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                     CONSUMER PRICE INDEX:  JUNE 2008
 
      The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.0 percent in June, before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  The June level
 of 218.815 (1982-84=100) was 5.0 percent higher than in June 2007.
      
      The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.1 percent in June, prior to seasonal adjustment.  The
 June level of 215.223 (1982-84=100) was 5.6 percent higher than in June
 2007.
      
      The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 0.8 percent in June on a not seasonally adjusted basis.  The
 June level of 125.582 (December 1999=100) was 4.2 percent higher than in
 June 2007.  Please note that the indexes for the post-2006 period are
 subject to revision.
 
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
      
      On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U advanced 1.1 percent in
 June, following a 0.6 percent increase in May.  The index for energy rose
 sharply for the second straight month, increasing 6.6 percent in June
 following a 4.4 percent increase in May.  The increase in the energy index
 accounted for around two-thirds of the overall increase in the all items
 index in June.  The index for petroleum-based energy advanced 10.0 percent
 and the index for energy services rose 1.5 percent.  The food index rose
 0.8 percent in June after rising 0.3 percent in May.  The index for food
 at home went up 1.0 percent in June, with indexes for four of the six
 major grocery store food groups sharply accelerating.  The index for all
 items less food and energy increased 0.3 percent in June, following a 0.1
 percent rise in April and a 0.2 percent increase in May.  Larger increases
 in the indexes for shelter and for tobacco and smoking products and an
 upturn in the apparel index contributed to the larger increase.

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  
                     2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 June 2008 June 2008
                                                                                                                             
 All items..........   .4   .4   .0   .3   .2   .6  1.1       7.9       5.0
  Food and beverages   .1   .7   .4   .2   .9   .3   .7       8.1       5.2
  Housing...........   .3   .2   .2   .4   .3   .5   .5       5.2       3.5
  Apparel...........   .1   .4  -.3 -1.3   .5  -.3   .1       1.0       -.2
  Transportation....  1.0   .5  -.7   .7  -.7  2.0  3.8      22.3      12.0
  Medical care......   .3   .5   .1   .1   .2   .2   .2       2.1       4.0
  Recreation........   .0   .2   .1   .3  -.1   .1   .1        .6       1.3
  Education and                                                            
     communication..   .3   .4   .1   .3   .4   .4   .5       5.1       3.4
  Other goods and                                                          
     services.......   .3   .4   .2   .4   .5   .4   .4       5.2       3.8
 Special indexes:                                                          
  Energy............  1.7   .7  -.5  1.9   .0  4.4  6.6      53.6      24.7
  Food..............   .1   .7   .4   .2   .9   .3   .8       8.5       5.3
  All items less                                                           
     food and energy   .2   .3   .0   .2   .1   .2   .3       2.5       2.4

      Consumer prices advanced at a seasonally adjusted annualized rate
 (SAAR) of 7.9 percent in the second quarter after increasing at a 3.1
 percent rate in the first three months of 2008.  This brings the year-to-
 date annual rate to 5.5 percent and compares with an increase of 4.1
 percent in all of 2007.  The index for energy increased at a 29.1 percent
 SAAR in the first half of 2008, accounting for around half of the advance
 in the all items CPI-U during that period.  Energy commodities increased
 at a 34.7 percent rate and energy services rose at a 20.1 percent rate.
 The food index rose at a 6.8 percent SAAR in the first half of 2008,
 accounting for about one-sixth of the overall CPI-U increase in the
 period.  The food at home index increased at an 8.7 percent annual rate in
 the first half of 2008, compared to a 5.6 percent increase for all of
 2007.  Four of the six major groups accelerated over last year.  The
 increases ranged from annual rates of 15.5 percent for the index for
 cereal and bakery products to 5.2 percent for the index for meats, poultry
 fish and eggs.
      
      The CPI-U excluding food and energy increased at a 2.5 percent SAAR
 in the second quarter after rising at a 2.0 percent rate in the first
 three months of 2008.  The advance at a 2.3 percent SAAR over the first
 six months of 2008 compares with an increase of 2.4 percent in all of
 2007.  Deceleration in the shelter and medical care indexes and a larger
 rate of decline in the apparel index more than offset acceleration in the
 indexes for recreation, education and communication, and other goods and
 services.  The shelter index increased at a 2.2 percent SAAR after
 increasing 3.1 percent in 2007 while the apparel index declined at a 1.9
 percent rate after falling 0.3 percent in 2007.  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  
                       2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007  2008  
                                                                                                                              
 All items...........   1.6    2.4    1.9    3.3    3.4    2.5    4.1    5.5 
  Food and beverages    2.8    1.5    3.5    2.6    2.3    2.2    4.8    6.6 
  Housing............   2.9    2.4    2.2    3.0    4.0    3.3    3.0    4.3 
  Apparel............  -3.2   -1.8   -2.1    -.2   -1.1     .9    -.3   -1.9 
  Transportation.....  -3.8    3.8     .3    6.5    4.8    1.6    8.3   11.9 
  Medical care.......   4.7    5.0    3.7    4.2    4.3    3.6    5.2    2.7 
  Recreation.........   1.5    1.1    1.1     .7    1.1    1.0     .8    1.5 
  Education and                                                              
   communication.....   3.2    2.2    1.6    1.5    2.4    2.3    3.0    4.1 
  Other goods and                                                            
   services..........   4.5    3.3    1.5    2.5    3.1    3.0    3.3    4.8 
 Special indexes:                                                            
  Energy............. -13.0   10.7    6.9   16.6   17.1    2.9   17.4   29.1 
   Energy commodities -24.5   23.7    6.9   26.7   16.7    6.1   29.4   34.7 
   Energy services...  -1.5     .4    6.9    6.8   17.6    -.6    3.4   20.1 
  All items less                                                             
   energy............   2.8    1.8    1.5    2.2    2.2    2.5    2.8    3.0 
   Food..............   2.8    1.5    3.6    2.7    2.3    2.1    4.9    6.8 
  All items less food                                                        
   and energy........   2.7    1.9    1.1    2.2    2.2    2.6    2.4    2.3      
     
      The food and beverages index rose 0.7 percent in June.  The index for
 food at home increased 1.0 percent, following a 0.3 percent rise in May.
 Four of the six major grocery store food group indexes accelerated in
 June.  The index for fruits and vegetables, which was virtually unchanged
 in May, rose 2.8 percent in June.  The index for fresh vegetables rose 6.1
 percent in June and the indexes for fresh fruit and for processed fruits
 and vegetables increased 0.8 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively.  The
 index for dairy and related products increased 1.6 percent in June after a
 0.1 percent decline in May.  The index for meats, poultry fish and eggs
 rose 0.8 percent in June after a 0.1 percent increase in May.  The beef
 and veal index increased sharply for the second month in a row, up 1.7
 percent in June after a 1.5 percent increase in May.  The pork index
 turned up, increasing 0.6 percent in June after declining 0.8 percent the
 previous month.  The index for eggs increased 1.4 percent in June after a
 3.8 percent decrease in May and is 23.2 percent higher than in June 2007.
 The index for nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials rose 0.2
 percent in June after a 0.9 percent decline in May.  The two decelerating
 groups were cereals and bakery products, increasing 0.5 percent in June
 after a 1.6 percent rise in May, and other food at home, up 0.4 percent in
 June after a 0.5 percent increase in May.  The indexes for food away from
 home and for alcoholic beverages increased 0.5 and 0.1 percent,
 respectively.
      
      The index for housing rose 0.5 percent in June, the same increase as
 the previous month.  The index for shelter increased 0.3 percent,
 following a 0.2 percent rise in May and a 0.1 percent increase in April.
 Within shelter, the indexes for rent and owners' equivalent rent increased
 0.4 and 0.3 percent, respectively.  The index for lodging away from home
 increased 0.7 percent in June.  The index for household energy registered
 its fifth consecutive large increase, increasing 2.1 percent in June.  The
 index for fuel oil rose 10.4 percent for the second consecutive month and
 is 78.0 percent higher than in June 2007.  The index for electricity,
 after increasing for three consecutive months, declined 0.1 percent in
 June.  The index for natural gas increased sharply for the fifth
 consecutive month, rising 4.9 percent in June and is up 21.5 percent over
 the last 12 months.     The index for household furnishings and operations
 was virtually unchanged in June after increasing 0.2 percent in May.
      
      The transportation index advanced 3.8 percent in June, reflecting
 large increases in the indexes for motor fuel and public transportation.
 The index for gasoline rose 10.1 percent, accounting for slightly more
 than half of the total advance in the all items index, and was 32.8
 percent higher than in June 2007.  (Prior to seasonal adjustment, gasoline
 prices in June rose 7.9 percent above their previous peak level recorded
 in May.)   The index for new vehicles turned up in June, increasing 0.2
 percent after a 0.1 percent decline in May; the new vehicles index is down
 1.0 percent over the last 12 months.  The index for used cars and trucks
 declined 0.3 percent in June, the third consecutive decrease, but is up
 0.7 percent over June 2007.  The index for public transportation advanced
 3.4 percent in June, reflecting a 4.5 percent increase in the index for
 airline fares.  (Prior to seasonal adjustment, airline fares rose 6.7
 percent and were 18.7 percent higher than a year ago.)
      
      The index for apparel rose 0.1 percent in June following a 0.3
 percent decline in May.  Prior to seasonal adjustment, apparel prices
 declined 3.1 percent in June and are 0.2 percent lower than in June 2007.
 Over the last year, women's and girls' apparel prices declined 3.3 percent
 while prices for men's and boys' apparel rose 1.0 percent.
      
      Medical care costs rose 0.2 percent in June, and are 4.0 percent
 higher than a year ago.  The index for medical care commodities--
 prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and medical supplies-increased
 0.1 percent in June after a 0.7 percent decline in May.  The index for
 medical care services increased 0.3 percent in June after a 0.5 percent
 increase in May.  This reflected a deceleration in the index for
 professional services, which increased 0.3 percent in June after a 0.7
 percent increase in May.  The index for hospital and related services
 increased 0.4 percent in June.
      
      The index for recreation was increased 0.1 percent in June, the same
 percent change as in May.  Increases in the indexes for pets, pet products
 and services and for sporting goods more than offset declines in the
 indexes for video and audio, for toys, and for admissions.
      
      The index for education and communication increased 0.5 percent in
 June.  Educational costs rose 0.4 percent and the index for communication
 costs rose 0.6 percent.  Within the latter category, the index for
 delivery services increased 2.1 percent and long distance land-line
 telephone charges increased 3.3 percent.  These increases were partially
 offset by a 0.5 percent decline in the index for information technology,
 hardware and services.
      
      The index for other goods and services increased 0.4 percent in June.
 The index for tobacco and smoking products rose 1.5 percent, accounting
 for over 80 percent of the increase in this group.  The index for personal
 care increased 0.1 percent.
      
      
 CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 
      On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
 Clerical Workers increased 1.2 percent in June.
 
                                 Percentage change 12 months           SAAR 6
                                      ended in December                mos.  
                                                                       ended 
                                                                       June  
                       2001   2002   2003   2004   2005   2006   2007  2008  
                                                                                                                              
 All items...........   1.6    2.4    1.9    3.3    3.4    2.5    4.1    5.5 
  Food and beverages    2.8    1.5    3.5    2.6    2.3    2.2    4.8    6.6 
  Housing............   2.9    2.4    2.2    3.0    4.0    3.3    3.0    4.3 
  Apparel............  -3.2   -1.8   -2.1    -.2   -1.1     .9    -.3   -1.9 
  Transportation.....  -3.8    3.8     .3    6.5    4.8    1.6    8.3   11.9 
  Medical care.......   4.7    5.0    3.7    4.2    4.3    3.6    5.2    2.7 
  Recreation.........   1.5    1.1    1.1     .7    1.1    1.0     .8    1.5 
  Education and                                                              
   communication.....   3.2    2.2    1.6    1.5    2.4    2.3    3.0    4.1 
  Other goods and                                                            
   services..........   4.5    3.3    1.5    2.5    3.1    3.0    3.3    4.8 
 Special indexes:                                                            
  Energy............. -13.0   10.7    6.9   16.6   17.1    2.9   17.4   29.1 
   Energy commodities -24.5   23.7    6.9   26.7   16.7    6.1   29.4   34.7 
   Energy services...  -1.5     .4    6.9    6.8   17.6    -.6    3.4   20.1 
  All items less                                                             
   energy............   2.8    1.8    1.5    2.2    2.2    2.5    2.8    3.0 
   Food..............   2.8    1.5    3.6    2.7    2.3    2.1    4.9    6.8 
  All items less food                                                        
   and energy........   2.7    1.9    1.1    2.2    2.2    2.6    2.4    2.3


     Consumer Price Index data for July are scheduled for release on
 Thursday, August 14, 2008, at 8:30 A.M. (EDT).
     
     

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Brief Explanation of the CPI
     
     The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The Bureau
of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:  (1) the CPI
for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which covers
households of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise approximately
32 percent of the total population and (2) the CPI for All Urban Consumers
(CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover
approximately 87 percent of the total population and include in addition to
wage earners and clerical worker households, groups such as professional,
managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers,
the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
     
     The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs,
and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living.  Prices
are collected in 87 urban areas across the country from about 50,000
housing units and approximately 23,000 retail establishments-department
stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other types of
stores and service establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the
purchase and use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a
few other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
most other commodities and services are collected every month in the three
largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.  Prices of
most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or telephone calls
of the Bureau's trained representatives.
     
     In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.  Local data
are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the CPI-U and CPI-W
separate indexes are also published by size of city, by region of the
country, for cross-classifications of regions and population-size classes,
and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not measure differences in the
level of prices among cities; they only measure the average change in
prices for each area since the base period.  For the C-CPI-U data are
issued only at the national level.  It is important to note that the CPI-U
and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in
preliminary form and subject to two annual revisions.
     
     The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0. The
reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.
An increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown
as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows:  the
price of a base period market basket of goods and services in the CPI has
risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
     
     For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis Section
on (202) 691-7000.
     




Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                     
     The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the complete
universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes estimates of the 1-
month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent change standard errors
annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error estimates can be used to
construct confidence intervals for hypothesis testing.  For example, the
estimated standard error of the 1 month percent change is 0.06 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 0.12 percent of the 1 month percentage change
based on all retail prices.  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 0.08
and 0.32 percent.  For the latest data, including information on how to use
the estimates of standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Changes in the
Consumer Price Index, January 2005- December 2005" in the CPI Detailed
Report, February 2006.  These data are available on the CPI home page
(http://www.bls.gov/cpi), using the following link
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2006.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 2003
through December 2007 were replaced in January 2008.  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: 48 of the 73 components are seasonally
adjusted for 2008.
     
     
     
     
     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 2008, BLS adjusted 20
series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected
food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and vehicles.  For
example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel series to offset the
effects of events such as damage to oil refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
     
     For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention Analysis
Seasonal Adjustment," located on our website at
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
     
     For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and
Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Jeff Wilson at (202) 691-
6968, or by e-mail at Wilson.Jeff@bls.gov.  If you have general questions
about the CPI, please call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.
     
  
  






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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to June 2008    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2007        May       June                      Mar.    Apr.    May  
                                                              2008       2008      June    May      to      to      to  
                                                                                   2007    2008    Apr.    May     June 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    216.632    218.815     5.0     1.0     0.2     0.6     1.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    648.933    655.474       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.914    212.251    213.383     5.2     0.5     0.9     0.3     0.7 
   Food.......................................     13.833    212.054    213.243     5.3     0.6     0.9     0.3     0.8 
    Food at home..............................      7.660    211.863    213.171     6.1     0.6     1.5     0.3     1.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.030    244.192    245.758    10.4     0.6     1.4     1.6     0.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.807    200.960    202.914     2.9     1.0     0.9     0.1     0.8 
     Dairy and related products...............       .887    207.778    209.117     9.2     0.6     1.2    -0.1     1.6 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.156    276.481    277.957     7.6     0.5     2.0     0.0     2.8 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .928    158.336    158.320     3.4     0.0     1.7    -0.9     0.2 
     Other food at home.......................      1.852    182.680    183.804     5.8     0.6     1.9     0.5     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .277    185.097    185.558     5.0     0.2     1.2     0.4     0.0 
      Fats and oils...........................       .205    193.364    196.150    14.3     1.4     5.1     0.6     1.9 
      Other foods.............................      1.369    196.787    197.888     4.5     0.6     1.5     0.5     0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .404    118.744    118.453     2.0    -0.2     1.0     0.2    -0.2 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.173    213.967    215.015     4.4     0.5     0.3     0.4     0.5 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .297    149.666    149.873     4.7     0.1     0.1     0.7     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.080    213.532    213.912     3.1     0.2     0.6     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     42.427    215.809    217.941     3.5     1.0     0.3     0.5     0.5 
   Shelter....................................     32.596    246.069    247.083     2.5     0.4     0.1     0.2     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.765    241.803    242.640     3.7     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.4 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.564    145.634    148.621     0.0     2.1    -1.9     1.3     0.7 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     23.942    251.576    252.170     2.6     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .325    118.411    119.092     1.7     0.6     0.6     0.0     0.6 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.128    219.881    231.412    12.2     5.2     2.2     2.4     1.8 
    Household energy..........................      4.215    201.212    213.762    13.7     6.2     2.6     2.8     2.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .351    363.872    389.423    61.2     7.0     3.6     7.9     8.5 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.864    200.999    213.375    10.0     6.2     2.5     2.3     1.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .913    150.069    150.554     5.4     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.702    127.598    127.625     0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.2     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .737    146.957    148.006     5.3     0.7     0.5     0.8     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.731    120.752    117.019    -0.2    -3.1     0.5    -0.3     0.1 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .935    116.479    112.011     1.0    -3.8     0.4     0.3    -0.9 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.600    108.722    104.312    -3.3    -4.1     0.0    -0.3     0.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .185    114.582    111.555     0.0    -2.6     0.6    -0.9    -0.4 
   Footwear...................................       .679    125.537    123.568     2.5    -1.6     0.9     0.0     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.688    205.262    211.787    12.0     3.2    -0.7     2.0     3.8 
   Private transportation.....................     16.583    201.133    207.257    11.9     3.0    -0.7     2.0     3.8 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.191     93.705     93.598    -0.3    -0.1    -0.2    -0.1     0.1 
     New vehicles.............................      4.632    134.669    134.516    -1.0    -0.1    -0.2    -0.1     0.2 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................      1.773    136.325    135.980     0.7    -0.3    -0.3    -0.3    -0.3 
    Motor fuel................................      5.482    322.124    347.418    33.3     7.9    -1.9     5.7    10.1 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.215    319.787    344.981    32.8     7.9    -2.0     5.7    10.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .356    126.824    127.824     5.7     0.8    -0.2     0.6     0.8 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair......      1.123    231.730    233.162     4.8     0.6     0.4     0.5     0.6 
   Public transportation......................      1.106    251.600    264.681    13.4     5.2    -0.4     2.3     3.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.231    363.396    363.616     4.0     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.601    294.896    295.194     2.3     0.1    -0.2    -0.7     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.630    384.505    384.685     4.6     0.0     0.3     0.5     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.626    310.917    311.317     3.8     0.1     0.2     0.7     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.467    531.022    531.606     7.4     0.1     0.5     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.647    112.987    112.991     1.3     0.0    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.843    102.988    102.306    -1.1    -0.7    -0.4    -0.5    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.086    122.348    122.828     3.4     0.4     0.4     0.4     0.5 
   Education (2)..............................      2.944    177.994    178.385     5.8     0.2     0.6     0.4     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .207    442.770    443.309     6.7     0.1     0.9     0.4     0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.736    512.579    513.743     5.7     0.2     0.6     0.4     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.142     83.929     84.394     1.0     0.6     0.2     0.3     0.6 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      2.975     81.080     81.513     0.8     0.5     0.2     0.2     0.5 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.342     99.879    100.677     2.2     0.8     0.5     0.4     0.8 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .634     10.118     10.071    -5.0    -0.5    -0.7    -0.5    -0.5 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .242     97.028     95.663   -11.9    -1.4    -1.5    -1.8    -1.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.277    344.709    345.885     3.8     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .731    581.185    589.904     6.8     1.5     0.3     0.8     1.5 
   Personal care..............................      2.546    201.523    201.537     2.9     0.0     0.6     0.2     0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .639    158.790    158.868     0.1     0.0     0.6    -0.4     0.0 
    Personal care services (1)................       .629    223.649    223.520     3.5    -0.1     0.0     0.4    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.044    339.824    340.547     4.7     0.2     0.7     0.5     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     41.269    178.341    180.534     6.9     1.2     0.1     0.9     1.9 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.914    212.251    213.383     5.2     0.5     0.9     0.3     0.7 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     26.356    158.778    161.337     7.8     1.6    -0.4     1.2     2.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.519    207.875    213.489    14.0     2.7    -0.5     2.4     4.1 
    Apparel...................................      3.731    120.752    117.019    -0.2    -3.1     0.5    -0.3     0.1 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.787    266.943    278.584    18.5     4.4    -0.9     2.9     5.7 
   Durables...................................     10.837    111.362    111.232    -1.0    -0.1    -0.3    -0.2     0.0 
 Services.....................................     58.731    254.509    256.668     3.7     0.8     0.3     0.5     0.5 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     32.271    256.532    257.585     2.5     0.4     0.0     0.2     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .325    118.411    119.092     1.7     0.6     0.6     0.0     0.6 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.864    200.999    213.375    10.0     6.2     2.5     2.3     1.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .913    150.069    150.554     5.4     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .737    146.957    148.006     5.3     0.7     0.5     0.8     0.7 
  Transportation services.....................      5.350    242.343    245.759     5.4     1.4     0.1     0.8     1.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.630    384.505    384.685     4.6     0.0     0.3     0.5     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.641    293.959    294.668     3.5     0.2     0.3     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.167    217.411    219.757     5.0     1.1     0.1     0.7     1.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.404    207.566    210.242     6.2     1.3     0.3     0.9     1.4 
 All items less medical care..................     93.769    209.170    211.408     5.1     1.1     0.2     0.7     1.1 
 Commodities less food........................     27.436    160.880    163.385     7.6     1.6    -0.3     1.2     2.4 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.599    208.233    213.538    13.3     2.5     0.1     2.5     3.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.868    260.703    271.235    17.2     4.0    -0.4     2.8     5.1 
 Nondurables..................................     30.432    211.240    214.783     9.7     1.7     0.5     1.5     2.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.460    271.467    275.200     5.2     1.4     0.6     0.9     0.8 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.101    243.982    246.219     3.6     0.9     0.3     0.5     0.6 
 Energy.......................................      9.698    257.106    275.621    24.7     7.2     0.0     4.4     6.6 
 All items less energy........................     90.302    214.101    214.600     2.9     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.4 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.469    215.180    215.553     2.4     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.602    140.677    139.925     0.2    -0.5     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      5.834    326.414    351.886    35.0     7.8    -1.6     5.8    10.0 
   Services less energy services..............     54.867    260.049    261.216     3.3     0.4     0.1     0.3     0.4 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .462     $ .457       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .154     $ .153       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Mar.      Apr.      May       June                                                  
                                               2008      2008      2008      2008                                                  
                                                                                      Sep.    Dec.    Mar.    June    Dec.    June 
                                                                                      2007    2007    2008    2008    2007    2008 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  213.301   213.743   215.132   217.403     2.5     6.2     3.1     7.9     4.3     5.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  209.517   211.442   212.091   213.612     5.0     2.6     5.1     8.1     3.8     6.6 
   Food....................................  209.255   211.232   211.918   213.542     5.1     2.6     5.3     8.5     3.8     6.8 
    Food at home...........................  207.971   211.085   211.620   213.706     4.6     2.5     5.9    11.5     3.6     8.7 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  236.325   239.619   243.503   244.840     4.3     6.8    15.7    15.2     5.6    15.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  199.527   201.404   201.610   203.295     1.0     0.7     2.6     7.8     0.9     5.2 
     Dairy and related products............  205.624   207.992   207.808   211.086    24.3     2.4     0.7    11.1    12.8     5.7 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  268.864   274.120   274.113   281.911     1.2     5.2     3.9    20.9     3.2    12.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  157.218   159.868   158.445   158.735     4.3    -1.6     7.3     3.9     1.3     5.6 
     Other food at home....................  178.157   181.508   182.434   183.140     2.8     2.5     6.3    11.7     2.6     9.0 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  182.273   184.421   185.210   185.209     4.8     3.4     5.3     6.6     4.1     6.0 
      Fats and oils........................  182.190   191.560   192.640   196.211     6.1    10.2     8.6    34.5     8.1    20.9 
      Other foods..........................  192.565   195.506   196.520   196.980     1.6     0.8     6.3     9.5     1.2     7.9 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  117.321   118.500   118.744   118.453    -5.0     2.2     7.3     3.9    -1.4     5.6 
    Food away from home (1)................  212.537   213.083   213.967   215.015     5.7     2.8     4.5     4.7     4.2     4.6 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  148.564   148.667   149.666   149.873    10.4    -2.5     7.8     3.6     3.7     5.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  211.645   212.894   213.067   213.246     3.7     3.0     2.9     3.1     3.3     3.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  214.204   214.850   215.876   216.918     1.9     3.5     3.4     5.2     2.7     4.3 
   Shelter.................................  245.200   245.335   245.822   246.612     3.0     2.9     2.0     2.3     2.9     2.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  240.763   241.489   241.919   242.837     3.2     4.9     3.1     3.5     4.0     3.3 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  144.128   141.456   143.357   144.426     4.7    -2.8    -2.5     0.8     0.9    -0.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  250.941   251.461   251.656   252.299     2.7     3.2     2.5     2.2     3.0     2.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  117.701   118.422   118.411   119.092    -1.1     0.8     2.4     4.8    -0.2     3.6 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  212.311   216.921   222.094   226.160    -1.4    10.4    13.7    28.8     4.3    21.0 
    Household energy.......................  193.154   198.101   203.609   207.912    -2.9    11.4    15.6    34.2     4.0    24.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  326.372   338.212   364.824   396.000    17.1    78.2    49.2   116.7    44.5    79.8 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  194.239   199.018   203.584   206.565    -4.4     6.5    12.8    27.9     0.9    20.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  149.080   149.537   150.203   150.831     6.2     5.7     5.0     4.8     5.9     4.9 
   Household furnishings and operations....  127.205   127.076   127.352   127.369    -1.8    -0.3     2.5     0.5    -1.1     1.5 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  145.034   145.784   146.957   148.006     0.5     4.0     8.5     8.5     2.3     8.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  117.819   118.363   118.043   118.107     0.2     3.1    -4.7     1.0     1.6    -1.9 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  113.256   113.763   114.153   113.139     2.8    -2.1     3.9    -0.4     0.3     1.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  105.548   105.549   105.181   105.698    -1.3     6.0   -16.6     0.6     2.3    -8.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  113.658   114.388   113.408   112.922     1.3     4.8    -3.4    -2.6     3.1    -3.0 
   Footwear................................  123.193   124.302   124.290   124.489     1.2     2.0     2.4     4.3     1.6     3.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  195.797   194.483   198.465   205.915     1.6    21.1     2.4    22.3    10.9    11.9 
   Private transportation..................  191.585   190.264   194.122   201.450     1.4    21.6     1.8    22.2    11.0    11.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   94.068    93.859    93.798    93.909     1.2    -0.1    -1.4    -0.7     0.5    -1.0 
     New vehicles..........................  135.024   134.772   134.693   134.990    -0.5    -0.5    -2.7    -0.1    -0.5    -1.4 
     Used cars and trucks (1)..............  137.225   136.787   136.325   135.980     6.3    -0.6     0.8    -3.6     2.8    -1.4 
    Motor fuel.............................  281.996   276.571   292.243   321.618     0.0    81.1     3.0    69.2    34.6    32.0 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  279.818   274.251   289.943   319.107     0.0    80.9     1.8    69.1    34.5    31.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  126.325   126.049   126.824   127.824     4.7     5.5     8.0     4.8     5.1     6.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair...  229.641   230.660   231.822   233.321     3.2     3.0     6.3     6.6     3.1     6.5 
   Public transportation...................  245.136   244.145   249.869   258.462     5.4    14.0    11.5    23.6     9.6    17.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  361.697   362.243   362.801   363.618     5.9     5.0     3.2     2.1     5.4     2.7 
   Medical care commodities................  297.377   296.876   294.687   295.102     3.8     4.4     4.3    -3.0     4.1     0.6 
   Medical care services...................  380.994   381.990   383.752   384.727     6.5     5.1     2.8     4.0     5.8     3.4 
    Professional services..................  307.527   308.120   310.154   311.068     4.5     3.7     2.1     4.7     4.1     3.4 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  525.672   528.453   530.603   532.592     9.2     8.7     6.5     5.4     8.9     5.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  112.656   112.588   112.663   112.831     0.3     1.9     2.3     0.6     1.1     1.5 
   Video and audio (2).....................  103.370   102.948   102.443   102.181    -1.7     1.7     0.3    -4.5     0.0    -2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  122.075   122.564   123.004   123.613     2.8     2.6     3.2     5.1     2.7     4.1 
   Education (2)...........................  178.144   179.234   179.968   180.749     5.0     6.9     5.3     6.0     6.0     5.6 
    Educational books and supplies.........  437.600   441.736   443.715   444.469    12.3     7.0     1.2     6.4     9.6     3.8 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  513.503   516.515   518.616   520.969     4.5     6.9     5.6     5.9     5.7     5.8 
   Communication (2).......................   83.500    83.669    83.929    84.393     0.5    -1.9     1.0     4.3    -0.7     2.7 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   80.752    80.921    81.080    81.513     0.5    -2.1     1.0     3.8    -0.8     2.4 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............   99.031    99.494    99.879   100.677     1.6    -0.4     1.0     6.8     0.6     3.9 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.246    10.170    10.118    10.071    -4.5    -9.6     1.2    -6.7    -7.1    -2.8 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................  100.359    98.853    97.028    95.663    -9.7   -20.2     1.4   -17.4   -15.1    -8.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  341.374   343.072   344.305   345.693     2.4     3.0     4.5     5.2     2.7     4.8 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  574.890   576.359   581.185   589.904     5.4     5.1     5.9    10.9     5.3     8.4 
   Personal care...........................  199.641   200.773   201.219   201.392     1.6     2.4     4.1     3.6     2.0     3.8 
    Personal care products (1).............  158.440   159.398   158.790   158.868    -2.8     1.5     0.5     1.1    -0.7     0.8 
    Personal care services (1).............  222.752   222.799   223.649   223.520     3.2     3.9     5.8     1.4     3.5     3.5 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  334.878   337.233   339.034   340.085     3.7     3.3     5.4     6.4     3.5     5.9 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  173.575   173.718   175.279   178.550     2.0    10.3     2.6    12.0     6.0     7.2 
  Food and beverages.......................  209.517   211.442   212.091   213.612     5.0     2.6     5.1     8.1     3.8     6.6 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  153.327   152.734   154.620   158.506     0.2    15.0     1.1    14.2     7.3     7.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  196.898   195.857   200.497   208.661    -2.8    27.1     8.4    26.1    11.2    16.9 
    Apparel................................  117.819   118.363   118.043   118.107     0.2     3.1    -4.7     1.0     1.6    -1.9 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  250.287   248.038   255.265   269.755    -0.1    29.0    13.3    34.9    13.5    23.7 
   Durables................................  111.800   111.417   111.227   111.258    -0.8    -0.3    -1.1    -1.9    -0.5    -1.5 
 Services..................................  252.703   253.456   254.643   255.872     2.7     3.6     3.5     5.1     3.1     4.3 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  255.657   255.735   256.268   257.040     3.0     2.8     2.2     2.2     2.9     2.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   117.701   118.422   118.411   119.092    -1.1     0.8     2.4     4.8    -0.2     3.6 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  194.239   199.018   203.584   206.565    -4.4     6.5    12.8    27.9     0.9    20.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  149.080   149.537   150.203   150.831     6.2     5.7     5.0     4.8     5.9     4.9 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  145.034   145.784   146.957   148.006     0.5     4.0     8.5     8.5     2.3     8.5 
  Transportation services..................  240.053   240.412   242.389   245.102     3.5     3.7     5.5     8.7     3.6     7.1 
  Medical care services....................  380.994   381.990   383.752   384.727     6.5     5.1     2.8     4.0     5.8     3.4 
  Other services...........................  292.410   293.296   294.450   295.504     2.6     3.5     3.6     4.3     3.1     4.0 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  213.992   214.183   215.688   218.065     2.0     6.8     2.7     7.8     4.4     5.3 
 All items less shelter....................  203.213   203.782   205.548   208.438     2.2     7.9     3.6    10.7     5.0     7.1 
 All items less medical care...............  205.807   206.241   207.649   209.955     2.2     6.3     3.1     8.3     4.3     5.7 
 Commodities less food.....................  155.514   154.972   156.814   160.607     0.3    14.4     1.2    13.8     7.2     7.3 
 Nondurables less food.....................  197.043   197.193   202.150   209.702    -4.1    26.3     6.0    28.3    10.1    16.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  245.015   244.131   250.889   263.688    -1.6    29.5    10.4    34.2    12.9    21.7 
 Nondurables...............................  203.730   204.711   207.834   212.718     0.2    14.9     5.9    18.8     7.3    12.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  268.136   269.814   272.112   274.317     2.3     3.9     5.1     9.5     3.1     7.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  242.188   242.925   244.156   245.531     2.3     3.2     3.5     5.6     2.7     4.6 
 Energy....................................  233.839   233.804   244.107   260.316    -1.4    45.6     8.6    53.6    19.9    29.1 
 All items less energy.....................  212.819   213.314   213.786   214.624     2.9     2.6     2.5     3.4     2.7     3.0 
  All items less food and energy...........  214.176   214.398   214.832   215.526     2.5     2.6     2.0     2.5     2.5     2.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  140.180   140.193   140.010   140.156     0.4     0.7    -0.1    -0.1     0.5    -0.1 
    Energy commodities.....................  286.164   281.614   297.965   327.625     1.0    80.9     5.6    71.8    35.2    34.7 
   Services less energy services...........  258.722   259.084   259.944   261.005     3.3     3.4     2.9     3.6     3.3     3.2 

   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 2008 from--    May 2008 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Mar.      Apr.      May       June                                      
                                                          2008      2008      2008      2008    June  Apr.  May   May   Mar.  Apr.
                                                                                                2007  2008  2008  2007  2008  2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      213.528   214.823   216.632   218.815   5.0   1.9   1.0   4.2   1.5   0.8 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      226.926   228.133   230.089   232.649   5.0   2.0   1.1   4.3   1.4   0.9 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      229.087   230.038   232.005   234.518   4.7   1.9   1.1   4.1   1.3   0.9 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.611   135.739   136.913   138.542   5.8   2.1   1.2   4.9   1.7   0.9 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      203.723   205.393   207.168   208.968   4.9   1.7   0.9   4.0   1.7   0.9 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      205.141   206.590   208.291   209.813   4.6   1.6   0.7   3.7   1.5   0.8 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      130.121   131.484   132.682   134.018   5.2   1.9   1.0   4.3   2.0   0.9 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      199.472   200.841   202.720   205.122   5.5   2.1   1.2   4.8   1.6   0.9 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      206.676   208.085   210.006   212.324   5.3   2.0   1.1   4.6   1.6   0.9 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      209.065   209.987   211.846   214.359   5.0   2.1   1.2   4.4   1.3   0.9 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.442   132.516   133.714   134.980   5.2   1.9   0.9   4.6   1.7   0.9 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      206.933   208.746   211.225   214.739   6.6   2.9   1.7   5.1   2.1   1.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      218.533   219.437   221.009   223.040   4.9   1.6   0.9   3.7   1.1   0.7 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      221.997   222.689   224.704   226.767   5.0   1.8   0.9   3.7   1.2   0.9 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.896   133.694   134.023   135.283   4.7   1.2   0.9   3.8   0.8   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      195.314   196.191   197.898   199.840   4.8   1.9   1.0   4.0   1.3   0.9 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      131.892   132.974   133.997   135.330   5.2   1.8   1.0   4.4   1.6   0.8 
   D.........................................    M      205.730   207.238   209.308   211.989   5.6   2.3   1.3   4.6   1.7   1.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      211.542   212.662   214.932   215.738   4.7   1.4   0.4   4.5   1.6   1.1 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      223.606   224.625   226.651   229.033   5.4   2.0   1.1   3.7   1.4   0.9 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      233.122   233.822   236.151   238.580   4.5   2.0   1.0   4.0   1.3   1.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      233.084         -   235.344         -     -     -     -   4.0   1.0     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      202.500         -   204.882         -     -     -     -   4.4   1.2     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      198.596         -   202.357         -     -     -     -   5.0   1.9     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      138.090         -   139.649         -     -     -     -   5.0   1.1     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   206.371         -   212.032   4.9   2.7     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   205.281         -   207.593   3.0   1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   188.795         -   193.567   4.9   2.5     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   221.324         -   225.079   5.8   1.7     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   223.622         -   228.408   5.1   2.1     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   222.074         -   225.181   4.2   1.4     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   223.196         -   228.068   5.8   2.2     -     -     -     - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to June 2008    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2007        May       June                      Mar.    Apr.    May  
                                                              2008       2008      June    May      to      to      to  
                                                                                   2007    2008    Apr.    May     June 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    212.788    215.223     5.6     1.1     0.2     0.7     1.2 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    633.830    641.082       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.926    211.438    212.700     5.2     0.6     0.9     0.3     0.8 
   Food.......................................     14.901    211.200    212.514     5.3     0.6     1.0     0.3     0.8 
    Food at home..............................      8.595    210.624    212.079     6.0     0.7     1.5     0.2     1.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.110    244.648    246.493    10.5     0.8     1.5     1.5     0.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.192    200.501    202.424     2.9     1.0     0.9     0.2     0.8 
     Dairy and related products...............       .965    207.088    208.510     9.0     0.7     1.2    -0.2     1.6 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.218    274.136    276.641     7.8     0.9     1.9     0.0     3.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.094    157.285    157.309     3.2     0.0     1.6    -1.0     0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.016    182.241    183.342     5.9     0.6     1.9     0.6     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .279    184.127    184.378     5.3     0.1     1.2     0.4     0.0 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    194.228    197.155    14.5     1.5     5.4     0.5     2.0 
      Other foods.............................      1.504    197.081    198.153     4.6     0.5     1.5     0.6     0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .438    119.248    118.879     2.2    -0.3     0.8     0.4    -0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.305    213.723    214.851     4.5     0.5     0.3     0.4     0.5 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .218    148.517    149.306     4.4     0.5     0.1     0.8     0.5 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.025    213.486    213.976     3.0     0.2     0.5     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.994    211.191    213.441     3.8     1.1     0.4     0.5     0.5 
   Shelter....................................     30.397    238.353    239.198     2.6     0.4     0.2     0.2     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      7.979    240.818    241.623     3.6     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.4 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      1.233    144.979    148.378    -0.4     2.3    -1.0     1.2     1.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     20.888    228.007    228.536     2.6     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .297    118.615    119.293     1.5     0.6     0.6    -0.1     0.6 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.637    217.388    228.843    12.0     5.3     2.2     2.4     1.7 
    Household energy..........................      4.670    197.554    209.843    13.3     6.2     2.5     2.8     2.0 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .323    358.947    381.903    58.3     6.4     3.4     7.6     7.9 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.347    199.045    211.398    10.2     6.2     2.5     2.4     1.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .966    150.237    150.742     5.4     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.960    123.287    123.434     0.5     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .339    149.816    150.867     5.5     0.7     0.7     1.0     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.998    120.407    116.706     0.3    -3.1     0.2    -0.2     0.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................      1.031    116.621    112.395     1.5    -3.6     0.1     0.2    -0.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.619    108.594    104.062    -3.1    -4.2    -0.4    -0.3     0.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .251    117.213    114.057     0.6    -2.7     0.6    -0.8    -0.5 
   Footwear...................................       .821    125.335    123.381     2.5    -1.6     0.7    -0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     20.054    206.757    213.633    12.9     3.3    -0.7     2.1     4.0 
   Private transportation.....................     19.287    203.781    210.423    12.9     3.3    -0.7     2.1     4.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.952     92.850     92.714    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2     0.0 
     New vehicles.............................      4.172    135.933    135.728    -1.0    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1     0.2 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................      3.103    137.145    136.790     0.6    -0.3    -0.3    -0.3    -0.3 
    Motor fuel................................      6.940    323.495    348.762    33.3     7.8    -1.9     5.6    10.0 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      6.597    321.291    346.459    32.8     7.8    -2.0     5.7    10.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .446    126.742    127.750     5.9     0.8    -0.2     0.6     0.8 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair......      1.169    234.221    235.550     4.6     0.6     0.4     0.5     0.6 
   Public transportation......................       .767    249.310    261.779    13.1     5.0    -0.3     2.4     3.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.192    363.462    363.628     4.1     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.295    286.825    287.033     2.2     0.1    -0.2    -0.8     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      3.897    385.769    385.911     4.8     0.0     0.3     0.4     0.2 
    Professional services.....................      2.159    313.294    313.618     3.7     0.1     0.2     0.6     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.260    527.230    527.948     7.9     0.1     0.6     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.341    109.876    109.905     1.1     0.0    -0.2     0.0     0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.987    102.958    102.306    -0.7    -0.6    -0.3    -0.5    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      5.987    118.737    119.264     3.0     0.4     0.4     0.3     0.5 
   Education (2)..............................      2.377    175.791    176.148     5.6     0.2     0.6     0.4     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .204    445.394    445.740     6.5     0.1     0.9     0.6     0.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.174    495.384    496.449     5.6     0.2     0.6     0.4     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.609     86.496     87.017     1.2     0.6     0.3     0.3     0.6 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.488     84.511     85.007     1.1     0.6     0.3     0.2     0.6 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.869     99.939    100.723     2.2     0.8     0.5     0.4     0.8 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .619     10.621     10.585    -4.3    -0.3    -0.7    -0.5    -0.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .228     97.010     95.766   -11.6    -1.3    -1.4    -1.8    -1.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.508    356.523    358.419     4.2     0.5     0.4     0.5     0.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.183    583.296    592.248     7.0     1.5     0.2     0.9     1.5 
   Personal care..............................      2.325    199.367    199.404     2.9     0.0     0.6     0.2     0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .647    158.993    159.052     0.2     0.0     0.5    -0.4     0.0 
    Personal care services (1)................       .560    223.922    223.838     3.5     0.0     0.0     0.4     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........       .910    341.212    341.921     4.7     0.2     0.7     0.6     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     44.745    181.837    184.495     7.8     1.5     0.0     1.0     2.1 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.926    211.438    212.700     5.2     0.6     0.9     0.3     0.8 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     28.819    164.188    167.344     9.1     1.9    -0.5     1.4     2.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     17.315    218.794    225.585    15.7     3.1    -0.6     2.7     4.5 
    Apparel...................................      3.998    120.407    116.706     0.3    -3.1     0.2    -0.2     0.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     13.318    285.024    298.593    20.2     4.8    -0.7     3.4     6.1 
   Durables...................................     11.504    111.845    111.769    -0.6    -0.1    -0.3    -0.2     0.0 
 Services.....................................     55.255    249.175    251.365     3.8     0.9     0.4     0.5     0.5 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     30.100    229.810    230.620     2.7     0.4     0.1     0.2     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .297    118.615    119.293     1.5     0.6     0.6    -0.1     0.6 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.347    199.045    211.398    10.2     6.2     2.5     2.4     1.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .966    150.237    150.742     5.4     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .339    149.816    150.867     5.5     0.7     0.7     1.0     0.7 
  Transportation services.....................      5.266    240.728    243.395     4.6     1.1     0.2     0.7     1.0 
  Medical care services.......................      3.897    385.769    385.911     4.8     0.0     0.3     0.4     0.2 
  Other services..............................     10.042    282.720    283.449     3.2     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     85.099    212.870    215.498     5.6     1.2     0.1     0.8     1.3 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.603    205.774    208.817     6.8     1.5     0.3     1.0     1.6 
 All items less medical care..................     94.808    206.423    208.906     5.6     1.2     0.2     0.7     1.3 
 Commodities less food........................     29.844    166.070    169.169     8.9     1.9    -0.5     1.4     2.8 
 Nondurables less food........................     18.341    218.809    225.276    14.9     3.0    -0.6     2.5     4.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.343    277.717    290.127    19.0     4.5    -0.6     3.2     5.7 
 Nondurables..................................     33.241    216.582    220.813    10.7     2.0     0.2     1.6     2.7 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     25.155    240.181    243.780     5.1     1.5     0.7     0.9     0.8 
 Services less medical care services..........     51.358    239.167    241.422     3.7     0.9     0.4     0.5     0.6 
 Energy.......................................     11.610    258.903    277.597    25.1     7.2    -0.2     4.5     6.8 
 All items less energy........................     88.390    208.021    208.458     2.9     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.4 
  All items less food and energy..............     73.489    207.747    208.007     2.4     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.581    141.558    140.878     0.6    -0.5     0.0    -0.1     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      7.264    326.565    351.873    34.6     7.7    -1.7     5.7     9.9 
   Services less energy services..............     50.908    254.517    255.513     3.2     0.4     0.2     0.3     0.4 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .470     $ .465       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .158     $ .156       -       -       -       -       - 

   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                                                  
                                               2008      2008      2008      2008                                                  
                                                                                      Sep.    Dec.    Mar.    June    Dec.    June 
                                                                                      2007    2007    2008    2008    2007    2008 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  209.064   209.543   211.044   213.601     2.5     7.0     3.3     9.0     4.7     6.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  208.709   210.669   211.319   212.937     4.9     2.5     5.1     8.4     3.7     6.7 
   Food....................................  208.406   210.420   211.101   212.814     5.0     2.5     5.2     8.7     3.8     7.0 
    Food at home...........................  206.912   209.945   210.454   212.594     4.6     2.4     5.8    11.4     3.5     8.6 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  236.729   240.305   243.972   245.533     4.5     6.4    16.0    15.7     5.5    15.9 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  199.175   200.888   201.242   202.831     1.4     0.8     2.4     7.5     1.1     5.0 
     Dairy and related products............  205.091   207.558   207.156   210.453    24.6     2.5    -0.2    10.9    13.0     5.2 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  266.563   271.663   271.784   280.522     0.5     5.2     4.1    22.7     2.8    13.0 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  156.572   159.034   157.428   157.651     4.6    -2.0     7.5     2.8     1.2     5.1 
     Other food at home....................  177.582   180.938   182.005   182.718     2.7     2.7     6.5    12.1     2.7     9.3 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  181.198   183.410   184.122   184.097     4.2     3.9     6.6     6.6     4.1     6.6 
      Fats and oils........................  182.605   192.519   193.415   197.297     6.4     9.9     7.8    36.3     8.1    21.2 
      Other foods..........................  192.789   195.607   196.873   197.277     1.6     1.0     6.4     9.6     1.3     8.0 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  117.754   118.751   119.248   118.879    -6.0     3.8     7.4     3.9    -1.2     5.6 
    Food away from home (1)................  212.193   212.794   213.723   214.851     5.7     2.6     4.4     5.1     4.2     4.7 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  147.188   147.335   148.517   149.306     8.0    -3.6     7.8     5.9     2.0     6.8 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  211.736   212.888   213.079   213.293     3.4     2.6     3.0     3.0     3.0     3.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  209.497   210.427   211.451   212.511     1.7     3.9     3.6     5.9     2.8     4.7 
   Shelter.................................  237.537   237.943   238.312   239.047     2.8     3.2     2.1     2.6     3.0     2.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  239.762   240.466   240.917   241.841     3.3     4.6     3.0     3.5     4.0     3.3 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  142.831   141.337   142.993   144.505     1.5    -1.6    -5.2     4.8    -0.1    -0.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  227.481   227.924   228.112   228.635     2.8     3.1     2.6     2.0     3.0     2.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  117.999   118.683   118.615   119.293    -1.2     0.9     2.1     4.5    -0.2     3.3 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  209.904   214.459   219.616   223.395    -1.6    10.1    13.1    28.3     4.1    20.5 
    Household energy.......................  189.679   194.506   199.931   203.870    -3.0    10.9    15.0    33.5     3.7    23.9 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  323.185   334.332   359.850   388.227    18.6    75.4    45.0   108.2    44.2    73.7 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  192.089   196.843   201.596   204.597    -4.6     6.6    12.8    28.7     0.9    20.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  149.296   149.736   150.387   151.009     6.3     5.8     4.7     4.7     6.0     4.7 
   Household furnishings and operations....  122.902   122.893   123.075   123.200    -1.4    -0.2     2.6     1.0    -0.8     1.8 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  147.316   148.403   149.816   150.867     0.9     4.0     7.6    10.0     2.4     8.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  117.864   118.109   117.867   117.920     1.5     2.6    -3.1     0.2     2.1    -1.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  113.914   114.080   114.340   113.486     3.1     0.1     4.3    -1.5     1.6     1.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  105.815   105.369   105.056   105.595     1.0     3.8   -15.1    -0.8     2.4    -8.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  116.638   117.342   116.416   115.785     1.7     2.8     0.7    -2.9     2.2    -1.1 
   Footwear................................  123.441   124.364   124.059   124.267     1.1     2.0     4.2     2.7     1.6     3.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  196.398   194.993   199.181   207.141     1.6    22.6     2.8    23.7    11.6    12.8 
   Private transportation..................  193.389   191.970   196.071   203.949     1.5    23.1     2.5    23.7    11.8    12.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   93.239    93.051    92.890    92.928     1.7    -0.4    -0.9    -1.3     0.6    -1.1 
     New vehicles..........................  136.214   136.052   135.905   136.143    -0.4    -0.8    -2.4    -0.2    -0.6    -1.3 
     Used cars and trucks (1)..............  138.070   137.616   137.145   136.790     6.3    -0.6     0.8    -3.7     2.8    -1.4 
    Motor fuel.............................  283.321   277.925   293.566   322.859    -0.1    81.0     3.5    68.6    34.5    32.1 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  281.140   275.644   291.449   320.576    -0.2    80.9     2.0    69.1    34.4    31.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  126.330   126.032   126.742   127.750     5.0     5.5     8.5     4.6     5.2     6.5 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair...  232.244   233.139   234.314   235.703     3.1     2.9     6.4     6.1     3.0     6.2 
   Public transportation...................  242.477   241.831   247.717   256.314     4.6    12.3    11.4    24.9     8.4    17.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  361.766   362.359   362.884   363.629     6.2     5.1     3.2     2.1     5.7     2.6 
   Medical care commodities................  289.297   288.672   286.461   286.749     4.3     4.6     3.6    -3.5     4.4     0.0 
   Medical care services...................  382.294   383.404   385.115   386.038     6.7     5.2     3.1     4.0     6.0     3.5 
    Professional services..................  310.053   310.676   312.553   313.396     4.7     3.8     2.1     4.4     4.2     3.2 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  521.401   524.768   527.119   529.160     9.2     8.9     7.4     6.1     9.1     6.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  109.680   109.514   109.561   109.737     0.3     1.5     2.5     0.2     0.9     1.4 
   Video and audio (2).....................  103.333   102.975   102.431   102.166    -1.3     2.1     1.1    -4.4     0.4    -1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  118.311   118.807   119.217   119.805     2.5     1.9     2.6     5.1     2.2     3.9 
   Education (2)...........................  175.690   176.831   177.579   178.167     4.8     6.9     5.2     5.8     5.8     5.5 
    Educational books and supplies.........  439.977   443.977   446.426   446.991    12.7     6.6     0.4     6.5     9.6     3.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  495.643   498.741   500.792   502.545     4.0     6.9     5.7     5.7     5.4     5.7 
   Communication (2).......................   86.014    86.243    86.495    87.016     0.9    -1.6     0.8     4.7    -0.4     2.8 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   84.091    84.320    84.511    85.007     0.9    -1.7     0.8     4.4    -0.4     2.6 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............   99.090    99.566    99.939   100.723     1.7    -0.6     0.8     6.8     0.6     3.7 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.745    10.671    10.621    10.585    -3.7    -8.3     0.9    -5.8    -6.1    -2.5 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................  100.265    98.820    97.010    95.766    -9.4   -19.9     1.1   -16.8   -14.8    -8.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  353.001   354.577   356.181   358.283     2.7     3.2     4.8     6.1     3.0     5.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  576.910   578.296   583.296   592.248     5.6     5.3     6.1    11.1     5.4     8.6 
   Personal care...........................  197.507   198.597   199.078   199.288     1.4     2.3     4.1     3.7     1.8     3.9 
    Personal care products (1).............  158.730   159.585   158.993   159.052    -2.7     1.9     0.8     0.8    -0.4     0.8 
    Personal care services (1).............  223.043   223.088   223.922   223.838     3.1     4.0     5.8     1.4     3.5     3.6 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  335.975   338.418   340.592   341.405     3.9     3.1     5.2     6.6     3.5     5.9 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  176.501   176.517   178.328   182.091     2.3    11.4     3.1    13.3     6.8     8.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  208.709   210.669   211.319   212.937     4.9     2.5     5.1     8.4     3.7     6.7 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  157.935   157.146   159.383   163.920     0.8    16.9     1.8    16.0     8.6     8.7 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  206.199   204.907   210.341   219.911    -2.9    30.2     9.3    29.4    12.5    18.9 
    Apparel................................  117.864   118.109   117.867   117.920     1.5     2.6    -3.1     0.2     2.1    -1.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  264.997   263.062   271.995   288.571    -2.4    36.3    11.7    40.6    15.3    25.3 
   Durables................................  112.390   112.004   111.755   111.778    -0.3     0.3    -0.3    -2.2     0.0    -1.2 
 Services..................................  247.311   248.302   249.457   250.646     2.5     3.6     3.5     5.5     3.1     4.5 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  228.985   229.311   229.711   230.376     3.0     3.3     2.0     2.5     3.1     2.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   117.999   118.683   118.615   119.293    -1.2     0.9     2.1     4.5    -0.2     3.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  192.089   196.843   201.596   204.597    -4.6     6.6    12.8    28.7     0.9    20.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  149.296   149.736   150.387   151.009     6.3     5.8     4.7     4.7     6.0     4.7 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  147.316   148.403   149.816   150.867     0.9     4.0     7.6    10.0     2.4     8.8 
  Transportation services..................  238.681   239.245   240.862   243.223     3.1     2.7     4.7     7.8     2.9     6.2 
  Medical care services....................  382.294   383.404   385.115   386.038     6.7     5.2     3.1     4.0     6.0     3.5 
  Other services...........................  281.126   281.941   283.039   283.979     2.4     3.0     3.2     4.1     2.7     3.7 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  208.987   209.197   210.840   213.542     2.0     7.8     2.9     9.0     4.9     5.9 
 All items less shelter....................  200.946   201.457   203.388   206.640     2.3     8.6     3.8    11.8     5.4     7.7 
 All items less medical care...............  202.668   203.139   204.658   207.249     2.3     7.1     3.3     9.4     4.6     6.3 
 Commodities less food.....................  159.909   159.167   161.360   165.803     0.9    16.3     1.9    15.6     8.4     8.5 
 Nondurables less food.....................  206.776   205.613   210.849   219.878    -2.5    28.2     9.2    27.9    11.8    18.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  259.253   257.678   265.929   281.115    -1.8    32.8    11.2    38.2    14.2    24.0 
 Nondurables...............................  208.560   208.946   212.335   218.042     0.9    15.8     7.6    19.5     8.1    13.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  237.009   238.684   240.775   242.816     2.0     3.4     5.0    10.2     2.7     7.6 
 Services less medical care services.......  237.254   238.224   239.416   240.801     2.1     3.1     3.4     6.1     2.6     4.8 
 Energy....................................  234.853   234.484   244.995   261.655    -1.4    47.5     8.3    54.1    20.6    29.2 
 All items less energy.....................  206.792   207.378   207.772   208.598     3.0     2.5     2.6     3.5     2.7     3.1 
  All items less food and energy...........  206.833   207.131   207.468   208.116     2.5     2.5     2.1     2.5     2.5     2.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  141.117   141.088   140.914   141.128     1.2     0.6     0.6     0.0     0.9     0.3 
    Energy commodities.....................  286.354   281.575   297.683   327.093     0.8    80.7     5.5    70.2    35.0    34.0 
   Services less energy services...........  253.254   253.802   254.534   255.507     3.1     3.4     2.7     3.6     3.3     3.2 

   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                                          June 2008 from--    May 2008 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Mar.      Apr.      May       June                                      
                                                          2008      2008      2008      2008    June  Apr.  May   May   Mar.  Apr.
                                                                                                2007  2008  2008  2007  2008  2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      209.147   210.698   212.788   215.223   5.6   2.1   1.1   4.5   1.7   1.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      223.209   224.794   227.114   229.829   5.5   2.2   1.2   4.7   1.7   1.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      223.795   225.144   227.412   230.120   5.3   2.2   1.2   4.4   1.6   1.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.846   136.141   137.624   139.286   6.1   2.3   1.2   5.2   2.1   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      198.989   200.788   202.912   204.867   5.3   2.0   1.0   4.3   2.0   1.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      199.378   200.989   202.969   204.509   4.8   1.8   0.8   3.9   1.8   1.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      129.922   131.354   132.867   134.409   5.8   2.3   1.2   4.7   2.3   1.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      197.864   199.325   201.494   204.023   6.0   2.4   1.3   5.1   1.8   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      204.044   205.669   207.912   210.469   5.8   2.3   1.2   4.9   1.9   1.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      207.336   208.511   210.748   213.549   5.6   2.4   1.3   4.8   1.6   1.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      130.243   131.428   132.808   134.222   5.7   2.1   1.1   4.9   2.0   1.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      207.600   209.641   212.533   216.357   7.3   3.2   1.8   5.5   2.4   1.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      213.159   214.355   216.029   218.508   5.4   1.9   1.1   4.0   1.3   0.8 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      214.954   216.055   218.141   220.603   5.7   2.1   1.1   4.0   1.5   1.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.640   133.570   134.133   135.738   5.1   1.6   1.2   4.0   1.1   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      193.702   194.886   196.844   199.028   5.4   2.1   1.1   4.3   1.6   1.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      131.273   132.471   133.729   135.240   5.7   2.1   1.1   4.7   1.9   0.9 
   D.........................................    M      204.422   205.951   208.246   211.236   6.0   2.6   1.4   4.8   1.9   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      204.742   205.885   208.403   209.021   4.9   1.5   0.3   4.7   1.8   1.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      216.493   217.914   219.702   222.435   6.1   2.1   1.2   4.1   1.5   0.8 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      226.951   228.215   230.923   233.776   5.2   2.4   1.2   4.3   1.8   1.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      232.656         -   235.419         -     -     -     -   4.4   1.2     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      192.995         -   195.898         -     -     -     -   4.8   1.5     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      201.892         -   206.258         -     -     -     -   5.7   2.2     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      137.544         -   139.332         -     -     -     -   5.3   1.3     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   205.801         -   212.013   5.5   3.0     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   201.037         -   203.524   3.5   1.2     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   188.463         -   193.742   5.7   2.8     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   219.456         -   223.849   6.1   2.0     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   223.295         -   228.429   5.5   2.3     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   217.913         -   221.454   4.7   1.6     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   218.483         -   223.573   6.2   2.3     -     -     -     - 

   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 2008 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2005-2006                                         
                                                              May       June      June      May   
                                                              2008      2008      2007      2008  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   124.645   125.582       4.2       0.8 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.726   124.741   125.366       5.0       0.5 
   Food.......................................     13.648   124.822   125.480       5.1       0.5 
    Food at home..............................      7.557   122.273   122.956       5.7       0.6 
    Food away from home.......................      6.091   128.209   128.835       4.4       0.5 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077   124.084   124.295       3.3       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.421   128.225   129.332       3.2       0.9 
   Shelter....................................     32.409   129.800   130.287       2.5       0.4 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.004   161.641   169.849      11.3       5.1 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      5.008    96.082    95.995      -0.3      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.988    89.953    86.976      -0.9      -3.3 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.393   134.552   137.800       9.8       2.4 
   Private transportation.....................     16.285   135.497   138.528       9.6       2.2 
   Public transportation......................      1.108   123.696   129.942      13.3       5.0 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.085   141.469   141.538       3.7       0.0 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.615   124.924   125.019       2.2       0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.470   147.660   147.718       4.3       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      5.935   105.550   105.473       0.2      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.196   106.695   107.059       2.6       0.3 
   Education..................................      2.771   164.872   165.233       5.7       0.2 
   Communication..............................      3.425    73.789    74.114       0.2       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.257   128.185   128.576       3.5       0.3 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     58.427   132.004   133.027       3.6       0.8 
 Commodities..................................     41.573   115.437   116.266       5.2       0.7 
  Durables....................................     11.817    83.423    83.274      -1.6      -0.2 
 Nondurables..................................     29.756   132.418   133.843       8.0       1.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.561   117.245   117.363       2.1       0.1 
 Energy.......................................      8.790   217.177   232.483      23.6       7.0 

 Indexes for 2008 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2007 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: July 16, 2008
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