Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release


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                  Consumer Price Index - October 2011

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased
 0.1 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
 the all items index increased 3.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 A decline in the energy index more than offset small increases in the
 indexes for food and all items less food and energy to create the all
 items decline. The energy index turned down in October after
 increasing in each of the three previous months as the gasoline and
 household energy indexes declined after a series of seasonally
 adjusted increases. The food index rose in October, but posted its
 smallest increase of the year as the fruits and vegetables index
 declined sharply.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 October; this was the same increase as last month and matches its
 smallest increase of the year. While the shelter and medical care
 indexes   accelerated in October and the apparel index turned up, the
 indexes for new vehicles, used cars and trucks, airline fare, and
 recreation all declined.
 
 The all items index has risen 3.5 percent over the last 12 months, a
 lower figure than last month's 3.9 percent increase, as the 12-month
 change in the energy index fell from 19.3 to 14.2 percent. In
 contrast, the 12-month change for all items less food and energy
 edged up from 2.0 to 2.1 percent. The food index 12-month change was
 4.7 percent, the same figure as in September.
 

 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.
                              Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.   ended 
                              2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011   Oct.  
                                                                         2011  
                                                                                                                                                            
 All items..................    .4    .2   -.2    .5    .4    .3   -.1      3.5
  Food......................    .4    .4    .2    .4    .5    .4    .1      4.7
   Food at home.............    .5    .5    .2    .6    .6    .6    .1      6.2
   Food away from home (1)..    .3    .2    .3    .2    .4    .2    .2      2.7
  Energy....................   2.2  -1.0  -4.4   2.8   1.2   2.0  -2.0     14.2
   Energy commodities.......   3.1  -1.9  -6.3   4.3   1.6   2.7  -2.9     23.4
    Gasoline (all types)....   3.3  -2.0  -6.8   4.7   1.9   2.9  -3.1     23.5
    Fuel oil (1)............   3.2   -.8  -2.2  -1.7   -.4   -.7   -.5     26.8
   Energy services..........    .6    .6  -1.1    .4    .4    .7   -.4      1.7
    Electricity.............    .2    .8  -1.6    .8   -.1    .7    .4      2.9
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   1.9   -.3    .4  -1.2   2.2    .8  -3.0     -2.2
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .3    .3    .2    .2    .1    .1      2.1
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .4    .5    .5    .3    .4   -.2   -.1      2.1
    New vehicles............    .7   1.1    .6    .0    .0    .0   -.3      3.4
    Used cars and trucks....   1.2   1.1   1.6    .7    .9   -.6   -.6      5.2
    Apparel.................    .2   1.2   1.4   1.2   1.1  -1.1    .4      4.2
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .5    .0   -.1    .0    .1    .2    .3      3.1
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2      2.1
    Shelter.................    .1    .2    .2    .3    .2    .1    .2      1.8
    Transportation services     .2    .1   -.3   -.1    .2    .5    .1      3.0
    Medical care services...    .3    .3    .3    .3    .3    .2    .5      3.1

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for October 2011
 
 Food
 
 The food index decelerated in October, rising 0.1 percent after
 rising 0.4 percent in September. The food at home index, which had
 risen 0.6 percent in each of the last three months, rose 0.1 percent
 in October. The deceleration was largely due to the fruits and
 vegetables group, which fell 1.7 percent as the indexes for fresh
 fruits and fresh vegetables both declined sharply. The other five
 major grocery store food groups all posted modest increases. The
 indexes for nonalcoholic beverages rose 0.5 percent, as did the index
 for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs. The indexes for cereals and
 bakery products and for other food at home both rose 0.4 percent,
 while the index for dairy and related products increased 0.1 percent.
 The food at home index has risen 6.2 percent over the past 12 months
 with all six major groups up between 4.9 percent (nonalcoholic
 beverages) and 9.0 percent (dairy and related products). The index
 for food away from home advanced 0.2 percent in October and has risen
 2.7 percent over the past 12 months.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index fell 2.0 percent in October following a 2.0 percent
 increase in September. The gasoline index, up 2.9 percent in
 September, fell 3.1 percent in October.  (Before seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices fell 4.3 percent in October.) Despite the October
 decline, the gasoline index has risen 23.5 percent over the past 12
 months. The household energy index also declined in October, falling
 0.3 percent. The electricity index rose 0.4 percent, but this
 increase was more than offset by a 3.0 percent decline in the index
 for natural gas and a 0.5 percent decrease in the fuel oil index. The
 household energy index has risen 3.1 percent over the last 12 months.
 The fuel oil index has risen 26.8 percent and the electricity index
 has increased 2.9 percent, while the index for natural gas has
 declined 2.2 percent.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.1 percent in
 October, the same increase as in September. The shelter index, which
 rose 0.1 percent in September, increased 0.2 percent in October. The
 rent index rose 0.4 percent in October after a 0.2 percent increase
 in September, while the index for owners' equivalent rent rose 0.2
 percent in October after a 0.1 percent increase in September. These
 increases more than offset the third consecutive decline in the index
 for lodging away from home, which fell 1.7 percent in October. The
 medical care index, which rose 0.2 percent in September, increased
 0.5 percent in October. The index for medical care commodities rose
 0.3 percent and the medical care services index rose 0.5 percent with
 the indexes for hospital services rising 0.7 percent and the
 physicians' services index increasing 0.5 percent. The indexes for
 household furnishings and operations and personal care posted slight
 increases in October. In contrast to these increases, the index for
 new vehicles declined in October, falling 0.3 percent after being
 unchanged for three months in row, and the index for used cars and
 trucks fell 0.6 percent, while the indexes for recreation and for
 airline fares posted slight declines.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy has increased 2.1
 percent over the last 12 months. Indexes with larger 12-month
 increases include airline fares (9.6 percent), used cars and trucks
 (5.2 percent), education (4.7 percent), apparel (4.2 percent), new
 vehicles (3.4 percent), and medical care (3.1 percent). Indexes with
 smaller increases include shelter (1.8 percent) and recreation (0.3
 percent), while the communication index declined (-1.8 percent).
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 3.5 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 226.421
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined 0.2 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 3.9 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 223.043  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined
 0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 3.4 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index decreased 0.2 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2009 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for November 2011 is scheduled to be
 released on Friday, December 16, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).











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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 26,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.500.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.03 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.06 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.14 and 0.26 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2010".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2010.pdf
 
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 
 
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3



 Regions Defined

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

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



 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2006 through December 2010 were replaced in January
 2011.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
 December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
 Information technology, hardware and services series were changed
 from independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted
 in an increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
 seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
 aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
 December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
 data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
 every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 If any of the 82 components change their seasonal adjustment status
 from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series
 for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that
 period will not be changed.  Note: 37 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2011.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2011, BLS adjusted 29
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov.  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.





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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Oct. 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       Sep.       Oct.                      July    Aug.    Sep. 
                                                              2011       2011      Oct.    Sep.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    226.889    226.421     3.5    -0.2     0.4     0.3    -0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    679.658    678.258       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    230.448    230.885     4.5     0.2     0.5     0.4     0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.742    230.573    231.017     4.7     0.2     0.5     0.4     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.816    229.739    230.196     6.2     0.2     0.6     0.6     0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.090    264.135    265.433     6.2     0.5     1.1     0.9     0.4 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.813    227.194    227.853     7.4     0.3     0.4     0.4     0.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .839    219.381    219.493     9.0     0.1     0.9     1.2     0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.152    286.865    284.269     5.2    -0.9     0.6     0.9    -1.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .926    168.213    169.137     4.9     0.5    -0.2     0.0     0.5 
     Other food at home.......................      1.996    200.347    201.315     5.2     0.5     0.8     0.6     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .297    213.330    213.602     5.2     0.1     1.2     1.7     0.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    224.770    226.216    11.1     0.6     0.9     0.5     0.3 
      Other foods.............................      1.466    211.619    212.737     4.3     0.5     0.7     0.4     0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .432    125.044    125.461     3.1     0.3     0.6    -0.1     0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.926    233.032    233.459     2.7     0.2     0.4     0.2     0.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .329    163.334    163.978     2.5     0.4     0.3    -0.1     0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.051    227.265    227.606     1.3     0.2     0.2     0.0     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.460    220.540    220.138     1.9    -0.2     0.2     0.2     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     31.955    252.647    253.101     1.8     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.925    254.628    255.651     2.4     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.4 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .776    140.259    136.551     2.2    -2.6    -1.8    -0.7    -1.7 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     24.905    260.459    261.034     1.6     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.310    260.433    261.011     1.6     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .349    127.922    128.416     1.0     0.4     0.2     0.3     0.4 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.096    226.409    220.450     3.5    -2.6     0.3     0.7    -0.2 
    Household energy..........................      4.000    199.814    193.058     3.1    -3.4     0.4     0.7    -0.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .309    334.735    335.148    21.2     0.1    -0.3    -0.4     0.1 
     Energy services (3)......................      3.691    201.270    193.843     1.7    -3.7     0.4     0.7    -0.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.095    181.569    181.916     4.9     0.2     0.1     0.7     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.409    125.013    125.223     0.6     0.2     0.3     0.0     0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .772    151.967    152.415     1.5     0.3     0.1    -0.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.601    125.272    127.590     4.2     1.9     1.1    -1.1     0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .882    116.602    119.506     4.7     2.5    -0.2    -0.2     0.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.520    113.304    115.851     4.6     2.2     2.1    -2.2     0.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .192    116.615    118.048     3.0     1.2     0.8    -0.3    -0.8 
   Footwear...................................       .700    130.921    130.886     0.0     0.0     0.6     0.1    -1.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.308    215.198    212.127     9.2    -1.4     0.7     1.0    -1.1 
   Private transportation.....................     16.082    210.513    207.404     9.3    -1.5     0.7     1.0    -1.2 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.333    100.988    100.540     3.4    -0.4     0.2    -0.2    -0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      3.513    142.334    142.535     3.4     0.1     0.0     0.0    -0.3 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.055    153.586    151.494     5.2    -1.4     0.9    -0.6    -0.6 
    Motor fuel................................      5.079    309.745    296.944    23.6    -4.1     1.7     2.9    -3.1 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.865    309.018    295.877    23.5    -4.3     1.9     2.9    -3.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .408    145.646    145.308     5.1    -0.2     0.4     0.1    -0.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.172    255.244    255.774     2.4     0.2     0.2     0.8     0.2 
   Public transportation......................      1.227    271.199    269.158     7.0    -0.8     0.6     0.8     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.627    401.605    403.430     3.1     0.5     0.2     0.2     0.5 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.633    325.130    325.962     3.1     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.3 
   Medical care services......................      4.994    425.258    427.467     3.1     0.5     0.3     0.2     0.5 
    Professional services.....................      2.830    336.461    337.257     2.2     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.3 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.703    645.026    649.496     4.9     0.7     0.5     0.1     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.293    113.440    113.270     0.3    -0.1     0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.816     98.491     98.572     0.1     0.1    -0.4     0.4     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.421    132.627    132.755     1.4     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    212.348    212.680     4.7     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .204    538.887    540.431     5.9     0.3     0.0     1.3     0.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.903    610.562    611.458     4.7     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.313     83.017     83.049    -1.8     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.0 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.138     79.625     79.659    -2.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.1     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.334    101.084    101.257    -1.2     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .804      8.912      8.882    -4.7    -0.3    -0.8    -0.5    -0.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .228     65.796     65.511   -13.1    -0.4    -2.7    -1.2    -0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.497    388.627    389.119     1.7     0.1     0.3     0.3     0.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .906    843.141    842.785     2.6     0.0     0.5     0.7     0.0 
   Personal care..............................      2.591    208.843    209.232     1.3     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .671    160.162    160.705     0.5     0.3    -0.5     0.7     0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .638    230.974    231.238     0.8     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.055    365.351    365.905     2.6     0.2     0.4     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     40.012    186.015    185.236     5.7    -0.4     0.6     0.5    -0.4 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    230.448    230.885     4.5     0.2     0.5     0.4     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.219    161.850    160.608     6.4    -0.8     0.6     0.5    -0.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.474    211.709    209.518     9.5    -1.0     0.8     0.8    -1.4 
    Apparel...................................      3.601    125.272    127.590     4.2     1.9     1.1    -1.1     0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.873    270.380    265.302    11.2    -1.9     0.8     1.5    -1.8 
   Durables...................................      9.745    113.177    112.822     1.7    -0.3     0.3    -0.4    -0.4 
 Services.....................................     59.988    267.510    267.352     2.1    -0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.607    263.251    263.717     1.8     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .349    127.922    128.416     1.0     0.4     0.2     0.3     0.4 
  Energy services (3).........................      3.691    201.270    193.843     1.7    -3.7     0.4     0.7    -0.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.095    181.569    181.916     4.9     0.2     0.1     0.7     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .772    151.967    152.415     1.5     0.3     0.1    -0.1     0.3 
  Transportation services.....................      6.140    268.979    269.487     3.0     0.2     0.2     0.5     0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.994    425.258    427.467     3.1     0.5     0.3     0.2     0.5 
  Other services..............................     11.340    316.708    316.933     1.8     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.258    226.329    225.717     3.3    -0.3     0.4     0.3    -0.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.045    219.396    218.558     4.3    -0.4     0.5     0.4    -0.2 
 All items less medical care..................     93.373    218.281    217.730     3.6    -0.3     0.4     0.3    -0.1 
 Commodities less food........................     26.270    164.287    163.084     6.2    -0.7     0.6     0.5    -0.7 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.525    212.750    210.697     9.0    -1.0     0.7     0.8    -1.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.923    265.279    260.703    10.4    -1.7     0.8     1.3    -1.7 
 Nondurables..................................     30.266    222.036    221.035     7.0    -0.5     0.6     0.6    -0.6 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.382    293.301    292.365     2.4    -0.3     0.3     0.3     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.994    255.295    255.009     2.0    -0.1     0.3     0.3     0.2 
 Energy.......................................      9.079    250.480    240.902    14.2    -3.8     1.2     2.0    -2.0 
 All items less energy........................     90.921    226.303    226.754     2.5     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.179    226.289    226.743     2.1     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     20.882    146.734    147.068     2.1     0.2     0.4    -0.2    -0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      5.388    313.145    300.916    23.4    -3.9     1.6     2.7    -2.9 
   Services less energy services..............     56.297    274.327    274.851     2.1     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .441     $ .442       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .147     $ .147       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               July      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      Jan.    Apr.    July    Oct.    Apr.    Oct. 
                                                                                      2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  225.425   226.268   226.955   226.763     3.9     6.2     1.8     2.4     5.1     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  228.453   229.589   230.542   230.795     3.1     6.9     3.8     4.2     5.0     4.0 
   Food....................................  228.455   229.643   230.673   230.948     3.2     7.2     4.0     4.4     5.2     4.2 
    Food at home...........................  227.131   228.508   229.911   230.077     4.5    10.2     5.0     5.3     7.3     5.1 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  259.615   262.369   264.757   265.757     6.1     2.9     6.2     9.8     4.5     8.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  224.610   225.514   226.323   227.379     4.4    14.2     6.3     5.0     9.2     5.7 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  214.781   216.720   219.381   219.493     2.1    15.4    10.0     9.1     8.5     9.6 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  285.577   287.215   289.690   284.749    12.1    12.3    -1.6    -1.2    12.2    -1.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  168.300   168.012   167.995   168.863     4.0     9.5     4.7     1.3     6.7     3.0 
     Other food at home....................  197.654   199.249   200.393   201.118     0.9     7.8     5.1     7.2     4.3     6.1 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  207.321   209.780   213.330   213.602    -0.6     2.3     7.1    12.7     0.8     9.9 
      Fats and oils........................  220.368   222.384   223.600   224.341    10.2    19.5     7.7     7.4    14.7     7.6 
      Other foods..........................  209.632   211.126   211.873   212.752    -0.2     7.1     4.3     6.1     3.4     5.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  124.418   125.193   125.044   125.461    -2.5     9.7     2.1     3.4     3.4     2.8 
    Food away from home (1)................  231.580   232.513   233.032   233.459     1.6     3.4     2.6     3.3     2.5     3.0 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  162.971   163.468   163.334   163.978     1.5     4.0     1.9     2.5     2.7     2.2 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  226.915   227.345   227.285   227.240     1.1     2.1     1.4     0.6     1.6     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  219.299   219.780   220.162   220.446     1.1     2.2     2.0     2.1     1.7     2.1 
   Shelter.................................  251.947   252.420   252.726   253.214     1.2     1.2     2.7     2.0     1.2     2.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  253.315   254.265   254.857   255.853     2.3     1.4     1.9     4.1     1.8     3.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  143.172   140.659   139.636   137.306    -4.2     3.0    30.8   -15.4    -0.7     5.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  259.682   260.230   260.548   261.086     1.2     1.1     2.0     2.2     1.2     2.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  259.664   260.211   260.522   261.064     1.2     1.1     2.0     2.2     1.2     2.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  127.278   127.581   127.922   128.416    -2.9     1.2     2.2     3.6    -0.8     2.9 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  220.447   221.155   222.606   222.093     1.8    10.1    -0.7     3.0     5.8     1.1 
    Household energy.......................  193.621   194.359   195.624   194.943     0.9    10.9    -1.9     2.8     5.8     0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  336.894   335.995   334.735   335.148    66.5    51.8   -12.8    -2.1    58.9    -7.6 
     Energy services (3)...................  194.368   195.223   196.677   195.909    -3.2     7.8    -0.8     3.2     2.2     1.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  179.974   180.159   181.374   181.744     5.2     6.8     3.8     4.0     6.0     3.9 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.870   125.275   125.249   125.369    -0.9     0.9     0.7     1.6     0.0     1.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  151.908   152.066   151.967   152.415     2.8     0.4     1.5     1.3     1.6     1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  123.562   124.934   123.529   124.021     4.9    -4.9    16.4     1.5    -0.1     8.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  117.114   116.898   116.635   117.293     1.6    -6.3    25.7     0.6    -2.4    12.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  110.363   112.690   110.218   110.866     7.7    -7.1    17.5     1.8     0.1     9.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  115.598   116.559   116.253   115.333    -2.1    -4.5    21.3    -0.9    -3.3     9.6 
   Footwear................................  129.026   129.766   129.833   128.577    -1.3    -4.5     7.5    -1.4    -2.9     3.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  213.484   215.052   217.280   214.819    15.4    24.3    -2.8     2.5    19.8    -0.2 
   Private transportation..................  209.018   210.575   212.785   210.201    14.9    25.1    -2.2     2.3    19.9     0.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........  101.140   101.297   101.095   100.651    -1.3     8.7     8.7    -1.9     3.6     3.3 
     New vehicles..........................  143.549   143.572   143.509   143.020    -1.6    10.1     7.1    -1.5     4.1     2.8 
     Used cars and trucks..................  151.827   153.211   152.354   151.440    -0.9     8.7    14.7    -1.0     3.8     6.6 
    Motor fuel.............................  303.903   309.112   318.141   308.228    53.5    70.3   -15.8     5.8    61.7    -5.6 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  302.520   308.398   317.446   307.494    53.6    69.8   -16.4     6.7    61.5    -5.5 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  144.960   145.537   145.646   145.308     6.5     3.2     9.9     1.0     4.8     5.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  252.769   253.337   255.244   255.774     1.5     1.2     2.1     4.8     1.3     3.5 
   Public transportation...................  265.862   267.455   269.718   269.679    21.7    14.6   -11.1     5.9    18.1    -3.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  400.468   401.431   402.269   404.134     2.0     4.1     2.7     3.7     3.0     3.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  324.159   324.395   325.130   325.962     3.7     6.8    -0.1     2.2     5.2     1.1 
   Medical care services...................  424.076   425.328   426.192   428.457     1.4     3.2     3.7     4.2     2.3     3.9 
    Professional services..................  335.831   336.426   336.855   337.940     1.5     2.7     2.0     2.5     2.1     2.3 
    Hospital and related services..........  643.675   647.003   647.688   651.366     2.7     5.5     6.7     4.9     4.1     5.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.332   113.461   113.379   113.299    -0.3     0.9     0.5    -0.1     0.3     0.2 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.435    98.047    98.421    98.742    -3.1     2.2     0.0     1.3    -0.5     0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  131.598   131.685   131.772   132.015     0.9     1.4     1.8     1.3     1.2     1.5 
   Education (2)...........................  208.477   209.073   209.477   210.224     6.1     3.9     5.5     3.4     5.0     4.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  528.975   528.860   535.859   537.994    10.0     2.9     3.9     7.0     6.3     5.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  599.439   601.281   601.966   604.094     5.9     4.0     5.6     3.1     4.9     4.4 
   Communication (2).......................   83.235    83.112    83.064    83.078    -3.7    -0.9    -1.6    -0.8    -2.3    -1.2 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   79.846    79.722    79.673    79.688    -4.8    -1.0    -1.8    -0.8    -2.9    -1.3 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  100.961   101.006   101.084   101.257    -4.0    -0.9    -0.9     1.2    -2.5     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.043     8.975     8.933     8.895    -7.0    -1.3    -4.2    -6.4    -4.2    -5.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   69.089    67.192    66.391    65.874   -15.6    -8.8   -10.3   -17.4   -12.3   -13.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  386.568   387.673   388.859   389.064     2.4     0.6     1.0     2.6     1.5     1.8 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  833.067   837.427   843.141   842.785     3.2    -0.4     2.8     4.7     1.4     3.8 
   Personal care...........................  208.228   208.649   209.012   209.193     2.2     0.9     0.4     1.9     1.6     1.1 
    Personal care products (1).............  159.763   159.017   160.162   160.705     2.4     1.2    -4.0     2.4     1.8    -0.9 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.454   230.779   230.974   231.238     1.0     0.8     0.1     1.4     0.9     0.7 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  363.086   364.537   364.789   365.594     2.2     2.8     2.8     2.8     2.5     2.8 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  184.701   185.783   186.622   185.783     7.6    12.3     1.3     2.4     9.9     1.8 
  Food and beverages.......................  228.453   229.589   230.542   230.795     3.1     6.9     3.8     4.2     5.0     4.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  160.855   161.879   162.643   161.394    10.3    15.5     0.0     1.3    12.9     0.6 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  209.517   211.198   212.876   209.810    20.7    19.9    -1.3     0.6    20.3    -0.3 
    Apparel................................  123.562   124.934   123.529   124.021     4.9    -4.9    16.4     1.5    -0.1     8.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  267.418   269.682   273.642   268.818    24.8    29.4    -7.2     2.1    27.1    -2.6 
   Durables................................  113.697   114.000   113.488   113.001    -2.1     5.8     5.7    -2.4     1.8     1.6 
 Services..................................  265.897   266.471   267.015   267.482     1.5     2.3     2.0     2.4     1.9     2.2 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  261.882   262.558   263.256   263.905     1.9     0.3     1.9     3.1     1.1     2.5 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   127.278   127.581   127.922   128.416    -2.9     1.2     2.2     3.6    -0.8     2.9 
  Energy services (3)......................  194.368   195.223   196.677   195.909    -3.2     7.8    -0.8     3.2     2.2     1.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  179.974   180.159   181.374   181.744     5.2     6.8     3.8     4.0     6.0     3.9 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  151.908   152.066   151.967   152.415     2.8     0.4     1.5     1.3     1.6     1.4 
  Transportation services..................  267.367   267.867   269.113   269.469     5.0     5.0    -1.1     3.2     5.0     1.0 
  Medical care services....................  424.076   425.328   426.192   428.457     1.4     3.2     3.7     4.2     2.3     3.9 
  Other services...........................  314.461   315.150   315.430   315.958     1.5     1.7     2.0     1.9     1.6     2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  224.968   225.757   226.389   226.124     4.0     6.1     1.4     2.1     5.0     1.8 
 All items less shelter....................  217.613   218.612   219.458   218.994     5.1     8.6     1.4     2.6     6.9     2.0 
 All items less medical care...............  216.818   217.649   218.324   218.055     4.0     6.4     1.7     2.3     5.2     2.0 
 Commodities less food.....................  163.305   164.317   165.062   163.841     9.9    15.0     0.0     1.3    12.4     0.7 
 Nondurables less food.....................  210.536   212.073   213.675   210.929    19.5    18.9    -1.5     0.7    19.2    -0.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  262.591   264.643   268.178   263.695    22.9    27.3    -6.6     1.7    25.1    -2.5 
 Nondurables...............................  219.814   221.179   222.435   221.009    11.8    14.7     0.1     2.2    13.2     1.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  290.297   291.055   291.867   292.461     1.9     3.7     0.9     3.0     2.8     1.9 
 Services less medical care services.......  253.218   253.904   254.668   255.055     2.0     1.7     1.3     2.9     1.8     2.1 
 Energy....................................  244.507   247.367   252.319   247.248    27.7    42.8   -10.4     4.6    35.0    -3.2 
 All items less energy.....................  225.284   225.930   226.190   226.491     1.7     2.9     3.2     2.2     2.3     2.7 
  All items less food and energy...........  225.463   226.014   226.137   226.444     1.4     2.1     3.1     1.8     1.8     2.4 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  146.370   146.897   146.533   146.428     0.4     2.4     5.5     0.2     1.4     2.8 
    Energy commodities.....................  307.662   312.602   321.179   311.714    54.2    69.3   -15.6     5.4    61.6    -5.7 
   Services less energy services...........  273.207   273.755   274.216   274.800     1.8     2.0     2.2     2.4     1.9     2.3 

   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                                          Oct. 2011 from--   Sep. 2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      July      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    Oct.  Aug.  Sep.  Sep.  July  Aug.
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      225.922   226.545   226.889   226.421   3.5  -0.1  -0.2   3.9   0.4   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      242.282   243.033   243.323   243.014   3.6   0.0  -0.1   4.0   0.4   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      243.806   244.601   244.983   244.534   3.4   0.0  -0.2   3.8   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      144.952   145.339   145.369   145.404   4.0   0.0   0.0   4.4   0.3   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      216.099   216.586   216.968   215.653   3.3  -0.4  -0.6   3.9   0.4   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      216.350   216.870   217.360   216.130   3.3  -0.3  -0.6   3.9   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.222   139.451   139.542   138.573   3.4  -0.6  -0.7   3.9   0.2   0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      212.261   213.009   213.606   212.476   3.4  -0.3  -0.5   4.1   0.6   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      219.682   220.471   220.371   219.969   3.7  -0.2  -0.2   4.1   0.3   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      220.897   221.685   221.242   220.515   3.2  -0.5  -0.3   3.6   0.2  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.783   140.378   140.471   140.303   4.0  -0.1  -0.1   4.3   0.5   0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      224.681   224.613   224.462   224.574   4.3   0.0   0.0   4.3  -0.1  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      227.805   228.222   229.147   229.195   3.4   0.4   0.0   3.5   0.6   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      231.666   232.219   233.221   233.259   3.2   0.4   0.0   3.3   0.7   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.128   138.171   138.564   138.696   3.7   0.4   0.1   3.8   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      205.928   206.524   206.883   206.393   3.3  -0.1  -0.2   3.6   0.5   0.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      140.057   140.440   140.584   140.355   3.8  -0.1  -0.2   4.1   0.4   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      219.465   219.856   220.391   219.959   3.8   0.0  -0.2   4.2   0.4   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      219.277   219.688   220.027   219.592   2.9   0.0  -0.2   3.1   0.3   0.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      231.303   231.833   233.022   233.049   2.8   0.5   0.0   3.1   0.7   0.5 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      249.164   250.058   250.559   250.051   3.3   0.0  -0.2   3.8   0.6   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      244.256         -   245.310         -     -     -     -   3.7   0.4     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      211.686         -   213.004         -     -     -     -   3.7   0.6     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      208.602         -   209.255         -     -     -     -   3.7   0.3     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      147.747         -   147.658         -     -     -     -   3.4  -0.1     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   212.335         -   209.182   3.1  -1.5     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   213.924         -   212.927   3.5  -0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   202.445         -   201.398   3.2  -0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   232.749         -   232.141   3.8  -0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   236.196         -   235.440   3.0  -0.3     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   234.608         -   235.331   3.2   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   233.810         -   235.916   3.8   0.9     -     -     -     - 

   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 Oct. 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       Sep.       Oct.                      July    Aug.    Sep. 
                                                              2011       2011      Oct.    Sep.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    223.688    223.043     3.9    -0.3     0.4     0.4    -0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    666.299    664.376       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    229.965    230.420     4.6     0.2     0.5     0.5     0.1 
   Food.......................................     15.315    229.967    230.406     4.9     0.2     0.6     0.5     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      8.906    228.777    229.269     6.4     0.2     0.6     0.6     0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.236    264.869    266.335     6.4     0.6     1.1     1.0     0.4 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.227    227.285    228.019     7.6     0.3     0.4     0.4     0.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .917    218.406    218.451     9.3     0.0     0.9     1.2     0.0 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.219    284.884    282.345     5.6    -0.9     0.7     1.0    -1.5 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.091    167.416    168.262     4.7     0.5    -0.1     0.0     0.5 
     Other food at home.......................      2.217    199.519    200.430     5.3     0.5     0.8     0.5     0.3 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .324    211.591    212.276     5.4     0.3     1.2     1.5     0.3 
      Fats and oils...........................       .258    225.698    227.230    11.6     0.7     1.0     0.5     0.4 
      Other foods.............................      1.635    211.730    212.673     4.3     0.4     0.7     0.4     0.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .463    125.167    125.681     3.2     0.4     0.6    -0.1     0.4 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.409    233.257    233.622     2.7     0.2     0.5     0.2     0.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    164.421    165.008     2.5     0.4     0.2    -0.1     0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.086    228.513    229.194     1.6     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.228    217.371    216.843     2.0    -0.2     0.2     0.2     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     29.811    246.372    246.922     1.8     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.396    252.771    253.727     2.4     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .436    140.665    137.128     1.7    -2.5    -1.9    -1.0    -1.6 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.672    235.886    236.407     1.6     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     19.942    235.876    236.397     1.6     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    129.090    129.562     1.1     0.4     0.3     0.3     0.4 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.633    225.398    218.952     3.5    -2.9     0.3     0.7    -0.3 
    Household energy..........................      4.476    198.168    190.976     3.1    -3.6     0.4     0.7    -0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .301    334.361    334.886    20.2     0.2    -0.3    -0.2     0.2 
     Energy services (3)......................      4.175    200.861    193.001     1.9    -3.9     0.4     0.8    -0.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.157    181.931    182.337     4.9     0.2     0.1     0.7     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.784    121.399    121.642     0.8     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .364    154.718    155.235     1.6     0.3     0.1    -0.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.668    124.716    126.966     4.4     1.8     1.0    -0.6     0.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .921    116.854    120.512     6.1     3.1    -0.3     0.3     1.2 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.502    113.333    115.638     4.7     2.0     2.0    -1.6     0.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .280    119.921    121.409     3.5     1.2     1.6    -0.3    -0.6 
   Footwear...................................       .750    131.035    130.799     0.7    -0.2     0.7    -0.1    -1.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     19.418    216.474    213.013    10.1    -1.6     0.9     1.1    -1.2 
   Private transportation.....................     18.631    213.141    209.647    10.2    -1.6     0.9     1.1    -1.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.914    100.736    100.187     3.9    -0.5     0.3    -0.3    -0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      3.320    143.290    143.539     3.4     0.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.3 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      3.003    154.645    152.569     5.3    -1.3     0.9    -0.5    -0.6 
    Motor fuel................................      6.470    310.810    297.935    23.5    -4.1     1.7     2.8    -3.1 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      6.193    310.227    296.999    23.5    -4.3     1.8     2.8    -3.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .479    145.652    145.326     5.2    -0.2     0.4     0.2    -0.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.184    258.001    258.440     2.3     0.2     0.2     0.8     0.2 
   Public transportation......................       .787    267.826    266.204     6.8    -0.6     0.7     0.6     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    403.433    405.472     3.2     0.5     0.2     0.2     0.5 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.318    316.869    317.901     3.4     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.3 
   Medical care services......................      4.038    428.856    431.274     3.2     0.6     0.3     0.2     0.6 
    Professional services.....................      2.220    340.195    341.110     2.3     0.3     0.2     0.1     0.4 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.414    647.586    652.231     5.1     0.7     0.5     0.0     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.862    109.995    109.869     0.4    -0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.959     99.148     99.339     0.3     0.2    -0.5     0.3     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.118    126.219    126.415     0.6     0.2     0.0     0.0     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.380    208.721    209.343     4.6     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .199    544.702    546.888     6.6     0.4     0.2     1.3     0.5 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.181    586.531    588.222     4.4     0.3     0.3     0.1     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.738     85.492     85.543    -1.9     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.605     83.144     83.196    -2.1     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.823    100.475    100.616    -1.5     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .782      9.462      9.440    -4.3    -0.2    -0.6    -0.5    -0.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .208     65.435     65.342   -12.8    -0.1    -2.3    -1.3    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.950    418.837    419.067     1.8     0.1     0.3     0.4     0.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.450    848.513    847.868     2.6    -0.1     0.6     0.7    -0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.500    206.615    206.887     1.3     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.0 
    Personal care products (1)................       .717    160.623    160.970     0.5     0.2    -0.6     0.6     0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .572    231.139    231.409     0.8     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.027    366.656    366.867     2.5     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.898    190.644    189.605     6.4    -0.5     0.7     0.6    -0.5 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    229.965    230.420     4.6     0.2     0.5     0.5     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.497    168.793    167.147     7.4    -1.0     0.7     0.6    -0.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     17.244    223.817    220.916    10.5    -1.3     0.9     1.0    -1.5 
    Apparel...................................      3.668    124.716    126.966     4.4     1.8     1.0    -0.6     0.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     13.576    290.172    284.081    12.2    -2.1     1.0     1.6    -1.8 
   Durables...................................     10.253    115.332    114.872     2.3    -0.4     0.3    -0.5    -0.4 
 Services.....................................     56.102    262.636    262.427     2.0    -0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.504    237.418    237.944     1.8     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    129.090    129.562     1.1     0.4     0.3     0.3     0.4 
  Energy services (3).........................      4.175    200.861    193.001     1.9    -3.9     0.4     0.8    -0.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.157    181.931    182.337     4.9     0.2     0.1     0.7     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .364    154.718    155.235     1.6     0.3     0.1    -0.1     0.3 
  Transportation services.....................      5.994    269.151    270.160     3.0     0.4     0.3     0.4     0.2 
  Medical care services.......................      4.038    428.856    431.274     3.2     0.6     0.3     0.2     0.6 
  Other services..............................     10.563    301.130    301.477     1.4     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.685    222.384    221.548     3.8    -0.4     0.4     0.4    -0.2 
 All items less shelter.......................     70.189    217.817    216.732     4.8    -0.5     0.5     0.5    -0.3 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    216.346    215.626     4.0    -0.3     0.4     0.4    -0.2 
 Commodities less food........................     28.583    170.938    169.349     7.2    -0.9     0.7     0.6    -0.9 
 Nondurables less food........................     18.329    224.341    221.629     9.9    -1.2     0.9     0.9    -1.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.662    283.654    278.162    11.4    -1.9     0.9     1.5    -1.7 
 Nondurables..................................     33.644    227.983    226.642     7.6    -0.6     0.7     0.7    -0.7 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.598    258.945    257.887     2.3    -0.4     0.2     0.3     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.065    251.058    250.733     1.9    -0.1     0.2     0.3     0.2 
 Energy.......................................     10.946    252.823    242.844    14.8    -3.9     1.2     2.0    -2.1 
 All items less energy........................     89.054    221.161    221.643     2.6     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     73.739    219.766    220.258     2.2     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.812    149.633    149.890     2.5     0.2     0.4    -0.1    -0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      6.771    313.363    300.937    23.4    -4.0     1.7     2.7    -3.0 
   Services less energy services..............     51.927    269.337    270.000     2.0     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.3 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .447     $ .448       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .150     $ .151       -       -       -       -       - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               July      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      Jan.    Apr.    July    Oct.    Apr.    Oct. 
                                                                                      2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  222.077   223.010   223.845   223.535     4.4     7.3     1.6     2.7     5.9     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  227.802   229.016   230.060   230.351     3.2     7.1     3.8     4.6     5.1     4.2 
   Food....................................  227.692   228.952   230.030   230.337     3.4     7.4     4.0     4.7     5.4     4.3 
    Food at home...........................  226.069   227.458   228.884   229.153     4.7    10.4     5.0     5.6     7.5     5.3 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  260.242   263.058   265.587   266.730     6.1     3.3     5.8    10.4     4.7     8.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  224.657   225.516   226.446   227.546     4.3    14.6     6.5     5.2     9.3     5.9 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  213.957   215.910   218.406   218.451     2.6    16.4     9.9     8.7     9.3     9.3 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  282.395   284.468   287.175   282.740    12.6    12.8    -2.7     0.5    12.7    -1.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  167.414   167.199   167.262   168.076     4.2     9.3     4.0     1.6     6.7     2.8 
     Other food at home....................  196.955   198.478   199.568   200.240     1.3     7.2     5.9     6.8     4.2     6.4 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  206.103   208.537   211.591   212.276     0.7     1.6     7.1    12.5     1.1     9.8 
      Fats and oils........................  221.486   223.640   224.718   225.509    10.4    18.8    10.0     7.5    14.5     8.7 
      Other foods..........................  209.767   211.152   211.956   212.671     0.1     6.5     5.1     5.7     3.2     5.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  124.607   125.327   125.167   125.681    -2.1     9.0     2.6     3.5     3.3     3.1 
    Food away from home (1)................  231.603   232.682   233.257   233.622     1.5     3.4     2.5     3.5     2.4     3.0 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  164.167   164.551   164.421   165.008     1.6     4.1     2.2     2.1     2.9     2.1 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  227.990   228.514   229.060   229.130     0.6     3.1     0.8     2.0     1.8     1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  215.909   216.430   216.896   217.175     1.3     2.3     1.8     2.4     1.8     2.1 
   Shelter.................................  245.635   246.170   246.496   247.041     1.5     1.3     2.2     2.3     1.4     2.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  251.517   252.486   253.029   253.907     2.5     1.4     1.7     3.9     2.0     2.8 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  144.542   141.783   140.409   138.160    -4.8     5.8    27.3   -16.5     0.4     3.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  235.213   235.681   235.969   236.463     1.2     1.1     1.9     2.1     1.2     2.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  235.206   235.674   235.959   236.454     1.2     1.1     1.9     2.1     1.2     2.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  128.377   128.727   129.090   129.562    -1.4    -0.1     2.3     3.7    -0.7     3.0 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  219.074   219.783   221.302   220.648     1.9     9.1     0.0     2.9     5.4     1.5 
    Household energy.......................  191.649   192.373   193.702   192.887     1.1     9.7    -0.9     2.6     5.3     0.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  335.796   334.935   334.361   334.886    64.3    47.2   -12.7    -1.1    55.6    -7.1 
     Energy services (3)...................  193.693   194.520   195.994   195.083    -2.3     7.3     0.1     2.9     2.4     1.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  180.357   180.557   181.809   182.163     5.0     6.7     3.8     4.1     5.8     3.9 
   Household furnishings and operations....  121.083   121.447   121.613   121.679    -0.7     0.7     1.3     2.0     0.0     1.6 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  154.670   154.879   154.718   155.235     2.3     0.9     2.0     1.5     1.6     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  122.700   123.897   123.110   123.381     3.8    -4.0    16.7     2.2    -0.2     9.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  116.888   116.537   116.944   118.380     4.0    -6.7    24.0     5.2    -1.5    14.2 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  109.948   112.099   110.315   110.444     6.0    -4.8    16.8     1.8     0.5     9.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  118.190   120.035   119.637   118.953    -1.4    -5.1    19.8     2.6    -3.3    10.9 
   Footwear................................  129.250   130.189   130.053   128.627    -0.9    -2.2     8.3    -1.9    -1.6     3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  214.617   216.457   218.765   216.031    16.6    26.9    -2.9     2.7    21.7    -0.2 
   Private transportation..................  211.387   213.215   215.526   212.729    16.5    27.5    -2.6     2.6    21.9    -0.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........  100.613   100.947   100.694   100.304    -1.2     9.0     9.7    -1.2     3.8     4.1 
     New vehicles..........................  144.489   144.511   144.429   144.033    -1.7    10.3     6.8    -1.3     4.1     2.7 
     Used cars and trucks..................  152.817   154.229   153.401   152.535    -0.9     8.7    14.8    -0.7     3.8     6.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  305.332   310.629   319.294   309.254    53.7    70.8   -15.8     5.2    62.1    -5.9 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  304.500   310.120   318.744   308.583    53.9    70.3   -16.0     5.5    61.9    -5.8 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  144.840   145.390   145.652   145.326     6.3     3.5     9.8     1.3     4.9     5.5 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  255.509   256.077   258.001   258.440     1.2     1.1     2.4     4.7     1.1     3.5 
   Public transportation...................  263.228   264.968   266.655   266.551    19.4    14.7    -9.5     5.1    17.0    -2.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  402.449   403.355   404.101   406.170     2.2     4.1     2.9     3.7     3.1     3.3 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  315.957   316.299   316.869   317.901     3.9     7.0     0.2     2.5     5.4     1.3 
   Medical care services...................  427.870   428.997   429.797   432.259     1.7     3.1     3.9     4.2     2.4     4.0 
    Professional services..................  339.447   340.063   340.515   341.718     2.1     2.5     1.9     2.7     2.3     2.3 
    Hospital and related services..........  647.029   650.044   650.292   653.945     3.3     5.6     7.2     4.3     4.4     5.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  109.989   110.007   109.921   109.929    -0.6     1.5     0.9    -0.2     0.4     0.3 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.198    98.741    99.049    99.493    -2.8     2.3     0.5     1.2    -0.3     0.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.517   125.576   125.624   125.928    -0.6     0.9     0.9     1.3     0.1     1.1 
   Education (2)...........................  205.277   205.796   206.130   207.239     5.9     3.7     4.9     3.9     4.8     4.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  532.994   534.305   541.400   544.346    11.3     3.3     3.3     8.8     7.2     6.0 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  577.124   578.589   578.907   582.018     5.4     3.7     5.1     3.4     4.6     4.3 
   Communication (2).......................   85.644    85.568    85.530    85.570    -4.5    -0.9    -1.6    -0.3    -2.8    -1.0 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   83.298    83.221    83.182    83.223    -5.3    -1.0    -1.7    -0.4    -3.2    -1.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  100.366   100.405   100.475   100.616    -4.8    -0.9    -1.1     1.0    -2.9    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.582     9.527     9.482     9.455    -6.9    -1.2    -3.8    -5.2    -4.1    -4.5 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   68.476    66.880    66.005    65.750   -16.2   -10.5    -9.4   -15.0   -13.4   -12.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  416.213   417.579   419.144   419.022     2.9     0.4     1.3     2.7     1.6     2.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  837.692   842.479   848.513   847.868     3.2    -0.4     2.8     4.9     1.3     3.9 
   Personal care...........................  206.107   206.492   206.855   206.852     2.7     0.8     0.4     1.5     1.8     0.9 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.567   159.655   160.623   160.970     3.3     1.6    -3.7     1.0     2.4    -1.4 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.579   230.907   231.139   231.409     0.9     0.8     0.0     1.4     0.8     0.7 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  364.641   365.672   366.100   366.640     3.1     2.2     2.7     2.2     2.6     2.4 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  189.046   190.282   191.372   190.348     8.5    13.9     1.1     2.8    11.1     2.0 
  Food and beverages.......................  227.802   229.016   230.060   230.351     3.2     7.1     3.8     4.6     5.1     4.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  167.478   168.690   169.769   168.215    11.7    17.9    -0.3     1.8    14.8     0.7 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  220.896   222.967   225.168   221.806    22.7    22.7    -2.7     1.7    22.7    -0.5 
    Apparel................................  122.700   123.897   123.110   123.381     3.8    -4.0    16.7     2.2    -0.2     9.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  286.641   289.480   294.063   288.888    26.5    31.3    -7.5     3.2    28.9    -2.3 
   Durables................................  115.677   116.073   115.500   115.002    -2.1     6.8     7.1    -2.3     2.3     2.3 
 Services..................................  260.993   261.562   262.136   262.648     1.3     2.4     1.9     2.6     1.8     2.2 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  236.372   237.045   237.511   238.113     1.9     0.7     1.7     3.0     1.3     2.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   128.377   128.727   129.090   129.562    -1.4    -0.1     2.3     3.7    -0.7     3.0 
  Energy services (3)......................  193.693   194.520   195.994   195.083    -2.3     7.3     0.1     2.9     2.4     1.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  180.357   180.557   181.809   182.163     5.0     6.7     3.8     4.1     5.8     3.9 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  154.670   154.879   154.718   155.235     2.3     0.9     2.0     1.5     1.6     1.7 
  Transportation services..................  267.720   268.407   269.601   270.174     3.5     4.8     0.2     3.7     4.1     1.9 
  Medical care services....................  427.870   428.997   429.797   432.259     1.7     3.1     3.9     4.2     2.4     4.0 
  Other services...........................  299.585   299.911   300.175   300.871     0.6     1.5     1.6     1.7     1.1     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  220.891   221.765   222.557   222.138     4.6     7.3     1.1     2.3     5.9     1.7 
 All items less shelter....................  215.872   216.959   217.988   217.364     5.7     9.9     1.3     2.8     7.8     2.0 
 All items less medical care...............  214.730   215.656   216.487   216.108     4.5     7.5     1.5     2.6     6.0     2.0 
 Commodities less food.....................  169.640   170.837   171.906   170.390    11.3    17.4    -0.3     1.8    14.3     0.7 
 Nondurables less food.....................  221.553   223.538   225.645   222.347    21.5    21.6    -2.6     1.4    21.6    -0.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  280.419   283.019   287.198   282.244    24.9    29.3    -7.1     2.6    27.1    -2.3 
 Nondurables...............................  225.476   226.992   228.532   226.833    13.0    16.2    -0.3     2.4    14.6     1.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  256.220   256.800   257.577   258.101     1.4     3.6     1.1     3.0     2.5     2.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  249.178   249.772   250.450   250.871     1.6     2.0     1.4     2.7     1.8     2.1 
 Energy....................................  246.895   249.914   254.922   249.471    29.7    44.3   -10.5     4.2    36.8    -3.4 
 All items less energy.....................  220.065   220.749   221.083   221.394     1.6     3.1     3.4     2.4     2.4     2.9 
  All items less food and energy...........  218.908   219.477   219.660   219.972     1.3     2.2     3.2     2.0     1.7     2.6 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  148.996   149.589   149.394   149.226     0.4     2.7     6.2     0.6     1.6     3.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  308.122   313.210   321.564   311.879    54.2    69.7   -15.7     5.0    61.8    -5.9 
   Services less energy services...........  268.327   268.865   269.335   270.009     1.6     2.0     2.0     2.5     1.8     2.3 

   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                                          Oct.2011 from--   Sep.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      July      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    Oct.  Aug.  Sep.  Sep.  July  Aug.
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      222.686   223.326   223.688   223.043   3.9  -0.1  -0.3   4.4   0.4   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      240.707   241.431   241.838   241.549   3.9   0.0  -0.1   4.4   0.5   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      240.475   241.191   241.752   241.355   3.7   0.1  -0.2   4.3   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      146.536   146.985   147.039   146.999   4.4   0.0   0.0   4.8   0.3   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      212.718   213.212   213.626   212.038   3.8  -0.6  -0.7   4.5   0.4   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      212.211   212.589   213.070   211.604   3.8  -0.5  -0.7   4.5   0.4   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.835   140.207   140.363   139.157   3.8  -0.7  -0.9   4.5   0.4   0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      211.120   211.873   212.520   211.193   3.8  -0.3  -0.6   4.6   0.7   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      218.087   218.947   218.787   218.109   4.2  -0.4  -0.3   4.6   0.3  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      219.543   220.583   220.130   219.075   3.6  -0.7  -0.5   4.1   0.3  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.584   140.190   140.229   139.879   4.4  -0.2  -0.2   4.9   0.5   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      225.923   225.793   225.478   225.364   4.6  -0.2  -0.1   4.7  -0.2  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      222.815   223.204   224.237   224.268   3.7   0.5   0.0   3.9   0.6   0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.152   225.662   226.764   226.759   3.5   0.5   0.0   3.8   0.7   0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.151   138.255   138.770   138.884   3.9   0.5   0.1   4.1   0.4   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      205.474   206.077   206.484   205.846   3.7  -0.1  -0.3   4.1   0.5   0.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      140.288   140.723   140.883   140.505   4.2  -0.2  -0.3   4.6   0.4   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      218.791   219.093   219.494   218.914   4.2  -0.1  -0.3   4.6   0.3   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      214.437   214.740   215.005   214.145   3.5  -0.3  -0.4   3.9   0.3   0.1 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      224.277   224.665   226.096   226.116   3.1   0.6   0.0   3.5   0.8   0.6 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      245.265   246.025   246.877   246.297   3.7   0.1  -0.2   4.3   0.7   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      245.949         -   246.424         -     -     -     -   4.0   0.2     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      203.660         -   204.981         -     -     -     -   4.2   0.6     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      213.480         -   214.567         -     -     -     -   4.4   0.5     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      148.294         -   148.352         -     -     -     -   3.9   0.0     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   212.325         -   208.362   3.2  -1.9     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   210.377         -   209.427   3.7  -0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   201.772         -   200.464   3.8  -0.6     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   231.448         -   230.728   4.2  -0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   236.583         -   236.478   3.4   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   231.445         -   232.371   3.6   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   230.558         -   232.697   4.3   0.9     -     -     -     - 

   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         Oct. 2011 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Sep.      Oct.      Oct.      Sep.  
                                                              2011      2011      2010      2011  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   130.449   130.204       3.4      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   134.054   134.314       4.4       0.2 
   Food.......................................     13.493   134.369   134.634       4.7       0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   130.684   130.946       6.1       0.2 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   139.350   139.620       2.7       0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   130.684   130.875       1.1       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   130.529   130.320       1.8      -0.2 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   133.392   133.626       1.8       0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   165.443   161.388       3.1      -2.5 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.464    92.578       0.2       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    93.711    95.481       3.7       1.9 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   144.884   142.880       9.3      -1.4 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   145.848   143.766       9.5      -1.4 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   132.614   131.592       6.9      -0.8 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   155.282   155.987       3.0       0.5 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   136.868   137.242       3.0       0.3 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   162.044   162.877       3.0       0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   102.120   101.882      -0.7      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   113.861   113.920       0.7       0.1 
   Education..................................      2.804   195.655   195.853       4.6       0.1 
   Communication..............................      3.484    70.905    70.913      -2.4       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   142.954   143.137       2.6       0.1 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383   138.611   138.535       2.0      -0.1 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   120.696   120.236       5.4      -0.4 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.414    81.145       0.8      -0.3 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   141.308   140.744       7.0      -0.4 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   122.379   122.605       1.9       0.2 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   212.213   204.473      13.8      -3.6 

 Indexes for 2011 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2010 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: November 16, 2011
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