Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release



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                  Consumer Price Index - October 2010

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.2 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 1.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 As has frequently been the case in recent months, an increase in the
 energy index was the major factor in the all items seasonally
 adjusted increase. The gasoline index rose for the fourth month in a
 row and accounted for almost 90 percent of the all items increase;
 the household energy index rose as well. The food index rose slightly
 in October with the food at home index unchanged.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in
 October, the third month in a row with no change. The indexes for
 shelter and medical care rose, but these increases were offset by
 declines in an array of indexes including new vehicles, used cars and
 trucks, apparel, recreation, and tobacco.
 
 Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy
 has risen 0.6 percent, the smallest 12-month increase in the history
 of the index, which dates to 1957. The energy index has risen 5.9
 percent over that span with the gasoline index up 9.5 percent. The
 food index has risen 1.4 percent, with both the food at home index
 and food away from home index rising the same 1.4 percent.


	
 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.   ended 
                              2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010   Oct.  
                                                                         2010  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................   -.1   -.2   -.1    .3    .3    .1    .2      1.2
  Food......................    .2    .0    .0   -.1    .2    .3    .1      1.4
   Food at home.............    .2    .0   -.1   -.1    .0    .3    .0      1.4
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .1    .1    .0    .3    .3    .1      1.4
  Energy....................  -1.4  -2.9  -2.9   2.6   2.3    .7   2.6      5.9
   Energy commodities.......  -2.1  -4.8  -4.1   4.0   3.8   1.8   4.4      9.9
    Gasoline (all types)....  -2.4  -5.2  -4.5   4.6   3.9   1.6   4.6      9.5
    Fuel oil (1)............   2.3  -1.4  -3.2  -1.6    .9    .8   4.7     14.5
   Energy services..........   -.5   -.5  -1.6    .8    .4   -.8    .2       .9
    Electricity.............    .7   -.4  -2.2    .5    .2   -.3    .4       .6
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -4.4  -1.0    .6   1.7   1.1  -2.3   -.4      1.9
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .0    .1    .2    .1    .0    .0    .0       .6
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.3    .1    .2    .2    .1   -.2   -.2       .1
    New vehicles............    .0    .1    .1    .1    .3    .1   -.2       .4
    Used cars and trucks....    .2    .6    .9    .8    .7   -.7   -.9      8.6
    Apparel.................   -.7    .2    .8    .6   -.1   -.6   -.3     -1.2
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .2    .1    .0   -.2    .2    .3    .1      2.5
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .1    .1    .1    .0    .1    .1       .8
    Shelter.................    .0    .1    .1    .1    .0    .0    .1      -.3
    Transportation services     .4    .4    .0    .0    .1    .3    .3      2.8
    Medical care services...    .3    .0    .4    .0    .2    .8    .2      3.6

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.

 

 Consumer Price Index Data for October 2010
 
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.1 percent in October after a 0.3 percent
 increase in September. The index for food away from home rose 0.1
 percent while the food at home index was unchanged. Among the six
 major grocery store food groups that comprise the food at home index,
 the index for dairy and related products posted the largest increase,
 rising 1.1 percent. This was its fifth increase in the last six
 months and its largest since January. The index for meats, poultry,
 fish, and eggs also rose, increasing 0.6 percent as increases in the
 indexes for beef, poultry, and pork offset a decline in the eggs
 index. These increases offset declines in the remaining food at home
 groups. The fruits and vegetables group posted the largest decline,
 falling 0.7 percent, while the index for nonalcoholic beverages fell
 0.5 percent. The indexes for cereals and bakery products and for
 other food at home both fell 0.2 percent. Over the past year, the
 indexes for cereals and bakery products and for nonalcoholic
 beverages have declined, while the index for other food at home was
 unchanged and the indexes for the remaining three groups have risen.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose 2.6 percent in October, its fourth consecutive
 monthly increase. The gasoline index rose 4.6 percent in October
 after rising 1.6 percent in September. (Before seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices rose 3.3 percent in October.) The household energy
 index, which declined in September,  rose in October, increasing 0.4
 percent. The natural gas index fell 0.4 percent, but this decline was
 more than offset by a 0.4 percent increase in the electricity index
 and a 4.7 percent rise in the index for fuel oil. The indexes of all
 the major energy components have risen over the last 12 months.
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in October
 for the third month in a row.  After being unchanged the previous two
 months, the shelter index rose 0.1 percent in October.  The indexes
 for rent and owners' equivalent rent both increased 0.1 percent while
 the index for lodging away from home declined 1.0 percent. The
 medical care index, which rose 0.6 percent in September, rose 0.1
 percent in October, with the medical care commodities index rising
 0.1 percent and the index for medical care services increasing 0.2
 percent. Within the medical care services component, the index for
 physicians' services fell 0.1 percent but the hospital services index
 increased 0.7 percent. Offsetting these increases were declines in
 several indexes. The index for used cars and trucks fell 0.9 percent
 in October, its second straight decline after a long series of
 increases. The index for new vehicles fell as well, declining 0.2
 percent. The apparel index fell 0.3 percent in October, its third
 straight decline. The recreation index fell for the fourth month in a
 row, decreasing 0.1 percent, and the index for tobacco fell for the
 first time since February, declining 0.3 percent.

 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.6 percent
 over the last 12 months. Several transportation indexes have
 increased; the index for used cars and trucks has risen 8.6 percent,
 while the new vehicles index has edged up 0.4 percent and the index
 for airline fares has risen 4.4 percent. The medical care index has
 also increased, rising 3.4 percent. Indexes that have declined over
 the past year include shelter, which has fallen 0.3 percent,
 household furnishings and operations (down 2.5 percent), apparel
 (down 1.2 percent), and recreation (down 1.0 percent).
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.2 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 218.711
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.5 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 214.623 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1
 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.0 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index rose 0.2 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please
 note that the indexes for the post-2008 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for November 2010 is scheduled to be
 released on Wednesday, December 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).


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 Effective with the release of CPI data for January 2011 scheduled for 
 Thursday, February 17, 2011, the following series will be re-titled:

 •	Recreation services will become Other recreation services
 •	Gas (piped) and electricity will become Energy services
 •	Canned fish and seafood will become Shelf stable fish and 
        seafood

 The Recreation services index does not include all services under 
 the major group Recreation, specifically video and audio related 
 services, pet services,and photography and film services are excluded.  
 The new title, Other recreation services, will reflect these 
 exclusions.

 Gas (piped) and electricity has been presented as Energy services in 
 Table A of the CPI News Release since August 2009.  At that time, the 
 format text of the News Release was updated to focus on Food, Energy, 
 and All items less food and energy instead of the major groups (Food, 
 Housing, Apparel, Transportation, Medical care, Education and 
 communication, Recreation, and Other goods and services).  The title 
 will be changed in the remainder of the publication tables in January
 2011 to improve consistency.

 The title for Canned fish and seafood will change to Shelf stable 
 fish and seafood to better reflect current packaging methods.

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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 25,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
     
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2009".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2009.pdf
     

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

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





 Regions Defined

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

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



 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2005 through December 2009 were replaced in January
 2010.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.

 The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is
 derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based
 upon certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components
 change their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to
 not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in
 the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the
 seasonally adjusted indexes will be used before that period.  Note:
 46 of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2010.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2010, BLS adjusted 30
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.





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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Oct. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Sep.       Oct.                      July    Aug.    Sep. 
                                                              2010       2010      Oct.    Sep.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    218.439    218.711     1.2     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.2 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    654.346    655.162       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    220.586    221.005     1.4     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.738    220.216    220.616     1.4     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.801    216.161    216.698     1.4     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.108    250.085    249.890    -0.6    -0.1     0.1     0.8    -0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.745    211.280    212.170     5.8     0.4    -0.3     0.9     0.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .820    199.042    201.291     3.0     1.1    -0.1     0.2     1.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.153    268.832    270.200     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.1    -0.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .952    161.771    161.313    -1.0    -0.3    -0.1     0.0    -0.5 
     Other food at home.......................      2.023    191.289    191.311     0.0     0.0     0.2     0.0    -0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .295    202.469    202.962     3.2     0.2    -0.1     1.1     0.7 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    201.971    203.614     1.8     0.8     0.7     0.1     0.5 
      Other foods.............................      1.496    204.322    203.990    -0.9    -0.2     0.2    -0.2    -0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .439    122.106    121.698    -0.3    -0.3    -0.2     0.3    -0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.937    227.075    227.287     1.4     0.1     0.3     0.3     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    160.072    160.036     1.9     0.0     0.1     0.3     0.0 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.056    224.043    224.705     1.1     0.3     0.0     0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.960    216.602    216.100    -0.2    -0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.289    248.522    248.646    -0.3     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.966    249.368    249.618     0.3     0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .769    135.800    133.580     0.1    -1.6    -1.3    -0.2    -1.0 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     25.206    256.590    256.823     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.593    256.584    256.817     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .347    126.627    127.111     4.0     0.4     0.5     0.1     0.4 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.081    217.695    213.031     2.4    -2.1     0.4    -0.4     0.4 
    Household energy..........................      4.028    192.635    187.271     1.7    -2.8     0.5    -0.6     0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .276    265.812    276.551    13.4     4.0     0.7     1.0     4.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......      3.752    197.049    190.603     0.9    -3.3     0.4    -0.8     0.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.052    172.833    173.360     5.3     0.3     0.2     0.4     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.590    124.535    124.524    -2.5     0.0     0.0    -0.4     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.346    150.151     0.0    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.695    121.011    122.454    -1.2     1.2    -0.1    -0.6    -0.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .903    112.201    114.090    -0.6     1.7    -0.1    -0.6    -0.3 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.580    109.217    110.723    -2.7     1.4    -0.3    -1.4    -0.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .196    114.413    114.663    -2.2     0.2    -1.3    -1.3    -1.9 
   Footwear...................................       .721    129.303    130.896     0.4     1.2    -0.5     0.3     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.685    192.412    194.283     4.8     1.0     1.2     0.5     1.2 
   Private transportation.....................     15.497    187.646    189.674     4.9     1.1     1.3     0.5     1.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.386     97.502     97.203     2.2    -0.3     0.4    -0.2    -0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      3.573    137.365    137.849     0.4     0.4     0.3     0.1    -0.2 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.012    146.065    144.040     8.6    -1.4     0.7    -0.7    -0.9 
    Motor fuel................................      4.525    232.518    240.303     9.7     3.3     3.9     1.8     4.4 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.337    231.819    239.527     9.5     3.3     3.9     1.6     4.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .401    137.802    138.289     3.5     0.4     0.3     0.1     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.167    249.231    249.824     1.8     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.2 
   Public transportation......................      1.187    252.525    251.435     4.3    -0.4    -0.2     0.5     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.513    390.616    391.240     3.4     0.2     0.2     0.6     0.1 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.611    315.804    316.082     2.5     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.902    413.807    414.564     3.6     0.2     0.2     0.8     0.2 
    Professional services.....................      2.796    330.149    330.057     2.7     0.0     0.2     0.4     0.0 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.619    614.667    618.936     7.5     0.7     0.5     1.5     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.437    113.120    112.984    -1.0    -0.1    -0.2    -0.3    -0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.894     98.638     98.503    -1.7    -0.1    -0.5     0.0    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.434    131.154    130.959     1.4    -0.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      3.035    203.353    203.071     3.7    -0.1     0.0    -0.2     0.0 
    Educational books and supplies............       .200    508.892    510.335     3.2     0.3    -1.4     0.6     0.5 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.835    585.271    584.286     3.7    -0.2     0.1    -0.3     0.0 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.399     84.665     84.531    -0.6    -0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.225     81.497     81.359    -0.8    -0.2     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.392    102.633    102.458    -0.4    -0.2     0.1     0.1    -0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (6).....................       .833      9.339      9.324    -1.9    -0.2    -0.2    -0.4    -0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (7).......................       .246     75.570     75.385    -3.6    -0.2     0.2     0.1    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.483    383.663    382.764     1.9    -0.2     0.3    -0.1    -0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .871    823.766    821.529     6.2    -0.3     0.4     0.1    -0.3 
   Personal care..............................      2.612    206.929    206.471     0.5    -0.2     0.2    -0.2    -0.3 
    Personal care products (1)................       .688    160.985    159.951    -1.4    -0.6     0.0    -0.2    -0.6 
    Personal care services (1)................       .642    230.332    229.343     0.4    -0.4    -0.1     0.0    -0.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.048    355.964    356.508     2.5     0.2     0.2    -0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.816    174.282    175.225     1.7     0.5     0.5     0.2     0.5 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    220.586    221.005     1.4     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.021    149.761    150.882     1.9     0.7     0.8     0.1     0.7 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.044    188.770    191.332     3.0     1.4     1.4     0.4     1.1 
    Apparel...................................      3.695    121.011    122.454    -1.2     1.2    -0.1    -0.6    -0.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.349    235.211    238.530     4.5     1.4     2.0     0.8     1.5 
   Durables...................................      9.978    111.174    110.966     0.3    -0.2     0.4    -0.3    -0.4 
 Services.....................................     60.184    262.320    261.927     0.8    -0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.942    258.934    259.054    -0.4     0.0     0.1     0.3     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .347    126.627    127.111     4.0     0.4     0.5     0.1     0.4 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5).........      3.752    197.049    190.603     0.9    -3.3     0.4    -0.8     0.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.052    172.833    173.360     5.3     0.3     0.2     0.4     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.346    150.151     0.0    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2    -0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      6.060    260.577    261.625     2.8     0.4     0.1     0.3     0.3 
  Medical care services.......................      4.902    413.807    414.564     3.6     0.2     0.2     0.8     0.2 
  Other services..............................     11.347    311.802    311.375     1.4    -0.1     0.0    -0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.262    218.179    218.431     1.1     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.3 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.711    209.133    209.467     1.9     0.2     0.4     0.1     0.3 
 All items less medical care..................     93.487    210.001    210.257     1.0     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.2 
 Commodities less food........................     26.078    152.395    153.508     1.9     0.7     0.7     0.1     0.7 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.100    190.885    193.344     2.9     1.3     1.3     0.5     0.8 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.405    233.089    236.158     4.2     1.3     1.8     0.7     1.2 
 Nondurables..................................     29.838    204.920    206.518     2.2     0.8     0.9     0.3     0.8 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.243    286.640    285.588     2.2    -0.4     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.282    250.516    250.066     0.6    -0.2     0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Energy.......................................      8.553    210.003    210.947     5.9     0.4     2.3     0.7     2.6 
 All items less energy........................     91.447    221.030    221.236     0.7     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.0 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.708    221.907    222.079     0.6     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.276    143.866    144.028     0.1     0.1     0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      4.801    235.797    243.784     9.9     3.4     3.8     1.8     4.4 
   Services less energy services..............     56.432    269.034    269.208     0.8     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .458     $ .457       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .153     $ .153       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 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.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Jan.    Apr.    July    Oct.    Apr.    Oct. 
                                                                                      2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  217.597   218.150   218.372   218.879     2.3     0.0     0.0     2.4     1.1     1.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  219.641   219.961   220.644   220.808     1.8     1.7    -0.1     2.1     1.8     1.0 
   Food....................................  219.222   219.563   220.262   220.408     1.9     2.0    -0.3     2.2     1.9     0.9 
    Food at home...........................  215.430   215.506   216.241   216.339     2.3     3.0    -1.1     1.7     2.6     0.3 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  248.561   248.746   250.651   250.168    -0.4    -2.1    -2.5     2.6    -1.2     0.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  209.196   208.537   210.311   211.630     3.1     8.2     7.0     4.7     5.6     5.8 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  198.991   198.712   199.042   201.291     7.6    -3.3     3.5     4.7     2.0     4.1 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  269.266   270.413   270.585   268.779     7.4    13.0   -16.1    -0.7    10.2    -8.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.755   161.588   161.667   160.937     0.0     0.0    -1.8    -2.0     0.0    -1.9 
     Other food at home....................  190.968   191.436   191.482   191.175    -0.7    -0.1     0.5     0.4    -0.4     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  200.816   200.610   202.826   204.188     1.9     1.6     2.3     6.9     1.8     4.6 
      Fats and oils........................  199.743   201.077   201.256   202.234     1.8     0.6     0.0     5.1     1.2     2.5 
      Other foods..........................  204.548   205.055   204.645   203.766    -1.6    -0.6     0.2    -1.5    -1.1    -0.7 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.052   121.787   122.106   121.698    -1.8     2.4    -0.8    -1.2     0.3    -1.0 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.710   226.422   227.075   227.287     1.2     0.6     0.8     2.8     0.9     1.8 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  159.338   159.517   160.072   160.036     1.2     3.1     1.5     1.8     2.2     1.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  223.758   223.789   224.249   224.665     0.5    -0.9     3.2     1.6    -0.2     2.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.192   216.277   216.157   216.351    -1.4    -0.1     0.1     0.3    -0.7     0.2 
   Shelter.................................  248.533   248.475   248.590   248.725    -2.6    -0.3     1.1     0.3    -1.4     0.7 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  249.381   249.213   249.535   249.675    -0.1     0.2     0.6     0.5     0.0     0.6 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  137.410   135.651   135.371   134.035   -13.0     7.3    17.4    -9.5    -3.4     3.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  256.521   256.580   256.667   256.884    -0.7    -0.7     0.7     0.6    -0.7     0.6 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  256.513   256.575   256.661   256.878    -0.7    -0.7     0.7     0.6    -0.7     0.6 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  125.865   126.463   126.627   127.111     7.3     1.7     3.2     4.0     4.5     3.6 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  213.471   214.372   213.483   214.378     6.8     5.7    -4.1     1.7     6.2    -1.2 
    Household energy.......................  188.333   189.216   187.999   188.822     7.3     5.2    -6.3     1.0     6.3    -2.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  261.257   263.196   265.812   276.551    75.7    -3.9   -22.1    25.6    30.0    -1.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)...  192.576   193.441   191.969   192.302     3.4     5.9    -5.0    -0.6     4.7    -2.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  171.409   171.833   172.598   173.204     5.0     7.6     4.5     4.3     6.3     4.4 
   Household furnishings and operations....  125.135   125.193   124.729   124.685    -1.6    -5.1    -1.9    -1.4    -3.4    -1.6 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.747   150.630   150.346   150.151    -1.8     1.5     1.8    -1.6    -0.2     0.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.373   120.205   119.444   119.028     0.2    -7.0     6.6    -4.4    -3.4     1.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  113.220   113.094   112.412   112.077    -1.7    -6.6    10.6    -4.0    -4.2     3.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  108.074   107.759   106.293   105.915     1.1   -11.2     8.0    -7.8    -5.2    -0.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  117.212   115.667   114.148   111.956     0.8    -1.8    10.8   -16.8    -0.5    -4.0 
   Footwear................................  128.465   127.882   128.327   128.548     4.3    -6.1     3.6     0.3    -1.0     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  190.544   192.909   193.961   196.318    14.2    -2.8    -3.5    12.7     5.4     4.3 
   Private transportation..................  185.797   188.302   189.331   191.780    14.9    -3.6    -3.8    13.5     5.3     4.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   97.557    97.908    97.739    97.303     4.9     1.7     3.0    -1.0     3.3     1.0 
     New vehicles..........................  138.139   138.529   138.704   138.417    -1.0     0.8     1.1     0.8    -0.1     1.0 
     Used cars and trucks..................  145.088   146.093   145.139   143.833    24.6     5.6     9.3    -3.4    14.7     2.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  224.977   233.847   238.064   248.648    43.6   -17.2   -18.3    49.2     9.0    10.4 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  224.135   232.965   236.714   247.512    44.8   -17.0   -19.5    48.7     9.7     9.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  137.236   137.646   137.802   138.289     5.0     1.3     4.6     3.1     3.1     3.9 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  247.536   248.390   249.231   249.824     0.3     2.9     0.3     3.7     1.6     2.0 
   Public transportation...................  250.567   250.191   251.529   251.992     5.9     8.8     0.4     2.3     7.3     1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  387.933   388.842   391.328   391.902     3.8     4.4     1.1     4.2     4.1     2.6 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  314.113   314.881   315.804   316.082     2.8     5.3    -0.5     2.5     4.0     1.0 
   Medical care services...................  410.759   411.709   414.806   415.495     4.1     4.1     1.6     4.7     4.1     3.1 
    Professional services..................  328.610   329.413   330.705   330.626     3.6     1.7     3.1     2.5     2.6     2.8 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  605.466   608.304   617.619   621.010     7.2    10.2     2.3    10.7     8.7     6.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.599   113.375   113.028   112.945    -2.1     0.3     0.0    -2.3    -0.9    -1.2 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.240    98.747    98.746    98.605    -0.1    -2.8    -1.3    -2.5    -1.4    -1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  130.355   130.369   130.220   130.140     1.8     3.1     1.6    -0.7     2.5     0.4 
   Education (2)...........................  200.686   200.746   200.358   200.442     4.0     6.8     4.6    -0.5     5.3     2.0 
    Educational books and supplies.........  508.430   501.521   504.653   507.055     6.4     3.2     4.5    -1.1     4.8     1.7 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  577.097   577.834   576.388   576.457     3.8     7.0     4.6    -0.4     5.4     2.1 
   Communication (2).......................   84.702    84.695    84.660    84.527    -0.4    -0.1    -1.2    -0.8    -0.2    -1.0 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.535    81.532    81.497    81.359    -0.8    -0.2    -1.2    -0.9    -0.5    -1.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.471   102.534   102.633   102.458    -0.6    -1.3     0.3    -0.1    -1.0     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (6)..................    9.399     9.381     9.339     9.324    -1.8     3.1    -5.4    -3.2     0.6    -4.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (7)....................   76.160    76.281    76.330    75.917    -4.2    -3.7    -5.3    -1.3    -3.9    -3.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  383.432   384.493   383.948   382.701     2.7     0.4     5.6    -0.8     1.5     2.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  819.214   822.662   823.766   821.529     6.9     0.6    16.8     1.1     3.7     8.7 
   Personal care...........................  207.160   207.630   207.136   206.425     1.1     0.4     2.0    -1.4     0.7     0.3 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.372   161.337   160.985   159.951    -1.5    -0.1    -0.6    -3.5    -0.8    -2.0 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.519   230.354   230.332   229.343     0.3     1.8     1.5    -2.0     1.0    -0.3 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  354.973   355.528   355.275   356.127     3.1     2.5     3.1     1.3     2.8     2.2 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  173.368   174.304   174.665   175.490     6.4    -2.5    -1.7     5.0     1.9     1.6 
  Food and beverages.......................  219.641   219.961   220.644   220.808     1.8     1.7    -0.1     2.1     1.8     1.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  148.890   150.042   150.262   151.324     9.3    -4.8    -2.6     6.7     2.0     1.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  186.102   188.620   189.461   191.616    15.3    -9.2    -4.3    12.4     2.3     3.7 
    Apparel................................  120.373   120.205   119.444   119.028     0.2    -7.0     6.6    -4.4    -3.4     1.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  231.395   235.953   237.892   241.403    20.2    -9.5    -7.6    18.5     4.3     4.6 
   Durables................................  111.465   111.895   111.580   111.174     2.5    -1.1     0.8    -1.0     0.6    -0.1 
 Services..................................  261.549   261.680   261.781   262.008    -0.4     1.7     1.2     0.7     0.6     0.9 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  257.998   258.276   259.063   259.238    -1.6    -1.9     0.2     1.9    -1.8     1.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   125.865   126.463   126.627   127.111     7.3     1.7     3.2     4.0     4.5     3.6 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......  192.576   193.441   191.969   192.302     3.4     5.9    -5.0    -0.6     4.7    -2.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  171.409   171.833   172.598   173.204     5.0     7.6     4.5     4.3     6.3     4.4 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.747   150.630   150.346   150.151    -1.8     1.5     1.8    -1.6    -0.2     0.1 
  Transportation services..................  259.852   260.059   260.777   261.655     2.1     5.0     1.5     2.8     3.5     2.2 
  Medical care services....................  410.759   411.709   414.806   415.495     4.1     4.1     1.6     4.7     4.1     3.1 
  Other services...........................  310.990   311.046   310.495   310.397     1.3     2.5     2.8    -0.8     1.9     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  217.361   217.947   218.095   218.658     2.4    -0.3     0.1     2.4     1.0     1.2 
 All items less shelter....................  207.943   208.744   209.012   209.671     4.7     0.1    -0.5     3.4     2.4     1.4 
 All items less medical care...............  209.236   209.770   209.905   210.404     2.2    -0.3     0.0     2.3     0.9     1.1 
 Commodities less food.....................  151.537   152.662   152.889   153.938     8.9    -4.7    -2.4     6.5     1.9     1.9 
 Nondurables less food.....................  188.502   190.950   191.839   193.327    14.8    -8.7    -3.4    10.6     2.4     3.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  229.614   233.855   235.546   238.419    19.0    -8.7    -6.8    16.2     4.2     4.1 
 Nondurables...............................  202.701   204.516   205.209   206.911     7.5    -2.9    -3.7     8.6     2.2     2.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  284.537   284.979   285.138   285.577     2.7     3.9     0.6     1.5     3.3     1.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  249.251   249.511   249.872   250.121    -0.1     0.6     0.3     1.4     0.2     0.9 
 Energy....................................  204.195   208.874   210.256   215.720    25.6    -7.6   -12.8    24.6     7.7     4.2 
 All items less energy.....................  220.684   220.823   220.930   220.938     0.3     0.8     1.4     0.5     0.5     0.9 
  All items less food and energy...........  221.676   221.779   221.781   221.765     0.0     0.6     1.7     0.2     0.3     0.9 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.923   144.079   143.727   143.379     1.7    -1.6     1.8    -1.5     0.0     0.1 
    Energy commodities.....................  228.353   236.938   241.105   251.770    45.4   -16.5   -18.5    47.8    10.2     9.7 
   Services less energy services...........  268.610   268.672   268.921   269.138    -0.6     1.4     1.6     0.8     0.4     1.2 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 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.2010 from--   Sep.2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      July      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Oct.  Aug.  Sep.  Sep.  July  Aug.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      218.011   218.312   218.439   218.711   1.2   0.2   0.1   1.1   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      233.885   234.150   234.027   234.671   1.5   0.2   0.3   1.2   0.1  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      235.770   236.089   235.995   236.560   1.3   0.2   0.2   1.0   0.1   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.274   139.348   139.229   139.746   1.7   0.3   0.4   1.9   0.0  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      208.211   208.639   208.788   208.689   1.5   0.0   0.0   1.6   0.3   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      208.556   208.912   209.253   209.182   1.2   0.1   0.0   1.4   0.3   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.130   134.375   134.275   134.074   1.8  -0.2  -0.1   1.9   0.1  -0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      203.992   204.985   205.100   205.565   1.5   0.3   0.2   1.6   0.5   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      210.988   211.308   211.775   212.026   1.3   0.3   0.1   1.4   0.4   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      212.696   212.947   213.493   213.589   1.2   0.3   0.0   1.1   0.4   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.130   134.335   134.658   134.890   1.4   0.4   0.2   1.5   0.4   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      214.639   215.266   215.172   215.390   1.4   0.1   0.1   2.0   0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      221.331   221.523   221.384   221.708   0.6   0.1   0.1   0.5   0.0  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.574   225.790   225.726   226.058   0.8   0.1   0.1   0.6   0.1   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.685   133.704   133.544   133.745   0.1   0.0   0.2   0.3  -0.1  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      199.224   199.477   199.617   199.842   1.1   0.2   0.1   1.0   0.2   0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.753   134.908   134.987   135.174   1.3   0.2   0.1   1.4   0.2   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      210.882   211.606   211.524   211.831   1.3   0.1   0.1   1.4   0.3   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      212.535   212.784   213.339   213.332   0.8   0.3   0.0   0.9   0.4   0.3 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      225.991   226.373   226.048   226.794   0.7   0.2   0.3   0.4   0.0  -0.1 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      241.147   241.569   241.485   241.981   1.5   0.2   0.2   1.2   0.1   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      236.132         -   236.474         -     -     -     -  -0.1   0.1     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      203.989         -   205.492         -     -     -     -   1.8   0.7     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      200.227         -   201.882         -     -     -     -   0.0   0.8     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      141.966         -   142.738         -     -     -     -   1.3   0.5     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   204.511         -   202.913   0.9  -0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   205.412         -   205.824   0.4   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   195.165         -   195.094   1.8   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   222.803         -   223.631   0.5   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   228.500         -   228.543   1.7   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   227.954         -   228.107   0.9   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   227.645         -   227.251   0.4  -0.2     -     -     -     - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Oct. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Sep.       Oct.                      July    Aug.    Sep. 
                                                              2010       2010      Oct.    Sep.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    214.306    214.623     1.5     0.1     0.3     0.2     0.3 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    638.353    639.296       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    219.817    220.199     1.4     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.1 
   Food.......................................     15.333    219.376    219.736     1.4     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      8.900    215.058    215.511     1.5     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.257    250.654    250.429    -0.6    -0.1     0.2     0.7    -0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.144    211.109    211.978     5.9     0.4    -0.3     0.9     0.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .898    197.812    199.890     3.0     1.1    -0.1     0.1     1.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.223    266.461    267.466     0.1     0.4     0.4     0.0    -0.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.123    161.210    160.678    -1.1    -0.3    -0.2    -0.1    -0.5 
     Other food at home.......................      2.254    190.318    190.351    -0.1     0.0     0.3    -0.1    -0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .321    200.971    201.469     2.9     0.2    -0.2     1.1     0.6 
      Fats and oils...........................       .259    202.118    203.670     1.4     0.8     0.6     0.1     0.5 
      Other foods.............................      1.674    204.234    203.935    -1.0    -0.1     0.3    -0.3    -0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    122.164    121.806    -0.7    -0.3    -0.3     0.3    -0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.433    227.188    227.412     1.4     0.1     0.3     0.3     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .321    160.755    160.988     2.6     0.1     0.1     0.6     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.092    224.828    225.531     1.3     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.753    213.294    212.681     0.0    -0.3     0.0     0.0     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     30.171    242.338    242.513    -0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.476    247.589    247.823     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .432    136.488    134.787     0.1    -1.2    -2.0    -0.3    -0.7 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.959    232.472    232.680     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     20.218    232.473    232.683     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .303    127.718    128.130     4.4     0.3     0.5     0.2     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.632    216.787    211.649     2.4    -2.4     0.6    -0.4     0.3 
    Household energy..........................      4.517    191.066    185.262     1.7    -3.0     0.7    -0.7     0.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .271    267.283    278.516    13.1     4.2     0.6     0.9     4.2 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......      4.246    196.143    189.313     1.0    -3.5     0.7    -0.8     0.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.114    173.258    173.843     5.3     0.3     0.2     0.5     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.950    120.560    120.643    -2.7     0.1    -0.1    -0.3     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .369    152.851    152.729    -0.4    -0.1    -0.1    -0.5    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.788    119.942    121.587    -1.7     1.4    -0.4    -0.4    -0.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .945    111.901    113.618    -1.5     1.5     0.1    -0.6    -0.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    108.532    110.474    -2.5     1.8    -0.7    -0.3    -0.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .285    116.688    117.250    -2.3     0.5    -2.1    -1.6    -1.7 
   Footwear...................................       .781    128.436    129.851    -0.6     1.1    -0.5    -0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     18.647    191.517    193.553     5.5     1.1     1.6     0.6     1.5 
   Private transportation.....................     17.881    188.152    190.259     5.5     1.1     1.7     0.7     1.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.952     96.860     96.402     3.2    -0.5     0.4    -0.3    -0.5 
     New vehicles.............................      3.385    138.353    138.806     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.1    -0.2 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.944    146.959    144.952     8.6    -1.4     0.7    -0.6    -0.9 
    Motor fuel................................      5.774    233.370    241.218     9.8     3.4     4.7     2.1     4.8 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.530    232.783    240.558     9.6     3.3     3.9     1.6     4.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .472    137.728    138.153     3.3     0.3     0.3     0.1     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.180    251.938    252.546     1.9     0.2     0.4     0.3     0.2 
   Public transportation......................       .766    249.816    249.169     3.9    -0.3     0.0     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.261    392.028    392.749     3.6     0.2     0.2     0.6     0.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.301    307.322    307.539     2.6     0.1     0.3     0.3     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      3.961    416.993    417.913     3.9     0.2     0.2     0.7     0.2 
    Professional services.....................      2.195    333.547    333.450     2.8     0.0     0.2     0.4     0.0 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.339    615.785    620.670     8.3     0.8     0.5     1.5     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.031    109.626    109.449    -1.2    -0.2    -0.2    -0.3    -0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      2.046     99.199     99.054    -1.6    -0.1    -0.4     0.0    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.175    125.818    125.617     1.0    -0.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      2.327    200.329    200.129     3.8    -0.1     0.0    -0.2     0.1 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196    512.303    512.956     3.1     0.1    -1.1     0.6     0.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.131    563.998    563.319     3.9    -0.1     0.1    -0.3     0.1 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.848     87.343     87.170    -0.7    -0.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.2 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.715     85.154     84.978    -0.8    -0.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.906    102.325    102.135    -0.7    -0.2     0.1     0.1    -0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (6).....................       .809      9.891      9.864    -1.3    -0.3    -0.1    -0.6    -0.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (7).......................       .225     75.356     74.970    -3.8    -0.5     0.2    -0.1    -0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.919    412.690    411.655     2.6    -0.3     0.3     0.0    -0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.397    828.794    826.468     6.1    -0.3     0.4     0.1    -0.3 
   Personal care..............................      2.522    204.620    204.142     0.5    -0.2     0.2    -0.1    -0.4 
    Personal care products (1)................       .733    161.132    160.174    -1.3    -0.6     0.0    -0.2    -0.6 
    Personal care services (1)................       .577    230.624    229.635     0.4    -0.4    -0.1     0.0    -0.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.019    357.423    357.784     2.4     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.589    177.267    178.283     2.1     0.6     0.7     0.3     0.6 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    219.817    220.199     1.4     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.164    154.406    155.663     2.6     0.8     1.0     0.3     0.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     16.703    197.015    199.991     3.4     1.5     1.5     0.6     1.3 
    Apparel...................................      3.788    119.942    121.587    -1.7     1.4    -0.4    -0.4    -0.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.915    249.301    253.167     5.0     1.6     2.2     1.0     1.9 
   Durables...................................     10.461    112.646    112.294     1.2    -0.3     0.3    -0.2    -0.4 
 Services.....................................     56.411    257.663    257.198     0.9    -0.2     0.1     0.0     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.868    233.516    233.679    -0.2     0.1     0.0     0.2     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .303    127.718    128.130     4.4     0.3     0.5     0.2     0.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5).........      4.246    196.143    189.313     1.0    -3.5     0.7    -0.8     0.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.114    173.258    173.843     5.3     0.3     0.2     0.5     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .369    152.851    152.729    -0.4    -0.1    -0.1    -0.5    -0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      5.918    260.813    262.219     3.1     0.5     0.1     0.2     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      3.961    416.993    417.913     3.9     0.2     0.2     0.7     0.2 
  Other services..............................     10.631    297.815    297.397     1.2    -0.1     0.0    -0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.667    213.223    213.532     1.5     0.1     0.4     0.1     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.829    206.399    206.770     2.1     0.2     0.5     0.2     0.4 
 All items less medical care..................     94.739    207.107    207.409     1.3     0.1     0.4     0.1     0.3 
 Commodities less food........................     28.256    156.792    158.038     2.5     0.8     1.0     0.3     0.9 
 Nondurables less food........................     17.795    198.749    201.606     3.3     1.4     1.5     0.6     1.2 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.007    246.106    249.688     4.8     1.5     2.0     0.9     1.6 
 Nondurables..................................     33.128    208.853    210.627     2.4     0.8     0.9     0.5     1.0 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.543    253.335    252.181     2.2    -0.5     0.2     0.0     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.450    246.476    245.955     0.7    -0.2     0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Energy.......................................     10.291    210.386    211.514     6.2     0.5     2.9     0.9     2.9 
 All items less energy........................     89.709    215.742    215.961     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.0 
  All items less food and energy..............     74.376    215.388    215.580     0.8     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.211    146.170    146.268     0.6     0.1     0.1    -0.2    -0.3 
    Energy commodities........................      6.045    235.913    243.933     9.9     3.4     4.5     2.0     4.8 
   Services less energy services..............     52.165    264.342    264.603     0.9     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .467     $ .466       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .157     $ .156       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 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.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Jan.    Apr.    July    Oct.    Apr.    Oct. 
                                                                                      2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  213.275   214.019   214.345   215.005     3.3    -0.3    -0.4     3.3     1.5     1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.851   219.203   219.852   220.003     1.8     1.8     0.0     2.1     1.8     1.0 
   Food....................................  218.336   218.696   219.367   219.514     1.7     2.1    -0.3     2.2     1.9     0.9 
    Food at home...........................  214.312   214.392   215.042   215.136     2.2     3.2    -1.0     1.5     2.7     0.3 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  249.053   249.429   251.234   250.767    -0.9    -1.8    -2.6     2.8    -1.4     0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  208.949   208.288   210.142   211.446     2.9     8.8     7.0     4.9     5.8     5.9 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  197.782   197.651   197.812   199.890     7.5    -3.4     3.8     4.3     1.9     4.1 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  266.463   267.571   267.680   265.939     7.3    13.6   -16.7    -0.8    10.4    -9.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.496   161.246   161.087   160.297     0.0     0.1    -1.5    -2.9     0.1    -2.2 
     Other food at home....................  190.144   190.637   190.495   190.170    -0.5    -0.4     0.2     0.1    -0.4     0.1 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  199.386   199.065   201.240   202.408     2.2     2.3     1.1     6.2     2.2     3.6 
      Fats and oils........................  199.998   201.168   201.340   202.318     1.5     0.2    -0.6     4.7     0.9     2.0 
      Other foods..........................  204.633   205.225   204.561   203.701    -1.3    -1.0     0.2    -1.8    -1.1    -0.8 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.217   121.804   122.164   121.806    -2.0     2.2    -1.6    -1.3     0.1    -1.5 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.707   226.481   227.188   227.412     1.1     0.7     0.6     3.1     0.9     1.8 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  159.725   159.866   160.755   160.988     2.0     3.6     1.6     3.2     2.8     2.4 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  224.936   225.179   225.507   225.707     1.8    -2.2     4.4     1.4    -0.2     2.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  212.756   212.842   212.764   212.959    -0.4     0.0    -0.1     0.4    -0.2     0.1 
   Shelter.................................  242.390   242.282   242.448   242.602    -1.6    -0.2     0.9     0.4    -0.9     0.6 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.705   247.460   247.767   247.885    -0.3     0.2     0.4     0.3     0.0     0.4 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  139.345   136.626   136.197   135.294   -12.6     8.8    18.0   -11.1    -2.5     2.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  232.411   232.443   232.567   232.759    -0.8    -0.6     0.7     0.6    -0.7     0.6 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  232.411   232.444   232.568   232.762    -0.8    -0.6     0.7     0.6    -0.7     0.6 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  126.950   127.526   127.718   128.130     8.5     1.8     3.5     3.8     5.1     3.6 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  212.231   213.407   212.484   213.115     6.7     5.3    -3.9     1.7     6.0    -1.1 
    Household energy.......................  186.400   187.614   186.387   186.978     7.0     4.6    -5.8     1.2     5.8    -2.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  263.269   264.904   267.283   278.516    77.3    -4.6   -22.7    25.3    30.1    -1.6 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)...  191.240   192.489   191.045   191.184     3.6     5.3    -4.6    -0.1     4.5    -2.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  172.010   172.296   173.079   173.455     5.6     7.8     4.3     3.4     6.7     3.8 
   Household furnishings and operations....  121.071   121.001   120.681   120.687    -1.4    -5.8    -2.2    -1.3    -3.7    -1.7 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  153.634   153.542   152.851   152.729    -4.8     2.2     3.5    -2.3    -1.4     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.544   119.017   118.544   118.175    -0.5    -7.6     6.2    -4.5    -4.1     0.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.845   112.965   112.281   111.728    -4.2    -6.9     9.7    -3.9    -5.6     2.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.821   106.111   105.776   105.596     1.0   -11.6     6.1    -4.5    -5.5     0.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  120.885   118.376   116.525   114.553     4.3    -2.3    11.0   -19.4     1.0    -5.4 
   Footwear................................  128.294   127.689   127.444   127.691     2.6    -6.4     3.7    -1.9    -2.0     0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  189.020   192.130   193.376   196.286    16.3    -3.7    -4.7    16.3     5.8     5.3 
   Private transportation..................  185.661   188.845   190.087   193.039    16.8    -4.2    -4.9    16.9     5.8     5.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.827    97.221    96.958    96.498     8.0     2.1     4.2    -1.4     5.0     1.4 
     New vehicles..........................  139.218   139.526   139.661   139.363    -1.1     0.5     1.3     0.4    -0.3     0.9 
     Used cars and trucks..................  145.889   146.935   146.033   144.761    24.8     5.5     9.0    -3.1    14.7     2.8 
    Motor fuel.............................  224.320   234.907   239.792   251.389    41.1   -17.7   -20.7    57.7     7.8    11.8 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  224.891   233.750   237.478   248.433    46.3   -17.2   -20.0    48.9    10.1     9.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  137.218   137.612   137.728   138.153     4.9     1.6     3.9     2.8     3.2     3.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  250.143   251.084   251.938   252.546     0.3     3.1     0.4     3.9     1.7     2.2 
   Public transportation...................  247.744   247.825   248.885   249.803     5.0     6.9     0.6     3.4     6.0     2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  389.453   390.299   392.737   393.364     4.1     5.0     1.3     4.1     4.5     2.7 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  305.764   306.541   307.322   307.539     2.9     5.7    -0.5     2.3     4.3     0.9 
   Medical care services...................  414.049   414.900   417.992   418.780     4.5     4.7     1.9     4.6     4.6     3.3 
    Professional services..................  331.963   332.739   334.108   333.960     3.9     1.9     3.1     2.4     2.9     2.8 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  606.994   609.797   618.805   622.544     8.0    11.8     3.0    10.6     9.9     6.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  109.992   109.813   109.532   109.427    -1.9     0.0    -0.6    -2.0    -1.0    -1.3 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.646    99.260    99.299    99.197     0.0    -2.8    -1.7    -1.8    -1.4    -1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.256   125.272   125.137   125.048     1.3     2.5     1.1    -0.7     1.9     0.2 
   Education (2)...........................  197.893   197.914   197.532   197.794     4.1     7.0     4.6    -0.2     5.5     2.2 
    Educational books and supplies.........  510.490   504.799   507.899   509.466     6.2     3.9     3.3    -0.8     5.0     1.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  556.699   557.331   555.849   556.496     3.9     7.2     4.7    -0.1     5.5     2.2 
   Communication (2).......................   87.375    87.388    87.340    87.168    -0.8    -0.2    -0.9    -0.9    -0.5    -0.9 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.186    85.201    85.154    84.978    -1.0    -0.2    -1.0    -1.0    -0.6    -1.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.185   102.239   102.325   102.135    -1.2    -1.4     0.2    -0.2    -1.3     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (6)..................    9.957     9.947     9.891     9.864    -0.7     4.4    -5.1    -3.7     1.8    -4.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (7)....................   76.168    76.335    76.253    75.608    -3.4    -3.0    -5.9    -2.9    -3.2    -4.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  411.916   413.142   413.007   411.642     3.5     0.3     6.8    -0.3     1.9     3.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  824.198   827.609   828.794   826.468     7.0     0.7    16.5     1.1     3.8     8.6 
   Personal care...........................  204.671   205.143   204.868   204.132     1.3     0.1     1.7    -1.0     0.7     0.3 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.416   161.376   161.132   160.174    -1.4    -0.2    -0.5    -3.0    -0.8    -1.8 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.769   230.625   230.624   229.635     0.2     1.9     1.6    -2.0     1.0    -0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  355.713   356.397   356.667   357.305     3.8     2.4     1.7     1.8     3.1     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  176.029   177.262   177.809   178.870     7.5    -2.8    -2.1     6.6     2.2     2.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.851   219.203   219.852   220.003     1.8     1.8     0.0     2.1     1.8     1.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  153.086   154.660   155.148   156.567    11.0    -5.4    -3.4     9.4     2.5     2.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  193.805   196.796   197.981   200.534    18.4   -11.5    -4.8    14.6     2.4     4.4 
    Apparel................................  119.544   119.017   118.544   118.175    -0.5    -7.6     6.2    -4.5    -4.1     0.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  244.635   249.977   252.387   257.082    22.1   -11.2    -7.9    22.0     4.1     6.0 
   Durables................................  112.840   113.188   112.925   112.468     4.5    -0.1     1.8    -1.3     2.1     0.2 
 Services..................................  256.860   257.025   257.115   257.372     0.2     1.7     1.0     0.8     0.9     0.9 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.052   233.137   233.640   233.826    -1.0    -1.3     0.3     1.3    -1.1     0.8 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   126.950   127.526   127.718   128.130     8.5     1.8     3.5     3.8     5.1     3.6 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......  191.240   192.489   191.045   191.184     3.6     5.3    -4.6    -0.1     4.5    -2.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  172.010   172.296   173.079   173.455     5.6     7.8     4.3     3.4     6.7     3.8 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  153.634   153.542   152.851   152.729    -4.8     2.2     3.5    -2.3    -1.4     0.5 
  Transportation services..................  260.234   260.588   261.213   262.351     1.8     5.2     2.2     3.3     3.5     2.7 
  Medical care services....................  414.049   414.900   417.992   418.780     4.5     4.7     1.9     4.6     4.6     3.3 
  Other services...........................  297.141   297.236   296.788   296.741     1.3     1.9     2.2    -0.5     1.6     0.8 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  212.194   213.004   213.269   214.020     3.6    -0.7    -0.4     3.5     1.4     1.5 
 All items less shelter....................  204.964   206.024   206.412   207.262     5.5    -0.4    -0.9     4.6     2.5     1.8 
 All items less medical care...............  206.132   206.865   207.125   207.781     3.3    -0.6    -0.5     3.2     1.3     1.4 
 Commodities less food.....................  155.506   157.049   157.535   158.926    10.7    -5.3    -3.1     9.1     2.4     2.8 
 Nondurables less food.....................  195.686   198.552   199.695   202.081    17.4   -10.9    -4.4    13.7     2.3     4.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  241.864   246.763   248.977   252.930    21.1   -10.5    -7.1    19.6     4.1     5.4 
 Nondurables...............................  206.494   208.421   209.473   211.654     7.8    -4.0    -3.7    10.4     1.7     3.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  251.382   251.873   251.937   252.325     2.6     4.0     0.5     1.5     3.3     1.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  245.438   245.645   245.846   246.090     0.2     1.0     0.5     1.1     0.6     0.8 
 Energy....................................  203.561   209.481   211.343   217.469    25.4    -8.8   -14.5    30.3     6.9     5.5 
 All items less energy.....................  215.408   215.528   215.669   215.670     1.0     0.8     1.4     0.5     0.9     1.0 
  All items less food and energy...........  215.198   215.269   215.303   215.274     0.8     0.5     1.8     0.1     0.7     1.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  146.172   146.280   146.012   145.595     2.9    -1.6     2.5    -1.6     0.7     0.5 
    Energy commodities.....................  227.010   237.307   242.121   253.766    42.5   -17.2   -20.8    56.2     8.7    11.2 
   Services less energy services...........  264.007   264.048   264.313   264.583    -0.1     1.4     1.5     0.9     0.7     1.2 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 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.2010 from--   Sep.2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      July      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Oct.  Aug.  Sep.  Sep.  July  Aug.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      213.898   214.205   214.306   214.623   1.5   0.2   0.1   1.4   0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      231.380   231.694   231.566   232.396   1.8   0.3   0.4   1.5   0.1  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      231.615   231.995   231.881   232.672   1.7   0.3   0.3   1.2   0.1   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.283   140.390   140.295   140.848   2.1   0.3   0.4   2.1   0.0  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      203.877   204.273   204.442   204.329   1.8   0.0  -0.1   1.9   0.3   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      203.363   203.593   203.946   203.906   1.6   0.2   0.0   1.7   0.3   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.136   134.426   134.361   134.093   2.0  -0.2  -0.2   2.2   0.2   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      201.950   202.896   203.086   203.548   1.7   0.3   0.2   1.8   0.6   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      208.440   208.740   209.155   209.376   1.6   0.3   0.1   1.7   0.3   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      210.592   210.831   211.393   211.409   1.4   0.3   0.0   1.3   0.4   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.227   133.420   133.680   133.923   1.7   0.4   0.2   1.8   0.3   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      214.840   215.354   215.346   215.451   1.5   0.0   0.0   2.1   0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      215.824   216.048   215.804   216.273   0.7   0.1   0.2   0.6   0.0  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      218.499   218.784   218.524   219.017   0.9   0.1   0.2   0.7   0.0  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.471   133.480   133.346   133.622   0.3   0.1   0.2   0.4  -0.1  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      197.908   198.168   198.278   198.576   1.4   0.2   0.2   1.2   0.2   0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.420   134.581   134.644   134.840   1.6   0.2   0.1   1.7   0.2   0.0 
   D.........................................    M      209.161   209.863   209.864   210.160   1.5   0.1   0.1   1.7   0.3   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      206.307   206.338   206.897   206.894   1.2   0.3   0.0   1.3   0.3   0.3 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      218.367   218.752   218.427   219.339   0.9   0.3   0.4   0.5   0.0  -0.1 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      236.330   236.820   236.725   237.483   1.9   0.3   0.3   1.4   0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      236.657         -   236.844         -     -     -     -   0.5   0.1     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      195.477         -   196.787         -     -     -     -   2.1   0.7     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      203.537         -   205.602         -     -     -     -   0.6   1.0     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      141.926         -   142.755         -     -     -     -   1.5   0.6     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   203.745         -   201.887   1.1  -0.9     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   201.359         -   201.864   0.8   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   193.276         -   193.110   2.0  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   220.790         -   221.497   0.5   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   228.523         -   228.676   1.8   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   224.195         -   224.352   1.2   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   223.444         -   223.112   0.8  -0.1     -     -     -     - 

   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. 2010 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Sep.      Oct.      Oct.      Sep.  
                                                              2010      2010      2009      2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   126.418   126.614       1.0       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   128.713   128.946       1.3       0.2 
   Food.......................................     13.493   128.683   128.904       1.3       0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   123.467   123.746       1.3       0.2 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   135.821   135.954       1.3       0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   129.566   129.959       0.9       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   128.505   128.240      -0.3      -0.2 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   131.106   131.161      -0.4       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   161.361   158.349       2.4      -1.9 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.177    92.140      -3.0       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    89.951    91.154      -1.9       1.3 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   131.313   132.737       5.1       1.1 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   131.858   133.434       5.2       1.2 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   123.963   123.470       4.4      -0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   151.186   151.393       3.1       0.1 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   133.004   133.097       2.3       0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   157.867   158.118       3.3       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   102.617   102.437      -2.0      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   113.302   113.108       1.0      -0.2 
   Education..................................      2.804   187.500   187.174       3.6      -0.2 
   Communication..............................      3.484    72.993    72.869      -1.1      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   138.734   138.471       1.5      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383   135.941   135.745       0.7      -0.1 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   114.721   115.403       1.5       0.6 
  Durables....................................     10.376    80.769    80.612      -0.4      -0.2 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   132.423   133.571       2.1       0.9 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   120.061   120.149       0.3       0.1 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   186.018   187.484       6.2       0.8 

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

Last Modified Date: November 17, 2010
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