Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release


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 8:30 a.m. (EST) Wednesday, November 18, 2009  USDL-09-1401
 
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                  Consumer Price Index - October 2009

 On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All
 Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.3 percent in October, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today. The index has decreased 0.2
 percent over the last 12 months on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 
 The seasonally adjusted all items increase largely reflected advances
 in the indexes for energy and for new and used motor vehicles.  The
 energy index rose for the fifth time in the last six months,
 advancing 1.5 percent as the indexes for gasoline, fuel oil, natural
 gas, and electricity all increased. The index for all items less food
 and energy rose 0.2 percent in October, the same increase as in
 September. The indexes for used cars and trucks and for new vehicles
 both rose sharply and together they accounted for over 90 percent of
 the increase in the index for all items less food and energy. The
 indexes for airline fares and medical care also increased, while the
 shelter index was unchanged and the indexes for apparel and
 recreation declined.
 
 The food index also increased in October, rising 0.1 percent after
 declining in two of the previous three months. The index for food
 away from home increased slightly, while the food at home index was
 unchanged.  Within the food at home group, the index for dairy and
 related products rose significantly, while the fruits and vegetables
 index declined for the fourth straight month.

 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 
                              2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009   Oct.  
                                                                         2009  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .0    .1    .7    .0    .4    .2    .3      -.2
  Food......................   -.2   -.2    .0   -.3    .1   -.1    .1      -.6
   Food at home.............   -.6   -.5    .0   -.5    .0   -.3    .0     -2.8
   Food away from home (1)..    .3    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1      2.2
  Energy....................  -2.4    .2   7.4   -.4   4.6    .6   1.5    -14.0
   Energy commodities.......  -2.6   2.3  16.2   -.4   8.5   1.1   1.9    -18.7
    Gasoline (all types)....  -2.8   3.1  17.3   -.8   9.1   1.0   1.6    -17.9
    Fuel oil................   -.3  -3.3   4.8  -1.5   6.2   1.5   6.3    -26.3
   Energy services..........  -2.2  -1.7  -1.2   -.3    .0    .1    .9     -7.1
    Electricity.............   -.6   -.4  -1.9   -.6   -.1    .6    .6      -.6
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -7.0  -5.7   1.3    .9    .4  -1.7   1.9    -24.0
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .3    .1    .2    .1    .1    .2    .2      1.7
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .5    .2    .3    .2   -.3    .3    .4      2.3
    New vehicles............    .4    .5    .7    .5  -1.3    .4   1.6      3.8
    Used cars and trucks....   -.1   1.0    .9    .0   1.9   1.6   3.4      2.3
    Apparel.................   -.2   -.2    .7    .6   -.1    .1   -.4      1.4
    Medical care commodities    .3    .4    .1   -.1    .5    .6    .2      4.3
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .1    .1    .0    .2    .1    .1      1.5
    Shelter.................    .2    .1    .1   -.2    .1    .0    .0       .7
    Transportation services     .3   -.1   -.1    .5    .6    .7    .4      2.7
    Medical care services...    .4    .3    .2    .3    .2    .4    .2      3.2

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.





 Consumer Price Index Data for October 2009
 
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.1 percent in October after declining 0.1
 percent in September. The index for food away from home increased 0.1
 percent while the food at home index was unchanged. Within the food
 at home group, the index for dairy and related products rose 1.0
 percent in October after a 0.5 percent increase in September, and the
 index for other food at home advanced 0.3 percent. These increases
 were offset by a 0.7 percent decline in the fruits and vegetables
 index and 0.2 percent decreases in the indexes for meats, poultry,
 fish, and eggs and for nonalcoholic beverages. The index for cereals
 and bakery products was unchanged in October. Over the past 12
 months, the food index has declined 0.6 percent with the food at home
 index down 2.8 percent.
 
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose 1.5 percent in October after increasing 0.6
 percent in September. The index for energy commodities rose 1.9
 percent, with the gasoline index increasing 1.6 percent. (Before
 seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices fell 0.8 percent in October.)
 The index for fuel oil rose 6.3 percent. The index for energy
 services, which increased 0.1 percent in September, rose 0.9 percent
 in October. The electricity index increased 0.6 percent while the
 index for natural gas rose 1.9 percent in October after declining 1.7
 percent in September. Over the past 12 months, the energy index has
 fallen 14.0 percent with the gasoline index declining 17.9 percent.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.2 percent in
 October, the same increase as in September. Most of the advance was
 due to increases in transportation indexes. The new vehicles index
 rose 1.6 percent and the index for used cars and trucks rose 3.4
 percent, its third consecutive substantial increase. The index for
 airline fares rose for the fourth straight month, increasing 1.7
 percent in October. Outside of the transportation group, the changes
 within all items less food and energy were largely modest. The
 medical care index rose 0.2 percent in October after increasing 0.4
 percent in September. The shelter index was unchanged in October, as
 it was in September. The rent index decreased 0.1 percent, the index
 for owners' equivalent rent was unchanged, and the index for lodging
 away from home rose 0.4 percent. Posting declines in October were the
 indexes for recreation and apparel, which both fell 0.4 percent. For
 the past 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy has
 risen 1.7 percent.
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) decreased
 0.2 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 216.177
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) decreased 0.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 211.549 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased
 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 decreased 0.5 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.1 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2007 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for November 2009 is scheduled to be
 released on Wednesday, December 16, 2009, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).











































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Brief Explanation of the CPI
     
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
(1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which
covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise
approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the CPI for
All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the total
population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical worker
households, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical
workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and
retirees and others not in the labor force.
     
The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
living.  Prices are collected in 87 urban areas across the country
from about 50,000 housing units and approximately 23,000 retail
establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling
stations, and other types of stores and service establishments.  All
taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are
included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few other items are
obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of most other
commodities and services are collected every month in the three
largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.  Prices
of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
     
In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.  Local
data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the CPI-U
and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by
region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
subject to two annual revisions.
     
The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0.
The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
shown as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
     
For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
Section on (202) 691-7000.
     




Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent change
standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for hypothesis
testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the 1 month
percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All Items Consumer Price
Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from the universe of
all retail prices using the same methodology, and estimate a
percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these estimates would
be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage change based on all
retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change of 0.2 percent in
the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are 95 percent confident
that the actual percent change based on all retail prices would fall
between 0.12 and 0.28 percent.  For the latest data, including
information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see
"Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index,
January-December 2008".  These data are available on the CPI home page
(http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2008.pdf
     

Calculating Index Changes

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

Index Point Change

CPI
202.416
Less previous index
201.800
Equals index point change
.616

Percent Change

Index point difference
.616
Divided by the previous index
201.800
Equals
0.003
Results multiplied by one hundred
0.003x100
Equals percent change
0.3





Regions Defined

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

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




A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

Because price data are used for different purposes by different
groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
as well as unadjusted changes each month.

For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted
changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the effect of
changes that normally occur at the same time and in about the same
magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from changing
climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays,
and sales.

The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
variation.

Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are
derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
from January 2004 through December 2008 were replaced in January 2009.
Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated seasonal
data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in
January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series were revised for
January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change in the aggregation
weights for dependently adjusted series. For further information,
please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted
Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI Detailed Report.

The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is
derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based
upon certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components change
their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not
seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in the
aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the
seasonally adjusted indexes will be used before that period.  Note: 47
of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2009.

Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
subject to revision for up to five years after their original release.
For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data in
escalation agreements.

Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are estimated
and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal factors.
Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for 1996, X-12-
ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment.

For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2009, BLS adjusted 29
series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
refineries from Hurricane Katrina.

For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.

For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Jeff Wilson at
(202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Wilson.Jeff@bls.gov.  If you have
general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
(202) 691-7000.




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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Oct. 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       Sep.       Oct.                      July    Aug.    Sep. 
                                                              2009       2009      Oct.    Sep.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    215.969    216.177    -0.2     0.1     0.4     0.2     0.3 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    646.948    647.570       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    217.617    217.957    -0.3     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
   Food.......................................     14.629    217.218    217.526    -0.6     0.1     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      8.156    213.227    213.605    -2.8     0.2     0.0    -0.3     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.150    251.231    251.421    -0.6     0.1    -0.1     0.3     0.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.898    201.755    200.597    -4.8    -0.6     0.4    -1.0    -0.2 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .910    193.353    195.360    -8.2     1.0    -0.4     0.5     1.0 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.194    267.609    269.467    -5.6     0.7    -0.7    -1.2    -0.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .982    162.911    162.885    -0.5     0.0     0.4     0.0    -0.2 
     Other food at home.......................      2.022    190.571    191.266     1.0     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.3 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .300    196.998    196.747     3.3    -0.1     0.4     1.0     0.3 
      Fats and oils...........................       .241    200.009    199.916    -4.0     0.0     0.1    -0.3    -0.4 
      Other foods.............................      1.481    204.728    205.814     1.4     0.5     0.2    -0.1     0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .433    122.099    122.112    -0.5     0.0    -0.1     0.2     0.0 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.474    224.003    224.224     2.2     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .314    157.302    157.056     2.3    -0.2     0.1     0.4    -0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.127    221.474    222.232     2.4     0.3     0.1     0.3     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     43.421    217.178    216.612    -0.4    -0.3     0.1     0.0     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     33.200    249.501    249.474     0.7     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.957    248.965    248.888     1.2     0.0     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.478    133.706    133.485    -5.4    -0.2     0.5     1.5     0.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     24.433    256.865    256.890     1.2     0.0     0.1    -0.1     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .333    122.170    122.184     1.9     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.431    211.618    207.937    -6.0    -1.7     0.4     0.2     1.2 
    Household energy..........................      4.460    188.509    184.146    -8.5    -2.3     0.2     0.1     1.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .301    236.616    243.936   -23.5     3.1     3.9     1.1     6.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.159    194.176    188.963    -7.1    -2.7     0.0     0.1     0.9 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .971    163.429    164.591     5.8     0.7     0.8     0.4     0.8 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.790    128.201    127.740    -0.8    -0.4    -0.6     0.0    -0.5 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.437    150.184     0.1    -0.2     0.3     0.0    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.691    122.476    123.998     1.4     1.2    -0.1     0.1    -0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .923    112.933    114.818    -0.2     1.7     0.6    -0.8    -0.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.541    112.535    113.838     1.8     1.2    -0.3     0.3    -0.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .183    116.309    117.300     1.0     0.9     1.2     0.1    -1.5 
   Footwear...................................       .688    128.670    130.333     3.1     1.3    -0.2     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     15.314    183.932    185.362    -3.8     0.8     2.3     0.8     1.4 
   Private transportation.....................     14.189    179.466    180.896    -3.8     0.8     2.4     0.7     1.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.931     93.440     95.131     3.3     1.8    -0.4     0.5     1.7 
     New vehicles.............................      4.480    134.576    137.268     3.8     2.0    -1.3     0.4     1.6 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      1.628    129.369    132.689     2.3     2.6     1.9     1.6     3.4 
    Motor fuel................................      3.164    220.690    219.015   -18.4    -0.8     8.8     1.1     1.6 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      2.964    220.542    218.683   -17.9    -0.8     9.1     1.0     1.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .382    133.406    133.650     1.3     0.2    -0.1    -0.1     0.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.188    244.493    245.393     3.0     0.4     0.2     0.4     0.4 
   Public transportation......................      1.125    239.855    241.060    -4.5     0.5     1.3     2.1     0.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.390    377.727    378.552     3.5     0.2     0.3     0.4     0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.625    307.671    308.379     4.3     0.2     0.5     0.6     0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.765    399.160    400.015     3.2     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.2 
    Professional services.....................      2.702    320.756    321.381     2.7     0.2     0.1     0.4     0.2 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.545    572.991    575.540     6.4     0.4     0.5     0.6     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.741    114.629    114.157     0.0    -0.4     0.1    -0.1    -0.4 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.822    100.801    100.178    -2.0    -0.6    -0.2    -0.7    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.301    129.035    129.128     2.7     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    195.595    195.849     4.9     0.1     0.5     0.0     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .221    493.636    494.435     6.6     0.2     0.6     0.3     0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.886    562.635    563.352     4.8     0.1     0.5     0.0     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.194     85.044     85.055     0.6     0.0    -0.2     0.2     0.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.022     81.969     81.978     0.4     0.0    -0.2     0.2     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.408    102.968    102.891     1.5    -0.1     0.0     0.3    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .614      9.467      9.501    -3.8     0.4    -1.1    -0.3     0.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .214     77.997     78.213   -13.0     0.3    -2.8    -0.7     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.386    374.219    375.444     7.5     0.3     0.1     0.3     0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .776    771.089    773.758    29.0     0.3     0.1     1.0     0.3 
   Personal care..............................      2.610    204.751    205.406     1.1     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .651    162.372    162.257     1.5    -0.1    -0.3    -0.1    -0.1 
    Personal care services (1)................       .647    228.286    228.465     1.3     0.1     0.1     0.3     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.074    345.515    347.834     1.4     0.7     0.2    -0.2     0.9 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.556    171.559    172.252    -1.7     0.4     0.8     0.3     0.5 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    217.617    217.957    -0.3     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     23.799    147.222    148.037    -2.5     0.6     1.2     0.4     0.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     13.289    185.544    185.759    -4.8     0.1     3.1     0.4    -0.8 
    Apparel...................................      3.691    122.476    123.998     1.4     1.2    -0.1     0.1    -0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................      9.598    228.954    228.344    -6.8    -0.3     4.2     0.4    -0.9 
   Durables...................................     10.510    109.387    110.684     0.9     1.2    -0.6     0.4     1.1 
 Services.....................................     60.444    260.136    259.844     0.9    -0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     32.867    260.064    260.035     0.6     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .333    122.170    122.184     1.9     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.159    194.176    188.963    -7.1    -2.7     0.0     0.1     0.9 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .971    163.429    164.591     5.8     0.7     0.8     0.4     0.8 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.437    150.184     0.1    -0.2     0.3     0.0    -0.2 
  Transportation services.....................      5.567    253.001    254.449     2.7     0.6     0.6     0.7     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      4.765    399.160    400.015     3.2     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.2 
  Other services..............................     11.002    307.161    307.011     2.4     0.0     0.3     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     85.371    215.795    215.986    -0.1     0.1     0.5     0.2     0.3 
 All items less shelter.......................     66.800    205.263    205.567    -0.6     0.1     0.6     0.3     0.4 
 All items less medical care..................     93.610    207.949    208.131    -0.4     0.1     0.5     0.2     0.3 
 Commodities less food........................     24.926    149.846    150.663    -2.3     0.5     1.2     0.4     0.7 
 Nondurables less food........................     14.416    187.691    187.939    -4.3     0.1     2.9     0.4    -0.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     10.726    227.195    226.717    -6.0    -0.2     3.8     0.4    -0.8 
 Nondurables..................................     29.046    201.783    202.058    -2.6     0.1     1.6     0.1    -0.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     27.577    280.194    279.545     1.2    -0.2     0.4     0.3     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.679    249.043    248.692     0.7    -0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Energy.......................................      7.624    202.243    199.198   -14.0    -1.5     4.6     0.6     1.5 
 All items less energy........................     92.376    219.076    219.624     1.4     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.746    220.137    220.731     1.7     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.461    142.729    143.857     2.3     0.8    -0.3     0.3     0.4 
    Energy commodities........................      3.465    222.961    221.749   -18.7    -0.5     8.5     1.1     1.9 
   Services less energy services..............     56.285    266.894    267.081     1.5     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .463     $ .463       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .155     $ .154       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               July      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Jan.    Apr.    July    Oct.    Apr.    Oct. 
                                                                                      2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  214.469   215.428   215.791   216.385    -8.4     0.9     3.4     3.6    -3.9     3.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  217.638   217.829   217.670   217.830     1.4    -1.6    -1.4     0.4    -0.2    -0.5 
   Food....................................  217.291   217.478   217.257   217.377     1.1    -1.7    -1.8     0.2    -0.3    -0.8 
    Food at home...........................  213.876   213.951   213.298   213.338    -0.9    -5.2    -3.8    -1.0    -3.1    -2.4 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.380   251.049   251.711   251.814     4.0    -5.6    -1.1     0.7    -0.9    -0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  201.738   202.601   200.583   200.128    -3.2    -3.9    -8.9    -3.2    -3.6    -6.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  193.118   192.381   193.353   195.360    -5.7   -21.8    -7.9     4.7   -14.1    -1.8 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  275.379   273.410   270.064   268.276   -13.3     2.3    -0.6    -9.9    -5.8    -5.4 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.431   163.008   162.981   162.638     0.8    -1.7    -1.6     0.5    -0.5    -0.5 
     Other food at home....................  190.071   190.494   190.598   191.178     8.0    -4.3    -1.6     2.4     1.7     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  194.193   194.991   197.000   197.535    12.7    -1.4    -4.4     7.1     5.4     1.2 
      Fats and oils........................  200.428   200.546   199.971   199.118    -3.0    -8.8    -1.6    -2.6    -5.9    -2.1 
      Other foods..........................  204.528   204.958   204.773   205.645     8.9    -4.1    -1.0     2.2     2.2     0.6 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.990   121.892   122.099   122.112     4.3    -3.6    -2.9     0.4     0.3    -1.3 
    Food away from home (1)................  223.345   223.675   224.003   224.224     3.8     2.9     0.8     1.6     3.3     1.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  156.570   156.697   157.302   157.056    -0.4     4.5     3.8     1.2     2.0     2.5 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  220.815   221.072   221.709   222.394     4.4    -0.9     3.4     2.9     1.7     3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.612   216.726   216.770   216.964    -0.3    -0.9    -1.0     0.7    -0.6    -0.2 
   Shelter.................................  249.410   249.658   249.655   249.678     1.4     0.6     0.1     0.4     1.0     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  249.293   249.266   249.132   248.868     3.1     1.9     0.6    -0.7     2.5     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  131.742   132.411   134.342   134.890    -9.5   -13.9    -6.6     9.9   -11.8     1.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  257.073   257.278   256.911   256.900     2.3     2.0     0.7    -0.3     2.2     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  121.298   121.830   122.170   122.184     1.6     0.9     2.1     3.0     1.3     2.5 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  206.046   206.783   207.172   209.580    -9.8   -12.0    -8.6     7.0   -10.9    -1.1 
    Household energy.......................  182.927   183.374   183.627   185.931   -12.4   -15.3   -11.8     6.7   -13.8    -3.0 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  222.296   231.023   233.497   247.530   -60.6   -38.0    -8.6    53.7   -50.6    18.5 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  188.839   188.839   188.979   190.725    -6.6   -13.4   -12.0     4.1   -10.1    -4.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  161.408   162.756   163.402   164.675     3.6     4.6     6.7     8.3     4.1     7.5 
   Household furnishings and operations....  129.254   128.471   128.455   127.790    -0.2     2.1    -0.6    -4.5     0.9    -2.5 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  149.983   150.494   150.437   150.184     1.0     1.0    -2.2     0.5     1.0    -0.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.865   120.756   120.931   120.505    -0.9     3.5     4.5    -1.2     1.2     1.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  113.251   113.938   112.991   112.329     2.3     3.0    -2.8    -3.2     2.7    -3.0 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  109.695   109.390   109.688   109.020    -2.3     1.1    11.4    -2.4    -0.6     4.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  114.831   116.235   116.350   114.644     1.7     3.6    -0.7    -0.6     2.7    -0.7 
   Footwear................................  127.790   127.504   127.603   127.894     0.8     5.6     5.7     0.3     3.2     3.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  179.180   183.312   184.750   187.276   -43.0     1.8    22.7    19.3   -23.8    21.0 
   Private transportation..................  174.949   179.110   180.352   182.877   -44.4     3.1    24.3    19.4   -24.3    21.8 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   93.501    93.155    93.605    95.229    -2.7     3.8     4.9     7.6     0.5     6.2 
     New vehicles..........................  136.826   135.030   135.574   137.777    -1.9     7.6     6.8     2.8     2.8     4.8 
     Used cars and trucks..................  123.848   126.157   128.153   132.456   -10.7   -12.9     7.5    30.8   -11.8    18.6 
    Motor fuel.............................  202.924   220.836   223.273   226.932   -86.3     0.5   106.0    56.4   -62.9    79.5 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  202.498   220.967   223.146   226.688   -86.7     4.5   107.6    57.0   -62.7    80.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  133.729   133.531   133.406   133.650     4.6     3.7    -2.7    -0.2     4.2    -1.5 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  243.031   243.494   244.493   245.393     4.9     2.6     0.6     3.9     3.7     2.3 
   Public transportation...................  231.418   234.384   239.281   241.437   -19.9   -13.6     1.7    18.5   -16.8     9.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  375.851   376.919   378.555   379.229     3.9     3.7     2.8     3.6     3.8     3.2 
   Medical care commodities................  304.406   306.029   308.016   308.780     5.1     4.7     1.4     5.9     4.9     3.6 
   Medical care services...................  397.947   398.742   400.180   400.797     3.5     3.3     3.3     2.9     3.4     3.1 
    Professional services..................  319.810   320.262   321.405   322.067     3.3     0.7     4.0     2.9     2.0     3.4 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  569.494   572.422   575.812   577.133     5.8     9.6     4.8     5.5     7.7     5.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  114.612   114.731   114.585   114.155    -0.5     0.0     2.1    -1.6    -0.2     0.2 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.741   101.530   100.824   100.191    -2.1     0.3     0.0    -6.0    -0.9    -3.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  127.751   127.967   128.074   128.285     3.3     2.8     3.1     1.7     3.1     2.4 
   Education (2)...........................  191.709   192.686   192.711   193.313     4.8     5.5     6.0     3.4     5.2     4.7 
    Educational books and supplies.........  486.256   489.280   490.667   491.662     4.9     5.2    12.0     4.5     5.0     8.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  551.241   554.000   553.955   555.733     4.8     5.5     5.5     3.3     5.2     4.4 
   Communication (2).......................   85.053    84.909    85.040    85.054     1.9     0.3     0.3     0.0     1.1     0.2 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.991    81.835    81.969    81.978     1.9     0.3    -0.5    -0.1     1.1    -0.3 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.643   102.674   102.968   102.891     1.9     0.8     2.3     1.0     1.3     1.6 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.604     9.499     9.467     9.501     1.8    -1.5   -10.8    -4.2     0.1    -7.5 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   80.838    78.576    77.997    78.213    -6.2   -12.1   -20.9   -12.4    -9.2   -16.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  373.084   373.425   374.442   375.427     1.5    24.2     3.3     2.5    12.2     2.9 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  762.907   763.634   771.089   773.758     5.2   123.2    11.5     5.8    53.2     8.6 
   Personal care...........................  204.714   204.899   204.919   205.394     0.4     2.3     0.5     1.3     1.4     0.9 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.887   162.476   162.372   162.257     7.1     3.0    -2.2    -1.5     5.0    -1.8 
    Personal care services (1).............  227.325   227.580   228.286   228.465     0.3     3.9    -1.0     2.0     2.1     0.5 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  344.739   345.448   344.770   347.750    -2.2     1.0     3.2     3.5    -0.6     3.4 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  169.875   171.236   171.666   172.529   -20.8     2.0     8.1     6.4   -10.1     7.2 
  Food and beverages.......................  217.638   217.829   217.670   217.830     1.4    -1.6    -1.4     0.4    -0.2    -0.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  144.891   146.689   147.347   148.472   -31.9     4.5    14.5    10.3   -15.7    12.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  179.986   185.567   186.349   184.873   -43.8     3.6    26.8    11.3   -23.7    18.8 
    Apparel................................  120.865   120.756   120.931   120.505    -0.9     3.5     4.5    -1.2     1.2     1.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  220.790   230.120   231.087   228.965   -53.6     4.2    35.1    15.7   -30.5    25.0 
   Durables................................  109.926   109.238   109.714   110.882    -3.6     1.3     2.7     3.5    -1.2     3.1 
 Services..................................  258.833   259.344   259.617   259.979     1.0     0.3     0.4     1.8     0.7     1.1 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  259.779   260.033   260.233   260.293     1.8     0.1    -0.1     0.8     1.0     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   121.298   121.830   122.170   122.184     1.6     0.9     2.1     3.0     1.3     2.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  188.839   188.839   188.979   190.725    -6.6   -13.4   -12.0     4.1   -10.1    -4.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  161.408   162.756   163.402   164.675     3.6     4.6     6.7     8.3     4.1     7.5 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  149.983   150.494   150.437   150.184     1.0     1.0    -2.2     0.5     1.0    -0.8 
  Transportation services..................  249.855   251.455   253.146   254.265     0.1     2.5     1.1     7.2     1.3     4.1 
  Medical care services....................  397.947   398.742   400.180   400.797     3.5     3.3     3.3     2.9     3.4     3.1 
  Other services...........................  304.916   305.733   305.795   305.965     2.2     2.0     3.9     1.4     2.1     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  214.037   215.123   215.582   216.253    -9.9     1.4     4.3     4.2    -4.4     4.3 
 All items less shelter....................  203.183   204.437   204.951   205.779   -12.8     1.1     5.1     5.2    -6.1     5.2 
 All items less medical care...............  206.476   207.422   207.735   208.320    -9.2     0.8     3.5     3.6    -4.3     3.5 
 Commodities less food.....................  147.555   149.315   149.975   151.091   -30.7     4.2    14.0     9.9   -15.0    11.9 
 Nondurables less food.....................  182.401   187.699   188.493   187.110   -41.3     3.1    24.9    10.7   -22.2    17.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  219.772   228.214   229.166   227.347   -50.0     3.5    31.6    14.5   -28.0    22.8 
 Nondurables...............................  198.640   201.800   202.076   201.442   -23.4     0.9    10.1     5.8   -12.1     7.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  276.955   277.946   278.770   279.601     1.0    -0.3     0.2     3.9     0.3     2.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  247.503   248.063   248.397   248.834     1.1    -0.2    -0.3     2.2     0.4     0.9 
 Energy....................................  190.905   199.667   200.959   203.889   -65.4    -8.5    32.5    30.1   -43.8    31.3 
 All items less energy.....................  218.588   218.743   219.012   219.367     1.0     1.8     1.2     1.4     1.4     1.3 
  All items less food and energy...........  219.543   219.692   220.053   220.453     0.9     2.5     1.7     1.7     1.7     1.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  142.612   142.179   142.624   143.240    -0.9     5.4     2.9     1.8     2.2     2.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  205.261   222.805   225.260   229.490   -85.3    -3.0    95.8    56.3   -62.2    74.9 
   Services less energy services...........  265.982   266.543   266.830   267.058     1.6     1.4     1.3     1.6     1.5     1.5 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-U                      Pricing                                          Oct. 2009 from--   Sep. 2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      July      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    Oct.  Aug.  Sep.  Sep.  July  Aug.
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      215.351   215.834   215.969   216.177  -0.2   0.2   0.1  -1.3   0.3   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      230.154   230.883   231.200   231.304   0.2   0.2   0.0  -0.7   0.5   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      232.416   233.314   233.695   233.415   0.1   0.0  -0.1  -0.7   0.6   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      136.417   136.598   136.691   137.348   0.5   0.5   0.5  -0.7   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      204.814   205.632   205.601   205.706  -0.2   0.0   0.1  -1.7   0.4   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      205.656   206.591   206.459   206.625  -0.2   0.0   0.1  -1.8   0.4  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.366   131.748   131.812   131.724  -0.2   0.0  -0.1  -1.6   0.3   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      200.908   201.823   201.918   202.499   0.2   0.3   0.3  -1.8   0.5   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      208.819   209.000   208.912   209.292  -0.4   0.1   0.2  -1.8   0.0   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.034   211.436   211.212   211.152  -0.7  -0.1   0.0  -1.7   0.1  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.736   132.729   132.722   133.035  -0.2   0.2   0.2  -1.8   0.0   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      210.491   210.899   210.911   212.423  -0.3   0.7   0.7  -2.0   0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      219.484   219.884   220.294   220.447  -0.3   0.3   0.1  -0.8   0.4   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      223.498   224.072   224.412   224.372  -0.3   0.1   0.0  -0.7   0.4   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.774   132.756   133.128   133.618  -0.1   0.6   0.4  -1.3   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      196.987   197.614   197.724   197.670  -0.2   0.0   0.0  -1.1   0.4   0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      132.975   133.069   133.165   133.489  -0.1   0.3   0.2  -1.5   0.1   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      207.784   208.369   208.503   209.139  -0.3   0.4   0.3  -1.5   0.3   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      210.906   211.441   211.345   211.708  -0.8   0.1   0.2  -1.9   0.2   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      224.010   224.507   225.226   225.264  -0.4   0.3   0.0  -1.0   0.5   0.3 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      237.600   238.282   238.568   238.380   0.0   0.0  -0.1  -0.6   0.4   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      233.018         -   236.596         -     -     -     -  -0.8   1.5     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      200.558         -   201.836         -     -     -     -  -2.1   0.6     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      200.663         -   201.802         -     -     -     -  -2.0   0.6     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      140.810         -   140.945         -     -     -     -  -0.8   0.1     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   203.351         -   201.068  -2.6  -1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   204.673         -   205.079  -0.1   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   191.687         -   191.608   0.2   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   221.306         -   222.416  -0.6   0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   226.039         -   224.787  -0.1  -0.6     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   225.801         -   226.051   0.1   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   227.138         -   226.277   0.2  -0.4     -     -     -     - 

   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. 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       Sep.       Oct.                      July    Aug.    Sep. 
                                                              2009       2009      Oct.    Sep.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    211.322    211.549    -0.3     0.1     0.6     0.2     0.3 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    629.462    630.140       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    216.734    217.123    -0.5     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
   Food.......................................     15.865    216.313    216.654    -0.7     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      9.201    212.010    212.396    -2.8     0.2     0.0    -0.3     0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.249    251.754    252.049    -0.6     0.1    -0.1     0.2     0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.315    201.087    200.210    -4.8    -0.4     0.4    -1.1    -0.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .992    192.048    194.120    -8.4     1.1    -0.4     0.5     1.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.266    265.810    267.084    -5.8     0.5    -0.9    -1.1    -0.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.167    162.396    162.456    -0.5     0.0     0.3     0.0    -0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.212    189.892    190.630     1.0     0.4     0.3     0.0     0.3 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .304    196.027    195.752     3.3    -0.1     0.5     1.0     0.2 
      Fats and oils...........................       .274    200.621    200.759    -3.9     0.1     0.1    -0.3    -0.2 
      Other foods.............................      1.634    204.823    205.929     1.4     0.5     0.3    -0.1     0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    122.496    122.676    -0.3     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.664    224.102    224.382     2.4     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .233    157.132    156.909     2.6    -0.1    -0.1     0.2    -0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077    221.454    222.555     2.6     0.5     0.2     0.0     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.313    213.391    212.734    -0.2    -0.3     0.0     0.0     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     31.224    242.816    242.804     1.0     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.279    247.500    247.422     1.1     0.0     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      1.209    134.803    134.586    -4.4    -0.2     0.2     1.5     0.5 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     21.430    232.731    232.761     1.2     0.0     0.1    -0.1     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    122.644    122.761     2.1     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      6.030    210.796    206.732    -5.7    -1.9     0.3     0.3     1.0 
    Household energy..........................      4.996    186.967    182.227    -8.1    -2.5     0.1     0.2     1.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .283    238.006    246.153   -22.4     3.4     3.7     0.8     6.2 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.713    193.013    187.473    -7.0    -2.9    -0.1     0.2     0.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.035    163.808    165.123     5.8     0.8     0.9     0.4     0.8 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.059    124.351    123.995    -0.6    -0.3    -0.6     0.2    -0.5 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .360    153.648    153.368     0.5    -0.2     0.7     0.0    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.979    122.176    123.642     1.4     1.2     0.0     0.2    -0.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................      1.024    113.682    115.381    -0.1     1.5     0.7    -0.7    -1.0 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    112.086    113.290     1.3     1.1    -0.2     0.7    -1.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .249    119.075    119.949     1.2     0.7     0.8     0.3    -1.7 
   Footwear...................................       .840    128.988    130.596     3.4     1.2    -0.2    -0.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.067    182.024    183.506    -4.5     0.8     2.7     0.8     1.6 
   Private transportation.....................     16.284    178.801    180.271    -4.6     0.8     2.8     0.7     1.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.627     91.599     93.414     3.2     2.0     0.1     0.7     2.1 
     New vehicles.............................      4.057    135.672    138.422     3.8     2.0    -1.3     0.4     1.6 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.863    130.122    133.458     2.3     2.6     1.9     1.5     3.4 
    Motor fuel................................      4.029    221.241    219.733   -18.5    -0.7     8.8     1.0     1.8 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      3.770    221.197    219.509   -18.0    -0.8     9.1     0.8     1.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .482    133.504    133.764     1.3     0.2    -0.1    -0.1     0.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.242    246.850    247.811     3.0     0.4     0.2     0.4     0.4 
   Public transportation......................       .784    238.225    239.729    -3.8     0.6     1.2     1.9     0.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    378.263    379.072     3.6     0.2     0.3     0.5     0.1 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.320    299.098    299.742     4.2     0.2     0.5     0.6     0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.035    401.217    402.075     3.4     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.1 
    Professional services.....................      2.234    323.577    324.284     2.8     0.2     0.1     0.4     0.2 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.338    570.697    573.069     6.6     0.4     0.6     0.7     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.454    111.205    110.724    -0.2    -0.4     0.0    -0.2    -0.4 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.982    101.228    100.639    -1.6    -0.6    -0.2    -0.7    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.221    124.322    124.362     2.3     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      2.527    192.552    192.774     4.7     0.1     0.4     0.0     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .219    496.691    497.534     6.6     0.2     0.4     0.4     0.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.308    541.688    542.284     4.5     0.1     0.5     0.0     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.694     87.810     87.786     0.6     0.0    -0.1     0.2     0.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.568     85.676     85.651     0.5     0.0    -0.1     0.2     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.965    102.896    102.818     1.4    -0.1     0.0     0.3    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .604      9.975      9.995    -3.7     0.2    -1.0    -0.4     0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .202     77.835     77.939   -13.1     0.1    -2.8    -0.8     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.668    400.245    401.390    10.8     0.3     0.1     0.4     0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.267    776.198    778.650    29.2     0.3     0.1     1.0     0.3 
   Personal care..............................      2.401    202.576    203.115     1.1     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .662    162.312    162.242     1.5     0.0    -0.2    -0.1     0.0 
    Personal care services (1)................       .580    228.480    228.683     1.3     0.1     0.1     0.3     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........       .947    347.658    349.283     1.4     0.5     0.3    -0.1     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     42.689    173.777    174.550    -1.9     0.4     1.0     0.3     0.6 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    216.734    217.123    -0.5     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.747    150.851    151.760    -2.7     0.6     1.6     0.6     0.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     14.587    193.225    193.394    -5.1     0.1     3.5     0.4    -0.9 
    Apparel...................................      3.979    122.176    123.642     1.4     1.2     0.0     0.2    -0.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     10.609    241.657    241.005    -7.0    -0.3     4.7     0.4    -1.1 
   Durables...................................     11.160    109.470    110.988     1.1     1.4    -0.3     0.6     1.4 
 Services.....................................     57.311    255.244    254.847     1.0    -0.2     0.2     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     30.918    234.079    234.064     0.9     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    122.644    122.761     2.1     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.713    193.013    187.473    -7.0    -2.9    -0.1     0.2     0.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.035    163.808    165.123     5.8     0.8     0.9     0.4     0.8 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .360    153.648    153.368     0.5    -0.2     0.7     0.0    -0.2 
  Transportation services.....................      5.512    252.805    254.408     3.4     0.6     0.6     0.6     0.5 
  Medical care services.......................      4.035    401.217    402.075     3.4     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.1 
  Other services..............................     10.432    294.190    293.938     2.1    -0.1     0.2     0.0     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.135    210.255    210.462    -0.2     0.1     0.6     0.2     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.776    202.123    202.441    -0.8     0.2     0.8     0.3     0.5 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    204.472    204.680    -0.5     0.1     0.6     0.2     0.3 
 Commodities less food........................     26.824    153.229    154.147    -2.5     0.6     1.6     0.5     0.9 
 Nondurables less food........................     15.664    194.978    195.196    -4.7     0.1     3.3     0.3    -0.9 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     11.686    238.857    238.355    -6.3    -0.2     4.3     0.4    -1.0 
 Nondurables..................................     31.530    205.374    205.647    -2.9     0.1     1.8     0.1    -0.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.392    247.664    246.851     1.0    -0.3     0.4     0.3     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     53.275    244.707    244.258     0.8    -0.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Energy.......................................      9.024    202.287    199.223   -14.2    -1.5     4.8     0.6     1.5 
 All items less energy........................     90.976    213.363    213.998     1.6     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     75.111    213.144    213.840     2.1     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.513    144.148    145.439     2.9     0.9    -0.1     0.4     0.5 
    Energy commodities........................      4.311    223.048    221.910   -18.7    -0.5     8.6     1.0     2.0 
   Services less energy services..............     52.598    261.990    262.196     1.7     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .473     $ .473       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .159     $ .159       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               July      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Jan.    Apr.    July    Oct.    Apr.    Oct. 
                                                                                      2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  209.598   210.758   211.136   211.842   -10.5     1.1     4.4     4.4    -4.9     4.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  216.821   217.045   216.778   217.027     1.2    -1.9    -1.6     0.4    -0.3    -0.6 
   Food....................................  216.395   216.610   216.317   216.531     1.0    -2.0    -1.9     0.3    -0.5    -0.9 
    Food at home...........................  212.646   212.744   212.018   212.185    -1.3    -5.2    -4.0    -0.9    -3.3    -2.4 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.916   251.677   252.195   252.524     3.8    -5.5    -1.5     1.0    -0.9    -0.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  201.245   202.128   199.912   199.773    -3.4    -3.6    -9.3    -2.9    -3.5    -6.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  191.783   191.048   192.048   194.120    -6.0   -22.4    -7.8     5.0   -14.6    -1.6 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  273.468   270.988   268.099   266.270   -14.2     1.9     0.1   -10.1    -6.5    -5.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.977   162.465   162.444   162.244     0.4    -1.1    -1.9     0.7    -0.4    -0.6 
     Other food at home....................  189.366   189.945   189.934   190.529     7.7    -4.5    -1.4     2.5     1.4     0.5 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  193.001   194.039   195.992   196.328    11.9    -1.0    -4.2     7.1     5.3     1.3 
      Fats and oils........................  201.077   201.203   200.499   200.113    -3.3    -8.2    -2.2    -1.9    -5.8    -2.0 
      Other foods..........................  204.578   205.196   204.911   205.775     8.9    -4.5    -0.8     2.4     2.0     0.8 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.119   122.217   122.496   122.676     4.8    -4.3    -3.2     1.8     0.1    -0.7 
    Food away from home (1)................  223.408   223.789   224.102   224.382     4.2     2.7     0.8     1.8     3.4     1.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  156.904   156.769   157.132   156.909     1.3     2.7     6.6     0.0     2.0     3.3 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  221.612   221.978   222.073   222.843     4.9    -1.0     4.4     2.2     1.9     3.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  212.765   212.823   212.863   213.063     0.1    -0.7    -0.8     0.6    -0.3    -0.1 
   Shelter.................................  242.884   243.044   242.930   242.918     2.1     1.2     0.5     0.1     1.6     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.880   247.869   247.669   247.420     3.0     1.8     0.6    -0.7     2.4    -0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  133.136   133.451   135.480   136.095    -8.0   -13.5    -3.9     9.2   -10.8     2.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  232.879   233.061   232.761   232.770     2.4     1.9     0.7    -0.2     2.1     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  121.765   122.254   122.644   122.761     1.5     1.2     2.3     3.3     1.4     2.8 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  205.268   205.839   206.356   208.463    -9.2   -12.0    -7.5     6.4   -10.6    -0.8 
    Household energy.......................  181.483   181.747   182.153   184.089   -11.6   -15.1   -10.4     5.9   -13.4    -2.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  225.175   233.552   235.480   250.133   -56.9   -38.2   -10.3    52.3   -48.4    16.9 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  187.619   187.525   187.880   189.323    -7.3   -13.6   -10.4     3.7   -10.5    -3.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  161.801   163.201   163.808   165.178     3.6     4.6     6.7     8.6     4.1     7.6 
   Household furnishings and operations....  125.131   124.347   124.592   124.011    -0.6     2.5    -0.5    -3.5     0.9    -2.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.577   153.667   153.648   153.368    -0.9     1.9    -1.0     2.1     0.5     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.666   120.672   120.949   120.228     0.3     1.3     5.5    -1.4     0.8     2.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  114.086   114.936   114.131   113.038     3.4     1.7    -1.7    -3.6     2.5    -2.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  109.019   108.852   109.649   108.460    -1.7    -2.4    11.9    -2.0    -2.1     4.7 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  117.941   118.857   119.258   117.261     1.6     5.1     0.6    -2.3     3.3    -0.8 
   Footwear................................  128.313   128.063   127.912   128.352     1.2     6.0     6.2     0.1     3.6     3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  176.456   181.285   182.716   185.612   -46.8     0.6    25.8    22.4   -26.8    24.1 
   Private transportation..................  173.340   178.196   179.519   182.415   -47.7     1.3    26.9    22.6   -27.2    24.7 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   90.888    90.936    91.560    93.467    -3.9    -0.1     5.6    11.8    -2.0     8.7 
     New vehicles..........................  137.855   136.112   136.675   138.886    -1.2     6.9     6.8     3.0     2.7     4.9 
     Used cars and trucks..................  124.569   126.950   128.878   133.216   -10.8   -12.9     7.8    30.8   -11.8    18.7 
    Motor fuel.............................  203.579   221.467   223.652   227.788   -86.4     0.6   105.0    56.7   -63.0    79.3 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  203.341   221.758   223.578   227.480   -86.6     4.6   106.8    56.6   -62.6    80.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  133.787   133.587   133.504   133.764     4.8     2.9    -2.4    -0.1     3.9    -1.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  245.421   245.871   246.850   247.811     4.9     2.6     0.4     4.0     3.8     2.2 
   Public transportation...................  230.677   233.494   237.928   240.111   -19.1   -13.1     3.8    17.4   -16.1    10.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  376.321   377.444   379.213   379.750     3.8     3.8     3.0     3.7     3.8     3.4 
   Medical care commodities................  296.084   297.712   299.487   300.144     4.8     5.0     1.4     5.6     4.9     3.5 
   Medical care services...................  399.808   400.673   402.384   402.852     3.5     3.4     3.5     3.1     3.4     3.3 
    Professional services..................  322.537   322.955   324.248   324.921     3.3     1.0     3.9     3.0     2.1     3.5 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  566.848   570.031   573.743   574.505     5.8     9.8     5.5     5.5     7.8     5.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  111.418   111.415   111.147   110.717    -0.5     0.6     1.6    -2.5     0.1    -0.5 
   Video and audio (2).....................  102.121   101.924   101.243   100.681    -2.0     0.9     0.4    -5.5    -0.6    -2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  123.348   123.479   123.601   123.757     2.8     2.3     2.8     1.3     2.5     2.1 
   Education (2)...........................  189.018   189.859   189.872   190.521     4.3     5.2     6.2     3.2     4.7     4.7 
    Educational books and supplies.........  490.109   491.859   493.984   494.705     4.2     5.4    13.1     3.8     4.8     8.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  531.480   533.890   533.704   535.632     4.3     5.2     5.5     3.2     4.7     4.3 
   Communication (2).......................   87.778    87.664    87.807    87.785     1.7     0.3     0.5     0.0     1.0     0.3 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.653    85.532    85.676    85.651     1.7     0.3     0.0     0.0     1.0     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.587   102.613   102.896   102.818     1.7     0.7     2.1     0.9     1.2     1.5 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.113    10.012     9.975     9.995     1.7    -1.3   -10.1    -4.6     0.2    -7.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   80.736    78.480    77.835    77.939    -6.6   -12.0   -20.1   -13.2    -9.3   -16.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  398.522   398.801   400.504   401.414     2.5    36.8     4.3     2.9    18.4     3.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  768.005   768.483   776.198   778.650     5.4   125.2    11.2     5.7    54.1     8.4 
   Personal care...........................  202.553   202.705   202.795   203.135     1.0     2.2     0.0     1.2     1.6     0.6 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.767   162.415   162.312   162.242     7.1     3.1    -2.8    -1.3     5.1    -2.0 
    Personal care services (1).............  227.512   227.751   228.480   228.683     0.3     3.9    -1.1     2.1     2.1     0.5 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  346.809   347.691   347.345   349.308    -1.4     1.1     2.9     2.9    -0.2     2.9 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  171.568   173.366   173.885   174.960   -23.7     2.1     9.6     8.1   -11.8     8.9 
  Food and beverages.......................  216.821   217.045   216.778   217.027     1.2    -1.9    -1.6     0.4    -0.3    -0.6 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  147.760   150.154   150.983   152.366   -35.8     4.7    17.1    13.1   -18.0    15.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  187.184   193.645   194.337   192.499   -47.8     5.1    32.1    11.9   -25.9    21.6 
    Apparel................................  120.666   120.672   120.949   120.228     0.3     1.3     5.5    -1.4     0.8     2.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  232.430   243.283   244.219   241.553   -57.7     7.8    40.4    16.6   -32.4    28.0 
   Durables................................  109.321   108.994   109.657   111.148    -4.7    -0.6     3.2     6.9    -2.7     5.0 
 Services..................................  254.063   254.480   254.679   255.014     1.3     0.4     0.6     1.5     0.9     1.0 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  234.008   234.179   234.254   234.207     2.2     0.8     0.4     0.3     1.5     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   121.765   122.254   122.644   122.761     1.5     1.2     2.3     3.3     1.4     2.8 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  187.619   187.525   187.880   189.323    -7.3   -13.6   -10.4     3.7   -10.5    -3.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  161.801   163.201   163.808   165.178     3.6     4.6     6.7     8.6     4.1     7.6 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.577   153.667   153.648   153.368    -0.9     1.9    -1.0     2.1     0.5     0.5 
  Transportation services..................  250.263   251.654   253.079   254.314     1.9     3.3     1.8     6.6     2.6     4.2 
  Medical care services....................  399.808   400.673   402.384   402.852     3.5     3.4     3.5     3.1     3.4     3.3 
  Other services...........................  292.500   293.179   293.119   293.183     2.0     1.8     3.6     0.9     1.9     2.3 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  208.216   209.541   210.036   210.827   -12.5     1.7     5.6     5.1    -5.7     5.4 
 All items less shelter....................  199.725   201.265   201.826   202.802   -15.6     1.1     6.2     6.3    -7.6     6.3 
 All items less medical care...............  202.769   203.921   204.253   204.958   -11.2     1.0     4.5     4.4    -5.3     4.4 
 Commodities less food.....................  150.211   152.561   153.374   154.747   -34.6     4.5    16.6    12.6   -17.3    14.6 
 Nondurables less food.....................  189.232   195.417   196.084   194.368   -45.4     4.6    30.0    11.3   -24.4    20.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  230.427   240.380   241.279   238.966   -54.5     6.9    36.9    15.7   -30.3    25.8 
 Nondurables...............................  201.960   205.614   205.775   205.065   -26.6     1.9    12.0     6.3   -13.5     9.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  244.854   245.730   246.381   247.071     0.9    -0.6     0.3     3.7     0.1     2.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  243.332   243.823   244.068   244.456     1.4    -0.1     0.0     1.9     0.7     0.9 
 Energy....................................  190.731   199.863   201.160   204.183   -67.3    -7.9    36.8    31.3   -45.2    34.0 
 All items less energy.....................  212.846   213.027   213.292   213.715     1.2     2.1     1.4     1.6     1.6     1.5 
  All items less food and energy...........  212.505   212.680   213.059   213.524     1.2     3.0     2.1     1.9     2.1     2.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.589   143.376   143.992   144.772    -1.0     5.8     3.5     3.3     2.4     3.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  205.483   223.093   225.279   229.848   -85.5    -2.1    97.1    56.6   -62.4    75.7 
   Services less energy services...........  261.304   261.781   261.962   262.166     2.2     1.8     1.6     1.3     2.0     1.5 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-W                      Pricing                                          Oct. 2009 from--   Sep. 2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      July      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    Oct.  Aug.  Sep.  Sep.  July  Aug.
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      210.526   211.156   211.322   211.549  -0.3   0.2   0.1  -1.7   0.4   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      226.714   227.598   228.158   228.193   0.2   0.3   0.0  -0.8   0.6   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      227.550   228.472   229.067   228.720   0.1   0.1  -0.2  -0.7   0.7   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      136.626   137.109   137.400   137.959   0.3   0.6   0.4  -1.1   0.6   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      199.824   200.723   200.658   200.781  -0.2   0.0   0.1  -2.1   0.4   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      199.611   200.710   200.566   200.730  -0.3   0.0   0.1  -2.2   0.5  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.096   131.481   131.497   131.420  -0.2   0.0  -0.1  -2.0   0.3   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      198.455   199.404   199.416   200.053   0.0   0.3   0.3  -2.3   0.5   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      205.415   205.867   205.726   206.121  -0.6   0.1   0.2  -2.3   0.2  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      208.492   208.995   208.677   208.577  -1.0  -0.2   0.0  -2.3   0.1  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.063   131.302   131.284   131.621  -0.3   0.2   0.3  -2.2   0.2   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      210.341   211.088   210.922   212.368  -0.6   0.6   0.7  -2.7   0.3  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      213.541   213.988   214.490   214.718  -0.4   0.3   0.1  -1.2   0.4   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      215.955   216.539   217.000   217.002  -0.3   0.2   0.0  -1.0   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.314   132.407   132.773   133.244  -0.3   0.6   0.4  -1.6   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      195.096   195.796   195.957   195.895  -0.4   0.1   0.0  -1.5   0.4   0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      132.069   132.341   132.450   132.764  -0.2   0.3   0.2  -1.9   0.3   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      205.504   206.271   206.341   207.120  -0.4   0.4   0.4  -2.1   0.4   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      203.554   204.246   204.278   204.511  -1.1   0.1   0.1  -2.3   0.4   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      216.128   216.628   217.302   217.474  -0.6   0.4   0.1  -1.4   0.5   0.3 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      232.177   232.841   233.502   233.084   0.1   0.1  -0.2  -0.5   0.6   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      232.535         -   235.744         -     -     -     -  -1.0   1.4     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      191.494         -   192.800         -     -     -     -  -2.3   0.7     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      203.075         -   204.298         -     -     -     -  -2.6   0.6     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      140.434         -   140.701         -     -     -     -  -0.7   0.2     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   202.276         -   199.736  -2.7  -1.3     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   200.169         -   200.324  -0.1   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   189.503         -   189.304  -0.7  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   219.000         -   220.358  -0.8   0.6     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   225.481         -   224.573  -0.2  -0.4     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   221.279         -   221.708   0.2   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   221.873         -   221.339   0.3  -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 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. 2009 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2005-2006                                         
                                                              Sep.      Oct.      Oct.      Sep.  
                                                              2009      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   124.021   124.179      -0.5       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.726   127.542   127.775      -0.4       0.2 
   Food.......................................     13.648   127.505   127.722      -0.6       0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.557   122.477   122.743      -2.9       0.2 
    Food away from home.......................      6.091   134.038   134.188       2.2       0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077   128.371   128.803       2.4       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.421   128.505   128.235      -0.5      -0.2 
   Shelter....................................     32.409   131.413   131.398       0.6       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.004   154.183   152.195      -7.0      -1.3 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      5.008    95.039    94.643      -1.2      -0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.988    90.302    91.496       1.1       1.3 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.393   123.573   124.609      -3.3       0.8 
   Private transportation.....................     16.285   124.115   125.186      -3.2       0.9 
   Public transportation......................      1.108   117.307   117.852      -4.6       0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.085   146.587   146.888       3.3       0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.615   129.938   130.234       4.1       0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.470   152.700   153.001       3.0       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      5.935   104.955   104.321      -1.5      -0.6 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.196   111.486   111.581       2.1       0.1 
   Education..................................      2.771   180.639   180.851       4.8       0.1 
   Communication..............................      3.425    73.860    73.904      -0.1       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.257   134.310   134.750       4.0       0.3 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     58.427   134.306   134.196       0.5      -0.1 
 Commodities..................................     41.573   111.473   111.944      -1.9       0.4 
  Durables....................................     11.817    80.658    81.540       0.2       1.1 
 Nondurables..................................     29.756   127.490   127.691      -2.7       0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.561   119.059   119.380       1.3       0.3 
 Energy.......................................      8.790   171.660   169.637     -14.4      -1.2 

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

Last Modified Date: November 18, 2009
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