.6 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   128.556   127.674   127.690   128.035     2.2     4.8     3.3    -1.6     3.5     0.8 
  Energy services (3)......................  190.037   191.094   190.284   192.035     2.8    -0.3    -4.5     4.3     1.2    -0.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  174.458   175.249   175.803   177.057     6.0     4.0     4.8     6.1     5.0     5.5 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.778   153.116   153.583   153.703     4.4     1.0    -2.0     2.4     2.7     0.2 
  Transportation services..................  263.053   263.406   264.463   265.678     4.2     1.4     3.9     4.1     2.8     4.0 
  Medical care services....................  419.554   420.827   420.595   422.224     3.1     2.8     4.3     2.6     3.0     3.5 
  Other services...........................  297.133   296.889   297.247   297.790     2.1     1.7     0.1     0.9     1.9     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  214.194   215.473   216.422   217.800    -1.3     1.8     2.5     6.9     0.2     4.7 
 All items less shelter....................  207.446   208.883   210.141   211.871    -1.2     2.1     3.0     8.8     0.4     5.9 
 All items less medical care...............  207.992   209.116   210.104   211.434    -1.1     1.6     2.4     6.8     0.2     4.6 
 Commodities less food.....................  158.899   161.252   163.108   165.304    -6.5     3.3     5.3    17.1    -1.7    11.1 
 Nondurables less food.....................  203.719   208.830   212.360   215.973   -11.4     4.5    11.4    26.3    -3.8    18.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  254.639   262.540   267.850   272.891   -11.9     6.0    14.1    31.9    -3.3    22.7 
 Nondurables...............................  211.911   214.836   217.332   219.926    -5.1     2.0     7.2    16.0    -1.6    11.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  252.590   253.116   253.273   254.399     2.9     1.2     1.2     2.9     2.0     2.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  246.514   246.935   247.082   247.660     1.2     0.6     1.4     1.9     0.9     1.6 
 Energy....................................  217.210   226.396   231.611   239.431   -13.8     5.6    16.4    47.6    -4.6    31.1 
 All items less energy.....................  215.961   216.122   216.590   217.170     0.8     1.1     0.9     2.3     1.0     1.6 
  All items less food and energy...........  215.513   215.648   215.982   216.431     0.6     1.3     0.6     1.7     1.0     1.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  145.547   145.475   145.784   146.034    -0.9     1.7    -1.6     1.3     0.4    -0.1 
    Energy commodities.....................  254.251   270.984   281.694   295.209   -23.6     9.9    32.8    81.7    -8.4    55.4 
   Services less energy services...........  265.038   265.330   265.675   266.270     1.3     1.1     1.5     1.9     1.2     1.7 

   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                                          Feb.2011 from--   Jan.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2011      2011    Feb.  Dec.  Jan.  Jan.  Nov.  Dec.
                                                                                                2010  2010  2011  2010  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      214.750   215.262   216.400   217.535   2.3   1.1   0.5   1.8   0.8   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      232.962   233.082   233.914   235.109   2.3   0.9   0.5   1.8   0.4   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      233.031   233.092   233.851   235.230   2.2   0.9   0.6   1.7   0.4   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      141.452   141.598   142.196   142.691   2.4   0.8   0.3   2.0   0.5   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      204.468   205.024   206.258   206.981   2.4   1.0   0.4   2.0   0.9   0.6 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      204.064   204.731   205.878   206.516   2.4   0.9   0.3   1.9   0.9   0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.112   134.454   135.277   135.841   2.5   1.0   0.4   2.1   0.9   0.6 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      203.937   204.132   205.648   206.306   2.6   1.1   0.3   2.1   0.8   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      209.352   209.994   211.216   212.416   2.5   1.2   0.6   1.8   0.9   0.6 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.222   211.712   213.058   214.129   2.3   1.1   0.5   1.6   0.9   0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.927   134.405   135.207   135.919   2.6   1.1   0.5   2.0   1.0   0.6 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      215.822   216.477   217.200   219.352   2.4   1.3   1.0   1.5   0.6   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      216.267   216.847   217.995   219.368   2.2   1.2   0.6   1.6   0.8   0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      218.817   219.273   220.564   221.848   2.3   1.2   0.6   1.7   0.8   0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.777   134.306   134.900   135.845   1.9   1.1   0.7   1.2   0.8   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      198.598   198.979   200.022   201.033   2.3   1.0   0.5   1.7   0.7   0.5 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.969   135.379   136.112   136.808   2.4   1.1   0.5   1.9   0.8   0.5 
   D.........................................    M      210.529   210.959   212.005   213.495   2.5   1.2   0.7   1.8   0.7   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      206.632   207.479   209.016   210.106   2.2   1.3   0.5   1.7   1.2   0.7 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      218.694   219.619   221.540   222.814   2.6   1.5   0.6   2.0   1.3   0.9 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      237.606   237.575   238.396   239.750   2.4   0.9   0.6   1.8   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      238.891         -   240.540         -     -     -     -   1.1   0.7     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      197.530         -   199.568         -     -     -     -   2.6   1.0     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      204.918         -   206.954         -     -     -     -   0.7   1.0     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      142.938         -   144.556         -     -     -     -   2.4   1.1     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   201.390         -   204.611   1.6   1.6     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   202.280         -   202.849   2.0   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   192.863         -   195.677   2.8   1.5     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   222.510         -   225.346   1.9   1.3     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   228.072         -   231.306   2.1   1.4     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   224.152         -   226.638   2.1   1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   222.853         -   225.790   2.1   1.3     -     -     -     - 

   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         Feb. 2011 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Jan.      Feb.      Feb.      Jan.  
                                                              2011      2011      2010      2011  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000  R126.811   127.429       2.0       0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   129.897   130.402       2.2       0.4 
   Food.......................................     13.493   129.971   130.479       2.2       0.4 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   125.260   125.939       2.8       0.5 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   136.473   136.726       1.6       0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   129.622   130.092       1.4       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   128.403   128.726       0.5       0.3 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   131.696   131.927       0.7       0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   157.336   158.474       1.8       0.7 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.128    92.354      -2.3       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    87.458    88.737      -0.7       1.5 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199  R135.346  R136.824       7.4       1.1 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   135.961   137.364       7.3       1.0 
   Public transportation......................      1.186  R127.460  R129.878       9.7       1.9 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   152.417   153.610       2.7       0.8 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   134.398   135.298       2.5       0.7 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   159.032   160.337       2.7       0.8 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   102.062   102.486      -0.9       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   112.730   112.737       0.8       0.0 
   Education..................................      2.804   188.254   188.346       4.0       0.0 
   Communication..............................      3.484    71.834    71.813      -1.7       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   140.089   140.344       1.6       0.2 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383  R136.170  R136.560       1.3       0.3 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   115.538   116.442       3.0       0.8 
  Durables....................................     10.376    80.179    80.543      -1.1       0.5 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   133.958   135.157       4.4       0.9 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901  R120.281  R120.721       0.9       0.4 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   190.231   193.273      10.9       1.6 

   R Revised.
 Indexes for 2011 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2010 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: April 15, 2011
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