Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release







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 (NOTE: This release was reissued on Friday, July 16, 2010, to correct
 errors in the January-April 2010 data. Corrections have been made to
 Table 7.  There were no changes made to the text of the release.)
 
 
                    Consumer Price Index - May 2010

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined 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 index
 increased 2.0 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 For the second month in a row a decline in the energy index accounted
 for the seasonally adjusted decrease in the all items index. The
 index for energy decreased 2.9 percent in May and more than offset a
 slight increase in the index for all items less food and energy. The
 food index was unchanged.  Within the energy component, the gasoline
 index accounted for most of the decrease, although all the major
 energy indexes declined.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 May, posting a monthly increase for only the second time this year.
 Contributing to the May rise were increases in a number of indexes
 including shelter, used cars and trucks, tobacco, apparel, and
 medical care. The index has increased 0.9 percent over the last 12
 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.
                              2009  2009  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010   ended 
                                                                       May 2010
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .2    .2    .2    .0    .1   -.1   -.2      2.0
  Food......................    .1    .1    .2    .1    .2    .2    .0       .7
   Food at home.............    .0    .2    .4    .1    .5    .2    .0       .3
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .1    .1    .1    .0    .1    .1      1.1
  Energy....................   2.2    .8   2.8   -.5    .0  -1.4  -2.9     14.7
   Energy commodities.......   3.0   1.6   4.9  -1.3  -1.0  -2.1  -4.8     27.0
    Gasoline (all types)....   2.7   2.3   4.4  -1.4   -.8  -2.4  -5.2     27.0
    Fuel oil (1)............   7.4    .0   6.1  -2.4    .7   2.3  -1.4     27.1
   Energy services..........   1.1   -.3    .0    .5   1.4   -.5   -.5      1.1
    Electricity.............   1.2   -.2  -1.1   -.5   2.1    .7   -.4       .7
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............    .9   -.7   3.5   3.9   -.7  -4.4  -1.0      2.3
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .0    .1   -.1    .1    .0    .0    .1       .9
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .1    .1   -.1   -.1   -.3    .1      1.1
    New vehicles............    .5   -.2   -.5    .1    .1    .0    .1      1.9
    Used cars and trucks....   1.9   2.2   1.5    .7    .5    .2    .6     16.2
    Apparel.................   -.3    .4   -.1   -.7   -.4   -.7    .2      -.6
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .1   -.1    .7    .8    .4    .2    .1      3.4
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .0    .1   -.2    .1    .1    .2    .1       .9
    Shelter.................   -.2    .0   -.5    .0   -.1    .0    .1      -.7
    Transportation services     .5    .3   -.3    .4    .4    .4    .4      4.3
    Medical care services...    .3    .2    .5    .4    .3    .3    .0      3.4

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


 Consumer Price Index Data for May 2010
 
 Food
 
 The food index was unchanged in May after increasing 0.2 percent each
 of the last two months. The food away from home index rose 0.1
 percent while the food at home index was unchanged. Within the food
 at home group, declines in the indexes for fruits and vegetables and
 for nonalcoholic beverages offset increases in the other major
 grocery store food group indexes. The fruits and vegetables index
 fell 1.1 percent after declining 0.2 percent in April. The index for
 nonalcoholic beverages declined 0.8 percent. The index for meats,
 poultry, fish, and eggs rose 0.4 percent due to increases in the beef
 and pork indexes. The index for other food at home rose 0.3 percent,
 and the indexes for cereals and bakery products and for dairy and
 related products both increased 0.2 percent. For the past 12 months
 the food index has risen 0.7 percent, with the index for food at home
 up 0.3 percent and the index for food away from home up 1.1 percent.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index declined 2.9 percent in May following a 1.4 percent
 decrease in April. The gasoline index declined 5.2 percent in May
 after falling 2.4 percent in April. (Before seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices rose 0.7 percent in May.) The index for household
 energy also declined in May, falling 0.6 percent. The fuel oil index
 declined 1.4 percent, the index for natural gas fell 1.0 percent, and
 the electricity index decreased 0.4 percent. Despite the May decline,
 the energy index has risen 14.7 percent over the last 12 months, with
 all components increasing during that time period including a 27.0
 percent increase in the gasoline index.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in May
 after being unchanged each of the previous two months. The shelter
 index increased for the first time since August 2009, rising 0.1
 percent. The rise was mostly due to the index for lodging away from
 home, which increased 2.5 percent. The indexes for both rent and
 owners' equivalent rent were unchanged in May. Several transportation
 indexes rose in May. The index for used cars and trucks increased 0.6
 percent and has now risen 16.2 percent over the last 12 months. The
 index for new vehicles also increased, rising 0.1 percent. The index
 for airline fares rose 1.9 percent in May after increasing 2.2
 percent in April. The tobacco index rose 1.3 percent in May, and the
 indexes for apparel and for medical care posted small increases of
 0.2 percent and 0.1 percent, respectively. The index for household
 furnishings and operations was unchanged in May after declining in
 each of the previous four months. The index for recreation was also
 unchanged. Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food
 and energy has risen 0.9 percent, well below the 2.0 percent average
 annual increase over the past 10 years.
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 2.0 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 218.178
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 2.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 214.124 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1
 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 2.0 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.1 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2008 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for June 2010 is scheduled to be released on
 Friday, July 16, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



























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





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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                           to May 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Apr.        May                      Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                              2010       2010      May     Apr.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Mar.    Apr.    May  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    218.009    218.178     2.0     0.1     0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    653.059    653.564       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.536    219.693     0.7     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.0 
   Food.......................................     13.738    219.218    219.374     0.7     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.0 
    Food at home..............................      7.801    215.737    215.793     0.3     0.0     0.5     0.2     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.108    250.425    251.269    -0.6     0.3    -0.1    -0.3     0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.745    205.178    205.679     0.9     0.2     0.2     1.4     0.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .820    197.308    197.749     0.9     0.2     0.0    -0.8     0.2 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.153    279.272    277.887     1.4    -0.5     3.4    -0.2    -1.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .952    162.128    160.982    -1.1    -0.7     0.0     0.4    -0.8 
     Other food at home.......................      2.023    191.017    191.461     0.2     0.2    -0.2     0.0     0.3 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .295    200.775    202.123     2.9     0.7    -1.1     0.1     1.2 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    197.749    199.510    -0.6     0.9    -0.5     0.7     0.1 
      Other foods.............................      1.496    204.947    205.036    -0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.2     0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .439    122.298    120.607    -1.8    -1.4     0.9     0.0    -1.4 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.937    225.276    225.573     1.1     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    158.738    158.529     2.2    -0.1     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.056    222.299    222.463     1.1     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.960    215.798    215.981    -0.5     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     32.289    248.031    248.100    -0.7     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.966    249.012    248.925    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .769    134.331    136.121     0.3     1.3     0.3     1.4     2.5 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     25.206    256.170    256.163    -0.3     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.593    256.165    256.159    -0.3     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .347    124.879    125.036     3.6     0.1     0.0     0.4     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.081    211.726    212.773     3.1     0.5     1.1    -0.2    -0.4 
    Household energy..........................      4.028    187.054    188.017     2.3     0.5     1.3    -0.4    -0.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .276    278.080    272.606    21.1    -2.0    -0.5     0.7    -2.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.752    190.284    191.628     1.1     0.7     1.4    -0.5    -0.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.052    169.116    169.825     6.5     0.4     0.5     0.6     0.5 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.590    125.997    126.029    -2.8     0.0    -0.4    -0.5     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.068    150.575     0.7     0.3     0.2     0.0     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.695    122.143    121.006    -0.6    -0.9    -0.4    -0.7     0.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .903    113.692    113.885    -2.8     0.2    -0.7    -0.6     0.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.580    110.816    108.686    -0.7    -1.9    -0.5    -1.5     0.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .196    116.469    114.412     0.2    -1.8     0.4     0.2    -0.4 
   Footwear...................................       .721    129.432    128.738     1.0    -0.5    -1.0     0.0     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.685    193.994    194.761    10.7     0.4    -0.1    -0.5    -1.2 
   Private transportation.....................     15.497    189.503    190.071    10.7     0.3    -0.1    -0.7    -1.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.386     96.815     96.890     4.5     0.1     0.2    -0.2     0.2 
     New vehicles.............................      3.573    138.174    137.750     1.9    -0.3     0.1     0.0     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.012    141.315    142.537    16.2     0.9     0.5     0.2     0.6 
    Motor fuel................................      4.525    244.801    246.671    27.4     0.8    -1.1    -2.3    -5.0 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.337    244.347    246.080    27.0     0.7    -0.8    -2.4    -5.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .401    135.701    136.135     1.3     0.3    -0.1     0.1     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.167    247.355    247.311     2.0     0.0     0.3     0.3     0.0 
   Public transportation......................      1.187    249.135    253.275    10.7     1.7     0.5     1.7     1.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.513    387.703    387.762     3.4     0.0     0.3     0.2     0.1 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.611    314.535    314.923     3.4     0.1     0.4     0.2     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.902    410.256    410.173     3.4     0.0     0.3     0.3     0.0 
    Professional services.....................      2.796    327.015    327.121     2.4     0.0     0.0     0.2     0.0 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.619    604.756    605.313     7.3     0.1     1.0     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.437    113.781    113.684    -0.5    -0.1    -0.1     0.3     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.894    100.074     99.572    -2.3    -0.5     0.1    -0.1    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.434    129.344    129.270     2.2    -0.1     0.3     0.2     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      3.035    196.798    196.917     4.8     0.1     0.6     0.5     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .200    501.170    502.345     6.3     0.2     0.0     0.2     0.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.835    565.709    565.983     4.7     0.0     0.6     0.5     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.399     84.947     84.809    -0.3    -0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.225     81.784     81.641    -0.5    -0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.392    102.394    102.369     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .833      9.530      9.473    -3.1    -0.6     0.1    -0.2    -0.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .246     78.234     76.676    -9.1    -2.0     0.0    -0.4    -1.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.483    378.911    379.714     2.7     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .871    788.066    798.192     7.8     1.3     0.2     0.1     1.3 
   Personal care..............................      2.612    206.599    206.296     0.8    -0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .688    161.601    160.351    -1.7    -0.8     0.2    -0.5    -0.8 
    Personal care services (1)................       .642    229.635    230.013     1.1     0.2     0.1     0.5     0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.048    352.779    353.522     3.1     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.816    175.333    175.333     3.7     0.0    -0.1    -0.4    -0.6 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.536    219.693     0.7     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.021    151.621    151.559     5.6     0.0    -0.2    -0.7    -0.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.044    192.335    192.201     8.3    -0.1    -0.8    -1.3    -1.5 
    Apparel...................................      3.695    122.143    121.006    -0.6    -0.9    -0.4    -0.7     0.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.349    240.381    240.876    11.5     0.2    -0.6    -1.6    -2.0 
   Durables...................................      9.978    111.450    111.454     1.6     0.0    -0.1    -0.2     0.1 
 Services.....................................     60.184    260.420    260.756     0.9     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.942    258.457    258.525    -0.7     0.0    -0.3     0.1     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .347    124.879    125.036     3.6     0.1     0.0     0.4     0.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.752    190.284    191.628     1.1     0.7     1.4    -0.5    -0.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.052    169.116    169.825     6.5     0.4     0.5     0.6     0.5 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.068    150.575     0.7     0.3     0.2     0.0     0.3 
  Transportation services.....................      6.060    258.384    259.325     4.3     0.4     0.4     0.4     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      4.902    410.256    410.173     3.4     0.0     0.3     0.3     0.0 
  Other services..............................     11.347    308.493    308.870     2.2     0.1     0.1     0.4     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.262    217.839    218.010     2.2     0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.2 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.711    208.722    208.932     3.3     0.1     0.1    -0.1    -0.3 
 All items less medical care..................     93.487    209.669    209.841     1.9     0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.2 
 Commodities less food........................     26.078    154.163    154.106     5.4     0.0    -0.2    -0.7    -0.9 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.100    194.159    194.041     7.8    -0.1    -0.6    -1.3    -1.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.405    237.626    238.090    10.5     0.2    -0.5    -1.4    -1.8 
 Nondurables..................................     29.838    206.393    206.391     4.4     0.0    -0.1    -0.5    -0.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.243    282.851    283.541     2.8     0.2     0.4     0.3     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.282    248.733    249.087     0.7     0.1     0.0     0.2     0.1 
 Energy.......................................      8.553    212.977    214.363    14.7     0.7     0.0    -1.4    -2.9 
 All items less energy........................     91.447    220.252    220.298     0.9     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.708    221.166    221.193     0.9     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.276    144.169    143.888     1.1    -0.2    -0.1    -0.3     0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      4.801    248.165    249.680    27.0     0.6    -1.0    -2.1    -4.8 
   Services less energy services..............     56.432    267.587    267.829     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .459     $ .458       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .153     $ .153       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                                   
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Aug.    Nov.    Feb.    May     Nov.    May  
                                                                                      2009    2009    2010    2010    2009    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  217.591   217.729   217.579   217.224     4.8     2.4     1.4    -0.7     3.6     0.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.838   219.338   219.680   219.764    -0.7     0.3     1.6     1.7    -0.2     1.7 
   Food....................................  218.494   219.032   219.396   219.459    -0.9     0.1     1.9     1.8    -0.4     1.8 
    Food at home...........................  214.628   215.622   216.045   215.939    -2.6    -1.2     2.7     2.5    -1.9     2.6 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.354   250.990   250.147   250.615    -1.1     0.7    -0.7    -1.2    -0.2    -0.9 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  202.506   202.823   205.699   206.622    -4.0    -3.4     3.2     8.4    -3.7     5.7 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  198.800   198.814   197.308   197.749    -7.3     3.2    10.5    -2.1    -2.2     4.0 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  272.571   281.805   281.331   278.110    -3.5    -4.9     6.5     8.4    -4.2     7.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.872   161.908   162.487   161.177    -0.6    -1.5    -0.7    -1.7    -1.0    -1.2 
     Other food at home....................  191.211   190.831   190.748   191.270    -0.5     0.3     0.7     0.1    -0.1     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  201.656   199.463   199.672   202.040    -1.3     6.8     5.5     0.8     2.7     3.1 
      Fats and oils........................  199.352   198.373   199.755   199.880    -2.3    -4.0     3.0     1.1    -3.1     2.0 
      Other foods..........................  204.793   204.843   204.458   204.717     0.0    -0.3    -0.6    -0.1    -0.2    -0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.172   122.318   122.298   120.607    -3.0    -2.0    -0.3    -1.9    -2.5    -1.1 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.081   224.991   225.276   225.573     1.2     1.7     0.8     0.9     1.4     0.8 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  158.569   158.657   158.738   158.529     4.2     0.8     4.0    -0.1     2.5     1.9 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  221.954   221.946   222.001   222.354     2.4     2.8    -1.4     0.7     2.6    -0.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.181   216.280   216.129   216.172    -0.5     0.1    -1.3     0.0    -0.2    -0.7 
   Shelter.................................  247.976   247.812   247.855   248.080     0.0    -0.8    -1.9     0.2    -0.4    -0.9 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  248.813   248.957   248.982   249.015     0.1    -0.7     0.0     0.3    -0.3     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  129.776   130.195   132.018   135.330    -5.6    -0.9    -7.5    18.2    -3.3     4.6 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  256.449   256.170   256.091   256.166     0.5    -0.8    -0.4    -0.4    -0.1    -0.4 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  256.445   256.163   256.086   256.161     0.5    -0.8    -0.4    -0.4    -0.1    -0.4 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  124.439   124.416   124.879   125.036     3.7     1.4     7.4     1.9     2.5     4.6 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  213.770   216.172   215.725   214.885    -1.9     8.8     3.6     2.1     3.3     2.9 
    Household energy.......................  189.753   192.188   191.400   190.232    -3.8     9.7     2.7     1.0     2.7     1.9 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  277.284   276.027   278.080   272.606    23.8    44.1    28.9    -6.6    33.6     9.7 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  193.283   196.019   195.046   194.056    -5.5     7.5     0.9     1.6     0.8     1.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  167.696   168.543   169.531   170.317     6.6     5.1     7.9     6.4     5.8     7.1 
   Household furnishings and operations....  126.879   126.389   125.722   125.708    -2.5    -2.7    -2.3    -3.6    -2.6    -3.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  149.707   149.999   150.068   150.575     2.8    -1.0    -1.1     2.3     0.9     0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.814   119.316   118.459   118.740     3.9    -1.2    -1.4    -3.5     1.3    -2.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  111.748   111.014   110.398   110.897    -1.2    -4.6    -2.2    -3.0    -2.9    -2.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  108.261   107.682   106.015   106.381     7.5    -3.5     0.5    -6.8     1.8    -3.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  113.551   114.027   114.244   113.803     9.4    -7.2    -1.4     0.9     0.7    -0.2 
   Footwear................................  128.641   127.341   127.337   127.334     4.5     3.8    -0.2    -4.0     4.1    -2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  193.332   193.195   192.243   189.994    30.3    12.8     8.0    -6.7    21.2     0.4 
   Private transportation..................  189.062   188.843   187.597   185.021    31.9    12.2     8.9    -8.3    21.6    -0.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.794    96.993    96.840    97.011     2.3    11.8     3.4     0.9     7.0     2.1 
     New vehicles..........................  137.648   137.793   137.747   137.840     0.6     9.4    -2.5     0.6     4.9    -1.0 
     Used cars and trucks..................  140.963   141.683   141.905   142.691    12.5    29.9    18.8     5.0    20.9    11.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  244.826   242.182   236.628   224.806   156.6    18.2    22.2   -28.9    74.2    -6.8 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  244.409   242.413   236.631   224.391   154.5    17.2    22.9   -29.0    72.7    -6.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  135.649   135.523   135.701   136.135    -2.4     2.1     4.3     1.4    -0.2     2.9 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  245.969   246.624   247.355   247.311     1.7     3.4     0.7     2.2     2.5     1.5 
   Public transportation...................  244.713   246.023   250.293   254.009     9.4    21.6    -2.9    16.1    15.3     6.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  384.703   386.007   386.905   387.136     2.7     3.6     4.8     2.6     3.1     3.7 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  312.864   314.023   314.535   314.923     1.5     3.6     5.7     2.7     2.5     4.2 
   Medical care services...................  406.755   408.092   409.135   409.293     3.1     3.5     4.5     2.5     3.3     3.5 
    Professional services..................  325.373   325.393   326.134   326.207     2.4     2.8     3.6     1.0     2.6     2.3 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  593.869   599.951   602.052   604.503     6.6     6.6     8.7     7.4     6.6     8.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.415   113.299   113.612   113.557     1.7    -2.2    -1.9     0.5    -0.3    -0.7 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.571    99.650    99.556    99.212    -0.8    -3.1    -3.9    -1.4    -2.0    -2.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  129.141   129.533   129.852   129.932     2.4     1.1     2.8     2.5     1.8     2.6 
   Education (2)...........................  196.252   197.418   198.426   199.041     5.6     3.0     5.0     5.8     4.3     5.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  502.169   501.997   502.840   505.738     9.8     6.5     6.1     2.9     8.2     4.5 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  563.950   567.553   570.587   572.249     5.2     2.7     5.0     6.0     4.0     5.5 
   Communication (2).......................   84.905    84.942    84.950    84.811    -0.7    -0.6     0.6    -0.4    -0.7     0.1 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.743    81.776    81.784    81.641    -1.0    -0.7     0.3    -0.5    -0.9    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.288   102.298   102.394   102.369     1.6    -0.6    -0.9     0.3     0.5    -0.3 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.540     9.552     9.530     9.473   -10.8    -1.3     3.1    -2.8    -6.2     0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   77.518    77.541    77.198    76.179   -20.8    -1.5    -6.3    -6.7   -11.7    -6.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  378.091   378.386   378.248   379.027     4.7     3.8     1.2     1.0     4.2     1.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  785.714   787.268   788.066   798.192    13.2     9.7     2.2     6.5    11.4     4.3 
   Personal care...........................  206.209   206.287   206.116   205.796     1.7     1.6     0.9    -0.8     1.7     0.0 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.029   162.367   161.601   160.351    -1.4    -1.8     0.7    -4.1    -1.6    -1.7 
    Personal care services (1).............  228.107   228.429   229.635   230.013     0.0     1.4    -0.4     3.4     0.7     1.5 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  351.082   352.109   352.300   352.658     3.6     4.8     2.1     1.8     4.2     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  174.878   174.762   174.112   173.127    10.5     4.2     3.7    -3.9     7.3    -0.2 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.838   219.338   219.680   219.764    -0.7     0.3     1.6     1.7    -0.2     1.7 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  151.280   150.920   149.892   148.511    18.1     6.6     5.0    -7.1    12.2    -1.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  192.192   190.632   188.173   185.316    36.8     7.3     8.3   -13.6    21.2    -3.2 
    Apparel................................  119.814   119.316   118.459   118.740     3.9    -1.2    -1.4    -3.5     1.3    -2.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  241.214   239.779   235.996   231.178    50.9     8.8    11.5   -15.6    28.1    -3.0 
   Durables................................  111.514   111.430   111.244   111.315    -0.3     6.9     0.9    -0.7     3.2     0.1 
 Services..................................  260.045   260.469   260.792   261.066     1.0     1.2    -0.1     1.6     1.1     0.7 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  258.517   257.746   257.900   258.334    -0.1    -0.4    -2.0    -0.3    -0.3    -1.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   124.439   124.416   124.879   125.036     3.7     1.4     7.4     1.9     2.5     4.6 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  193.283   196.019   195.046   194.056    -5.5     7.5     0.9     1.6     0.8     1.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  167.696   168.543   169.531   170.317     6.6     5.1     7.9     6.4     5.8     7.1 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  149.707   149.999   150.068   150.575     2.8    -1.0    -1.1     2.3     0.9     0.6 
  Transportation services..................  256.676   257.816   258.879   259.890     3.4     7.3     1.5     5.1     5.3     3.3 
  Medical care services....................  406.755   408.092   409.135   409.293     3.1     3.5     4.5     2.5     3.3     3.5 
  Other services...........................  307.265   307.678   308.870   309.426     3.7     0.9     1.4     2.8     2.3     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  217.469   217.544   217.313   216.892     5.8     2.8     1.3    -1.1     4.3     0.1 
 All items less shelter....................  208.155   208.414   208.187   207.597     7.2     4.0     2.9    -1.1     5.6     0.9 
 All items less medical care...............  209.353   209.445   209.257   208.883     5.0     2.3     1.1    -0.9     3.6     0.1 
 Commodities less food.....................  153.820   153.468   152.467   151.127    17.4     6.4     4.7    -6.8    11.8    -1.2 
 Nondurables less food.....................  193.959   192.716   190.158   187.713    34.3     6.2     7.9   -12.3    19.4    -2.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  238.287   237.059   233.688   229.400    45.8     8.0    10.2   -14.1    25.5    -2.7 
 Nondurables...............................  205.792   205.619   204.613   202.850    15.9     4.2     4.2    -5.6     9.9    -0.8 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  282.121   283.215   284.130   284.374     2.0     3.7     2.3     3.2     2.9     2.8 
 Services less medical care services.......  248.541   248.658   249.037   249.394     0.6     1.4    -0.6     1.4     1.0     0.4 
 Energy....................................  214.379   214.376   211.324   205.093    56.8    14.2    12.8   -16.2    33.8    -2.8 
 All items less energy.....................  219.646   219.799   219.942   220.179     1.0     1.3     0.3     1.0     1.2     0.7 
  All items less food and energy...........  220.579   220.664   220.768   221.037     1.4     1.6     0.1     0.8     1.5     0.4 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.761   143.666   143.279   143.357     1.2     3.6     0.7    -1.1     2.4    -0.2 
    Energy commodities.....................  248.149   245.556   240.344   228.758   145.5    19.6    22.6   -27.8    71.3    -5.9 
   Services less energy services...........  266.894   267.103   267.547   267.941     1.5     0.8    -0.2     1.6     1.1     0.7 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 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                                           May 2010 from--   Apr.2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                       
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    May   Mar.  Apr.  Apr.  Feb.  Mar.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      216.741   217.631   218.009   218.178   2.0   0.3   0.1   2.2   0.6   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      232.382   233.188   233.615   234.130   2.6   0.4   0.2   2.5   0.5   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      234.183   235.060   235.496   236.054   2.4   0.4   0.2   2.2   0.6   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.491   138.871   139.115   139.362   3.3   0.4   0.2   3.4   0.5   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      206.563   207.359   207.777   207.987   2.4   0.3   0.1   2.7   0.6   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      207.329   207.975   208.308   208.489   2.0   0.2   0.1   2.4   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.451   133.096   133.510   133.772   2.9   0.5   0.2   3.0   0.8   0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      203.274   204.204   204.326   204.026   2.6  -0.1  -0.1   3.4   0.5   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      210.020   211.216   211.528   211.423   2.0   0.1   0.0   2.4   0.7   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.503   212.692   213.052   213.101   1.8   0.2   0.0   2.0   0.7   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.575   134.363   134.606   134.500   2.1   0.1  -0.1   2.5   0.8   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      214.007   215.026   214.714   214.336   2.3  -0.3  -0.2   3.3   0.3  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      220.179   220.809   221.202   221.417   1.3   0.3   0.1   1.5   0.5   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      223.989   224.636   225.040   225.571   1.3   0.4   0.2   1.5   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.513   133.863   134.133   133.889   1.4   0.0  -0.2   1.7   0.5   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      197.949   198.695   199.043   199.358   1.8   0.3   0.2   2.0   0.6   0.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.028   134.639   134.920   134.909   2.3   0.2   0.0   2.6   0.7   0.2 
   D.........................................    M      210.098   211.011   210.968   210.739   1.9  -0.1  -0.1   2.7   0.4   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      212.456   212.952   212.929   212.984   1.5   0.0   0.0   2.4   0.2   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      224.620   225.483   225.916   226.438   1.8   0.4   0.2   1.9   0.6   0.2 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      238.862   240.101   240.529   241.075   2.2   0.4   0.2   2.1   0.7   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   237.986         -   238.083   2.7   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   203.577         -   204.024   1.9   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   201.982         -   202.108   1.4   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   141.741         -   142.025   1.9   0.2     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      202.646         -   204.014         -     -     -     -   2.4   0.7     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      203.380         -   205.248         -     -     -     -   1.4   0.9     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      192.412         -   194.037         -     -     -     -   2.3   0.8     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      222.505         -   222.625         -     -     -     -   0.9   0.1     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      226.529         -   227.432         -     -     -     -   2.6   0.4     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      226.145         -   227.697         -     -     -     -   1.7   0.7     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      226.085         -   226.513         -     -     -     -   0.3   0.2     - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                           to May 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Apr.        May                      Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                              2010       2010      May     Apr.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Mar.    Apr.    May  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    213.958    214.124     2.6     0.1     0.1    -0.1    -0.3 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    637.316    637.809       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.730    218.844     0.7     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.0 
   Food.......................................     15.333    218.319    218.427     0.7     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.0 
    Food at home..............................      8.900    214.498    214.501     0.3     0.0     0.4     0.2    -0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.257    251.031    251.920    -0.6     0.4    -0.1    -0.4     0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.144    204.878    205.228     0.9     0.2     0.1     1.4     0.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .898    195.958    196.490     0.9     0.3    -0.1    -0.7     0.3 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.223    276.727    275.080     1.3    -0.6     3.4    -0.1    -1.3 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.123    161.721    160.694    -1.1    -0.6     0.1     0.3    -0.7 
     Other food at home.......................      2.254    190.299    190.643     0.1     0.2    -0.3     0.0     0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .321    199.665    200.979     3.1     0.7    -1.1     0.3     1.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .259    198.454    200.054    -0.7     0.8    -1.0     1.1     0.0 
      Other foods.............................      1.674    205.048    205.031    -0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.2     0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    122.712    120.869    -1.8    -1.5     0.9     0.1    -1.5 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.433    225.395    225.657     1.2     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .321    159.088    158.901     2.9    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.092    223.305    223.515     1.3     0.1    -0.2     0.0     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.753    212.368    212.518    -0.2     0.1     0.1    -0.1     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     30.171    241.987    241.964    -0.4     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.476    247.474    247.352    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .432    135.793    137.067     0.7     0.9     0.4     1.2     2.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.959    232.108    232.068    -0.3     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     20.218    232.109    232.070    -0.3     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .303    125.872    126.051     4.0     0.1     0.0     0.4     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.632    210.326    211.426     3.0     0.5     1.1    -0.1    -0.4 
    Household energy..........................      4.517    184.918    185.946     2.2     0.6     1.3    -0.3    -0.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .271    280.770    274.630    19.9    -2.2    -0.6     0.5    -2.2 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.246    188.837    190.233     1.2     0.7     1.4    -0.3    -0.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.114    169.766    170.427     6.6     0.4     0.5     0.6     0.5 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.950    121.979    122.019    -2.8     0.0    -0.5    -0.7     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .369    152.329    153.176     0.8     0.6     0.3     0.2     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.788    121.293    120.267    -0.9    -0.8    -0.7    -0.8     0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .945    113.538    113.838    -3.3     0.3    -1.1    -0.3     0.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    109.783    107.882    -0.7    -1.7    -0.8    -1.8     0.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .285    120.106    117.881     0.8    -1.9     0.5     0.1    -0.2 
   Footwear...................................       .781    129.112    128.647     0.7    -0.4    -1.2     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     18.647    193.320    194.079    12.1     0.4    -0.1    -0.8    -1.6 
   Private transportation.....................     17.881    190.106    190.768    12.2     0.3    -0.1    -0.9    -1.7 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.952     95.780     95.988     6.6     0.2     0.2    -0.1     0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      3.385    139.192    138.794     2.0    -0.3     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.944    142.173    143.396    16.3     0.9     0.4     0.2     0.5 
    Motor fuel................................      5.774    245.949    247.688    27.5     0.7    -1.0    -2.7    -5.6 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.530    245.626    247.224    27.1     0.7    -0.8    -2.4    -5.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .472    135.914    136.182     1.3     0.2    -0.1     0.3     0.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.180    249.873    249.841     2.0     0.0     0.3     0.3     0.0 
   Public transportation......................       .766    246.535    250.119     9.9     1.5     0.5     1.4     1.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.261    389.050    389.029     3.6     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.1 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.301    306.117    306.458     3.4     0.1     0.4     0.2     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      3.961    413.325    413.145     3.7     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.1 
    Professional services.....................      2.195    330.228    330.396     2.6     0.1     0.0     0.3     0.0 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.339    605.497    605.593     8.0     0.0     1.1     0.3     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.031    110.342    110.195    -0.9    -0.1    -0.1     0.1    -0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      2.046    100.568     99.977    -2.2    -0.6     0.1    -0.2    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.175    124.559    124.459     1.8    -0.1     0.3     0.2     0.0 
   Education (2)..............................      2.327    194.275    194.332     4.9     0.0     0.6     0.5     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196    504.436    504.925     6.3     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.131    546.192    546.319     4.7     0.0     0.6     0.5     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.848     87.581     87.453    -0.3    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.715     85.394     85.263    -0.4    -0.2     0.1     0.0    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.906    102.132    102.101    -0.1     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .809     10.087     10.028    -2.4    -0.6     0.2    -0.1    -0.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .225     78.420     76.736    -8.7    -2.1     0.2    -0.3    -1.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.919    405.786    406.973     3.3     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.397    793.243    803.019     7.6     1.2     0.2     0.1     1.2 
   Personal care..............................      2.522    204.294    203.828     0.6    -0.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.3 
    Personal care products (1)................       .733    161.604    160.289    -1.7    -0.8     0.2    -0.5    -0.8 
    Personal care services (1)................       .577    229.857    230.263     1.1     0.2     0.1     0.6     0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.019    354.593    354.725     2.7     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.589    178.269    178.359     4.6     0.1    -0.1    -0.5    -0.7 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.730    218.844     0.7     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.164    156.268    156.345     7.0     0.0    -0.3    -0.8    -1.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     16.703    201.091    201.141     9.4     0.0    -0.9    -1.7    -1.4 
    Apparel...................................      3.788    121.293    120.267    -0.9    -0.8    -0.7    -0.8     0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.915    255.140    255.839    12.9     0.3    -0.6    -1.9    -2.2 
   Durables...................................     10.461    112.432    112.533     3.3     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
 Services.....................................     56.411    255.796    256.048     1.0     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.868    233.210    233.184    -0.4     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .303    125.872    126.051     4.0     0.1     0.0     0.4     0.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.246    188.837    190.233     1.2     0.7     1.4    -0.3    -0.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.114    169.766    170.427     6.6     0.4     0.5     0.6     0.5 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .369    152.329    153.176     0.8     0.6     0.3     0.2     0.6 
  Transportation services.....................      5.918    258.501    259.113     4.1     0.2     0.5     0.3     0.3 
  Medical care services.......................      3.961    413.325    413.145     3.7     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.1 
  Other services..............................     10.631    295.327    295.551     1.9     0.1     0.1     0.3     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.667    213.000    213.175     2.9     0.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.3 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.829    206.048    206.283     3.9     0.1     0.1    -0.2    -0.4 
 All items less medical care..................     94.739    206.841    207.010     2.5     0.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.3 
 Commodities less food........................     28.256    158.569    158.650     6.8     0.1    -0.3    -0.8    -1.1 
 Nondurables less food........................     17.795    202.529    202.587     8.9     0.0    -0.8    -1.6    -1.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.007    251.298    251.953    11.9     0.3    -0.5    -1.7    -2.0 
 Nondurables..................................     33.128    210.526    210.607     5.0     0.0    -0.2    -0.6    -1.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.543    249.847    250.398     2.7     0.2     0.4     0.3     0.0 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.450    244.719    244.987     0.8     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Energy.......................................     10.291    213.728    215.104    15.4     0.6     0.0    -1.7    -3.4 
 All items less energy........................     89.709    214.945    214.964     1.2     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     74.376    214.643    214.645     1.3     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.211    146.094    145.941     1.9    -0.1    -0.1    -0.3     0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      6.045    248.594    250.038    27.1     0.6    -0.9    -2.6    -5.5 
   Services less energy services..............     52.165    263.097    263.218     1.0     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .467     $ .467       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .157     $ .157       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                                   
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Aug.    Nov.    Feb.    May     Nov.    May  
                                                                                      2009    2009    2010    2010    2009    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  213.644   213.775   213.475   212.882     6.2     2.8     2.3    -1.4     4.5     0.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.037   218.460   218.864   218.938    -0.7     0.2     1.7     1.7    -0.3     1.7 
   Food....................................  217.593   218.080   218.518   218.546    -1.0     0.0     1.9     1.8    -0.5     1.8 
    Food at home...........................  213.428   214.314   214.833   214.701    -2.7    -1.4     2.9     2.4    -2.0     2.6 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.687   251.556   250.672   251.275    -1.2     0.9    -1.4    -0.7    -0.2    -1.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  202.401   202.550   205.451   206.203    -4.2    -3.6     4.1     7.7    -3.9     5.9 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  197.583   197.370   195.958   196.490    -7.3     3.5    10.5    -2.2    -2.0     4.0 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  270.020   279.327   278.948   275.416    -3.6    -5.0     6.5     8.2    -4.3     7.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.550   161.684   162.122   160.946    -1.0    -1.8    -0.1    -1.5    -1.4    -0.8 
     Other food at home....................  190.493   190.002   190.036   190.471    -0.2     0.0     0.8     0.0    -0.1     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  200.465   198.278   198.863   200.989    -0.5     6.7     5.3     1.0     3.1     3.2 
      Fats and oils........................  200.243   198.210   200.301   200.344    -2.3    -3.8     3.2     0.2    -3.1     1.7 
      Other foods..........................  204.886   204.931   204.531   204.735     0.1    -0.6    -0.4    -0.3    -0.2    -0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.482   122.543   122.712   120.869    -2.9    -1.9    -0.5    -2.0    -2.4    -1.3 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.168   225.072   225.395   225.657     1.3     1.8     0.6     0.9     1.6     0.8 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  158.826   159.023   159.088   158.901     6.3     0.2     5.1     0.2     3.2     2.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  223.101   222.599   222.504   223.245     2.9     3.2    -1.3     0.3     3.1    -0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  212.780   212.977   212.824   212.781    -0.3     0.4    -0.7     0.0     0.0    -0.3 
   Shelter.................................  241.916   241.831   241.857   241.982     0.2    -0.7    -1.2     0.1    -0.2    -0.5 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.213   247.433   247.447   247.434     0.0    -0.9    -0.1     0.4    -0.4     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  131.519   132.046   133.683   136.433    -4.1     0.0    -6.7    15.8    -2.1     4.0 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  232.286   232.065   232.020   232.086     0.5    -0.7    -0.6    -0.3    -0.1    -0.5 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  232.286   232.066   232.021   232.088     0.5    -0.7    -0.6    -0.3    -0.1    -0.5 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  125.367   125.374   125.872   126.051     3.7     1.9     8.5     2.2     2.8     5.3 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  212.146   214.560   214.347   213.520    -1.4     7.9     3.0     2.6     3.1     2.8 
    Household energy.......................  187.283   189.703   189.210   188.088    -3.1     8.5     1.9     1.7     2.5     1.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  281.157   279.384   280.770   274.630    19.5    44.1    31.9    -9.0    31.2     9.6 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  191.397   194.113   193.513   192.568    -4.3     6.7     0.2     2.5     1.1     1.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  168.416   169.271   170.225   171.010     6.6     5.1     8.4     6.3     5.9     7.4 
   Household furnishings and operations....  123.126   122.564   121.744   121.712    -3.0    -1.7    -2.1    -4.5    -2.4    -3.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  151.535   152.065   152.329   153.176     4.5    -2.4    -3.1     4.4     1.0     0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.483   118.685   117.754   118.204     4.0    -1.9    -1.3    -4.2     1.0    -2.8 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  111.820   110.643   110.263   111.040    -0.6    -5.9    -3.8    -2.8    -3.3    -3.3 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  107.988   107.167   105.263   105.741     7.6    -3.4     1.7    -8.1     2.0    -3.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  117.058   117.615   117.760   117.581     7.7    -7.0     1.3     1.8     0.1     1.6 
   Footwear................................  128.706   127.183   127.125   127.277     5.2     2.6    -0.5    -4.4     3.9    -2.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  192.920   192.779   191.311   188.273    36.2    13.5    11.0    -9.3    24.3     0.3 
   Private transportation..................  189.821   189.636   188.020   184.801    37.5    13.2    11.6   -10.2    24.8     0.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   95.710    95.930    95.843    96.087     4.3    15.5     5.5     1.6     9.8     3.5 
     New vehicles..........................  138.749   138.848   138.762   138.877     0.8     9.7    -2.6     0.4     5.2    -1.1 
     Used cars and trucks..................  141.875   142.513   142.767   143.528    12.6    30.2    19.0     4.7    21.1    11.6 
    Motor fuel.............................  246.705   244.355   237.728   224.388   163.6    16.2    25.9   -31.6    75.0    -7.2 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  245.597   243.680   237.823   225.380   153.8    17.7    23.0   -29.1    72.9    -6.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  135.694   135.573   135.914   136.182    -2.5     2.3     4.1     1.4    -0.1     2.8 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  248.479   249.127   249.873   249.841     1.4     3.5     0.8     2.2     2.4     1.5 
   Public transportation...................  242.675   243.933   247.394   250.693     9.8    20.5    -3.0    13.9    15.0     5.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  385.728   387.193   388.188   388.456     2.7     3.7     5.2     2.9     3.2     4.0 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  304.320   305.532   306.117   306.458     1.3     3.5     5.9     2.8     2.4     4.4 
   Medical care services...................  409.435   410.965   412.109   412.337     3.2     3.8     5.0     2.9     3.5     3.9 
    Professional services..................  328.390   328.391   329.450   329.497     2.4     2.9     3.8     1.4     2.6     2.5 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  593.708   600.485   602.551   604.958     7.1     7.0    10.1     7.8     7.0     8.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.176   110.035   110.165   110.072     1.0    -2.7    -1.4    -0.4    -0.8    -0.9 
   Video and audio (2).....................  100.171   100.265   100.080    99.656    -0.6    -2.8    -3.3    -2.0    -1.7    -2.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  124.338   124.650   124.905   124.929     2.1     0.9     2.2     1.9     1.5     2.0 
   Education (2)...........................  193.654   194.762   195.692   196.263     5.4     3.4     5.2     5.5     4.4     5.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  504.554   505.419   506.406   508.525    10.2     6.1     5.6     3.2     8.1     4.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  544.275   547.590   550.348   551.888     5.0     3.1     5.2     5.7     4.0     5.5 
   Communication (2).......................   87.501    87.550    87.583    87.454    -0.2    -0.9     0.1    -0.2    -0.6     0.0 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.314    85.362    85.394    85.263    -0.4    -0.9    -0.1    -0.2    -0.7    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.038   102.048   102.132   102.101     1.5    -0.8    -1.5     0.2     0.4    -0.6 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.077    10.099    10.087    10.028    -9.7    -1.7     4.4    -1.9    -5.8     1.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   77.391    77.573    77.339    76.229   -19.8    -1.6    -6.4    -5.9   -11.1    -6.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  404.813   405.258   405.156   406.288     5.6     4.6     1.4     1.5     5.1     1.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  790.710   792.452   793.243   803.019    12.6     9.7     2.1     6.4    11.2     4.2 
   Personal care...........................  203.895   203.994   203.801   203.291     1.3     1.3     1.0    -1.2     1.3    -0.1 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.073   162.417   161.604   160.289    -1.7    -1.5     0.7    -4.3    -1.6    -1.8 
    Personal care services (1).............  228.169   228.500   229.857   230.263    -0.1     1.5    -0.8     3.7     0.7     1.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  352.853   353.940   354.179   354.133     2.9     3.7     2.9     1.5     3.3     2.2 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  177.989   177.800   176.982   175.718    13.2     4.9     5.1    -5.0     9.0    -0.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.037   218.460   218.864   218.938    -0.7     0.2     1.7     1.7    -0.3     1.7 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  156.171   155.727   154.413   152.614    22.7     7.8     7.1    -8.8    15.0    -1.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  201.470   199.698   196.223   193.425    41.7     8.6     9.7   -15.0    24.0    -3.5 
    Apparel................................  119.483   118.685   117.754   118.204     4.0    -1.9    -1.3    -4.2     1.0    -2.8 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  255.925   254.457   249.714   244.252    58.4    10.3    12.1   -17.0    32.2    -3.6 
   Durables................................  112.465   112.488   112.342   112.426     1.0    10.0     2.7    -0.1     5.4     1.3 
 Services..................................  255.440   255.973   256.225   256.389     1.1     1.2     0.3     1.5     1.1     0.9 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.241   232.894   232.865   233.081     0.1    -0.3    -1.3    -0.3    -0.1    -0.8 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   125.367   125.374   125.872   126.051     3.7     1.9     8.5     2.2     2.8     5.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  191.397   194.113   193.513   192.568    -4.3     6.7     0.2     2.5     1.1     1.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  168.416   169.271   170.225   171.010     6.6     5.1     8.4     6.3     5.9     7.4 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  151.535   152.065   152.329   153.176     4.5    -2.4    -3.1     4.4     1.0     0.6 
  Transportation services..................  256.694   258.012   258.832   259.637     3.4     6.6     2.0     4.7     5.0     3.3 
  Medical care services....................  409.435   410.965   412.109   412.337     3.2     3.8     5.0     2.9     3.5     3.9 
  Other services...........................  294.301   294.699   295.503   295.891     3.4     0.5     1.4     2.2     1.9     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  212.759   212.827   212.397   211.695     7.6     3.3     2.4    -2.0     5.5     0.2 
 All items less shelter....................  205.643   205.853   205.432   204.572     9.0     4.4     3.9    -2.1     6.7     0.9 
 All items less medical care...............  206.620   206.710   206.373   205.759     6.4     2.8     2.2    -1.7     4.6     0.2 
 Commodities less food.....................  158.469   158.022   156.736   155.000    21.9     7.7     6.8    -8.5    14.6    -1.1 
 Nondurables less food.....................  202.891   201.191   197.896   195.285    38.9     8.2     9.1   -14.2    22.6    -3.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  252.038   250.660   246.339   241.419    53.0     9.7    11.1   -15.8    29.6    -3.3 
 Nondurables...............................  210.177   209.771   208.423   206.172    19.4     4.3     5.4    -7.4    11.6    -1.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  249.271   250.360   251.049   251.154     1.9     3.6     2.3     3.1     2.7     2.7 
 Services less medical care services.......  244.557   244.863   245.161   245.348     0.7     1.3    -0.1     1.3     1.0     0.6 
 Energy....................................  215.259   215.253   211.677   204.416    64.5    12.8    14.9   -18.7    36.2    -3.3 
 All items less energy.....................  214.406   214.554   214.650   214.861     1.3     1.7     0.9     0.9     1.5     0.9 
  All items less food and energy...........  214.141   214.221   214.247   214.496     1.7     2.1     0.7     0.7     1.9     0.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  145.848   145.661   145.265   145.455     2.1     5.2     1.7    -1.1     3.6     0.3 
    Energy commodities.....................  249.339   246.999   240.647   227.514   154.3    17.3    26.1   -30.7    72.7    -6.5 
   Services less energy services...........  262.409   262.692   263.042   263.332     1.6     0.7     0.3     1.4     1.1     0.9 

   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                                           May 2010 from--   Apr.2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                       
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    May   Mar.  Apr.  Apr.  Feb.  Mar.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      212.544   213.525   213.958   214.124   2.6   0.3   0.1   2.9   0.7   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      229.874   230.622   231.109   231.661   3.1   0.5   0.2   3.1   0.5   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      230.099   230.819   231.338   231.851   2.7   0.4   0.2   2.7   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.379   139.869   140.126   140.510   3.8   0.5   0.3   3.8   0.5   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      202.044   202.966   203.426   203.674   2.9   0.3   0.1   3.3   0.7   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      201.758   202.639   203.056   203.330   2.6   0.3   0.1   3.0   0.6   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.507   133.140   133.540   133.797   3.3   0.5   0.2   3.5   0.8   0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      201.118   202.072   202.263   201.974   3.0   0.0  -0.1   3.9   0.6   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      207.325   208.621   209.017   208.920   2.7   0.1   0.0   3.2   0.8   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      209.288   210.613   211.068   211.065   2.3   0.2   0.0   2.6   0.9   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.528   133.388   133.695   133.621   2.9   0.2  -0.1   3.4   0.9   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      214.172   215.205   215.006   214.679   2.7  -0.2  -0.2   3.9   0.4  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      214.710   215.457   215.873   216.044   1.8   0.3   0.1   2.1   0.5   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      216.850   217.700   218.103   218.605   1.8   0.4   0.2   2.1   0.6   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.325   133.675   133.993   133.764   1.8   0.1  -0.2   2.2   0.5   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      196.516   197.377   197.786   198.087   2.3   0.4   0.2   2.6   0.6   0.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      133.619   134.274   134.594   134.624   2.9   0.3   0.0   3.2   0.7   0.2 
   D.........................................    M      208.368   209.326   209.327   209.097   2.6  -0.1  -0.1   3.4   0.5   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      205.627   206.381   206.466   206.774   2.1   0.2   0.1   2.9   0.4   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      217.090   218.157   218.475   218.787   2.0   0.3   0.1   2.4   0.6   0.1 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      234.153   235.240   235.750   236.144   2.5   0.4   0.2   2.7   0.7   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   238.388         -   238.863   3.2   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   194.852         -   195.574   2.2   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   205.351         -   205.263   2.1   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   141.782         -   142.064   2.6   0.2     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      201.407         -   203.095         -     -     -     -   2.7   0.8     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      198.913         -   201.003         -     -     -     -   1.9   1.1     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      190.351         -   192.447         -     -     -     -   2.9   1.1     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      221.074         -   220.633         -     -     -     -   1.3  -0.2     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      226.539         -   227.325         -     -     -     -   3.0   0.3     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      222.049         -   223.821         -     -     -     -   2.4   0.8     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      221.215         -   222.309         -     -     -     -   1.0   0.5     - 

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



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

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes          May 2010 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Apr.      May       May       Apr.  
                                                              2010      2010      2009      2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items (1)................................    100.000  R126.375   126.451       2.0       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   128.146   128.246       0.6       0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.493   128.147   128.247       0.6       0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   123.283   123.330       0.2       0.0 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   134.761   134.940       1.1       0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   128.590   128.685       1.1       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing (2).................................     42.074  R128.174   128.247      -0.5       0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   130.868   130.903      -0.7       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities (3)....................      5.231  R157.710   158.257       3.2       0.3 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    93.540    93.490      -3.1      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    91.002    90.178      -1.0      -0.9 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   132.674   133.208      11.8       0.4 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   133.457   133.869      11.9       0.3 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   122.338   124.376      10.8       1.7 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   150.182   150.187       3.1       0.0 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   132.561   132.709       3.2       0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   156.645   156.594       3.1       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   103.622   103.491      -2.1      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   111.983   111.872       1.4      -0.1 
   Education..................................      2.804   181.643   181.712       4.7       0.0 
   Communication..............................      3.484    73.315    73.162      -1.1      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   137.422   137.580       2.0       0.1 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services (4).................................     59.383  R135.063   135.226       0.8       0.1 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   115.718   115.684       3.7       0.0 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.266    81.197       0.8      -0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   133.690   133.676       4.8       0.0 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   119.823   119.814       0.6       0.0 
 Energy (5)...................................      9.606  R189.449   190.530      15.7       0.6 

   1 Revised indexes: Mar. 2010=126.162, Feb. 2010=125.604, Jan. 2010=125.628.
   2 Revised indexes: Mar. 2010=128.351, Feb. 2010=128.240, Jan. 2010=128.296.
   3 Revised indexes: Mar. 2010=158.501, Feb. 2010=157.467, Jan. 2010=157.973.
   4 Revised indexes: Mar. 2010=134.980, Feb. 2010=134.773, Jan. 2010=134.619.
   5 Revised indexes: Mar. 2010=186.931, Feb. 2010=181.912, Jan. 2010=185.213.
   R Revised.
 Indexes for 2010 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2009 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: July 16, 2010
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