Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release







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


                    Consumer Price Index - May 2011

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.2 percent in May on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of
 Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
 items index increased 3.6 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.3 percent in
 May, its largest increase since July 2008. The indexes for apparel,
 shelter, new vehicles, and recreation all contributed to the
 acceleration, rising more in May than in April. These increases more
 than offset declines in the indexes for airline fare, tobacco, and
 personal care.
 
 The food index rose in May as well. The food at home index repeated
 its April increase of 0.5 percent as four of the six major grocery
 store food group indexes increased, with the index for meats,
 poultry, fish, and eggs rising the most. In contrast, the energy
 index, which had been rising sharply, declined in May.  The gasoline
 index decreased for the first time since last June, although the
 index for household energy increased.
 
 The upward trend among the 12 month increases of major indexes
 continued in May. The 12 month change in the all items index, which
 was 1.1 percent as recently as November, reached 3.6 percent in May.
 The energy index has increased 21.5 percent over the last 12 months,
 the food index has risen 3.5 percent and the index for all items less
 food and energy has increased 1.5 percent. All of these figures have
 been rising in recent months.

 

 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                              Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   12-mos.
                              2010  2010  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011   ended 
                                                                       May 2011
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .1    .4    .4    .5    .5    .4    .2      3.6
  Food......................    .2    .1    .5    .6    .8    .4    .4      3.5
   Food at home.............    .2    .2    .7    .8   1.1    .5    .5      4.4
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .1    .2    .2    .3    .3    .2      2.2
  Energy....................    .1   4.0   2.1   3.4   3.5   2.2  -1.0     21.5
   Energy commodities.......    .7   6.4   4.0   4.8   5.5   3.1  -1.9     36.2
    Gasoline (all types)....    .7   6.7   3.5   4.7   5.6   3.3  -2.0     36.9
    Fuel oil (1)............   4.2   4.9   6.8   5.8   6.2   3.2   -.8     36.0
   Energy services..........   -.8    .6   -.6   1.1    .2    .6    .6      1.1
    Electricity.............    .6    .3   -.5    .4    .7    .2    .8      1.8
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -5.3   1.7  -1.2   3.4  -1.4   1.9   -.3     -1.2
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .1    .2    .2    .1    .2    .3      1.5
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .0   -.1    .2    .2    .1    .4    .5      1.2
    New vehicles............   -.2   -.1   -.1   1.0    .7    .7   1.1      3.4
    Used cars and trucks....    .1   -.1   -.3    .1    .8   1.2   1.1      4.1
    Apparel.................    .1    .1   1.0   -.9   -.5    .2   1.2      1.0
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .2    .1    .5    .7    .5    .5    .0      3.0
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .1    .1    .2    .2    .1    .2      1.6
    Shelter.................    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1    .2      1.1
    Transportation services     .4    .2    .6    .5    .5    .2    .1      3.3
    Medical care services...    .2    .3   -.1    .4    .1    .3    .3      3.0

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Consumer Price Index Data for May 2011

 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.4 percent in May, the same increase as in
 April. The food at home index increased 0.5 percent and has risen 3.7
 percent since December. Among major grocery store food groups, the
 index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 1.5 percent and the
 cereals and bakery products index increased 1.0 percent. The dairy
 and related products index and the index for other food at home
 posted smaller increases, while the index for nonalcoholic beverages
 was unchanged. The only group to decline was the fruits and
 vegetables index, which declined 1.3 percent as a sharp decline in
 the index for tomatoes caused the fresh vegetables index to fall for
 the second straight month after sharp increases early in the year.
 The food at home index has risen 4.4 percent over the last 12 months
 with all major grocery store food groups posting increases. The index
 for food away from home rose 0.2 percent in May after rising 0.3
 percent in each of the previous two months.
 
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index declined 1.0 percent in May ending a series of ten
 consecutive advances. After a series of several sharp increases, the
 gasoline index declined 2.0 percent in May. (Before seasonal
 adjustment, gasoline prices rose 3.6 percent in May.) Despite the May
 decline, the gasoline index has increased 23.7 percent over the past
 six months. The index for household energy increased in May, rising
 0.5 percent after a 0.7 percent increase in April. The index for
 electricity rose 0.8 percent, more than offsetting a 0.8 percent
 decline in the fuel oil index and a 0.3 percent decrease in the index
 for natural gas. The household energy index has risen 2.9 percent
 over the last 12 months, with the fuel oil index up 36.0 percent and
 the electricity index up 1.8 percent but the index for natural gas
 down 1.2 percent.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.3 percent in May
 after increasing 0.1 percent in March and 0.2 percent in April. The
 shelter index rose 0.2 percent in May after increasing 0.1 percent in
 each of the seven previous months. Both rent and owners' equivalent
 rent rose 0.1 percent; the acceleration in shelter was due to the
 index for lodging away from home, which rose 2.9 percent in May after
 being unchanged in April. The apparel index increased in May, rising
 1.2 percent after a 0.2 percent increase in April. The index for new
 vehicles rose 1.1 percent in May after increasing 0.7 percent in
 April; the index for used cars and trucks also rose 1.1 percent. The
 index for recreation, which was unchanged in April, rose 0.3 percent
 in May. The medical care index rose 0.2 percent, with the index for
 medical care commodities unchanged and the index for medical care
 services up 0.3 percent. The index for household furnishings and
 operations advanced 0.2 percent, the same increase as in April. In
 contrast to these increases, the index for airline fares fell 1.3
 percent in May, and the indexes for tobacco and for personal care
 both declined 0.2 percent.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 1.5 percent
 over the last 12 months, with virtually all of its major component
 indexes rising at a faster rate over the past six months than they
 did from May to November of 2010.
 
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 3.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 225.964
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.5 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 4.1 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 222.954 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.5
 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 3.3 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.4 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2009 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for June 2011 is scheduled to be released on
 Friday, July 15, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.500.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.03 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.06 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.14 and 0.26 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2010".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2010.pdf
      
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
  Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 
 
 Regions Defined
 
 The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed
 below.
 
 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2006 through December 2010 were replaced in January
 2011.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
 December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
 Information technology, hardware and services series were changed
 from independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted
 in an increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
 seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
 aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
 December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
 data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
 every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 If any of the 82 components change their seasonal adjustment status
 from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series
 for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that
 period will not be changed.  Note: 37 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2011.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2011, BLS adjusted 29
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov.  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.
 
 



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                           to May 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       Apr.        May                      Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                              2011       2011      May     Apr.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    Mar.    Apr.    May  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    224.906    225.964     3.6     0.5     0.5     0.4     0.2 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    673.717    676.887       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    226.248    227.082     3.4     0.4     0.7     0.4     0.4 
   Food.......................................     13.742    226.150    226.976     3.5     0.4     0.8     0.4     0.4 
    Food at home..............................      7.816    224.233    225.356     4.4     0.5     1.1     0.5     0.5 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.090    255.956    259.140     3.1     1.2     0.5     0.1     1.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.813    220.747    223.227     8.5     1.1     1.1     1.1     1.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .839    209.707    211.327     6.9     0.8     1.3     1.7     0.8 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.152    286.501    284.174     2.3    -0.8     1.9    -1.1    -1.3 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .926    166.086    165.862     3.0    -0.1     0.8     1.2     0.0 
     Other food at home.......................      1.996    195.239    196.161     2.5     0.5     1.0     0.3     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .297    203.783    205.285     1.6     0.7     0.7    -0.8     0.7 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    213.818    216.370     8.5     1.2     2.8     0.8     0.4 
      Other foods.............................      1.466    207.892    208.518     1.7     0.3     0.8     0.5     0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .432    123.769    123.343     2.3    -0.3     1.0     0.9    -0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.926    230.082    230.501     2.2     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .329    162.218    162.483     2.5     0.2     0.0     0.2     0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.051    226.053    226.989     2.0     0.4     0.0     0.3     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.460    217.901    218.484     1.2     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     31.955    250.447    250.745     1.1     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.925    252.221    252.393     1.4     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .776    136.597    139.094     2.2     1.8     0.8     0.0     2.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     24.905    258.400    258.587     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.310    258.387    258.574     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .349    126.574    126.780     1.4     0.2    -0.5     0.6     0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.096    217.254    219.956     3.4     1.2     0.6     0.6     0.4 
    Household energy..........................      4.000    190.622    193.498     2.9     1.5     0.6     0.7     0.5 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .309    348.657    347.002    27.3    -0.5     4.6     2.0    -0.5 
     Energy services (3)......................      3.691    190.459    193.698     1.1     1.7     0.2     0.6     0.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.095    178.033    178.521     5.1     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.3 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.409    124.893    125.141    -0.7     0.2    -0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .772    151.338    151.730     0.8     0.3    -0.5     0.5     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.601    122.226    122.271     1.0     0.0    -0.5     0.2     1.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .882    113.487    114.976     1.0     1.3    -0.7     0.0     1.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.520    110.144    109.237     0.5    -0.8    -0.9     0.3     1.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .192    112.323    111.199    -2.8    -1.0     0.1     0.3     0.6 
   Footwear...................................       .700    128.581    129.618     0.7     0.8    -0.2    -0.6     1.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.308    216.867    220.270    13.1     1.6     2.2     1.4    -0.3 
   Private transportation.....................     16.082    212.210    215.829    13.6     1.7     2.3     1.5    -0.2 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.333     98.972     99.915     3.1     1.0     0.8     0.8     1.0 
     New vehicles.............................      3.513    141.462    142.494     3.4     0.7     0.7     0.7     1.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.055    145.968    148.361     4.1     1.6     0.8     1.2     1.1 
    Motor fuel................................      5.079    326.024    337.359    36.8     3.5     5.6     3.2    -2.0 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.865    325.282    336.999    36.9     3.6     5.6     3.3    -2.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .408    141.590    143.328     5.3     1.2    -0.2     0.6     1.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.172    251.458    252.376     2.0     0.4     0.0     0.3     0.4 
   Public transportation......................      1.227    272.187    271.417     7.2    -0.3     1.3     0.2    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.627    398.813    399.375     3.0     0.1     0.2     0.4     0.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.633    324.241    324.399     3.0     0.0     0.5     0.5     0.0 
   Medical care services......................      4.994    421.716    422.438     3.0     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.830    334.978    335.132     2.4     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.0 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.703    637.188    639.456     5.6     0.4     0.2     0.6     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.293    113.368    113.659     0.0     0.3     0.0     0.0     0.3 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.816     98.918     98.707    -0.9    -0.2     0.1     0.0     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.421    130.643    130.600     1.0     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    204.316    204.668     3.9     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .204    522.440    523.640     4.2     0.2     0.6     0.3     0.5 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.903    587.151    588.138     3.9     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.313     83.655     83.466    -1.6    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.138     80.281     80.081    -1.9    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.334    101.191    101.159    -1.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .804      9.176      9.096    -4.0    -0.9    -0.3    -0.3    -0.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .228     72.010     70.898    -7.5    -1.5    -1.6    -0.2    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.497    386.226    385.476     1.5    -0.2    -0.1     0.1    -0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .906    827.287    825.690     3.4    -0.2     0.1    -0.4    -0.2 
   Personal care..............................      2.591    208.485    208.080     0.9    -0.2    -0.2     0.3    -0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .671    161.418    159.478    -0.5    -1.2    -0.2     0.3    -1.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .638    230.380    230.505     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.2     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.055    361.062    361.786     2.3     0.2     0.1     0.4     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     40.012    185.311    186.804     6.5     0.8     1.2     0.8     0.1 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    226.248    227.082     3.4     0.4     0.7     0.4     0.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.219    162.578    164.286     8.4     1.1     1.4     1.0    -0.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.474    214.256    217.037    12.9     1.3     1.8     1.1     0.1 
    Apparel...................................      3.601    122.226    122.271     1.0     0.0    -0.5     0.2     1.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.873    276.504    281.064    16.7     1.6     2.9     1.5    -0.5 
   Durables...................................      9.745    112.242    112.941     1.3     0.6     0.4     0.6     0.6 
 Services.....................................     59.988    264.256    264.883     1.6     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.607    260.963    261.272     1.1     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .349    126.574    126.780     1.4     0.2    -0.5     0.6     0.2 
  Energy services (3).........................      3.691    190.459    193.698     1.1     1.7     0.2     0.6     0.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.095    178.033    178.521     5.1     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.3 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .772    151.338    151.730     0.8     0.3    -0.5     0.5     0.3 
  Transportation services.....................      6.140    267.587    267.832     3.3     0.1     0.5     0.2     0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.994    421.716    422.438     3.0     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.3 
  Other services..............................     11.340    312.593    313.205     1.4     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.258    224.731    225.826     3.6     0.5     0.5     0.4     0.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.045    217.475    218.847     4.7     0.6     0.8     0.6     0.2 
 All items less medical care..................     93.373    216.346    217.414     3.6     0.5     0.6     0.4     0.2 
 Commodities less food........................     26.270    164.964    166.657     8.1     1.0     1.4     1.0    -0.1 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.525    215.090    217.771    12.2     1.2     1.7     1.1     0.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.923    270.729    274.948    15.5     1.6     2.7     1.5    -0.4 
 Nondurables..................................     30.266    221.504    223.413     8.2     0.9     1.4     0.9     0.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.382    288.612    289.676     2.2     0.4     0.2     0.3     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.994    252.100    252.713     1.5     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
 Energy.......................................      9.079    253.495    260.376    21.5     2.7     3.5     2.2    -1.0 
 All items less energy........................     90.921    223.798    224.275     1.8     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.179    224.118    224.534     1.5     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     20.882    145.214    145.657     1.2     0.3     0.1     0.4     0.5 
    Energy commodities........................      5.388    329.419    340.183    36.2     3.3     5.5     3.1    -1.9 
   Services less energy services..............     56.297    271.775    272.158     1.6     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .445     $ .443       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .148     $ .148       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                                   
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      Aug.    Nov.    Feb.    May     Nov.    May  
                                                                                      2010    2010    2011    2011    2010    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  222.270   223.490   224.433   224.804     1.4     2.2     5.6     4.6     1.8     5.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  223.779   225.345   226.330   227.137     0.4     2.3     4.7     6.1     1.4     5.4 
   Food....................................  223.544   225.228   226.231   227.024     0.3     2.4     4.9     6.4     1.4     5.6 
    Food at home...........................  220.800   223.219   224.373   225.440    -0.6     2.8     7.2     8.7     1.1     7.9 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  254.037   255.395   255.751   258.365    -2.1     2.9     5.0     7.0     0.3     6.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  216.444   218.803   221.181   224.390     3.8     7.7     7.4    15.5     5.8    11.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  203.510   206.161   209.707   211.327     2.0     5.3     4.5    16.3     3.6    10.2 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  284.574   289.890   286.716   283.011    -9.1     0.1    22.9    -2.2    -4.6     9.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.958   164.340   166.375   166.304     0.3     1.2     2.3     8.5     0.7     5.4 
     Other food at home....................  192.706   194.602   195.207   196.037    -0.2    -0.2     3.3     7.1    -0.2     5.2 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  204.168   205.505   203.783   205.285    -3.5     0.5     7.3     2.2    -1.5     4.7 
      Fats and oils........................  208.833   214.596   216.297   217.141     1.1     5.6    10.9    16.9     3.3    13.9 
      Other foods..........................  204.936   206.493   207.448   208.214     0.3    -1.3     1.4     6.6    -0.5     3.9 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.438   122.665   123.769   123.343     4.0    -3.8     2.7     6.4     0.0     4.6 
    Food away from home (1)................  228.606   229.282   230.082   230.501     1.5     1.9     1.9     3.4     1.7     2.6 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  161.836   161.886   162.218   162.483     2.5     2.2     3.7     1.6     2.4     2.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  225.415   225.409   226.141   227.134     2.1     1.3     1.7     3.1     1.7     2.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  217.561   217.852   218.192   218.637     0.3     0.4     2.0     2.0     0.3     2.0 
   Shelter.................................  249.867   250.102   250.278   250.707     0.7     0.9     1.4     1.4     0.8     1.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  251.607   251.930   252.102   252.403     0.6     1.7     2.0     1.3     1.1     1.6 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  132.915   133.920   133.885   137.705     2.9    -7.8    -0.2    15.2    -2.6     7.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  258.016   258.204   258.377   258.623     0.6     0.9     1.3     0.9     0.8     1.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  258.003   258.196   258.364   258.610     0.6     0.9     1.3     0.9     0.8     1.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  126.529   125.863   126.574   126.780     4.6     3.3    -3.0     0.8     4.0    -1.1 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  218.231   219.480   220.834   221.800    -0.4    -0.5     8.0     6.7    -0.5     7.3 
    Household energy.......................  192.096   193.211   194.539   195.475    -1.6    -2.0     8.4     7.2    -1.8     7.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  326.919   341.884   348.657   347.002   -13.1    40.1    69.9    26.9    10.4    46.8 
     Energy services (3)...................  193.224   193.654   194.751   195.864    -0.7    -4.6     4.3     5.6    -2.7     5.0 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  176.725   177.684   178.316   178.806     4.4     4.9     6.5     4.8     4.6     5.6 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.493   124.375   124.661   124.859    -1.9    -2.1     0.1     1.2    -2.0     0.6 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  151.358   150.541   151.338   151.730     0.1    -1.2     3.2     1.0    -0.5     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.384   118.770   118.951   120.342     2.8    -2.6     0.8     3.2     0.1     2.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  111.408   110.648   110.613   112.243     5.3    -3.5    -0.8     3.0     0.8     1.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.622   105.708   105.993   107.363     2.1    -4.0     1.3     2.8    -1.0     2.0 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  109.634   109.796   110.154   110.858     4.1    -7.1   -11.7     4.5    -1.7    -3.9 
   Footwear................................  127.691   127.476   126.702   128.540     0.7    -1.7     1.1     2.7    -0.5     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  207.433   212.001   215.016   214.457     4.4     9.6    22.7    14.2     7.0    18.4 
   Private transportation..................  202.446   207.045   210.173   209.664     5.4     9.5    22.7    15.0     7.4    18.8 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   97.490    98.249    99.051    99.997     2.9    -1.7     1.0    10.7     0.6     5.7 
     New vehicles..........................  139.065   140.078   141.092   142.637     1.3    -0.6     2.8    10.7     0.3     6.7 
     Used cars and trucks..................  143.847   144.958   146.704   148.264     8.6    -3.4    -0.9    12.9     2.4     5.8 
    Motor fuel.............................  291.093   307.358   317.215   310.990    11.3    33.2    81.2    30.3    21.7    53.6 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  290.027   306.128   316.333   310.161    11.9    34.3    79.0    30.8    22.6    53.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  140.912   140.686   141.590   143.328     4.5     3.3     6.3     7.0     3.9     6.7 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  250.851   250.820   251.458   252.376     1.8     2.4     1.6     2.5     2.1     2.0 
   Public transportation...................  269.625   273.100   273.781   272.417    -7.1    11.5    22.2     4.2     1.8    12.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  395.615   396.364   397.793   398.739     1.9     3.7     3.1     3.2     2.8     3.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  321.186   322.691   324.241   324.399    -0.1     2.5     5.7     4.1     1.2     4.9 
   Medical care services...................  418.529   418.937   420.282   421.544     2.6     4.2     2.3     2.9     3.4     2.6 
    Professional services..................  333.483   333.993   334.196   334.323     3.8     2.8     2.2     1.0     3.3     1.6 
    Hospital and related services..........  628.137   629.315   633.287   637.925     3.5     8.2     4.5     6.4     5.8     5.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.242   113.228   113.183   113.512    -0.5    -1.4     0.9     1.0    -1.0     0.9 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.395    98.466    98.437    98.424    -2.4    -0.4    -0.7     0.1    -1.4    -0.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  130.759   130.898   131.012   131.168     1.4     0.7     0.8     1.3     1.1     1.0 
   Education (2)...........................  204.456   205.133   205.707   206.559     3.3     2.9     5.4     4.2     3.1     4.8 
    Educational books and supplies.........  519.288   522.344   523.912   526.573    -1.9     6.2     7.1     5.7     2.1     6.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  587.834   589.674   591.314   593.725     3.6     2.7     5.3     4.1     3.1     4.7 
   Communication (2).......................   83.746    83.656    83.576    83.441    -0.2    -1.3    -3.4    -1.4    -0.7    -2.4 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   80.383    80.290    80.201    80.056    -0.2    -1.4    -4.4    -1.6    -0.8    -3.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.316   101.258   101.191   101.159     0.6    -0.8    -3.9    -0.6    -0.1    -2.3 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.189     9.163     9.140     9.084    -2.6    -3.0    -5.8    -4.5    -2.8    -5.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   72.289    71.142    71.002    70.586    -0.2    -4.1   -16.0    -9.1    -2.2   -12.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  385.532   385.215   385.600   384.959     5.5    -0.6     1.9    -0.6     2.4     0.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  829.535   830.693   827.287   825.690    12.8    -0.9     4.3    -1.8     5.8     1.2 
   Personal care...........................  207.783   207.451   208.030   207.704     3.1    -0.5     1.0    -0.2     1.3     0.4 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.325   160.981   161.418   159.478     2.5    -2.3     2.3    -4.5     0.1    -1.1 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.177   230.034   230.380   230.505     0.6    -1.3     1.0     0.6    -0.3     0.8 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  358.894   359.233   360.622   361.046     3.0     2.0     1.9     2.4     2.5     2.2 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  180.549   182.627   184.090   184.226     1.9     3.8    11.2     8.4     2.8     9.8 
  Food and beverages.......................  223.779   225.345   226.330   227.137     0.4     2.3     4.7     6.1     1.4     5.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  157.054   159.267   160.874   160.735     2.8     4.6    15.2     9.7     3.7    12.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  204.142   207.789   210.177   210.446     4.6     9.7    25.4    12.9     7.1    19.0 
    Apparel................................  119.384   118.770   118.951   120.342     2.8    -2.6     0.8     3.2     0.1     2.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  260.797   268.329   272.442   271.195     5.4    13.6    32.3    16.9     9.5    24.4 
   Durables................................  111.024   111.490   112.128   112.843     1.5    -4.0     1.3     6.7    -1.2     4.0 
 Services..................................  263.745   264.161   264.561   265.147     1.0     1.1     2.1     2.1     1.0     2.1 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  260.509   260.389   260.645   261.102     0.1     2.4     0.8     0.9     1.3     0.9 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   126.529   125.863   126.574   126.780     4.6     3.3    -3.0     0.8     4.0    -1.1 
  Energy services (3)......................  193.224   193.654   194.751   195.864    -0.7    -4.6     4.3     5.6    -2.7     5.0 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  176.725   177.684   178.316   178.806     4.4     4.9     6.5     4.8     4.6     5.6 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  151.358   150.541   151.338   151.730     0.1    -1.2     3.2     1.0    -0.5     2.1 
  Transportation services..................  266.061   267.523   268.096   268.408     0.1     4.4     5.1     3.6     2.2     4.4 
  Medical care services....................  418.529   418.937   420.282   421.544     2.6     4.2     2.3     2.9     3.4     2.6 
  Other services...........................  312.190   312.626   312.898   313.707     1.9     0.4     1.4     2.0     1.2     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  222.091   223.237   224.171   224.475     1.6     2.1     5.8     4.4     1.8     5.1 
 All items less shelter....................  213.995   215.619   216.878   217.230     1.7     2.8     7.7     6.2     2.2     6.9 
 All items less medical care...............  213.755   214.982   215.899   216.244     1.3     2.1     5.8     4.7     1.7     5.3 
 Commodities less food.....................  159.553   161.713   163.303   163.195     2.8     4.5    14.7     9.4     3.6    12.0 
 Nondurables less food.....................  205.455   208.940   211.335   211.633     4.0     9.8    23.4    12.6     6.8    17.9 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  256.414   263.245   267.120   266.147     5.0    12.6    29.6    16.1     8.7    22.6 
 Nondurables...............................  214.660   217.689   219.744   220.165     1.8     6.6    14.3    10.7     4.2    12.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  288.270   288.851   289.660   290.391     1.1     1.5     3.1     3.0     1.3     3.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  251.810   252.011   252.413   253.004     0.4     1.9     1.7     1.9     1.1     1.8 
 Energy....................................  237.620   245.941   251.319   248.837     5.0    15.8    45.1    20.3    10.3    32.1 
 All items less energy.....................  222.483   222.992   223.494   224.157     1.0     0.9     2.2     3.0     1.0     2.6 
  All items less food and energy...........  223.029   223.331   223.745   224.387     1.2     0.7     1.8     2.5     0.9     2.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.793   143.917   144.423   145.183     1.4    -1.5     1.2     3.9    -0.1     2.5 
    Energy commodities.....................  294.905   311.218   320.989   314.950     9.7    33.6    80.6    30.1    21.1    53.3 
   Services less energy services...........  270.955   271.371   271.707   272.244     1.1     1.5     2.0     1.9     1.3     1.9 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-U                      Pricing                                           May2011 from--   Apr.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                       
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    May   Mar.  Apr.  Apr.  Feb.  Mar.
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      221.309   223.467   224.906   225.964   3.6   1.1   0.5   3.2   1.6   0.6 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      237.110   239.074   240.267   241.566   3.2   1.0   0.5   2.8   1.3   0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      238.798   240.599   241.626   242.976   2.9   1.0   0.6   2.6   1.2   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      141.547   143.001   143.987   144.697   3.8   1.2   0.5   3.5   1.7   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      211.090   212.954   214.535   215.899   3.8   1.4   0.6   3.3   1.6   0.7 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.503   213.449   214.878   216.376   3.8   1.4   0.7   3.2   1.6   0.7 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      135.665   136.834   138.005   138.827   3.8   1.5   0.6   3.4   1.7   0.9 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      208.156   209.713   211.314   212.210   4.0   1.2   0.4   3.4   1.5   0.8 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      214.735   217.214   218.820   219.820   4.0   1.2   0.5   3.4   1.9   0.7 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      216.145   218.391   219.944   220.982   3.7   1.2   0.5   3.2   1.8   0.7 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      136.625   138.211   139.177   139.833   4.0   1.2   0.5   3.4   1.9   0.7 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      218.772   222.275   224.716   225.416   5.2   1.4   0.3   4.7   2.7   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      224.431   226.558   227.837   228.516   3.2   0.9   0.3   3.0   1.5   0.6 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      228.444   230.707   231.808   232.393   3.0   0.7   0.3   3.0   1.5   0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      135.826   137.200   138.174   138.598   3.5   1.0   0.3   3.0   1.7   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      201.974   203.833   204.963   205.944   3.3   1.0   0.5   3.0   1.5   0.6 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      136.960   138.404   139.413   140.062   3.8   1.2   0.5   3.3   1.8   0.7 
   D.........................................    M      214.862   216.988   218.920   219.873   4.3   1.3   0.4   3.8   1.9   0.9 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      216.192   217.880   218.762   220.094   3.3   1.0   0.6   2.7   1.2   0.4 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      229.729   232.241   233.319   233.367   3.1   0.5   0.0   3.3   1.6   0.5 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      243.832   245.617   246.489   248.073   2.9   1.0   0.6   2.5   1.1   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   242.787         -   244.574   2.7   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   209.372         -   212.175   4.0   1.3     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   206.967         -   208.794   3.3   0.9     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   146.044         -   147.554   3.9   1.0     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      205.744         -   209.215         -     -     -     -   2.5   1.7     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      206.816         -   211.673         -     -     -     -   3.1   2.3     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      197.224         -   201.624         -     -     -     -   3.9   2.2     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      227.451         -   231.503         -     -     -     -   4.0   1.8     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      230.878         -   233.143         -     -     -     -   2.5   1.0     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      229.981         -   234.121         -     -     -     -   2.8   1.8     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      229.482         -   231.314         -     -     -     -   2.1   0.8     - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                           to May 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       Apr.        May                      Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                              2011       2011      May     Apr.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    Mar.    Apr.    May  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    221.743    222.954     4.1     0.5     0.6     0.5     0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    660.503    664.113       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    225.667    226.473     3.5     0.4     0.7     0.5     0.4 
   Food.......................................     15.315    225.439    226.257     3.6     0.4     0.8     0.5     0.4 
    Food at home..............................      8.906    223.245    224.386     4.6     0.5     1.1     0.5     0.5 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.236    256.912    259.862     3.2     1.1     0.6     0.2     0.9 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.227    220.753    223.356     8.8     1.2     1.2     1.1     1.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .917    208.951    210.488     7.1     0.7     1.4     1.8     0.7 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.219    284.147    281.424     2.3    -1.0     2.0    -1.3    -1.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.091    165.553    165.160     2.8    -0.2     0.9     1.2    -0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.217    194.281    195.396     2.5     0.6     0.9     0.3     0.6 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .324    202.613    204.161     1.6     0.8     0.5    -0.9     0.8 
      Fats and oils...........................       .258    214.363    216.820     8.4     1.1     2.6     0.7     0.3 
      Other foods.............................      1.635    207.711    208.632     1.8     0.4     0.7     0.4     0.6 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .463    123.797    123.673     2.3    -0.1     1.0     0.8    -0.1 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.409    230.174    230.521     2.2     0.2     0.3     0.4     0.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    163.275    163.498     2.9     0.1     0.1     0.3     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.086    227.552    228.197     2.1     0.3     0.2     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.228    214.523    215.135     1.2     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     29.811    244.420    244.618     1.1     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.396    250.579    250.704     1.4     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .436    138.699    140.814     2.7     1.5     0.8     0.4     2.7 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.672    234.133    234.272     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     19.942    234.127    234.266     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    127.654    127.859     1.4     0.2    -0.9     0.6     0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.633    215.338    218.216     3.2     1.3     0.5     0.6     0.5 
    Household energy..........................      4.476    188.078    191.103     2.8     1.6     0.5     0.7     0.5 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .301    347.371    345.830    25.9    -0.4     4.4     1.7    -0.4 
     Energy services (3)......................      4.175    189.281    192.646     1.3     1.8     0.2     0.6     0.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.157    178.392    178.896     5.0     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.3 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.784    120.873    121.238    -0.6     0.3     0.0     0.2     0.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .364    153.923    154.378     0.8     0.3    -0.5     0.6     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.668    121.140    121.312     0.9     0.1    -0.6     0.3     1.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .921    113.477    115.079     1.1     1.4    -1.2     0.2     1.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.502    109.589    108.704     0.8    -0.8    -1.0     0.8     1.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .280    115.274    114.150    -3.2    -1.0     0.1     0.3     0.8 
   Footwear...................................       .750    128.602    129.810     0.9     0.9     0.0    -0.4     1.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     19.418    218.352    222.153    14.5     1.7     2.4     1.6    -0.3 
   Private transportation.....................     18.631    215.044    218.946    14.8     1.8     2.5     1.6    -0.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.914     98.172     99.236     3.4     1.1     0.8     0.9     1.0 
     New vehicles.............................      3.320    142.475    143.476     3.4     0.7     0.8     0.7     1.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      3.003    146.907    149.304     4.1     1.6     0.8     1.2     1.1 
    Motor fuel................................      6.470    327.663    338.832    36.8     3.4     5.6     3.2    -2.0 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      6.193    327.095    338.656    37.0     3.5     5.6     3.3    -2.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .479    141.505    143.257     5.2     1.2     0.0     0.6     1.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.184    253.990    255.042     2.1     0.4    -0.1     0.2     0.4 
   Public transportation......................       .787    268.501    268.226     7.2    -0.1     1.1     0.3    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    400.683    401.316     3.2     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.3 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.318    315.798    316.099     3.1     0.1     0.5     0.5     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.038    425.450    426.210     3.2     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.220    338.558    338.828     2.6     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.414    640.223    642.422     6.1     0.3     0.2     0.5     0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.862    109.933    110.219     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.3 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.959     99.523     99.331    -0.6    -0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.118    124.993    124.934     0.4     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      2.380    201.611    202.023     4.0     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .199    526.990    528.326     4.6     0.3     0.4     0.3     0.5 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.181    566.469    567.600     3.9     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.738     86.057     85.877    -1.8    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.605     83.719     83.534    -2.0    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.823    100.643    100.610    -1.5     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .782      9.710      9.623    -4.0    -0.9    -0.2    -0.3    -0.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .208     71.220     70.071    -8.7    -1.6    -1.8    -0.5    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.950    415.578    414.594     1.9    -0.2    -0.1     0.0    -0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.450    832.003    830.137     3.4    -0.2     0.1    -0.4    -0.2 
   Personal care..............................      2.500    206.422    205.919     1.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.2    -0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .717    162.088    160.083    -0.1    -1.2    -0.2     0.3    -1.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .572    230.597    230.709     0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.027    362.774    363.466     2.5     0.2     0.0     0.4     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.898    189.816    191.543     7.4     0.9     1.3     0.9     0.0 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    225.667    226.473     3.5     0.4     0.7     0.5     0.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.497    169.461    171.531     9.7     1.2     1.6     1.1    -0.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     17.244    226.985    230.306    14.5     1.5     2.1     1.3     0.0 
    Apparel...................................      3.668    121.140    121.312     0.9     0.1    -0.6     0.3     1.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     13.576    297.497    302.815    18.4     1.8     3.4     1.5    -0.5 
   Durables...................................     10.253    113.678    114.560     1.8     0.8     0.5     0.6     0.8 
 Services.....................................     56.102    259.419    260.062     1.6     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.504    235.544    235.734     1.1     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    127.654    127.859     1.4     0.2    -0.9     0.6     0.2 
  Energy services (3).........................      4.175    189.281    192.646     1.3     1.8     0.2     0.6     0.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.157    178.392    178.896     5.0     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.3 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .364    153.923    154.378     0.8     0.3    -0.5     0.6     0.3 
  Transportation services.....................      5.994    267.258    267.729     3.3     0.2     0.4     0.3     0.2 
  Medical care services.......................      4.038    425.450    426.210     3.2     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.563    298.262    298.779     1.1     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.685    220.894    222.174     4.2     0.6     0.6     0.5     0.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     70.189    215.853    217.445     5.4     0.7     0.9     0.7     0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    214.442    215.660     4.2     0.6     0.7     0.5     0.1 
 Commodities less food........................     28.583    171.564    173.603     9.4     1.2     1.6     1.1    -0.1 
 Nondurables less food........................     18.329    227.290    230.472    13.8     1.4     2.0     1.3     0.0 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.662    290.247    295.146    17.1     1.7     3.2     1.4    -0.4 
 Nondurables..................................     33.644    227.661    229.820     9.1     0.9     1.6     1.0     0.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.598    254.540    255.643     2.1     0.4     0.2     0.3     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.065    247.899    248.528     1.4     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.2 
 Energy.......................................     10.946    256.400    263.494    22.5     2.8     3.7     2.3    -1.1 
 All items less energy........................     89.054    218.537    219.041     1.9     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     73.739    217.525    217.966     1.5     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.812    147.472    148.045     1.4     0.4     0.1     0.4     0.6 
    Energy commodities........................      6.771    330.157    340.895    36.3     3.3     5.6     3.1    -1.9 
   Services less energy services..............     51.927    267.077    267.410     1.6     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .451     $ .449       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .151     $ .151       -       -       -       -       - 

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



 Table 5. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by
 expenditure category and commodity and service group

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                                   
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      Aug.    Nov.    Feb.    May     Nov.    May  
                                                                                      2010    2010    2011    2011    2010    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  218.702   220.122   221.212   221.529     1.6     2.5     6.6     5.3     2.0     5.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  223.029   224.691   225.708   226.540     0.6     2.4     4.6     6.4     1.5     5.5 
   Food....................................  222.716   224.464   225.485   226.319     0.5     2.5     4.9     6.6     1.5     5.8 
    Food at home...........................  219.728   222.200   223.322   224.492    -0.3     2.8     7.3     9.0     1.3     8.1 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  254.751   256.158   256.620   259.020    -2.1     2.9     5.1     6.9     0.4     6.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  216.300   218.838   221.143   224.521     4.3     7.7     7.6    16.1     6.0    11.8 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  202.335   205.163   208.951   210.488     2.4     5.0     4.6    17.1     3.7    10.7 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  282.396   288.166   284.305   280.367    -9.1     0.0    24.2    -2.8    -4.7     9.9 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.352   163.753   165.778   165.582     0.2     1.4     1.6     8.2     0.8     4.8 
     Other food at home....................  191.912   193.640   194.133   195.230     0.1    -0.6     3.6     7.1    -0.3     5.3 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  203.373   204.408   202.613   204.161    -4.1     1.4     7.9     1.6    -1.4     4.7 
      Fats and oils........................  209.238   214.678   216.271   216.992     1.9     5.2    11.2    15.7     3.5    13.4 
      Other foods..........................  204.938   206.374   207.193   208.363     0.7    -1.9     1.6     6.9    -0.6     4.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.605   122.850   123.797   123.673     3.1    -3.5     3.0     7.0    -0.2     4.9 
    Food away from home (1)................  228.596   229.293   230.174   230.521     1.5     2.1     1.7     3.4     1.8     2.6 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  162.728   162.850   163.275   163.498     2.5     4.0     3.3     1.9     3.2     2.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  226.181   226.591   227.525   228.327     2.5     1.1     0.9     3.8     1.8     2.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  214.274   214.579   214.943   215.372     0.1     0.6     2.2     2.1     0.3     2.1 
   Shelter.................................  243.891   244.098   244.287   244.622     0.5     1.1     1.5     1.2     0.8     1.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  249.881   250.220   250.444   250.687     0.3     1.7     2.1     1.3     1.0     1.7 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  134.483   135.526   136.073   139.738     2.2    -5.8    -0.7    16.6    -1.9     7.6 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  233.818   233.967   234.102   234.326     0.5     1.0     1.4     0.9     0.8     1.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  233.819   233.963   234.097   234.320     0.5     1.0     1.4     0.9     0.8     1.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  128.035   126.914   127.654   127.859     4.8     3.3    -1.6    -0.5     4.0    -1.1 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  216.540   217.690   219.052   220.111    -0.1    -0.9     7.3     6.8    -0.5     7.0 
    Household energy.......................  189.762   190.781   192.083   193.096    -1.1    -2.2     7.6     7.2    -1.7     7.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  326.950   341.440   347.371   345.830   -13.4    39.7    66.1    25.2    10.0    44.2 
     Energy services (3)...................  192.035   192.493   193.645   194.818    -0.3    -4.5     4.3     5.9    -2.4     5.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  177.057   177.954   178.669   179.223     4.0     4.8     6.1     5.0     4.4     5.5 
   Household furnishings and operations....  120.458   120.458   120.697   121.006    -2.4    -1.7    -0.2     1.8    -2.1     0.8 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  153.703   152.965   153.923   154.378     1.0    -2.0     2.4     1.8    -0.5     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.404   117.667   118.059   119.528     0.8    -1.9     0.9     3.9    -0.6     2.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  111.786   110.496   110.770   112.512     4.0    -2.9     0.8     2.6     0.5     1.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.045   104.954   105.750   106.951    -0.7    -1.2     1.5     3.5    -0.9     2.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  112.572   112.693   112.979   113.863     0.7    -5.7   -11.6     4.7    -2.5    -3.8 
   Footwear................................  127.194   127.212   126.695   128.720     0.0    -3.6     2.5     4.9    -1.8     3.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  207.843   212.833   216.214   215.500     5.5    10.1    25.2    15.6     7.8    20.3 
   Private transportation..................  204.353   209.373   212.808   212.103     6.0    10.2    25.3    16.1     8.1    20.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.700    97.462    98.310    99.292     3.9    -2.0     0.9    11.2     0.9     5.9 
     New vehicles..........................  140.067   141.132   142.121   143.630     1.2    -0.9     3.0    10.6     0.1     6.7 
     Used cars and trucks..................  144.792   145.911   147.635   149.198     8.6    -3.2    -0.9    12.7     2.5     5.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  292.327   308.827   318.736   312.340    11.1    32.5    82.5    30.3    21.3    54.2 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  291.392   307.739   318.025   311.697    11.8    32.2    82.1    30.9    21.5    54.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  140.763   140.693   141.505   143.257     4.3     3.1     6.2     7.3     3.7     6.7 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  253.524   253.391   253.990   255.042     2.0     2.5     1.5     2.4     2.2     1.9 
   Public transportation...................  266.108   268.996   269.886   269.065    -5.4     9.4    22.2     4.5     1.7    13.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  397.444   398.099   399.544   400.682     2.1     3.8     3.4     3.3     3.0     3.3 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  312.764   314.190   315.798   316.099     0.1     2.4     5.9     4.3     1.2     5.1 
   Medical care services...................  422.224   422.517   423.843   425.316     2.8     4.3     2.6     3.0     3.6     2.8 
    Professional services..................  337.029   337.449   337.866   337.966     3.8     2.8     2.5     1.1     3.3     1.8 
    Hospital and related services..........  630.894   632.454   635.892   641.005     4.2     8.6     5.0     6.6     6.4     5.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  109.742   109.798   109.747   110.076    -0.8    -2.1     1.9     1.2    -1.5     1.5 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.020    99.167    99.080    99.080    -2.1    -0.4    -0.3     0.2    -1.3     0.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.081   125.167   125.225   125.340     1.2     0.1    -0.6     0.8     0.7     0.1 
   Education (2)...........................  201.628   202.290   202.814   203.768     3.2     2.9     5.4     4.3     3.1     4.8 
    Educational books and supplies.........  524.817   526.817   528.629   531.355    -1.2     5.8     9.1     5.1     2.2     7.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  566.738   568.569   569.997   572.656     3.7     2.6     5.0     4.2     3.2     4.6 
   Communication (2).......................   86.152    86.067    85.989    85.857    -0.1    -1.6    -4.2    -1.4    -0.8    -2.8 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   83.822    83.735    83.651    83.513    -0.1    -1.6    -4.9    -1.5    -0.8    -3.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  100.768   100.701   100.643   100.610     0.5    -1.0    -4.7    -0.6    -0.2    -2.7 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.722     9.699     9.674     9.612    -2.2    -3.7    -5.8    -4.4    -2.9    -5.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   71.808    70.542    70.196    69.761    -0.8    -5.7   -16.6   -10.9    -3.3   -13.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  415.238   414.916   414.900   414.012     6.8    -0.7     2.7    -1.2     3.0     0.8 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  834.343   835.368   832.003   830.137    12.8    -0.9     4.3    -2.0     5.7     1.1 
   Personal care...........................  205.822   205.424   205.891   205.463     3.5    -0.5     1.8    -0.7     1.5     0.6 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.974   161.667   162.088   160.083     2.7    -1.4     2.9    -4.6     0.6    -0.9 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.418   230.252   230.597   230.709     0.6    -1.3     1.0     0.5    -0.4     0.7 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  360.922   360.899   362.235   363.012     2.4     2.5     2.6     2.3     2.5     2.5 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  184.454   186.856   188.512   188.580     2.3     4.3    12.7     9.3     3.3    11.0 
  Food and beverages.......................  223.029   224.691   225.708   226.540     0.6     2.4     4.6     6.4     1.5     5.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  163.087   165.737   167.620   167.363     3.3     5.5    17.8    10.9     4.4    14.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  215.122   219.564   222.388   222.447     4.7    12.1    28.1    14.3     8.3    21.0 
    Apparel................................  118.404   117.667   118.059   119.528     0.8    -1.9     0.9     3.9    -0.6     2.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  278.583   287.991   292.312   290.849     6.4    15.2    34.7    18.8    10.7    26.5 
   Durables................................  112.365   112.981   113.705   114.560     2.2    -4.3     1.5     8.0    -1.1     4.7 
 Services..................................  258.975   259.346   259.786   260.366     1.0     1.1     2.1     2.2     1.0     2.1 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  235.112   235.189   235.375   235.649     0.3     1.8     1.3     0.9     1.1     1.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   128.035   126.914   127.654   127.859     4.8     3.3    -1.6    -0.5     4.0    -1.1 
  Energy services (3)......................  192.035   192.493   193.645   194.818    -0.3    -4.5     4.3     5.9    -2.4     5.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  177.057   177.954   178.669   179.223     4.0     4.8     6.1     5.0     4.4     5.5 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  153.703   152.965   153.923   154.378     1.0    -2.0     2.4     1.8    -0.5     2.1 
  Transportation services..................  265.678   266.766   267.612   268.275     1.4     3.9     4.1     4.0     2.6     4.0 
  Medical care services....................  422.224   422.517   423.843   425.316     2.8     4.3     2.6     3.0     3.6     2.8 
  Other services...........................  297.790   298.163   298.388   299.096     1.7     0.1     0.9     1.8     0.9     1.3 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  217.800   219.161   220.262   220.488     1.8     2.5     6.9     5.0     2.1     6.0 
 All items less shelter....................  211.871   213.745   215.173   215.486     2.1     3.0     8.8     7.0     2.6     7.9 
 All items less medical care...............  211.434   212.864   213.934   214.223     1.6     2.4     6.8     5.4     2.0     6.1 
 Commodities less food.....................  165.304   167.903   169.766   169.536     3.3     5.3    17.1    10.6     4.3    13.8 
 Nondurables less food.....................  215.973   220.224   223.009   223.118     4.5    11.4    26.3    13.9     7.9    20.0 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  272.891   281.517   285.598   284.399     6.0    14.1    31.9    18.0    10.0    24.7 
 Nondurables...............................  219.926   223.418   225.644   226.125     2.0     7.2    16.0    11.8     4.6    13.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  254.399   254.803   255.550   256.332     1.2     1.2     2.9     3.1     1.2     3.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  247.660   247.897   248.319   248.874     0.6     1.4     1.9     2.0     1.0     1.9 
 Energy....................................  239.431   248.232   253.853   251.126     5.6    16.4    47.6    21.0    10.8    33.7 
 All items less energy.....................  217.170   217.702   218.248   218.935     1.1     0.9     2.3     3.3     1.0     2.8 
  All items less food and energy...........  216.431   216.717   217.167   217.826     1.3     0.6     1.7     2.6     0.9     2.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  146.034   146.215   146.774   147.607     1.7    -1.6     1.3     4.4     0.1     2.9 
    Energy commodities.....................  295.209   311.719   321.527   315.284     9.9    32.8    81.7    30.1    20.8    53.8 
   Services less energy services...........  266.270   266.630   266.988   267.500     1.1     1.5     1.9     1.9     1.3     1.9 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 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                                           May2011 from--   Apr.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                       
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    May   Mar.  Apr.  Apr.  Feb.  Mar.
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      217.535   220.024   221.743   222.954   4.1   1.3   0.5   3.6   1.9   0.8 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      235.109   237.377   238.756   240.209   3.7   1.2   0.6   3.3   1.6   0.6 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      235.230   237.239   238.390   239.852   3.5   1.1   0.6   3.0   1.3   0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      142.691   144.395   145.520   146.390   4.2   1.4   0.6   3.8   2.0   0.8 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      206.981   209.094   210.991   212.572   4.4   1.7   0.7   3.7   1.9   0.9 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      206.516   208.740   210.508   212.272   4.4   1.7   0.8   3.7   1.9   0.8 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      135.841   137.189   138.552   139.532   4.3   1.7   0.7   3.8   2.0   1.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      206.306   208.108   209.987   211.052   4.5   1.4   0.5   3.8   1.8   0.9 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      212.416   215.272   217.234   218.437   4.6   1.5   0.6   3.9   2.3   0.9 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      214.129   216.680   218.615   219.971   4.2   1.5   0.6   3.6   2.1   0.9 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      135.919   137.789   138.962   139.744   4.6   1.4   0.6   3.9   2.2   0.9 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      219.352   223.059   225.869   226.539   5.5   1.6   0.3   5.1   3.0   1.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      219.368   221.830   223.268   223.944   3.7   1.0   0.3   3.4   1.8   0.6 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      221.848   224.576   225.833   226.399   3.6   0.8   0.3   3.5   1.8   0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      135.845   137.331   138.362   138.816   3.8   1.1   0.3   3.3   1.9   0.8 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      201.033   203.220   204.607   205.758   3.9   1.2   0.6   3.4   1.8   0.7 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      136.808   138.471   139.645   140.412   4.3   1.4   0.5   3.8   2.1   0.8 
   D.........................................    M      213.495   215.928   218.220   219.159   4.8   1.5   0.4   4.2   2.2   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      210.106   212.256   213.633   215.358   4.2   1.5   0.8   3.5   1.7   0.6 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      222.814   225.770   227.051   226.842   3.7   0.5  -0.1   3.9   1.9   0.6 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      239.750   241.667   242.697   244.316   3.5   1.1   0.7   2.9   1.2   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   244.324         -   246.825   3.3   1.0     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   201.146         -   204.105   4.4   1.5     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   211.227         -   214.038   4.3   1.3     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   146.572         -   148.638   4.6   1.4     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      204.611         -   208.356         -     -     -     -   2.6   1.8     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      202.849         -   208.217         -     -     -     -   3.6   2.6     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      195.677         -   200.997         -     -     -     -   4.4   2.7     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      225.346         -   229.675         -     -     -     -   4.1   1.9     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      231.306         -   233.441         -     -     -     -   2.7   0.9     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      226.638         -   231.600         -     -     -     -   3.5   2.2     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      225.790         -   228.313         -     -     -     -   2.7   1.1     - 

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



 Table 7. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U): U.S. city average, by
 expenditure category and commodity and service group

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes          May 2011 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Apr.      May       May       Apr.  
                                                              2011      2011      2010      2011  
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items ...................................    100.000  R129.408  R129.943       3.3       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   131.682   132.139       3.3       0.3 
   Food.......................................     13.493   131.848   132.312       3.4       0.4 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   127.631   128.239       4.3       0.5 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   137.614   137.864       2.2       0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   130.206   130.585       1.8       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Housing ....................................     42.074  R129.071  R129.406       1.0       0.3 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   132.241   132.401       1.0       0.1 
   Fuels and utilities .......................      5.231  R159.248  R161.135       3.0       1.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.568    92.735      -1.1       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    91.583    91.536       0.5      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   145.823   147.954      12.8       1.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   146.817   149.155      13.3       1.6 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   133.188   132.800       7.1      -0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   154.243   154.437       2.8       0.1 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   136.565   136.610       2.8       0.0 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   160.719   160.971       2.8       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   102.570   102.724      -0.9       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   112.667   112.573       0.6      -0.1 
   Education..................................      2.804   188.494   188.805       3.8       0.2 
   Communication..............................      3.484    71.688    71.485      -2.0      -0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   142.309   142.007       2.5      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services ....................................     59.383  R137.017  R137.336       1.5       0.2 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   120.357   121.173       5.9       0.7 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.185    81.572       0.6       0.5 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   140.911   141.964       7.8       0.7 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   121.368   121.566       1.3       0.2 
 Energy ......................................      9.606  R214.257  R219.671      20.3       2.5 

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

Last Modified Date: August 18, 2011
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