Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release


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                   Consumer Price Index - July 2011

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.5 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
 items index increased 3.6 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The gasoline index rebounded from previous declines and rose sharply
 in July, accounting for about half of the seasonally adjusted
 increase in the all items index. The food at home index accelerated
 in July and also contributed to the increase, as dairy and fruit
 indexes posted notable increases and five of the six major grocery
 store food groups rose.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased as well,
 though the 0.2 percent increase was slightly smaller than the two
 previous months. The shelter index accelerated in July, and the
 apparel index again increased sharply. In contrast, the index for new
 vehicles was unchanged after a long string of increases. The index
 for household furnishings and operations was flat in July as well,
 and the recreation index declined slightly.
 
 The 12 month change in the all items index remained at 3.6 percent
 for the third month in a row. The change in the index for all items
 less food and energy continued its upward trend, rising to 1.8
 percent in July, with the shelter and apparel indexes contributing
 notably to the acceleration. The energy index has risen 19.0 percent
 over the past year.


 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July   ended 
                              2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011   July  
                                                                         2011  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .4    .5    .5    .4    .2   -.2    .5      3.6
  Food......................    .5    .6    .8    .4    .4    .2    .4      4.2
   Food at home.............    .7    .8   1.1    .5    .5    .2    .6      5.4
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .2    .3    .3    .2    .3    .2      2.6
  Energy....................   2.1   3.4   3.5   2.2  -1.0  -4.4   2.8     19.0
   Energy commodities.......   4.0   4.8   5.5   3.1  -1.9  -6.3   4.3     33.3
    Gasoline (all types)....   3.5   4.7   5.6   3.3  -2.0  -6.8   4.7     33.6
    Fuel oil (1)............   6.8   5.8   6.2   3.2   -.8  -2.2  -1.7     37.2
   Energy services..........   -.6   1.1    .2    .6    .6  -1.1    .4       .9
    Electricity.............   -.5    .4    .7    .2    .8  -1.6    .8      2.0
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -1.2   3.4  -1.4   1.9   -.3    .4  -1.2     -2.8
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .2    .1    .2    .3    .3    .2      1.8
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .2    .1    .4    .5    .5    .3      1.8
    New vehicles............   -.1   1.0    .7    .7   1.1    .6    .0      4.0
    Used cars and trucks....   -.3    .1    .8   1.2   1.1   1.6    .7      5.3
    Apparel.................   1.0   -.9   -.5    .2   1.2   1.4   1.2      3.1
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .5    .7    .5    .5    .0   -.1    .0      3.2
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .2    .2    .1    .2    .1    .2      1.7
    Shelter.................    .1    .1    .1    .1    .2    .2    .3      1.4
    Transportation services     .6    .5    .5    .2    .1   -.3   -.1      2.9
    Medical care services...   -.1    .4    .1    .3    .3    .3    .3      3.2

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.












 Consumer Price Index Data for July 2011
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.4 percent in July after rising 0.2 percent in
 June. The cereals and bakery products index fell 0.1 percent in July;
 the other five major grocery store food groups all increased. The
 dairy and related products index, which rose 0.5 percent in June,
 increased 1.2 percent in July. The fruits and vegetables index also
 rose 1.2 percent as the index for fresh fruits rose 3.7 percent. The
 index for nonalcoholic beverages increased 0.9 percent in July as the
 coffee index continued to rise sharply, while the index for meats,
 poultry, fish, and eggs increased 0.5 percent and the index for other
 food at home advanced 0.3 percent. The index for food away from home
 rose 0.2 percent in July after rising 0.3 percent in June. Over the
 past 12 months, the food index has risen 4.2 percent with the food at
 home index up 5.4 percent. All major grocery store food group indexes
 have risen over the past year; the increases ranged from 3.5 percent
 (other food at home) to 7.9 percent (dairy and related products).
 
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index, which declined in May and June, increased 2.8
 percent in July. The gasoline index, down 6.8 percent in June, rose
 4.7 percent in July.  (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices
 fell 1.5 percent in July.) Over the past 12 months, the gasoline
 index has increased 33.6 percent. The household energy index also
 turned up in July, rising 0.2 percent after a 1.2 percent decline in
 June. The electricity index, which declined in June, rose 0.8 percent
 and more than offset a 1.7 percent decline in the index for fuel oil
 and a 1.2 percent decrease in the natural gas index. The household
 energy index has risen 2.7 percent over the last 12 months, with the
 fuel oil index up 37.2 percent and the electricity index up 2.0
 percent but the index for natural gas down 2.8 percent.


 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in July
 after increasing 0.3 percent in both May and June. The shelter index
 rose 0.3 percent in July, its largest increase since June 2008. The
 indexes for rent and owners' equivalent rent both rose 0.3 percent,
 while the lodging away from home index increased 0.9 percent. The
 index for medical care rose 0.2 percent, with the medical care
 services index rising 0.3 percent while the index for medical care
 commodities was unchanged. The apparel index continued to rise
 sharply, increasing 1.2 percent in July; it has increased 3.9 percent
 over the past three months. The index for used cars and trucks also
 continued to rise, increasing 0.7 percent in July, and the airline
 fare index turned up, rising 0.1 percent after falling in May and
 June. The tobacco index rose as well; its 0.5 percent July increase
 was its largest of the year. However, the index for new vehicles was
 unchanged in July after rising at least 0.6 percent in each of the
 last five months. The indexes for personal care and household
 furnishings and operations were also unchanged in July, while the
 index for recreation fell 0.1 percent.
 
 The 12 month change in the index for all items less food and energy
 reached 1.8 percent in July, continuing its steady rise from the
 October 2010 low point of 0.6 percent. Most of its major component
 indexes have risen more quickly in 2011 than they did in late 2010.
 The 12 month change in the shelter index, which was negative as
 recently as October 2010, reached 1.4 percent in July. The apparel
 index has now increased 3.1 percent over the last 12 months, its
 largest 12 month increase since July 1992.


 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 3.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 225.922
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 4.1 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 222.686 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased
 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 3.5 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.1 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2009 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for August 2011 is scheduled to be released
 on Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).



























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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
 
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
 
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
     
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
     
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.500.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
 
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.



 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
 
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.03 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.06 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.14 and 0.26 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2010".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2010.pdf
     



 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
 
  Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.


 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 


 Regions Defined

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

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



 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.

 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2006 through December 2010 were replaced in January
 2011.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
 December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
 Information technology, hardware and services series were changed
 from independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted
 in an increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
 seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
 aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
 December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
 data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
 every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 If any of the 82 components change their seasonal adjustment status
 from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series
 for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that
 period will not be changed.  Note: 37 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2011.

 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2011, BLS adjusted 29
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.

 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov.  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.




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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to July 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       June       July                      Apr.    May     June 
                                                              2011       2011      July    June     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    May     June    July 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    225.722    225.922     3.6     0.1     0.2    -0.2     0.5 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    676.162    676.762       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    227.451    228.323     4.0     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.4 
   Food.......................................     13.742    227.360    228.316     4.2     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.4 
    Food at home..............................      7.816    225.588    226.891     5.4     0.6     0.5     0.2     0.6 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.090    260.563    260.921     4.3     0.1     1.0     0.6    -0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.813    223.105    224.394     7.4     0.6     1.5    -0.4     0.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .839    212.286    214.781     7.9     1.2     0.8     0.5     1.2 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.152    280.721    282.018     6.0     0.5    -1.3    -0.3     1.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .926    166.197    167.802     4.1     1.0     0.0     0.3     0.9 
     Other food at home.......................      1.996    197.270    198.152     3.5     0.4     0.4     0.5     0.3 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .297    207.672    207.321     3.1    -0.2     0.7     1.2    -0.2 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    218.771    221.325    10.4     1.2     0.4     1.0     0.5 
      Other foods.............................      1.466    209.259    210.202     2.5     0.5     0.4     0.3     0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .432    123.692    124.418     1.9     0.6    -0.3     0.3     0.6 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.926    231.097    231.580     2.6     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .329    162.494    162.971     2.3     0.3     0.2     0.0     0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.051    227.154    226.908     1.5    -0.1     0.4     0.1    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.460    219.553    220.230     1.5     0.3     0.2     0.1     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     31.955    251.422    252.155     1.4     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.925    252.592    253.085     1.6     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .776    145.608    150.095     4.7     3.1     2.9     3.0     0.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     24.905    259.010    259.573     1.2     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.3 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.310    258.996    259.555     1.2     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .349    127.155    127.278     1.1     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.096    225.022    226.643     3.2     0.7     0.4    -0.8     0.2 
    Household energy..........................      4.000    199.122    200.587     2.7     0.7     0.5    -1.2     0.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .309    340.775    336.894    29.0    -1.1    -0.5    -1.8    -1.1 
     Energy services (3)......................      3.691    200.191    202.002     0.9     0.9     0.6    -1.1     0.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.095    178.640    179.820     5.1     0.7     0.3     0.4     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.409    125.048    124.959    -0.2    -0.1     0.2     0.0     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .772    151.730    151.908     0.8     0.1     0.3     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.601    120.578    118.770     3.1    -1.5     1.2     1.4     1.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .882    114.279    113.914     3.9    -0.3     1.5     2.6     1.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.520    106.746    103.349     2.7    -3.2     1.3     1.4     1.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .192    110.011    111.541    -1.2     1.4     0.6     0.6     3.6 
   Footwear...................................       .700    128.054    126.092     0.7    -1.5     1.5     0.4     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.308    216.880    216.164    12.0    -0.3    -0.3    -1.9     1.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.082    212.216    211.432    12.4    -0.4    -0.2    -1.9     1.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.333    101.004    101.442     3.9     0.4     1.0     1.0     0.1 
     New vehicles.............................      3.513    143.054    142.763     4.0    -0.2     1.1     0.6     0.0 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.055    151.776    154.184     5.3     1.6     1.1     1.6     0.7 
    Motor fuel................................      5.079    318.242    313.488    33.6    -1.5    -2.0    -6.6     4.6 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.865    317.543    312.760    33.6    -1.5    -2.0    -6.8     4.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .408    144.618    144.960     5.6     0.2     1.2     0.9     0.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.172    252.529    252.769     2.1     0.1     0.4     0.1     0.1 
   Public transportation......................      1.227    272.297    272.868     6.0     0.2    -0.5    -2.2    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.627    399.552    400.305     3.2     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.633    324.102    324.159     3.2     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
   Medical care services......................      4.994    422.813    423.847     3.2     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.830    335.494    336.150     2.2     0.2     0.0     0.2     0.2 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.703    639.728    641.712     6.2     0.3     0.7     0.5     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.293    113.654    113.492    -0.2    -0.1     0.3    -0.1    -0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.816     98.373     98.672    -0.6     0.3     0.0    -0.5     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.421    130.568    130.859     1.0     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    204.821    206.158     4.0     0.7     0.4     0.3     0.7 
    Educational books and supplies............       .204    524.307    525.981     4.2     0.3     0.5     0.2     0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.903    588.556    592.539     4.0     0.7     0.4     0.3     0.7 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.313     83.367     83.211    -1.8    -0.2    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.138     79.980     79.822    -2.1    -0.2    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.334    101.204    100.961    -1.5    -0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .804      9.038      9.032    -3.9    -0.1    -0.6    -0.4    -0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .228     69.125     68.788    -9.4    -0.5    -0.6    -1.6    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.497    386.171    386.494     0.8     0.1    -0.2     0.3     0.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .906    828.860    833.067     1.7     0.5    -0.2     0.4     0.5 
   Personal care..............................      2.591    208.307    208.174     0.6    -0.1    -0.2     0.3     0.0 
    Personal care products (1)................       .671    160.163    159.763    -1.0    -0.2    -1.2     0.4    -0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .638    230.614    230.454     0.0    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.055    362.435    362.905     2.4     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     40.012    185.266    184.931     6.6    -0.2     0.1    -0.6     0.9 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    227.451    228.323     4.0     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.219    162.032    161.222     8.1    -0.5    -0.1    -1.1     1.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.474    211.621    209.739    12.2    -0.9     0.1    -1.9     1.5 
    Apparel...................................      3.601    120.578    118.770     3.1    -1.5     1.2     1.4     1.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.873    273.195    271.228    15.0    -0.7    -0.5    -2.9     1.5 
   Durables...................................      9.745    113.598    113.778     2.0     0.2     0.6     0.6     0.1 
 Services.....................................     59.988    265.928    266.660     1.7     0.3     0.2     0.1     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.607    261.977    262.747     1.4     0.3     0.2     0.1     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .349    127.155    127.278     1.1     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.1 
  Energy services (3).........................      3.691    200.191    202.002     0.9     0.9     0.6    -1.1     0.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.095    178.640    179.820     5.1     0.7     0.3     0.4     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .772    151.730    151.908     0.8     0.1     0.3     0.0     0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      6.140    268.488    268.642     2.9     0.1     0.1    -0.3    -0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.994    422.813    423.847     3.2     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.3 
  Other services..............................     11.340    313.332    313.703     1.2     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.258    225.485    225.566     3.5     0.0     0.1    -0.3     0.5 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.045    218.239    218.230     4.7     0.0     0.2    -0.4     0.6 
 All items less medical care..................     93.373    217.158    217.336     3.7     0.1     0.2    -0.3     0.5 
 Commodities less food........................     26.270    164.461    163.664     7.8    -0.5    -0.1    -1.1     1.2 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.525    212.660    210.867    11.5    -0.8     0.1    -1.9     1.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.923    267.823    266.018    13.8    -0.7    -0.4    -2.7     1.4 
 Nondurables..................................     30.266    220.611    219.979     8.1    -0.3     0.2    -1.1     0.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.382    291.219    291.961     2.0     0.3     0.3    -0.1     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.994    253.781    254.487     1.5     0.3     0.2     0.0     0.1 
 Energy.......................................      9.079    254.170    252.661    19.0    -0.6    -1.0    -4.4     2.8 
 All items less energy........................     90.921    224.635    225.010     2.1     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.179    224.891    225.164     1.8     0.1     0.3     0.3     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     20.882    145.741    145.486     1.8    -0.2     0.5     0.5     0.3 
    Energy commodities........................      5.388    321.578    316.835    33.3    -1.5    -1.9    -6.3     4.3 
   Services less energy services..............     56.297    272.695    273.327     1.7     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .443     $ .443       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .148     $ .148       -       -       -       -       - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Apr.      May       June      July                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    July    Jan.    July 
                                                                                      2010    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  224.433   224.804   224.304   225.425     2.5     3.9     6.2     1.8     3.2     4.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  226.330   227.137   227.585   228.453     2.3     3.1     6.9     3.8     2.7     5.3 
   Food....................................  226.231   227.024   227.493   228.455     2.4     3.2     7.2     4.0     2.8     5.6 
    Food at home...........................  224.373   225.440   225.818   227.131     2.1     4.5    10.2     5.0     3.3     7.6 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  255.751   258.365   259.833   259.615     2.1     6.1     2.9     6.2     4.1     4.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  221.181   224.390   223.561   224.610     4.9     4.4    14.2     6.3     4.6    10.2 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  209.707   211.327   212.286   214.781     4.7     2.1    15.4    10.0     3.4    12.7 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  286.716   283.011   282.217   285.577     2.1    12.1    12.3    -1.6     7.0     5.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  166.375   166.304   166.866   168.300    -1.3     4.0     9.5     4.7     1.3     7.1 
     Other food at home....................  195.207   196.037   197.027   197.654     0.2     0.9     7.8     5.1     0.6     6.4 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  203.783   205.285   207.672   207.321     3.6    -0.6     2.3     7.1     1.5     4.7 
      Fats and oils........................  216.297   217.141   219.368   220.368     4.7    10.2    19.5     7.7     7.4    13.5 
      Other foods..........................  207.448   208.214   208.810   209.632    -1.2    -0.2     7.1     4.3    -0.7     5.7 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  123.769   123.343   123.692   124.418    -1.2    -2.5     9.7     2.1    -1.8     5.9 
    Food away from home (1)................  230.082   230.501   231.097   231.580     2.8     1.6     3.4     2.6     2.2     3.0 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  162.218   162.483   162.494   162.971     1.8     1.5     4.0     1.9     1.6     2.9 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  226.141   227.134   227.306   226.915     1.3     1.1     2.1     1.4     1.2     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  218.192   218.637   218.770   219.299     0.4     1.1     2.2     2.0     0.8     2.1 
   Shelter.................................  250.278   250.707   251.267   251.947     0.4     1.2     1.2     2.7     0.8     2.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  252.102   252.403   252.683   253.315     0.7     2.3     1.4     1.9     1.5     1.7 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  133.885   137.705   141.840   143.172    -6.9    -4.2     3.0    30.8    -5.6    16.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  258.377   258.623   259.023   259.682     0.6     1.2     1.1     2.0     0.9     1.6 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  258.364   258.610   259.009   259.664     0.6     1.2     1.1     2.0     0.9     1.6 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  126.574   126.780   127.155   127.278     4.0    -2.9     1.2     2.2     0.5     1.7 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  220.834   221.800   219.939   220.447     2.2     1.8    10.1    -0.7     2.0     4.5 
    Household energy.......................  194.539   195.475   193.171   193.621     1.5     0.9    10.9    -1.9     1.2     4.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  348.657   347.002   340.775   336.894    25.6    66.5    51.8   -12.8    44.6    15.0 
     Energy services (3)...................  194.751   195.864   193.669   194.368     0.0    -3.2     7.8    -0.8    -1.6     3.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  178.316   178.806   179.574   179.974     4.5     5.2     6.8     3.8     4.8     5.3 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.661   124.859   124.813   124.870    -1.5    -0.9     0.9     0.7    -1.2     0.8 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  151.338   151.730   151.730   151.908    -1.6     2.8     0.4     1.5     0.6     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.951   120.342   122.037   123.562    -3.0     4.9    -4.9    16.4     0.9     5.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  110.613   112.243   115.111   117.114    -2.7     1.6    -6.3    25.7    -0.6     8.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  105.993   107.363   108.838   110.363    -5.6     7.7    -7.1    17.5     0.9     4.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  110.154   110.858   111.560   115.598   -15.9    -2.1    -4.5    21.3    -9.3     7.6 
   Footwear................................  126.702   128.540   129.051   129.026     1.5    -1.3    -4.5     7.5     0.1     1.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  215.016   214.457   210.317   213.484    12.1    15.4    24.3    -2.8    13.7     9.9 
   Private transportation..................  210.173   209.664   205.663   209.018    12.9    14.9    25.1    -2.2    13.9    10.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   99.051    99.997   100.992   101.140    -0.1    -1.3     8.7     8.7    -0.7     8.7 
     New vehicles..........................  141.092   142.637   143.501   143.549     0.7    -1.6    10.1     7.1    -0.5     8.6 
     Used cars and trucks..................  146.704   148.264   150.707   151.827    -0.4    -0.9     8.7    14.7    -0.7    11.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  317.215   310.990   290.494   303.903    44.6    53.5    70.3   -15.8    49.0    19.8 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  316.333   310.161   289.077   302.520    46.1    53.6    69.8   -16.4    49.8    19.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  141.590   143.328   144.618   144.960     3.1     6.5     3.2     9.9     4.8     6.5 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  251.458   252.376   252.529   252.769     3.7     1.5     1.2     2.1     2.6     1.6 
   Public transportation...................  273.781   272.417   266.349   265.862     1.9    21.7    14.6   -11.1    11.4     0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  397.793   398.739   399.500   400.468     4.0     2.0     4.1     2.7     3.0     3.4 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  324.241   324.399   324.102   324.159     2.5     3.7     6.8    -0.1     3.1     3.3 
   Medical care services...................  420.282   421.544   422.741   424.076     4.5     1.4     3.2     3.7     3.0     3.4 
    Professional services..................  334.196   334.323   335.125   335.831     2.6     1.5     2.7     2.0     2.1     2.3 
    Hospital and related services..........  633.287   637.925   641.042   643.675    10.0     2.7     5.5     6.7     6.3     6.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.183   113.512   113.448   113.332    -1.8    -0.3     0.9     0.5    -1.0     0.7 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.437    98.424    97.922    98.435    -1.3    -3.1     2.2     0.0    -2.2     1.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  131.012   131.168   131.300   131.598    -0.1     0.9     1.4     1.8     0.4     1.6 
   Education (2)...........................  205.707   206.559   207.115   208.477     0.6     6.1     3.9     5.5     3.3     4.7 
    Educational books and supplies.........  523.912   526.573   527.674   528.975     0.2    10.0     2.9     3.9     5.0     3.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  591.314   593.725   595.349   599.439     0.6     5.9     4.0     5.6     3.2     4.8 
   Communication (2).......................   83.576    83.441    83.391    83.235    -0.8    -3.7    -0.9    -1.6    -2.3    -1.2 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   80.201    80.056    80.004    79.846    -0.8    -4.8    -1.0    -1.8    -2.8    -1.4 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.191   101.159   101.204   100.961    -0.1    -4.0    -0.9    -0.9    -2.1    -0.9 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.140     9.084     9.049     9.043    -3.0    -7.0    -1.3    -4.2    -5.0    -2.8 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   71.002    70.586    69.430    69.089    -2.3   -15.6    -8.8   -10.3    -9.2    -9.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  385.600   384.959   386.068   386.568    -0.6     2.4     0.6     1.0     0.9     0.8 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  827.287   825.690   828.860   833.067     1.1     3.2    -0.4     2.8     2.2     1.2 
   Personal care...........................  208.030   207.704   208.232   208.228    -1.2     2.2     0.9     0.4     0.5     0.7 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.418   159.478   160.163   159.763    -3.5     2.4     1.2    -4.0    -0.6    -1.4 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.380   230.505   230.614   230.454    -2.0     1.0     0.8     0.1    -0.5     0.5 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  360.622   361.046   361.765   363.086     1.7     2.2     2.8     2.8     2.0     2.8 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  184.090   184.226   183.042   184.701     5.0     7.6    12.3     1.3     6.3     6.7 
  Food and beverages.......................  226.330   227.137   227.585   228.453     2.3     3.1     6.9     3.8     2.7     5.3 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  160.874   160.735   158.934   160.855     6.6    10.3    15.5     0.0     8.4     7.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  210.177   210.446   206.462   209.517    10.7    20.7    19.9    -1.3    15.6     8.8 
    Apparel................................  118.951   120.342   122.037   123.562    -3.0     4.9    -4.9    16.4     0.9     5.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  272.442   271.195   263.361   267.418    16.5    24.8    29.4    -7.2    20.6     9.6 
   Durables................................  112.128   112.843   113.560   113.697    -1.2    -2.1     5.8     5.7    -1.6     5.8 
 Services..................................  264.561   265.147   265.318   265.897     0.9     1.5     2.3     2.0     1.2     2.2 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  260.645   261.102   261.396   261.882     1.5     1.9     0.3     1.9     1.7     1.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   126.574   126.780   127.155   127.278     4.0    -2.9     1.2     2.2     0.5     1.7 
  Energy services (3)......................  194.751   195.864   193.669   194.368     0.0    -3.2     7.8    -0.8    -1.6     3.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  178.316   178.806   179.574   179.974     4.5     5.2     6.8     3.8     4.8     5.3 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  151.338   151.730   151.730   151.908    -1.6     2.8     0.4     1.5     0.6     1.0 
  Transportation services..................  268.096   268.408   267.700   267.367     2.7     5.0     5.0    -1.1     3.9     1.9 
  Medical care services....................  420.282   421.544   422.741   424.076     4.5     1.4     3.2     3.7     3.0     3.4 
  Other services...........................  312.898   313.707   313.917   314.461    -0.4     1.5     1.7     2.0     0.6     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  224.171   224.475   223.822   224.968     2.5     4.0     6.1     1.4     3.2     3.7 
 All items less shelter....................  216.878   217.230   216.303   217.613     3.5     5.1     8.6     1.4     4.3     4.9 
 All items less medical care...............  215.899   216.244   215.700   216.818     2.4     4.0     6.4     1.7     3.2     4.0 
 Commodities less food.....................  163.303   163.195   161.441   163.305     6.4     9.9    15.0     0.0     8.1     7.2 
 Nondurables less food.....................  211.335   211.633   207.713   210.536    10.2    19.5    18.9    -1.5    14.8     8.2 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  267.120   266.147   259.034   262.591    14.9    22.9    27.3    -6.6    18.8     9.0 
 Nondurables...............................  219.744   220.165   217.801   219.814     6.4    11.8    14.7     0.1     9.1     7.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  289.660   290.391   290.050   290.297     1.5     1.9     3.7     0.9     1.7     2.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  252.413   253.004   252.972   253.218     1.2     2.0     1.7     1.3     1.6     1.5 
 Energy....................................  251.319   248.837   237.889   244.507    22.8    27.7    42.8   -10.4    25.3    13.1 
 All items less energy.....................  223.494   224.157   224.711   225.284     0.7     1.7     2.9     3.2     1.2     3.1 
  All items less food and energy...........  223.745   224.387   224.958   225.463     0.4     1.4     2.1     3.1     0.9     2.6 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  144.423   145.183   145.979   146.370    -0.9     0.4     2.4     5.5    -0.2     3.9 
    Energy commodities.....................  320.989   314.950   295.025   307.662    43.5    54.2    69.3   -15.6    48.8    19.5 
   Services less energy services...........  271.707   272.244   272.638   273.207     0.9     1.8     2.0     2.2     1.4     2.1 

   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                                          July2011 from--   June2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Apr.      May       June      July                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    July  May   June  June  Apr.  May 
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      224.906   225.964   225.722   225.922   3.6   0.0   0.1   3.6   0.4  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      240.267   241.566   241.690   242.282   3.6   0.3   0.2   3.4   0.6   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      241.626   242.976   243.257   243.806   3.4   0.3   0.2   3.2   0.7   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      143.987   144.697   144.525   144.952   4.1   0.2   0.3   3.9   0.4  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      214.535   215.899   215.954   216.099   3.8   0.1   0.1   3.9   0.7   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      214.878   216.376   216.290   216.350   3.7   0.0   0.0   3.8   0.7   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.005   138.827   139.115   139.222   3.8   0.3   0.1   3.9   0.8   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      211.314   212.210   211.717   212.261   4.1   0.0   0.3   3.9   0.2  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      218.820   219.820   219.318   219.682   4.1  -0.1   0.2   3.8   0.2  -0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      219.944   220.982   220.481   220.897   3.9   0.0   0.2   3.5   0.2  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.177   139.833   139.639   139.783   4.2   0.0   0.1   4.1   0.3  -0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      224.716   225.416   223.675   224.681   4.7  -0.3   0.4   3.9  -0.5  -0.8 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      227.837   228.516   228.075   227.805   2.9  -0.3  -0.1   3.1   0.1  -0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      231.808   232.393   232.010   231.666   2.7  -0.3  -0.1   3.0   0.1  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.174   138.598   138.269   138.128   3.3  -0.3  -0.1   3.5   0.1  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      204.963   205.944   205.792   205.928   3.4   0.0   0.1   3.3   0.4  -0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      139.413   140.062   139.935   140.057   3.9   0.0   0.1   3.9   0.4  -0.1 
   D.........................................    M      218.920   219.873   218.862   219.465   4.1  -0.2   0.3   3.7   0.0  -0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      218.762   220.094   220.182   219.277   3.2  -0.4  -0.4   3.8   0.6   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      233.319   233.367   232.328   231.303   2.4  -0.9  -0.4   2.9  -0.4  -0.4 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      246.489   248.073   248.505   249.164   3.3   0.4   0.3   3.2   0.8   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   244.574         -   244.256   3.4  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   212.175         -   211.686   3.8  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   208.794         -   208.602   4.2  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   147.554         -   147.747   4.1   0.1     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      209.215         -   211.074         -     -     -     -   3.1   0.9     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      211.673         -   213.506         -     -     -     -   4.2   0.9     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      201.624         -   201.309         -     -     -     -   3.4  -0.2     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      231.503         -   231.197         -     -     -     -   4.0  -0.1     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      233.143         -   234.463         -     -     -     -   2.8   0.6     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      234.121         -   233.646         -     -     -     -   2.4  -0.2     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      231.314         -   233.250         -     -     -     -   3.2   0.8     - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to July 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       June       July                      Apr.    May     June 
                                                              2011       2011      July    June     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    May     June    July 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    222.522    222.686     4.1     0.1     0.1    -0.3     0.6 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    662.826    663.314       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    226.813    227.701     4.1     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.4 
   Food.......................................     15.315    226.610    227.585     4.3     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.4 
    Food at home..............................      8.906    224.580    225.889     5.5     0.6     0.5     0.1     0.6 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.236    261.297    261.564     4.3     0.1     0.9     0.6    -0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.227    223.250    224.421     7.5     0.5     1.5    -0.4     0.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .917    211.374    213.957     8.2     1.2     0.7     0.4     1.2 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.219    277.853    279.494     6.0     0.6    -1.4    -0.5     1.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.091    165.380    166.890     3.7     0.9    -0.1     0.3     0.8 
     Other food at home.......................      2.217    196.454    197.389     3.5     0.5     0.6     0.5     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .324    206.402    206.103     3.1    -0.1     0.8     1.1    -0.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .258    219.304    221.982    10.6     1.2     0.3     1.3     0.7 
      Other foods.............................      1.635    209.328    210.318     2.5     0.5     0.6     0.2     0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .463    123.911    124.607     2.0     0.6    -0.1     0.2     0.6 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.409    231.112    231.603     2.6     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    163.524    164.167     2.8     0.4     0.1     0.0     0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.086    228.331    227.956     1.4    -0.2     0.4     0.1    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.228    216.263    216.917     1.5     0.3     0.2     0.0     0.3 
   Shelter....................................     29.811    245.112    245.705     1.4     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.396    250.843    251.271     1.5     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .436    147.508    151.939     4.2     3.0     2.7     2.6     0.8 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.672    234.634    235.116     1.2     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     19.942    234.630    235.110     1.2     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    128.242    128.377     1.1     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.633    223.834    225.589     3.1     0.8     0.5    -0.8     0.3 
    Household energy..........................      4.476    197.253    198.857     2.7     0.8     0.5    -1.1     0.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .301    339.095    335.796    27.5    -1.0    -0.4    -1.9    -1.0 
     Energy services (3)......................      4.175    199.650    201.547     1.2     1.0     0.6    -1.0     0.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.157    178.981    180.170     4.9     0.7     0.3     0.4     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.784    121.152    121.185    -0.1     0.0     0.3    -0.1     0.2 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .364    154.581    154.670     0.7     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.668    119.720    117.830     2.9    -1.6     1.2     1.4     1.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .921    114.172    113.565     3.9    -0.5     1.6     2.3     1.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.502    106.263    102.841     3.3    -3.2     1.1     1.4     1.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .280    113.203    114.220    -1.8     0.9     0.8     0.6     3.2 
   Footwear...................................       .750    128.533    126.679     1.1    -1.4     1.6     0.5    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     19.418    218.155    217.466    13.2    -0.3    -0.3    -2.2     1.8 
   Private transportation.....................     18.631    214.837    214.119    13.5    -0.3    -0.3    -2.2     1.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.914    100.485    101.093     4.2     0.6     1.0     1.1     0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      3.320    143.995    143.687     3.8    -0.2     1.1     0.5     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      3.003    152.759    155.201     5.4     1.6     1.1     1.7     0.8 
    Motor fuel................................      6.470    319.323    314.806    33.7    -1.4    -2.0    -6.7     4.7 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      6.193    318.779    314.232    33.7    -1.4    -2.0    -6.9     4.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .479    144.458    144.840     5.6     0.3     1.2     0.8     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.184    255.133    255.509     2.1     0.1     0.4     0.0     0.1 
   Public transportation......................       .787    268.615    269.003     6.1     0.1    -0.3    -2.1    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    401.398    402.160     3.3     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.3 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.318    315.710    315.957     3.3     0.1     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.038    426.498    427.464     3.3     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.220    339.198    339.756     2.3     0.2     0.0     0.2     0.2 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.414    642.513    644.693     6.4     0.3     0.8     0.5     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.862    110.216    110.134     0.1    -0.1     0.3    -0.1     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.959     99.005     99.417    -0.2     0.4     0.0    -0.5     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.118    124.906    124.994     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      2.380    202.119    203.181     3.9     0.5     0.5     0.2     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .199    529.103    529.929     4.6     0.2     0.5     0.2     0.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.181    567.816    570.995     3.8     0.6     0.5     0.2     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.738     85.819     85.628    -2.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.0    -0.2 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.605     83.474     83.282    -2.2    -0.2    -0.2     0.0    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.823    100.657    100.366    -1.8    -0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.3 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .782      9.575      9.573    -3.9     0.0    -0.6    -0.3     0.0 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .208     68.426     68.230   -10.1    -0.3    -0.6    -1.5    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.950    415.514    416.166     1.1     0.2    -0.2     0.3     0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.450    833.452    837.692     1.6     0.5    -0.2     0.4     0.5 
   Personal care..............................      2.500    206.165    206.069     0.7     0.0    -0.2     0.3     0.0 
    Personal care products (1)................       .717    160.780    160.567    -0.5    -0.1    -1.2     0.4    -0.1 
    Personal care services (1)................       .572    230.814    230.579    -0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.027    364.113    364.597     2.5     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.898    189.779    189.508     7.3    -0.1     0.0    -0.8     1.1 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    226.813    227.701     4.1     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.497    168.922    168.166     9.3    -0.4    -0.2    -1.4     1.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     17.244    223.944    221.945    13.5    -0.9     0.0    -2.1     1.4 
    Apparel...................................      3.668    119.720    117.830     2.9    -1.6     1.2     1.4     1.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     13.576    293.390    291.265    16.5    -0.7    -0.5    -3.2     1.8 
   Durables...................................     10.253    115.461    115.866     2.5     0.4     0.8     0.7     0.2 
 Services.....................................     56.102    261.122    261.777     1.6     0.3     0.2     0.0     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.504    236.207    236.781     1.4     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    128.242    128.377     1.1     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.1 
  Energy services (3).........................      4.175    199.650    201.547     1.2     1.0     0.6    -1.0     0.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.157    178.981    180.170     4.9     0.7     0.3     0.4     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .364    154.581    154.670     0.7     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      5.994    268.122    268.170     2.9     0.0     0.2    -0.1    -0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.038    426.498    427.464     3.3     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.563    298.819    299.077     0.9     0.1     0.2     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.685    221.604    221.625     4.1     0.0     0.1    -0.4     0.6 
 All items less shelter.......................     70.189    216.673    216.683     5.3     0.0     0.1    -0.6     0.7 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    215.216    215.361     4.2     0.1     0.1    -0.4     0.6 
 Commodities less food........................     28.583    171.059    170.311     9.0    -0.4    -0.1    -1.3     1.4 
 Nondurables less food........................     18.329    224.451    222.537    12.8    -0.9     0.0    -2.0     1.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.662    286.570    284.603    15.3    -0.7    -0.4    -3.0     1.6 
 Nondurables..................................     33.644    226.570    225.916     8.9    -0.3     0.2    -1.3     1.0 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.598    257.266    257.932     1.9     0.3     0.3    -0.1     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.065    249.607    250.237     1.5     0.3     0.2     0.0     0.1 
 Energy.......................................     10.946    256.663    255.169    20.0    -0.6    -1.1    -4.6     3.0 
 All items less energy........................     89.054    219.383    219.748     2.2     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     73.739    218.306    218.548     1.8     0.1     0.3     0.3     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.812    148.321    148.206     2.1    -0.1     0.6     0.6     0.3 
    Energy commodities........................      6.771    321.775    317.281    33.5    -1.4    -1.9    -6.5     4.5 
   Services less energy services..............     51.927    267.791    268.303     1.7     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .449     $ .449       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .151     $ .151       -       -       -       -       - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Apr.      May       June      July                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    July    Jan.    July 
                                                                                      2010    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  221.212   221.529   220.768   222.077     3.0     4.4     7.3     1.6     3.7     4.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  225.708   226.540   226.929   227.802     2.3     3.2     7.1     3.8     2.7     5.4 
   Food....................................  225.485   226.319   226.723   227.692     2.4     3.4     7.4     4.0     2.9     5.7 
    Food at home...........................  223.322   224.492   224.769   226.069     1.9     4.7    10.4     5.0     3.3     7.7 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  256.620   259.020   260.567   260.242     2.3     6.1     3.3     5.8     4.2     4.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  221.143   224.521   223.720   224.657     4.9     4.3    14.6     6.5     4.6    10.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  208.951   210.488   211.374   213.957     4.3     2.6    16.4     9.9     3.5    13.1 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  284.305   280.367   278.965   282.395     2.2    12.6    12.8    -2.7     7.2     4.8 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  165.778   165.582   166.036   167.414    -2.1     4.2     9.3     4.0     1.0     6.6 
     Other food at home....................  194.133   195.230   196.198   196.955    -0.2     1.3     7.2     5.9     0.6     6.6 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  202.613   204.161   206.402   206.103     3.3     0.7     1.6     7.1     2.0     4.3 
      Fats and oils........................  216.271   216.992   219.872   221.486     3.9    10.4    18.8    10.0     7.1    14.3 
      Other foods..........................  207.193   208.363   208.866   209.767    -1.4     0.1     6.5     5.1    -0.7     5.8 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  123.797   123.673   123.911   124.607    -1.3    -2.1     9.0     2.6    -1.7     5.8 
    Food away from home (1)................  230.174   230.521   231.112   231.603     3.1     1.5     3.4     2.5     2.3     2.9 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  163.275   163.498   163.524   164.167     3.2     1.6     4.1     2.2     2.4     3.2 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  227.525   228.327   228.503   227.990     1.2     0.6     3.1     0.8     0.9     2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  214.943   215.372   215.369   215.909     0.5     1.3     2.3     1.8     0.9     2.1 
   Shelter.................................  244.287   244.622   245.029   245.635     0.5     1.5     1.3     2.2     1.0     1.7 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  250.444   250.687   250.938   251.517     0.5     2.5     1.4     1.7     1.5     1.6 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  136.073   139.738   143.333   144.542    -8.0    -4.8     5.8    27.3    -6.4    16.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  234.102   234.326   234.643   235.213     0.6     1.2     1.1     1.9     0.9     1.5 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  234.097   234.320   234.639   235.206     0.6     1.2     1.1     1.9     0.9     1.5 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  127.654   127.859   128.242   128.377     3.8    -1.4    -0.1     2.3     1.2     1.1 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  219.052   220.111   218.367   219.074     1.8     1.9     9.1     0.0     1.8     4.5 
    Household energy.......................  192.083   193.096   190.982   191.649     1.2     1.1     9.7    -0.9     1.2     4.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  347.371   345.830   339.095   335.796    25.3    64.3    47.2   -12.7    43.5    13.4 
     Energy services (3)...................  193.645   194.818   192.818   193.693    -0.2    -2.3     7.3     0.1    -1.2     3.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  178.669   179.223   179.953   180.357     4.3     5.0     6.7     3.8     4.6     5.2 
   Household furnishings and operations....  120.697   121.006   120.881   121.083    -1.6    -0.7     0.7     1.3    -1.1     1.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  153.923   154.378   154.581   154.670    -2.3     2.3     0.9     2.0    -0.1     1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.059   119.528   121.203   122.700    -3.5     3.8    -4.0    16.7     0.1     5.8 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  110.770   112.512   115.078   116.888    -3.2     4.0    -6.7    24.0     0.4     7.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  105.750   106.951   108.462   109.948    -3.6     6.0    -4.8    16.8     1.1     5.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  112.979   113.863   114.525   118.190   -16.9    -1.4    -5.1    19.8    -9.5     6.6 
   Footwear................................  126.695   128.720   129.412   129.250    -0.5    -0.9    -2.2     8.3    -0.7     2.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  216.214   215.500   210.835   214.617    13.7    16.6    26.9    -2.9    15.1    11.0 
   Private transportation..................  212.808   212.103   207.502   211.387    14.2    16.5    27.5    -2.6    15.3    11.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   98.310    99.292   100.337   100.613    -0.1    -1.2     9.0     9.7    -0.7     9.3 
     New vehicles..........................  142.121   143.630   144.411   144.489     0.4    -1.7    10.3     6.8    -0.7     8.5 
     Used cars and trucks..................  147.635   149.198   151.670   152.817    -0.2    -0.9     8.7    14.8    -0.5    11.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  318.736   312.340   291.497   305.332    44.6    53.7    70.8   -15.8    49.1    19.9 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  318.025   311.697   290.345   304.500    45.2    53.9    70.3   -16.0    49.5    19.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  141.505   143.257   144.458   144.840     2.8     6.3     3.5     9.8     4.5     6.6 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  253.990   255.042   255.133   255.509     3.9     1.2     1.1     2.4     2.5     1.7 
   Public transportation...................  269.886   269.065   263.506   263.228     2.1    19.4    14.7    -9.5    10.4     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  399.544   400.682   401.374   402.449     4.0     2.2     4.1     2.9     3.1     3.5 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  315.798   316.099   315.710   315.957     2.3     3.9     7.0     0.2     3.1     3.6 
   Medical care services...................  423.843   425.316   426.464   427.870     4.5     1.7     3.1     3.9     3.1     3.5 
    Professional services..................  337.866   337.966   338.809   339.447     2.6     2.1     2.5     1.9     2.3     2.2 
    Hospital and related services..........  635.892   641.005   644.001   647.029     9.9     3.3     5.6     7.2     6.5     6.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  109.747   110.076   110.001   109.989    -1.5    -0.6     1.5     0.9    -1.1     1.2 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.080    99.080    98.575    99.198    -0.9    -2.8     2.3     0.5    -1.8     1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.225   125.340   125.440   125.517    -0.1    -0.6     0.9     0.9    -0.4     0.9 
   Education (2)...........................  202.814   203.768   204.259   205.277     1.1     5.9     3.7     4.9     3.5     4.3 
    Educational books and supplies.........  528.629   531.355   532.591   532.994     0.7    11.3     3.3     3.3     5.8     3.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  569.997   572.656   574.039   577.124     1.2     5.4     3.7     5.1     3.3     4.4 
   Communication (2).......................   85.989    85.857    85.836    85.644    -0.9    -4.5    -0.9    -1.6    -2.7    -1.3 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   83.651    83.513    83.492    83.298    -0.9    -5.3    -1.0    -1.7    -3.1    -1.3 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  100.643   100.610   100.657   100.366    -0.2    -4.8    -0.9    -1.1    -2.5    -1.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.674     9.612     9.584     9.582    -3.4    -6.9    -1.2    -3.8    -5.2    -2.5 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   70.196    69.761    68.685    68.476    -3.9   -16.2   -10.5    -9.4   -10.3   -10.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  414.900   414.012   415.446   416.213    -0.2     2.9     0.4     1.3     1.3     0.8 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  832.003   830.137   833.452   837.692     1.1     3.2    -0.4     2.8     2.1     1.2 
   Personal care...........................  205.891   205.463   206.112   206.107    -1.0     2.7     0.8     0.4     0.8     0.6 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.088   160.083   160.780   160.567    -3.0     3.3     1.6    -3.7     0.1    -1.1 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.597   230.709   230.814   230.579    -2.0     0.9     0.8     0.0    -0.5     0.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  362.235   363.012   363.440   364.641     2.1     3.1     2.2     2.7     2.6     2.4 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  188.512   188.580   187.064   189.046     5.8     8.5    13.9     1.1     7.1     7.3 
  Food and beverages.......................  225.708   226.540   226.929   227.802     2.3     3.2     7.1     3.8     2.7     5.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  167.620   167.363   165.079   167.478     7.9    11.7    17.9    -0.3     9.8     8.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  222.388   222.447   217.845   220.896    13.5    22.7    22.7    -2.7    18.0     9.3 
    Apparel................................  118.059   119.528   121.203   122.700    -3.5     3.8    -4.0    16.7     0.1     5.8 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  292.312   290.849   281.604   286.641    19.7    26.5    31.3    -7.5    23.1    10.2 
   Durables................................  113.705   114.560   115.400   115.677    -1.4    -2.1     6.8     7.1    -1.7     7.0 
 Services..................................  259.786   260.366   260.433   260.993     0.9     1.3     2.4     1.9     1.1     2.1 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  235.375   235.649   235.908   236.372     1.1     1.9     0.7     1.7     1.5     1.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   127.654   127.859   128.242   128.377     3.8    -1.4    -0.1     2.3     1.2     1.1 
  Energy services (3)......................  193.645   194.818   192.818   193.693    -0.2    -2.3     7.3     0.1    -1.2     3.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  178.669   179.223   179.953   180.357     4.3     5.0     6.7     3.8     4.6     5.2 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  153.923   154.378   154.581   154.670    -2.3     2.3     0.9     2.0    -0.1     1.4 
  Transportation services..................  267.612   268.275   267.896   267.720     3.1     3.5     4.8     0.2     3.3     2.5 
  Medical care services....................  423.843   425.316   426.464   427.870     4.5     1.7     3.1     3.9     3.1     3.5 
  Other services...........................  298.388   299.096   299.140   299.585    -0.2     0.6     1.5     1.6     0.2     1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  220.262   220.488   219.523   220.891     3.1     4.6     7.3     1.1     3.9     4.2 
 All items less shelter....................  215.173   215.486   214.295   215.872     4.1     5.7     9.9     1.3     4.9     5.5 
 All items less medical care...............  213.934   214.223   213.426   214.730     3.0     4.5     7.5     1.5     3.7     4.5 
 Commodities less food.....................  169.766   169.536   167.311   169.640     7.7    11.3    17.4    -0.3     9.5     8.2 
 Nondurables less food.....................  223.009   223.118   218.640   221.553    12.4    21.5    21.6    -2.6    16.9     8.8 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  285.598   284.399   275.970   280.419    17.8    24.9    29.3    -7.1    21.3     9.6 
 Nondurables...............................  225.644   226.125   223.294   225.476     7.3    13.0    16.2    -0.3    10.1     7.6 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  255.550   256.332   255.986   256.220     1.5     1.4     3.6     1.1     1.5     2.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  248.319   248.874   248.840   249.178     1.0     1.6     2.0     1.4     1.3     1.7 
 Energy....................................  253.853   251.126   239.606   246.895    24.0    29.7    44.3   -10.5    26.8    13.6 
 All items less energy.....................  218.248   218.935   219.475   220.065     0.8     1.6     3.1     3.4     1.2     3.2 
  All items less food and energy...........  217.167   217.826   218.395   218.908     0.4     1.3     2.2     3.2     0.8     2.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  146.774   147.607   148.509   148.996    -0.9     0.4     2.7     6.2    -0.3     4.5 
    Energy commodities.....................  321.527   315.284   294.876   308.122    43.7    54.2    69.7   -15.7    48.9    19.6 
   Services less energy services...........  266.988   267.500   267.802   268.327     1.0     1.6     2.0     2.0     1.3     2.0 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-W                      Pricing                                          July2011 from--   June2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Apr.      May       June      July                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    July  May   June  June  Apr.  May 
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      221.743   222.954   222.522   222.686   4.1  -0.1   0.1   4.1   0.4  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      238.756   240.209   240.158   240.707   4.0   0.2   0.2   3.8   0.6   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      238.390   239.852   239.972   240.475   3.8   0.3   0.2   3.6   0.7   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      145.520   146.390   146.144   146.536   4.5   0.1   0.3   4.2   0.4  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      210.991   212.572   212.556   212.718   4.3   0.1   0.1   4.4   0.7   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      210.508   212.272   212.147   212.211   4.4   0.0   0.0   4.5   0.8  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.552   139.532   139.738   139.835   4.2   0.2   0.1   4.4   0.9   0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      209.987   211.052   210.516   211.120   4.5   0.0   0.3   4.4   0.3  -0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      217.234   218.437   217.722   218.087   4.6  -0.2   0.2   4.4   0.2  -0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      218.615   219.971   219.263   219.543   4.3  -0.2   0.1   3.9   0.3  -0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.962   139.744   139.407   139.584   4.8  -0.1   0.1   4.6   0.3  -0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      225.869   226.539   224.807   225.923   5.2  -0.3   0.5   4.4  -0.5  -0.8 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      223.268   223.944   223.237   222.815   3.2  -0.5  -0.2   3.5   0.0  -0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.833   226.399   225.670   225.152   3.0  -0.6  -0.2   3.4  -0.1  -0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.362   138.816   138.392   138.151   3.5  -0.5  -0.2   3.7   0.0  -0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      204.607   205.758   205.415   205.474   3.8  -0.1   0.0   3.8   0.4  -0.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      139.645   140.412   140.179   140.288   4.4  -0.1   0.1   4.3   0.4  -0.2 
   D.........................................    M      218.220   219.159   218.067   218.791   4.6  -0.2   0.3   4.2  -0.1  -0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      213.633   215.358   215.325   214.437   3.9  -0.4  -0.4   4.6   0.8   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      227.051   226.842   225.461   224.277   2.7  -1.1  -0.5   3.3  -0.7  -0.6 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      242.697   244.316   244.601   245.265   3.8   0.4   0.3   3.7   0.8   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   246.825         -   245.949   3.9  -0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   204.105         -   203.660   4.2  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   214.038         -   213.480   4.9  -0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   148.638         -   148.294   4.5  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      208.356         -   210.598         -     -     -     -   3.2   1.1     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      208.217         -   210.354         -     -     -     -   4.8   1.0     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      200.997         -   200.444         -     -     -     -   4.0  -0.3     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      229.675         -   229.353         -     -     -     -   4.1  -0.1     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      233.441         -   234.965         -     -     -     -   3.0   0.7     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      231.600         -   230.605         -     -     -     -   2.9  -0.4     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      228.313         -   230.072         -     -     -     -   3.7   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 2011 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              June      July      July      June  
                                                              2011      2011      2010      2011  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items (1)................................    100.000  R129.841   129.930       3.5       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   132.333   132.832       4.1       0.4 
   Food.......................................     13.493   132.514   133.064       4.3       0.4 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   128.341   129.069       5.3       0.6 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   138.213   138.500       2.9       0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   130.679   130.514       1.3      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing (2).................................     42.074  R129.990   130.366       1.3       0.3 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   132.740   133.109       1.4       0.3 
   Fuels and utilities (3)....................      5.231  R164.596   165.819       2.8       0.7 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.656    92.533      -0.6      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    90.190    88.719       2.6      -1.6 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   145.972   145.528      12.2      -0.3 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   146.973   146.471      12.6      -0.3 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   133.254   133.536       6.0       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   154.508   154.776       3.0       0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   136.490   136.465       3.0       0.0 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   161.116   161.498       3.0       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   102.654   102.413      -1.0      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   112.491   112.666       0.5       0.2 
   Education..................................      2.804   188.948   190.158       3.9       0.6 
   Communication..............................      3.484    71.347    71.181      -2.2      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   142.216   142.265       1.9       0.0 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services (4).................................     59.383  R137.848   138.211       1.6       0.3 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   120.282   120.021       6.3      -0.2 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.957    81.997       1.1       0.0 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   140.337   139.905       8.1      -0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   121.726   121.821       1.6       0.1 
 Energy (5)...................................      9.606  R215.138   214.070      18.7      -0.5 

   1 Revised indexes: May 2011=129.943, Apr. 2011=129.408.
   2 Revised indexes: May 2011=129.406, Apr. 2011=129.071.
   3 Revised indexes: May 2011=161.135, Apr. 2011=159.248.
   4 Revised indexes: May 2011=137.336, Apr. 2011=137.017.
   5 Revised indexes: May 2011=219.671, Apr. 2011=214.257.
   R Revised.
 Indexes for 2011 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2010 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: August 18, 2011
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