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Consumer Price Index News Release




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                  Consumer Price Index - August 2010

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.3 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today. (Before seasonal adjustment, the
 all items index increased 0.1 percent for the month.)  Over the last
 12 months, the all items index increased 1.1 percent before seasonal
 adjustment.
 
 The energy index rose in August and, as in July, was the primary
 factor in the seasonally adjusted all items increase. All major
 energy components posted increases, with the gasoline index being the
 main factor. The food index, which declined in July, rose in August.
 The food at home index was unchanged while the index for food away
 from home increased.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in August
 after increasing in each of the previous three months. This pattern
 mirrors the shelter index, which also was unchanged in August after
 rising in recent months. Posting increases in August were the indexes
 for medical care, used cars, and new vehicles, while the indexes for
 recreation and apparel declined.
 
 Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy
 rose 0.9 percent, though the shelter component posted a 0.7 percent
 decline. The food index increased at a similar rate, rising 1.0
 percent, with grocery store food prices up 0.8 percent. The energy
 index posted a somewhat larger increase, rising 3.8 percent with
 gasoline up 4.4 percent.
 
 
 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.
                              Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.   ended 
                              2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010   Aug.  
                                                                         2010  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .0    .1   -.1   -.2   -.1    .3    .3      1.1
  Food......................    .1    .2    .2    .0    .0   -.1    .2      1.0
   Food at home.............    .1    .5    .2    .0   -.1   -.1    .0       .8
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .0    .1    .1    .1    .0    .3      1.2
  Energy....................   -.5    .0  -1.4  -2.9  -2.9   2.6   2.3      3.8
   Energy commodities.......  -1.3  -1.0  -2.1  -4.8  -4.1   4.0   3.8      5.1
    Gasoline (all types)....  -1.4   -.8  -2.4  -5.2  -4.5   4.6   3.9      4.4
    Fuel oil (1)............  -2.4    .7   2.3  -1.4  -3.2  -1.6    .9     10.6
   Energy services..........    .5   1.4   -.5   -.5  -1.6    .8    .4      2.1
    Electricity.............   -.5   2.1    .7   -.4  -2.2    .5    .2      1.6
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   3.9   -.7  -4.4  -1.0    .6   1.7   1.1      3.8
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .0    .0    .1    .2    .1    .0       .9
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.1   -.1   -.3    .1    .2    .2    .1      1.3
    New vehicles............    .1    .1    .0    .1    .1    .1    .3      2.3
    Used cars and trucks....    .7    .5    .2    .6    .9    .8    .7     15.5
    Apparel.................   -.7   -.4   -.7    .2    .8    .6   -.1      -.4
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .8    .4    .2    .1    .0   -.2    .2      3.0
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .1    .2    .1    .1    .1    .0       .7
    Shelter.................    .0   -.1    .0    .1    .1    .1    .0      -.7
    Transportation services     .4    .4    .4    .4    .0    .0    .1      3.5
    Medical care services...    .4    .3    .3    .0    .4    .0    .2      3.2

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.

 
 
 Consumer Price Index Data for August 2010
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.2 percent in August after falling 0.1 percent
 in July. The index for food away from home, which was unchanged in
 July, increased 0.3 percent in August. The index for food at home was
 unchanged in August after declining each of the two previous months.
 The six major grocery store food groups were evenly split between
 increases and decreases. The fruits and vegetables index rose 0.4
 percent in August after a series of recent declines, and the indexes
 for cereals and bakery products and for other food at home also
 posted slight increases. In contrast, the index for meats, poultry,
 fish, and eggs fell 0.3 percent, ending a string of seven consecutive
 increases, and the indexes for dairy and related products and for
 nonalcoholic beverages both fell slightly.
 
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose 2.3 percent in August following a 2.6 percent
 increase in July. The gasoline index rose for the second month in a
 row after five straight declines, increasing 3.9 percent in August
 after a 4.6 percent increase in July. (Before seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices rose 0.4 percent in August and have risen 3.5 percent
 over the last six months.) The household energy index, which rose 0.6
 percent in July, rose 0.5 percent in August as all of its components
 posted increases. The fuel oil index rose 0.9 percent in August after
 declining in July. The index for electricity edged up 0.2 percent in
 August after a 0.5 percent increase in July. The index for natural
 gas rose for the third month in a row, increasing 1.1 percent.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in August
 after rising 0.1 percent in July. The shelter index, which rose 0.1
 percent in each of the previous three months, was unchanged in
 August, as was the index for household furnishings and operations.
 Within the shelter component, the index for rent declined 0.1
 percent, its first decline since November of last year. The index for
 owners' equivalent rent was unchanged and the lodging away from home
 index fell 1.3 percent. The index for medical care rose 0.2 percent
 following a 0.1 percent decline in July, with both the medical care
 commodities index and the medical care services index rising 0.2
 percent. The index for hospital services rose 0.5 percent in August
 after a 0.5 percent decline in July. The index for used cars and
 trucks continued to increase, rising 0.7 percent in August, and the
 index for new vehicles rose 0.3 percent. In contrast to these
 increases, the recreation index continued to decline, falling 0.2
 percent after a 0.1 percent decrease in July. The apparel index
 turned down in August, falling 0.1 percent after rising in each of
 the three previous months.
 
 The 12-month change in the index for all items less food and energy
 has held steady at 0.9 percent for five months in a row. Indexes that
 contributed to the increase include used cars and trucks (up 15.5
 percent), medical care (up 3.2 percent), new vehicles (up 2.3
 percent), airline fares (up 8.7 percent), and tobacco (up 7.7
 percent). Partially offsetting these increases were declines in the
 indexes for shelter (down 0.7 percent), household furnishings and
 operations (down 2.6 percent), recreation (down 1.1 percent), and
 apparel (down 0.4 percent).
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.1 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 218.312
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.4 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 214.205 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1
 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 0.9 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index rose 0.1 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please
 note that the indexes for the post-2008 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for September 2010 is scheduled to be
 released on Friday, October 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 25,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2009".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2009.pdf
      
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
  Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Regions Defined
 
 The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed
 below.
 
 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2005 through December 2009 were replaced in January
 2010.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is
 derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based
 upon certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components
 change their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to
 not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in
 the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the
 seasonally adjusted indexes will be used before that period.  Note:
 46 of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2010.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2010, BLS adjusted 30
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.
 
 



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Aug. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       July       Aug.                      May     June    July 
                                                              2010       2010      Aug.    July     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    June    July    Aug. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    218.011    218.312     1.1     0.1    -0.1     0.3     0.3 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    653.066    653.966       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.539    219.877     1.0     0.2     0.0     0.0     0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.738    219.121    219.491     1.0     0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.801    215.256    215.382     0.8     0.1    -0.1    -0.1     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.108    250.172    249.736    -1.0    -0.2    -0.6    -0.3     0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.745    208.989    208.854     2.9    -0.1     1.0     0.3    -0.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .820    198.991    198.712     3.3    -0.1     0.1     0.5    -0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.153    265.967    265.914    -0.5     0.0    -1.3    -1.9     0.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .952    161.121    161.764    -0.7     0.4    -0.2     0.6    -0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.023    191.529    192.026     0.4     0.3    -0.3     0.2     0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .295    201.180    200.335     2.5    -0.4    -1.2     0.6    -0.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    200.506    201.764     0.6     0.6     0.0     0.0     0.7 
      Other foods.............................      1.496    205.166    205.857    -0.1     0.3    -0.2     0.1     0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .439    122.052    121.787    -0.1    -0.2     0.8     0.4    -0.2 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.937    225.710    226.422     1.2     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    159.338    159.517     1.8     0.1     0.5     0.0     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.056    223.639    223.536     1.2     0.0     0.1     0.5     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.960    217.076    216.976    -0.4     0.0    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     32.289    248.677    248.595    -0.7     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.966    249.126    249.024     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .769    143.358    139.999     1.9    -2.3     1.3     0.2    -1.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     25.206    256.395    256.509    -0.3     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.593    256.387    256.503    -0.3     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .347    125.865    126.463     3.8     0.5     0.2     0.5     0.5 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.081    219.614    219.602     3.3     0.0    -1.2     0.6     0.4 
    Household energy..........................      4.028    195.268    194.865     2.7    -0.2    -1.6     0.6     0.5 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .276    261.257    263.196    10.8     0.7    -2.6    -1.6     0.7 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.752    200.177    199.632     2.1    -0.3    -1.6     0.8     0.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.052    171.156    172.491     5.7     0.8     0.2     0.4     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.590    125.239    125.005    -2.6    -0.2    -0.4    -0.1     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.747    150.630     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.1    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.695    115.248    116.667    -0.4     1.2     0.8     0.6    -0.1 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .903    109.670    110.229    -0.5     0.5     2.3    -0.2    -0.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.580    100.659    102.702    -1.2     2.0     0.2     1.4    -0.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .196    112.882    113.245    -0.4     0.3     0.8     2.2    -1.3 
   Footwear...................................       .721    125.212    125.656     0.3     0.4     0.6     0.2    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.685    193.038    193.454     4.9     0.2    -1.0     1.3     1.2 
   Private transportation.....................     15.497    188.028    188.616     4.8     0.3    -1.0     1.4     1.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.386     97.620     97.891     5.1     0.3     0.3     0.3     0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      3.573    137.323    137.119     2.3    -0.1     0.1     0.1     0.3 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.012    146.379    147.909    15.5     1.0     0.9     0.8     0.7 
    Motor fuel................................      4.525    234.642    235.690     4.7     0.4    -4.1     4.4     3.9 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.337    234.091    235.110     4.4     0.4    -4.5     4.6     3.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .401    137.236    137.646     3.1     0.3     0.4     0.4     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.167    247.536    248.390     2.0     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.3 
   Public transportation......................      1.187    257.337    254.717     6.6    -1.0    -0.5    -0.8    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.513    387.898    388.467     3.2     0.1     0.3    -0.1     0.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.611    314.113    314.881     3.0     0.2     0.0    -0.2     0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.902    410.710    411.182     3.2     0.1     0.4     0.0     0.2 
    Professional services.....................      2.796    328.899    329.318     2.8     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.2 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.619    604.291    605.859     6.3     0.3     0.6    -0.4     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.437    113.689    113.521    -1.1    -0.1     0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.894     99.244     98.852    -2.6    -0.4     0.4    -0.4    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.434    129.586    130.599     1.9     0.8     0.1     0.2     0.0 
   Education (2)..............................      3.035    198.206    201.476     4.3     1.6     0.4     0.4     0.0 
    Educational books and supplies............       .200    504.856    504.635     3.0     0.0     0.8    -0.2    -1.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.835    569.750    579.833     4.4     1.8     0.4     0.4     0.1 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.399     84.703     84.699    -0.3     0.0    -0.2     0.1     0.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.225     81.535     81.532    -0.4     0.0    -0.2     0.1     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.392    102.471    102.534    -0.1     0.1    -0.1     0.2     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .833      9.399      9.381    -1.2    -0.2    -0.5    -0.2    -0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .246     75.912     75.798    -3.5    -0.2    -0.4     0.4     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.483    383.247    383.685     2.9     0.1     0.4     0.7     0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .871    819.214    822.662     7.7     0.4     1.0     1.6     0.4 
   Personal care..............................      2.612    207.025    207.042     1.3     0.0     0.2     0.4     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .688    161.372    161.337    -0.7     0.0    -0.2     0.8     0.0 
    Personal care services (1)................       .642    230.519    230.354     1.2    -0.1     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.048    354.533    355.429     3.0     0.3     0.1     0.5     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.816    173.503    173.925     1.7     0.2    -0.4     0.5     0.5 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.539    219.877     1.0     0.2     0.0     0.0     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.021    149.116    149.558     2.1     0.3    -0.6     0.9     0.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.044    187.006    187.890     1.9     0.5    -0.8     1.3     1.4 
    Apparel...................................      3.695    115.248    116.667    -0.4     1.2     0.8     0.6    -0.1 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.349    235.935    236.498     2.6     0.2    -1.7     1.9     2.0 
   Durables...................................      9.978    111.555    111.587     2.3     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.4 
 Services.....................................     60.184    262.241    262.421     0.8     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.942    259.115    259.015    -0.7     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .347    125.865    126.463     3.8     0.5     0.2     0.5     0.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.752    200.177    199.632     2.1    -0.3    -1.6     0.8     0.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.052    171.156    172.491     5.7     0.8     0.2     0.4     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.747    150.630     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.1    -0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      6.060    261.054    260.944     3.5     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.902    410.710    411.182     3.2     0.1     0.4     0.0     0.2 
  Other services..............................     11.347    310.033    311.443     1.8     0.5     0.2     0.3     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.262    217.857    218.147     1.2     0.1    -0.2     0.4     0.3 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.711    208.469    208.925     2.0     0.2    -0.3     0.4     0.4 
 All items less medical care..................     93.487    209.664    209.952     1.0     0.1    -0.2     0.3     0.3 
 Commodities less food........................     26.078    151.754    152.182     2.0     0.3    -0.6     0.9     0.7 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.100    189.196    190.025     1.9     0.4    -1.0     1.4     1.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.405    233.710    234.212     2.5     0.2    -1.6     1.7     1.8 
 Nondurables..................................     29.838    203.471    204.111     1.5     0.3    -0.9     0.8     0.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.243    286.238    286.775     2.5     0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.282    250.605    250.766     0.6     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.1 
 Energy.......................................      8.553    212.372    212.663     3.8     0.1    -2.9     2.6     2.3 
 All items less energy........................     91.447    220.316    220.619     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.708    221.258    221.551     0.9     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.276    142.864    143.206     1.3     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      4.801    237.602    238.702     5.1     0.5    -4.1     4.0     3.8 
   Services less energy services..............     56.432    268.655    268.903     0.7     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.0 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .459     $ .458       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .153     $ .153       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               May       June      July      Aug.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Nov.    Feb.    May     Aug.    Feb.    Aug. 
                                                                                      2009    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  217.224   216.929   217.597   218.150     2.4     1.4    -0.7     1.7     1.9     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  219.764   219.696   219.641   219.961     0.3     1.6     1.7     0.4     1.0     1.0 
   Food....................................  219.459   219.369   219.222   219.563     0.1     1.9     1.8     0.2     1.0     1.0 
    Food at home...........................  215.939   215.622   215.430   215.506    -1.2     2.7     2.5    -0.8     0.7     0.8 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  250.615   249.216   248.561   248.746     0.7    -0.7    -1.2    -2.9     0.0    -2.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  206.622   208.669   209.196   208.537    -3.4     3.2     8.4     3.8    -0.2     6.0 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  197.749   197.947   198.991   198.712     3.2    10.5    -2.1     2.0     6.8    -0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  278.110   274.549   269.266   270.413    -4.9     6.5     8.4   -10.6     0.6    -1.6 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.177   160.840   161.755   161.588    -1.5    -0.7    -1.7     1.0    -1.1    -0.4 
     Other food at home....................  191.270   190.613   190.968   191.436     0.3     0.7     0.1     0.3     0.5     0.2 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  202.040   199.608   200.816   200.610     6.8     5.5     0.8    -2.8     6.2    -1.0 
      Fats and oils........................  199.880   199.817   199.743   201.077    -4.0     3.0     1.1     2.4    -0.5     1.7 
      Other foods..........................  204.717   204.265   204.548   205.055    -0.3    -0.6    -0.1     0.7    -0.5     0.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  120.607   121.551   122.052   121.787    -2.0    -0.3    -1.9     4.0    -1.2     1.0 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.573   225.797   225.710   226.422     1.7     0.8     0.9     1.5     1.3     1.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  158.529   159.271   159.338   159.517     0.8     4.0    -0.1     2.5     2.4     1.2 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  222.354   222.582   223.758   223.789     2.8    -1.4     0.7     2.6     0.7     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.172   215.933   216.192   216.277     0.1    -1.3     0.0     0.2    -0.6     0.1 
   Shelter.................................  248.080   248.360   248.533   248.475    -0.8    -1.9     0.2     0.6    -1.3     0.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  249.015   249.201   249.381   249.213    -0.7     0.0     0.3     0.3    -0.3     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  135.330   137.144   137.410   135.651    -0.9    -7.5    18.2     1.0    -4.3     9.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  256.166   256.370   256.521   256.580    -0.8    -0.4    -0.4     0.6    -0.6     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  256.161   256.365   256.513   256.575    -0.8    -0.4    -0.4     0.6    -0.6     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  125.036   125.289   125.865   126.463     1.4     7.4     1.9     4.6     4.3     3.3 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  214.885   212.218   213.471   214.372     8.8     3.6     2.1    -1.0     6.2     0.6 
    Household energy.......................  190.232   187.134   188.333   189.216     9.7     2.7     1.0    -2.1     6.1    -0.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  272.606   265.521   261.257   263.196    44.1    28.9    -6.6   -13.1    36.3    -9.9 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  194.056   191.036   192.576   193.441     7.5     0.9     1.6    -1.3     4.2     0.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  170.317   170.723   171.409   171.833     5.1     7.9     6.4     3.6     6.5     5.0 
   Household furnishings and operations....  125.708   125.203   125.135   125.193    -2.7    -2.3    -3.6    -1.6    -2.5    -2.6 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.575   150.560   150.747   150.630    -1.0    -1.1     2.3     0.1    -1.0     1.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.740   119.705   120.373   120.205    -1.2    -1.4    -3.5     5.0    -1.3     0.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  110.897   113.432   113.220   113.094    -4.6    -2.2    -3.0     8.2    -3.4     2.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.381   106.627   108.074   107.759    -3.5     0.5    -6.8     5.3    -1.5    -0.9 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  113.803   114.727   117.212   115.667    -7.2    -1.4     0.9     6.7    -4.4     3.8 
   Footwear................................  127.334   128.153   128.465   127.882     3.8    -0.2    -4.0     1.7     1.8    -1.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  189.994   188.135   190.544   192.909    12.8     8.0    -6.7     6.3    10.4    -0.4 
   Private transportation..................  185.021   183.147   185.797   188.302    12.2     8.9    -8.3     7.3    10.5    -0.8 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   97.011    97.307    97.557    97.908    11.8     3.4     0.9     3.8     7.5     2.3 
     New vehicles..........................  137.840   137.939   138.139   138.529     9.4    -2.5     0.6     2.0     3.3     1.3 
     Used cars and trucks..................  142.691   143.950   145.088   146.093    29.9    18.8     5.0     9.9    24.3     7.4 
    Motor fuel.............................  224.806   215.489   224.977   233.847    18.2    22.2   -28.9    17.1    20.2    -8.8 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  224.391   214.321   224.135   232.965    17.2    22.9   -29.0    16.2    20.0    -9.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  136.135   136.686   137.236   137.646     2.1     4.3     1.4     4.5     3.2     3.0 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  247.311   247.635   247.536   248.390     3.4     0.7     2.2     1.8     2.0     2.0 
   Public transportation...................  254.009   252.626   250.567   250.191    21.6    -2.9    16.1    -5.9     8.7     4.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  387.136   388.254   387.933   388.842     3.6     4.8     2.6     1.8     4.2     2.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  314.923   314.888   314.113   314.881     3.6     5.7     2.7    -0.1     4.7     1.3 
   Medical care services...................  409.293   410.880   410.759   411.709     3.5     4.5     2.5     2.4     4.0     2.5 
    Professional services..................  326.207   327.522   328.610   329.413     2.8     3.6     1.0     4.0     3.2     2.5 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  604.503   607.995   605.466   608.304     6.6     8.7     7.4     2.5     7.6     4.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.557   113.695   113.599   113.375    -2.2    -1.9     0.5    -0.6    -2.1    -0.1 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.212    99.598    99.240    98.747    -3.1    -3.9    -1.4    -1.9    -3.5    -1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  129.932   130.083   130.355   130.369     1.1     2.8     2.5     1.4     2.0     1.9 
   Education (2)...........................  199.041   199.925   200.686   200.746     3.0     5.0     5.8     3.5     4.0     4.6 
    Educational books and supplies.........  505.738   509.604   508.430   501.521     6.5     6.1     2.9    -3.3     6.3    -0.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  572.249   574.662   577.097   577.834     2.7     5.0     6.0     4.0     3.8     5.0 
   Communication (2).......................   84.811    84.657    84.702    84.695    -0.6     0.6    -0.4    -0.5     0.0    -0.5 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.641    81.487    81.535    81.532    -0.7     0.3    -0.5    -0.5    -0.2    -0.5 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.369   102.303   102.471   102.534    -0.6    -0.9     0.3     0.6    -0.8     0.5 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.473     9.422     9.399     9.381    -1.3     3.1    -2.8    -3.8     0.9    -3.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   76.179    75.891    76.160    76.281    -1.5    -6.3    -6.7     0.5    -3.9    -3.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  379.027   380.603   383.432   384.493     3.8     1.2     1.0     5.9     2.5     3.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  798.192   806.154   819.214   822.662     9.7     2.2     6.5    12.8     5.9     9.6 
   Personal care...........................  205.796   206.246   207.160   207.630     1.6     0.9    -0.8     3.6     1.3     1.4 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.351   160.061   161.372   161.337    -1.8     0.7    -4.1     2.5    -0.5    -0.9 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.013   230.225   230.519   230.354     1.4    -0.4     3.4     0.6     0.5     2.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  352.658   353.072   354.973   355.528     4.8     2.1     1.8     3.3     3.4     2.5 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  173.127   172.440   173.368   174.304     4.2     3.7    -3.9     2.7     4.0    -0.7 
  Food and beverages.......................  219.764   219.696   219.641   219.961     0.3     1.6     1.7     0.4     1.0     1.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  148.511   147.598   148.890   150.042     6.6     5.0    -7.1     4.2     5.8    -1.6 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  185.316   183.771   186.102   188.620     7.3     8.3   -13.6     7.3     7.8    -3.7 
    Apparel................................  118.740   119.705   120.373   120.205    -1.2    -1.4    -3.5     5.0    -1.3     0.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  231.178   227.173   231.395   235.953     8.8    11.5   -15.6     8.5    10.1    -4.3 
   Durables................................  111.315   111.381   111.465   111.895     6.9     0.9    -0.7     2.1     3.8     0.7 
 Services..................................  261.066   261.169   261.549   261.680     1.2    -0.1     1.6     0.9     0.6     1.3 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  258.334   258.297   257.998   258.276    -0.4    -2.0    -0.3    -0.1    -1.2    -0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   125.036   125.289   125.865   126.463     1.4     7.4     1.9     4.6     4.3     3.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  194.056   191.036   192.576   193.441     7.5     0.9     1.6    -1.3     4.2     0.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  170.317   170.723   171.409   171.833     5.1     7.9     6.4     3.6     6.5     5.0 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.575   150.560   150.747   150.630    -1.0    -1.1     2.3     0.1    -1.0     1.2 
  Transportation services..................  259.890   259.909   259.852   260.059     7.3     1.5     5.1     0.3     4.3     2.7 
  Medical care services....................  409.293   410.880   410.759   411.709     3.5     4.5     2.5     2.4     4.0     2.5 
  Other services...........................  309.426   310.105   310.990   311.046     0.9     1.4     2.8     2.1     1.2     2.5 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  216.892   216.564   217.361   217.947     2.8     1.3    -1.1     2.0     2.0     0.4 
 All items less shelter....................  207.597   207.070   207.943   208.744     4.0     2.9    -1.1     2.2     3.5     0.6 
 All items less medical care...............  208.883   208.536   209.236   209.770     2.3     1.1    -0.9     1.7     1.7     0.4 
 Commodities less food.....................  151.127   150.242   151.537   152.662     6.4     4.7    -6.8     4.1     5.6    -1.5 
 Nondurables less food.....................  187.713   185.878   188.502   190.950     6.2     7.9   -12.3     7.1     7.1    -3.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  229.400   225.675   229.614   233.855     8.0    10.2   -14.1     8.0     9.1    -3.7 
 Nondurables...............................  202.850   201.106   202.701   204.516     4.2     4.2    -5.6     3.3     4.2    -1.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  284.374   284.147   284.537   284.979     3.7     2.3     3.2     0.9     3.0     2.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  249.394   249.234   249.251   249.511     1.4    -0.6     1.4     0.2     0.4     0.8 
 Energy....................................  205.093   199.059   204.195   208.874    14.2    12.8   -16.2     7.6    13.5    -5.1 
 All items less energy.....................  220.179   220.463   220.684   220.823     1.3     0.3     1.0     1.2     0.8     1.1 
  All items less food and energy...........  221.037   221.388   221.676   221.779     1.6     0.1     0.8     1.3     0.8     1.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.357   143.626   143.923   144.079     3.6     0.7    -1.1     2.0     2.1     0.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  228.758   219.487   228.353   236.938    19.6    22.6   -27.8    15.1    21.1    -8.8 
   Services less energy services...........  267.941   268.337   268.610   268.672     0.8    -0.2     1.6     1.1     0.3     1.3 

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



 Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-U                      Pricing                                          Aug.2010 from--   July 2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      May       June      July      Aug.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Aug.  June  July  July  May   June
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      218.178   217.965   218.011   218.312   1.1   0.2   0.1   1.2  -0.1   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      234.130   233.834   233.885   234.150   1.4   0.1   0.1   1.6  -0.1   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      236.054   235.769   235.770   236.089   1.2   0.1   0.1   1.4  -0.1   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.362   139.163   139.274   139.348   2.0   0.1   0.1   2.1  -0.1   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      207.987   207.886   208.211   208.639   1.5   0.4   0.2   1.7   0.1   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      208.489   208.289   208.556   208.912   1.1   0.3   0.2   1.4   0.0   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.772   133.845   134.130   134.375   2.0   0.4   0.2   2.1   0.3   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      204.026   203.749   203.992   204.985   1.6   0.6   0.5   1.5   0.0   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      211.423   211.232   210.988   211.308   1.1   0.0   0.2   1.0  -0.2  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      213.101   213.121   212.696   212.947   0.7  -0.1   0.1   0.8  -0.2  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.500   134.173   134.130   134.335   1.2   0.1   0.2   1.1  -0.3   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      214.336   215.216   214.639   215.266   2.1   0.0   0.3   2.0   0.1  -0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      221.417   221.147   221.331   221.523   0.7   0.2   0.1   0.8   0.0   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.571   225.291   225.574   225.790   0.8   0.2   0.1   0.9   0.0   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.889   133.635   133.685   133.704   0.7   0.1   0.0   0.7  -0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      199.358   199.183   199.224   199.477   0.9   0.1   0.1   1.1  -0.1   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.909   134.692   134.753   134.908   1.4   0.2   0.1   1.3  -0.1   0.0 
   D.........................................    M      210.739   211.094   210.882   211.606   1.6   0.2   0.3   1.5   0.1  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      212.984   212.186   212.535   212.784   0.6   0.3   0.1   0.8  -0.2   0.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      226.438   225.877   225.991   226.373   0.8   0.2   0.2   0.9  -0.2   0.1 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      241.075   240.817   241.147   241.569   1.4   0.3   0.2   1.5   0.0   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      238.083         -   236.132         -     -     -     -   1.3  -0.8     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      204.024         -   203.989         -     -     -     -   1.7   0.0     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      202.108         -   200.227         -     -     -     -  -0.2  -0.9     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      142.025         -   141.966         -     -     -     -   0.8   0.0     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   204.725         -   204.511   0.6  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   204.891         -   205.412   0.4   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   194.734         -   195.165   1.8   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   222.390         -   222.803   0.7   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   228.074         -   228.500   1.1   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   228.110         -   227.954   1.0  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   226.118         -   227.645   0.2   0.7     -     -     -     - 

   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 Aug. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       July       Aug.                      May     June    July 
                                                              2010       2010      Aug.    July     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    June    July    Aug. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    213.898    214.205     1.4     0.1    -0.2     0.4     0.3 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    637.138    638.052       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.784    219.175     1.0     0.2     0.0     0.0     0.2 
   Food.......................................     15.333    218.276    218.696     1.0     0.2    -0.1     0.0     0.2 
    Food at home..............................      8.900    214.212    214.392     0.8     0.1    -0.2     0.0     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.257    250.670    250.327    -1.0    -0.1    -0.6    -0.2     0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.144    208.784    208.676     3.1    -0.1     1.1     0.3    -0.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .898    197.782    197.651     3.5    -0.1     0.1     0.6    -0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.223    263.715    263.946    -0.7     0.1    -1.5    -1.8     0.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.123    160.862    161.353    -0.7     0.3    -0.3     0.7    -0.2 
     Other food at home.......................      2.254    190.675    191.226     0.3     0.3    -0.4     0.2     0.3 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .321    199.857    198.872     2.2    -0.5    -1.2     0.4    -0.2 
      Fats and oils...........................       .259    200.656    201.786     0.3     0.6    -0.1     0.0     0.6 
      Other foods.............................      1.674    205.206    206.021    -0.1     0.4    -0.2     0.2     0.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    122.217    121.804    -0.3    -0.3     0.8     0.3    -0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.433    225.707    226.481     1.2     0.3     0.1    -0.1     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .321    159.725    159.866     2.0     0.1     0.4     0.1     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.092    224.772    224.749     1.4     0.0     0.1     0.7     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.753    213.743    213.603    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     30.171    242.396    242.295    -0.4     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.476    247.442    247.250    -0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .432    145.768    140.967     1.7    -3.3     1.8     0.3    -2.0 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.959    232.271    232.373    -0.3     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     20.218    232.272    232.374    -0.3     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .303    126.950    127.526     4.3     0.5     0.2     0.5     0.5 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.632    218.770    218.703     3.3     0.0    -1.2     0.6     0.6 
    Household energy..........................      4.517    193.671    193.259     2.7    -0.2    -1.5     0.6     0.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .271    263.269    264.904    10.6     0.6    -2.5    -1.6     0.6 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.246    199.162    198.640     2.3    -0.3    -1.5     0.8     0.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.114    171.690    172.934     5.7     0.7     0.2     0.4     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.950    121.273    120.912    -2.7    -0.3    -0.3    -0.2    -0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .369    153.634    153.542    -0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.3    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.788    114.464    115.600    -1.3     1.0     0.8     0.4    -0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .945    109.313    110.005    -1.5     0.6     2.1    -0.5     0.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568     99.600    101.483    -2.2     1.9     0.2     0.8    -0.7 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .285    116.291    116.066    -0.4    -0.2     0.8     2.0    -2.1 
   Footwear...................................       .781    125.317    125.535    -0.3     0.2     0.5     0.3    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     18.647    192.051    192.657     5.5     0.3    -1.1     1.5     1.6 
   Private transportation.....................     17.881    188.577    189.261     5.5     0.4    -1.1     1.6     1.7 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.952     97.003     97.389     6.9     0.4     0.4     0.3     0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      3.385    138.387    138.152     2.2    -0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.944    147.247    148.782    15.5     1.0     0.9     0.8     0.7 
    Motor fuel................................      5.774    235.399    236.436     4.7     0.4    -4.2     4.4     4.7 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.530    234.959    235.966     4.4     0.4    -4.6     4.6     3.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .472    137.218    137.612     3.0     0.3     0.4     0.4     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.180    250.143    251.084     2.1     0.4     0.1     0.0     0.4 
   Public transportation......................       .766    253.625    251.634     6.2    -0.8    -0.6    -0.6     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.261    389.335    389.905     3.4     0.1     0.3     0.0     0.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.301    305.764    306.541     3.1     0.3     0.0    -0.2     0.3 
   Medical care services......................      3.961    413.883    414.344     3.5     0.1     0.4     0.0     0.2 
    Professional services.....................      2.195    332.219    332.656     3.0     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.2 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.339    605.634    607.181     7.0     0.3     0.6    -0.2     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.031    110.076    109.967    -1.3    -0.1     0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      2.046     99.660     99.385    -2.4    -0.3     0.3    -0.3    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.175    124.687    125.425     1.5     0.6     0.1     0.2     0.0 
   Education (2)..............................      2.327    195.550    198.537     4.4     1.5     0.5     0.4     0.0 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196    506.799    508.150     2.9     0.3     0.7    -0.3    -1.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.131    549.874    558.909     4.5     1.6     0.4     0.4     0.1 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.848     87.376     87.391    -0.3     0.0    -0.2     0.1     0.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.715     85.186     85.201    -0.4     0.0    -0.2     0.1     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.906    102.185    102.239    -0.4     0.1    -0.1     0.2     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .809      9.957      9.947    -0.6    -0.1    -0.5    -0.2    -0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .225     75.929     75.848    -3.4    -0.1    -0.6     0.5     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.919    411.793    412.453     3.6     0.2     0.5     0.9     0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.397    824.198    827.609     7.7     0.4     1.0     1.6     0.4 
   Personal care..............................      2.522    204.575    204.604     1.2     0.0     0.2     0.5     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .733    161.416    161.376    -0.6     0.0    -0.2     0.9     0.0 
    Personal care services (1)................       .577    230.769    230.625     1.3    -0.1     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.019    355.667    356.582     2.6     0.3     0.0     0.4     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.589    176.554    177.003     2.1     0.3    -0.5     0.6     0.7 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.784    219.175     1.0     0.2     0.0     0.0     0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.164    153.847    154.309     2.7     0.3    -0.7     1.0     1.0 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     16.703    195.484    196.297     2.0     0.4    -1.5     1.7     1.5 
    Apparel...................................      3.788    114.464    115.600    -1.3     1.0     0.8     0.4    -0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.915    250.103    250.745     3.0     0.3    -1.9     2.1     2.2 
   Durables...................................     10.461    112.995    113.125     3.7     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.3 
 Services.....................................     56.411    257.595    257.745     0.9     0.1     0.0     0.2     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.868    233.588    233.478    -0.5     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .303    126.950    127.526     4.3     0.5     0.2     0.5     0.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.246    199.162    198.640     2.3    -0.3    -1.5     0.8     0.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.114    171.690    172.934     5.7     0.7     0.2     0.4     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .369    153.634    153.542    -0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.3    -0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      5.918    260.674    260.904     3.6     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      3.961    413.883    414.344     3.5     0.1     0.4     0.0     0.2 
  Other services..............................     10.631    296.475    297.576     1.5     0.4     0.2     0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.667    212.937    213.224     1.5     0.1    -0.2     0.4     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.829    205.817    206.276     2.3     0.2    -0.3     0.5     0.5 
 All items less medical care..................     94.739    206.771    207.068     1.3     0.1    -0.2     0.4     0.4 
 Commodities less food........................     28.256    156.245    156.695     2.7     0.3    -0.7     1.0     1.0 
 Nondurables less food........................     17.795    197.295    198.064     2.0     0.4    -1.4     1.6     1.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.007    246.832    247.415     2.9     0.2    -1.8     2.0     2.0 
 Nondurables..................................     33.128    207.547    208.167     1.5     0.3    -0.8     0.9     0.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.543    253.109    253.551     2.5     0.2    -0.1     0.2     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.450    246.547    246.681     0.7     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
 Energy.......................................     10.291    212.674    212.996     3.8     0.2    -3.0     2.7     2.9 
 All items less energy........................     89.709    215.005    215.312     1.2     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     74.376    214.724    215.009     1.2     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.211    145.205    145.557     2.0     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      6.045    237.720    238.785     5.0     0.4    -4.1     4.1     4.5 
   Services less energy services..............     52.165    263.922    264.149     0.8     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.0 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .468     $ .467       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .157     $ .157       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               May       June      July      Aug.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Nov.    Feb.    May     Aug.    Feb.    Aug. 
                                                                                      2009    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  212.882   212.487   213.275   214.019     2.8     2.3    -1.4     2.2     2.6     0.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.938   218.830   218.851   219.203     0.2     1.7     1.7     0.5     1.0     1.1 
   Food....................................  218.546   218.416   218.336   218.696     0.0     1.9     1.8     0.3     1.0     1.0 
    Food at home...........................  214.701   214.353   214.312   214.392    -1.4     2.9     2.4    -0.6     0.7     0.9 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.275   249.676   249.053   249.429     0.9    -1.4    -0.7    -2.9    -0.3    -1.8 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  206.203   208.396   208.949   208.288    -3.6     4.1     7.7     4.1     0.2     5.9 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  196.490   196.663   197.782   197.651     3.5    10.5    -2.2     2.4     7.0     0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  275.416   271.241   266.463   267.571    -5.0     6.5     8.2   -10.9     0.6    -1.8 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  160.946   160.429   161.496   161.246    -1.8    -0.1    -1.5     0.7    -1.0    -0.4 
     Other food at home....................  190.471   189.767   190.144   190.637     0.0     0.8     0.0     0.3     0.4     0.2 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  200.989   198.514   199.386   199.065     6.7     5.3     1.0    -3.8     6.0    -1.4 
      Fats and oils........................  200.344   200.054   199.998   201.168    -3.8     3.2     0.2     1.7    -0.3     0.9 
      Other foods..........................  204.735   204.250   204.633   205.225    -0.6    -0.4    -0.3     1.0    -0.5     0.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  120.869   121.830   122.217   121.804    -1.9    -0.5    -2.0     3.1    -1.2     0.5 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.657   225.846   225.707   226.481     1.8     0.6     0.9     1.5     1.2     1.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  158.901   159.601   159.725   159.866     0.2     5.1     0.2     2.5     2.6     1.3 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  223.245   223.450   224.936   225.179     3.2    -1.3     0.3     3.5     1.0     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  212.781   212.526   212.756   212.842     0.4    -0.7     0.0     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
   Shelter.................................  241.982   242.233   242.390   242.282    -0.7    -1.2     0.1     0.5    -0.9     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.434   247.585   247.705   247.460    -0.9    -0.1     0.4     0.0    -0.5     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  136.433   138.894   139.345   136.626     0.0    -6.7    15.8     0.6    -3.4     7.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  232.086   232.272   232.411   232.443    -0.7    -0.6    -0.3     0.6    -0.7     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  232.088   232.275   232.411   232.444    -0.7    -0.6    -0.3     0.6    -0.7     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  126.051   126.345   126.950   127.526     1.9     8.5     2.2     4.8     5.2     3.5 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  213.520   211.014   212.231   213.407     7.9     3.0     2.6    -0.2     5.4     1.2 
    Household energy.......................  188.088   185.237   186.400   187.614     8.5     1.9     1.7    -1.0     5.2     0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  274.630   267.671   263.269   264.904    44.1    31.9    -9.0   -13.4    37.9   -11.2 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  192.568   189.775   191.240   192.489     6.7     0.2     2.5    -0.2     3.4     1.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  171.010   171.367   172.010   172.296     5.1     8.4     6.3     3.0     6.8     4.7 
   Household furnishings and operations....  121.712   121.367   121.071   121.001    -1.7    -2.1    -4.5    -2.3    -1.9    -3.4 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  153.176   153.235   153.634   153.542    -2.4    -3.1     4.4     1.0    -2.8     2.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.204   119.096   119.544   119.017    -1.9    -1.3    -4.2     2.8    -1.6    -0.8 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  111.040   113.393   112.845   112.965    -5.9    -3.8    -2.8     7.1    -4.8     2.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  105.741   105.953   106.821   106.111    -3.4     1.7    -8.1     1.4    -0.9    -3.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  117.581   118.487   120.885   118.376    -7.0     1.3     1.8     2.7    -2.9     2.3 
   Footwear................................  127.277   127.913   128.294   127.689     2.6    -0.5    -4.4     1.3     1.0    -1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  188.273   186.209   189.020   192.130    13.5    11.0    -9.3     8.4    12.2    -0.8 
   Private transportation..................  184.801   182.732   185.661   188.845    13.2    11.6   -10.2     9.0    12.4    -1.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.087    96.497    96.827    97.221    15.5     5.5     1.6     4.8    10.4     3.2 
     New vehicles..........................  138.877   139.038   139.218   139.526     9.7    -2.6     0.4     1.9     3.4     1.1 
     Used cars and trucks..................  143.528   144.773   145.889   146.935    30.2    19.0     4.7     9.8    24.4     7.3 
    Motor fuel.............................  224.388   214.902   224.320   234.907    16.2    25.9   -31.6    20.1    20.9    -9.3 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  225.380   215.031   224.891   233.750    17.7    23.0   -29.1    15.7    20.3    -9.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  136.182   136.719   137.218   137.612     2.3     4.1     1.4     4.3     3.2     2.8 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  249.841   250.142   250.143   251.084     3.5     0.8     2.2     2.0     2.1     2.1 
   Public transportation...................  250.693   249.252   247.744   247.825    20.5    -3.0    13.9    -4.5     8.1     4.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  388.456   389.639   389.453   390.299     3.7     5.2     2.9     1.9     4.5     2.4 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  306.458   306.440   305.764   306.541     3.5     5.9     2.8     0.1     4.7     1.5 
   Medical care services...................  412.337   414.012   414.049   414.900     3.8     5.0     2.9     2.5     4.4     2.7 
    Professional services..................  329.497   330.959   331.963   332.739     2.9     3.8     1.4     4.0     3.3     2.7 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  604.958   608.514   606.994   609.797     7.0    10.1     7.8     3.2     8.5     5.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.072   110.196   109.992   109.813    -2.7    -1.4    -0.4    -0.9    -2.0    -0.7 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.656    99.980    99.646    99.260    -2.8    -3.3    -2.0    -1.6    -3.1    -1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  124.929   125.018   125.256   125.272     0.9     2.2     1.9     1.1     1.5     1.5 
   Education (2)...........................  196.263   197.168   197.893   197.914     3.4     5.2     5.5     3.4     4.3     4.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  508.525   512.033   510.490   504.799     6.1     5.6     3.2    -2.9     5.9     0.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  551.888   554.317   556.699   557.331     3.1     5.2     5.7     4.0     4.2     4.9 
   Communication (2).......................   87.454    87.306    87.375    87.388    -0.9     0.1    -0.2    -0.3    -0.4    -0.3 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.263    85.115    85.186    85.201    -0.9    -0.1    -0.2    -0.3    -0.5    -0.3 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.101   102.021   102.185   102.239    -0.8    -1.5     0.2     0.5    -1.1     0.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.028     9.976     9.957     9.947    -1.7     4.4    -1.9    -3.2     1.3    -2.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   76.229    75.763    76.168    76.335    -1.6    -6.4    -5.9     0.6    -4.0    -2.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  406.288   408.314   411.916   413.142     4.6     1.4     1.5     6.9     3.0     4.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  803.019   811.325   824.198   827.609     9.7     2.1     6.4    12.8     5.9     9.6 
   Personal care...........................  203.291   203.690   204.671   205.143     1.3     1.0    -1.2     3.7     1.1     1.2 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.289   159.900   161.416   161.376    -1.5     0.7    -4.3     2.7    -0.4    -0.9 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.263   230.472   230.769   230.625     1.5    -0.8     3.7     0.6     0.4     2.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  354.133   354.233   355.713   356.397     3.7     2.9     1.5     2.6     3.3     2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  175.718   174.912   176.029   177.262     4.9     5.1    -5.0     3.6     5.0    -0.8 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.938   218.830   218.851   219.203     0.2     1.7     1.7     0.5     1.0     1.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  152.614   151.534   153.086   154.660     7.8     7.1    -8.8     5.5     7.5    -1.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  193.425   190.600   193.805   196.796     8.6     9.7   -15.0     7.2     9.1    -4.6 
    Apparel................................  118.204   119.096   119.544   119.017    -1.9    -1.3    -4.2     2.8    -1.6    -0.8 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  244.252   239.549   244.635   249.977    10.3    12.1   -17.0     9.7    11.2    -4.6 
   Durables................................  112.426   112.718   112.840   113.188    10.0     2.7    -0.1     2.7     6.3     1.3 
 Services..................................  256.389   256.454   256.860   257.025     1.2     0.3     1.5     1.0     0.8     1.2 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.081   233.089   233.052   233.137    -0.3    -1.3    -0.3     0.1    -0.8    -0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   126.051   126.345   126.950   127.526     1.9     8.5     2.2     4.8     5.2     3.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  192.568   189.775   191.240   192.489     6.7     0.2     2.5    -0.2     3.4     1.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  171.010   171.367   172.010   172.296     5.1     8.4     6.3     3.0     6.8     4.7 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  153.176   153.235   153.634   153.542    -2.4    -3.1     4.4     1.0    -2.8     2.7 
  Transportation services..................  259.637   259.839   260.234   260.588     6.6     2.0     4.7     1.5     4.2     3.1 
  Medical care services....................  412.337   414.012   414.049   414.900     3.8     5.0     2.9     2.5     4.4     2.7 
  Other services...........................  295.891   296.522   297.141   297.236     0.5     1.4     2.2     1.8     0.9     2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  211.695   211.254   212.194   213.004     3.3     2.4    -2.0     2.5     2.9     0.2 
 All items less shelter....................  204.572   203.939   204.964   206.024     4.4     3.9    -2.1     2.9     4.1     0.4 
 All items less medical care...............  205.759   205.321   206.132   206.865     2.8     2.2    -1.7     2.2     2.5     0.2 
 Commodities less food.....................  155.000   153.951   155.506   157.049     7.7     6.8    -8.5     5.4     7.2    -1.8 
 Nondurables less food.....................  195.285   192.563   195.686   198.552     8.2     9.1   -14.2     6.9     8.6    -4.2 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  241.419   237.103   241.864   246.763     9.7    11.1   -15.8     9.2    10.4    -4.1 
 Nondurables...............................  206.172   204.622   206.494   208.421     4.3     5.4    -7.4     4.4     4.8    -1.7 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  251.154   250.979   251.382   251.873     3.6     2.3     3.1     1.2     3.0     2.1 
 Services less medical care services.......  245.348   245.258   245.438   245.645     1.3    -0.1     1.3     0.5     0.6     0.9 
 Energy....................................  204.416   198.255   203.561   209.481    12.8    14.9   -18.7    10.3    13.9    -5.3 
 All items less energy.....................  214.861   215.163   215.408   215.528     1.7     0.9     0.9     1.2     1.3     1.0 
  All items less food and energy...........  214.496   214.887   215.198   215.269     2.1     0.7     0.7     1.4     1.4     1.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  145.455   145.835   146.172   146.280     5.2     1.7    -1.1     2.3     3.4     0.6 
    Energy commodities.....................  227.514   218.075   227.010   237.307    17.3    26.1   -30.7    18.4    21.6    -9.4 
   Services less energy services...........  263.332   263.722   264.007   264.048     0.7     0.3     1.4     1.1     0.5     1.3 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 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                                          Aug.2010 from--   July2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      May       June      July      Aug.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Aug.  June  July  July  May   June
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      214.124   213.839   213.898   214.205   1.4   0.2   0.1   1.6  -0.1   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      231.661   231.308   231.380   231.694   1.8   0.2   0.1   2.1  -0.1   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      231.851   231.552   231.615   231.995   1.5   0.2   0.2   1.8  -0.1   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.510   140.227   140.283   140.390   2.4   0.1   0.1   2.7  -0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      203.674   203.524   203.877   204.273   1.8   0.4   0.2   2.0   0.1   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      203.330   203.063   203.363   203.593   1.4   0.3   0.1   1.9   0.0   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.797   133.845   134.136   134.426   2.2   0.4   0.2   2.3   0.3   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      201.974   201.654   201.950   202.896   1.8   0.6   0.5   1.8   0.0   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      208.920   208.640   208.440   208.740   1.4   0.0   0.1   1.5  -0.2  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.065   210.985   210.592   210.831   0.9  -0.1   0.1   1.0  -0.2  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.621   133.227   133.227   133.420   1.6   0.1   0.1   1.7  -0.3   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      214.679   215.416   214.840   215.354   2.0   0.0   0.2   2.1   0.1  -0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      216.044   215.681   215.824   216.048   1.0   0.2   0.1   1.1  -0.1   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      218.605   218.238   218.499   218.784   1.0   0.3   0.1   1.2   0.0   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.764   133.448   133.471   133.480   0.8   0.0   0.0   0.9  -0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      198.087   197.852   197.908   198.168   1.2   0.2   0.1   1.4  -0.1   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.624   134.349   134.420   134.581   1.7   0.2   0.1   1.8  -0.2   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      209.097   209.374   209.161   209.863   1.7   0.2   0.3   1.8   0.0  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      206.774   205.834   206.307   206.338   1.0   0.2   0.0   1.4  -0.2   0.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      218.787   218.222   218.367   218.752   1.0   0.2   0.2   1.0  -0.2   0.1 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      236.144   235.916   236.330   236.820   1.7   0.4   0.2   1.8   0.1   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      238.863         -   236.657         -     -     -     -   1.8  -0.9     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      195.574         -   195.477         -     -     -     -   2.1   0.0     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      205.263         -   203.537         -     -     -     -   0.2  -0.8     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      142.064         -   141.926         -     -     -     -   1.1  -0.1     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   204.084         -   203.745   0.7  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   200.703         -   201.359   0.6   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   192.696         -   193.276   2.0   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   220.384         -   220.790   0.8   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   228.175         -   228.523   1.3   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   224.185         -   224.195   1.3   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   221.857         -   223.444   0.7   0.7     -     -     -     - 

   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         Aug. 2010 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              July      Aug.      Aug.      July  
                                                              2010      2010      2009      2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   126.203   126.353       0.9       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   127.917   128.118       0.8       0.2 
   Food.......................................     13.493   127.842   128.064       0.7       0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   122.904   122.994       0.7       0.1 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   134.569   134.987       0.8       0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   129.360   129.286       1.0      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   128.838   128.757      -0.5      -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   131.179   131.134      -0.7       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   163.131   163.017       3.4      -0.1 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.841    92.604      -3.0      -0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    85.643    86.736      -0.8       1.3 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   131.791   132.073       4.9       0.2 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   132.187   132.593       4.8       0.3 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   126.345   125.033       6.6      -1.0 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   150.224   150.417       2.9       0.1 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   132.328   132.621       2.8       0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   156.795   156.948       3.0       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   103.294   103.042      -2.4      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   112.088   112.876       1.4       0.7 
   Education..................................      2.804   182.870   185.792       4.2       1.6 
   Communication..............................      3.484    73.043    73.034      -0.7       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   138.653   138.760       2.4       0.1 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383   135.963   136.031       0.7       0.1 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   114.215   114.467       1.2       0.2 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.171    81.114       1.2      -0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   131.416   131.837       1.2       0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   119.755   119.885       0.6       0.1 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   188.248   188.497       3.9       0.1 

 Indexes for 2010 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2009 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: September 17, 2010
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