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Consumer Price Index News Release


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                     CONSUMER PRICE INDEX:  JULY 2009
                                     
 
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
     
     
      The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased
 0.2 percent in July before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  Over the last
 12 months the index has fallen 2.1 percent, as a 28.1 percent decline in
 the energy index since its July 2008 peak has more than offset increases
 of 0.9 percent in the food index and 1.5 percent in the index for all
 items less food and energy.
      
      On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U was unchanged in July
 following a 0.7 percent increase in June.  Small declines in the food and
 energy indexes offset a small increase in the index for all items less
 food and energy.  The food index declined 0.3 percent in July with all six
 major grocery store food groups posting declines.  The energy index, which
 rose 7.4 percent in June, fell 0.4 percent in July.  Decreases in the
 indexes for gasoline, fuel oil, and electricity more than offset an
 increase in the index for natural gas.
      
      The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in July
 following a 0.2 percent increase in June.  The indexes for new vehicles,
 tobacco, medical care and apparel all continued to increase in July, and
 the index for airline fares turned up after a long series of declines.  In
 contrast to these increases, the shelter index decreased in July as the
 index for lodging away from home fell and the indexes for rent and owners'
 equivalent rent were unchanged.     
     
 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. 
                      Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July   ended     ended  
                      2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009 July 2009 July 2009
                                                                                                                                                                    
 All items..........    .3    .4   -.1    .0    .1    .7    .0       3.4      -2.1
  Food and beverages    .1   -.1   -.1   -.2   -.2    .1   -.2      -1.4       1.1
  Housing...........    .0    .0   -.1   -.1   -.1    .0   -.2      -1.0       -.7
  Apparel...........    .3   1.3   -.2   -.2   -.2    .7    .6       4.5       1.1
  Transportation....   1.3   1.9  -1.1   -.4    .8   4.2    .2      22.7     -14.1
  Medical care......    .4    .3    .2    .4    .3    .2    .2       2.8       3.2
  Recreation........    .0    .4    .0   -.4    .0    .5    .0       2.1       1.2
  Education and                                                                   
     communication..    .3    .2    .2    .3    .3    .2    .3       3.1       2.8
  Other goods and                                                                 
     services.......    .3    .2   2.7   2.6   -.2    .3    .8       3.3       7.5
 Special indexes:                                                                 
  Energy............   1.7   3.3  -3.0  -2.4    .2   7.4   -.4      32.5     -28.1
  Food..............    .1   -.1   -.1   -.2   -.2    .0   -.3      -1.8        .9
  All items less                                                                  
     food and energy    .2    .2    .2    .3    .1    .2    .1       1.7       1.5
     
      The food and beverages index, which rose 0.1 percent in June, fell
 0.2 percent in July.  The decrease was caused by the food at home index,
 which declined for the seventh time in the last eight months, falling 0.5
 percent.  All six major grocery store food group indexes fell, with the
 largest decreases being a 1.3 percent decline in the index for meats,
 poultry, fish and eggs and a 0.6 percent decline in the dairy and related
 products index, which has now fallen for eight months in a row.  The
 cereals and bakery products index posted the smallest decrease of the six
 groups, falling 0.1 percent.  The indexes for fruits and vegetables, for
 nonalcoholic beverages, and for other food at home all declined 0.3
 percent in July.  The food at home index has declined 2.6 percent from its
 peak in November 2008.  In contrast to the decline in the food at home
 index, the food away from home index rose 0.1 percent in July and the
 index for alcoholic beverages increased 0.3 percent.
      
      The housing index fell 0.2 percent in July after being unchanged in
 June.  The index for shelter fell 0.2 percent and the household energy
 index declined 0.3 percent.  Within the shelter group, the indexes for
 rent and owners' equivalent rent were both unchanged in July after rising
 0.1 percent in June.  The index for lodging away from home turned down in
 July, falling 2.1 percent after increasing 0.3 percent in June, and has
 fallen 8.9 percent over the past 12 months.  Within household energy, a
 0.9 percent increase in the index for natural gas was more than offset by
 declines in the other indexes, including a 0.6 percent decrease in the
 electricity index and a 1.5 percent fall in the fuel oil index.  The index
 for household furnishings and operations, unchanged for each of the
 previous three months, declined 0.1 percent in July.  For the past 12
 months, the housing index has declined 0.7 percent, with the shelter index
 up 0.9 percent and the household energy index down 14.1 percent.
      
      After rising 4.2 percent in June, the transportation index increased
 0.2 percent in July.  Most of the moderation was due to the motor fuel
 index, which fell 0.4 percent in July after rising 17.2 percent in June.
 The new vehicle index increased 0.5 percent in July after rising 0.7
 percent in June, and the index for used cars and trucks was unchanged in
 July after rising 0.9 percent in June.  The public transportation index,
 however, turned up in July, rising 1.9 percent after declining 0.5 percent
 in June.  The turnaround was mostly due to the index for airline fares,
 which rose 2.1 percent in July after declining in each of the previous ten
 months.  Over the past 12 months, the transportation index has fallen 14.1
 percent, with several of its components declining.  The gasoline index
 fell 37.3 percent while the index for airline fares declined 16.6 percent
 and the index for used cars and trucks decreased 7.9 percent.  However,
 the new vehicle index has risen 1.2 percent over the past 12 months.
      
      Among other CPI groups, the medical care index rose 0.2 percent in
 July, the same increase as in June.  Within that group, the index for
 hospital and related services rose 0.7 percent while the index for
 prescription drugs was unchanged.  Over the last 12 months, the medical
 care index has risen 3.2 percent.  The index for other goods and services
 rose 0.8 percent in July after advancing 0.3 percent in June.  The larger
 increase was driven by the tobacco index, which rose 2.2 percent as excise
 tax increases in several states went into effect in July.  The tobacco
 index has now risen 27.8 percent over the past year.  The apparel index
 advanced 0.6 percent in July after a 0.7 percent increase in June.  The
 index for education and communication rose 0.3 percent in July after
 rising 0.2 percent in June, while the index for recreation was unchanged
 in July after rising 0.5 percent in June.
     


















 CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 
            The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
 Workers (CPI-W) declined 0.2 percent in July, prior to seasonal
 adjustment.  The index value of 210.526 was 2.7 percent lower than in July
 2008.  On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-W was unchanged in July.

 Table B. Percent changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
          Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                     Seasonally adjusted                          
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
     Expenditure                                                Compound          
      Category              Changes from preceding month         annual     Un-   
                                                                  rate    adjusted
                                                                 3-mos.   12-mos. 
                      Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July   ended     ended  
                      2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009 July 2009 July 2009
                                                                                                                                                                    
 All items..........    .3    .4   -.1    .0    .1    .9    .0       4.4      -2.7
  Food and beverages    .0   -.2   -.1   -.2   -.2    .0   -.2      -1.6       1.0
  Housing...........    .0    .1   -.1   -.1    .0   -.1   -.1       -.8       -.5
  Apparel...........    .6   1.0   -.3   -.3    .0    .7    .6       5.5       1.3
  Transportation....   1.5   2.0  -1.3   -.5    .9   4.8    .1      25.8     -15.9
  Medical care......    .4    .4    .2    .4    .3    .2    .2       3.0       3.4
  Recreation........    .0    .4    .0   -.3    .0    .4    .0       1.6       1.1
  Education and                                                                   
     communication..    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .1    .3       2.8       2.4
  Other goods and                                                                 
     services.......    .4    .2   3.9   3.8   -.2    .3   1.0       4.3      10.7
 Special indexes:                                                                 
  Energy............   1.9   3.6  -3.1  -2.4    .4   8.1   -.4      36.8     -28.5
  Food..............    .0   -.2   -.1   -.2   -.3    .0   -.3      -1.9        .8
  All items less                                                                  
     food and energy    .2    .2    .2    .3    .2    .2    .1       2.1       1.8



 Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
      
      The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 decreased 0.2 percent in July on a not seasonally adjusted basis.  The
 index has decreased 1.9 percent over the past year.  Please note that the
 indexes for the post-2007 period are subject to revision.
     
     
 Upcoming release
     
            Consumer Price Index data for August are scheduled for release
 on Wednesday, September 16, 2009, at 8:30 A.M. (EDT).

__________________________________________________________________________________
 Upcoming Changes to the Consumer Price Index news release

    Beginning with the next edition of the Consumer Price Index news release
 scheduled for publication on September 16, 2009, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics will introduce changes in the presentation of the text section of 
 the release.  There will be no changes to the data or to the format and content
 of the tables.  A sample of the revamped Consumer Price Index news release will
 be posted on the BLS Web site on Friday, August 14.  For further information,
 please see http://www.bls.gov/bls/changes_to_text_sections_of_nrs.htm.
__________________________________________________________________________________











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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 0.04 percent for
 the U.S. All Items Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly
 sample from the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology,
 and estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage change
 based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change of 0.2
 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are 95 percent
 confident that the actual percent change based on all retail prices would
 fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent.  For the latest data, including
 information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see "Variance
 Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index, January-December
 2008".  These data are available on the CPI home page
 (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2008.pdf
      
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
       Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points, because
 index point changes are affected by the level of the index in relation to
 its
 base period while percent changes are not.  The example below illustrates
 the computation of index point and percent changes.
      
       Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change would
 be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3











Regions Defined

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

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




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









       
       
       




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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to July 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       June       July                      Apr.    May     June 
                                                              2009       2009      July    June     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    May     June    July 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    215.693    215.351    -2.1    -0.2     0.1     0.7     0.0 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    646.121    645.096       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    218.030    217.608     1.1    -0.2    -0.2     0.1    -0.2 
   Food.......................................     14.629    217.740    217.257     0.9    -0.2    -0.2     0.0    -0.3 
    Food at home..............................      8.156    214.824    213.815    -0.9    -0.5    -0.5     0.0    -0.5 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.150    253.008    253.391     1.2     0.2    -0.2     0.0    -0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.898    204.031    201.743    -1.6    -1.1    -0.9    -0.2    -1.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .910    194.197    193.118    -9.7    -0.6    -0.5    -0.9    -0.6 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.194    272.608    270.940    -3.3    -0.6    -1.0     1.1    -0.3 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .982    162.571    162.069     1.7    -0.3    -0.1     0.1    -0.3 
     Other food at home.......................      2.022    191.328    190.967     2.8    -0.2    -0.1     0.0    -0.3 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .300    197.009    195.126     4.3    -1.0     0.0     0.2    -1.3 
      Fats and oils...........................       .241    201.127    201.031    -0.1     0.0    -0.7     0.6    -0.3 
      Other foods.............................      1.481    205.654    205.544     3.0    -0.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .433    122.224    121.990     1.2    -0.2     0.0    -0.5    -0.2 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.474    223.163    223.345     3.2     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .314    155.841    156.570     3.6     0.5     0.0     0.5     0.5 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.127    220.477    220.850     3.0     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     43.421    218.071    218.085    -0.7     0.0    -0.1     0.0    -0.2 
   Shelter....................................     33.200    250.243    250.310     0.9     0.0     0.1     0.1    -0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.957    249.092    248.994     2.3     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.478    138.318    139.424    -8.9     0.8     0.1     0.3    -2.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     24.433    256.981    256.872     1.7     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .333    121.083    121.298     2.1     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.431    212.677    212.961   -10.9     0.1    -1.3    -0.8    -0.1 
    Household energy..........................      4.460    190.647    190.534   -14.1    -0.1    -1.8    -1.0    -0.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .301    232.638    230.192   -41.8    -1.1    -3.1     2.0    -1.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.159    196.754    196.767   -11.3     0.0    -1.7    -1.2    -0.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .971    159.831    161.403     6.1     1.0     0.6     0.4     0.6 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.790    129.623    129.267     1.1    -0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    149.995    149.983     1.1     0.0    -0.9     0.4     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.691    118.799    115.620     1.1    -2.7    -0.2     0.7     0.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .923    112.849    109.744     0.1    -2.8     0.4    -0.5    -0.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.541    106.455    101.688     1.6    -4.5    -0.1     1.6     1.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .183    113.915    111.022     1.7    -2.5    -1.6     2.2    -0.7 
   Footwear...................................       .688    125.515    124.405     1.6    -0.9     0.1     0.2     1.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     15.314    183.735    182.798   -14.1    -0.5     0.8     4.2     0.2 
   Private transportation.....................     14.189    179.649    178.330   -14.3    -0.7     0.9     4.5     0.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.931     93.020     93.413    -0.3     0.4     0.5     0.4     0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      4.480    135.719    136.055     1.2     0.2     0.5     0.7     0.5 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      1.628    124.323    125.061    -7.9     0.6     1.0     0.9     0.0 
    Motor fuel................................      3.164    225.021    217.860   -37.7    -3.2     2.7    17.2    -0.4 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      2.964    225.526    217.945   -37.3    -3.4     3.1    17.3    -0.8 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .382    134.270    133.729     3.6    -0.4    -0.2    -0.1    -0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.188    242.683    243.031     3.5     0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Public transportation......................      1.125    232.540    238.932   -11.5     2.7    -1.0    -0.5     1.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.390    375.093    375.739     3.2     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.625    304.683    304.229     3.2    -0.1     0.4     0.1    -0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.765    396.750    397.868     3.2     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.702    319.652    320.076     2.6     0.1     0.6     0.3     0.1 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.545    564.406    568.315     6.5     0.7     0.1     0.4     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.741    114.643    114.619     1.2     0.0     0.0     0.5     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.822    101.871    101.614    -0.6    -0.3    -0.2     0.4    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.301    126.519    126.914     2.8     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.3 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    188.179    189.184     5.6     0.5     0.5     0.4     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .221    476.974    481.768     8.4     1.0     0.4     1.2     1.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.886    541.119    543.810     5.3     0.5     0.6     0.3     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.194     84.975     85.056     0.3     0.1     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.022     81.909     81.991     0.0     0.1    -0.1    -0.2     0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.408    102.182    102.643     1.3     0.5     0.2    -0.1     0.5 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .614      9.731      9.604    -4.8    -1.3    -1.1    -0.5    -1.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .214     83.476     80.838   -14.6    -3.2    -1.6    -1.1    -3.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.386    370.595    372.894     7.5     0.6    -0.2     0.3     0.8 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .776    746.283    762.907    27.8     2.2    -0.3     0.8     2.2 
   Personal care..............................      2.610    204.503    204.571     1.5     0.0    -0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .651    162.301    162.887     2.5     0.4    -0.4    -0.5     0.4 
    Personal care services (1)................       .647    227.572    227.325     1.6    -0.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.074    344.232    344.367     1.3     0.0    -0.1     0.4     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.556    171.593    170.483    -5.9    -0.6     0.2     1.8     0.0 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    218.030    217.608     1.1    -0.2    -0.2     0.1    -0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     23.799    147.099    145.742    -9.6    -0.9     0.5     2.9     0.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     13.289    184.581    181.755   -14.8    -1.5     0.7     4.9     0.5 
    Apparel...................................      3.691    118.799    115.620     1.1    -2.7    -0.2     0.7     0.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................      9.598    229.692    227.038   -18.9    -1.2     0.9     6.6     0.2 
   Durables...................................     10.510    109.983    109.924    -1.2    -0.1     0.3     0.3     0.0 
 Services.....................................     60.444    259.544    259.992     0.6     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.0 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     32.867    260.869    260.935     0.9     0.0     0.1     0.0    -0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .333    121.083    121.298     2.1     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.2 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.159    196.754    196.767   -11.3     0.0    -1.7    -1.2    -0.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .971    159.831    161.403     6.1     1.0     0.6     0.4     0.6 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    149.995    149.983     1.1     0.0    -0.9     0.4     0.0 
  Transportation services.....................      5.567    249.194    251.184     1.3     0.8    -0.1    -0.1     0.5 
  Medical care services.......................      4.765    396.750    397.868     3.2     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.3 
  Other services..............................     11.002    303.000    303.761     2.7     0.3     0.2     0.4     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     85.371    215.389    215.069    -2.6    -0.1     0.2     0.9     0.0 
 All items less shelter.......................     66.800    204.578    204.069    -3.5    -0.2     0.1     1.1     0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     93.610    207.764    207.388    -2.4    -0.2     0.1     0.8     0.0 
 Commodities less food........................     24.926    149.697    148.386    -9.2    -0.9     0.5     2.7     0.1 
 Nondurables less food........................     14.416    186.726    184.090   -13.8    -1.4     0.7     4.5     0.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     10.726    227.768    225.410   -17.3    -1.0     0.7     6.1     0.2 
 Nondurables..................................     29.046    201.461    199.746    -7.4    -0.9     0.0     2.4     0.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     27.577    277.777    278.747     0.3     0.3    -0.2     0.0     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.679    248.557    248.963     0.4     0.2    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
 Energy.......................................      7.624    205.408    201.938   -28.1    -1.7     0.2     7.4    -0.4 
 All items less energy........................     92.376    218.440    218.421     1.4     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.0 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.746    219.283    219.350     1.5     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.461    141.990    141.463     1.4    -0.4     0.2     0.3     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      3.465    226.881    219.922   -37.9    -3.1     2.3    16.2    -0.4 
   Services less energy services..............     56.285    265.993    266.484     1.6     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.0 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .464     $ .464       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .155     $ .155       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Apr.      May       June      July                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    July    Jan.    July 
                                                                                      2008    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  212.671   212.876   214.459   214.469    -3.1    -8.4     0.9     3.4    -5.8     2.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.401   217.965   218.094   217.638     6.0     1.4    -1.6    -1.4     3.7    -1.5 
   Food....................................  218.254   217.738   217.838   217.291     6.1     1.1    -1.7    -1.8     3.6    -1.7 
    Food at home...........................  215.948   214.929   214.999   213.876     6.6    -0.9    -5.2    -3.8     2.8    -4.5 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  252.062   251.645   251.576   251.380     8.1     4.0    -5.6    -1.1     6.0    -3.4 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  206.480   204.679   204.365   201.738    10.3    -3.2    -3.9    -8.9     3.3    -6.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  197.124   196.055   194.197   193.118    -2.3    -5.7   -21.8    -7.9    -4.0   -15.1 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  275.810   273.037   276.092   275.379    -1.1   -13.3     2.3    -0.6    -7.4     0.8 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  163.084   162.848   162.993   162.431     9.8     0.8    -1.7    -1.6     5.2    -1.7 
     Other food at home....................  190.826   190.643   190.637   190.071     9.9     8.0    -4.3    -1.6     8.9    -2.9 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  196.398   196.340   196.818   194.193    11.4    12.7    -1.4    -4.4    12.1    -2.9 
      Fats and oils........................  201.213   199.782   201.067   200.428    14.4    -3.0    -8.8    -1.6     5.4    -5.2 
      Other foods..........................  205.037   205.011   204.694   204.528     8.8     8.9    -4.1    -1.0     8.9    -2.6 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.883   122.838   122.224   121.990     7.5     4.3    -3.6    -2.9     5.9    -3.2 
    Food away from home (1)................  222.905   223.023   223.163   223.345     5.5     3.8     2.9     0.8     4.6     1.8 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  155.099   155.099   155.841   156.570     6.6    -0.4     4.5     3.8     3.0     4.2 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  218.994   219.601   220.105   220.815     5.3     4.4    -0.9     3.4     4.9     1.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  217.180   217.056   216.984   216.612    -0.4    -0.3    -0.9    -1.0    -0.3    -0.9 
   Shelter.................................  249.334   249.680   249.861   249.410     1.6     1.4     0.6     0.1     1.5     0.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  248.916   249.233   249.374   249.293     3.6     3.1     1.9     0.6     3.4     1.3 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  134.000   134.136   134.507   131.742    -5.1    -9.5   -13.9    -6.6    -7.3   -10.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  256.627   257.003   257.138   257.073     1.9     2.3     2.0     0.7     2.1     1.4 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  120.675   120.728   121.083   121.298     3.9     1.6     0.9     2.1     2.8     1.5 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  210.702   207.903   206.342   206.046   -14.1    -9.8   -12.0    -8.6   -12.0   -10.3 
    Household energy.......................  188.753   185.399   183.526   182.927   -18.2   -12.4   -15.3   -11.8   -15.3   -13.5 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  227.355   220.321   224.706   222.296   -48.7   -60.6   -38.0    -8.6   -55.0   -24.7 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  194.967   191.671   189.362   188.839   -14.5    -6.6   -13.4   -12.0   -10.6   -12.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  158.802   159.821   160.401   161.408     9.7     3.6     4.6     6.7     6.6     5.7 
   Household furnishings and operations....  129.434   129.413   129.428   129.254     3.1    -0.2     2.1    -0.6     1.4     0.8 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.809   149.468   149.995   149.983     4.8     1.0     1.0    -2.2     2.9    -0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.537   119.345   120.183   120.865    -2.4    -0.9     3.5     4.5    -1.7     4.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  114.062   114.561   114.009   113.251    -2.1     2.3     3.0    -2.8     0.1     0.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.771   106.667   108.388   109.695    -3.0    -2.3     1.1    11.4    -2.7     6.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  115.025   113.149   115.667   114.831     2.0     1.7     3.6    -0.7     1.9     1.4 
   Footwear................................  126.039   126.182   126.438   127.790    -5.2     0.8     5.6     5.7    -2.3     5.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  170.259   171.635   178.843   179.180   -21.3   -43.0     1.8    22.7   -33.0    11.8 
   Private transportation..................  165.676   167.234   174.831   174.949   -21.9   -44.4     3.1    24.3   -34.1    13.2 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   92.400    92.847    93.227    93.501    -6.5    -2.7     3.8     4.9    -4.6     4.3 
     New vehicles..........................  134.580   135.284   136.179   136.826    -6.9    -1.9     7.6     6.8    -4.4     7.2 
     Used cars and trucks..................  121.616   122.788   123.851   123.848   -14.1   -10.7   -12.9     7.5   -12.4    -3.2 
    Motor fuel.............................  169.373   173.872   203.703   202.924   -46.8   -86.3     0.5   106.0   -73.0    43.9 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  168.696   173.954   204.131   202.498   -46.4   -86.7     4.5   107.6   -73.3    47.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  134.640   134.347   134.270   133.729     9.0     4.6     3.7    -2.7     6.8     0.5 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  242.649   242.488   242.683   243.031     6.0     4.9     2.6     0.6     5.4     1.6 
   Public transportation...................  230.470   228.210   227.003   231.418   -12.8   -19.9   -13.6     1.7   -16.4    -6.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  373.257   374.402   375.203   375.851     2.6     3.9     3.7     2.8     3.2     3.2 
   Medical care commodities................  303.357   304.426   304.820   304.406     1.7     5.1     4.7     1.4     3.4     3.0 
   Medical care services...................  394.734   395.884   396.846   397.947     2.9     3.5     3.3     3.3     3.2     3.3 
    Professional services..................  316.667   318.499   319.339   319.810     2.5     3.3     0.7     4.0     2.9     2.4 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  562.843   563.594   565.707   569.494     5.9     5.8     9.6     4.8     5.8     7.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  114.030   114.044   114.592   114.612     3.2    -0.5     0.0     2.1     1.3     1.0 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.741   101.488   101.920   101.741    -0.5    -2.1     0.3     0.0    -1.3     0.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  126.783   127.169   127.366   127.751     2.1     3.3     2.8     3.1     2.7     3.0 
   Education (2)...........................  188.943   189.968   190.734   191.709     5.9     4.8     5.5     6.0     5.4     5.7 
    Educational books and supplies.........  472.682   474.581   480.501   486.256    11.8     4.9     5.2    12.0     8.3     8.5 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  543.870   546.880   548.730   551.241     5.5     4.8     5.5     5.5     5.1     5.5 
   Communication (2).......................   84.988    85.049    84.972    85.053    -1.4     1.9     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.3 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   82.090    82.038    81.909    81.991    -1.5     1.9     0.3    -0.5     0.2    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.072   102.267   102.182   102.643     0.3     1.9     0.8     2.3     1.1     1.5 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.881     9.775     9.731     9.604    -8.2     1.8    -1.5   -10.8    -3.3    -6.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   85.714    84.366    83.476    80.838   -18.7    -6.2   -12.1   -20.9   -12.6   -16.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  370.031   369.237   370.235   373.084     2.6     1.5    24.2     3.3     2.0    13.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  742.443   740.311   746.283   762.907     2.0     5.2   123.2    11.5     3.6    57.8 
   Personal care...........................  204.462   204.078   204.231   204.714     2.8     0.4     2.3     0.5     1.6     1.4 
    Personal care products (1).............  163.777   163.051   162.301   162.887     2.1     7.1     3.0    -2.2     4.6     0.4 
    Personal care services (1).............  227.913   227.607   227.572   227.325     3.3     0.3     3.9    -1.0     1.8     1.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  342.001   341.763   343.178   344.739     3.1    -2.2     1.0     3.2     0.4     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  166.603   166.959   169.920   169.875    -8.5   -20.8     2.0     8.1   -14.9     5.0 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.401   217.965   218.094   217.638     6.0     1.4    -1.6    -1.4     3.7    -1.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  140.066   140.736   144.765   144.891   -15.9   -31.9     4.5    14.5   -24.4     9.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  169.626   170.782   179.090   179.986   -28.6   -43.8     3.6    26.8   -36.7    14.6 
    Apparel................................  119.537   119.345   120.183   120.865    -2.4    -0.9     3.5     4.5    -1.7     4.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  204.807   206.581   220.257   220.790   -33.9   -53.6     4.2    35.1   -44.6    18.6 
   Durables................................  109.203   109.576   109.957   109.926    -5.0    -3.6     1.3     2.7    -4.3     2.0 
 Services..................................  258.599   258.637   258.780   258.833     0.9     1.0     0.3     0.4     1.0     0.3 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  259.854   260.188   260.267   259.779     1.8     1.8     0.1    -0.1     1.8     0.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   120.675   120.728   121.083   121.298     3.9     1.6     0.9     2.1     2.8     1.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  194.967   191.671   189.362   188.839   -14.5    -6.6   -13.4   -12.0   -10.6   -12.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  158.802   159.821   160.401   161.408     9.7     3.6     4.6     6.7     6.6     5.7 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.809   149.468   149.995   149.983     4.8     1.0     1.0    -2.2     2.9    -0.6 
  Transportation services..................  249.193   248.944   248.652   249.855     2.0     0.1     2.5     1.1     1.1     1.8 
  Medical care services....................  394.734   395.884   396.846   397.947     2.9     3.5     3.3     3.3     3.2     3.3 
  Other services...........................  302.016   302.653   303.902   304.916     2.9     2.2     2.0     3.9     2.5     2.9 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  211.787   212.111   213.936   214.037    -4.5    -9.9     1.4     4.3    -7.3     2.8 
 All items less shelter....................  200.676   200.829   202.989   203.183    -5.3   -12.8     1.1     5.1    -9.1     3.1 
 All items less medical care...............  204.724   204.892   206.490   206.476    -3.5    -9.2     0.8     3.5    -6.4     2.1 
 Commodities less food.....................  142.801   143.471   147.413   147.555   -15.2   -30.7     4.2    14.0   -23.3     9.0 
 Nondurables less food.....................  172.529   173.715   181.572   182.401   -26.9   -41.3     3.1    24.9   -34.5    13.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  205.196   206.725   219.267   219.772   -31.4   -50.0     3.5    31.6   -41.4    16.7 
 Nondurables...............................  193.911   193.862   198.515   198.640   -13.5   -23.4     0.9    10.1   -18.6     5.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  276.815   276.222   276.247   276.955     0.2     1.0    -0.3     0.2     0.6    -0.1 
 Services less medical care services.......  247.685   247.547   247.530   247.503     1.0     1.1    -0.2    -0.3     1.0    -0.3 
 Energy....................................  177.924   178.340   191.584   190.905   -36.0   -65.4    -8.5    32.5   -53.0    10.1 
 All items less energy.....................  217.941   218.126   218.507   218.588     1.9     1.0     1.8     1.2     1.4     1.5 
  All items less food and energy...........  218.594   218.910   219.344   219.543     1.1     0.9     2.5     1.7     1.0     2.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  141.583   141.817   142.300   142.612    -1.7    -0.9     5.4     2.9    -1.3     4.1 
    Energy commodities.....................  173.528   177.449   206.131   205.261   -46.9   -85.3    -3.0    95.8   -72.1    37.8 
   Services less energy services...........  265.129   265.491   265.873   265.982     2.2     1.6     1.4     1.3     1.9     1.3 

   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                                          July2009 from--   June2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Apr.      May       June      July                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    July  May   June  June  Apr.  May 
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      213.240   213.856   215.693   215.351  -2.1   0.7  -0.2  -1.4   1.2   0.9 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      227.840   228.136   229.930   230.154  -1.9   0.9   0.1  -1.2   0.9   0.8 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      230.400   230.611   232.058   232.416  -1.7   0.8   0.2  -1.0   0.7   0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.547   134.857   136.488   136.417  -2.3   1.2  -0.1  -1.5   1.4   1.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      202.327   203.195   205.350   204.814  -2.5   0.8  -0.3  -1.7   1.5   1.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      203.463   204.443   206.308   205.656  -2.5   0.6  -0.3  -1.7   1.4   0.9 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      129.604   129.967   131.640   131.366  -2.4   1.1  -0.2  -1.8   1.6   1.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      197.644   198.911   201.157   200.908  -2.7   1.0  -0.1  -1.9   1.8   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      206.657   207.265   209.343   208.819  -2.1   0.7  -0.3  -1.4   1.3   1.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      208.934   209.235   211.390   211.034  -2.0   0.9  -0.2  -1.4   1.2   1.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.370   131.777   133.056   132.736  -2.1   0.7  -0.2  -1.4   1.3   1.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      207.898   209.563   211.815   210.491  -2.2   0.4  -0.6  -1.4   1.9   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      217.910   218.567   219.865   219.484  -2.0   0.4  -0.2  -1.4   0.9   0.6 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      221.790   222.659   223.908   223.498  -1.8   0.4  -0.2  -1.3   1.0   0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.912   131.990   132.952   132.774  -2.4   0.6  -0.1  -1.7   0.8   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      195.207   195.745   197.214   196.987  -2.0   0.6  -0.1  -1.3   1.0   0.8 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      131.557   131.876   133.220   132.975  -2.3   0.8  -0.2  -1.6   1.3   1.0 
   D.........................................    M      205.421   206.717   208.543   207.784  -2.2   0.5  -0.4  -1.6   1.5   0.9 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      207.886   209.809   211.010   210.906  -3.0   0.5   0.0  -2.2   1.5   0.6 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      221.693   222.522   223.906   224.010  -2.6   0.7   0.0  -2.2   1.0   0.6 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      235.582   235.975   237.172   237.600  -1.1   0.7   0.2  -0.6   0.7   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   231.891         -   233.018  -3.4   0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   200.196         -   200.558  -3.1   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   199.311         -   200.663  -2.8   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   139.311         -   140.810  -0.9   1.1     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      199.210         -   203.585         -     -     -     -  -4.0   2.2     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      202.373         -   204.537         -     -     -     -  -1.5   1.1     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      189.701         -   192.325         -     -     -     -  -0.6   1.4     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      220.740         -   221.485         -     -     -     -  -1.6   0.3     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      221.686         -   223.810         -     -     -     -  -2.0   1.0     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      223.854         -   225.692         -     -     -     -   0.2   0.8     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      225.918         -   227.257         -     -     -     -  -0.4   0.6     - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to July 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       June       July                      Apr.    May     June 
                                                              2009       2009      July    June     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    May     June    July 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    210.972    210.526    -2.7    -0.2     0.1     0.9     0.0 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    628.422    627.093       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    217.258    216.805     1.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.0    -0.2 
   Food.......................................     15.865    216.890    216.384     0.8    -0.2    -0.3     0.0    -0.3 
    Food at home..............................      9.201    213.657    212.628    -1.0    -0.5    -0.5     0.0    -0.5 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.249    253.701    253.969     1.2     0.1    -0.2     0.0    -0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.315    203.503    201.261    -1.6    -1.1    -0.9    -0.3    -1.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .992    192.898    191.783   -10.2    -0.6    -0.5    -0.9    -0.6 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.266    270.653    269.316    -3.4    -0.5    -1.1     1.3    -0.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.167    162.167    161.650     2.0    -0.3    -0.1     0.0    -0.4 
     Other food at home.......................      2.212    190.657    190.235     2.7    -0.2    -0.1     0.0    -0.3 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .304    195.773    194.005     4.3    -0.9    -0.2     0.5    -1.4 
      Fats and oils...........................       .274    202.004    201.666    -0.1    -0.2    -0.8     0.7    -0.4 
      Other foods.............................      1.634    205.759    205.549     2.9    -0.1     0.1    -0.2    -0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    122.537    122.119     0.9    -0.3     0.0    -0.5    -0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.664    223.186    223.408     3.3     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .233    155.091    156.904     4.4     1.2     0.0     0.4     1.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077    221.179    221.517     3.3     0.2     0.5     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.313    214.034    214.029    -0.5     0.0     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     31.224    243.238    243.248     1.4     0.0     0.2     0.1    -0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.279    247.691    247.573     2.2     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      1.209    139.246    140.873    -7.5     1.2     0.2     0.4    -1.6 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     21.430    232.837    232.723     1.7     0.0     0.2     0.0     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    121.529    121.765     2.3     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      6.030    211.929    212.276   -10.2     0.2    -1.2    -0.7    -0.1 
    Household energy..........................      4.996    189.108    189.082   -13.1     0.0    -1.6    -0.9    -0.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .283    235.869    233.018   -40.0    -1.2    -3.0     1.4    -1.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.713    195.445    195.547   -11.0     0.1    -1.5    -1.0    -0.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.035    160.206    161.790     6.3     1.0     0.6     0.4     0.6 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.059    125.526    125.160     1.1    -0.3     0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .360    152.658    152.577     0.9    -0.1    -0.6     0.4    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.979    118.547    115.516     1.3    -2.6     0.0     0.7     0.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................      1.024    113.416    110.558     0.5    -2.5     0.5    -0.6    -0.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    105.676    101.289     1.5    -4.2    -0.1     1.6     1.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .249    116.645    113.744     2.0    -2.5    -1.4     2.3    -0.6 
   Footwear...................................       .840    126.150    125.046     2.2    -0.9     0.1     0.5     1.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.067    181.730    180.419   -15.9    -0.7     0.9     4.8     0.1 
   Private transportation.....................     16.284    178.734    177.197   -16.1    -0.9     1.0     5.1     0.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.627     90.588     90.973    -1.8     0.4     0.5     0.6     0.2 
     New vehicles.............................      4.057    136.800    137.082     1.1     0.2     0.4     0.8     0.5 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.863    125.056    125.817    -7.9     0.6     1.0     0.9     0.0 
    Motor fuel................................      4.029    225.876    218.560   -37.8    -3.2     2.6    17.2    -0.5 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      3.770    226.515    218.757   -37.3    -3.4     3.0    17.4    -0.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .482    134.273    133.787     3.7    -0.4    -0.1    -0.1    -0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.242    245.129    245.421     3.4     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.1 
   Public transportation......................       .784    230.926    236.963   -11.0     2.6    -0.9    -0.2     2.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    375.479    376.161     3.4     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.320    296.369    295.871     3.2    -0.2     0.4     0.1    -0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.035    398.497    399.677     3.4     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.234    322.346    322.759     2.7     0.1     0.6     0.3     0.1 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.338    561.337    565.448     6.7     0.7     0.2     0.4     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.454    111.471    111.416     1.1     0.0     0.0     0.4     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.982    102.193    101.982    -0.3    -0.2    -0.3     0.5    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.221    122.333    122.699     2.4     0.3     0.2     0.1     0.3 
   Education (2)..............................      2.527    185.626    186.596     5.5     0.5     0.5     0.4     0.6 
    Educational books and supplies............       .219    480.024    485.218     8.6     1.1     0.5     1.3     1.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.308    522.076    524.523     5.2     0.5     0.5     0.3     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.694     87.652     87.780     0.3     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.568     85.524     85.653     0.2     0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.965    102.153    102.587     1.2     0.4     0.2    -0.1     0.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .604     10.238     10.113    -4.6    -1.2    -1.1    -0.3    -1.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .202     83.278     80.736   -14.7    -3.1    -1.6    -0.9    -3.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.668    395.052    398.448    10.7     0.9    -0.2     0.3     1.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.267    752.078    768.005    28.2     2.1    -0.3     0.8     2.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.401    202.406    202.490     1.5     0.0    -0.2     0.0     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .662    162.165    162.767     2.2     0.4    -0.5    -0.6     0.4 
    Personal care services (1)................       .580    227.800    227.512     1.6    -0.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........       .947    346.411    346.525     1.4     0.0     0.0     0.3     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     42.689    173.662    172.493    -6.8    -0.7     0.3     2.1     0.0 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    217.258    216.805     1.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.0    -0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.747    150.477    149.046   -11.0    -1.0     0.6     3.3     0.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     14.587    192.478    189.436   -16.0    -1.6     1.0     5.8     0.3 
    Apparel...................................      3.979    118.547    115.516     1.3    -2.6     0.0     0.7     0.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     10.609    242.726    239.626   -20.2    -1.3     1.1     7.4     0.2 
   Durables...................................     11.160    109.430    109.432    -2.1     0.0     0.4     0.5     0.0 
 Services.....................................     57.311    254.624    255.003     0.8     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     30.918    234.511    234.515     1.4     0.0     0.2     0.0    -0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    121.529    121.765     2.3     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.2 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.713    195.445    195.547   -11.0     0.1    -1.5    -1.0    -0.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.035    160.206    161.790     6.3     1.0     0.6     0.4     0.6 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .360    152.658    152.577     0.9    -0.1    -0.6     0.4    -0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      5.512    249.312    250.811     2.4     0.6     0.0     0.0     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      4.035    398.497    399.677     3.4     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.432    290.845    291.573     2.5     0.3     0.2     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.135    209.744    209.308    -3.3    -0.2     0.2     1.1     0.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.776    201.488    200.871    -4.4    -0.3     0.1     1.3     0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    204.200    203.723    -3.0    -0.2     0.1     1.0     0.0 
 Commodities less food........................     26.824    152.856    151.466   -10.5    -0.9     0.6     3.2     0.1 
 Nondurables less food........................     15.664    194.254    191.387   -15.1    -1.5     1.0     5.4     0.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     11.686    239.808    237.011   -18.8    -1.2     0.9     6.9     0.2 
 Nondurables..................................     31.530    205.219    203.377    -8.3    -0.9     0.0     2.9     0.0 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.392    245.833    246.622     0.1     0.3    -0.2     0.0     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     53.275    244.196    244.531     0.6     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.0 
 Energy.......................................      9.024    205.662    201.967   -28.5    -1.8     0.4     8.1    -0.4 
 All items less energy........................     90.976    212.552    212.505     1.6     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     75.111    212.051    212.097     1.8     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.513    142.943    142.526     1.4    -0.3     0.2     0.4     0.3 
    Energy commodities........................      4.311    227.444    220.264   -37.8    -3.2     2.3    16.4    -0.5 
   Services less energy services..............     52.598    261.014    261.425     2.0     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .474     $ .475       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .159     $ .159       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Apr.      May       June      July                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    July    Jan.    July 
                                                                                      2008    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  207.352   207.624   209.534   209.598    -4.1   -10.5     1.1     4.4    -7.4     2.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  217.672   217.225   217.312   216.821     6.3     1.2    -1.9    -1.6     3.8    -1.7 
   Food....................................  217.462   216.912   216.977   216.395     6.4     1.0    -2.0    -1.9     3.7    -1.9 
    Food at home...........................  214.802   213.768   213.806   212.646     6.9    -1.3    -5.2    -4.0     2.7    -4.6 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  252.843   252.282   252.211   251.916     8.4     3.8    -5.5    -1.5     6.1    -3.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  206.191   204.374   203.845   201.245    10.7    -3.4    -3.6    -9.3     3.4    -6.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  195.714   194.694   192.898   191.783    -3.3    -6.0   -22.4    -7.8    -4.7   -15.4 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  273.381   270.352   273.813   273.468    -1.0   -14.2     1.9     0.1    -7.9     1.0 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.761   162.650   162.608   161.977    11.0     0.4    -1.1    -1.9     5.6    -1.5 
     Other food at home....................  190.049   189.923   190.000   189.366     9.8     7.7    -4.5    -1.4     8.8    -3.0 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  195.060   194.731   195.695   193.001    11.3    11.9    -1.0    -4.2    11.6    -2.6 
      Fats and oils........................  202.186   200.498   201.926   201.077    14.8    -3.3    -8.2    -2.2     5.4    -5.2 
      Other foods..........................  204.983   205.144   204.831   204.578     8.7     8.9    -4.5    -0.8     8.8    -2.6 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  123.112   123.126   122.537   122.119     6.8     4.8    -4.3    -3.2     5.8    -3.8 
    Food away from home (1)................  222.957   223.082   223.186   223.408     5.7     4.2     2.7     0.8     5.0     1.7 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  154.414   154.409   155.091   156.904     7.3     1.3     2.7     6.6     4.3     4.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  219.265   220.348   220.755   221.612     5.1     4.9    -1.0     4.4     5.0     1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  213.190   213.097   212.972   212.765    -0.3     0.1    -0.7    -0.8    -0.1    -0.8 
   Shelter.................................  242.595   242.963   243.100   242.884     2.0     2.1     1.2     0.5     2.1     0.8 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.522   247.874   247.966   247.880     3.4     3.0     1.8     0.6     3.2     1.2 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  134.472   134.706   135.271   133.136    -3.8    -8.0   -13.5    -3.9    -5.9    -8.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  232.489   232.851   232.942   232.879     1.9     2.4     1.9     0.7     2.1     1.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  121.084   121.160   121.529   121.765     4.3     1.5     1.2     2.3     2.9     1.7 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  209.329   206.844   205.493   205.268   -12.8    -9.2   -12.0    -7.5   -11.0    -9.8 
    Household energy.......................  186.541   183.586   181.978   181.483   -16.6   -11.6   -15.1   -10.4   -14.2   -12.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  231.388   224.548   227.677   225.175   -45.6   -56.9   -38.2   -10.3   -51.6   -25.6 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  192.851   189.940   188.044   187.619   -13.9    -7.3   -13.6   -10.4   -10.7   -12.0 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  159.211   160.241   160.813   161.801    10.4     3.6     4.6     6.7     7.0     5.6 
   Household furnishings and operations....  125.303   125.430   125.313   125.131     3.2    -0.6     2.5    -0.5     1.3     0.9 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.980   152.001   152.658   152.577     3.5    -0.9     1.9    -1.0     1.3     0.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.065   119.078   119.963   120.666    -1.6     0.3     1.3     5.5    -0.6     3.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  114.576   115.184   114.537   114.086    -1.2     3.4     1.7    -1.7     1.1     0.0 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.000   105.873   107.602   109.019    -1.0    -1.7    -2.4    11.9    -1.4     4.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  117.751   116.074   118.686   117.941     0.8     1.6     5.1     0.6     1.2     2.8 
   Footwear................................  126.391   126.469   127.062   128.313    -4.4     1.2     6.0     6.2    -1.6     6.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  166.620   168.145   176.300   176.456   -23.4   -46.8     0.6    25.8   -36.2    12.5 
   Private transportation..................  163.332   164.963   173.329   173.340   -23.8   -47.7     1.3    26.9   -36.9    13.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   89.667    90.153    90.664    90.888    -8.3    -3.9    -0.1     5.6    -6.1     2.7 
     New vehicles..........................  135.612   136.199   137.234   137.855    -7.2    -1.2     6.9     6.8    -4.3     6.8 
     Used cars and trucks..................  122.256   123.465   124.559   124.569   -14.2   -10.8   -12.9     7.8   -12.5    -3.1 
    Motor fuel.............................  170.137   174.513   204.503   203.579   -46.6   -86.4     0.6   105.0   -73.0    43.6 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  169.566   174.723   205.099   203.341   -46.5   -86.6     4.6   106.8   -73.3    47.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  134.614   134.439   134.273   133.787     9.9     4.8     2.9    -2.4     7.3     0.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  245.180   245.036   245.129   245.421     5.8     4.9     2.6     0.4     5.4     1.5 
   Public transportation...................  228.536   226.424   226.048   230.677   -14.1   -19.1   -13.1     3.8   -16.6    -5.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  373.540   374.834   375.650   376.321     2.8     3.8     3.8     3.0     3.3     3.4 
   Medical care commodities................  295.047   296.120   296.547   296.084     1.9     4.8     5.0     1.4     3.3     3.2 
   Medical care services...................  396.348   397.699   398.660   399.808     3.2     3.5     3.4     3.5     3.3     3.5 
    Professional services..................  319.449   321.250   322.098   322.537     2.6     3.3     1.0     3.9     3.0     2.5 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  559.368   560.587   562.806   566.848     5.9     5.8     9.8     5.5     5.8     7.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.976   110.947   111.423   111.418     2.7    -0.5     0.6     1.6     1.1     1.1 
   Video and audio (2).....................  102.023   101.761   102.220   102.121    -0.4    -2.0     0.9     0.4    -1.2     0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  122.505   122.797   122.940   123.348     1.8     2.8     2.3     2.8     2.3     2.5 
   Education (2)...........................  186.203   187.168   187.894   189.018     6.3     4.3     5.2     6.2     5.3     5.7 
    Educational books and supplies.........  475.206   477.376   483.813   490.109    12.0     4.2     5.4    13.1     8.0     9.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  524.365   527.111   528.674   531.480     5.8     4.3     5.2     5.5     5.1     5.3 
   Communication (2).......................   87.673    87.712    87.650    87.778    -1.2     1.7     0.3     0.5     0.3     0.4 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.655    85.624    85.524    85.653    -1.3     1.7     0.3     0.0     0.2     0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.048   102.231   102.153   102.587     0.2     1.7     0.7     2.1     1.0     1.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.385    10.271    10.238    10.113    -8.2     1.7    -1.3   -10.1    -3.4    -5.8 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   85.406    84.017    83.278    80.736   -19.5    -6.6   -12.0   -20.1   -13.3   -16.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  394.363   393.500   394.708   398.522     2.6     2.5    36.8     4.3     2.6    19.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  747.906   746.009   752.078   768.005     2.3     5.4   125.2    11.2     3.8    58.3 
   Personal care...........................  202.554   202.156   202.115   202.553     2.8     1.0     2.2     0.0     1.9     1.1 
    Personal care products (1).............  163.911   163.119   162.165   162.767     1.7     7.1     3.1    -2.8     4.4     0.1 
    Personal care services (1).............  228.119   227.829   227.800   227.512     3.3     0.3     3.9    -1.1     1.8     1.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  344.376   344.423   345.423   346.809     3.1    -1.4     1.1     2.9     0.8     2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  167.690   168.137   171.618   171.568    -9.9   -23.7     2.1     9.6   -17.1     5.8 
  Food and beverages.......................  217.672   217.225   217.312   216.821     6.3     1.2    -1.9    -1.6     3.8    -1.7 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  142.044   142.846   147.626   147.760   -17.8   -35.8     4.7    17.1   -27.3    10.7 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  174.600   176.429   186.685   187.184   -31.5   -47.8     5.1    32.1   -40.2    17.8 
    Apparel................................  119.065   119.078   119.963   120.666    -1.6     0.3     1.3     5.5    -0.6     3.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  213.527   215.822   231.872   232.430   -36.8   -57.7     7.8    40.4   -48.3    23.0 
   Durables................................  108.461   108.846   109.361   109.321    -6.2    -4.7    -0.6     3.2    -5.4     1.3 
 Services..................................  253.695   253.765   253.882   254.063     0.9     1.3     0.4     0.6     1.1     0.5 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.802   234.196   234.253   234.008     2.2     2.2     0.8     0.4     2.2     0.6 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   121.084   121.160   121.529   121.765     4.3     1.5     1.2     2.3     2.9     1.7 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  192.851   189.940   188.044   187.619   -13.9    -7.3   -13.6   -10.4   -10.7   -12.0 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  159.211   160.241   160.813   161.801    10.4     3.6     4.6     6.7     7.0     5.6 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.980   152.001   152.658   152.577     3.5    -0.9     1.9    -1.0     1.3     0.4 
  Transportation services..................  249.142   249.130   249.202   250.263     2.6     1.9     3.3     1.8     2.3     2.6 
  Medical care services....................  396.348   397.699   398.660   399.808     3.2     3.5     3.4     3.5     3.3     3.5 
  Other services...........................  289.907   290.444   291.473   292.500     2.6     2.0     1.8     3.6     2.3     2.7 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  205.393   205.809   208.040   208.216    -5.8   -12.5     1.7     5.6    -9.2     3.6 
 All items less shelter....................  196.739   196.980   199.559   199.725    -6.6   -15.6     1.1     6.2   -11.2     3.6 
 All items less medical care...............  200.558   200.797   202.725   202.769    -4.4   -11.2     1.0     4.5    -7.9     2.7 
 Commodities less food.....................  144.560   145.372   150.057   150.211   -17.1   -34.6     4.5    16.6   -26.4    10.4 
 Nondurables less food.....................  177.208   178.973   188.704   189.232   -29.9   -45.4     4.6    30.0   -38.1    16.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  213.033   215.042   229.919   230.427   -34.6   -54.5     6.9    36.9   -45.4    21.0 
 Nondurables...............................  196.298   196.393   202.033   201.960   -15.6   -26.6     1.9    12.0   -21.3     6.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  244.695   244.177   244.247   244.854    -0.2     0.9    -0.6     0.3     0.4    -0.2 
 Services less medical care services.......  243.313   243.221   243.257   243.332     1.1     1.4    -0.1     0.0     1.2     0.0 
 Energy....................................  176.359   177.124   191.437   190.731   -36.3   -67.3    -7.9    36.8   -54.4    12.2 
 All items less energy.....................  212.088   212.301   212.687   212.846     1.9     1.2     2.1     1.4     1.5     1.8 
  All items less food and energy...........  211.378   211.745   212.196   212.505     1.0     1.2     3.0     2.1     1.1     2.6 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  142.367   142.656   143.218   143.589    -2.3    -1.0     5.8     3.5    -1.6     4.6 
    Energy commodities.....................  173.415   177.375   206.474   205.483   -46.6   -85.5    -2.1    97.1   -72.2    38.9 
   Services less energy services...........  260.282   260.701   261.053   261.304     2.5     2.2     1.8     1.6     2.3     1.7 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 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                                          July2009 from--   June2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Apr.      May       June      July                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    July  May   June  June  Apr.  May 
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      207.925   208.774   210.972   210.526  -2.7   0.8  -0.2  -2.0   1.5   1.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      224.252   224.748   226.695   226.714  -2.1   0.9   0.0  -1.4   1.1   0.9 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.214   225.657   227.337   227.550  -1.8   0.8   0.1  -1.2   0.9   0.7 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.951   135.329   136.888   136.626  -2.6   1.0  -0.2  -1.7   1.4   1.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      196.933   197.971   200.487   199.824  -3.0   0.9  -0.3  -2.1   1.8   1.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      197.192   198.271   200.356   199.611  -3.0   0.7  -0.4  -2.0   1.6   1.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      128.968   129.524   131.554   131.096  -2.9   1.2  -0.3  -2.1   2.0   1.6 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      194.651   196.047   198.674   198.455  -3.4   1.2  -0.1  -2.6   2.1   1.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      202.619   203.500   205.968   205.415  -2.8   0.9  -0.3  -2.1   1.7   1.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      205.733   206.271   208.909   208.492  -2.7   1.1  -0.2  -2.2   1.5   1.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      129.309   129.885   131.382   131.063  -2.9   0.9  -0.2  -2.1   1.6   1.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      206.921   208.989   211.721   210.341  -3.0   0.6  -0.7  -2.1   2.3   1.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      211.386   212.263   213.973   213.541  -2.6   0.6  -0.2  -2.1   1.2   0.8 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      213.646   214.734   216.395   215.955  -2.4   0.6  -0.2  -1.9   1.3   0.8 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.103   131.389   132.517   132.314  -3.1   0.7  -0.2  -2.4   1.1   0.9 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      192.861   193.597   195.414   195.096  -2.5   0.8  -0.2  -1.8   1.3   0.9 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      130.361   130.847   132.384   132.069  -2.9   0.9  -0.2  -2.1   1.6   1.2 
   D.........................................    M      202.351   203.883   206.327   205.504  -3.0   0.8  -0.4  -2.3   2.0   1.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      200.607   202.464   203.691   203.554  -3.5   0.5  -0.1  -2.5   1.5   0.6 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      213.405   214.446   216.145   216.128  -3.2   0.8   0.0  -2.8   1.3   0.8 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      229.639   230.307   231.916   232.177  -1.4   0.8   0.1  -0.8   1.0   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   231.420         -   232.535  -3.3   0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   191.297         -   191.494  -3.3   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   200.955         -   203.075  -3.7   1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   138.510         -   140.434  -0.8   1.4     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      197.676         -   202.632         -     -     -     -  -4.4   2.5     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      197.239         -   199.977         -     -     -     -  -1.7   1.4     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      186.970         -   189.979         -     -     -     -  -1.9   1.6     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      217.900         -   219.091         -     -     -     -  -2.1   0.5     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      220.732         -   223.361         -     -     -     -  -2.2   1.2     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      218.587         -   220.996         -     -     -     -  -0.2   1.1     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      220.208         -   221.993         -     -     -     -  -0.7   0.8     - 

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



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

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes         July 2009 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2005-2006                                         
                                                              June      July      July      June  
                                                              2009      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   123.967   123.711      -1.9      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.726   127.803   127.541       1.0      -0.2 
   Food.......................................     13.648   127.830   127.532       0.8      -0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.557   123.446   122.844      -1.0      -0.5 
    Food away from home.......................      6.091   133.493   133.605       3.1       0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077   127.814   128.009       2.9       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.421   129.093   129.087      -0.7       0.0 
   Shelter....................................     32.409   131.803   131.820       0.9       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.004   155.357   155.640     -11.6       0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      5.008    96.175    95.877       0.5      -0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.988    87.711    85.167       0.9      -2.9 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.393   123.434   122.843     -12.0      -0.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.285   124.228   123.365     -12.0      -0.7 
   Public transportation......................      1.108   113.708   116.845     -11.5       2.8 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.085   145.640   145.844       3.0       0.1 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.615   128.716   128.494       3.1      -0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.470   151.876   152.260       3.0       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      5.935   105.407   105.259      -0.1      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.196   109.806   110.001       2.1       0.2 
   Education..................................      2.771   173.982   174.898       5.5       0.5 
   Communication..............................      3.425    74.074    73.998      -0.5      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.257   133.342   133.960       4.3       0.5 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     58.427   134.080   134.299       0.4       0.2 
 Commodities..................................     41.573   111.619   110.811      -5.0      -0.7 
  Durables....................................     11.817    81.254    81.143      -2.0      -0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     29.756   127.352   126.133      -6.2      -1.0 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.561   118.710   118.668       1.1       0.0 
 Energy.......................................      8.790   174.606   171.687     -27.9      -1.7 

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

Last Modified Date: August 14, 2009
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