Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release


 FOR TECHNICAL INFORMATION:
 Stephen B. Reed        (202) 691-7000      USDL-09-0812
 CPI QUICKLINE:         (202) 691-6994      TRANSMISSION OF
 FOR CURRENT AND HISTORICAL                 MATERIAL IN THIS
 INFORMATION:           (202) 691-5200      RELEASE IS EMBARGOED
 MEDIA CONTACT:         (202) 691-5902      UNTIL 8:30 A.M. (EDT)
 INTERNET ADDRESS:http://www.bls.gov/cpi/   Wednesday, July 15, 2009
 
 
                     CONSUMER PRICE INDEX:  JUNE 2009
                                     
 
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
      
      
      The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.9 percent in June before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  Over the last
 12 months the index has fallen 1.4 percent, as a 25.5 percent decline in
 the energy index has more than offset increases of 2.1 percent in the food
 index and 1.7 percent in the index for all items less food and energy.
      
      On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U increased 0.7 percent in
 June after rising 0.1 percent in May.  The acceleration was largely caused
 by the gasoline index, which rose 17.3 percent in June and accounted for
 over 80 percent of the increase in the all items index.  The index for
 energy rose 7.4 percent in June, with a decline in the electricity index
 partly offsetting the sharp increase in gasoline.  The food index, which
 had fallen each of the last four months, was unchanged in June.
      
      The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in June
 following a 0.1 percent increase in May.  Most components of all items
 less food and energy posted increases; the indexes for shelter and medical
 care rose slightly, while the indexes for new vehicles, used cars and
 trucks, recreation, and apparel all increased at least 0.5 percent.  The
 index for airline fares did decline in June, falling 0.6 percent.     
     
 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                     Seasonally adjusted                          
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
     Expenditure                                                Compound          
      Category              Changes from preceding month         annual     Un-   
                                                                  rate    adjusted
                                                                 3-mos.   12-mos. 
                      Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June   ended     ended  
                      2008  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009 June 2009 June 2009
                                                                                                                                                                    
 All items..........   -.8    .3    .4   -.1    .0    .1    .7       3.3      -1.4
  Food and beverages    .1    .1   -.1   -.1   -.2   -.2    .1      -1.3       2.2
  Housing...........    .0    .0    .0   -.1   -.1   -.1    .0       -.6        .1
  Apparel...........   -.6    .3   1.3   -.2   -.2   -.2    .7       1.5       1.5
  Transportation....  -5.0   1.3   1.9  -1.1   -.4    .8   4.2      19.9     -13.2
  Medical care......    .3    .4    .3    .2    .4    .3    .2       3.6       3.2
  Recreation........   -.2    .0    .4    .0   -.4    .0    .5        .3       1.5
  Education and                                                                   
     communication..    .3    .3    .2    .2    .3    .3    .2       2.9       3.0
  Other goods and                                                                 
     services.......    .0    .3    .2   2.7   2.6   -.2    .3      10.9       7.1
 Special indexes:                                                                 
  Energy............  -9.3   1.7   3.3  -3.0  -2.4    .2   7.4      22.1     -25.5
  Food..............    .0    .1   -.1   -.1   -.2   -.2    .0      -1.5       2.1
  All items less                                                                  
     food and energy    .0    .2    .2    .2    .3    .1    .2       2.4       1.7     
     
      The food and beverages index turned up in June, rising 0.1 percent
 after declining 0.2 percent in May.  The food away from home index rose
 0.1 percent and the index for alcoholic beverages increased 0.2 percent.
 The food at home index, which had declined six months in a row, was
 unchanged in June.  Among major grocery store food groups, the fruits and
 vegetables index had the largest increase, rising 1.1 percent after
 declining 1.0 percent in May.  This was mostly offset by another decline
 in the index for dairy and related products, which fell 0.9 percent, its
 seventh consecutive decrease.  The other groups within food at home were
 relatively stable this month; the indexes for cereals and bakery products
 and other food at home were unchanged, while the index for meats, poultry,
 fish and eggs declined 0.2 percent and the nonalcoholic beverages index
 rose 0.1 percent.  Over the last year, the food at home index has risen
 0.8 percent.
      
      After declining in each of the three previous months, the housing
 index was unchanged in June.  The index for shelter rose 0.1 percent for
 the second straight month, as did the indexes of two of its major
 components, rent and owners' equivalent rent.  Also within shelter, the
 index for lodging away from home rose 0.3 percent in June but has fallen
 6.9 percent over the last year.  The household energy index continued its
 decline, falling 1.0 percent, its eleventh consecutive monthly decrease.
 The June decrease was driven by the electricity index, which fell 1.9
 percent in June after a 0.4 percent decrease in May.  The index for
 natural gas rose in June, increasing 1.3 percent after falling in each of
 the ten previous months.  The index for household furnishings and
 operations was unchanged in June for the third month in a row.  Over the
 past year, the housing index has risen 0.1 percent, with the shelter index
 rising 1.3 percent and the index for household energy declining 10.8
 percent.
      
      The index for transportation rose 4.2 percent in June after a 0.8
 percent increase in May.  The motor fuel index advanced 17.2 percent in
 June, accounting for about 95 percent of the increase in the
 transportation group.  The indexes for new vehicles rose 0.7 percent in
 June after a 0.5 percent increase in May, and the index for used cars and
 trucks increased 0.9 percent in June following a 1.0 percent increase in
 May.  However, the index for public transportation continued to decline,
 falling 0.5 percent as the index for airline fares fell 0.6 percent.  Over
 the last year, the transportation index has declined 13.2 percent with the
 motor fuel index down 35.2 percent.  The public transportation index has
 decreased 12.1 percent over this period and the index for used cars and
 trucks has declined 8.6 percent.  In contrast to these declines, the new
 vehicles index has risen 0.9 percent over the last year.
      
      Among other CPI groups, the indexes for medical care and for
 education and communication both rose 0.2 percent in June after increasing
 0.3 percent in May.  The index for apparel turned up in June, rising 0.7
 percent after declining 0.2 percent in each of the previous three months.
 The index for recreation rose 0.5 percent in June, the largest one month
 increase in the index since April 2001.  Increases in the indexes for
 admissions and for cable and satellite television and radio contributed to
 the rise.  The index for other goods and services rose 0.3 percent in
 June, with the tobacco and smoking products index increasing 0.8 percent
 and the personal care index rising 0.1 percent.

 Year-to-date change
      
      The CPI-U all items index advanced at a seasonally adjusted
 annualized rate (SAAR) of 3.3 percent in the second quarter of 2009 after
 increasing at a 2.2 percent rate in the first quarter.  This brings the
 year-to-date SAAR to 2.7 percent and compares with a 0.1 percent increase
 in all of 2008.  The index for energy, which fell 21.3 percent during
 2008, rose at a 14.8 percent SAAR in the first six months of 2009.  Energy
 commodities increased at a 52.1 percent rate in the first half of the
 year, while energy services declined at a 13.6 percent rate.  The index
 for food declined at a 1.1 percent SAAR in the first six months of 2009
 after rising 5.9 percent in all of 2008.  The food at home index declined
 at a 3.8 percent rate during the first half of 2009 after rising 6.6
 percent in 2008.
      
      The CPI-U excluding food and energy advanced at a 2.4 percent SAAR in
 the second quarter of 2009 after rising at a 2.2 percent rate in the first
 quarter.  The increase at a 2.3 percent annual rate over the first six
 months of 2009 compares to a 1.8 percent increase in 2008.  Acceleration
 in the indexes for new vehicles, tobacco, apparel, and medical care all
 contributed to the larger rate of increase, while slower rates of increase
 in the indexes for shelter and recreation and a downturn in the public
 transportation index mitigated the rise.  The annual rates for selected
 groups for the last seven-and-one-half years are shown below.
      
                                 Percentage change 12 months           SAAR 6
                                      ended in December                mos.  
                                                                       ended 
                                                                       June  
                       2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007   2008  2009  
                                                                                                                                                          
 All items...........   2.4    1.9    3.3    3.4    2.5    4.1    0.1    2.7 
  Food and beverages    1.5    3.5    2.6    2.3    2.2    4.8    5.8   -1.0 
  Housing............   2.4    2.2    3.0    4.0    3.3    3.0    2.4    -.6 
  Apparel............  -1.8   -2.1    -.2   -1.1     .9    -.3   -1.0    3.3 
  Transportation.....   3.8     .3    6.5    4.8    1.6    8.3  -13.3   14.2 
  Medical care.......   5.0    3.7    4.2    4.3    3.6    5.2    2.6    3.8 
  Recreation.........   1.1    1.1     .7    1.1    1.0     .8    1.8    1.0 
  Education and                                                              
   communication.....   2.2    1.6    1.5    2.4    2.3    3.0    3.6    2.9 
  Other goods and                                                            
   services..........   3.3    1.5    2.5    3.1    3.0    3.3    3.4   12.2 
 Special indexes:                                                            
  Energy.............  10.7    6.9   16.6   17.1    2.9   17.4  -21.3   14.8 
   Energy commodities  23.7    6.9   26.7   16.7    6.1   29.4  -40.5   52.1 
   Energy services...    .4    6.9    6.8   17.6    -.6    3.4    7.7  -13.6 
  All items less                                                             
   energy............   1.8    1.5    2.2    2.2    2.5    2.8    2.4    1.7 
   Food..............   1.5    3.6    2.7    2.3    2.1    4.9    5.9   -1.1 
  All items less food                                                        
   and energy........   1.9    1.1    2.2    2.2    2.6    2.4    1.8    2.3


 CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 
            The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
 Workers (CPI-W) rose 1.1 percent in June, prior to seasonal adjustment.
 The index value of 210.972 was 2.0 percent lower than in June 2008.  On a
 seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-W rose 0.9 percent in June.

 Table B. Percent changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
          Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                     Seasonally adjusted                          
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
     Expenditure                                                Compound          
      Category              Changes from preceding month         annual     Un-   
                                                                  rate    adjusted
                                                                 3-mos.   12-mos. 
                      Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June   ended     ended  
                      2008  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009 June 2009 June 2009
                                                                                                                                                                    
 All items..........  -1.0    .3    .4   -.1    .0    .1    .9       4.2      -2.0
  Food and beverages    .1    .0   -.2   -.1   -.2   -.2    .0      -1.4       2.1
  Housing...........    .0    .0    .1   -.1   -.1    .0   -.1       -.9        .3
  Apparel...........   -.6    .6   1.0   -.3   -.3    .0    .7       1.6       1.6
  Transportation....  -5.6   1.5   2.0  -1.3   -.5    .9   4.8      22.9     -14.9
  Medical care......    .3    .4    .4    .2    .4    .3    .2       3.8       3.3
  Recreation........   -.1    .0    .4    .0   -.3    .0    .4        .4       1.4
  Education and                                                                   
     communication..    .3    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1       2.2       2.6
  Other goods and                                                                 
     services.......    .1    .4    .2   3.9   3.8   -.2    .3      16.6      10.2
 Special indexes:                                                                 
  Energy............  -9.7   1.9   3.6  -3.1  -2.4    .4   8.1      25.8     -25.9
  Food..............    .1    .0   -.2   -.1   -.2   -.3    .0      -1.6       2.1
  All items less                                                                  
     food and energy    .0    .2    .2    .2    .3    .2    .2       2.9       1.9


 Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
      
      The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 0.9 percent in June on a not seasonally adjusted basis.  The
 index has decreased 1.3 percent over the past year.  Please note that the
 indexes for the post-2007 period are subject to revision.
     
     
 Upcoming release
     
            Consumer Price Index data for July are scheduled for release on
 Friday, August 14, 2009, at 8:30 A.M. (EDT).
     
     












 Facilities for Sensory Impaired
 
      Information from this release will be made available to sensory
 impaired individuals upon request.  Voice phone:  202-691-5200, Federal
 Relay Services:  1-800-877-8339.
 
 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
      The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:  (1)
 the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which covers
 households of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise
 approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the CPI for All
 Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-
 U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the total population and
 include in addition to wage earners and clerical worker households, groups
 such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-
 employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not
 in the labor force.
      
      The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs,
 and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living.
 Prices are collected in 87 urban areas across the country from about
 50,000 housing units and approximately 23,000 retail establishments-
 department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other
 types of stores and service establishments.  All taxes directly associated
 with the purchase and use of items are included in the index.  Prices of
 fuels and a few other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.
 Prices of most other commodities and services are collected every month in
 the three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
      In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.  Local
 data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the CPI-U and
 CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by region of
 the country, for cross-classifications of regions and population-size
 classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not measure differences
 in the level of prices among cities; they only measure the average change
 in prices for each area since the base period.  For the C-CPI-U data are
 issued only at the national level.  It is important to note that the CPI-U
 and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in
 preliminary form and subject to two annual revisions.
      
      The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0. The
 reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.
 An increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown
 as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows:  the
 price of a base period market basket of goods and services in the CPI has
 risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
      For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
      
 
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                     
      The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the complete
 universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes estimates of the 1-
 month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent change standard errors
 annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error estimates can be used to
 construct confidence intervals for hypothesis testing.  For example, the
 estimated standard error of the 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for
 the U.S. All Items Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly
 sample from the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology,
 and estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage change
 based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change of 0.2
 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are 95 percent
 confident that the actual percent change based on all retail prices would
 fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent.  For the latest data, including
 information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see "Variance
 Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January-December
 2008".  These data are available on the CPI home page
 (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2008.pdf
      
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
       Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points, because
 index point changes are affected by the level of the index in relation to
 its
 base period while percent changes are not.  The example below illustrates
 the computation of index point and percent changes.
      
       Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change would
 be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 
 






Regions Defined

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

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




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






.


       
       
       




 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 June 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008        May       June                      Mar.    Apr.    May  
                                                              2009       2009      June    May      to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    Apr.    May     June 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    213.856    215.693    -1.4     0.9     0.0     0.1     0.7 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    640.616    646.121       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    218.076    218.030     2.2     0.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.1 
   Food.......................................     14.629    217.826    217.740     2.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.0 
    Food at home..............................      8.156    215.088    214.824     0.8    -0.1    -0.6    -0.5     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.150    252.714    253.008     3.0     0.1    -0.7    -0.2     0.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.898    203.789    204.031     0.6     0.1     0.0    -0.9    -0.2 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .910    196.055    194.197    -7.1    -0.9    -1.3    -0.5    -0.9 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.194    274.006    272.608    -1.9    -0.5     0.0    -1.0     1.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .982    162.803    162.571     2.7    -0.1    -1.0    -0.1     0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.022    191.144    191.328     4.1     0.1    -0.8    -0.1     0.0 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .300    196.403    197.009     6.2     0.3    -0.5     0.0     0.2 
      Fats and oils...........................       .241    200.679    201.127     2.5     0.2    -1.4    -0.7     0.6 
      Other foods.............................      1.481    205.587    205.654     3.9     0.0    -0.8     0.0    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .433    122.838    122.224     3.2    -0.5     0.4     0.0    -0.5 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.474    223.023    223.163     3.8     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .314    155.099    155.841     4.0     0.5     0.4     0.0     0.5 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.127    220.005    220.477     3.1     0.2    -0.1     0.3     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     43.421    216.971    218.071     0.1     0.5    -0.1    -0.1     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     33.200    249.779    250.243     1.3     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.957    249.069    249.092     2.7     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.478    135.680    138.318    -6.9     1.9     0.5     0.1     0.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     24.433    256.875    256.981     1.9     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .333    120.728    121.083     1.7     0.3    -0.1     0.0     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.431    206.358    212.677    -8.1     3.1    -1.7    -1.3    -0.8 
    Household energy..........................      4.460    183.783    190.647   -10.8     3.7    -2.2    -1.8    -1.0 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .301    225.164    232.638   -40.3     3.3    -2.1    -3.1     2.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.159    189.619    196.754    -7.8     3.8    -2.2    -1.7    -1.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .971    159.517    159.831     6.2     0.2     0.6     0.6     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.790    129.644    129.623     1.6     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    149.468    149.995     1.3     0.4    -0.1    -0.9     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.691    121.751    118.799     1.5    -2.4    -0.2    -0.2     0.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .923    117.146    112.849     0.7    -3.7    -1.7     0.4    -0.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.541    109.460    106.455     2.1    -2.7     0.2    -0.1     1.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .183    114.142    113.915     2.1    -0.2     1.3    -1.6     2.2 
   Footwear...................................       .688    127.519    125.515     1.6    -1.6     0.4     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     15.314    175.997    183.735   -13.2     4.4    -0.4     0.8     4.2 
   Private transportation.....................     14.189    171.757    179.649   -13.3     4.6    -0.3     0.9     4.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.931     92.701     93.020    -0.6     0.3     0.4     0.5     0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      4.480    135.162    135.719     0.9     0.4     0.4     0.5     0.7 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      1.628    122.650    124.323    -8.6     1.4    -0.1     1.0     0.9 
    Motor fuel................................      3.164    193.609    225.021   -35.2    16.2    -2.6     2.7    17.2 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      2.964    193.727    225.526   -34.6    16.4    -2.8     3.1    17.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .382    134.347    134.270     5.0    -0.1     0.1    -0.2    -0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.188    242.488    242.683     4.1     0.1     0.2    -0.1     0.1 
   Public transportation......................      1.125    228.878    232.540   -12.1     1.6    -0.8    -1.0    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.390    375.026    375.093     3.2     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.625    304.697    304.683     3.2     0.0     0.3     0.4     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.765    396.648    396.750     3.1     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.2 
    Professional services.....................      2.702    319.333    319.652     2.7     0.1     0.1     0.6     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.545    564.112    564.406     6.2     0.1     0.9     0.1     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.741    114.264    114.643     1.5     0.3    -0.4     0.0     0.5 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.822    101.947    101.871    -0.4    -0.1     0.1    -0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.301    126.467    126.519     3.0     0.0     0.3     0.3     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    187.853    188.179     5.5     0.2     0.4     0.5     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .221    472.588    476.974     7.6     0.9     0.4     0.4     1.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.886    540.498    541.119     5.3     0.1     0.4     0.6     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.194     85.049     84.975     0.7    -0.1     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.022     82.038     81.909     0.5    -0.2     0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.408    102.267    102.182     1.5    -0.1     0.1     0.2    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .614      9.775      9.731    -3.4    -0.5     0.1    -1.1    -0.5 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .214     84.366     83.476   -12.7    -1.1    -0.6    -1.6    -1.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.386    369.901    370.595     7.1     0.2     2.6    -0.2     0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .776    740.311    746.283    26.5     0.8     9.3    -0.3     0.8 
   Personal care..............................      2.610    204.578    204.503     1.5     0.0     0.3    -0.2     0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .651    163.051    162.301     2.2    -0.5     0.7    -0.4    -0.5 
    Personal care services (1)................       .647    227.607    227.572     1.8     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.074    343.051    344.232     1.1     0.3     0.2    -0.1     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.556    169.060    171.593    -5.0     1.5    -0.1     0.2     1.8 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    218.076    218.030     2.2     0.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     23.799    143.587    147.099    -8.8     2.4     0.0     0.5     2.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     13.289    177.480    184.581   -13.5     4.0    -0.7     0.7     4.9 
    Apparel...................................      3.691    121.751    118.799     1.5    -2.4    -0.2    -0.2     0.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................      9.598    216.090    229.692   -17.6     6.3    -0.6     0.9     6.6 
   Durables...................................     10.510    109.650    109.983    -1.1     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.3 
 Services.....................................     60.444    258.433    259.544     1.1     0.4     0.0     0.0     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     32.867    260.388    260.869     1.3     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .333    120.728    121.083     1.7     0.3    -0.1     0.0     0.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.159    189.619    196.754    -7.8     3.8    -2.2    -1.7    -1.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .971    159.517    159.831     6.2     0.2     0.6     0.6     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    149.468    149.995     1.3     0.4    -0.1    -0.9     0.4 
  Transportation services.....................      5.567    248.628    249.194     1.4     0.2     0.3    -0.1    -0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.765    396.648    396.750     3.1     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.2 
  Other services..............................     11.002    302.132    303.000     2.8     0.3    -0.1     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     85.371    213.236    215.389    -2.0     1.0     0.0     0.2     0.9 
 All items less shelter.......................     66.800    202.171    204.578    -2.7     1.2    -0.1     0.1     1.1 
 All items less medical care..................     93.610    205.876    207.764    -1.7     0.9     0.0     0.1     0.8 
 Commodities less food........................     24.926    146.261    149.697    -8.4     2.3     0.0     0.5     2.7 
 Nondurables less food........................     14.416    180.017    186.726   -12.6     3.7    -0.6     0.7     4.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     10.726    215.459    227.768   -16.0     5.7    -0.6     0.7     6.1 
 Nondurables..................................     29.046    197.673    201.461    -6.2     1.9    -0.3     0.0     2.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     27.577    275.777    277.777     0.9     0.7    -0.2    -0.2     0.0 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.679    247.406    248.557     0.9     0.5     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
 Energy.......................................      7.624    186.909    205.408   -25.5     9.9    -2.4     0.2     7.4 
 All items less energy........................     92.376    218.323    218.440     1.8     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.746    219.128    219.283     1.7     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.461    142.360    141.990     1.5    -0.3     0.5     0.2     0.3 
    Energy commodities........................      3.465    196.528    226.881   -35.5    15.4    -2.6     2.3    16.2 
   Services less energy services..............     56.285    265.466    265.993     1.8     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .468     $ .464       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .156     $ .155       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Mar.      Apr.      May       June                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Sep.    Dec.    Mar.    June    Dec.    June 
                                                                                      2008    2008    2009    2009    2008    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  212.714   212.671   212.876   214.459     3.1   -12.4     2.2     3.3    -5.0     2.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.792   218.401   217.965   218.094     8.2     2.7    -0.7    -1.3     5.4    -1.0 
   Food....................................  218.651   218.254   217.738   217.838     8.5     2.5    -0.8    -1.5     5.4    -1.1 
    Food at home...........................  217.202   215.948   214.929   214.999    10.4     0.8    -3.6    -4.0     5.5    -3.8 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  253.863   252.062   251.645   251.576    12.0     6.9    -2.8    -3.6     9.5    -3.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  206.465   206.480   204.679   204.365    11.0     0.0    -4.3    -4.0     5.4    -4.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  199.687   197.124   196.055   194.197     8.7    -5.0   -19.5   -10.6     1.7   -15.2 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  275.843   275.810   273.037   276.092    10.5   -14.3    -2.8     0.4    -2.7    -1.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  164.813   163.084   162.848   162.993     7.3     6.3     1.9    -4.3     6.8    -1.3 
     Other food at home....................  192.431   190.826   190.643   190.637    11.0     8.4     1.3    -3.7     9.7    -1.2 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  197.299   196.398   196.340   196.818    10.2     9.2     6.6    -1.0     9.7     2.8 
      Fats and oils........................  204.029   201.213   199.782   201.067    22.4     7.2   -10.6    -5.7    14.5    -8.2 
      Other foods..........................  206.741   205.037   205.011   204.694     9.4     8.5     2.3    -3.9     8.9    -0.8 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.402   122.883   122.838   122.224     9.4     9.0    -4.4    -0.6     9.2    -2.5 
    Food away from home (1)................  222.216   222.905   223.023   223.163     6.1     4.6     2.8     1.7     5.3     2.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  154.414   155.099   155.099   155.841     5.9     5.4     0.9     3.7     5.7     2.3 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  219.315   218.994   219.601   220.105     5.2     5.4     0.3     1.4     5.3     0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  217.335   217.180   217.056   216.984     1.9    -0.4    -0.5    -0.6     0.7    -0.6 
   Shelter.................................  248.899   249.334   249.680   249.861     2.0     1.0     0.6     1.6     1.5     1.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  248.490   248.916   249.233   249.374     3.6     3.0     2.6     1.4     3.3     2.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  133.328   134.000   134.136   134.507    -0.5    -9.9   -19.1     3.6    -5.3    -8.5 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  256.257   256.627   257.003   257.138     1.9     1.8     2.5     1.4     1.9     1.9 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  120.737   120.675   120.728   121.083     2.9     0.3     2.4     1.2     1.6     1.8 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  214.254   210.702   207.903   206.342    -1.2    -9.0    -8.5   -14.0    -5.2   -11.3 
    Household energy.......................  192.927   188.753   185.399   183.526    -3.1   -11.9   -10.9   -18.1    -7.6   -14.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  232.191   227.355   220.321   224.706   -29.6   -65.9   -39.5   -12.3   -51.0   -27.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  199.289   194.967   191.671   189.362     0.0    -4.7    -8.5   -18.5    -2.4   -13.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  157.817   158.802   159.821   160.401     8.6     6.4     3.0     6.7     7.5     4.9 
   Household furnishings and operations....  129.436   129.434   129.413   129.428     4.5     0.2     1.6     0.0     2.3     0.8 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.914   150.809   149.468   149.995     6.0     1.3     0.6    -2.4     3.7    -0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.744   119.537   119.345   120.183     4.3    -4.6     5.3     1.5    -0.3     3.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  116.007   114.062   114.561   114.009    -1.4    -4.5    17.3    -6.7    -3.0     4.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.592   106.771   106.667   108.388    10.6    -9.6     1.4     6.9     0.0     4.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  113.510   115.025   113.149   115.667     0.9    -0.2     0.1     7.8     0.4     3.9 
   Footwear................................  125.517   126.039   126.182   126.438    -1.9     2.2     3.2     3.0     0.1     3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  170.903   170.259   171.635   178.843     1.4   -55.5     8.8    19.9   -32.8    14.2 
   Private transportation..................  166.252   165.676   167.234   174.831     1.3   -57.3    11.1    22.3   -34.2    16.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   92.016    92.400    92.847    93.227    -4.8    -5.6     3.1     5.4    -5.2     4.2 
     New vehicles..........................  134.020   134.580   135.284   136.179    -4.6    -4.8     7.0     6.6    -4.7     6.8 
     Used cars and trucks..................  121.704   121.616   122.788   123.851   -10.7   -13.8   -15.3     7.2   -12.3    -4.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  173.947   169.373   173.872   203.703     5.5   -93.5    37.4    88.1   -73.9    60.7 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  173.498   168.696   173.954   204.131     6.5   -93.9    47.4    91.6   -74.6    68.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  134.484   134.640   134.347   134.270    10.5     6.3     4.3    -0.6     8.4     1.8 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  242.118   242.649   242.488   242.683     7.0     3.8     4.7     0.9     5.4     2.8 
   Public transportation...................  232.294   230.470   228.210   227.003     3.6   -24.0   -17.1    -8.8   -11.2   -13.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  371.902   373.257   374.402   375.203     2.3     2.7     4.0     3.6     2.5     3.8 
   Medical care commodities................  302.464   303.357   304.426   304.820     0.6     4.2     5.0     3.2     2.4     4.1 
   Medical care services...................  393.210   394.734   395.884   396.846     2.9     2.2     3.6     3.8     2.6     3.7 
    Professional services..................  316.416   316.667   318.499   319.339     2.8     2.4     1.7     3.7     2.6     2.7 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  557.588   562.843   563.594   565.707     5.8     4.2     8.8     6.0     5.0     7.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  114.511   114.030   114.044   114.592     3.8     0.0     1.8     0.3     1.9     1.0 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.640   101.741   101.488   101.920     1.5    -2.1    -2.1     1.1    -0.3    -0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  126.461   126.783   127.169   127.366     3.1     3.2     2.9     2.9     3.2     2.9 
   Education (2)...........................  188.119   188.943   189.968   190.734     5.9     5.4     5.0     5.7     5.6     5.3 
    Educational books and supplies.........  470.674   472.682   474.581   480.501    12.6     4.7     4.7     8.6     8.6     6.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  541.493   543.870   546.880   548.730     5.4     5.5     5.0     5.5     5.4     5.2 
   Communication (2).......................   84.924    84.988    85.049    84.972     0.6     1.1     0.8     0.2     0.8     0.5 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   82.022    82.090    82.038    81.909     0.6     1.2     0.7    -0.5     0.9     0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.991   102.072   102.267   102.182     2.5     1.5     1.2     0.8     2.0     1.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.872     9.881     9.775     9.731    -6.6     0.2    -1.4    -5.6    -3.2    -3.5 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   86.213    85.714    84.366    83.476   -18.8    -9.6   -10.1   -12.1   -14.4   -11.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  360.782   370.031   369.237   370.235     3.3     1.3    13.5    10.9     2.3    12.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  679.078   742.443   740.311   746.283     5.3     3.4    61.2    45.9     4.4    53.4 
   Personal care...........................  203.836   204.462   204.078   204.231     2.8     0.7     1.6     0.8     1.7     1.2 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.696   163.777   163.051   162.301     2.0     4.5     3.3    -1.0     3.2     1.1 
    Personal care services (1).............  227.982   227.913   227.607   227.572     2.0     3.0     3.0    -0.7     2.5     1.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  341.437   342.001   341.763   343.178     3.8    -1.9     0.4     2.1     0.9     1.2 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  166.703   166.603   166.959   169.920     3.4   -28.5     4.5     7.9   -14.0     6.2 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.792   218.401   217.965   218.094     8.2     2.7    -0.7    -1.3     5.4    -1.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  140.043   140.066   140.736   144.765     0.8   -42.6     8.0    14.2   -24.0    11.0 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  170.758   169.626   170.782   179.090     1.3   -60.0    13.9    21.0   -36.3    17.4 
    Apparel................................  119.744   119.537   119.345   120.183     4.3    -4.6     5.3     1.5    -0.3     3.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  206.003   204.807   206.581   220.257     0.6   -69.9    16.8    30.7   -45.0    23.5 
   Durables................................  109.006   109.203   109.576   109.957    -2.9    -5.1     0.2     3.5    -4.0     1.8 
 Services..................................  258.590   258.599   258.637   258.780     2.7     0.8     0.8     0.3     1.7     0.5 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  259.349   259.854   260.188   260.267     2.2     1.3     0.1     1.4     1.8     0.8 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   120.737   120.675   120.728   121.083     2.9     0.3     2.4     1.2     1.6     1.8 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  199.289   194.967   191.671   189.362     0.0    -4.7    -8.5   -18.5    -2.4   -13.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  157.817   158.802   159.821   160.401     8.6     6.4     3.0     6.7     7.5     4.9 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.914   150.809   149.468   149.995     6.0     1.3     0.6    -2.4     3.7    -0.9 
  Transportation services..................  248.393   249.193   248.944   248.652     5.2    -2.0     2.4     0.4     1.5     1.4 
  Medical care services....................  393.210   394.734   395.884   396.846     2.9     2.2     3.6     3.8     2.6     3.7 
  Other services...........................  302.251   302.016   302.653   303.902     3.8     2.4     2.9     2.2     3.1     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  211.773   211.787   212.111   213.936     2.2   -14.6     2.7     4.1    -6.6     3.4 
 All items less shelter....................  200.911   200.676   200.829   202.989     3.5   -18.2     2.9     4.2    -8.0     3.6 
 All items less medical care...............  204.820   204.724   204.892   206.490     3.1   -13.3     2.0     3.3    -5.4     2.7 
 Commodities less food.....................  142.788   142.801   143.471   147.413     1.0   -41.2     7.6    13.6   -22.9    10.6 
 Nondurables less food.....................  173.638   172.529   173.715   181.572     1.4   -57.2    12.7    19.6   -34.1    16.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  206.340   205.196   206.725   219.267     0.6   -66.3    15.0    27.5   -41.8    21.1 
 Nondurables...............................  194.522   193.911   193.862   198.515     3.7   -34.9     5.7     8.5   -17.8     7.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  277.380   276.815   276.222   276.247     3.7     1.0     0.7    -1.6     2.4    -0.5 
 Services less medical care services.......  247.779   247.685   247.547   247.530     2.8     1.2     0.2    -0.4     2.0    -0.1 
 Energy....................................  182.254   177.924   178.340   191.584     1.9   -76.7     7.9    22.1   -51.3    14.8 
 All items less energy.....................  217.539   217.941   218.126   218.507     3.2     0.5     1.7     1.8     1.9     1.7 
  All items less food and energy...........  218.042   218.594   218.910   219.344     2.3     0.2     2.2     2.4     1.2     2.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  140.893   141.583   141.817   142.300     0.5    -2.4     3.8     4.1    -0.9     3.9 
    Energy commodities.....................  178.146   173.528   177.449   206.131     3.0   -92.8    29.1    79.3   -72.7    52.1 
   Services less energy services...........  264.698   265.129   265.491   265.873     2.9     1.2     1.5     1.8     2.0     1.7 

   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                                          June 2009 from--    May 2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Mar.      Apr.      May       June                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    June  Apr.  May   May   Mar.  Apr.
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      212.709   213.240   213.856   215.693  -1.4   1.2   0.9  -1.3   0.5   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      227.309   227.840   228.136   229.930  -1.2   0.9   0.8  -0.8   0.4   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      229.749   230.400   230.611   232.058  -1.0   0.7   0.6  -0.6   0.4   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.411   134.547   134.857   136.488  -1.5   1.4   1.2  -1.5   0.3   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      202.021   202.327   203.195   205.350  -1.7   1.5   1.1  -1.9   0.6   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      203.240   203.463   204.443   206.308  -1.7   1.4   0.9  -1.8   0.6   0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      129.334   129.604   129.967   131.640  -1.8   1.6   1.3  -2.0   0.5   0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      197.267   197.644   198.911   201.157  -1.9   1.8   1.1  -1.9   0.8   0.6 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      206.001   206.657   207.265   209.343  -1.4   1.3   1.0  -1.3   0.6   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      208.529   208.934   209.235   211.390  -1.4   1.2   1.0  -1.2   0.3   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      130.873   131.370   131.777   133.056  -1.4   1.3   1.0  -1.4   0.7   0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      206.927   207.898   209.563   211.815  -1.4   1.9   1.1  -0.8   1.3   0.8 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      217.357   217.910   218.567   219.865  -1.4   0.9   0.6  -1.1   0.6   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      221.124   221.790   222.659   223.908  -1.3   1.0   0.6  -0.9   0.7   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.775   131.912   131.990   132.952  -1.7   0.8   0.7  -1.5   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      194.750   195.207   195.745   197.214  -1.3   1.0   0.8  -1.1   0.5   0.3 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      131.230   131.557   131.876   133.220  -1.6   1.3   1.0  -1.6   0.5   0.2 
   D.........................................    M      204.672   205.421   206.717   208.543  -1.6   1.5   0.9  -1.2   1.0   0.6 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      207.462   207.886   209.809   211.010  -2.2   1.5   0.6  -2.4   1.1   0.9 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      221.376   221.693   222.522   223.906  -2.2   1.0   0.6  -1.8   0.5   0.4 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      235.067   235.582   235.975   237.172  -0.6   0.7   0.5  -0.1   0.4   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      232.155         -   231.891         -     -     -     -  -1.5  -0.1     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      199.457         -   200.196         -     -     -     -  -2.3   0.4     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      200.039         -   199.311         -     -     -     -  -1.5  -0.4     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      138.620         -   139.311         -     -     -     -  -0.2   0.5     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   199.210         -   203.585  -4.0   2.2     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   202.373         -   204.537  -1.5   1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   189.701         -   192.325  -0.6   1.4     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   220.740         -   221.485  -1.6   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   221.686         -   223.810  -2.0   1.0     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   223.854         -   225.692   0.2   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   225.918         -   227.257  -0.4   0.6     -     -     -     - 

   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 June 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008        May       June                      Mar.    Apr.    May  
                                                              2009       2009      June    May      to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    Apr.    May     June 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    208.774    210.972    -2.0     1.1     0.0     0.1     0.9 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    621.875    628.422       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    217.308    217.258     2.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.0 
   Food.......................................     15.865    216.975    216.890     2.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.3     0.0 
    Food at home..............................      9.201    213.876    213.657     0.7    -0.1    -0.5    -0.5     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.249    253.430    253.701     2.9     0.1    -0.7    -0.2     0.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.315    203.409    203.503     0.5     0.0     0.0    -0.9    -0.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .992    194.694    192.898    -7.5    -0.9    -1.2    -0.5    -0.9 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.266    271.530    270.653    -2.2    -0.3     0.2    -1.1     1.3 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.167    162.468    162.167     3.1    -0.2    -1.1    -0.1     0.0 
     Other food at home.......................      2.212    190.401    190.657     4.0     0.1    -0.9    -0.1     0.0 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .304    194.928    195.773     6.2     0.4    -0.6    -0.2     0.5 
      Fats and oils...........................       .274    201.470    202.004     2.5     0.3    -1.2    -0.8     0.7 
      Other foods.............................      1.634    205.641    205.759     3.8     0.1    -0.9     0.1    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    123.126    122.537     3.1    -0.5     0.2     0.0    -0.5 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.664    223.082    223.186     3.9     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.0 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .233    154.409    155.091     3.9     0.4     0.2     0.0     0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077    220.729    221.179     3.4     0.2    -0.1     0.5     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.313    212.881    214.034     0.3     0.5    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     31.224    242.941    243.238     1.7     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.279    247.710    247.691     2.5     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      1.209    136.113    139.246    -6.2     2.3     0.4     0.2     0.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     21.430    232.739    232.837     1.9     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    121.160    121.529     1.9     0.3     0.0     0.1     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      6.030    205.270    211.929    -7.4     3.2    -1.8    -1.2    -0.7 
    Household energy..........................      4.996    181.977    189.108    -9.9     3.9    -2.3    -1.6    -0.9 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .283    229.019    235.869   -38.2     3.0    -2.5    -3.0     1.4 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.713    187.982    195.445    -7.5     4.0    -2.3    -1.5    -1.0 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.035    159.861    160.206     6.3     0.2     0.6     0.6     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.059    125.589    125.526     1.7    -0.1     0.2     0.1    -0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .360    152.001    152.658     1.2     0.4    -0.2    -0.6     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.979    121.364    118.547     1.6    -2.3    -0.3     0.0     0.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................      1.024    117.687    113.416     0.9    -3.6    -1.8     0.5    -0.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    108.637    105.676     1.6    -2.7    -0.2    -0.1     1.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .249    116.912    116.645     2.3    -0.2     1.7    -1.4     2.3 
   Footwear...................................       .840    127.802    126.150     2.2    -1.3     0.4     0.1     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.067    173.055    181.730   -14.9     5.0    -0.5     0.9     4.8 
   Private transportation.....................     16.284    169.957    178.734   -15.1     5.2    -0.5     1.0     5.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.627     90.039     90.588    -2.3     0.6     0.3     0.5     0.6 
     New vehicles.............................      4.057    136.113    136.800     0.8     0.5     0.3     0.4     0.8 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.863    123.339    125.056    -8.6     1.4     0.0     1.0     0.9 
    Motor fuel................................      4.029    194.339    225.876   -35.2    16.2    -2.6     2.6    17.2 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      3.770    194.569    226.515   -34.6    16.4    -2.7     3.0    17.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .482    134.439    134.273     5.1    -0.1     0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.242    245.036    245.129     4.1     0.0     0.2    -0.1     0.0 
   Public transportation......................       .784    227.522    230.926   -11.8     1.5    -0.7    -0.9    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    375.420    375.479     3.3     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.320    296.431    296.369     3.3     0.0     0.3     0.4     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.035    398.387    398.497     3.3     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.2 
    Professional services.....................      2.234    322.043    322.346     2.8     0.1     0.1     0.6     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.338    560.906    561.337     6.3     0.1     1.0     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.454    111.152    111.471     1.4     0.3    -0.3     0.0     0.4 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.982    102.214    102.193    -0.1     0.0     0.3    -0.3     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.221    122.293    122.333     2.6     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      2.527    185.291    185.626     5.4     0.2     0.4     0.5     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .219    475.213    480.024     7.7     1.0     0.4     0.5     1.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.308    521.550    522.076     5.2     0.1     0.4     0.5     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.694     87.712     87.652     0.7    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.568     85.624     85.524     0.6    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.965    102.231    102.153     1.4    -0.1     0.1     0.2    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .604     10.271     10.238    -3.3    -0.3     0.1    -1.1    -0.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .202     84.017     83.278   -13.0    -0.9    -0.7    -1.6    -0.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.668    394.061    395.052    10.2     0.3     3.8    -0.2     0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.267    746.009    752.078    27.0     0.8     9.6    -0.3     0.8 
   Personal care..............................      2.401    202.631    202.406     1.5    -0.1     0.4    -0.2     0.0 
    Personal care products (1)................       .662    163.119    162.165     2.0    -0.6     0.9    -0.5    -0.6 
    Personal care services (1)................       .580    227.829    227.800     1.8     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........       .947    345.326    346.411     1.3     0.3     0.2     0.0     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     42.689    170.532    173.662    -5.9     1.8     0.0     0.3     2.1 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    217.308    217.258     2.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.747    146.125    150.477   -10.1     3.0     0.1     0.6     3.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     14.587    183.813    192.478   -14.7     4.7    -0.6     1.0     5.8 
    Apparel...................................      3.979    121.364    118.547     1.6    -2.3    -0.3     0.0     0.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     10.609    226.621    242.726   -18.7     7.1    -0.3     1.1     7.4 
   Durables...................................     11.160    108.933    109.430    -2.1     0.5     0.2     0.4     0.5 
 Services.....................................     57.311    253.482    254.624     1.3     0.5     0.0     0.0     0.0 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     30.918    234.229    234.511     1.7     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    121.160    121.529     1.9     0.3     0.0     0.1     0.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.713    187.982    195.445    -7.5     4.0    -2.3    -1.5    -1.0 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.035    159.861    160.206     6.3     0.2     0.6     0.6     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .360    152.001    152.658     1.2     0.4    -0.2    -0.6     0.4 
  Transportation services.....................      5.512    248.795    249.312     2.4     0.2     0.4     0.0     0.0 
  Medical care services.......................      4.035    398.387    398.497     3.3     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.2 
  Other services..............................     10.432    290.116    290.845     2.6     0.3    -0.1     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.135    207.148    209.744    -2.7     1.3     0.0     0.2     1.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.776    198.571    201.488    -3.5     1.5    -0.1     0.1     1.3 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    201.955    204.200    -2.3     1.1     0.0     0.1     1.0 
 Commodities less food........................     26.824    148.589    152.856    -9.6     2.9     0.1     0.6     3.2 
 Nondurables less food........................     15.664    186.012    194.254   -13.8     4.4    -0.6     1.0     5.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     11.686    225.091    239.808   -17.3     6.5    -0.3     0.9     6.9 
 Nondurables..................................     31.530    200.601    205.219    -7.1     2.3    -0.2     0.0     2.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.392    243.784    245.833     0.8     0.8    -0.3    -0.2     0.0 
 Services less medical care services..........     53.275    243.022    244.196     1.1     0.5    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
 Energy.......................................      9.024    186.321    205.662   -25.9    10.4    -2.4     0.4     8.1 
 All items less energy........................     90.976    212.462    212.552     2.0     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     75.111    211.926    212.051     1.9     0.1     0.3     0.2     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.513    143.170    142.943     1.5    -0.2     0.7     0.2     0.4 
    Energy commodities........................      4.311    196.706    227.444   -35.4    15.6    -2.6     2.3    16.4 
   Services less energy services..............     52.598    260.615    261.014     2.2     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .479     $ .474       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .161     $ .159       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Mar.      Apr.      May       June                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Sep.    Dec.    Mar.    June    Dec.    June 
                                                                                      2008    2008    2009    2009    2008    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  207.401   207.352   207.624   209.534     3.2   -15.3     2.6     4.2    -6.5     3.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.079   217.672   217.225   217.312     8.5     2.8    -1.1    -1.4     5.6    -1.2 
   Food....................................  217.881   217.462   216.912   216.977     8.7     2.6    -1.1    -1.6     5.6    -1.4 
    Food at home...........................  215.965   214.802   213.768   213.806    10.4     0.9    -3.9    -3.9     5.6    -3.9 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  254.555   252.843   252.282   252.211    11.6     7.4    -2.9    -3.6     9.5    -3.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  206.190   206.191   204.374   203.845    11.2     0.5    -4.4    -4.5     5.7    -4.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  198.048   195.714   194.694   192.898     8.6    -5.4   -20.8   -10.0     1.4   -15.6 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  272.783   273.381   270.352   273.813    10.6   -15.1    -4.1     1.5    -3.1    -1.3 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  164.563   162.761   162.650   162.608     8.3     6.9     2.4    -4.7     7.6    -1.2 
     Other food at home....................  191.720   190.049   189.923   190.000    10.9     7.9     1.3    -3.5     9.4    -1.2 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  196.202   195.060   194.731   195.695    10.3     9.4     6.4    -1.0     9.9     2.6 
      Fats and oils........................  204.559   202.186   200.498   201.926    21.6     7.4   -11.1    -5.1    14.3    -8.1 
      Other foods..........................  206.801   204.983   205.144   204.831     9.4     7.7     2.5    -3.8     8.5    -0.7 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.837   123.112   123.126   122.537     9.4     8.7    -4.1    -1.0     9.1    -2.6 
    Food away from home (1)................  222.336   222.957   223.082   223.186     6.3     5.0     2.7     1.5     5.7     2.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  154.054   154.414   154.409   155.091     5.5     6.3     1.1     2.7     5.9     1.9 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  219.507   219.265   220.348   220.755     5.3     6.1    -0.1     2.3     5.7     1.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  213.463   213.190   213.097   212.972     2.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.9     1.1    -0.5 
   Shelter.................................  242.257   242.595   242.963   243.100     2.1     1.8     1.5     1.4     2.0     1.5 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.150   247.522   247.874   247.966     3.4     2.9     2.4     1.3     3.2     1.9 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  133.991   134.472   134.706   135.271    -2.0    -6.4   -18.4     3.9    -4.3    -7.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  232.200   232.489   232.851   232.942     1.9     1.9     2.5     1.3     1.9     1.9 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  121.099   121.084   121.160   121.529     3.3     0.3     2.5     1.4     1.8     2.0 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  213.084   209.329   206.844   205.493     0.4    -8.2    -8.6   -13.5    -4.0   -11.1 
    Household energy.......................  190.862   186.541   183.586   181.978    -1.1   -10.8   -10.8   -17.4    -6.1   -14.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  237.288   231.388   224.548   227.677   -25.7   -63.1   -37.4   -15.2   -47.7   -27.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  197.294   192.851   189.940   188.044     1.1    -5.3    -9.0   -17.5    -2.1   -13.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  158.223   159.211   160.241   160.813     9.1     6.5     3.0     6.7     7.8     4.8 
   Household furnishings and operations....  125.029   125.303   125.430   125.313     5.0    -0.3     1.2     0.9     2.3     1.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  153.239   152.980   152.001   152.658     5.4    -0.1     1.1    -1.5     2.6    -0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.478   119.065   119.078   119.963     5.7    -6.0     5.4     1.6    -0.3     3.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  116.702   114.576   115.184   114.537    -0.3    -5.2    18.2    -7.2    -2.8     4.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.208   106.000   105.873   107.602    15.4   -13.2     0.7     5.4     0.1     3.0 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  115.748   117.751   116.074   118.686    -0.4    -0.9     0.3    10.5    -0.7     5.3 
   Footwear................................  125.880   126.391   126.469   127.062    -1.4     2.4     4.3     3.8     0.5     4.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  167.435   166.620   168.145   176.300     1.0   -59.7     8.8    22.9   -36.2    15.6 
   Private transportation..................  164.112   163.332   164.963   173.329     0.9   -60.8    10.1    24.4   -37.1    17.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   89.419    89.667    90.153    90.664    -6.4    -7.2    -0.7     5.7    -6.8     2.5 
     New vehicles..........................  135.162   135.612   136.199   137.234    -4.8    -5.0     7.4     6.3    -4.9     6.8 
     Used cars and trucks..................  122.304   122.256   123.465   124.559   -10.8   -13.7   -15.6     7.6   -12.3    -4.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  174.688   170.137   174.513   204.503     5.7   -93.6    37.7    87.8   -73.9    60.8 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  174.331   169.566   174.723   205.099     6.5   -93.9    47.5    91.6   -74.6    68.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  134.485   134.614   134.439   134.273    10.8     7.0     3.6    -0.6     8.9     1.5 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  244.650   245.180   245.036   245.129     7.0     3.9     4.7     0.8     5.4     2.7 
   Public transportation...................  230.256   228.536   226.424   226.048     2.5   -24.5   -15.7    -7.1   -12.1   -11.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  372.188   373.540   374.834   375.650     2.6     2.5     4.1     3.8     2.6     3.9 
   Medical care commodities................  294.284   295.047   296.120   296.547     0.8     3.9     5.3     3.1     2.3     4.2 
   Medical care services...................  394.779   396.348   397.699   398.660     3.2     2.1     3.7     4.0     2.7     3.9 
    Professional services..................  319.150   319.449   321.250   322.098     2.9     2.5     2.0     3.7     2.7     2.9 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  553.960   559.368   560.587   562.806     6.1     3.5     9.2     6.5     4.8     7.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  111.324   110.976   110.947   111.423     3.6    -0.2     1.9     0.4     1.7     1.1 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.751   102.023   101.761   102.220     2.0    -2.0    -2.2     1.9     0.0    -0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  122.270   122.505   122.797   122.940     3.1     2.8     2.2     2.2     2.9     2.2 
   Education (2)...........................  185.499   186.203   187.168   187.894     6.3     5.5     4.5     5.3     5.9     4.9 
    Educational books and supplies.........  473.276   475.206   477.376   483.813    12.8     4.4     4.5     9.2     8.6     6.8 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  522.397   524.365   527.111   528.674     5.7     5.6     4.4     4.9     5.7     4.7 
   Communication (2).......................   87.616    87.673    87.712    87.650     1.0     1.1     0.8     0.2     1.0     0.5 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.595    85.655    85.624    85.524     0.9     1.2     0.7    -0.3     1.1     0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.977   102.048   102.231   102.153     2.5     1.5     1.0     0.7     2.0     0.9 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.378    10.385    10.271    10.238    -6.3    -0.3    -1.1    -5.3    -3.4    -3.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   86.004    85.406    84.017    83.278   -19.5   -10.8    -9.5   -12.1   -15.2   -10.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  379.874   394.363   393.500   394.708     3.7     2.2    19.5    16.6     3.0    18.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  682.115   747.906   746.009   752.078     5.5     3.6    60.9    47.8     4.6    54.2 
   Personal care...........................  201.817   202.554   202.156   202.115     2.8     1.4     1.2     0.6     2.1     0.9 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.516   163.911   163.119   162.165     1.7     4.0     3.1    -0.9     2.8     1.1 
    Personal care services (1).............  228.201   228.119   227.829   227.800     1.9     3.0     2.9    -0.7     2.5     1.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  343.711   344.376   344.423   345.423     4.7    -1.2    -0.2     2.0     1.7     0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  167.715   167.690   168.137   171.618     3.6   -32.5     4.8     9.6   -16.3     7.2 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.079   217.672   217.225   217.312     8.5     2.8    -1.1    -1.4     5.6    -1.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  141.910   142.044   142.846   147.626     1.1   -47.5     8.8    17.1   -27.1    12.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  175.626   174.600   176.429   186.685     0.5   -64.9    17.5    27.7   -40.6    22.5 
    Apparel................................  119.478   119.065   119.078   119.963     5.7    -6.0     5.4     1.6    -0.3     3.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  214.185   213.527   215.822   231.872     1.2   -74.2    21.8    37.4   -48.9    29.3 
   Durables................................  108.251   108.461   108.846   109.361    -3.7    -6.5    -2.0     4.2    -5.1     1.0 
 Services..................................  253.811   253.695   253.765   253.882     2.8     1.2     1.1     0.1     2.0     0.6 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.478   233.802   234.196   234.253     2.4     2.0     1.0     1.3     2.2     1.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   121.099   121.084   121.160   121.529     3.3     0.3     2.5     1.4     1.8     2.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  197.294   192.851   189.940   188.044     1.1    -5.3    -9.0   -17.5    -2.1   -13.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  158.223   159.211   160.241   160.813     9.1     6.5     3.0     6.7     7.8     4.8 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  153.239   152.980   152.001   152.658     5.4    -0.1     1.1    -1.5     2.6    -0.2 
  Transportation services..................  248.145   249.142   249.130   249.202     4.7     0.0     3.6     1.7     2.3     2.7 
  Medical care services....................  394.779   396.348   397.699   398.660     3.2     2.1     3.7     4.0     2.7     3.9 
  Other services...........................  290.152   289.907   290.444   291.473     3.9     2.3     2.5     1.8     3.1     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  205.378   205.393   205.809   208.040     2.3   -18.3     3.3     5.3    -8.6     4.3 
 All items less shelter....................  196.931   196.739   196.980   199.559     3.7   -21.9     3.1     5.4   -10.0     4.3 
 All items less medical care...............  200.650   200.558   200.797   202.725     3.3   -16.2     2.5     4.2    -7.0     3.4 
 Commodities less food.....................  144.434   144.560   145.372   150.057     1.2   -46.1     8.4    16.5   -26.1    12.4 
 Nondurables less food.....................  178.203   177.208   178.973   188.704     0.7   -62.5    16.3    25.7   -38.5    20.9 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  213.688   213.033   215.042   229.919     1.1   -71.2    19.7    34.0   -46.1    26.7 
 Nondurables...............................  196.725   196.298   196.393   202.033     3.3   -39.5     7.3    11.2   -20.9     9.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  245.340   244.695   244.177   244.247     3.9     0.9     0.4    -1.8     2.4    -0.7 
 Services less medical care services.......  243.498   243.313   243.221   243.257     2.9     1.6     0.5    -0.4     2.2     0.1 
 Energy....................................  180.751   176.359   177.124   191.437     3.0   -78.5     9.5    25.8   -52.9    17.4 
 All items less energy.....................  211.602   212.088   212.301   212.687     3.3     0.7     1.9     2.1     1.9     2.0 
  All items less food and energy...........  210.707   211.378   211.745   212.196     2.2     0.2     2.6     2.9     1.2     2.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  141.363   142.367   142.656   143.218     0.3    -3.3     3.7     5.4    -1.5     4.5 
    Energy commodities.....................  178.042   173.415   177.375   206.474     4.1   -93.0    31.6    80.9   -72.9    54.3 
   Services less energy services...........  259.892   260.282   260.701   261.053     3.0     1.8     2.1     1.8     2.4     2.0 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-W                      Pricing                                          June2009 from--    May2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Mar.      Apr.      May       June                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    June  Apr.  May   May   Mar.  Apr.
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      207.218   207.925   208.774   210.972  -2.0   1.5   1.1  -1.9   0.8   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      223.626   224.252   224.748   226.695  -1.4   1.1   0.9  -1.0   0.5   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      224.597   225.214   225.657   227.337  -1.2   0.9   0.7  -0.8   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.558   134.951   135.329   136.888  -1.7   1.4   1.2  -1.7   0.6   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      196.453   196.933   197.971   200.487  -2.1   1.8   1.3  -2.4   0.8   0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      196.855   197.192   198.271   200.356  -2.0   1.6   1.1  -2.3   0.7   0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      128.468   128.968   129.524   131.554  -2.1   2.0   1.6  -2.5   0.8   0.4 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      194.393   194.651   196.047   198.674  -2.6   2.1   1.3  -2.7   0.9   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      201.737   202.619   203.500   205.968  -2.1   1.7   1.2  -2.1   0.9   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      205.066   205.733   206.271   208.909  -2.2   1.5   1.3  -2.1   0.6   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      128.686   129.309   129.885   131.382  -2.1   1.6   1.2  -2.2   0.9   0.4 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      205.744   206.921   208.989   211.721  -2.1   2.3   1.3  -1.7   1.6   1.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      210.661   211.386   212.263   213.973  -2.1   1.2   0.8  -1.7   0.8   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      212.965   213.646   214.734   216.395  -1.9   1.3   0.8  -1.6   0.8   0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      130.674   131.103   131.389   132.517  -2.4   1.1   0.9  -2.0   0.5   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      192.327   192.861   193.597   195.414  -1.8   1.3   0.9  -1.6   0.7   0.4 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      129.833   130.361   130.847   132.384  -2.1   1.6   1.2  -2.2   0.8   0.4 
   D.........................................    M      201.485   202.351   203.883   206.327  -2.3   2.0   1.2  -2.1   1.2   0.8 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      200.218   200.607   202.464   203.691  -2.5   1.5   0.6  -2.8   1.1   0.9 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      213.013   213.405   214.446   216.145  -2.8   1.3   0.8  -2.4   0.7   0.5 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      229.064   229.639   230.307   231.916  -0.8   1.0   0.7  -0.3   0.5   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      231.884         -   231.420         -     -     -     -  -1.7  -0.2     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      190.107         -   191.297         -     -     -     -  -2.3   0.6     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      200.770         -   200.955         -     -     -     -  -2.6   0.1     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      137.539         -   138.510         -     -     -     -  -0.6   0.7     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   197.676         -   202.632  -4.4   2.5     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   197.239         -   199.977  -1.7   1.4     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   186.970         -   189.979  -1.9   1.6     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   217.900         -   219.091  -2.1   0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   220.732         -   223.361  -2.2   1.2     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   218.587         -   220.996  -0.2   1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   220.208         -   221.993  -0.7   0.8     -     -     -     - 

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



 Table 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         June 2009 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2005-2006                                         
                                                              May       June      June      May   
                                                              2009      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   122.898   123.967      -1.3       0.9 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.726   127.886   127.803       2.1      -0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.648   127.943   127.830       2.0      -0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.557   123.656   123.446       0.7      -0.2 
    Food away from home.......................      6.091   133.476   133.493       3.7       0.0 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077   127.524   127.814       3.0       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.421   128.495   129.093      -0.1       0.5 
   Shelter....................................     32.409   131.566   131.803       1.2       0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.004   151.032   155.357      -9.0       2.9 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      5.008    96.226    96.175       1.0      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.988    90.000    87.711       1.2      -2.5 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.393   118.136   123.434     -11.2       4.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.285   118.672   124.228     -11.1       4.7 
   Public transportation......................      1.108   111.889   113.708     -12.2       1.6 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.085   145.621   145.640       3.0       0.0 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.615   128.713   128.716       3.1       0.0 
   Medical care services......................      4.470   151.849   151.876       2.9       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      5.935   105.191   105.407       0.1       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.196   109.795   109.806       2.4       0.0 
   Education..................................      2.771   173.691   173.982       5.4       0.2 
   Communication..............................      3.425    74.162    74.074       0.1      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.257   133.152   133.342       3.9       0.1 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     58.427   133.528   134.080       0.8       0.4 
 Commodities..................................     41.573   109.954   111.619      -4.1       1.5 
  Durables....................................     11.817    81.049    81.254      -1.9       0.3 
 Nondurables..................................     29.756   124.831   127.352      -5.0       2.0 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.561   118.652   118.710       1.3       0.0 
 Energy.......................................      8.790   158.689   174.606     -25.2      10.0 

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

Last Modified Date: July 15, 2009
Recommend this page using: