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Consumer Price Index News Release


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                     CONSUMER PRICE INDEX:  APRIL 2009
                                     
 
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
      
      
      The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.2 percent in April before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  This index has
 fallen 0.7 percent over the last 12 months, due primarily to a 25.2
 percent drop in energy prices.  The year-over-year declines in March and
 April are the first since 1955.
      
        On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U was unchanged in April
 after declining 0.1 percent in March.  The energy index declined for the
 second straight month, falling 2.4 percent after declining 3.0 percent in
 March.  The indexes for motor fuel, fuel oil, natural gas, and electricity
 all declined in April.  The food index declined as well, falling 0.2
 percent in April after a 0.1 percent decrease in March.  The index for
 food away from home increased, but the food at home index fell 0.6 percent
 with none of the six major grocery store food groups posting an increase.
 Over the past year, the food index has risen 3.3 percent while the energy
 index has declined 25.2 percent.
      
      Offsetting the declines in the food and energy indexes was a 0.3
 percent increase in the index for all items less food and energy.  Over 40
 percent of the increase was due to a second consecutive large increase in
 the tobacco index.  The index rose 9.3 percent in April as an increase in
 the federal excise tax on cigarettes went into effect.  A larger increase
 in the index for medical care, an increase in the index for new vehicles,
 and an upturn in the lodging away from home index also contributed to the
 April increase.  The index for all items less food and energy has risen
 1.9 percent over the past year.
     
Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                     Seasonally adjusted                          
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
     Expenditure                                                Compound          
      Category              Changes from preceding month         annual     Un-   
                                                                  rate    adjusted
                                                                 3-mos.   12-mos. 
                      Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.   ended     ended  
                      2008  2008  2008  2009  2009  2009  2009 Apr. 2009 Apr. 2009
                                                                                                                                                                    
 All items..........   -.8  -1.7   -.8    .3    .4   -.1    .0        .9       -.7
  Food and beverages    .4    .2    .1    .1   -.1   -.1   -.2      -1.6       3.3
  Housing...........    .0   -.1    .0    .0    .0   -.1   -.1       -.9       1.0
  Apparel...........   -.7    .1   -.6    .3   1.3   -.2   -.2       3.5        .9
  Transportation....  -4.8  -9.7  -5.0   1.3   1.9  -1.1   -.4       1.8     -13.4
  Medical care......    .2    .2    .3    .4    .3    .2    .4       3.7       3.0
  Recreation........    .2    .0   -.2    .0    .4    .0   -.4        .0       1.2
  Education and                                                                   
     communication..    .2    .2    .3    .3    .2    .2    .3       2.8       3.4
  Other goods and                                                                 
     services.......    .3    .0    .0    .3    .2   2.7   2.6      24.2       7.9
 Special indexes:                                                                 
  Energy............  -7.8 -16.9  -9.3   1.7   3.3  -3.0  -2.4      -8.5     -25.2
  Food..............    .4    .2    .0    .1   -.1   -.1   -.2      -1.7       3.3
  All items less                                                                  
     food and energy    .0    .1    .0    .2    .2    .2    .3       2.5       1.9
     
      The food and beverages index declined 0.2 percent in April following
 a 0.1 percent decrease in March.  A 0.3 percent increase in the food away
 from home index was more than offset by a 0.6 percent decline in the food
 at home index and a 0.1 percent fall in the index for alcoholic beverages.
 This was the fifth consecutive decline in the food at home index and it
 has declined 1.6 percent since its November peak.  The dairy and related
 products index had the largest decline among the major grocery store food
 groups for the third month in a row.  It decreased 1.3 percent in April
 and has fallen 5.1 percent over the past year.  The index for cereals and
 bakery products, other food at home, and nonalcoholic beverages also
 declined in April.  The index for meats, poultry, fish and eggs was
 unchanged in April, as was the fruits and vegetables index.  The food
 index has risen 3.3 percent over the past year, with the food at home
 index up 2.3 percent.
      
      The housing index fell 0.1 percent in April, the same decline as in
 March.  The shelter index, however, rose 0.2 percent in April after being
 unchanged the previous two months.  The index for lodging away from home
 turned up in April, rising 0.5 percent after falling in each of the six
 previous months.  The indexes for rent and owners' equivalent rent rose
 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively.  In contrast, the index for
 household energy fell 2.2 percent in April after declining 1.8 percent in
 March.  The index for natural gas declined sharply, falling 7.0 percent,
 while the index for fuel oil fell 0.3 percent and the electricity index
 decreased 0.6 percent.    The index for household furnishings and
 operations was unchanged in April.  Over the past year, the housing index
 has risen 1.0 percent with the shelter index up 1.6 percent and the index
 for household energy down 4.7 percent.
      
      The index for transportation fell 0.4 percent in April after
 declining 1.1 percent in March.  Following a 4.0 percent decrease in
 March, the gasoline index declined 2.8 percent in April.  (Prior to
 seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 5.3 percent in April.)  The
 index for new and used motor vehicles rose 0.4 percent in April.  The new
 vehicles index rose 0.4 percent, while the used cars and trucks index
 declined only 0.1 percent in April after falling 1.7 percent in March.
 The index for public transportation declined for the eight straight month,
 falling 0.8 percent as the airline fare index declined 1.5 percent.  The
 transportation index has decreased 13.4 percent since April 2008, with
 several of its components declining over the period.  The index for
 gasoline fell 39.5 percent and the index for public transportation
 decreased 5.9 percent, while the indexes for new vehicles and for used
 cars and trucks declined 0.2 percent and 11.4 percent, respectively.
      
      Among other CPI groups, the index for medical care rose 0.4 percent
 in April after a 0.2 percent increase in March as the indexes for
 prescription drugs and hospital services posted larger increases.  The
 index for education and communication rose 0.3 percent in April with
 education index up 0.4 percent and the index for communication rising 0.1
 percent.  The index for other goods and services posted another sharp
 increase due to higher tobacco prices, rising 2.6 percent in April.  The
 9.3 percent increase in the tobacco index followed an 11.0 percent
 increase in March and the index has risen 28.8 percent over the past year.
 The indexes for recreation and apparel both declined in April, falling 0.4
 percent and 0.2 percent, respectively.


 CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 
      The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) rose 0.3 percent in April, prior to seasonal adjustment.  The
 index value of 207.925 was 1.3 percent lower than in April 2008.  On a
 seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-W was unchanged in April.


Table B. Percent changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
          Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                     Seasonally adjusted                          
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
     Expenditure                                                Compound          
      Category              Changes from preceding month         annual     Un-   
                                                                  rate    adjusted
                                                                 3-mos.   12-mos. 
                      Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.   ended     ended  
                      2008  2008  2008  2009  2009  2009  2009 Apr. 2009 Apr. 2009
                                                                                                                                                                    
 All items..........  -1.0  -2.1  -1.0    .3    .4   -.1    .0       1.1      -1.3
  Food and beverages    .4    .2    .1    .0   -.2   -.1   -.2      -1.9       3.4
  Housing...........    .0    .0    .0    .0    .1   -.1   -.1       -.7       1.3
  Apparel...........  -1.0    .0   -.6    .6   1.0   -.3   -.3       1.3        .7
  Transportation....  -5.3 -10.9  -5.6   1.5   2.0  -1.3   -.5        .6     -15.5
  Medical care......    .1    .2    .3    .4    .4    .2    .4       3.8       3.1
  Recreation........    .1    .0   -.1    .0    .4    .0   -.3        .6       1.3
  Education and                                                                   
     communication..    .2    .2    .3    .2    .2    .2    .2       2.3       3.1
  Other goods and                                                                 
     services.......    .3    .1    .1    .4    .2   3.9   3.8      36.8      11.3
 Special indexes:                                                                 
  Energy............  -8.2 -17.8  -9.7   1.9   3.6  -3.1  -2.4      -7.9     -26.1
  Food..............    .4    .2    .1    .0   -.2   -.1   -.2      -2.0       3.4
  All items less                                                                  
     food and energy    .0    .1    .0    .2    .2    .2    .3       3.0       2.0


 Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
      
      The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 0.3 percent in April on a not seasonally adjusted basis.  The
 index has decreased 1.1 percent over the past year.  Please note that the
 indexes for the post-2007 period are subject to revision.
     
     
 Upcoming release
     
 Consumer Price Index data for May are scheduled for release on Wednesday,
 June 17, 2009, 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 in 87 urban areas across the country from about
 50,000 housing units and approximately 23,000 retail establishments-
 department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other
 types of stores and service establishments.  All taxes directly associated
 with the purchase and use of items are included in the index.  Prices of
 fuels and a few other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.
 Prices of most other commodities and services are collected every month in
 the three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
      In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.  Local
 data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the CPI-U and
 CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by region of
 the country, for cross-classifications of regions and population-size
 classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not measure differences
 in the level of prices among cities; they only measure the average change
 in prices for each area since the base period.  For the C-CPI-U data are
 issued only at the national level.  It is important to note that the CPI-U
 and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in
 preliminary form and subject to two annual revisions.
      
      The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0. The
 reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.
 An increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown
 as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows:  the
 price of a base period market basket of goods and services in the CPI has
 risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
      For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
      
 
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                     
      The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the complete
 universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes estimates of the 1-
 month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent change standard errors
 annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error estimates can be used to
 construct confidence intervals for hypothesis testing.  For example, the
 estimated standard error of the 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for
 the U.S. All Items Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly
 sample from the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology,
 and estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage change
 based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change of 0.2
 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are 95 percent
 confident that the actual percent change based on all retail prices would
 fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent.  For the latest data, including
 information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see "Variance
 Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January-December
 2008".  These data are available on the CPI home page
 (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2008.pdf
      
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
       Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points, because
 index point changes are affected by the level of the index in relation to
 its
 base period while percent changes are not.  The example below illustrates
 the computation of index point and percent changes.
      
       Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change would
 be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Regions Defined

The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed below.

The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,
New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.




 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
      Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted as
 well as unadjusted changes each month.
      
      For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the effect of
 changes that normally occur at the same time and in about the same
 magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from changing
 climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays, and
 sales.
      
      The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining contract
 agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation changes to the
 Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal variation.
      
      Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each year,
 the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data from
 January 2004 through December 2008 were replaced in January 2009.
 Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated seasonal data
 at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in January
 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series were revised for January 1987-
 December 2001 as a result of a change in the aggregation weights for
 dependently adjusted series. For further information, please see
 "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the
 October 2001 issue of the CPI Detailed Report.
      
      The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is
 derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon
 certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components change their
 seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally
 adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of
 the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted
 indexes will be used before that period.  Note: 47 of the 73 components
 are seasonally adjusted for 2009.
      
      Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original release.
 For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data in escalation
 agreements.
      
      Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some CPI
 series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for better
 estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or sharp
 movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are estimated and
 removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal factors.  Beginning
 with the calculation of seasonal factors for 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was
 used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment.
      
      For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2009, BLS adjusted 29
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected
 food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and vehicles.  For
 example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel series to offset the
 effects of events such as damage to oil refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
      
      For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
      
      For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and
 Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Jeff Wilson at (202) 691-
 6968, or by e-mail at Wilson.Jeff@bls.gov.  If you have general questions
 about the CPI, please call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.
     
     
     
     
     
  
  






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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Apr. 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       Mar.       Apr.                      Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                                                              2009       2009      Apr.    Mar.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    212.709    213.240    -0.7     0.2     0.4    -0.1     0.0 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    637.182    638.771       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    218.794    218.364     3.3    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
   Food.......................................     14.629    218.600    218.162     3.3    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
    Food at home..............................      8.156    217.110    215.783     2.3    -0.6    -0.4    -0.4    -0.6 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.150    253.698    252.709     5.3    -0.4    -0.5    -0.2    -0.7 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.898    206.348    205.699     2.5    -0.3    -0.1    -0.9     0.0 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .910    199.687    197.124    -5.1    -1.3    -2.4    -2.4    -1.3 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.194    274.759    274.297     0.6    -0.2     0.4     0.2     0.0 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .982    165.656    162.889     2.0    -1.7    -0.4     1.0    -1.0 
     Other food at home.......................      2.022    192.234    191.352     5.3    -0.5    -0.3     0.0    -0.8 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .300    197.137    197.301     6.7     0.1     0.0     0.2    -0.5 
      Fats and oils...........................       .241    204.776    200.464     5.2    -2.1    -1.1     0.1    -1.4 
      Other foods.............................      1.481    206.367    205.734     5.0    -0.3    -0.2     0.0    -0.8 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .433    122.402    122.883     3.7     0.4    -1.2    -0.1     0.4 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.474    222.216    222.905     4.6     0.3     0.3     0.1     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .314    154.414    155.099     4.3     0.4     0.9    -0.2     0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.127    219.999    219.671     2.9    -0.1    -0.2     0.1    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     43.421    217.374    217.126     1.0    -0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     33.200    249.597    249.855     1.6     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.957    248.639    248.899     3.1     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.478    137.715    137.700    -5.9     0.0    -1.8    -2.4     0.5 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     24.433    256.321    256.622     2.1     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .333    120.737    120.675     1.9    -0.1     0.2     0.0    -0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.431    210.501    207.175    -2.9    -1.6    -0.1    -1.4    -1.7 
    Household energy..........................      4.460    188.736    184.903    -4.7    -2.0    -0.2    -1.8    -2.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .301    230.837    228.107   -33.5    -1.2    -1.8    -7.7    -2.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.159    194.752    190.686    -1.9    -2.1     0.0    -1.4    -2.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .971    158.052    158.698     6.1     0.4     0.1     0.4     0.6 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.790    129.669    129.654     1.8     0.0     0.2     0.3     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.914    150.809     3.4    -0.1    -0.2     0.5    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.691    122.545    123.208     0.9     0.5     1.3    -0.2    -0.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .923    117.748    117.195     0.5    -0.5     2.8    -0.3    -1.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.541    111.079    111.871     0.6     0.7     0.8    -0.7     0.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .183    115.548    117.084     0.6     1.3    -1.1     0.6     1.3 
   Footwear...................................       .688    126.707    128.057     1.5     1.1     0.7     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     15.314    169.647    171.987   -13.4     1.4     1.9    -1.1    -0.4 
   Private transportation.....................     14.189    165.023    167.516   -13.9     1.5     2.2    -1.1    -0.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.931     92.109     92.381    -1.7     0.3     0.5     0.0     0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      4.480    134.611    134.863    -0.2     0.2     0.8     0.6     0.4 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      1.628    121.061    121.213   -11.4     0.1    -1.7    -1.7    -0.1 
    Motor fuel................................      3.164    168.404    177.272   -39.8     5.3     7.6    -4.4    -2.6 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      2.964    167.826    176.704   -39.5     5.3     8.3    -4.0    -2.8 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .382    134.484    134.640     6.8     0.1     0.5     0.3     0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.188    242.118    242.649     5.3     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.2 
   Public transportation......................      1.125    230.735    229.827    -5.9    -0.4    -1.9    -1.0    -0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.390    373.189    374.170     3.0     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.4 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.625    302.908    303.979     2.4     0.4     0.6     0.2     0.3 
   Medical care services......................      4.765    394.837    395.753     3.3     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.4 
    Professional services.....................      2.702    317.460    317.661     2.7     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.545    560.995    564.785     6.5     0.7     0.8     0.6     0.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.741    114.625    114.261     1.2    -0.3     0.4     0.0    -0.4 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.822    102.000    102.300    -1.1     0.3     0.0     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.301    126.187    126.273     3.4     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.3 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    187.298    187.416     5.4     0.1     0.4     0.5     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .221    472.185    472.507     6.9     0.1     0.3     0.5     0.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.886    538.813    539.149     5.3     0.1     0.5     0.5     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.194     84.922     84.985     1.6     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.022     82.022     82.090     1.4     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.408    101.991    102.072     2.6     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .614      9.872      9.881    -2.8     0.1     0.1    -0.5     0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .214     86.213     85.714   -13.3    -0.6    -0.9    -1.7    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.386    361.156    370.606     7.9     2.6     0.2     2.7     2.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .776    679.078    742.443    28.8     9.3     0.7    11.0     9.3 
   Personal care..............................      2.610    204.117    204.896     1.9     0.4     0.0     0.2     0.3 
    Personal care products (1)................       .651    162.696    163.777     2.7     0.7     0.0     0.1     0.7 
    Personal care services (1)................       .647    227.982    227.913     2.3     0.0     0.1     0.9     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.074    341.570    342.641     1.5     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.556    166.645    167.816    -4.6     0.7     0.9    -0.3    -0.1 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    218.794    218.364     3.3    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     23.799    139.962    141.753    -9.0     1.3     1.5    -0.4     0.0 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     13.289    170.200    173.855   -13.5     2.1     2.8    -1.2    -0.7 
    Apparel...................................      3.691    122.545    123.208     0.9     0.5     1.3    -0.2    -0.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................      9.598    203.557    209.177   -17.8     2.8     3.3    -1.6    -0.6 
   Durables...................................     10.510    109.264    109.404    -2.0     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.2 
 Services.....................................     60.444    258.597    258.466     2.0    -0.1     0.1     0.0     0.0 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     32.867    260.197    260.469     1.6     0.1    -0.1    -0.1     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .333    120.737    120.675     1.9    -0.1     0.2     0.0    -0.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.159    194.752    190.686    -1.9    -2.1     0.0    -1.4    -2.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .971    158.052    158.698     6.1     0.4     0.1     0.4     0.6 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.914    150.809     3.4    -0.1    -0.2     0.5    -0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      5.567    247.912    248.696     3.6     0.3     0.4    -0.1     0.3 
  Medical care services.......................      4.765    394.837    395.753     3.3     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.4 
  Other services..............................     11.002    302.024    301.668     3.0    -0.1     0.3     0.2    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     85.371    211.775    212.464    -1.4     0.3     0.5    -0.1     0.0 
 All items less shelter.......................     66.800    200.626    201.271    -1.8     0.3     0.6    -0.2    -0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     93.610    204.766    205.275    -1.0     0.2     0.4    -0.2     0.0 
 Commodities less food........................     24.926    142.728    144.464    -8.5     1.2     1.4    -0.4     0.0 
 Nondurables less food........................     14.416    173.167    176.587   -12.4     2.0     2.6    -1.2    -0.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     10.726    204.159    209.195   -16.2     2.5     3.0    -1.5    -0.6 
 Nondurables..................................     29.046    194.105    195.864    -5.4     0.9     1.2    -0.7    -0.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     27.577    276.407    275.752     2.5    -0.2     0.2    -0.1    -0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.679    247.675    247.490     1.9    -0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
 Energy.......................................      7.624    177.454    179.704   -25.2     1.3     3.3    -3.0    -2.4 
 All items less energy........................     92.376    218.033    218.388     2.1     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.746    218.639    219.143     1.9     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.461    141.662    142.489     0.9     0.6     0.4     0.4     0.5 
    Energy commodities........................      3.465    172.787    181.102   -39.4     4.8     6.9    -4.7    -2.6 
   Services less energy services..............     56.285    265.147    265.399     2.3     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .470     $ .469       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .157     $ .157       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 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.                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      July    Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    Oct.    Apr. 
                                                                                      2008    2008    2009    2009    2008    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  212.174   213.007   212.714   212.671     8.9    -3.1    -8.4     0.9     2.7    -3.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  219.309   219.076   218.792   218.401     7.8     6.0     1.4    -1.6     6.9    -0.2 
   Food....................................  219.193   218.970   218.651   218.254     8.1     6.1     1.1    -1.7     7.1    -0.3 
    Food at home...........................  218.879   217.968   217.202   215.948     9.6     6.6    -0.9    -5.2     8.1    -3.1 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  255.719   254.347   253.863   252.062    15.7     8.1     4.0    -5.6    11.9    -0.9 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  208.536   208.389   206.465   206.480     7.4    10.3    -3.2    -3.9     8.8    -3.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  209.632   204.537   199.687   197.124    12.7    -2.3    -5.7   -21.8     4.9   -14.1 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  274.270   275.374   275.843   275.810    16.6    -1.1   -13.3     2.3     7.4    -5.8 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  163.804   163.173   164.813   163.084    -0.6     9.8     0.8    -1.7     4.5    -0.5 
     Other food at home....................  192.914   192.419   192.431   190.826     8.1     9.9     8.0    -4.3     9.0     1.7 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  197.086   196.990   197.299   196.398     4.7    11.4    12.7    -1.4     8.0     5.4 
      Fats and oils........................  205.904   203.729   204.029   201.213    20.8    14.4    -3.0    -8.8    17.6    -5.9 
      Other foods..........................  207.193   206.838   206.741   205.037     6.8     8.8     8.9    -4.1     7.8     2.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  124.012   122.580   122.402   122.883     7.0     7.5     4.3    -3.6     7.2     0.3 
    Food away from home (1)................  221.319   221.968   222.216   222.905     6.3     5.5     3.8     2.9     5.9     3.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  153.402   154.726   154.414   155.099     6.8     6.6    -0.4     4.5     6.7     2.0 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  219.504   219.141   219.315   218.994     2.9     5.3     4.4    -0.9     4.1     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  217.646   217.621   217.335   217.180     6.0    -0.4    -0.3    -0.9     2.7    -0.6 
   Shelter.................................  248.938   248.881   248.899   249.334     2.6     1.6     1.4     0.6     2.1     1.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.744   248.087   248.490   248.916     3.6     3.6     3.1     1.9     3.6     2.5 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  139.122   136.561   133.328   134.000     6.0    -5.1    -9.5   -13.9     0.3   -11.8 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  255.349   255.687   256.257   256.627     2.1     1.9     2.3     2.0     2.0     2.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  120.402   120.683   120.737   120.675     1.2     3.9     1.6     0.9     2.5     1.3 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  217.515   217.260   214.254   210.702    31.3   -14.1    -9.8   -12.0     6.2   -10.9 
    Household energy.......................  196.727   196.415   192.927   188.753    36.8   -18.2   -12.4   -15.3     5.8   -13.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  256.210   251.478   232.191   227.355    56.4   -48.7   -60.6   -38.0   -10.4   -50.6 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  202.120   202.043   199.289   194.967    35.0   -14.5    -6.6   -13.4     7.5   -10.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  157.027   157.141   157.817   158.802     6.7     9.7     3.6     4.6     8.2     4.1 
   Household furnishings and operations....  128.759   129.008   129.436   129.434     2.4     3.1    -0.2     2.1     2.7     0.9 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.438   150.156   150.914   150.809     7.1     4.8     1.0     1.0     5.9     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.523   120.039   119.744   119.537     3.6    -2.4    -0.9     3.5     0.6     1.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  113.210   116.328   116.007   114.062    -1.3    -2.1     2.3     3.0    -1.7     2.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.470   107.374   106.592   106.771     6.9    -3.0    -2.3     1.1     1.8    -0.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  114.014   112.796   113.510   115.025    -4.6     2.0     1.7     3.6    -1.4     2.7 
   Footwear................................  124.325   125.209   125.517   126.039     5.0    -5.2     0.8     5.6    -0.2     3.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  169.489   172.759   170.903   170.259    25.3   -21.3   -43.0     1.8    -0.7   -23.8 
   Private transportation..................  164.414   168.067   166.252   165.676    25.0   -21.9   -44.4     3.1    -1.2   -24.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   91.534    91.997    92.016    92.400    -1.2    -6.5    -2.7     3.8    -3.9     0.5 
     New vehicles..........................  132.132   133.199   134.020   134.580     0.8    -6.9    -1.9     7.6    -3.1     2.8 
     Used cars and trucks..................  125.893   123.757   121.704   121.616    -7.7   -14.1   -10.7   -12.9   -11.0   -11.8 
    Motor fuel.............................  169.176   182.030   173.947   169.373    80.2   -46.8   -86.3     0.5    -2.1   -62.9 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  166.839   180.685   173.498   168.696    79.9   -46.4   -86.7     4.5    -1.8   -62.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  133.414   134.108   134.484   134.640    10.1     9.0     4.6     3.7     9.5     4.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  241.076   241.689   242.118   242.649     7.6     6.0     4.9     2.6     6.8     3.7 
   Public transportation...................  239.071   234.648   232.294   230.470    30.1   -12.8   -19.9   -13.6     6.5   -16.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  369.914   371.175   371.902   373.257     2.0     2.6     3.9     3.7     2.3     3.8 
   Medical care commodities................  299.887   301.710   302.464   303.357    -1.9     1.7     5.1     4.7    -0.1     4.9 
   Medical care services...................  391.533   392.512   393.210   394.734     3.3     2.9     3.5     3.3     3.1     3.4 
    Professional services..................  316.115   316.299   316.416   316.667     4.5     2.5     3.3     0.7     3.5     2.0 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  550.035   554.315   557.588   562.843     4.9     5.9     5.8     9.6     5.4     7.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  114.022   114.492   114.511   114.030     2.3     3.2    -0.5     0.0     2.7    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.677   101.630   101.640   101.741    -2.2    -0.5    -2.1     0.3    -1.4    -0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.900   126.187   126.461   126.783     5.6     2.1     3.3     2.8     3.8     3.1 
   Education (2)...........................  186.426   187.249   188.119   188.943     5.5     5.9     4.8     5.5     5.7     5.2 
    Educational books and supplies.........  466.752   468.101   470.674   472.682     5.7    11.8     4.9     5.2     8.7     5.0 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  536.592   539.023   541.493   543.870     5.5     5.5     4.8     5.5     5.5     5.2 
   Communication (2).......................   84.926    84.944    84.924    84.988     5.7    -1.4     1.9     0.3     2.1     1.1 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   82.030    82.052    82.022    82.090     5.3    -1.5     1.9     0.3     1.8     1.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.880   101.895   101.991   102.072     7.6     0.3     1.9     0.8     3.9     1.3 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.919     9.926     9.872     9.881    -3.2    -8.2     1.8    -1.5    -5.7     0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   88.522    87.696    86.213    85.714   -15.7   -18.7    -6.2   -12.1   -17.2    -9.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  350.529   351.139   360.782   370.031     4.9     2.6     1.5    24.2     3.8    12.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  607.403   611.549   679.078   742.443    14.9     2.0     5.2   123.2     8.3    53.2 
   Personal care...........................  203.284   203.328   203.836   204.462     2.2     2.8     0.4     2.3     2.5     1.4 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.588   162.508   162.696   163.777    -1.0     2.1     7.1     3.0     0.5     5.0 
    Personal care services (1).............  225.734   225.895   227.982   227.913     1.7     3.3     0.3     3.9     2.5     2.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  341.123   341.519   341.437   342.001     4.1     3.1    -2.2     1.0     3.6    -0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  165.772   167.199   166.703   166.603    13.2    -8.5   -20.8     2.0     1.8   -10.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  219.309   219.076   218.792   218.401     7.8     6.0     1.4    -1.6     6.9    -0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  138.547   140.611   140.043   140.066    16.4   -15.9   -31.9     4.5    -1.1   -15.7 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  168.119   172.896   170.758   169.626    34.9   -28.6   -43.8     3.6    -1.9   -23.7 
    Apparel................................  118.523   120.039   119.744   119.537     3.6    -2.4    -0.9     3.5     0.6     1.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  202.707   209.390   206.003   204.807    42.5   -33.9   -53.6     4.2    -2.9   -30.5 
   Durables................................  108.857   108.993   109.006   109.203    -0.7    -5.0    -3.6     1.3    -2.8    -1.2 
 Services..................................  258.406   258.654   258.590   258.599     5.9     0.9     1.0     0.3     3.4     0.7 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  259.773   259.487   259.349   259.854     2.6     1.8     1.8     0.1     2.2     1.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   120.402   120.683   120.737   120.675     1.2     3.9     1.6     0.9     2.5     1.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  202.120   202.043   199.289   194.967    35.0   -14.5    -6.6   -13.4     7.5   -10.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  157.027   157.141   157.817   158.802     6.7     9.7     3.6     4.6     8.2     4.1 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.438   150.156   150.914   150.809     7.1     4.8     1.0     1.0     5.9     1.0 
  Transportation services..................  247.648   248.567   248.393   249.193     9.8     2.0     0.1     2.5     5.9     1.3 
  Medical care services....................  391.533   392.512   393.210   394.734     3.3     2.9     3.5     3.3     3.1     3.4 
  Other services...........................  300.534   301.506   302.251   302.016     4.8     2.9     2.2     2.0     3.8     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  211.055   212.061   211.773   211.787     9.0    -4.5    -9.9     1.4     2.0    -4.4 
 All items less shelter....................  200.133   201.331   200.911   200.676    12.0    -5.3   -12.8     1.1     3.0    -6.1 
 All items less medical care...............  204.338   205.148   204.820   204.724     9.4    -3.5    -9.2     0.8     2.8    -4.3 
 Commodities less food.....................  141.335   143.336   142.788   142.801    15.8   -15.2   -30.7     4.2    -0.9   -15.0 
 Nondurables less food.....................  171.218   175.672   173.638   172.529    32.7   -26.9   -41.3     3.1    -1.5   -22.2 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  203.422   209.425   206.340   205.196    39.0   -31.4   -50.0     3.5    -2.4   -28.0 
 Nondurables...............................  193.462   195.833   194.522   193.911    19.6   -13.5   -23.4     0.9     1.7   -12.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  277.056   277.608   277.380   276.815     9.4     0.2     1.0    -0.3     4.7     0.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  247.839   247.947   247.779   247.685     5.8     1.0     1.1    -0.2     3.3     0.4 
 Energy....................................  181.938   187.901   182.254   177.924    60.3   -36.0   -65.4    -8.5     1.3   -43.8 
 All items less energy.....................  216.970   217.276   217.539   217.941     3.9     1.9     1.0     1.8     2.9     1.4 
  All items less food and energy...........  217.265   217.670   218.042   218.594     3.1     1.1     0.9     2.5     2.1     1.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  139.745   140.300   140.893   141.583     1.1    -1.7    -0.9     5.4    -0.3     2.2 
    Energy commodities.....................  174.862   186.872   178.146   173.528    78.6   -46.9   -85.3    -3.0    -2.6   -62.2 
   Services less energy services...........  264.221   264.500   264.698   265.129     3.9     2.2     1.6     1.4     3.1     1.5 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   6 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. 2009 from--   Mar. 2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    Apr.  Feb.  Mar.  Mar.  Jan.  Feb.
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      211.143   212.193   212.709   213.240  -0.7   0.5   0.2  -0.4   0.7   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      225.436   226.754   227.309   227.840  -0.1   0.5   0.2   0.2   0.8   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      227.852   229.262   229.749   230.400   0.2   0.5   0.3   0.3   0.8   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.308   133.967   134.411   134.547  -0.9   0.4   0.1  -0.1   0.8   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      200.815   201.453   202.021   202.327  -1.5   0.4   0.2  -0.8   0.6   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      202.001   202.639   203.240   203.463  -1.5   0.4   0.1  -0.9   0.6   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      128.636   129.057   129.334   129.604  -1.4   0.4   0.2  -0.6   0.5   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      195.843   196.421   197.267   197.644  -1.6   0.6   0.2  -1.1   0.7   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      204.288   205.343   206.001   206.657  -0.7   0.6   0.3  -0.3   0.8   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      207.035   207.929   208.529   208.934  -0.5   0.5   0.2  -0.3   0.7   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      129.615   130.380   130.873   131.370  -0.9   0.8   0.4  -0.4   1.0   0.4 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      205.766   206.671   206.927   207.898  -0.4   0.6   0.5   0.0   0.6   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      215.923   217.095   217.357   217.910  -0.7   0.4   0.3  -0.5   0.7   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      219.806   220.955   221.124   221.790  -0.4   0.4   0.3  -0.4   0.6   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      130.682   131.636   131.775   131.912  -1.3   0.2   0.1  -0.8   0.8   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      193.412   194.354   194.750   195.207  -0.5   0.4   0.2  -0.3   0.7   0.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      130.135   130.855   131.230   131.557  -1.1   0.5   0.2  -0.5   0.8   0.3 
   D.........................................    M      203.409   203.999   204.672   205.421  -0.9   0.7   0.4  -0.5   0.6   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      207.616   207.367   207.462   207.886  -2.2   0.3   0.2  -1.9  -0.1   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      220.719   221.439   221.376   221.693  -1.3   0.1   0.1  -1.0   0.3   0.0 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      233.402   234.663   235.067   235.582   0.8   0.4   0.2   0.8   0.7   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      230.806         -   232.155         -     -     -     -  -0.4   0.6     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      198.232         -   199.457         -     -     -     -  -1.5   0.6     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      198.623         -   200.039         -     -     -     -   0.7   0.7     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      137.598         -   138.620         -     -     -     -   0.4   0.7     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   199.190         -   199.210  -3.5   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   201.913         -   202.373  -1.4   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   187.972         -   189.701   0.5   0.9     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   220.589         -   220.740  -0.3   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   220.262         -   221.686  -0.9   0.6     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   222.166         -   223.854   0.8   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   224.737         -   225.918   1.2   0.5     -     -     -     - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Apr. 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       Mar.       Apr.                      Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                                                              2009       2009      Apr.    Mar.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    207.218    207.925    -1.3     0.3     0.4    -0.1     0.0 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    617.239    619.344       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    218.119    217.653     3.4    -0.2    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2 
   Food.......................................     15.865    217.855    217.376     3.4    -0.2    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2 
    Food at home..............................      9.201    215.922    214.654     2.4    -0.6    -0.5    -0.3    -0.5 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.249    254.395    253.556     5.4    -0.3    -0.6    -0.1    -0.7 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.315    206.094    205.527     2.6    -0.3     0.0    -0.9     0.0 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .992    198.048    195.714    -5.5    -1.2    -2.6    -2.5    -1.2 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.266    271.727    271.771     0.6     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.167    165.437    162.464     2.3    -1.8    -0.3     1.2    -1.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.212    191.594    190.650     5.2    -0.5    -0.3     0.0    -0.9 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .304    196.015    195.858     6.6    -0.1     0.0     0.4    -0.6 
      Fats and oils...........................       .274    205.693    201.474     5.2    -2.1    -0.9    -0.1    -1.2 
      Other foods.............................      1.634    206.468    205.820     5.0    -0.3    -0.3     0.0    -0.9 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    122.837    123.112     3.7     0.2    -1.2    -0.1     0.2 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.664    222.336    222.957     4.8     0.3     0.3     0.1     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .233    154.054    154.414     4.8     0.2     0.7    -0.3     0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077    220.500    220.243     3.1    -0.1    -0.2     0.1    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.313    213.213    212.885     1.3    -0.2     0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     31.224    242.605    242.857     1.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.279    247.285    247.517     2.9     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      1.209    138.008    138.008    -5.4     0.0    -1.6    -2.3     0.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     21.430    232.235    232.503     2.0     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    121.099    121.084     2.0     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      6.030    209.400    205.840    -2.4    -1.7     0.0    -1.4    -1.8 
    Household energy..........................      4.996    186.809    182.795    -4.1    -2.1     0.0    -1.8    -2.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .283    236.237    232.068   -31.5    -1.8    -2.3    -7.0    -2.5 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.713    192.922    188.735    -1.9    -2.2     0.1    -1.5    -2.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.035    158.460    159.073     6.2     0.4     0.1     0.4     0.6 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.059    125.337    125.458     1.9     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .360    153.239    152.980     3.1    -0.2    -0.1     0.7    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.979    122.162    122.709     0.7     0.4     1.0    -0.3    -0.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................      1.024    118.735    117.834     0.6    -0.8     2.8    -0.5    -1.8 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    110.380    110.990     0.0     0.6     0.4    -0.8    -0.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .249    117.944    119.873     0.6     1.6    -0.8     0.4     1.7 
   Footwear...................................       .840    126.858    128.312     1.7     1.1     0.6     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.067    165.978    168.539   -15.5     1.5     2.0    -1.3    -0.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.284    162.659    165.299   -15.9     1.6     2.1    -1.3    -0.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.627     89.418     89.620    -3.8     0.2     0.0    -0.3     0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      4.057    135.744    135.911    -0.4     0.1     0.7     0.7     0.3 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.863    121.669    121.850   -11.5     0.1    -1.7    -1.7     0.0 
    Motor fuel................................      4.029    169.060    177.982   -39.8     5.3     7.5    -4.4    -2.6 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      3.770    168.574    177.510   -39.5     5.3     8.2    -3.9    -2.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .482    134.485    134.614     6.8     0.1     0.5     0.2     0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.242    244.650    245.180     5.2     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.2 
   Public transportation......................       .784    229.034    228.525    -5.6    -0.2    -2.0    -0.7    -0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    373.541    374.599     3.1     0.3     0.4     0.2     0.4 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.320    294.728    295.699     2.4     0.3     0.6     0.3     0.3 
   Medical care services......................      4.035    396.489    397.553     3.3     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.4 
    Professional services.....................      2.234    320.231    320.407     2.8     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.338    557.167    561.516     6.7     0.8     0.7     0.6     1.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.454    111.436    111.182     1.3    -0.2     0.4     0.0    -0.3 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.982    102.153    102.516    -0.9     0.4     0.1    -0.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.221    122.087    122.152     3.1     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.527    184.824    184.892     5.3     0.0     0.4     0.5     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .219    474.880    474.950     6.8     0.0     0.5     0.4     0.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.308    520.146    520.348     5.2     0.0     0.4     0.5     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.694     87.615     87.671     1.7     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.568     85.595     85.655     1.6     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.965    101.977    102.048     2.5     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .604     10.378     10.385    -2.7     0.1     0.2    -0.6     0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .202     86.004     85.406   -13.6    -0.7    -0.6    -1.8    -0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.668    380.208    394.902    11.3     3.9     0.2     3.9     3.8 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.267    682.115    747.906    29.3     9.6     0.7    10.9     9.6 
   Personal care..............................      2.401    202.099    203.010     2.1     0.5     0.0     0.2     0.4 
    Personal care products (1)................       .662    162.516    163.911     2.7     0.9    -0.1     0.0     0.9 
    Personal care services (1)................       .580    228.201    228.119     2.3     0.0     0.1     0.9     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........       .947    344.021    345.016     1.8     0.3     0.0     0.0     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     42.689    167.514    169.005    -5.5     0.9     0.8    -0.3     0.0 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    218.119    217.653     3.4    -0.2    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.747    141.615    143.871   -10.4     1.6     1.5    -0.4     0.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     14.587    174.838    179.415   -14.8     2.6     3.1    -1.2    -0.6 
    Apparel...................................      3.979    122.162    122.709     0.7     0.4     1.0    -0.3    -0.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     10.609    211.287    218.502   -19.2     3.4     3.7    -1.4    -0.3 
   Durables...................................     11.160    108.413    108.596    -3.2     0.2    -0.1    -0.2     0.2 
 Services.....................................     57.311    253.591    253.403     2.2    -0.1     0.1     0.0     0.0 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     30.918    233.903    234.148     1.9     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    121.099    121.084     2.0     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.713    192.922    188.735    -1.9    -2.2     0.1    -1.5    -2.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.035    158.460    159.073     6.2     0.4     0.1     0.4     0.6 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .360    153.239    152.980     3.1    -0.2    -0.1     0.7    -0.2 
  Transportation services.....................      5.512    247.862    248.809     4.1     0.4     0.4     0.0     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      4.035    396.489    397.553     3.3     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.4 
  Other services..............................     10.432    290.043    289.738     2.8    -0.1     0.3     0.3    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.135    205.167    206.081    -2.1     0.4     0.6    -0.1     0.0 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.776    196.551    197.432    -2.7     0.4     0.6    -0.3    -0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    200.421    201.112    -1.6     0.3     0.4    -0.2     0.0 
 Commodities less food........................     26.824    144.172    146.371    -9.9     1.5     1.4    -0.4     0.1 
 Nondurables less food........................     15.664    177.487    181.815   -13.8     2.4     2.9    -1.1    -0.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     11.686    211.094    217.649   -17.7     3.1     3.4    -1.3    -0.3 
 Nondurables..................................     31.530    196.174    198.408    -6.3     1.1     1.4    -0.7    -0.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.392    244.413    243.718     2.4    -0.3     0.2    -0.1    -0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     53.275    243.223    242.980     2.1    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
 Energy.......................................      9.024    175.947    178.485   -26.1     1.4     3.6    -3.1    -2.4 
 All items less energy........................     90.976    211.989    212.472     2.2     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     75.111    211.178    211.857     2.0     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.513    142.077    143.237     0.8     0.8     0.2     0.5     0.7 
    Energy commodities........................      4.311    172.563    181.021   -39.4     4.9     7.0    -4.5    -2.6 
   Services less energy services..............     52.598    260.158    260.439     2.5     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .483     $ .481       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .162     $ .161       -       -       -       -       - 

   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.                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      July    Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    Oct.    Apr. 
                                                                                      2008    2008    2009    2009    2008    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  206.778   207.692   207.401   207.352     9.9    -4.1   -10.5     1.1     2.7    -4.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.714   218.371   218.079   217.672     8.1     6.3     1.2    -1.9     7.2    -0.3 
   Food....................................  218.536   218.207   217.881   217.462     8.4     6.4     1.0    -2.0     7.4    -0.5 
    Food at home...........................  217.690   216.694   215.965   214.802     9.8     6.9    -1.3    -5.2     8.3    -3.3 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  256.432   254.813   254.555   252.843    15.8     8.4     3.8    -5.5    12.1    -0.9 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  208.092   208.151   206.190   206.191     7.6    10.7    -3.4    -3.6     9.1    -3.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  208.530   203.023   198.048   195.714    13.0    -3.3    -6.0   -22.4     4.6   -14.6 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  272.072   272.522   272.783   273.381    18.2    -1.0   -14.2     1.9     8.2    -6.5 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  163.227   162.689   164.563   162.761    -0.6    11.0     0.4    -1.1     5.0    -0.4 
     Other food at home....................  192.226   191.629   191.720   190.049     8.4     9.8     7.7    -4.5     9.1     1.4 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  195.556   195.485   196.202   195.060     4.7    11.3    11.9    -1.0     8.0     5.3 
      Fats and oils........................  206.547   204.738   204.559   202.186    20.1    14.8    -3.3    -8.2    17.4    -5.8 
      Other foods..........................  207.338   206.781   206.801   204.983     7.3     8.7     8.9    -4.5     8.0     2.0 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  124.477   122.994   122.837   123.112     7.8     6.8     4.8    -4.3     7.3     0.1 
    Food away from home (1)................  221.497   222.101   222.336   222.957     6.5     5.7     4.2     2.7     6.1     3.4 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  153.397   154.520   154.054   154.414     8.1     7.3     1.3     2.7     7.7     2.0 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  219.832   219.285   219.507   219.265     3.5     5.1     4.9    -1.0     4.3     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  213.570   213.680   213.463   213.190     6.4    -0.3     0.1    -0.7     3.0    -0.3 
   Shelter.................................  241.879   242.000   242.257   242.595     2.5     2.0     2.1     1.2     2.2     1.6 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  246.440   246.739   247.150   247.522     3.5     3.4     3.0     1.8     3.4     2.4 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  139.451   137.170   133.991   134.472     4.6    -3.8    -8.0   -13.5     0.3   -10.8 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  231.392   231.675   232.200   232.489     1.9     1.9     2.4     1.9     1.9     2.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  120.715   120.960   121.099   121.084     1.1     4.3     1.5     1.2     2.7     1.4 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  216.117   216.077   213.084   209.329    31.1   -12.8    -9.2   -12.0     6.9   -10.6 
    Household energy.......................  194.348   194.282   190.862   186.541    36.4   -16.6   -11.6   -15.1     6.6   -13.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  261.002   255.111   237.288   231.388    51.7   -45.6   -56.9   -38.2    -9.2   -48.4 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  200.013   200.210   197.294   192.851    35.2   -13.9    -7.3   -13.6     7.9   -10.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  157.447   157.531   158.223   159.211     6.4    10.4     3.6     4.6     8.4     4.1 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.546   124.754   125.029   125.303     2.7     3.2    -0.6     2.5     2.9     0.9 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.273   152.168   153.239   152.980     8.0     3.5    -0.9     1.9     5.8     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.677   119.854   119.478   119.065     2.8    -1.6     0.3     1.3     0.6     0.8 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  114.105   117.255   116.702   114.576    -1.5    -1.2     3.4     1.7    -1.3     2.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.642   107.054   106.208   106.000     5.4    -1.0    -1.7    -2.4     2.1    -2.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  116.306   115.319   115.748   117.751    -4.9     0.8     1.6     5.1    -2.1     3.3 
   Footwear................................  124.556   125.352   125.880   126.391     4.3    -4.4     1.2     6.0    -0.1     3.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  166.362   169.627   167.435   166.620    26.5   -23.4   -46.8     0.6    -1.6   -26.8 
   Private transportation..................  162.806   166.302   164.112   163.332    26.3   -23.8   -47.7     1.3    -1.9   -27.2 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   89.682    89.662    89.419    89.667    -2.7    -8.3    -3.9    -0.1    -5.6    -2.0 
     New vehicles..........................  133.378   134.277   135.162   135.612     0.5    -7.2    -1.2     6.9    -3.4     2.7 
     Used cars and trucks..................  126.534   124.356   122.304   122.256    -7.8   -14.2   -10.8   -12.9   -11.1   -11.8 
    Motor fuel.............................  169.900   182.697   174.688   170.137    79.4   -46.6   -86.4     0.6    -2.2   -63.0 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  167.678   181.433   174.331   169.566    79.4   -46.5   -86.6     4.6    -2.1   -62.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  133.645   134.264   134.485   134.614     9.7     9.9     4.8     2.9     9.8     3.9 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  243.594   244.219   244.650   245.180     7.7     5.8     4.9     2.6     6.7     3.8 
   Public transportation...................  236.685   231.991   230.256   228.536    31.6   -14.1   -19.1   -13.1     6.4   -16.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  370.068   371.397   372.188   373.540     2.0     2.8     3.8     3.8     2.4     3.8 
   Medical care commodities................  291.485   293.339   294.284   295.047    -1.9     1.9     4.8     5.0     0.0     4.9 
   Medical care services...................  393.024   394.081   394.779   396.348     3.3     3.2     3.5     3.4     3.2     3.4 
    Professional services..................  318.623   318.961   319.150   319.449     4.2     2.6     3.3     1.0     3.4     2.1 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  546.425   550.509   553.960   559.368     5.2     5.9     5.8     9.8     5.5     7.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.813   111.309   111.324   110.976     2.3     2.7    -0.5     0.6     2.5     0.1 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.794   101.852   101.751   102.023    -2.0    -0.4    -2.0     0.9    -1.2    -0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  121.817   122.064   122.270   122.505     5.7     1.8     2.8     2.3     3.7     2.5 
   Education (2)...........................  183.869   184.662   185.499   186.203     5.5     6.3     4.3     5.2     5.9     4.7 
    Educational books and supplies.........  469.011   471.367   473.276   475.206     5.9    12.0     4.2     5.4     8.9     4.8 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  517.817   520.014   522.397   524.365     5.5     5.8     4.3     5.2     5.6     4.7 
   Communication (2).......................   87.598    87.639    87.616    87.673     5.9    -1.2     1.7     0.3     2.3     1.0 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.581    85.624    85.595    85.655     5.6    -1.3     1.7     0.3     2.1     1.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.876   101.890   101.977   102.048     7.5     0.2     1.7     0.7     3.8     1.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.418    10.442    10.378    10.385    -2.6    -8.2     1.7    -1.3    -5.5     0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   88.178    87.622    86.004    85.406   -15.7   -19.5    -6.6   -12.0   -17.6    -9.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  364.631   365.470   379.874   394.363     6.6     2.6     2.5    36.8     4.6    18.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  610.503   615.012   682.115   747.906    15.2     2.3     5.4   125.2     8.6    54.1 
   Personal care...........................  201.461   201.381   201.817   202.554     2.3     2.8     1.0     2.2     2.6     1.6 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.683   162.543   162.516   163.911    -0.9     1.7     7.1     3.1     0.4     5.1 
    Personal care services (1).............  225.951   226.088   228.201   228.119     1.6     3.3     0.3     3.9     2.4     2.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  343.462   343.601   343.711   344.376     4.6     3.1    -1.4     1.1     3.8    -0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  166.831   168.242   167.715   167.690    14.6    -9.9   -23.7     2.1     1.7   -11.8 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.714   218.371   218.079   217.672     8.1     6.3     1.2    -1.9     7.2    -0.3 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  140.426   142.519   141.910   142.044    18.4   -17.8   -35.8     4.7    -1.3   -18.0 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  172.433   177.755   175.626   174.600    40.1   -31.5   -47.8     5.1    -2.0   -25.9 
    Apparel................................  118.677   119.854   119.478   119.065     2.8    -1.6     0.3     1.3     0.6     0.8 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  209.548   217.299   214.185   213.527    47.5   -36.8   -57.7     7.8    -3.4   -32.4 
   Durables................................  108.637   108.475   108.251   108.461    -1.2    -6.2    -4.7    -0.6    -3.7    -2.7 
 Services..................................  253.417   253.785   253.811   253.695     6.1     0.9     1.3     0.4     3.5     0.9 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.312   233.328   233.478   233.802     2.4     2.2     2.2     0.8     2.3     1.5 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   120.715   120.960   121.099   121.084     1.1     4.3     1.5     1.2     2.7     1.4 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  200.013   200.210   197.294   192.851    35.2   -13.9    -7.3   -13.6     7.9   -10.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  157.447   157.531   158.223   159.211     6.4    10.4     3.6     4.6     8.4     4.1 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.273   152.168   153.239   152.980     8.0     3.5    -0.9     1.9     5.8     0.5 
  Transportation services..................  247.099   248.087   248.145   249.142     8.6     2.6     1.9     3.3     5.6     2.6 
  Medical care services....................  393.024   394.081   394.779   396.348     3.3     3.2     3.5     3.4     3.2     3.4 
  Other services...........................  288.590   289.415   290.152   289.907     4.8     2.6     2.0     1.8     3.7     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  204.532   205.662   205.378   205.393    10.2    -5.8   -12.5     1.7     1.8    -5.7 
 All items less shelter....................  196.211   197.425   196.931   196.739    13.2    -6.6   -15.6     1.1     2.9    -7.6 
 All items less medical care...............  200.078   200.971   200.650   200.558    10.3    -4.4   -11.2     1.0     2.7    -5.3 
 Commodities less food.....................  142.991   145.025   144.434   144.560    17.9   -17.1   -34.6     4.5    -1.1   -17.3 
 Nondurables less food.....................  175.208   180.246   178.203   177.208    37.7   -29.9   -45.4     4.6    -1.7   -24.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  209.514   216.564   213.688   213.033    44.1   -34.6   -54.5     6.9    -2.9   -30.3 
 Nondurables...............................  195.377   198.015   196.725   196.298    22.0   -15.6   -26.6     1.9     1.5   -13.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  245.075   245.607   245.340   244.695    10.0    -0.2     0.9    -0.6     4.8     0.1 
 Services less medical care services.......  243.374   243.578   243.498   243.313     6.0     1.1     1.4    -0.1     3.5     0.7 
 Energy....................................  180.037   186.446   180.751   176.359    61.2   -36.3   -67.3    -7.9     1.3   -45.2 
 All items less energy.....................  210.987   211.226   211.602   212.088     3.8     1.9     1.2     2.1     2.9     1.6 
  All items less food and energy...........  209.834   210.188   210.707   211.378     2.9     1.0     1.2     3.0     1.9     2.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  140.375   140.675   141.363   142.367     1.0    -2.3    -1.0     5.8    -0.7     2.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  174.341   186.476   178.042   173.415    78.1   -46.6   -85.5    -2.1    -2.5   -62.4 
   Services less energy services...........  259.134   259.521   259.892   260.282     3.7     2.5     2.2     1.8     3.1     2.0 

   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.2009 from--   Mar.2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    Apr.  Feb.  Mar.  Mar.  Jan.  Feb.
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      205.700   206.708   207.218   207.925  -1.3   0.6   0.3  -0.9   0.7   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      221.704   222.945   223.626   224.252  -0.2   0.6   0.3   0.2   0.9   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      222.707   224.084   224.597   225.214   0.0   0.5   0.3   0.4   0.8   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.345   133.908   134.558   134.951  -0.9   0.8   0.3  -0.2   0.9   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      195.245   195.813   196.453   196.933  -1.9   0.6   0.2  -1.3   0.6   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      195.621   196.147   196.855   197.192  -1.9   0.5   0.2  -1.3   0.6   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      127.768   128.167   128.468   128.968  -1.8   0.6   0.4  -1.1   0.5   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      192.907   193.527   194.393   194.651  -2.3   0.6   0.1  -1.8   0.8   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      200.067   201.150   201.737   202.619  -1.5   0.7   0.4  -1.1   0.8   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      203.519   204.501   205.066   205.733  -1.3   0.6   0.3  -1.1   0.8   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      127.529   128.276   128.686   129.309  -1.6   0.8   0.5  -1.2   0.9   0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      204.316   205.337   205.744   206.921  -1.3   0.8   0.6  -0.9   0.7   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      209.367   210.492   210.661   211.386  -1.4   0.4   0.3  -1.2   0.6   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.857   212.890   212.965   213.646  -1.1   0.4   0.3  -0.9   0.5   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      129.639   130.649   130.674   131.103  -1.8   0.3   0.3  -1.5   0.8   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      191.023   191.927   192.327   192.861  -1.0   0.5   0.3  -0.7   0.7   0.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      128.783   129.488   129.833   130.361  -1.6   0.7   0.4  -1.1   0.8   0.3 
   D.........................................    M      200.057   200.681   201.485   202.351  -1.7   0.8   0.4  -1.4   0.7   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      200.222   199.944   200.218   200.607  -2.6   0.3   0.2  -2.2   0.0   0.1 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      212.454   213.234   213.013   213.405  -2.1   0.1   0.2  -1.6   0.3  -0.1 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      227.503   228.653   229.064   229.639   0.6   0.4   0.3   0.9   0.7   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      230.095         -   231.884         -     -     -     -  -0.3   0.8     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      188.798         -   190.107         -     -     -     -  -1.5   0.7     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      199.416         -   200.770         -     -     -     -  -0.6   0.7     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      136.359         -   137.539         -     -     -     -   0.0   0.9     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   197.528         -   197.676  -3.9   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   196.191         -   197.239  -1.9   0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   185.015         -   186.970  -0.8   1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   217.635         -   217.900  -0.7   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   219.356         -   220.732  -1.1   0.6     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   216.797         -   218.587   0.3   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   218.752         -   220.208   0.8   0.7     -     -     -     - 

   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. 2009 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2005-2006                                         
                                                              Mar.      Apr.      Apr.      Mar.  
                                                              2009      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                                                                                                 
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   122.182   122.506      -1.1       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.726   128.292   128.063       3.2      -0.2 
   Food.......................................     13.648   128.378   128.147       3.2      -0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.557   124.782   124.068       2.2      -0.6 
    Food away from home.......................      6.091   132.990   133.403       4.6       0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077   127.568   127.359       2.8      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.421   128.865   128.666       0.9      -0.2 
   Shelter....................................     32.409   131.493   131.630       1.5       0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.004   155.178   152.236      -3.5      -1.9 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      5.008    96.311    96.247       1.2      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.988    90.588    91.148       0.5       0.6 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.393   113.432   115.183     -12.9       1.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.285   113.571   115.477     -13.4       1.7 
   Public transportation......................      1.108   112.767   112.313      -6.1      -0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.085   144.929   145.294       2.8       0.3 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.615   127.992   128.434       2.2       0.3 
   Medical care services......................      4.470   151.174   151.505       3.0       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      5.935   105.740   105.284       0.0      -0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.196   109.639   109.709       2.9       0.1 
   Education..................................      2.771   173.200   173.305       5.4       0.1 
   Communication..............................      3.425    74.141    74.190       0.9       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.257   130.478   133.394       4.6       2.2 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     58.427   133.731   133.605       1.7      -0.1 
 Commodities..................................     41.573   108.187   109.023      -4.8       0.8 
  Durables....................................     11.817    80.852    80.935      -2.7       0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     29.756   122.155   123.424      -5.5       1.0 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.561   118.459   118.688       1.4       0.2 
 Energy.......................................      8.790   149.828   152.229     -25.5       1.6 

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

Last Modified Date: May 15, 2009
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