Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release


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 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Wednesday, May 19, 2010  USDL-10-0685
 
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 (NOTE: This release was reissued on Friday, July 16, 2010, to correct
 errors in the January-April 2010 data. Corrections have been made to
 Table 7.  There were no changes made to the text of the release.)
 
 
                   Consumer Price Index - April 2010
 
 On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All
 Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 0.1 percent in April, the U.S.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
 the index increased 2.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The index for energy decreased 1.4 percent in April and accounted for
 the seasonally adjusted decline in the all items index. The indexes
 for gasoline and natural gas both decreased significantly,
 outweighing increases in the indexes for fuel oil and electricity.
 
 The food index increased 0.2 percent in April, while the index for
 all items less food and energy was unchanged. The index for meats,
 poultry, fish, and eggs rose sharply in April and accounted for the
 food increase; other grocery store food groups were mixed and the
 index for food away from home rose slightly. Within all items less
 food and energy, the indexes for recreation, airline fares, and
 medical care all rose in April. Offsetting these increases were
 declines in the indexes for apparel and for household furnishings and
 operations. The continuing stability of the index for all items less
 food and energy has resulted in an increase over the last 12 months
 of 0.9 percent, the smallest 12-month increase since January 1966.


Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.   ended 
                              2009  2009  2009  2010  2010  2010  2010   Apr.  
                                                                         2010  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .2    .2    .2    .2    .0    .1   -.1      2.2
  Food......................    .0    .1    .1    .2    .1    .2    .2       .5
   Food at home.............    .0    .0    .2    .4    .1    .5    .2       .0
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .2    .1    .1    .1    .0    .1      1.1
  Energy....................    .6   2.2    .8   2.8   -.5    .0  -1.4     18.5
   Energy commodities.......    .4   3.0   1.6   4.9  -1.3  -1.0  -2.1     37.0
    Gasoline (all types)....    .3   2.7   2.3   4.4  -1.4   -.8  -2.4     38.3
    Fuel oil (1)............   2.2   7.4    .0   6.1  -2.4    .7   2.3     28.0
   Energy services..........    .8   1.1   -.3    .0    .5   1.4   -.5      -.2
    Electricity.............    .8   1.2   -.2  -1.1   -.5   2.1    .7       .6
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............    .7    .9   -.7   3.5   3.9   -.7  -4.4     -2.9
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .0    .1   -.1    .1    .0    .0       .9
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .4    .2    .1    .1   -.1   -.1   -.3      1.2
    New vehicles............   1.4    .5   -.2   -.5    .1    .1    .0      2.5
    Used cars and trucks....   3.1   1.9   2.2   1.5    .7    .5    .2     16.6
    Apparel.................   -.3   -.3    .4   -.1   -.7   -.4   -.7      -.9
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .2    .1   -.1    .7    .8    .4    .2      3.5
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .0    .1   -.2    .1    .1    .2       .8
    Shelter.................    .0   -.2    .0   -.5    .0   -.1    .0      -.7
    Transportation services     .5    .5    .3   -.3    .4    .4    .4      3.9
    Medical care services...    .2    .3    .2    .5    .4    .3    .3      3.7

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


 Consumer Price Index Data for April 2010

 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.2 percent in April, the same increase as in
 March. The April increase was due to an increase in the index for
 meats, poultry, fish, and eggs, which rose 1.4 percent in April and
 has now increased four months in a row. Other grocery store food
 group indexes were mixed. The index for nonalcoholic beverages
 increased 0.4 percent in April, while the index for other food at
 home was unchanged. The fruits and vegetables index, which rose 3.4
 percent in March, declined 0.2 percent in April. The index for dairy
 and related products fell 0.8 percent and the cereals and bakery
 products index declined 0.3 percent. The index for food away from
 home, which was unchanged in March, rose 0.1 percent in April. For
 the past 12 months the food index has risen 0.5 percent, with the
 index for food at home unchanged and the index for food away from
 home up 1.1 percent.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index declined 1.4 percent in April after being unchanged
 in March. The gasoline index, which fell 0.8 percent in March,
 declined 2.4 percent. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices
 rose 2.9 percent in April.) Over the past 12 months, the gasoline
 index has increased 38.3 percent. The index for household energy
 declined in April, falling 0.4 percent after rising 1.3 percent in
 March. A 4.4 percent decline in the index for natural gas more than
 offset a 2.3 percent increase in the index for fuel oil and a 0.7
 percent rise in the electricity index. Despite the April decline,
 over the last 12 months the energy index has risen 18.5 percent.
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in April,
 as it was in March. The shelter index and its major components of
 rent and owners' equivalent rent were all unchanged in April. The
 index for new vehicles was also unchanged. The index for airline
 fares increased sharply in April, rising 2.2 percent. The index for
 recreation rose 0.3 percent in April, the medical care index
 increased 0.2 percent, and the index for used cars and trucks rose
 0.2 percent. In contrast, the apparel index fell 0.7 percent and the
 index for household furnishings and operations declined 0.5 percent.
 Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy
 has risen 0.9 percent. The shelter, apparel, and recreation indexes
 have all declined over that period.
 
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 2.2 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 218.009
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.2 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 2.9 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 213.958 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.2
 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 2.3 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.2 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2008 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for May 2010 is scheduled to be released on
 Thursday, June 17, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 25,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2009".  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/cpivar2009.pdf
      
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Regions Defined
 
 The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed
 below.
 
 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2005 through December 2009 were replaced in January
 2010.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is
 derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based
 upon certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components
 change their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to
 not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in
 the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the
 seasonally adjusted indexes will be used before that period.  Note:
 46 of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2010.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2010, BLS adjusted 30
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.
 
 



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Apr. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Mar.       Apr.                      Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                                                              2010       2010      Apr.    Mar.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    217.631    218.009     2.2     0.2     0.0     0.1    -0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    651.925    653.059       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.378    219.536     0.5     0.1     0.0     0.2     0.2 
   Food.......................................     13.738    219.032    219.218     0.5     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.801    215.623    215.737     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.5     0.2 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.108    250.930    250.425    -0.9    -0.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.745    202.812    205.178    -0.3     1.2     0.4     0.2     1.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .820    198.814    197.308     0.1    -0.8    -0.1     0.0    -0.8 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.153    280.431    279.272     1.8    -0.4    -0.1     3.4    -0.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .952    162.666    162.128    -0.5    -0.3    -0.4     0.0     0.4 
     Other food at home.......................      2.023    190.991    191.017    -0.2     0.0     0.2    -0.2     0.0 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .295    199.917    200.775     1.8     0.4     1.4    -1.1     0.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    198.567    197.749    -1.4    -0.4    -0.1    -0.5     0.7 
      Other foods.............................      1.496    204.952    204.947    -0.4     0.0     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .439    122.318    122.298    -0.5     0.0    -0.3     0.9     0.0 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.937    224.991    225.276     1.1     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    158.657    158.738     2.3     0.1     0.7     0.1     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.056    222.521    222.299     1.2    -0.1    -0.2     0.0     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.960    216.023    215.798    -0.6    -0.1     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.289    248.052    248.031    -0.7     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.966    249.089    249.012     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .769    133.075    134.331    -2.4     0.9     0.1     0.3     1.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     25.206    256.272    256.170    -0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.593    256.266    256.165    -0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .347    124.416    124.879     3.5     0.4     0.1     0.0     0.4 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.081    212.295    211.726     2.2    -0.3     0.5     1.1    -0.2 
    Household energy..........................      4.028    187.864    187.054     1.2    -0.4     0.4     1.3    -0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .276    276.027    278.080    21.9     0.7    -1.3    -0.5     0.7 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.752    191.280    190.284    -0.2    -0.5     0.5     1.4    -0.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.052    168.521    169.116     6.6     0.4     0.7     0.5     0.6 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.590    126.750    125.997    -2.8    -0.6    -0.4    -0.4    -0.5 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    149.999    150.068    -0.5     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.695    122.073    122.143    -0.9     0.1    -0.7    -0.4    -0.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .903    113.104    113.692    -3.0     0.5    -0.5    -0.7    -0.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.580    111.730    110.816    -0.9    -0.8    -0.9    -0.5    -1.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .196    115.920    116.469    -0.5     0.5    -1.1     0.4     0.2 
   Footwear...................................       .721    128.525    129.432     1.1     0.7    -0.5    -1.0     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.685    192.130    193.994    12.8     1.0    -0.1    -0.1    -0.5 
   Private transportation.....................     15.497    187.796    189.503    13.1     0.9    -0.1    -0.1    -0.7 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.386     97.032     96.815     4.8    -0.2     0.4     0.2    -0.2 
     New vehicles.............................      3.573    138.600    138.174     2.5    -0.3     0.1     0.1     0.0 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.012    140.797    141.315    16.6     0.4     0.7     0.5     0.2 
    Motor fuel................................      4.525    237.671    244.801    38.1     3.0    -1.3    -1.1    -2.3 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.337    237.356    244.347    38.3     2.9    -1.4    -0.8    -2.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .401    135.523    135.701     0.8     0.1     0.3    -0.1     0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.167    246.624    247.355     1.9     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.3 
   Public transportation......................      1.187    244.766    249.135     8.4     1.8    -0.1     0.5     1.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.513    387.142    387.703     3.6     0.1     0.5     0.3     0.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.611    314.023    314.535     3.5     0.2     0.8     0.4     0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.902    409.687    410.256     3.7     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.796    326.206    327.015     2.9     0.2     0.2     0.0     0.2 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.619    603.850    604.756     7.1     0.2     1.1     1.0     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.437    113.339    113.781    -0.4     0.4    -0.1    -0.1     0.3 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.894     99.915    100.074    -2.2     0.2    -0.7     0.1    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.434    129.236    129.344     2.4     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      3.035    196.470    196.798     5.0     0.2     0.5     0.6     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .200    502.273    501.170     6.1    -0.2     0.7     0.0     0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.835    564.613    565.709     4.9     0.2     0.5     0.6     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.399     84.940     84.947     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.225     81.776     81.784    -0.4     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.392    102.298    102.394     0.3     0.1    -0.4     0.0     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .833      9.552      9.530    -3.6    -0.2     0.9     0.1    -0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .246     78.385     78.234    -8.7    -0.2    -0.5     0.0    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.483    378.808    378.911     2.2     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .871    787.268    788.066     6.1     0.1    -0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.612    206.594    206.599     0.8     0.0     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .688    162.367    161.601    -1.3    -0.5     0.2     0.2    -0.5 
    Personal care services (1)................       .642    228.429    229.635     0.8     0.5    -0.2     0.1     0.5 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.048    352.028    352.779     3.0     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.816    174.798    175.333     4.5     0.3    -0.2    -0.1    -0.4 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.378    219.536     0.5     0.1     0.0     0.2     0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.021    150.953    151.621     7.0     0.4    -0.3    -0.2    -0.7 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.044    190.674    192.335    10.6     0.9    -0.3    -0.8    -1.3 
    Apparel...................................      3.695    122.073    122.143    -0.9     0.1    -0.7    -0.4    -0.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.349    237.683    240.381    14.9     1.1    -0.3    -0.6    -1.6 
   Durables...................................      9.978    111.694    111.450     1.9    -0.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.2 
 Services.....................................     60.184    260.196    260.420     0.8     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.942    258.489    258.457    -0.8     0.0    -0.3    -0.3     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .347    124.416    124.879     3.5     0.4     0.1     0.0     0.4 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.752    191.280    190.284    -0.2    -0.5     0.5     1.4    -0.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.052    168.521    169.116     6.6     0.4     0.7     0.5     0.6 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    149.999    150.068    -0.5     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.0 
  Transportation services.....................      6.060    257.337    258.384     3.9     0.4     0.4     0.4     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      4.902    409.687    410.256     3.7     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.3 
  Other services..............................     11.347    307.451    308.493     2.3     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.262    217.430    217.839     2.5     0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.711    208.181    208.722     3.7     0.3     0.0     0.1    -0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     93.487    209.301    209.669     2.1     0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
 Commodities less food........................     26.078    153.516    154.163     6.7     0.4    -0.3    -0.2    -0.7 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.100    192.601    194.159    10.0     0.8    -0.3    -0.6    -1.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.405    235.198    237.626    13.6     1.0    -0.3    -0.5    -1.4 
 Nondurables..................................     29.838    205.409    206.393     5.4     0.5    -0.2    -0.1    -0.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.243    282.297    282.851     2.6     0.2     0.3     0.4     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.282    248.531    248.733     0.5     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.2 
 Energy.......................................      8.553    209.999    212.977    18.5     1.4    -0.5     0.0    -1.4 
 All items less energy........................     91.447    220.133    220.252     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.708    221.059    221.166     0.9     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.276    144.399    144.169     1.2    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.3 
    Energy commodities........................      4.801    241.239    248.165    37.0     2.9    -1.3    -1.0    -2.1 
   Services less energy services..............     56.432    267.248    267.587     0.8     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .459     $ .459       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .153     $ .153       -       -       -       -       - 

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



 Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
 commodity and service group

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      July    Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    Oct.    Apr. 
                                                                                      2009    2009    2010    2010    2009    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  217.587   217.591   217.729   217.579     3.7     3.0     2.3     0.0     3.4     1.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.731   218.838   219.338   219.680    -1.4     0.1     1.8     1.7    -0.7     1.8 
   Food....................................  218.339   218.494   219.032   219.396    -1.8     0.0     1.9     2.0    -0.9     1.9 
    Food at home...........................  214.479   214.628   215.622   216.045    -3.8    -1.4     2.3     3.0    -2.6     2.6 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.452   251.354   250.990   250.147    -1.1    -0.1    -0.4    -2.1    -0.6    -1.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  201.682   202.506   202.823   205.699    -7.9    -3.6     3.1     8.2    -5.8     5.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  198.949   198.800   198.814   197.308    -7.9     4.7     7.6    -3.3    -1.8     2.0 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  272.854   272.571   281.805   281.331    -3.0    -8.8     7.4    13.0    -5.9    10.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.499   161.872   161.908   162.487    -1.3    -0.5     0.0     0.0    -0.9     0.0 
     Other food at home....................  190.812   191.211   190.831   190.748    -1.4     1.5    -0.7    -0.1     0.1    -0.4 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  198.862   201.656   199.463   199.672    -2.9     6.7     1.9     1.6     1.8     1.8 
      Fats and oils........................  199.460   199.352   198.373   199.755    -4.3    -3.4     1.8     0.6    -3.8     1.2 
      Other foods..........................  204.762   204.793   204.843   204.458    -0.6     1.3    -1.6    -0.6     0.3    -1.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.564   121.172   122.318   122.298    -2.9     0.4    -1.8     2.4    -1.3     0.3 
    Food away from home (1)................  224.916   225.081   224.991   225.276     0.8     1.6     1.2     0.6     1.2     0.9 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  157.517   158.569   158.657   158.738     3.8     1.2     1.2     3.1     2.5     2.2 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  222.488   221.954   221.946   222.001     2.9     2.2     0.5    -0.9     2.6    -0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.185   216.181   216.280   216.129    -1.0     0.4    -1.4    -0.1    -0.3    -0.7 
   Shelter.................................  248.029   247.976   247.812   247.855     0.1     0.3    -2.6    -0.3     0.2    -1.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  248.885   248.813   248.957   248.982     0.6    -0.5    -0.1     0.2     0.1     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  129.698   129.776   130.195   132.018    -6.5     5.4   -13.0     7.3    -0.7    -3.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  256.509   256.449   256.170   256.091     0.7    -0.1    -0.7    -0.7     0.3    -0.7 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  256.507   256.445   256.163   256.086     0.7    -0.1    -0.7    -0.7     0.3    -0.7 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  124.360   124.439   124.416   124.879     2.1     3.0     7.3     1.7     2.5     4.5 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  212.757   213.770   216.172   215.725    -8.0     4.9     6.8     5.7    -1.8     6.2 
    Household energy.......................  188.982   189.753   192.188   191.400   -11.1     4.3     7.3     5.2    -3.7     6.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  280.850   277.284   276.027   278.080     3.7    26.1    75.7    -3.9    14.4    30.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  192.250   193.283   196.019   195.046   -12.1     3.0     3.4     5.9    -4.8     4.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  166.463   167.696   168.543   169.531     6.6     7.2     5.0     7.6     6.9     6.3 
   Household furnishings and operations....  127.392   126.879   126.389   125.722    -0.7    -3.8    -1.6    -5.1    -2.3    -3.4 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  149.510   149.707   149.999   150.068    -2.2     0.5    -1.8     1.5    -0.8    -0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.613   119.814   119.316   118.459     3.8    -0.3     0.2    -7.0     1.7    -3.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.296   111.748   111.014   110.398    -1.8    -1.8    -1.7    -6.6    -1.8    -4.2 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  109.196   108.261   107.682   106.015     8.3    -1.1     1.1   -11.2     3.5    -5.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  114.757   113.551   114.027   114.244     1.5    -2.6     0.8    -1.8    -0.5    -0.5 
   Footwear................................  129.343   128.641   127.341   127.337     5.3     1.1     4.3    -6.1     3.2    -1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  193.593   193.332   193.195   192.243    25.3    15.6    14.2    -2.8    20.4     5.4 
   Private transportation..................  189.316   189.062   188.843   187.597    27.1    15.6    14.9    -3.6    21.2     5.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.422    96.794    96.993    96.840     5.1     7.8     4.9     1.7     6.5     3.3 
     New vehicles..........................  137.470   137.648   137.793   137.747     7.4     2.9    -1.0     0.8     5.1    -0.1 
     Used cars and trucks..................  139.990   140.963   141.683   141.905     7.6    30.5    24.6     5.6    18.5    14.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  248.088   244.826   242.182   236.628   120.8    38.5    43.6   -17.2    74.9     9.0 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  247.897   244.409   242.413   236.631   121.1    37.5    44.8   -17.0    74.4     9.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  135.277   135.649   135.523   135.701    -2.7    -0.2     5.0     1.3    -1.5     3.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  245.567   245.969   246.624   247.355     0.6     3.9     0.3     2.9     2.3     1.6 
   Public transportation...................  245.058   244.713   246.023   250.293     3.1    16.3     5.9     8.8     9.5     7.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  382.737   384.703   386.007   386.905     2.6     3.7     3.8     4.4     3.1     4.1 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  310.494   312.864   314.023   314.535     0.3     5.6     2.8     5.3     2.9     4.0 
   Medical care services...................  405.006   406.755   408.092   409.135     3.3     3.0     4.1     4.1     3.2     4.1 
    Professional services..................  324.784   325.373   325.393   326.134     3.8     2.7     3.6     1.7     3.3     2.6 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  587.561   593.869   599.951   602.052     5.2     5.8     7.2    10.2     5.5     8.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.524   113.415   113.299   113.612     1.6    -1.4    -2.1     0.3     0.1    -0.9 
   Video and audio (2).....................  100.255    99.571    99.650    99.556    -0.6    -5.1    -0.1    -2.8    -2.9    -1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  128.872   129.141   129.533   129.852     2.9     1.9     1.8     3.1     2.4     2.5 
   Education (2)...........................  195.209   196.252   197.418   198.426     5.6     3.8     4.0     6.8     4.7     5.3 
    Educational books and supplies.........  498.880   502.169   501.997   502.840     9.7     5.1     6.4     3.2     7.4     4.8 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  561.001   563.950   567.553   570.587     5.3     3.7     3.8     7.0     4.5     5.4 
   Communication (2).......................   84.974    84.905    84.942    84.950     0.3     0.0    -0.4    -0.1     0.1    -0.2 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.817    81.743    81.776    81.784    -0.5    -0.1    -0.8    -0.2    -0.3    -0.5 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.729   102.288   102.298   102.394     2.3     1.0    -0.6    -1.3     1.6    -1.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.457     9.540     9.552     9.530   -10.8    -4.2    -1.8     3.1    -7.5     0.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   77.925    77.518    77.541    77.198   -15.5   -11.0    -4.2    -3.7   -13.3    -3.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  377.853   378.091   378.386   378.248     3.4     2.5     2.7     0.4     2.9     1.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  786.857   785.714   787.268   788.066    11.5     5.8     6.9     0.6     8.6     3.7 
   Personal care...........................  205.935   206.209   206.287   206.116     0.6     1.3     1.1     0.4     0.9     0.7 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.627   162.029   162.367   161.601    -2.2    -1.5    -1.5    -0.1    -1.8    -0.8 
    Personal care services (1).............  228.629   228.107   228.429   229.635    -1.0     2.0     0.3     1.8     0.5     1.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  350.113   351.082   352.109   352.300     3.1     3.1     3.1     2.5     3.1     2.8 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  175.196   174.878   174.762   174.112     9.0     4.9     6.4    -2.5     6.9     1.9 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.731   218.838   219.338   219.680    -1.4     0.1     1.8     1.7    -0.7     1.8 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  151.759   151.280   150.920   149.892    16.1     8.0     9.3    -4.8    12.0     2.0 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  192.765   192.192   190.632   188.173    27.9    11.9    15.3    -9.2    19.6     2.3 
    Apparel................................  120.613   119.814   119.316   118.459     3.8    -0.3     0.2    -7.0     1.7    -3.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  241.982   241.214   239.779   235.996    38.2    16.0    20.2    -9.5    26.6     4.3 
   Durables................................  111.565   111.514   111.430   111.244     2.3     3.9     2.5    -1.1     3.1     0.6 
 Services..................................  259.716   260.045   260.469   260.792     0.3     1.7    -0.4     1.7     1.0     0.6 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  259.168   258.517   257.746   257.900    -0.1     0.6    -1.6    -1.9     0.2    -1.8 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   124.360   124.439   124.416   124.879     2.1     3.0     7.3     1.7     2.5     4.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  192.250   193.283   196.019   195.046   -12.1     3.0     3.4     5.9    -4.8     4.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  166.463   167.696   168.543   169.531     6.6     7.2     5.0     7.6     6.9     6.3 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  149.510   149.707   149.999   150.068    -2.2     0.5    -1.8     1.5    -0.8    -0.2 
  Transportation services..................  255.735   256.676   257.816   258.879     1.2     7.3     2.1     5.0     4.2     3.5 
  Medical care services....................  405.006   406.755   408.092   409.135     3.3     3.0     4.1     4.1     3.2     4.1 
  Other services...........................  306.985   307.265   307.678   308.870     3.6     1.6     1.3     2.5     2.6     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  217.489   217.469   217.544   217.313     4.7     3.5     2.4    -0.3     4.1     1.0 
 All items less shelter....................  208.128   208.155   208.414   208.187     5.6     4.3     4.7     0.1     4.9     2.4 
 All items less medical care...............  209.424   209.353   209.445   209.257     3.8     2.9     2.2    -0.3     3.4     0.9 
 Commodities less food.....................  154.302   153.820   153.468   152.467    15.5     7.7     8.9    -4.7    11.5     1.9 
 Nondurables less food.....................  194.517   193.959   192.716   190.158    26.5    10.2    14.8    -8.7    18.1     2.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  239.081   238.287   237.059   233.688    34.3    14.1    19.0    -8.7    23.8     4.2 
 Nondurables...............................  206.144   205.792   205.619   204.613    10.3     7.1     7.5    -2.9     8.7     2.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  281.417   282.121   283.215   284.130     0.1     3.6     2.7     3.9     1.8     3.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  248.690   248.541   248.658   249.037    -0.3     1.8    -0.1     0.6     0.8     0.2 
 Energy....................................  215.536   214.379   214.376   211.324    38.1    21.0    25.6    -7.6    29.2     7.7 
 All items less energy.....................  219.524   219.646   219.799   219.942     1.1     1.4     0.3     0.8     1.3     0.5 
  All items less food and energy...........  220.463   220.579   220.664   220.768     1.7     1.7     0.0     0.6     1.7     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.863   143.761   143.666   143.279     2.8     2.0     1.7    -1.6     2.4     0.0 
    Energy commodities.....................  251.449   248.149   245.556   240.344   110.6    37.8    45.4   -16.5    70.3    10.2 
   Services less energy services...........  266.630   266.894   267.103   267.547     1.3     1.6    -0.6     1.4     1.4     0.4 

   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. 2010 from--   Mar. 2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Apr.  Feb.  Mar.  Mar.  Jan.  Feb.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      216.687   216.741   217.631   218.009   2.2   0.6   0.2   2.3   0.4   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      232.294   232.382   233.188   233.615   2.5   0.5   0.2   2.6   0.4   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      234.109   234.183   235.060   235.496   2.2   0.6   0.2   2.3   0.4   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.416   138.491   138.871   139.115   3.4   0.5   0.2   3.3   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      206.564   206.563   207.359   207.777   2.7   0.6   0.2   2.6   0.4   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      207.325   207.329   207.975   208.308   2.4   0.5   0.2   2.3   0.3   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.417   132.451   133.096   133.510   3.0   0.8   0.3   2.9   0.5   0.5 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      203.490   203.274   204.204   204.326   3.4   0.5   0.1   3.5   0.4   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      210.056   210.020   211.216   211.528   2.4   0.7   0.1   2.5   0.6   0.6 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.762   211.503   212.692   213.052   2.0   0.7   0.2   2.0   0.4   0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.517   133.575   134.363   134.606   2.5   0.8   0.2   2.7   0.6   0.6 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      213.873   214.007   215.026   214.714   3.3   0.3  -0.1   3.9   0.5   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      219.989   220.179   220.809   221.202   1.5   0.5   0.2   1.6   0.4   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      223.852   223.989   224.636   225.040   1.5   0.5   0.2   1.6   0.4   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.366   133.513   133.863   134.133   1.7   0.5   0.2   1.6   0.4   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      197.948   197.949   198.695   199.043   2.0   0.6   0.2   2.0   0.4   0.4 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      133.954   134.028   134.639   134.920   2.6   0.7   0.2   2.6   0.5   0.5 
   D.........................................    M      209.984   210.098   211.011   210.968   2.7   0.4   0.0   3.1   0.5   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      212.104   212.456   212.952   212.929   2.4   0.2   0.0   2.6   0.4   0.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      224.610   224.620   225.483   225.916   1.9   0.6   0.2   1.9   0.4   0.4 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      238.970   238.862   240.101   240.529   2.1   0.7   0.2   2.1   0.5   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      237.266         -   237.986         -     -     -     -   2.5   0.3     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      203.037         -   203.577         -     -     -     -   2.1   0.3     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      202.106         -   201.982         -     -     -     -   1.0  -0.1     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      141.124         -   141.741         -     -     -     -   2.3   0.4     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   202.646         -   204.014   2.4   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   203.380         -   205.248   1.4   0.9     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   192.412         -   194.037   2.3   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   222.505         -   222.625   0.9   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   226.529         -   227.432   2.6   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   226.145         -   227.697   1.7   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   226.085         -   226.513   0.3   0.2     -     -     -     - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Apr. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Mar.       Apr.                      Jan.    Feb.    Mar. 
                                                              2010       2010      Apr.    Mar.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    213.525    213.958     2.9     0.2     0.0     0.1    -0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    636.025    637.316       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.502    218.730     0.5     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Food.......................................     15.333    218.066    218.319     0.4     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Food at home..............................      8.900    214.291    214.498    -0.1     0.1     0.1     0.4     0.2 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.257    251.493    251.031    -1.0    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.4 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.144    202.540    204.878    -0.3     1.2     0.6     0.1     1.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .898    197.370    195.958     0.1    -0.7     0.0    -0.1    -0.7 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.223    277.347    276.727     1.8    -0.2    -0.1     3.4    -0.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.123    162.499    161.721    -0.5    -0.5    -0.3     0.1     0.3 
     Other food at home.......................      2.254    190.232    190.299    -0.2     0.0     0.1    -0.3     0.0 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .321    198.720    199.665     1.9     0.5     1.4    -1.1     0.3 
      Fats and oils...........................       .259    198.808    198.454    -1.5    -0.2     0.0    -1.0     1.1 
      Other foods.............................      1.674    205.081    205.048    -0.4     0.0    -0.1     0.0    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    122.543    122.712    -0.3     0.1    -0.5     0.9     0.1 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.433    225.072    225.395     1.1     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .321    159.023    159.088     3.0     0.0     0.7     0.1     0.0 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.092    223.452    223.305     1.4    -0.1    -0.3    -0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.753    212.604    212.368    -0.2    -0.1     0.0     0.1    -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     30.171    242.019    241.987    -0.4     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.476    247.555    247.474     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .432    134.632    135.793    -1.6     0.9     0.5     0.4     1.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.959    232.179    232.108    -0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     20.218    232.180    232.109    -0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .303    125.374    125.872     4.0     0.4     0.1     0.0     0.4 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.632    210.775    210.326     2.2    -0.2     0.2     1.1    -0.1 
    Household energy..........................      4.517    185.557    184.918     1.2    -0.3     0.1     1.3    -0.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .271    279.384    280.770    21.0     0.5    -1.0    -0.6     0.5 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.246    189.595    188.837     0.1    -0.4     0.2     1.4    -0.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.114    169.229    169.766     6.7     0.3     0.8     0.5     0.6 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.950    122.859    121.979    -2.8    -0.7    -0.4    -0.5    -0.7 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .369    152.065    152.329    -0.4     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.788    121.347    121.293    -1.2     0.0    -0.5    -0.7    -0.8 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .945    113.032    113.538    -3.6     0.4    -0.4    -1.1    -0.3 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    110.885    109.783    -1.1    -1.0    -0.5    -0.8    -1.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .285    119.644    120.106     0.2     0.4    -1.2     0.5     0.1 
   Footwear...................................       .781    128.172    129.112     0.6     0.7    -0.4    -1.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     18.647    191.294    193.320    14.7     1.1    -0.1    -0.1    -0.8 
   Private transportation.....................     17.881    188.146    190.106    15.0     1.0    -0.1    -0.1    -0.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.952     95.900     95.780     6.9    -0.1     0.4     0.2    -0.1 
     New vehicles.............................      3.385    139.653    139.192     2.4    -0.3     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.944    141.657    142.173    16.7     0.4     0.7     0.4     0.2 
    Motor fuel................................      5.774    238.769    245.949    38.2     3.0    -1.2    -1.0    -2.7 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.530    238.583    245.626    38.4     3.0    -1.5    -0.8    -2.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .472    135.573    135.914     1.0     0.3     0.2    -0.1     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.180    249.127    249.873     1.9     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.3 
   Public transportation......................       .766    242.942    246.535     7.9     1.5    -0.2     0.5     1.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.261    388.330    389.050     3.9     0.2     0.6     0.4     0.3 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.301    305.532    306.117     3.5     0.2     0.8     0.4     0.2 
   Medical care services......................      3.961    412.568    413.325     4.0     0.2     0.5     0.4     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.195    329.294    330.228     3.1     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.339    604.070    605.497     7.8     0.2     1.3     1.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.031    110.073    110.342    -0.8     0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      2.046    100.547    100.568    -1.9     0.0    -0.6     0.1    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.175    124.455    124.559     2.0     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.327    193.965    194.275     5.1     0.2     0.6     0.6     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196    505.642    504.436     6.2    -0.2     0.6     0.2     0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.131    545.120    546.192     5.0     0.2     0.6     0.6     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.848     87.548     87.581    -0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.715     85.362     85.394    -0.3     0.0    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.906    102.048    102.132     0.1     0.1    -0.5     0.0     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .809     10.099     10.087    -2.9    -0.1     1.0     0.2    -0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .225     78.474     78.420    -8.2    -0.1    -0.7     0.2    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.919    405.641    405.786     2.8     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.397    792.452    793.243     6.1     0.1    -0.2     0.2     0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.522    204.294    204.294     0.6     0.0     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .733    162.417    161.604    -1.4    -0.5     0.2     0.2    -0.5 
    Personal care services (1)................       .577    228.500    229.857     0.8     0.6    -0.3     0.1     0.6 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.019    353.667    354.593     2.8     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.589    177.591    178.269     5.5     0.4    -0.1    -0.1    -0.5 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.502    218.730     0.5     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.164    155.417    156.268     8.6     0.5    -0.3    -0.3    -0.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     16.703    199.133    201.091    12.1     1.0    -0.4    -0.9    -1.7 
    Apparel...................................      3.788    121.347    121.293    -1.2     0.0    -0.5    -0.7    -0.8 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.915    251.912    255.140    16.8     1.3    -0.5    -0.6    -1.9 
   Durables...................................     10.461    112.618    112.432     3.5    -0.2     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
 Services.....................................     56.411    255.634    255.796     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.868    233.250    233.210    -0.4     0.0    -0.2    -0.1     0.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .303    125.374    125.872     4.0     0.4     0.1     0.0     0.4 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.246    189.595    188.837     0.1    -0.4     0.2     1.4    -0.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.114    169.229    169.766     6.7     0.3     0.8     0.5     0.6 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .369    152.065    152.329    -0.4     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.2 
  Transportation services.....................      5.918    257.728    258.501     3.9     0.3     0.4     0.5     0.3 
  Medical care services.......................      3.961    412.568    413.325     4.0     0.2     0.5     0.4     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.631    294.564    295.327     1.9     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.667    212.535    213.000     3.4     0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.829    205.441    206.048     4.4     0.3     0.0     0.1    -0.2 
 All items less medical care..................     94.739    206.420    206.841     2.8     0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
 Commodities less food........................     28.256    157.742    158.569     8.3     0.5    -0.3    -0.3    -0.8 
 Nondurables less food........................     17.795    200.682    202.529    11.4     0.9    -0.4    -0.8    -1.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.007    248.369    251.298    15.5     1.2    -0.5    -0.5    -1.7 
 Nondurables..................................     33.128    209.370    210.526     6.1     0.6    -0.2    -0.2    -0.6 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.543    249.464    249.847     2.5     0.2     0.3     0.4     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.450    244.586    244.719     0.7     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
 Energy.......................................     10.291    210.425    213.728    19.7     1.6    -0.6     0.0    -1.7 
 All items less energy........................     89.709    214.857    214.945     1.2     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
  All items less food and energy..............     74.376    214.589    214.643     1.3     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.211    146.319    146.094     2.0    -0.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.3 
    Energy commodities........................      6.045    241.599    248.594    37.3     2.9    -1.2    -0.9    -2.6 
   Services less energy services..............     52.165    262.830    263.097     1.0     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .468     $ .467       -       -       -       -       - 
 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 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.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      July    Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    Oct.    Apr. 
                                                                                      2009    2009    2010    2010    2009    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  213.638   213.644   213.775   213.475     4.6     3.9     3.3    -0.3     4.3     1.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  217.876   218.037   218.460   218.864    -1.6     0.1     1.8     1.8    -0.8     1.8 
   Food....................................  217.376   217.593   218.080   218.518    -2.0     0.0     1.7     2.1    -1.0     1.9 
    Food at home...........................  213.166   213.428   214.314   214.833    -4.1    -1.4     2.2     3.2    -2.7     2.7 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.835   251.687   251.556   250.672    -1.4     0.1    -0.9    -1.8    -0.6    -1.4 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  201.172   202.401   202.550   205.451    -8.5    -3.5     2.9     8.8    -6.0     5.8 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  197.663   197.583   197.370   195.958    -7.8     5.0     7.5    -3.4    -1.6     1.9 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  270.176   270.020   279.327   278.948    -2.8    -9.3     7.3    13.6    -6.1    10.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.068   161.550   161.684   162.122    -1.4    -0.5     0.0     0.1    -1.0     0.1 
     Other food at home....................  190.215   190.493   190.002   190.036    -1.5     1.6    -0.5    -0.4     0.0    -0.4 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  197.745   200.465   198.278   198.863    -3.1     6.6     2.2     2.3     1.6     2.2 
      Fats and oils........................  200.194   200.243   198.210   200.301    -4.5    -3.1     1.5     0.2    -3.8     0.9 
      Other foods..........................  205.030   204.886   204.931   204.531    -0.6     1.4    -1.3    -1.0     0.4    -1.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.051   121.482   122.543   122.712    -3.2     1.8    -2.0     2.2    -0.7     0.1 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.015   225.168   225.072   225.395     0.8     1.8     1.1     0.7     1.3     0.9 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  157.670   158.826   159.023   159.088     6.6     0.0     2.0     3.6     3.3     2.8 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  223.748   223.101   222.599   222.504     4.1     1.9     1.8    -2.2     3.0    -0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  212.818   212.780   212.977   212.824    -0.8     0.4    -0.4     0.0    -0.2    -0.2 
   Shelter.................................  241.969   241.916   241.831   241.857     0.5     0.1    -1.6    -0.2     0.3    -0.9 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.305   247.213   247.433   247.447     0.6    -0.6    -0.3     0.2     0.0     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  130.907   131.519   132.046   133.683    -5.2     5.4   -12.6     8.8     0.0    -2.5 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  232.351   232.286   232.065   232.020     0.8     0.0    -0.8    -0.6     0.4    -0.7 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  232.351   232.286   232.066   232.021     0.8     0.0    -0.8    -0.6     0.4    -0.7 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  125.299   125.367   125.374   125.872     2.3     3.3     8.5     1.8     2.8     5.1 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  211.617   212.146   214.560   214.347    -7.5     4.8     6.7     5.3    -1.5     6.0 
    Household energy.......................  187.075   187.283   189.703   189.210   -10.4     4.4     7.0     4.6    -3.3     5.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  284.061   281.157   279.384   280.770     1.6    24.5    77.3    -4.6    12.5    30.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  191.039   191.397   194.113   193.513   -11.0     3.3     3.6     5.3    -4.1     4.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  167.045   168.416   169.271   170.225     6.7     6.8     5.6     7.8     6.7     6.7 
   Household furnishings and operations....  123.590   123.126   122.564   121.744    -0.8    -2.9    -1.4    -5.8    -1.9    -3.7 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  151.499   151.535   152.065   152.329    -1.0     2.1    -4.8     2.2     0.5    -1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.099   119.483   118.685   117.754     4.3    -0.7    -0.5    -7.6     1.8    -4.1 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.252   111.820   110.643   110.263    -1.1    -2.3    -4.2    -6.9    -1.7    -5.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  108.554   107.988   107.167   105.263     8.6    -1.3     1.0   -11.6     3.6    -5.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  118.441   117.058   117.615   117.760     2.4    -3.5     4.3    -2.3    -0.6     1.0 
   Footwear................................  129.256   128.706   127.183   127.125     5.4     1.3     2.6    -6.4     3.3    -2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  193.144   192.920   192.779   191.311    27.8    20.1    16.3    -3.7    23.9     5.8 
   Private transportation..................  190.031   189.821   189.636   188.020    29.0    20.3    16.8    -4.2    24.6     5.8 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   95.343    95.710    95.930    95.843     5.8    12.0     8.0     2.1     8.9     5.0 
     New vehicles..........................  138.596   138.749   138.848   138.762     7.3     3.1    -1.1     0.5     5.2    -0.3 
     Used cars and trucks..................  140.866   141.875   142.513   142.767     7.7    30.7    24.8     5.5    18.7    14.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  249.602   246.705   244.355   237.728   114.8    46.2    41.1   -17.7    77.2     7.8 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  249.318   245.597   243.680   237.823   120.3    37.4    46.3   -17.2    74.0    10.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  135.383   135.694   135.573   135.914    -2.4    -0.1     4.9     1.6    -1.3     3.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  247.975   248.479   249.127   249.873     0.4     4.0     0.3     3.1     2.2     1.7 
   Public transportation...................  243.274   242.675   243.933   247.394     3.8    16.2     5.0     6.9     9.8     6.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  383.504   385.728   387.193   388.188     2.7     3.7     4.1     5.0     3.2     4.5 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  301.890   304.320   305.532   306.117     0.2     5.3     2.9     5.7     2.8     4.3 
   Medical care services...................  407.372   409.435   410.965   412.109     3.5     3.1     4.5     4.7     3.3     4.6 
    Professional services..................  327.911   328.390   328.391   329.450     3.6     2.8     3.9     1.9     3.2     2.9 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  585.929   593.708   600.485   602.551     5.8     5.8     8.0    11.8     5.8     9.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.176   110.176   110.035   110.165     1.2    -2.2    -1.9     0.0    -0.5    -1.0 
   Video and audio (2).....................  100.793   100.171   100.265   100.080    -0.2    -4.6     0.0    -2.8    -2.4    -1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  124.142   124.338   124.650   124.905     2.6     1.5     1.3     2.5     2.0     1.9 
   Education (2)...........................  192.430   193.654   194.762   195.692     5.7     3.7     4.1     7.0     4.7     5.5 
    Educational books and supplies.........  501.581   504.554   505.419   506.406    10.4     4.5     6.2     3.9     7.4     5.0 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  540.811   544.275   547.590   550.348     5.2     3.6     3.9     7.2     4.4     5.5 
   Communication (2).......................   87.616    87.501    87.550    87.583     0.5     0.0    -0.8    -0.2     0.2    -0.5 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.433    85.314    85.362    85.394     0.0     0.0    -1.0    -0.2     0.0    -0.6 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.504   102.038   102.048   102.132     2.1     0.9    -1.2    -1.4     1.5    -1.3 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.978    10.077    10.099    10.087   -10.1    -4.6    -0.7     4.4    -7.4     1.8 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   77.929    77.391    77.573    77.339   -14.5   -11.3    -3.4    -3.0   -12.9    -3.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  404.888   404.813   405.258   405.156     4.4     2.9     3.5     0.3     3.6     1.9 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  791.959   790.710   792.452   793.243    11.2     5.7     7.0     0.7     8.4     3.8 
   Personal care...........................  203.775   203.895   203.994   203.801     0.1     1.0     1.3     0.1     0.6     0.7 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.689   162.073   162.417   161.604    -2.8    -1.3    -1.4    -0.2    -2.0    -0.8 
    Personal care services (1).............  228.793   228.169   228.500   229.857    -1.1     2.1     0.2     1.9     0.5     1.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  352.090   352.853   353.940   354.179     2.3     2.6     3.8     2.4     2.5     3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  178.233   177.989   177.800   176.982    10.2     7.1     7.5    -2.8     8.7     2.2 
  Food and beverages.......................  217.876   218.037   218.460   218.864    -1.6     0.1     1.8     1.8    -0.8     1.8 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  156.580   156.171   155.727   154.413    18.3    11.5    11.0    -5.4    14.8     2.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  202.280   201.470   199.698   196.223    32.4    13.7    18.4   -11.5    22.7     2.4 
    Apparel................................  120.099   119.483   118.685   117.754     4.3    -0.7    -0.5    -7.6     1.8    -4.1 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  257.262   255.925   254.457   249.714    44.3    18.9    22.1   -11.2    31.0     4.1 
   Durables................................  112.382   112.465   112.488   112.342     2.9     7.1     4.5    -0.1     4.9     2.1 
 Services..................................  255.157   255.440   255.973   256.225     0.5     1.5     0.2     1.7     1.0     0.9 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.607   233.241   232.894   232.865     0.3     0.4    -1.0    -1.3     0.4    -1.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   125.299   125.367   125.374   125.872     2.3     3.3     8.5     1.8     2.8     5.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  191.039   191.397   194.113   193.513   -11.0     3.3     3.6     5.3    -4.1     4.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  167.045   168.416   169.271   170.225     6.7     6.8     5.6     7.8     6.7     6.7 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  151.499   151.535   152.065   152.329    -1.0     2.1    -4.8     2.2     0.5    -1.4 
  Transportation services..................  255.588   256.694   258.012   258.832     1.7     6.9     1.8     5.2     4.3     3.5 
  Medical care services....................  407.372   409.435   410.965   412.109     3.5     3.1     4.5     4.7     3.3     4.6 
  Other services...........................  294.133   294.301   294.699   295.503     3.3     1.2     1.3     1.9     2.3     1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  212.790   212.759   212.827   212.397     5.9     4.7     3.6    -0.7     5.3     1.4 
 All items less shelter....................  205.615   205.643   205.853   205.432     6.5     5.7     5.5    -0.4     6.1     2.5 
 All items less medical care...............  206.680   206.620   206.710   206.373     4.7     3.9     3.3    -0.6     4.3     1.3 
 Commodities less food.....................  158.886   158.469   158.022   156.736    17.7    11.1    10.7    -5.3    14.4     2.4 
 Nondurables less food.....................  203.681   202.891   201.191   197.896    30.3    12.9    17.4   -10.9    21.3     2.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  253.287   252.038   250.660   246.339    40.4    16.8    21.1   -10.5    28.1     4.1 
 Nondurables...............................  210.553   210.177   209.771   208.423    12.6     8.8     7.8    -4.0    10.7     1.7 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  248.589   249.271   250.360   251.049     0.1     3.4     2.6     4.0     1.7     3.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  244.523   244.557   244.863   245.161     0.0     1.6     0.2     1.0     0.8     0.6 
 Energy....................................  216.617   215.259   215.253   211.677    40.6    25.7    25.4    -8.8    32.9     6.9 
 All items less energy.....................  214.235   214.406   214.554   214.650     1.3     1.7     1.0     0.8     1.5     0.9 
  All items less food and energy...........  213.979   214.141   214.221   214.247     2.0     2.0     0.8     0.5     2.0     0.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  145.835   145.848   145.661   145.265     3.3     3.5     2.9    -1.6     3.4     0.7 
    Energy commodities.....................  252.253   249.339   246.999   240.647   107.3    45.2    42.5   -17.2    73.5     8.7 
   Services less energy services...........  262.136   262.409   262.692   263.042     1.5     1.4    -0.1     1.4     1.5     0.7 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   6 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.



 Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-W                      Pricing                                          Apr. 2010 from--   Mar. 2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Jan.      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Apr.  Feb.  Mar.  Mar.  Jan.  Feb.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      212.568   212.544   213.525   213.958   2.9   0.7   0.2   3.0   0.5   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      229.744   229.874   230.622   231.109   3.1   0.5   0.2   3.1   0.4   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      229.919   230.099   230.819   231.338   2.7   0.5   0.2   2.8   0.4   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.364   139.379   139.869   140.126   3.8   0.5   0.2   3.9   0.4   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      202.180   202.044   202.966   203.426   3.3   0.7   0.2   3.3   0.4   0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      201.957   201.758   202.639   203.056   3.0   0.6   0.2   2.9   0.3   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.502   132.507   133.140   133.540   3.5   0.8   0.3   3.6   0.5   0.5 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      201.414   201.118   202.072   202.263   3.9   0.6   0.1   4.0   0.3   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      207.405   207.325   208.621   209.017   3.2   0.8   0.2   3.4   0.6   0.6 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      209.619   209.288   210.613   211.068   2.6   0.9   0.2   2.7   0.5   0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.508   132.528   133.388   133.695   3.4   0.9   0.2   3.7   0.7   0.6 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      213.984   214.172   215.205   215.006   3.9   0.4  -0.1   4.6   0.6   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      214.664   214.710   215.457   215.873   2.1   0.5   0.2   2.3   0.4   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      216.905   216.850   217.700   218.103   2.1   0.6   0.2   2.2   0.4   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.238   133.325   133.675   133.993   2.2   0.5   0.2   2.3   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      196.606   196.516   197.377   197.786   2.6   0.6   0.2   2.6   0.4   0.4 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      133.589   133.619   134.274   134.594   3.2   0.7   0.2   3.4   0.5   0.5 
   D.........................................    M      208.297   208.368   209.326   209.327   3.4   0.5   0.0   3.9   0.5   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      205.529   205.627   206.381   206.466   2.9   0.4   0.0   3.1   0.4   0.4 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      217.290   217.090   218.157   218.475   2.4   0.6   0.1   2.4   0.4   0.5 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      234.067   234.153   235.240   235.750   2.7   0.7   0.2   2.7   0.5   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      237.999         -   238.388         -     -     -     -   2.8   0.2     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      194.529         -   194.852         -     -     -     -   2.5   0.2     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      205.456         -   205.351         -     -     -     -   2.3  -0.1     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      141.155         -   141.782         -     -     -     -   3.1   0.4     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   201.407         -   203.095   2.7   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   198.913         -   201.003   1.9   1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   190.351         -   192.447   2.9   1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   221.074         -   220.633   1.3  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   226.539         -   227.325   3.0   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   222.049         -   223.821   2.4   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   221.215         -   222.309   1.0   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 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. 2010 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Mar.      Apr.      Apr.      Mar.  
                                                              2010      2010      2009      2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items (1)................................    100.000  R126.162  R126.375       2.3       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   128.059   128.146       0.4       0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.493   128.042   128.147       0.3       0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   123.224   123.283      -0.2       0.0 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   134.591   134.761       1.0       0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   128.735   128.590       1.0      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing (2).................................     42.074  R128.351  R128.174      -0.6      -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   130.877   130.868      -0.7       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities (3)....................      5.231  R158.501  R157.710       2.2      -0.5 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    94.131    93.540      -3.1      -0.6 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    90.965    91.002      -1.3       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   131.306   132.674      14.6       1.0 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   132.155   133.457      15.1       1.0 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   120.161   122.338       8.5       1.8 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   149.981   150.182       3.3       0.1 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   132.364   132.561       3.3       0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   156.442   156.645       3.3       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   103.246   103.622      -2.0       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   111.902   111.983       1.6       0.1 
   Education..................................      2.804   181.331   181.643       4.8       0.2 
   Communication..............................      3.484    73.321    73.315      -1.0       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   137.391   137.422       1.8       0.0 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services (4).................................     59.383  R134.980  R135.063       0.7       0.1 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   115.341   115.718       4.8       0.3 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.460    81.266       1.1      -0.2 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   132.997   133.690       6.2       0.5 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   119.777   119.823       0.6       0.0 
 Energy (5)...................................      9.606  R186.931  R189.449      20.4       1.3 

   1 Revised indexes: Feb. 2010=125.604, Jan. 2010=125.628.
   2 Revised indexes: Feb. 2010=128.240, Jan. 2010=128.296.
   3 Revised indexes: Feb. 2010=157.467, Jan. 2010=157.973.
   4 Revised indexes: Feb. 2010=134.773, Jan. 2010=134.619.
   5 Revised indexes: Feb. 2010=181.912, Jan. 2010=185.213.
   R Revised.
 Indexes for 2010 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2009 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: July 16, 2010
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