Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release


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 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Wednesday, April 14, 2010  USDL-10-0466
 
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 (NOTE: This release was reissued on Friday, July 16, 2010, to correct
 errors in the January-March 2010 data. Corrections have been made to
 Table 7.  There were no changes made to the text of the release.)
 
 
 
                   Consumer Price Index - March 2010
 
 On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All
 Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in March, the U.S.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
 the index increased 2.3 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was mostly
 due to an increase in the fresh fruits and vegetables index, which
 rose 4.6 percent in March and accounted for over 60 percent of the
 all items increase. Other food at home indexes were mixed and the
 index for food away from home was unchanged.
 
 The index for energy and for all items less food and energy were both
 unchanged in March. Within energy, an increase in the electricity
 index was offset by declines in the indexes for gasoline and natural
 gas. Within all items less food and energy, the indexes for medical
 care, new vehicles, and used cars and trucks posted increases, while
 the indexes for shelter, household furnishings and operations, and
 apparel declined.


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.
                              Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.   ended 
                              2009  2009  2009  2009  2010  2010  2010   Mar.  
                                                                         2010  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .0    .1      2.3
  Food......................   -.1    .0    .1    .1    .2    .1    .2       .2
   Food at home.............   -.3    .0    .0    .2    .4    .1    .5      -.7
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .1    .2    .1    .1    .1    .0      1.2
  Energy....................    .6    .6   2.2    .8   2.8   -.5    .0     18.3
   Energy commodities.......   1.1    .4   3.0   1.6   4.9  -1.3  -1.0     39.6
    Gasoline (all types)....    .9    .3   2.7   2.3   4.4  -1.4   -.8     41.4
    Fuel oil (1)............   -.3   2.2   7.4    .0   6.1  -2.4    .7     27.2
   Energy services..........   -.1    .8   1.1   -.3    .0    .5   1.4     -1.8
    Electricity.............    .3    .8   1.2   -.2  -1.1   -.5   2.1      -.5
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -1.5    .7    .9   -.7   3.5   3.9   -.7     -5.5
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .2    .0    .1   -.1    .1    .0      1.1
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .3    .4    .2    .1    .1   -.1   -.1      1.9
    New vehicles............    .3   1.4    .5   -.2   -.5    .1    .1      3.0
    Used cars and trucks....   1.7   3.1   1.9   2.2   1.5    .7    .5     16.3
    Apparel.................    .2   -.3   -.3    .4   -.1   -.7   -.4      -.4
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .6    .2    .1   -.1    .7    .8    .4      3.7
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .1    .0    .1   -.2    .1    .1       .8
    Shelter.................    .0    .0   -.2    .0   -.5    .0   -.1      -.6
    Transportation services     .7    .5    .5    .3   -.3    .4    .4      3.8
    Medical care services...    .3    .2    .3    .2    .5    .4    .3      3.8

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for March 2010
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.2 percent in March after rising 0.1 percent in
 February. The index for food away from home, which had increased
 every month since January 2003, was unchanged in March. In contrast,
 the index for food at home rose 0.5 percent, its largest increase
 since September 2008. The index for fruits and vegetables rose 3.4
 percent due to the sharp rise in the fresh fruits and vegetables
 index. Other grocery store food groups registered only small changes
 in March. The meats, poultry, fish, and eggs index increased 0.2
 percent, while the indexes for dairy and related products and for
 nonalcoholic beverages were unchanged and the indexes for cereals and
 bakery products and for other food at home declined slightly. The
 food index has risen 0.2 percent over the last 12 months, with the
 food at home index still down 0.7 percent over that period despite
 the March increase.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index, which fell 0.5 percent in February, was unchanged
 in March. The gasoline index declined for the second straight month,
 falling 0.8 percent. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices
 rose 4.5 percent in March and have increased 41.4 percent over the
 past 12 months.) The index for household energy rose in March,
 increasing 1.3 percent mostly because of a 2.1 percent rise in the
 electricity index. The fuel oil index rose 0.7 percent, but the index
 for natural gas declined 0.7 percent. Over the last 12 months the
 energy index has risen 18.3 percent.
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in March
 after rising 0.1 percent in February. The shelter index declined in
 March, falling 0.1 percent due to a 0.1 percent decline in owners'
 equivalent rent. The index for household furnishings and operations
 fell 0.4 percent in March, its ninth decline in the past 10 months.
 The index for apparel fell 0.4 percent and the recreation index
 declined 0.1 percent. In contrast to these declines, the medical care
 index rose 0.3 percent in March with the index for hospital services
 increasing 1.1 percent. The index for used cars and trucks continued
 to rise, increasing 0.5 percent, and the new vehicles index rose 0.1
 percent. Over the last 12 months the index for all items less food
 and energy has risen 1.1 percent, its smallest increase since January
 2004. This is largely explained by the continued deceleration of the
 shelter index, which has now fallen 0.6 percent over the last 12
 months.
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 2.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 217.631
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.4 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 3.0 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 213.525 (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 2.5 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.4 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2008 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for April 2010 is scheduled to be released
 on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, 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 25,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.04 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 0.08 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 0.12 and 0.28 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 2008".  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/cpivar2008.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 2005 through December 2009 were replaced in January
 2010.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is
 derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based
 upon certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components
 change their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to
 not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in
 the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the
 seasonally adjusted indexes will be used before that period.  Note:
 46 of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2010.
 
 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 2010, BLS adjusted 30
 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 Mar. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Feb.       Mar.                      Dec.    Jan.    Feb. 
                                                              2010       2010      Mar.    Feb.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    216.741    217.631     2.3     0.4     0.2     0.0     0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    649.259    651.925       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.140    219.378     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.0     0.2 
   Food.......................................     13.738    218.778    219.032     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.801    215.118    215.623    -0.7     0.2     0.4     0.1     0.5 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.108    251.361    250.930    -1.1    -0.2    -0.5     0.0    -0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.745    202.343    202.812    -1.7     0.2     0.4     0.4     0.2 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .820    198.800    198.814    -0.4     0.0     2.1    -0.1     0.0 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.153    274.963    280.431     2.1     2.0     1.3    -0.1     3.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .952    162.775    162.666    -1.8    -0.1     0.2    -0.4     0.0 
     Other food at home.......................      2.023    191.572    190.991    -0.6    -0.3    -0.3     0.2    -0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .295    201.942    199.917     1.4    -1.0    -0.3     1.4    -1.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    200.919    198.567    -3.0    -1.2     0.2    -0.1    -0.5 
      Other foods.............................      1.496    205.008    204.952    -0.7     0.0    -0.3     0.0     0.0 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .439    121.172    122.318    -0.1     0.9    -0.7    -0.3     0.9 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.937    225.081    224.991     1.2     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    158.569    158.657     2.7     0.1     0.3     0.7     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.056    222.496    222.521     1.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.960    215.841    216.023    -0.6     0.1    -0.3     0.0     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     32.289    248.001    248.052    -0.6     0.0    -0.5     0.0    -0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.966    249.017    249.089     0.2     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .769    128.991    133.075    -3.4     3.2    -2.1     0.1     0.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     25.206    256.483    256.272     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.593    256.479    256.266     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .347    124.439    124.416     3.0     0.0     0.4     0.1     0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.081    210.819    212.295     0.9     0.7     0.5     0.5     1.1 
    Household energy..........................      4.028    186.345    187.864    -0.5     0.8     0.5     0.4     1.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .276    277.284    276.027    19.6    -0.5     6.9    -1.3    -0.5 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.752    189.549    191.280    -1.8     0.9     0.0     0.5     1.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.052    168.078    168.521     6.6     0.3     0.8     0.7     0.5 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.590    126.945    126.750    -2.3    -0.2    -0.1    -0.4    -0.4 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    149.707    149.999    -0.6     0.2    -0.4     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.695    118.869    122.073    -0.4     2.7    -0.1    -0.7    -0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .903    111.351    113.104    -3.9     1.6     0.2    -0.5    -0.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.580    106.818    111.730     0.6     4.6     0.1    -0.9    -0.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .196    114.318    115.920     0.3     1.4     1.0    -1.1     0.4 
   Footwear...................................       .721    127.737    128.525     1.4     0.6     0.3    -0.5    -1.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.685    189.577    192.130    13.3     1.3     1.3    -0.1    -0.1 
   Private transportation.....................     15.497    185.274    187.796    13.8     1.4     1.6    -0.1    -0.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.386     97.020     97.032     5.3     0.0     0.2     0.4     0.2 
     New vehicles.............................      3.573    138.851    138.600     3.0    -0.2    -0.5     0.1     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.012    140.218    140.797    16.3     0.4     1.5     0.7     0.5 
    Motor fuel................................      4.525    227.674    237.671    41.1     4.4     4.8    -1.3    -1.1 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.337    227.198    237.356    41.4     4.5     4.4    -1.4    -0.8 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .401    135.649    135.523     0.8    -0.1     0.4     0.3    -0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.167    245.969    246.624     1.9     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.3 
   Public transportation......................      1.187    241.967    244.766     6.1     1.2    -1.8    -0.1     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.513    385.907    387.142     3.7     0.3     0.5     0.5     0.3 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.611    312.864    314.023     3.7     0.4     0.7     0.8     0.4 
   Medical care services......................      4.902    408.447    409.687     3.8     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.796    325.969    326.206     2.8     0.1     0.5     0.2     0.0 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.619    598.549    603.850     7.6     0.9     0.4     1.1     1.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.437    113.345    113.339    -1.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.894     99.532     99.915    -2.0     0.4    -0.2    -0.7     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.434    129.105    129.236     2.4     0.1     0.3     0.2     0.3 
   Education (2)..............................      3.035    196.137    196.470     4.9     0.2     0.3     0.5     0.6 
    Educational books and supplies............       .200    502.812    502.273     6.4    -0.1     0.4     0.7     0.0 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.835    563.544    564.613     4.8     0.2     0.3     0.5     0.6 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.399     84.905     84.940     0.0     0.0     0.2    -0.1     0.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.225     81.743     81.776    -0.3     0.0     0.1    -0.1     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.392    102.288    102.298     0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.4     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .833      9.540      9.552    -3.2     0.1     0.4     0.9     0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .246     77.961     78.385    -9.1     0.5    -0.6    -0.5     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.483    377.992    378.808     4.9     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .871    785.714    787.268    15.9     0.2     0.4    -0.1     0.2 
   Personal care..............................      2.612    206.137    206.594     1.2     0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Personal care products (1)................       .688    162.029    162.367    -0.2     0.2    -0.4     0.2     0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .642    228.107    228.429     0.2     0.1     0.1    -0.2     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.048    350.780    352.028     3.1     0.4     0.1     0.3     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.816    173.419    174.798     4.9     0.8     0.8    -0.2    -0.1 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.140    219.378     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.0     0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.021    149.162    150.953     7.9     1.2     1.1    -0.3    -0.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.044    186.882    190.674    12.0     2.0     1.6    -0.3    -0.8 
    Apparel...................................      3.695    118.869    122.073    -0.4     2.7    -0.1    -0.7    -0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.349    233.447    237.683    16.8     1.8     2.3    -0.3    -0.6 
   Durables...................................      9.978    111.753    111.694     2.2    -0.1     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
 Services.....................................     60.184    259.792    260.196     0.6     0.2    -0.2     0.1     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.942    258.435    258.489    -0.7     0.0    -0.3    -0.3    -0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .347    124.439    124.416     3.0     0.0     0.4     0.1     0.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.752    189.549    191.280    -1.8     0.9     0.0     0.5     1.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.052    168.078    168.521     6.6     0.3     0.8     0.7     0.5 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    149.707    149.999    -0.6     0.2    -0.4     0.1     0.2 
  Transportation services.....................      6.060    256.365    257.337     3.8     0.4    -0.3     0.4     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      4.902    408.447    409.687     3.8     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.3 
  Other services..............................     11.347    307.171    307.451     1.8     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.262    216.440    217.430     2.7     0.5     0.2     0.0     0.0 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.711    206.948    208.181     3.8     0.6     0.5     0.0     0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     93.487    208.432    209.301     2.2     0.4     0.1     0.0     0.0 
 Commodities less food........................     26.078    151.767    153.516     7.6     1.2     1.1    -0.3    -0.2 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.100    189.015    192.601    11.2     1.9     1.6    -0.3    -0.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.405    231.353    235.198    15.2     1.7     2.1    -0.3    -0.5 
 Nondurables..................................     29.838    203.219    205.409     5.8     1.1     0.9    -0.2    -0.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.243    281.432    282.297     2.1     0.3     0.1     0.3     0.4 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.282    248.178    248.531     0.3     0.1    -0.2    -0.1     0.0 
 Energy.......................................      8.553    204.455    209.999    18.3     2.7     2.8    -0.5     0.0 
 All items less energy........................     91.447    219.708    220.133     1.0     0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.708    220.602    221.059     1.1     0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.276    143.711    144.399     1.9     0.5     0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      4.801    231.735    241.239    39.6     4.1     4.9    -1.3    -1.0 
   Services less energy services..............     56.432    266.967    267.248     0.8     0.1    -0.2     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .461     $ .459       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .154     $ .153       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Dec.      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.                                                  
                                               2009      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      June    Sep.    Dec.    Mar.    Sep.    Mar. 
                                                                                      2009    2009    2009    2010    2009    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  217.224   217.587   217.591   217.729     3.7     2.5     2.5     0.9     3.1     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.253   218.731   218.838   219.338    -1.1    -0.9     1.1     2.0    -1.0     1.5 
   Food....................................  217.801   218.339   218.494   219.032    -1.3    -1.1     1.0     2.3    -1.2     1.6 
    Food at home...........................  213.655   214.479   214.628   215.622    -3.7    -3.3     0.7     3.7    -3.5     2.2 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  252.805   251.452   251.354   250.990    -2.8    -0.2     1.6    -2.8    -1.5    -0.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  200.779   201.682   202.506   202.823    -3.4    -7.0    -0.2     4.1    -5.2     1.9 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  194.792   198.949   198.800   198.814   -10.6    -1.7     3.0     8.5    -6.2     5.7 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  269.428   272.854   272.571   281.805    -1.3    -8.4     0.3    19.7    -4.9     9.6 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.202   162.499   161.872   161.908    -4.4    -0.6    -1.5    -0.7    -2.5    -1.1 
     Other food at home....................  191.326   190.812   191.211   190.831    -2.3    -0.4     1.2    -1.0    -1.4     0.1 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  199.524   198.862   201.656   199.463     0.4     0.9     4.5    -0.1     0.7     2.2 
      Fats and oils........................  199.004   199.460   199.352   198.373    -5.7    -4.4    -0.6    -1.3    -5.1    -0.9 
      Other foods..........................  205.455   204.762   204.793   204.843    -2.3     0.0     0.8    -1.2    -1.2    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.422   121.564   121.172   122.318    -0.6    -0.4     1.1    -0.3    -0.5     0.4 
    Food away from home (1)................  224.789   224.916   225.081   224.991     1.7     1.5     1.4     0.4     1.6     0.9 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  156.990   157.517   158.569   158.657     3.7     3.8    -0.8     4.3     3.8     1.7 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  222.792   222.488   221.954   221.946     1.7     2.4     2.0    -1.5     2.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.880   216.185   216.181   216.280    -0.9    -0.4     0.3    -1.1    -0.6    -0.4 
   Shelter.................................  249.216   248.029   247.976   247.812     1.2    -0.3    -0.5    -2.2     0.5    -1.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  248.788   248.885   248.813   248.957     1.3    -0.3    -0.6     0.3     0.5    -0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  132.480   129.698   129.776   130.195     0.3    -2.2    -3.1    -6.7    -1.0    -4.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  256.708   256.509   256.449   256.170     1.2    -0.1    -0.4    -0.8     0.6    -0.6 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  256.708   256.507   256.445   256.163     1.2    -0.1    -0.4    -0.8     0.6    -0.6 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  123.812   124.360   124.439   124.416     1.2     3.6     5.5     2.0     2.4     3.7 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  211.685   212.757   213.770   216.172   -13.2     0.8     8.6     8.8    -6.5     8.7 
    Household energy.......................  188.120   188.982   189.753   192.188   -17.3    -0.5     9.5     8.9    -9.3     9.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  262.649   280.850   277.284   276.027     3.2     7.0    51.8    22.0     5.1    36.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  192.284   192.250   193.283   196.019   -18.5    -1.0     6.9     8.0   -10.2     7.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  165.138   166.463   167.696   168.543     6.9     6.4     4.8     8.5     6.6     6.6 
   Household furnishings and operations....  127.577   127.392   126.879   126.389    -0.2    -2.5    -2.5    -3.7    -1.4    -3.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.172   149.510   149.707   149.999    -2.4     1.2    -0.7    -0.5    -0.6    -0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.684   120.613   119.814   119.316     1.1     2.4    -0.7    -4.5     1.8    -2.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.109   112.296   111.748   111.014    -5.9    -2.4    -3.6    -3.9    -4.2    -3.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  109.085   109.196   108.261   107.682     5.0     4.3    -1.6    -5.0     4.7    -3.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  113.668   114.757   113.551   114.027     7.5     1.1    -7.9     1.3     4.2    -3.4 
   Footwear................................  128.979   129.343   128.641   127.341     3.0     4.0     4.1    -5.0     3.5    -0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  191.018   193.593   193.332   193.195    23.3    14.2    12.4     4.6    18.6     8.5 
   Private transportation..................  186.356   189.316   189.062   188.843    25.8    13.7    12.0     5.4    19.6     8.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.255    96.422    96.794    96.993     5.5     2.6    10.8     3.1     4.0     6.9 
     New vehicles..........................  138.214   137.470   137.648   137.793     7.1    -0.8     7.0    -1.2     3.1     2.8 
     Used cars and trucks..................  137.922   139.990   140.963   141.683     7.1    15.7    32.5    11.4    11.3    21.5 
    Motor fuel.............................  236.762   248.088   244.826   242.182   109.5    43.5    20.5     9.5    73.4    14.9 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  237.449   247.897   244.409   242.413   110.1    41.8    23.6     8.6    72.6    15.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  134.781   135.277   135.649   135.523    -0.6    -2.5     4.2     2.2    -1.6     3.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  245.417   245.567   245.969   246.624     0.9     3.0     1.5     2.0     2.0     1.8 
   Public transportation...................  249.551   245.058   244.713   246.023    -6.8    20.9    19.0    -5.5     6.1     6.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  380.732   382.737   384.703   386.007     3.3     3.5     2.5     5.7     3.4     4.1 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  308.221   310.494   312.864   314.023     2.4     4.0     0.7     7.7     3.2     4.2 
   Medical care services...................  403.177   405.006   406.755   408.092     3.6     3.4     3.1     5.0     3.5     4.0 
    Professional services..................  323.045   324.784   325.373   325.393     3.3     2.6     2.2     2.9     2.9     2.6 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  585.044   587.561   593.869   599.951     6.3     7.1     6.6    10.6     6.7     8.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.598   113.524   113.415   113.299    -0.2     0.1    -3.3    -1.0     0.0    -2.2 
   Video and audio (2).....................  100.440   100.255    99.571    99.650    -0.3    -2.9    -1.9    -3.1    -1.6    -2.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  128.528   128.872   129.141   129.533     2.8     2.3     1.4     3.2     2.5     2.3 
   Education (2)...........................  194.587   195.209   196.252   197.418     5.4     4.3     3.9     5.9     4.9     4.9 
    Educational books and supplies.........  496.737   498.880   502.169   501.997     8.3     6.9     6.0     4.3     7.6     5.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  559.232   561.001   563.950   567.553     5.2     4.1     3.8     6.1     4.7     4.9 
   Communication (2).......................   84.815    84.974    84.905    84.942     0.2     0.3    -1.0     0.6     0.3    -0.2 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.728    81.817    81.743    81.776    -0.5     0.3    -1.2     0.2    -0.1    -0.5 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.707   102.729   102.288   102.298     0.8     3.1    -1.0    -1.6     1.9    -1.3 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.423     9.457     9.540     9.552    -5.6   -10.4    -1.8     5.6    -8.0     1.8 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   78.356    77.925    77.518    77.541    -7.5   -21.3    -2.1    -4.1   -14.7    -3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  377.651   377.853   378.091   378.386    11.0     4.6     3.4     0.8     7.8     2.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  783.794   786.857   785.714   787.268    45.9    14.0     6.8     1.8    28.9     4.2 
   Personal care...........................  206.065   205.935   206.209   206.287     0.9     1.4     2.2     0.4     1.1     1.3 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.275   161.627   162.029   162.367    -1.0     0.2    -0.2     0.2    -0.4     0.0 
    Personal care services (1).............  228.343   228.629   228.107   228.429    -0.7     1.3     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  349.935   350.113   351.082   352.109     2.0     1.7     6.0     2.5     1.9     4.3 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  173.830   175.196   174.878   174.762     9.3     4.2     4.4     2.2     6.7     3.3 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.253   218.731   218.838   219.338    -1.1    -0.9     1.1     2.0    -1.0     1.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  150.092   151.759   151.280   150.920    16.4     7.4     6.4     2.2    11.8     4.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  189.796   192.765   192.192   190.632    25.8    14.0     7.9     1.8    19.8     4.8 
    Apparel................................  120.684   120.613   119.814   119.316     1.1     2.4    -0.7    -4.5     1.8    -2.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  236.606   241.982   241.214   239.779    34.3    20.4     9.0     5.5    27.2     7.2 
   Durables................................  111.607   111.565   111.514   111.430     3.4    -0.5     6.8    -0.6     1.4     3.0 
 Services..................................  260.290   259.716   260.045   260.469     0.0     1.3     1.1     0.3     0.7     0.7 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  259.963   259.168   258.517   257.746     1.2    -0.1    -0.4    -3.4     0.6    -1.9 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   123.812   124.360   124.439   124.416     1.2     3.6     5.5     2.0     2.4     3.7 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  192.284   192.250   193.283   196.019   -18.5    -1.0     6.9     8.0   -10.2     7.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  165.138   166.463   167.696   168.543     6.9     6.4     4.8     8.5     6.6     6.6 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.172   149.510   149.707   149.999    -2.4     1.2    -0.7    -0.5    -0.6    -0.6 
  Transportation services..................  256.494   255.735   256.676   257.816     0.3     7.3     5.5     2.1     3.8     3.8 
  Medical care services....................  403.177   405.006   406.755   408.092     3.6     3.4     3.1     5.0     3.5     4.0 
  Other services...........................  306.521   306.985   307.265   307.678     2.0     2.7     0.9     1.5     2.4     1.2 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  217.160   217.489   217.469   217.544     4.5     3.2     2.7     0.7     3.8     1.7 
 All items less shelter....................  207.147   208.128   208.155   208.414     4.9     3.9     3.9     2.5     4.4     3.2 
 All items less medical care...............  209.126   209.424   209.353   209.445     3.7     2.5     2.5     0.6     3.1     1.5 
 Commodities less food.....................  152.681   154.302   153.820   153.468    15.7     7.2     6.2     2.1    11.4     4.1 
 Nondurables less food.....................  191.439   194.517   193.959   192.716    22.7    14.4     6.1     2.7    18.5     4.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  234.233   239.081   238.287   237.059    30.5    18.7     8.3     4.9    24.5     6.6 
 Nondurables...............................  204.280   206.144   205.792   205.619     8.8     7.5     4.4     2.6     8.2     3.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  281.171   281.417   282.121   283.215    -1.0     3.1     3.6     2.9     1.0     3.2 
 Services less medical care services.......  249.198   248.690   248.541   248.658    -0.2     1.1     1.3    -0.9     0.5     0.2 
 Energy....................................  209.699   215.536   214.379   214.376    29.2    20.4    15.3     9.2    24.7    12.2 
 All items less energy.....................  219.695   219.524   219.646   219.799     1.6     1.0     1.3     0.2     1.3     0.7 
  All items less food and energy...........  220.764   220.463   220.579   220.664     2.2     1.4     1.3    -0.2     1.8     0.6 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.702   143.863   143.761   143.666     4.0     1.2     2.9    -0.1     2.6     1.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  239.662   251.449   248.149   245.556   100.3    41.1    22.1    10.2    68.1    16.0 
   Services less energy services...........  267.248   266.630   266.894   267.103     1.5     1.5     0.7    -0.2     1.5     0.3 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 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                                          Mar. 2010 from--   Feb. 2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.                                      
                                                          2009      2010      2010      2010    Mar.  Jan.  Feb.  Feb.  Dec.  Jan.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2009  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      215.949   216.687   216.741   217.631   2.3   0.4   0.4   2.1   0.4   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      231.462   232.294   232.382   233.188   2.6   0.4   0.3   2.5   0.4   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      233.475   234.109   234.183   235.060   2.3   0.4   0.4   2.1   0.3   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      137.597   138.416   138.491   138.871   3.3   0.3   0.3   3.4   0.6   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      205.613   206.564   206.563   207.359   2.6   0.4   0.4   2.5   0.5   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      206.399   207.325   207.329   207.975   2.3   0.3   0.3   2.3   0.5   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.742   132.417   132.451   133.096   2.9   0.5   0.5   2.6   0.5   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      202.738   203.490   203.274   204.204   3.5   0.4   0.5   3.5   0.3  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      209.476   210.056   210.020   211.216   2.5   0.6   0.6   2.3   0.3   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      210.971   211.762   211.503   212.692   2.0   0.4   0.6   1.7   0.3  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.252   133.517   133.575   134.363   2.7   0.6   0.6   2.5   0.2   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      213.159   213.873   214.007   215.026   3.9   0.5   0.5   3.5   0.4   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      219.307   219.989   220.179   220.809   1.6   0.4   0.3   1.4   0.4   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      223.058   223.852   223.989   224.636   1.6   0.4   0.3   1.4   0.4   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.132   133.366   133.513   133.863   1.6   0.4   0.3   1.4   0.3   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      197.246   197.948   197.949   198.695   2.0   0.4   0.4   1.8   0.4   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      133.535   133.954   134.028   134.639   2.6   0.5   0.5   2.4   0.4   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      209.192   209.984   210.098   211.011   3.1   0.5   0.4   3.0   0.4   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      211.185   212.104   212.456   212.952   2.6   0.4   0.2   2.5   0.6   0.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      223.643   224.610   224.620   225.483   1.9   0.4   0.4   1.4   0.4   0.0 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      238.427   238.970   238.862   240.101   2.1   0.5   0.5   1.8   0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   237.266         -   237.986   2.5   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   203.037         -   203.577   2.1   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   202.106         -   201.982   1.0  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   141.124         -   141.741   2.3   0.4     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      200.456         -   202.646         -     -     -     -   1.7   1.1     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      203.880         -   203.380         -     -     -     -   0.7  -0.2     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      190.932         -   192.412         -     -     -     -   2.4   0.8     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      222.943         -   222.505         -     -     -     -   0.9  -0.2     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      224.800         -   226.529         -     -     -     -   2.8   0.8     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      224.239         -   226.145         -     -     -     -   1.8   0.8     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      225.596         -   226.085         -     -     -     -   0.6   0.2     - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Mar. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Feb.       Mar.                      Dec.    Jan.    Feb. 
                                                              2010       2010      Mar.    Feb.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    212.544    213.525     3.0     0.5     0.3     0.0     0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    633.105    636.025       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.299    218.502     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
   Food.......................................     15.333    217.837    218.066     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Food at home..............................      8.900    213.839    214.291    -0.8     0.2     0.4     0.1     0.4 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.257    251.757    251.493    -1.1    -0.1    -0.6    -0.1    -0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.144    202.139    202.540    -1.7     0.2     0.4     0.6     0.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .898    197.583    197.370    -0.3    -0.1     2.1     0.0    -0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.223    271.974    277.347     2.1     2.0     1.2    -0.1     3.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.123    162.524    162.499    -1.8     0.0     0.2    -0.3     0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.254    190.831    190.232    -0.7    -0.3    -0.2     0.1    -0.3 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .321    200.880    198.720     1.4    -1.1    -0.2     1.4    -1.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .259    201.356    198.808    -3.3    -1.3     0.2     0.0    -1.0 
      Other foods.............................      1.674    205.117    205.081    -0.7     0.0    -0.3    -0.1     0.0 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    121.482    122.543    -0.2     0.9    -0.6    -0.5     0.9 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.433    225.168    225.072     1.2     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .321    158.826    159.023     3.2     0.1     0.5     0.7     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.092    223.621    223.452     1.3    -0.1    -0.1    -0.3    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.753    212.401    212.604    -0.3     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     30.171    242.002    242.019    -0.2     0.0    -0.3     0.0     0.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.476    247.448    247.555     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .432    130.571    134.632    -2.4     3.1    -2.0     0.5     0.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.959    232.354    232.179     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     20.218    232.353    232.180     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .303    125.367    125.374     3.5     0.0     0.7     0.1     0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.632    209.171    210.775     0.7     0.8     0.6     0.2     1.1 
    Household energy..........................      4.517    183.918    185.557    -0.7     0.9     0.6     0.1     1.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .271    281.157    279.384    18.3    -0.6     7.1    -1.0    -0.6 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.246    187.730    189.595    -1.7     1.0     0.2     0.2     1.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.114    168.774    169.229     6.8     0.3     0.8     0.8     0.5 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.950    123.097    122.859    -2.0    -0.2    -0.1    -0.4    -0.5 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .369    151.535    152.065    -0.8     0.3    -0.6     0.0     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.788    118.607    121.347    -0.7     2.3     0.0    -0.5    -0.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .945    111.575    113.032    -4.8     1.3     0.0    -0.4    -1.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    106.496    110.885     0.5     4.1     0.1    -0.5    -0.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .285    117.789    119.644     1.4     1.6     1.6    -1.2     0.5 
   Footwear...................................       .781    127.843    128.172     1.0     0.3     0.1    -0.4    -1.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     18.647    188.406    191.294    15.3     1.5     1.7    -0.1    -0.1 
   Private transportation.....................     17.881    185.268    188.146    15.7     1.6     1.8    -0.1    -0.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.952     95.819     95.900     7.2     0.1     0.3     0.4     0.2 
     New vehicles.............................      3.385    139.905    139.653     2.9    -0.2    -0.5     0.1     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.944    141.079    141.657    16.4     0.4     1.5     0.7     0.4 
    Motor fuel................................      5.774    228.569    238.769    41.2     4.5     4.9    -1.2    -1.0 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.530    228.207    238.583    41.5     4.5     4.4    -1.5    -0.8 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .472    135.694    135.573     0.8    -0.1     0.4     0.2    -0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.180    248.479    249.127     1.8     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.3 
   Public transportation......................       .766    240.418    242.942     6.1     1.0    -1.8    -0.2     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.261    386.919    388.330     4.0     0.4     0.5     0.6     0.4 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.301    304.320    305.532     3.7     0.4     0.7     0.8     0.4 
   Medical care services......................      3.961    411.114    412.568     4.1     0.4     0.5     0.5     0.4 
    Professional services.....................      2.195    329.020    329.294     2.8     0.1     0.6     0.1     0.0 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.339    598.149    604.070     8.4     1.0     0.4     1.3     1.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.031    110.076    110.073    -1.2     0.0     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      2.046    100.084    100.547    -1.6     0.5    -0.1    -0.6     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.175    124.334    124.455     1.9     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.3 
   Education (2)..............................      2.327    193.641    193.965     4.9     0.2     0.3     0.6     0.6 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196    505.356    505.642     6.5     0.1     0.4     0.6     0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.131    544.155    545.120     4.8     0.2     0.3     0.6     0.6 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.848     87.501     87.548    -0.1     0.1     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.715     85.314     85.362    -0.3     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.906    102.038    102.048     0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.5     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .809     10.077     10.099    -2.7     0.2     0.4     1.0     0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .225     77.939     78.474    -8.8     0.7    -0.3    -0.7     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.919    404.722    405.641     6.7     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.397    790.710    792.452    16.2     0.2     0.4    -0.2     0.2 
   Personal care..............................      2.522    203.824    204.294     1.1     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.0 
    Personal care products (1)................       .733    162.073    162.417    -0.1     0.2    -0.3     0.2     0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .577    228.169    228.500     0.1     0.1     0.1    -0.3     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.019    352.366    353.667     2.8     0.4     0.3     0.2     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.589    176.118    177.591     6.0     0.8     0.9    -0.1    -0.1 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.299    218.502     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.164    153.444    155.417     9.7     1.3     1.3    -0.3    -0.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     16.703    195.059    199.133    13.9     2.1     1.9    -0.4    -0.9 
    Apparel...................................      3.788    118.607    121.347    -0.7     2.3     0.0    -0.5    -0.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.915    246.914    251.912    19.2     2.0     2.5    -0.5    -0.6 
   Durables...................................     10.461    112.618    112.618     3.9     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
 Services.....................................     56.411    255.199    255.634     0.8     0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.868    233.234    233.250    -0.3     0.0    -0.2    -0.2    -0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .303    125.367    125.374     3.5     0.0     0.7     0.1     0.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.246    187.730    189.595    -1.7     1.0     0.2     0.2     1.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.114    168.774    169.229     6.8     0.3     0.8     0.8     0.5 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .369    151.535    152.065    -0.8     0.3    -0.6     0.0     0.3 
  Transportation services.....................      5.918    256.809    257.728     4.0     0.4    -0.2     0.4     0.5 
  Medical care services.......................      3.961    411.114    412.568     4.1     0.4     0.5     0.5     0.4 
  Other services..............................     10.631    294.230    294.564     1.6     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.667    211.423    212.535     3.6     0.5     0.4     0.0     0.0 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.829    204.101    205.441     4.5     0.7     0.6     0.0     0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     94.739    205.461    206.420     3.0     0.5     0.3     0.0     0.0 
 Commodities less food........................     28.256    155.820    157.742     9.4     1.2     1.3    -0.3    -0.3 
 Nondurables less food........................     17.795    196.831    200.682    13.1     2.0     1.8    -0.4    -0.8 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.007    243.829    248.369    17.7     1.9     2.3    -0.5    -0.5 
 Nondurables..................................     33.128    207.092    209.370     6.7     1.1     1.1    -0.2    -0.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.543    248.586    249.464     2.1     0.4     0.1     0.3     0.4 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.450    244.205    244.586     0.6     0.2    -0.1     0.0     0.1 
 Energy.......................................     10.291    204.494    210.425    19.6     2.9     3.1    -0.6     0.0 
 All items less energy........................     89.709    214.472    214.857     1.4     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     74.376    214.172    214.589     1.6     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.211    145.722    146.319     3.0     0.4     0.2     0.0    -0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      6.045    231.808    241.599    40.0     4.2     5.0    -1.2    -0.9 
   Services less energy services..............     52.165    262.559    262.830     1.0     0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .470     $ .468       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .158     $ .157       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Dec.      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.                                                  
                                               2009      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      June    Sep.    Dec.    Mar.    Sep.    Mar. 
                                                                                      2009    2009    2009    2010    2009    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  212.920   213.638   213.644   213.775     4.4     3.4     3.0     1.6     3.9     2.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  217.426   217.876   218.037   218.460    -1.3    -1.1     1.2     1.9    -1.2     1.6 
   Food....................................  216.887   217.376   217.593   218.080    -1.5    -1.3     1.1     2.2    -1.4     1.6 
    Food at home...........................  212.400   213.166   213.428   214.314    -3.7    -3.5     0.8     3.7    -3.6     2.2 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  253.427   251.835   251.687   251.556    -2.9    -0.4     1.7    -2.9    -1.7    -0.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  200.365   201.172   202.401   202.550    -3.8    -7.3     0.3     4.4    -5.6     2.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  193.546   197.663   197.583   197.370   -10.0    -1.8     3.2     8.1    -6.0     5.6 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  267.011   270.176   270.020   279.327    -1.3    -8.4     0.2    19.8    -4.9     9.6 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.738   162.068   161.550   161.684    -4.6    -1.0    -1.3    -0.1    -2.8    -0.7 
     Other food at home....................  190.619   190.215   190.493   190.002    -2.3    -0.4     1.2    -1.3    -1.3    -0.1 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  198.163   197.745   200.465   198.278     0.3     1.2     3.9     0.2     0.7     2.0 
      Fats and oils........................  199.828   200.194   200.243   198.210    -5.1    -4.9     0.0    -3.2    -5.0    -1.6 
      Other foods..........................  205.590   205.030   204.886   204.931    -2.3     0.0     0.9    -1.3    -1.1    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.796   122.051   121.482   122.543    -1.0    -0.1     1.0    -0.8    -0.6     0.1 
    Food away from home (1)................  224.940   225.015   225.168   225.072     1.5     1.7     1.5     0.2     1.6     0.9 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  156.830   157.670   158.826   159.023     2.7     5.4    -0.8     5.7     4.0     2.4 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  223.876   223.748   223.101   222.599     2.3     2.2     3.2    -2.3     2.3     0.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  213.065   212.818   212.780   212.977    -1.0    -0.1     0.4    -0.2    -0.6     0.1 
   Shelter.................................  242.592   241.969   241.916   241.831     1.2    -0.1    -0.6    -1.2     0.5    -0.9 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.237   247.305   247.213   247.433     1.2    -0.3    -0.7     0.3     0.4    -0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  133.606   130.907   131.519   132.046     0.3    -0.8    -3.3    -4.6    -0.3    -4.0 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  232.585   232.351   232.286   232.065     1.3    -0.1    -0.4    -0.9     0.6    -0.7 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  232.585   232.351   232.286   232.066     1.3    -0.1    -0.4    -0.9     0.6    -0.7 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  124.415   125.299   125.367   125.374     1.4     3.7     5.9     3.1     2.6     4.5 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  210.281   211.617   212.146   214.560   -13.1     1.3     7.4     8.4    -6.2     7.9 
    Household energy.......................  185.937   187.075   187.283   189.703   -16.9     0.1     8.0     8.4    -8.8     8.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  265.130   284.061   281.157   279.384    -0.6     3.7    54.0    23.3     1.5    37.8 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  190.655   191.039   191.397   194.113   -17.7    -0.1     5.7     7.5    -9.3     6.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  165.662   167.045   168.416   169.271     6.9     6.3     5.0     9.0     6.6     7.0 
   Household furnishings and operations....  123.744   123.590   123.126   122.564     0.4    -2.2    -2.3    -3.8    -0.9    -3.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.486   151.499   151.535   152.065    -1.5     2.6    -3.0    -1.1     0.5    -2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.151   120.099   119.483   118.685     1.3     2.8    -2.1    -4.8     2.0    -3.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.285   112.252   111.820   110.643    -5.9    -1.4    -6.1    -5.7    -3.7    -5.9 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  108.442   108.554   107.988   107.167     3.8     5.9    -2.9    -4.6     4.9    -3.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  116.548   118.441   117.058   117.615     9.6     1.0    -7.7     3.7     5.2    -2.2 
   Footwear................................  129.173   129.256   128.706   127.183     3.7     3.1     3.7    -6.0     3.4    -1.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  189.949   193.144   192.920   192.779    25.3    17.2    14.1     6.1    21.2    10.0 
   Private transportation..................  186.609   190.031   189.821   189.636    26.8    17.1    13.9     6.6    21.8    10.2 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   95.030    95.343    95.710    95.930     5.8     5.0    15.0     3.8     5.4     9.3 
     New vehicles..........................  139.358   138.596   138.749   138.848     6.8    -0.7     7.2    -1.5     3.0     2.8 
     Used cars and trucks..................  138.813   140.866   141.875   142.513     7.5    15.8    32.8    11.1    11.6    21.5 
    Motor fuel.............................  237.946   249.602   246.705   244.355   100.9    48.4    20.0    11.2    72.6    15.5 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  238.841   249.318   245.597   243.680   109.6    40.8    25.5     8.4    71.8    16.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  134.892   135.383   135.694   135.573    -0.6    -2.3     4.2     2.0    -1.5     3.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  247.812   247.975   248.479   249.127     0.8     2.8     1.6     2.1     1.8     1.9 
   Public transportation...................  247.857   243.274   242.675   243.933    -5.7    20.4    18.9    -6.2     6.5     5.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  381.504   383.504   385.728   387.193     3.4     3.6     2.7     6.1     3.5     4.4 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  299.777   301.890   304.320   305.532     2.2     3.7     0.9     7.9     3.0     4.3 
   Medical care services...................  405.483   407.372   409.435   410.965     3.8     3.6     3.3     5.5     3.7     4.4 
    Professional services..................  325.933   327.911   328.390   328.391     3.3     2.7     2.3     3.1     3.0     2.7 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  583.389   585.929   593.708   600.485     6.8     7.7     7.1    12.2     7.2     9.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.221   110.176   110.176   110.035    -0.2    -0.7    -3.2    -0.7    -0.5    -2.0 
   Video and audio (2).....................  100.934   100.793   100.171   100.265     0.2    -2.3    -1.6    -2.6    -1.1    -2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  123.911   124.142   124.338   124.650     2.2     2.1     1.0     2.4     2.2     1.7 
   Education (2)...........................  191.835   192.430   193.654   194.762     5.2     4.2     4.2     6.2     4.7     5.2 
    Educational books and supplies.........  499.745   501.581   504.554   505.419     8.7     6.6     6.1     4.6     7.6     5.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  539.155   540.811   544.275   547.590     4.8     4.0     4.0     6.4     4.4     5.2 
   Communication (2).......................   87.545    87.616    87.501    87.550     0.2     0.7    -1.2     0.0     0.4    -0.6 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.404    85.433    85.314    85.362    -0.3     0.7    -1.3    -0.2     0.2    -0.7 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.585   102.504   102.038   102.048     0.7     2.9    -1.2    -2.1     1.8    -1.6 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.935     9.978    10.077    10.099    -5.3    -9.9    -1.6     6.8    -7.6     2.5 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   78.163    77.929    77.391    77.573    -7.3   -20.5    -3.0    -3.0   -14.2    -3.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  404.292   404.888   404.813   405.258    16.7     6.0     3.8     1.0    11.2     2.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  789.173   791.959   790.710   792.452    47.8    13.5     6.9     1.7    29.5     4.2 
   Personal care...........................  203.727   203.775   203.895   203.994     0.7     1.3     1.8     0.5     1.0     1.2 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.231   161.689   162.073   162.417    -0.9     0.4    -0.2     0.5    -0.3     0.1 
    Personal care services (1).............  228.614   228.793   228.169   228.500    -0.7     1.2     0.2    -0.2     0.2     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  351.092   352.090   352.853   353.940     1.5     1.6     4.9     3.3     1.5     4.1 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  176.635   178.233   177.989   177.800    10.6     6.0     5.4     2.7     8.3     4.0 
  Food and beverages.......................  217.426   217.876   218.037   218.460    -1.3    -1.1     1.2     1.9    -1.2     1.6 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  154.519   156.580   156.171   155.727    18.7    10.4     8.0     3.2    14.5     5.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  198.438   202.280   201.470   199.698    28.3    17.3     9.1     2.6    22.6     5.8 
    Apparel................................  120.151   120.099   119.483   118.685     1.3     2.8    -2.1    -4.8     2.0    -3.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  251.007   257.262   255.925   254.457    41.0    22.5    10.8     5.6    31.4     8.2 
   Durables................................  112.317   112.382   112.465   112.488     4.1     1.4     9.7     0.6     2.7     5.1 
 Services..................................  255.350   255.157   255.440   255.973    -0.1     1.3     1.1     1.0     0.6     1.0 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  234.082   233.607   233.241   232.894     1.0     0.1    -0.2    -2.0     0.6    -1.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   124.415   125.299   125.367   125.374     1.4     3.7     5.9     3.1     2.6     4.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  190.655   191.039   191.397   194.113   -17.7    -0.1     5.7     7.5    -9.3     6.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  165.662   167.045   168.416   169.271     6.9     6.3     5.0     9.0     6.6     7.0 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.486   151.499   151.535   152.065    -1.5     2.6    -3.0    -1.1     0.5    -2.0 
  Transportation services..................  256.122   255.588   256.694   258.012     1.4     6.4     5.0     3.0     3.9     4.0 
  Medical care services....................  405.483   407.372   409.435   410.965     3.8     3.6     3.3     5.5     3.7     4.4 
  Other services...........................  293.681   294.133   294.301   294.699     1.6     2.4     0.8     1.4     2.0     1.1 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  212.031   212.790   212.759   212.827     5.6     4.3     3.4     1.5     4.9     2.4 
 All items less shelter....................  204.406   205.615   205.643   205.853     5.9     5.0     4.6     2.9     5.4     3.7 
 All items less medical care...............  206.007   206.680   206.620   206.710     4.5     3.4     3.0     1.4     3.9     2.2 
 Commodities less food.....................  156.879   158.886   158.469   158.022    18.1    10.1     7.8     2.9    14.0     5.3 
 Nondurables less food.....................  200.048   203.681   202.891   201.191    26.3    16.4     8.7     2.3    21.2     5.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  247.582   253.287   252.038   250.660    37.0    20.8    10.2     5.1    28.7     7.6 
 Nondurables...............................  208.232   210.553   210.177   209.771    11.0     8.6     4.4     3.0     9.8     3.7 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  248.380   248.589   249.271   250.360    -1.2     2.9     3.4     3.2     0.8     3.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  244.797   244.523   244.557   244.863    -0.2     1.2     1.2     0.1     0.5     0.6 
 Energy....................................  210.195   216.617   215.259   215.253    30.5    24.4    14.7    10.0    27.4    12.3 
 All items less energy.....................  214.189   214.235   214.406   214.554     1.9     1.2     1.7     0.7     1.6     1.2 
  All items less food and energy...........  214.023   213.979   214.141   214.221     2.7     1.7     1.8     0.4     2.2     1.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  145.608   145.835   145.848   145.661     5.2     2.4     4.4     0.1     3.8     2.3 
    Energy commodities.....................  240.247   252.253   249.339   246.999    94.2    46.1    21.3    11.7    68.5    16.4 
   Services less energy services...........  262.385   262.136   262.409   262.692     1.6     1.5     0.7     0.5     1.5     0.6 

   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                                          Mar. 2010 from--   Feb. 2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.                                      
                                                          2009      2010      2010      2010    Mar.  Jan.  Feb.  Feb.  Dec.  Jan.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2009  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      211.703   212.568   212.544   213.525   3.0   0.5   0.5   2.8   0.4   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      228.794   229.744   229.874   230.622   3.1   0.4   0.3   3.1   0.5   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      229.180   229.919   230.099   230.819   2.8   0.4   0.3   2.7   0.4   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.522   139.364   139.379   139.869   3.9   0.4   0.4   4.1   0.6   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      200.999   202.180   202.044   202.966   3.3   0.4   0.5   3.2   0.5  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      200.820   201.957   201.758   202.639   2.9   0.3   0.4   2.9   0.5  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.639   132.502   132.507   133.140   3.6   0.5   0.5   3.4   0.7   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      200.471   201.414   201.118   202.072   4.0   0.3   0.5   3.9   0.3  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      206.716   207.405   207.325   208.621   3.4   0.6   0.6   3.1   0.3   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      208.788   209.619   209.288   210.613   2.7   0.5   0.6   2.3   0.2  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.136   132.508   132.528   133.388   3.7   0.7   0.6   3.3   0.3   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      213.184   213.984   214.172   215.205   4.6   0.6   0.5   4.3   0.5   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      213.919   214.664   214.710   215.457   2.3   0.4   0.3   2.0   0.4   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      215.988   216.905   216.850   217.700   2.2   0.4   0.4   1.9   0.4   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.983   133.238   133.325   133.675   2.3   0.3   0.3   2.0   0.3   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      195.779   196.606   196.516   197.377   2.6   0.4   0.4   2.4   0.4   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      133.072   133.589   133.619   134.274   3.4   0.5   0.5   3.2   0.4   0.0 
   D.........................................    M      207.417   208.297   208.368   209.326   3.9   0.5   0.5   3.8   0.5   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      204.196   205.529   205.627   206.381   3.1   0.4   0.4   2.8   0.7   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      216.233   217.290   217.090   218.157   2.4   0.4   0.5   1.8   0.4  -0.1 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      233.448   234.067   234.153   235.240   2.7   0.5   0.5   2.4   0.3   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   237.999         -   238.388   2.8   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   194.529         -   194.852   2.5   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   205.456         -   205.351   2.3  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   141.155         -   141.782   3.1   0.4     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      199.331         -   201.407         -     -     -     -   2.0   1.0     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      199.614         -   198.913         -     -     -     -   1.4  -0.4     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      188.842         -   190.351         -     -     -     -   2.9   0.8     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      221.067         -   221.074         -     -     -     -   1.6   0.0     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      224.732         -   226.539         -     -     -     -   3.3   0.8     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      220.121         -   222.049         -     -     -     -   2.4   0.9     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      220.905         -   221.215         -     -     -     -   1.1   0.1     - 

   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         Mar. 2010 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Feb.      Mar.      Mar.      Feb.  
                                                              2010      2010      2009      2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items (1)................................    100.000  R125.604  R126.162       2.5       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   127.923   128.059       0.1       0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.493   127.895   128.042       0.0       0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   122.940   123.224      -0.8       0.2 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   134.648   134.591       1.2       0.0 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   128.745   128.735       1.0       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Housing (2).................................     42.074  R128.240  R128.351      -0.7       0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   130.840   130.877      -0.6       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities (3)....................      5.231  R157.467  R158.501       0.9       0.7 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    94.268    94.131      -2.5      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    88.474    90.965      -0.7       2.8 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   129.375   131.306      15.4       1.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   130.185   132.155      16.2       1.5 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   118.725   120.161       6.0       1.2 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   149.521   149.981       3.4       0.3 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   131.864   132.364       3.4       0.4 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   156.001   156.442       3.4       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   103.267   103.246      -2.8       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   111.783   111.902       1.6       0.1 
   Education..................................      2.804   181.011   181.331       4.7       0.2 
   Communication..............................      3.484    73.285    73.321      -0.9       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   137.103   137.391       3.9       0.2 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services (4).................................     59.383  R134.773  R134.980       0.5       0.2 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   114.347   115.341       5.4       0.9 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.503    81.460       1.3      -0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   131.435   132.997       6.8       1.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   119.518   119.777       0.8       0.2 
 Energy (5)...................................      9.606  R181.912  R186.931      20.9       2.8 

   1 Revised index: Jan. 2010=125.628.
   2 Revised index: Jan. 2010=128.296.
   3 Revised index: Jan. 2010=157.973.
   4 Revised index: Jan. 2010=134.619.
   5 Revised index: Jan. 2010=185.213.
   R Revised.
 Indexes for 2010 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2009 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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