Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release





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 (NOTE: This release was reissued on Thursday, August 18, 2011, to
 correct errors in the April 2011 data. Corrections have been made to
 Table 7 for the following iindexes: All items, energy, housing, 
 fuels and utilities, and services.  There were no changes made to the 
 text of the release.)
  
 
                   Consumer Price Index - April 2011

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.4 percent in April on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
 items index increased 3.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The energy index posted another increase in April as the gasoline
 index continued to rise, the latter accounting for almost half of the
 seasonally adjusted all items increase. The household energy index
 also rose, with all of its major components posting increases. The
 food index increased as well in April, though the 0.5 percent rise in
 the food at home index was the smallest increase this year. Within
 the food at home component, the indexes for meats, poultry, fish, and
 eggs, for dairy and related products, and for nonalcoholic beverages
 all posted notable increases, though the fresh vegetables index did
 decline following recent advances.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in
 April, the third increase of that size in the last four months.
 Indexes making major contributions to that increase included those
 for new vehicles, used cars and trucks, medical care, and shelter.
 
 The 12-month increases of major indexes continue to climb. The all
 items index rose 3.2 percent for the 12 months ending April 2011, the
 highest figure since October 2008. The energy index has now risen
 19.0 percent over the last 12 months, with the gasoline index up 33.1
 percent. The food index has risen 3.2 percent while the index for all
 items less food and energy has increased 1.3 percent; both figures
 represent increases over recent months.

 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.
                              Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.   ended 
                              2010  2010  2010  2011  2011  2011  2011   Apr.  
                                                                         2011  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .2    .1    .4    .4    .5    .5    .4      3.2
  Food......................    .1    .2    .1    .5    .6    .8    .4      3.2
   Food at home.............    .1    .2    .2    .7    .8   1.1    .5      3.9
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .1    .1    .2    .2    .3    .3      2.1
  Energy....................   2.5    .1   4.0   2.1   3.4   3.5   2.2     19.0
   Energy commodities.......   4.4    .7   6.4   4.0   4.8   5.5   3.1     32.7
    Gasoline (all types)....   4.5    .7   6.7   3.5   4.7   5.6   3.3     33.1
    Fuel oil (1)............   4.7   4.2   4.9   6.8   5.8   6.2   3.2     35.1
   Energy services..........    .0   -.8    .6   -.6   1.1    .2    .6       .1
    Electricity.............    .2    .6    .3   -.5    .4    .7    .2       .6
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   -.6  -5.3   1.7  -1.2   3.4  -1.4   1.9     -1.5
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .0    .1    .1    .2    .2    .1    .2      1.3
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.2    .0   -.1    .2    .2    .1    .4       .7
    New vehicles............   -.1   -.2   -.1   -.1   1.0    .7    .7      2.4
    Used cars and trucks....   -.6    .1   -.1   -.3    .1    .8   1.2      3.3
    Apparel.................   -.2    .1    .1   1.0   -.9   -.5    .2       .1
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .1    .2    .1    .5    .7    .5    .5      3.1
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .2    .1    .1    .2    .2    .1      1.6
    Shelter.................    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1      1.0
    Transportation services     .3    .4    .2    .6    .5    .5    .2      3.6
    Medical care services...    .2    .2    .3   -.1    .4    .1    .3      2.8

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.







 Consumer Price Index Data for April 2011

 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.4 percent in April after rising 0.8 percent in
 March. The food at home index, up 1.1 percent in March, rose 0.5
 percent in April. The deceleration was mainly due to the fresh
 vegetables index, which turned down in April, falling 2.7 percent
 after posting large increases in each of the previous two months.
 This led to the fruits and vegetables index declining 1.1 percent,
 the only major grocery store food group to decline in April. In
 contrast to this decline, the index for dairy and related products
 rose 1.7 percent, the index for nonalcoholic beverages advanced 1.2
 percent, and the index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs increased
 1.1 percent. The indexes for cereals and bakery products and for
 other food at home posted smaller increases. The food at home index
 has risen 3.9 percent over the last 12 months, with all major grocery
 store food groups increasing over the period. The index for food away
 from home rose 0.3 percent in April, the same increase as in March.
 
 
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose 2.2 percent in April. This is the tenth
 increase in a row and follows advances of 3.5 percent in March and
 3.4 percent in February. The gasoline index rose 3.3 percent in April
 after a 5.6 percent increase in March. (Before seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices rose 7.5 percent in April.) The index for household
 energy also increased in April, rising 0.7 percent. The fuel oil
 index rose 3.2 percent, continuing a strong upward trend, while the
 index for electricity increased 0.2 percent. The index for natural
 gas, which declined in March, rose 1.9 percent in April. The
 household energy index has risen 1.9 percent over the last 12 months,
 with the fuel oil index up 35.1 percent and the electricity index up
 0.6 percent but the index for natural gas down 1.5 percent.
 
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in
 April after increasing 0.1 percent in March. The shelter index, and
 its rent and owners' equivalent rent components, all repeated their
 March increases of 0.1 percent. The new vehicles index rose 0.7
 percent, also a repeat of its March increase, while the index for
 used cars and trucks advanced 1.2 percent in April after a 0.8
 percent increase in March. The index for medical care, which rose 0.2
 percent in March, advanced 0.4 percent in April. The index for
 medical care commodities increased 0.5 percent while the medical care
 services index rose 0.3 percent. The indexes for apparel and for
 household furnishings and operations both turned up in April, each
 rising 0.2 percent after declining in March. The index for recreation
 was unchanged in April, as it was in March. The tobacco index
 declined in April, falling 0.4 percent, its largest decline since
 2007.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.3 percent
 over the last 12 months. Indexes that have increased over that time
 include airline fares (up 12.1 percent), medical care (up 2.9
 percent), new vehicles (up 2.4 percent), and shelter (up 1.0
 percent). Indexes that have declined included household furnishings
 and operations (down 0.9 percent) and recreation (down 0.4 percent).
 
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 3.2 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 224.906
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.6 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 3.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 221.743 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.8
 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 2.9 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.6 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2009 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for May 2011 is scheduled to be released on
 Wednesday, June 15, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).
 


















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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.500.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.03 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.06 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.14 and 0.26 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2010".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2010.pdf
      
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
  Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 
 
 Regions Defined
 
 The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed
 below.
 
 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2006 through December 2010 were replaced in January
 2011.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
 December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
 Information technology, hardware and services series were changed
 from independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted
 in an increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
 seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
 aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
 December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
 data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
 every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 If any of the 82 components change their seasonal adjustment status
 from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series
 for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that
 period will not be changed.  Note: 37 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2011.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2011, BLS adjusted 29
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov.  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.
 
 



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Apr. 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       Mar.       Apr.                      Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                                                              2011       2011      Apr.    Mar.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    Feb.    Mar.    Apr
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    223.467    224.906     3.2     0.6     0.5     0.5     0.4 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    669.409    673.717       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    225.479    226.248     3.1     0.3     0.5     0.7     0.4 
   Food.......................................     13.742    225.350    226.150     3.2     0.4     0.6     0.8     0.4 
    Food at home..............................      7.816    223.430    224.233     3.9     0.4     0.8     1.1     0.5 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.090    255.482    255.956     2.2     0.2     0.0     0.5     0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.813    218.808    220.747     7.6     0.9     1.2     1.1     1.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .839    206.161    209.707     6.3     1.7     0.6     1.3     1.7 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.152    290.279    286.501     2.6    -1.3     2.2     1.9    -1.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .926    165.038    166.086     2.4     0.6     0.2     0.8     1.2 
     Other food at home.......................      1.996    194.747    195.239     2.2     0.3     0.6     1.0     0.3 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .297    205.505    203.783     1.5    -0.8     0.8     0.7    -0.8 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    214.352    213.818     8.1    -0.2     0.9     2.8     0.8 
      Other foods.............................      1.466    206.743    207.892     1.4     0.6     0.5     0.8     0.5 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .432    122.665    123.769     1.2     0.9     0.4     1.0     0.9 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.926    229.282    230.082     2.1     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .329    161.886    162.218     2.2     0.2     0.7     0.0     0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.051    225.693    226.053     1.7     0.2     0.2     0.0     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.460    217.707    217.901     1.0     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     31.955    250.310    250.447     1.0     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.925    252.145    252.221     1.3     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .776    136.486    136.597     1.7     0.1     0.0     0.8     0.0 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     24.905    258.263    258.400     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.310    258.253    258.387     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .349    125.863    126.574     1.4     0.6     0.3    -0.5     0.6 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.096    216.672    217.254     2.6     0.3     1.2     0.6     0.6 
    Household energy..........................      4.000    190.071    190.622     1.9     0.3     1.3     0.6     0.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .309    341.884    348.657    25.4     2.0     4.1     4.6     2.0 
     Energy services (3)......................      3.691    190.213    190.459     0.1     0.1     1.1     0.2     0.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.095    177.694    178.033     5.3     0.2     0.8     0.5     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.409    124.735    124.893    -0.9     0.1     0.1    -0.1     0.2 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .772    150.541    151.338     0.8     0.5     0.1    -0.5     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.601    121.286    122.226     0.1     0.8    -0.9    -0.5     0.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .882    112.337    113.487    -0.2     1.0    -0.9    -0.7     0.0 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.520    109.544    110.144    -0.6     0.5    -1.2    -0.9     0.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .192    111.547    112.323    -3.6     0.7    -1.6     0.1     0.3 
   Footwear...................................       .700    128.518    128.581    -0.7     0.0    -0.4    -0.2    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.308    211.014    216.867    11.8     2.8     1.9     2.2     1.4 
   Private transportation.....................     16.082    206.165    212.210    12.0     2.9     1.9     2.3     1.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.333     98.275     98.972     2.2     0.7     0.5     0.8     0.8 
     New vehicles.............................      3.513    140.860    141.462     2.4     0.4     1.0     0.7     0.7 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.055    144.072    145.968     3.3     1.3     0.1     0.8     1.2 
    Motor fuel................................      5.079    303.565    326.024    33.2     7.4     4.8     5.6     3.2 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.865    302.574    325.282    33.1     7.5     4.7     5.6     3.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .408    140.686    141.590     4.3     0.6     0.3    -0.2     0.6 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.172    250.820    251.458     1.7     0.3     0.0     0.0     0.3 
   Public transportation......................      1.227    270.366    272.187     9.3     0.7     1.9     1.3     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.627    397.726    398.813     2.9     0.3     0.4     0.2     0.4 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.633    322.691    324.241     3.1     0.5     0.7     0.5     0.5 
   Medical care services......................      4.994    420.852    421.716     2.8     0.2     0.4     0.1     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.830    334.671    334.978     2.4     0.1     0.5     0.2     0.1 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.703    634.387    637.188     5.4     0.4     0.5     0.2     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.293    113.261    113.368    -0.4     0.1     0.3     0.0     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.816     98.719     98.918    -1.2     0.2     0.5     0.1     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.421    130.682    130.643     1.0     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    204.251    204.316     3.8     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .204    522.903    522.440     4.2    -0.1    -0.2     0.6     0.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.903    586.914    587.151     3.8     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.313     83.730     83.655    -1.5    -0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.138     80.364     80.281    -1.8    -0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.334    101.258    101.191    -1.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .804      9.196      9.176    -3.7    -0.2     0.2    -0.3    -0.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .228     72.073     72.010    -8.0    -0.1    -0.5    -1.6    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.497    385.637    386.226     1.9     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .906    830.693    827.287     5.0    -0.4     0.2     0.1    -0.4 
   Personal care..............................      2.591    207.758    208.485     0.9     0.3     0.1    -0.2     0.3 
    Personal care products (1)................       .671    160.981    161.418    -0.1     0.3     0.3    -0.2     0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .638    230.034    230.380     0.3     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.055    359.096    361.062     2.3     0.5     0.2     0.1     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     40.012    182.728    185.311     5.7     1.4     1.0     1.2     0.8 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    225.479    226.248     3.1     0.3     0.5     0.7     0.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.219    159.351    162.578     7.2     2.0     1.2     1.4     1.0 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.474    208.134    214.256    11.4     2.9     1.6     1.8     1.1 
    Apparel...................................      3.601    121.286    122.226     0.1     0.8    -0.9    -0.5     0.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.873    266.993    276.504    15.0     3.6     2.1     2.9     1.5 
   Durables...................................      9.745    111.707    112.242     0.7     0.5     0.4     0.4     0.6 
 Services.....................................     59.988    263.956    264.256     1.5     0.1     0.3     0.2     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.607    260.834    260.963     1.0     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .349    125.863    126.574     1.4     0.6     0.3    -0.5     0.6 
  Energy services (3).........................      3.691    190.213    190.459     0.1     0.1     1.1     0.2     0.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.095    177.694    178.033     5.3     0.2     0.8     0.5     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .772    150.541    151.338     0.8     0.5     0.1    -0.5     0.5 
  Transportation services.....................      6.140    266.754    267.587     3.6     0.3     0.5     0.5     0.2 
  Medical care services.......................      4.994    420.852    421.716     2.8     0.2     0.4     0.1     0.3 
  Other services..............................     11.340    312.310    312.593     1.3     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.258    223.192    224.731     3.2     0.7     0.5     0.5     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.045    215.505    217.475     4.2     0.9     0.7     0.8     0.6 
 All items less medical care..................     93.373    214.907    216.346     3.2     0.7     0.6     0.6     0.4 
 Commodities less food........................     26.270    161.804    164.964     7.0     2.0     1.2     1.4     1.0 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.525    209.282    215.090    10.8     2.8     1.5     1.7     1.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.923    262.068    270.729    13.9     3.3     2.0     2.7     1.5 
 Nondurables..................................     30.266    217.791    221.504     7.3     1.7     1.1     1.4     0.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.382    288.077    288.612     2.0     0.2     0.4     0.2     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.994    251.834    252.100     1.4     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Energy.......................................      9.079    242.516    253.495    19.0     4.5     3.4     3.5     2.2 
 All items less energy........................     90.921    223.315    223.798     1.6     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.179    223.690    224.118     1.3     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     20.882    144.632    145.214     0.7     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.4 
    Energy commodities........................      5.388    307.589    329.419    32.7     7.1     4.8     5.5     3.1 
   Services less energy services..............     56.297    271.468    271.775     1.6     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .447     $ .445       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .149     $ .148       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      July    Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    Oct.    Apr. 
                                                                                      2010    2010    2011    2011    2010    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  221.062   222.270   223.490   224.433     0.0     2.5     3.9     6.2     1.2     5.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  222.602   223.779   225.345   226.330     0.1     2.3     3.1     6.9     1.2     5.0 
   Food....................................  222.314   223.544   225.228   226.231    -0.1     2.4     3.2     7.2     1.1     5.2 
    Food at home...........................  218.983   220.800   223.219   224.373    -0.7     2.1     4.5    10.2     0.7     7.3 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  253.956   254.037   255.395   255.751    -2.1     2.1     6.1     2.9     0.0     4.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  213.942   216.444   218.803   221.181     7.2     4.9     4.4    14.2     6.0     9.2 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  202.349   203.510   206.161   209.707     3.5     4.7     2.1    15.4     4.1     8.5 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  278.517   284.574   289.890   286.716   -13.8     2.1    12.1    12.3    -6.2    12.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.636   162.958   164.340   166.375    -2.0    -1.3     4.0     9.5    -1.7     6.7 
     Other food at home....................  191.580   192.706   194.602   195.207     0.2     0.2     0.9     7.8     0.2     4.3 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  202.648   204.168   205.505   203.783     0.8     3.6    -0.6     2.3     2.2     0.8 
      Fats and oils........................  206.878   208.833   214.596   216.297    -0.8     4.7    10.2    19.5     1.9    14.7 
      Other foods..........................  203.922   204.936   206.493   207.448     0.2    -1.2    -0.2     7.1    -0.5     3.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  120.930   121.438   122.665   123.769    -0.8    -1.2    -2.5     9.7    -1.0     3.4 
    Food away from home (1)................  228.181   228.606   229.282   230.082     0.8     2.8     1.6     3.4     1.8     2.5 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  160.643   161.836   161.886   162.218     1.5     1.8     1.5     4.0     1.6     2.7 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  224.951   225.415   225.409   226.141     2.3     1.3     1.1     2.1     1.8     1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.983   217.561   217.852   218.192     0.1     0.4     1.1     2.2     0.3     1.7 
   Shelter.................................  249.523   249.867   250.102   250.278     1.0     0.4     1.2     1.2     0.7     1.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  251.249   251.607   251.930   252.102     0.7     0.7     2.3     1.4     0.7     1.8 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  132.892   132.915   133.920   133.885    16.5    -6.9    -4.2     3.0     4.1    -0.7 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  257.659   258.016   258.204   258.377     0.6     0.6     1.2     1.1     0.6     1.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  257.648   258.003   258.196   258.364     0.6     0.6     1.2     1.1     0.6     1.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  126.192   126.529   125.863   126.574     3.2     4.0    -2.9     1.2     3.6    -0.8 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  215.607   218.231   219.480   220.834    -3.2     2.2     1.8    10.1    -0.6     5.8 
    Household energy.......................  189.553   192.096   193.211   194.539    -5.2     1.5     0.9    10.9    -1.9     5.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  314.130   326.919   341.884   348.657   -22.1    25.6    66.5    51.8    -1.1    58.9 
     Energy services (3)...................  191.114   193.224   193.654   194.751    -3.8     0.0    -3.2     7.8    -1.9     2.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  175.400   176.725   177.684   178.316     4.6     4.5     5.2     6.8     4.6     6.0 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.382   124.493   124.375   124.661    -1.9    -1.5    -0.9     0.9    -1.7     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  151.189   151.358   150.541   151.338     1.8    -1.6     2.8     0.4     0.1     1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.456   119.384   118.770   118.951     3.7    -3.0     4.9    -4.9     0.3    -0.1 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.414   111.408   110.648   110.613     7.2    -2.7     1.6    -6.3     2.1    -2.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  107.957   106.622   105.708   105.993     3.2    -5.6     7.7    -7.1    -1.3     0.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  111.436   109.634   109.796   110.154    10.1   -15.9    -2.1    -4.5    -3.8    -3.3 
   Footwear................................  128.166   127.691   127.476   126.702     1.8     1.5    -1.3    -4.5     1.6    -2.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  203.622   207.433   212.001   215.016    -3.5    12.1    15.4    24.3     4.0    19.8 
   Private transportation..................  198.730   202.446   207.045   210.173    -3.8    12.9    14.9    25.1     4.3    19.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   97.000    97.490    98.249    99.051     1.8    -0.1    -1.3     8.7     0.9     3.6 
     New vehicles..........................  137.752   139.065   140.078   141.092     0.8     0.7    -1.6    10.1     0.7     4.1 
     Used cars and trucks..................  143.664   143.847   144.958   146.704     6.1    -0.4    -0.9     8.7     2.8     3.8 
    Motor fuel.............................  277.665   291.093   307.358   317.215   -16.8    44.6    53.5    70.3     9.7    61.7 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  277.129   290.027   306.128   316.333   -17.6    46.1    53.6    69.8     9.7    61.5 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  140.487   140.912   140.686   141.590     4.6     3.1     6.5     3.2     3.9     4.8 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  250.726   250.851   250.820   251.458     0.3     3.7     1.5     1.2     2.0     1.3 
   Public transportation...................  264.616   269.625   273.100   273.781     0.2     1.9    21.7    14.6     1.1    18.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  393.843   395.615   396.364   397.793     1.4     4.0     2.0     4.1     2.7     3.0 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  318.929   321.186   322.691   324.241    -0.5     2.5     3.7     6.8     1.0     5.2 
   Medical care services...................  417.004   418.529   418.937   420.282     2.0     4.5     1.4     3.2     3.3     2.3 
    Professional services..................  331.974   333.483   333.993   334.196     2.9     2.6     1.5     2.7     2.8     2.1 
    Hospital and related services..........  624.854   628.137   629.315   633.287     3.4    10.0     2.7     5.5     6.7     4.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  112.939   113.242   113.228   113.183    -0.2    -1.8    -0.3     0.9    -1.0     0.3 
   Video and audio (2).....................   97.904    98.395    98.466    98.437    -2.3    -1.3    -3.1     2.2    -1.8    -0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  130.548   130.759   130.898   131.012     1.9    -0.1     0.9     1.4     0.9     1.2 
   Education (2)...........................  203.738   204.456   205.133   205.707     4.7     0.6     6.1     3.9     2.6     5.0 
    Educational books and supplies.........  520.236   519.288   522.344   523.912     4.2     0.2    10.0     2.9     2.2     6.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  585.549   587.834   589.674   591.314     4.8     0.6     5.9     4.0     2.7     4.9 
   Communication (2).......................   83.760    83.746    83.656    83.576    -0.6    -0.8    -3.7    -0.9    -0.7    -2.3 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   80.399    80.383    80.290    80.201    -0.7    -0.8    -4.8    -1.0    -0.7    -2.9 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.412   101.316   101.258   101.191     0.3    -0.1    -4.0    -0.9     0.1    -2.5 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.171     9.189     9.163     9.140    -3.3    -3.0    -7.0    -1.3    -3.2    -4.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   72.662    72.289    71.142    71.002    -4.6    -2.3   -15.6    -8.8    -3.4   -12.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  385.031   385.532   385.215   385.600     5.4    -0.6     2.4     0.6     2.3     1.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  828.079   829.535   830.693   827.287    16.8     1.1     3.2    -0.4     8.7     1.4 
   Personal care...........................  207.547   207.783   207.451   208.030     1.8    -1.2     2.2     0.9     0.3     1.6 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.920   161.325   160.981   161.418    -0.6    -3.5     2.4     1.2    -2.0     1.8 
    Personal care services (1).............  229.933   230.177   230.034   230.380     1.5    -2.0     1.0     0.8    -0.3     0.9 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  358.181   358.894   359.233   360.622     2.7     1.7     2.2     2.8     2.2     2.5 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  178.833   180.549   182.627   184.090    -1.9     5.0     7.6    12.3     1.5     9.9 
  Food and beverages.......................  222.602   223.779   225.345   226.330     0.1     2.3     3.1     6.9     1.2     5.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  155.178   157.054   159.267   160.874    -3.0     6.6    10.3    15.5     1.7    12.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  200.839   204.142   207.789   210.177    -3.9    10.7    20.7    19.9     3.1    20.3 
    Apparel................................  120.456   119.384   118.770   118.951     3.7    -3.0     4.9    -4.9     0.3    -0.1 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  255.448   260.797   268.329   272.442    -7.0    16.5    24.8    29.4     4.1    27.1 
   Durables................................  110.557   111.024   111.490   112.128     0.5    -1.2    -2.1     5.8    -0.3     1.8 
 Services..................................  263.034   263.745   264.161   264.561     1.2     0.9     1.5     2.3     1.0     1.9 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  260.471   260.509   260.389   260.645     0.2     1.5     1.9     0.3     0.9     1.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   126.192   126.529   125.863   126.574     3.2     4.0    -2.9     1.2     3.6    -0.8 
  Energy services (3)......................  191.114   193.224   193.654   194.751    -3.8     0.0    -3.2     7.8    -1.9     2.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  175.400   176.725   177.684   178.316     4.6     4.5     5.2     6.8     4.6     6.0 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  151.189   151.358   150.541   151.338     1.8    -1.6     2.8     0.4     0.1     1.6 
  Transportation services..................  264.832   266.061   267.523   268.096     1.5     2.7     5.0     5.0     2.1     5.0 
  Medical care services....................  417.004   418.529   418.937   420.282     2.0     4.5     1.4     3.2     3.3     2.3 
  Other services...........................  311.610   312.190   312.626   312.898     2.6    -0.4     1.5     1.7     1.1     1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  220.885   222.091   223.237   224.171     0.0     2.5     4.0     6.1     1.3     5.0 
 All items less shelter....................  212.429   213.995   215.619   216.878    -0.5     3.5     5.1     8.6     1.5     6.9 
 All items less medical care...............  212.578   213.755   214.982   215.899    -0.1     2.4     4.0     6.4     1.1     5.2 
 Commodities less food.....................  157.709   159.553   161.713   163.303    -2.8     6.4     9.9    15.0     1.7    12.4 
 Nondurables less food.....................  202.374   205.455   208.940   211.335    -3.9    10.2    19.5    18.9     2.9    19.2 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  251.499   256.414   263.245   267.120    -6.3    14.9    22.9    27.3     3.8    25.1 
 Nondurables...............................  212.320   214.660   217.689   219.744    -2.8     6.4    11.8    14.7     1.7    13.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  287.061   288.270   288.851   289.660     1.0     1.5     1.9     3.7     1.3     2.8 
 Services less medical care services.......  251.378   251.810   252.011   252.413     0.5     1.2     2.0     1.7     0.9     1.8 
 Energy....................................  229.915   237.620   245.941   251.319   -11.6    22.8    27.7    42.8     4.2    35.0 
 All items less energy.....................  221.922   222.483   222.992   223.494     1.2     0.7     1.7     2.9     1.0     2.3 
  All items less food and energy...........  222.587   223.029   223.331   223.745     1.4     0.4     1.4     2.1     0.9     1.8 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.571   143.793   143.917   144.423     1.0    -0.9     0.4     2.4     0.1     1.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  281.416   294.905   311.218   320.989   -17.1    43.5    54.2    69.3     9.0    61.6 
   Services less energy services...........  270.374   270.955   271.371   271.707     1.6     0.9     1.8     2.0     1.2     1.9 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   6 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-U                      Pricing                                          Apr.2011 from--   Mar.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    Apr.  Feb.  Mar.  Mar.  Jan.  Feb.
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      220.223   221.309   223.467   224.906   3.2   1.6   0.6   2.7   1.5   1.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      235.969   237.110   239.074   240.267   2.8   1.3   0.5   2.5   1.3   0.8 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      237.564   238.798   240.599   241.626   2.6   1.2   0.4   2.4   1.3   0.8 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      141.001   141.547   143.001   143.987   3.5   1.7   0.7   3.0   1.4   1.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      210.388   211.090   212.954   214.535   3.3   1.6   0.7   2.7   1.2   0.9 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      210.928   211.503   213.449   214.878   3.2   1.6   0.7   2.6   1.2   0.9 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      135.061   135.665   136.834   138.005   3.4   1.7   0.9   2.8   1.3   0.9 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      207.551   208.156   209.713   211.314   3.4   1.5   0.8   2.7   1.0   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      213.589   214.735   217.214   218.820   3.4   1.9   0.7   2.8   1.7   1.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      215.127   216.145   218.391   219.944   3.2   1.8   0.7   2.7   1.5   1.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      135.925   136.625   138.211   139.177   3.4   1.9   0.7   2.9   1.7   1.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      216.750   218.772   222.275   224.716   4.7   2.7   1.1   3.4   2.5   1.6 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      223.149   224.431   226.558   227.837   3.0   1.5   0.6   2.6   1.5   0.9 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      227.281   228.444   230.707   231.808   3.0   1.5   0.5   2.7   1.5   1.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.917   135.826   137.200   138.174   3.0   1.7   0.7   2.5   1.7   1.0 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      201.059   201.974   203.833   204.963   3.0   1.5   0.6   2.6   1.4   0.9 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      136.260   136.960   138.404   139.413   3.3   1.8   0.7   2.8   1.6   1.1 
   D.........................................    M      213.417   214.862   216.988   218.920   3.8   1.9   0.9   2.8   1.7   1.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      215.155   216.192   217.880   218.762   2.7   1.2   0.4   2.3   1.3   0.8 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      228.652   229.729   232.241   233.319   3.3   1.6   0.5   3.0   1.6   1.1 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      242.639   243.832   245.617   246.489   2.5   1.1   0.4   2.3   1.2   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      239.814         -   242.787         -     -     -     -   2.0   1.2     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      207.587         -   209.372         -     -     -     -   2.8   0.9     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      203.199         -   206.967         -     -     -     -   2.5   1.9     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      144.327         -   146.044         -     -     -     -   3.0   1.2     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   205.744         -   209.215   2.5   1.7     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   206.816         -   211.673   3.1   2.3     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   197.224         -   201.624   3.9   2.2     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   227.451         -   231.503   4.0   1.8     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   230.878         -   233.143   2.5   1.0     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   229.981         -   234.121   2.8   1.8     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   229.482         -   231.314   2.1   0.8     -     -     -     - 

   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 Apr. 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       Mar.       Apr.                      Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                                                              2011       2011      Apr.    Mar.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    220.024    221.743     3.6     0.8     0.6     0.6     0.5 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    655.385    660.503       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    224.825    225.667     3.2     0.4     0.5     0.7     0.5 
   Food.......................................     15.315    224.577    225.439     3.3     0.4     0.6     0.8     0.5 
    Food at home..............................      8.906    222.391    223.245     4.1     0.4     0.9     1.1     0.5 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.236    256.227    256.912     2.3     0.3     0.1     0.6     0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.227    218.848    220.753     7.7     0.9     1.2     1.2     1.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .917    205.163    208.951     6.6     1.8     0.6     1.4     1.8 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.219    288.168    284.147     2.7    -1.4     2.4     2.0    -1.3 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.091    164.583    165.553     2.4     0.6     0.1     0.9     1.2 
     Other food at home.......................      2.217    193.787    194.281     2.1     0.3     0.6     0.9     0.3 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .324    204.408    202.613     1.5    -0.9     0.8     0.5    -0.9 
      Fats and oils...........................       .258    214.457    214.363     8.0     0.0     1.0     2.6     0.7 
      Other foods.............................      1.635    206.624    207.711     1.3     0.5     0.5     0.7     0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .463    122.850    123.797     0.9     0.8     0.4     1.0     0.8 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.409    229.293    230.174     2.1     0.4     0.1     0.3     0.4 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    162.850    163.275     2.6     0.3     0.7     0.1     0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.086    227.022    227.552     1.9     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.228    214.323    214.523     1.0     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     29.811    244.270    244.420     1.0     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.396    250.445    250.579     1.3     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .436    138.131    138.699     2.1     0.4     0.2     0.8     0.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.672    234.018    234.133     0.9     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     19.942    234.015    234.127     0.9     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    126.914    127.654     1.4     0.6     0.3    -0.9     0.6 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.633    214.774    215.338     2.4     0.3     1.0     0.5     0.6 
    Household energy..........................      4.476    187.561    188.078     1.7     0.3     1.1     0.5     0.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .301    341.440    347.371    23.7     1.7     3.7     4.4     1.7 
     Energy services (3)......................      4.175    188.985    189.281     0.2     0.2     0.9     0.2     0.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.157    178.016    178.392     5.1     0.2     0.7     0.5     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.784    120.765    120.873    -0.9     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.2 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .364    152.965    153.923     1.0     0.6     0.1    -0.5     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.668    120.091    121.140    -0.1     0.9    -0.7    -0.6     0.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .921    112.360    113.477    -0.1     1.0    -0.8    -1.2     0.2 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.502    108.551    109.589    -0.2     1.0    -1.0    -1.0     0.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .280    114.446    115.274    -4.0     0.7    -1.7     0.1     0.3 
   Footwear...................................       .750    128.077    128.602    -0.4     0.4    -0.2     0.0    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     19.418    211.774    218.352    12.9     3.1     2.0     2.4     1.6 
   Private transportation.....................     18.631    208.361    215.044    13.1     3.2     2.0     2.5     1.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.914     97.405     98.172     2.5     0.8     0.5     0.8     0.9 
     New vehicles.............................      3.320    141.899    142.475     2.4     0.4     1.0     0.8     0.7 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      3.003    145.014    146.907     3.3     1.3     0.1     0.8     1.2 
    Motor fuel................................      6.470    305.066    327.663    33.2     7.4     4.8     5.6     3.2 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      6.193    304.224    327.095    33.2     7.5     4.7     5.6     3.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .479    140.693    141.505     4.1     0.6     0.3     0.0     0.6 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.184    253.391    253.990     1.6     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.2 
   Public transportation......................       .787    266.726    268.501     8.9     0.7     2.0     1.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    399.516    400.683     3.0     0.3     0.5     0.2     0.4 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.318    314.190    315.798     3.2     0.5     0.7     0.5     0.5 
   Medical care services......................      4.038    424.516    425.450     2.9     0.2     0.4     0.1     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.220    338.225    338.558     2.5     0.1     0.4     0.1     0.1 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.414    637.216    640.223     5.7     0.5     0.6     0.2     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.862    109.848    109.933    -0.4     0.1     0.4     0.1     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.959     99.398     99.523    -1.0     0.1     0.5     0.1    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.118    125.047    124.993     0.3     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
   Education (2)..............................      2.380    201.588    201.611     3.8     0.0     0.3     0.3     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .199    527.623    526.990     4.5    -0.1     0.1     0.4     0.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.181    566.335    566.469     3.7     0.0     0.3     0.3     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.738     86.124     86.057    -1.7    -0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.605     83.793     83.719    -2.0    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.823    100.701    100.643    -1.5    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .782      9.729      9.710    -3.7    -0.2     0.2    -0.2    -0.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .208     71.404     71.220    -9.2    -0.3    -0.5    -1.8    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.950    415.318    415.578     2.4     0.1     0.2    -0.1     0.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.450    835.368    832.003     4.9    -0.4     0.2     0.1    -0.4 
   Personal care..............................      2.500    205.738    206.422     1.0     0.3     0.2    -0.2     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .717    161.667    162.088     0.3     0.3     0.3    -0.2     0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .572    230.252    230.597     0.3     0.1     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.027    360.881    362.774     2.3     0.5     0.2     0.0     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.898    186.832    189.816     6.5     1.6     1.1     1.3     0.9 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    224.825    225.667     3.2     0.4     0.5     0.7     0.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.497    165.647    169.461     8.4     2.3     1.4     1.6     1.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     17.244    219.775    226.985    12.9     3.3     1.8     2.1     1.3 
    Apparel...................................      3.668    120.091    121.140    -0.1     0.9    -0.7    -0.6     0.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     13.576    286.361    297.497    16.6     3.9     2.0     3.4     1.5 
   Durables...................................     10.253    113.063    113.678     1.1     0.5     0.5     0.5     0.6 
 Services.....................................     56.102    259.108    259.419     1.4     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.504    235.413    235.544     1.0     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    126.914    127.654     1.4     0.6     0.3    -0.9     0.6 
  Energy services (3).........................      4.175    188.985    189.281     0.2     0.2     0.9     0.2     0.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.157    178.016    178.392     5.1     0.2     0.7     0.5     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .364    152.965    153.923     1.0     0.6     0.1    -0.5     0.6 
  Transportation services.....................      5.994    266.383    267.258     3.4     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.3 
  Medical care services.......................      4.038    424.516    425.450     2.9     0.2     0.4     0.1     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.563    298.010    298.262     1.0     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.685    219.027    220.894     3.7     0.9     0.6     0.6     0.5 
 All items less shelter.......................     70.189    213.549    215.853     4.8     1.1     0.8     0.9     0.7 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    212.722    214.442     3.7     0.8     0.6     0.7     0.5 
 Commodities less food........................     28.583    167.826    171.564     8.2     2.2     1.3     1.6     1.1 
 Nondurables less food........................     18.329    220.431    227.290    12.2     3.1     1.7     2.0     1.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.662    280.056    290.247    15.5     3.6     1.9     3.2     1.4 
 Nondurables..................................     33.644    223.402    227.661     8.1     1.9     1.2     1.6     1.0 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.598    254.057    254.540     1.9     0.2     0.4     0.2     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.065    247.622    247.899     1.3     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Energy.......................................     10.946    244.773    256.400    20.0     4.8     3.4     3.7     2.3 
 All items less energy........................     89.054    218.011    218.537     1.7     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     73.739    217.067    217.525     1.3     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.812    146.835    147.472     0.9     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.4 
    Energy commodities........................      6.771    308.083    330.157    32.8     7.2     4.8     5.6     3.1 
   Services less energy services..............     51.927    266.766    267.077     1.5     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .454     $ .451       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .153     $ .151       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 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--    
                                               Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      July    Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    Oct.    Apr. 
                                                                                      2010    2010    2011    2011    2010    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  217.344   218.702   220.122   221.212    -0.2     3.0     4.4     7.3     1.4     5.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  221.853   223.029   224.691   225.708     0.2     2.3     3.2     7.1     1.3     5.1 
   Food....................................  221.486   222.716   224.464   225.485     0.0     2.4     3.4     7.4     1.2     5.4 
    Food at home...........................  217.871   219.728   222.200   223.322    -0.4     1.9     4.7    10.4     0.8     7.5 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  254.540   254.751   256.158   256.620    -2.1     2.3     6.1     3.3     0.0     4.7 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  213.732   216.300   218.838   221.143     7.5     4.9     4.3    14.6     6.2     9.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  201.170   202.335   205.163   208.951     3.8     4.3     2.6    16.4     4.1     9.3 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  275.896   282.396   288.166   284.305   -14.3     2.2    12.6    12.8    -6.4    12.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.150   162.352   163.753   165.778    -1.4    -2.1     4.2     9.3    -1.8     6.7 
     Other food at home....................  190.804   191.912   193.640   194.133     0.2    -0.2     1.3     7.2     0.0     4.2 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  201.824   203.373   204.408   202.613     0.4     3.3     0.7     1.6     1.8     1.1 
      Fats and oils........................  207.171   209.238   214.678   216.271     0.0     3.9    10.4    18.8     1.9    14.5 
      Other foods..........................  203.965   204.938   206.374   207.193     0.3    -1.4     0.1     6.5    -0.6     3.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.161   121.605   122.850   123.797    -1.6    -1.3    -2.1     9.0    -1.5     3.3 
    Food away from home (1)................  228.279   228.596   229.293   230.174     0.6     3.1     1.5     3.4     1.8     2.4 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  161.635   162.728   162.850   163.275     1.6     3.2     1.6     4.1     2.4     2.9 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  225.786   226.181   226.591   227.525     2.8     1.2     0.6     3.1     2.0     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  213.712   214.274   214.579   214.943    -0.1     0.5     1.3     2.3     0.2     1.8 
   Shelter.................................  243.522   243.891   244.098   244.287     0.8     0.5     1.5     1.3     0.6     1.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  249.556   249.881   250.220   250.444     0.6     0.5     2.5     1.4     0.5     2.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  134.166   134.483   135.526   136.073    17.5    -8.0    -4.8     5.8     4.0     0.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  233.453   233.818   233.967   234.102     0.5     0.6     1.2     1.1     0.6     1.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  233.452   233.819   233.963   234.097     0.5     0.6     1.2     1.1     0.6     1.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  127.690   128.035   126.914   127.654     3.5     3.8    -1.4    -0.1     3.6    -0.7 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  214.330   216.540   217.690   219.052    -3.0     1.8     1.9     9.1    -0.6     5.4 
    Household energy.......................  187.675   189.762   190.781   192.083    -4.8     1.2     1.1     9.7    -1.8     5.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  315.348   326.950   341.440   347.371   -22.7    25.3    64.3    47.2    -1.6    55.6 
     Energy services (3)...................  190.284   192.035   192.493   193.645    -3.5    -0.2    -2.3     7.3    -1.9     2.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  175.803   177.057   177.954   178.669     4.4     4.3     5.0     6.7     4.3     5.8 
   Household furnishings and operations....  120.479   120.458   120.458   120.697    -2.1    -1.6    -0.7     0.7    -1.8     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  153.583   153.703   152.965   153.923     3.5    -2.3     2.3     0.9     0.5     1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.268   118.404   117.667   118.059     3.4    -3.5     3.8    -4.0    -0.1    -0.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.711   111.786   110.496   110.770     6.2    -3.2     4.0    -6.7     1.4    -1.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  107.067   106.045   104.954   105.750     2.1    -3.6     6.0    -4.8    -0.8     0.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  114.477   112.572   112.693   112.979     9.2   -16.9    -1.4    -5.1    -4.8    -3.3 
   Footwear................................  127.404   127.194   127.212   126.695     2.1    -0.5    -0.9    -2.2     0.8    -1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  203.697   207.843   212.833   216.214    -3.9    13.7    16.6    26.9     4.5    21.7 
   Private transportation..................  200.277   204.353   209.373   212.808    -4.1    14.2    16.5    27.5     4.6    21.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.217    96.700    97.462    98.310     2.7    -0.1    -1.2     9.0     1.3     3.8 
     New vehicles..........................  138.691   140.067   141.132   142.121     0.9     0.4    -1.7    10.3     0.6     4.1 
     Used cars and trucks..................  144.598   144.792   145.911   147.635     6.0    -0.2    -0.9     8.7     2.9     3.8 
    Motor fuel.............................  278.809   292.327   308.827   318.736   -17.1    44.6    53.7    70.8     9.5    62.1 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  278.404   291.392   307.739   318.025   -17.4    45.2    53.9    70.3     9.5    61.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  140.289   140.763   140.693   141.505     3.9     2.8     6.3     3.5     3.3     4.9 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  253.310   253.524   253.391   253.990     0.4     3.9     1.2     1.1     2.2     1.1 
   Public transportation...................  260.787   266.108   268.996   269.886     0.6     2.1    19.4    14.7     1.4    17.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  395.575   397.444   398.099   399.544     1.7     4.0     2.2     4.1     2.8     3.1 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  310.488   312.764   314.190   315.798    -0.5     2.3     3.9     7.0     0.9     5.4 
   Medical care services...................  420.595   422.224   422.517   423.843     2.5     4.5     1.7     3.1     3.5     2.4 
    Professional services..................  335.757   337.029   337.449   337.866     2.9     2.6     2.1     2.5     2.7     2.3 
    Hospital and related services..........  627.317   630.894   632.454   635.892     4.3     9.9     3.3     5.6     7.1     4.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  109.345   109.742   109.798   109.747    -0.8    -1.5    -0.6     1.5    -1.1     0.4 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.510    99.020    99.167    99.080    -2.6    -0.9    -2.8     2.3    -1.8    -0.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  124.959   125.081   125.167   125.225     1.3    -0.1    -0.6     0.9     0.6     0.1 
   Education (2)...........................  200.978   201.628   202.290   202.814     4.4     1.1     5.9     3.7     2.8     4.8 
    Educational books and supplies.........  524.385   524.817   526.817   528.629     3.0     0.7    11.3     3.3     1.8     7.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  564.783   566.738   568.569   569.997     4.6     1.2     5.4     3.7     2.9     4.6 
   Communication (2).......................   86.192    86.152    86.067    85.989    -0.5    -0.9    -4.5    -0.9    -0.7    -2.8 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   83.864    83.822    83.735    83.651    -0.5    -0.9    -5.3    -1.0    -0.7    -3.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  100.882   100.768   100.701   100.643     0.2    -0.2    -4.8    -0.9     0.0    -2.9 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.704     9.722     9.699     9.674    -3.1    -3.4    -6.9    -1.2    -3.3    -4.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   72.178    71.808    70.542    70.196    -5.5    -3.9   -16.2   -10.5    -4.7   -13.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  414.533   415.238   414.916   414.900     6.8    -0.2     2.9     0.4     3.2     1.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  832.904   834.343   835.368   832.003    16.5     1.1     3.2    -0.4     8.6     1.3 
   Personal care...........................  205.476   205.822   205.424   205.891     1.7    -1.0     2.7     0.8     0.3     1.8 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.462   161.974   161.667   162.088    -0.5    -3.0     3.3     1.6    -1.8     2.4 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.140   230.418   230.252   230.597     1.6    -2.0     0.9     0.8    -0.2     0.8 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  360.275   360.922   360.899   362.235     1.9     2.1     3.1     2.2     2.0     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  182.495   184.454   186.856   188.512    -1.9     5.8     8.5    13.9     1.9    11.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  221.853   223.029   224.691   225.708     0.2     2.3     3.2     7.1     1.3     5.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  160.848   163.087   165.737   167.620    -3.2     7.9    11.7    17.9     2.2    14.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  211.319   215.122   219.564   222.388    -4.9    13.5    22.7    22.7     3.9    22.7 
    Apparel................................  119.268   118.404   117.667   118.059     3.4    -3.5     3.8    -4.0    -0.1    -0.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  273.060   278.583   287.991   292.312    -7.1    19.7    26.5    31.3     5.5    28.9 
   Durables................................  111.840   112.365   112.981   113.705     1.3    -1.4    -2.1     6.8    -0.1     2.3 
 Services..................................  258.262   258.975   259.346   259.786     1.0     0.9     1.3     2.4     1.0     1.8 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  234.950   235.112   235.189   235.375     0.2     1.1     1.9     0.7     0.7     1.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   127.690   128.035   126.914   127.654     3.5     3.8    -1.4    -0.1     3.6    -0.7 
  Energy services (3)......................  190.284   192.035   192.493   193.645    -3.5    -0.2    -2.3     7.3    -1.9     2.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  175.803   177.057   177.954   178.669     4.4     4.3     5.0     6.7     4.3     5.8 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  153.583   153.703   152.965   153.923     3.5    -2.3     2.3     0.9     0.5     1.6 
  Transportation services..................  264.463   265.678   266.766   267.612     2.2     3.1     3.5     4.8     2.6     4.1 
  Medical care services....................  420.595   422.224   422.517   423.843     2.5     4.5     1.7     3.1     3.5     2.4 
  Other services...........................  297.247   297.790   298.163   298.388     2.1    -0.2     0.6     1.5     0.9     1.1 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  216.422   217.800   219.161   220.262    -0.3     3.1     4.6     7.3     1.4     5.9 
 All items less shelter....................  210.141   211.871   213.745   215.173    -0.7     4.1     5.7     9.9     1.7     7.8 
 All items less medical care...............  210.104   211.434   212.864   213.934    -0.3     3.0     4.5     7.5     1.3     6.0 
 Commodities less food.....................  163.108   165.304   167.903   169.766    -3.0     7.7    11.3    17.4     2.2    14.3 
 Nondurables less food.....................  212.360   215.973   220.224   223.009    -4.5    12.4    21.5    21.6     3.6    21.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  267.850   272.891   281.517   285.598    -6.4    17.8    24.9    29.3     5.0    27.1 
 Nondurables...............................  217.332   219.926   223.418   225.644    -2.9     7.3    13.0    16.2     2.1    14.6 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  253.273   254.399   254.803   255.550     0.9     1.5     1.4     3.6     1.2     2.5 
 Services less medical care services.......  247.082   247.660   247.897   248.319     0.6     1.0     1.6     2.0     0.8     1.8 
 Energy....................................  231.611   239.431   248.232   253.853   -11.9    24.0    29.7    44.3     4.5    36.8 
 All items less energy.....................  216.590   217.170   217.702   218.248     1.2     0.8     1.6     3.1     1.0     2.4 
  All items less food and energy...........  215.982   216.431   216.717   217.167     1.5     0.4     1.3     2.2     1.0     1.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  145.784   146.034   146.215   146.774     1.6    -0.9     0.4     2.7     0.3     1.6 
    Energy commodities.....................  281.694   295.209   311.719   321.527   -17.3    43.7    54.2    69.7     9.0    61.8 
   Services less energy services...........  265.675   266.270   266.630   266.988     1.4     1.0     1.6     2.0     1.2     1.8 

   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                                          Apr.2011 from--   Mar.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    Apr.  Feb.  Mar.  Mar.  Jan.  Feb.
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      216.400   217.535   220.024   221.743   3.6   1.9   0.8   3.0   1.7   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      233.914   235.109   237.377   238.756   3.3   1.6   0.6   2.9   1.5   1.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      233.851   235.230   237.239   238.390   3.0   1.3   0.5   2.8   1.4   0.9 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      142.196   142.691   144.395   145.520   3.8   2.0   0.8   3.2   1.5   1.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      206.258   206.981   209.094   210.991   3.7   1.9   0.9   3.0   1.4   1.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      205.878   206.516   208.740   210.508   3.7   1.9   0.8   3.0   1.4   1.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      135.277   135.841   137.189   138.552   3.8   2.0   1.0   3.0   1.4   1.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      205.648   206.306   208.108   209.987   3.8   1.8   0.9   3.0   1.2   0.9 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      211.216   212.416   215.272   217.234   3.9   2.3   0.9   3.2   1.9   1.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      213.058   214.129   216.680   218.615   3.6   2.1   0.9   2.9   1.7   1.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      135.207   135.919   137.789   138.962   3.9   2.2   0.9   3.3   1.9   1.4 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      217.200   219.352   223.059   225.869   5.1   3.0   1.3   3.6   2.7   1.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      217.995   219.368   221.830   223.268   3.4   1.8   0.6   3.0   1.8   1.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      220.564   221.848   224.576   225.833   3.5   1.8   0.6   3.2   1.8   1.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.900   135.845   137.331   138.362   3.3   1.9   0.8   2.7   1.8   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      200.022   201.033   203.220   204.607   3.4   1.8   0.7   3.0   1.6   1.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      136.112   136.808   138.471   139.645   3.8   2.1   0.8   3.1   1.7   1.2 
   D.........................................    M      212.005   213.495   215.928   218.220   4.2   2.2   1.1   3.2   1.9   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      209.016   210.106   212.256   213.633   3.5   1.7   0.6   2.8   1.6   1.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      221.540   222.814   225.770   227.051   3.9   1.9   0.6   3.5   1.9   1.3 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      238.396   239.750   241.667   242.697   2.9   1.2   0.4   2.7   1.4   0.8 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      240.540         -   244.324         -     -     -     -   2.5   1.6     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      199.568         -   201.146         -     -     -     -   3.2   0.8     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      206.954         -   211.227         -     -     -     -   2.9   2.1     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      144.556         -   146.572         -     -     -     -   3.4   1.4     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   204.611         -   208.356   2.6   1.8     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   202.849         -   208.217   3.6   2.6     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   195.677         -   200.997   4.4   2.7     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   225.346         -   229.675   4.1   1.9     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   231.306         -   233.441   2.7   0.9     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   226.638         -   231.600   3.5   2.2     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   225.790         -   228.313   2.7   1.1     -     -     -     - 

   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         Apr. 2011 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Mar.      Apr.      Apr.      Mar.  
                                                              2011      2011      2010      2011  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   128.618  R129.408       2.9       0.6 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   131.225   131.682       3.0       0.3 
   Food.......................................     13.493   131.371   131.848       3.1       0.4 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   127.156   127.631       3.8       0.4 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   137.136   137.614       2.1       0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   130.010   130.206       1.6       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   128.982  R129.071       0.8       0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   132.169   132.241       0.9       0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   159.059  R159.248       2.2       0.1 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.462    92.568      -1.3       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    90.915    91.583      -0.3       0.7 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   142.121   145.823      11.6       2.6 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   142.885   146.817      11.8       2.8 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   132.342   133.188       9.2       0.6 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   153.840   154.243       2.6       0.3 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   135.901   136.565       2.9       0.5 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   160.419   160.719       2.6       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   102.508   102.570      -1.2       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   112.691   112.667       0.6       0.0 
   Education..................................      2.804   188.438   188.494       3.7       0.0 
   Communication..............................      3.484    71.732    71.688      -1.9      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   140.404   142.309       2.8       1.4 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383   136.799  R137.017       1.4       0.2 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   118.832   120.357       5.2       1.3 
  Durables....................................     10.376    80.840    81.185       0.0       0.4 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   138.722   140.911       7.0       1.6 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   121.086   121.368       1.1       0.2 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   205.843  R214.257      18.0       4.1 

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

Last Modified Date: August 18, 2011
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