Economic News Release

Consumer Price Index News Release



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                 Consumer Price Index - November 2011

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was
 unchanged in November on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
 items index increased 3.4 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The energy index declined for the second month in a row and offset
 increases in the indexes for food and all items less food and energy.
 As in October, the gasoline index fell sharply and the index for
 household energy declined as well. The food index rose slightly in
 November, though the index for food at home declined as four of the
 six major grocery store food group indexes fell.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in
 November following increases of 0.1 percent in each of the prior two
 months. The indexes for shelter, medical care, apparel, and personal
 care all rose. These increases more than offset declines in the
 indexes for new vehicles and used cars and trucks.
 
 The all items index has risen 3.4 percent over the last 12 months.
 This is a slightly smaller increase than last month's 3.5 percent
 figure, as the 12-month change in the energy index declined from 14.2
 percent to 12.4 percent. The 12-month change in the food index also
 declined slightly, from 4.7 percent to 4.6 percent. In contrast, the
 12-month change in the index for all items less food and energy
 continued to rise, reaching 2.2 percent in November.

 
 
 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.
                              May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.   ended 
                              2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011   Nov.  
                                                                         2011  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .2   -.2    .5    .4    .3   -.1    .0      3.4
  Food......................    .4    .2    .4    .5    .4    .1    .1      4.6
   Food at home.............    .5    .2    .6    .6    .6    .1   -.1      5.9
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .3    .2    .4    .2    .2    .3      2.9
  Energy....................  -1.0  -4.4   2.8   1.2   2.0  -2.0  -1.6     12.4
   Energy commodities.......  -1.9  -6.3   4.3   1.6   2.7  -2.9  -2.1     19.9
    Gasoline (all types)....  -2.0  -6.8   4.7   1.9   2.9  -3.1  -2.4     19.7
    Fuel oil (1)............   -.8  -2.2  -1.7   -.4   -.7   -.5   2.7     25.0
   Energy services..........    .6  -1.1    .4    .4    .7   -.4   -.7      1.7
    Electricity.............    .8  -1.6    .8   -.1    .7    .4    .4      2.7
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   -.3    .4  -1.2   2.2    .8  -3.0  -4.4     -1.3
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .3    .3    .2    .2    .1    .1    .2      2.2
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .5    .5    .3    .4   -.2   -.1    .1      2.2
    New vehicles............   1.1    .6    .0    .0    .0   -.3   -.3      3.3
    Used cars and trucks....   1.1   1.6    .7    .9   -.6   -.6   -.1      4.9
    Apparel.................   1.2   1.4   1.2   1.1  -1.1    .4    .6      4.8
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .0   -.1    .0    .1    .2    .3    .2      3.1
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .1    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2      2.1
    Shelter.................    .2    .2    .3    .2    .1    .2    .2      1.8
    Transportation services     .1   -.3   -.1    .2    .5    .1    .1      2.6
    Medical care services...    .3    .3    .3    .3    .2    .5    .5      3.5

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for November 2011
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.1 percent in November, the same increase as in
 October. The index for food at home, however, declined for the first
 time since June 2010, falling 0.1 percent. The fruits and vegetables
 index, which fell 1.7 percent in October, declined 0.6 percent in
 November, as both the fresh fruits and fresh vegetables indexes
 continued to decline. The index for dairy and related products fell
 0.3 percent in November while the indexes for meats, poultry, fish,
 and eggs and for other food at home both decreased 0.1 percent. The
 only major grocery store food groups to post increases were cereal
 and bakery products, which rose 0.3 percent, and nonalcoholic
 beverages, which increased 0.2 percent. Despite the November
 decrease, the index for food at home has risen 5.9 percent over the
 past year with all six major grocery store food groups up at least
 4.4 percent. The index for food away from home increased 0.3 percent
 in November after rising 0.2 percent in October and has risen 2.9
 percent over the past year.
 
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index, which fell 2.0 percent in October, declined 1.6
 percent in November as gasoline prices continued to fall. The
 gasoline index decreased 2.4 percent in November following a 3.1
 percent decline in October.  (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline
 prices fell 1.1 percent in November.) The household energy index
 declined in November as well, falling 0.4 percent. A 4.4 percent
 decline in the index for natural gas more than offset a 2.7 percent
 increase in the fuel oil index and a 0.4 percent rise in the index
 for electricity. Energy indexes are still mostly up over the past
 year despite the November declines. The gasoline index has increased
 19.7 percent, while the household energy index has risen 3.1 percent
 with the fuel oil index up 25.0 percent, the electricity index up 2.7
 percent, but the natural gas index down 1.3 percent.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in
 November, the largest increase since August. As was the case last
 month, increases in the indexes for shelter, medical care, and
 apparel accounted for most of the increase. The shelter index rose
 0.2 percent, the same increase as in October, as the rent index rose
 0.2 percent and the index for owners' equivalent rent increased 0.1
 percent. The index for medical care, which rose 0.5 percent in
 October, rose 0.4 percent in November with the medical care services
 index repeating its October increase of 0.5 percent. The apparel
 index increased 0.6 percent in November following a 0.4 percent
 increase in October and has now risen in seven of the last eight
 months. The index for personal care rose notably in November,
 increasing 0.6 percent, while the tobacco and recreation indexes both
 posted slight increases. In contrast, the new vehicles index fell 0.3
 percent and the index for used cars and trucks declined 0.1 percent.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy has increased 2.2
 percent over the last 12 months, the largest such increase since
 2008. The 12-month change in the shelter index has been steadily
 increasing and reached 1.8 percent in November. The 12-month change
 in the medical care index was 3.4 percent, its highest level in over
 a year, while the apparel index has risen 4.8 percent over the last
 12 months, the largest figure since 1991.
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 3.4 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 226.230
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined 0.1 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 3.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 222.813  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index declined
 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 3.2 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index declined 0.1 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please
 note that the indexes for the post-2009 period are subject to
 revision.

 The Consumer Price Index for December 2011 is scheduled to be released
 on Thursday, January 19, 2012, at 8:30 a.m. (EST). Releases for the
 remainder of 2012 are scheduled on the following dates:

                    Feb. 17             Aug. 15
                    Mar. 16             Sep. 14
                    Apr. 13             Oct. 16
                    May 15              Nov. 15
                    June 14             Dec. 14
                    July 17








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



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


 Calculating Index Changes

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




 Index Point Change

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



 Percent Change

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



 Regions Defined 

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

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



 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

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

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

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

 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are
 derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2006 through December 2010 were replaced in January 2011.
 Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated seasonal
 data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in
 January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series were revised for
 January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change in the aggregation
 weights for dependently adjusted series. For further information,
 please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted
 Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI Detailed Report.

 Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
 December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
 Information technology, hardware and services series were changed from
 independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted in an
 increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
 seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
 aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
 December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
 data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
 every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
 If any of the 82 components change their seasonal adjustment status
 from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally
 adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series
 for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes before that
 period will not be changed.  Note: 37 of the 82 components are not
 seasonally adjusted for 2011.

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

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

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2011, BLS adjusted 29
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.

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

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





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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Nov. 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       Oct.       Nov.                      Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                              2011       2011      Nov.    Oct.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    Sep.    Oct.    Nov. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    226.421    226.230     3.4    -0.1     0.3    -0.1     0.0 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    678.258    677.684       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    230.885    230.656     4.4    -0.1     0.4     0.1     0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.742    231.017    230.790     4.6    -0.1     0.4     0.1     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.816    230.196    229.380     5.9    -0.4     0.6     0.1    -0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.090    265.433    265.552     6.2     0.0     0.9     0.4     0.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.813    227.853    227.583     6.9    -0.1     0.4     0.5    -0.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .839    219.493    218.767     8.7    -0.3     1.2     0.1    -0.3 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.152    284.269    282.605     4.7    -0.6     0.9    -1.7    -0.6 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .926    169.137    168.606     4.4    -0.3     0.0     0.5     0.2 
     Other food at home.......................      1.996    201.315    199.924     5.1    -0.7     0.6     0.4    -0.1 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .297    213.602    210.039     4.7    -1.7     1.7     0.1    -1.7 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    226.216    224.907    11.1    -0.6     0.5     0.3     0.8 
      Other foods.............................      1.466    212.737    211.649     4.3    -0.5     0.4     0.4     0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .432    125.461    125.702     4.2     0.2    -0.1     0.3     0.2 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.926    233.459    234.046     2.9     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .329    163.978    164.120     2.3     0.1    -0.1     0.4     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.051    227.606    227.363     1.3    -0.1     0.0     0.0     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.460    220.138    219.969     1.9    -0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     31.955    253.101    253.312     1.8     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.925    255.651    256.367     2.4     0.3     0.2     0.4     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .776    136.551    130.687     3.1    -4.3    -0.7    -1.7    -0.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     24.905    261.034    261.503     1.7     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.310    261.011    261.479     1.7     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .349    128.416    128.777     1.0     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.096    220.450    218.199     3.4    -1.0     0.7    -0.2    -0.3 
    Household energy..........................      4.000    193.058    190.444     3.1    -1.4     0.7    -0.3    -0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .309    335.148    342.823    19.7     2.3    -0.4     0.1     2.3 
     Energy services (3)......................      3.691    193.843    190.572     1.7    -1.7     0.7    -0.4    -0.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.095    181.916    182.254     4.7     0.2     0.7     0.2     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.409    125.223    125.073     0.8    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .772    152.415    152.578     1.6     0.1    -0.1     0.3     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.601    127.590    127.285     4.8    -0.2    -1.1     0.4     0.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .882    119.506    119.930     6.3     0.4    -0.2     0.6     1.2 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.520    115.851    115.603     5.3    -0.2    -2.2     0.6     0.9 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .192    118.048    118.775     3.2     0.6    -0.3    -0.8     1.2 
   Footwear...................................       .700    130.886    130.293     0.7    -0.5     0.1    -1.0    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.308    212.127    211.358     8.0    -0.4     1.0    -1.1    -0.8 
   Private transportation.....................     16.082    207.404    206.635     8.2    -0.4     1.0    -1.2    -0.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.333    100.540    100.021     3.2    -0.5    -0.2    -0.4    -0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      3.513    142.535    142.736     3.3     0.1     0.0    -0.3    -0.3 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.055    151.494    149.230     4.9    -1.5    -0.6    -0.6    -0.1 
    Motor fuel................................      5.079    296.944    294.049    19.9    -1.0     2.9    -3.1    -2.4 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.865    295.877    292.486    19.7    -1.1     2.9    -3.1    -2.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .408    145.308    146.338     5.5     0.7     0.1    -0.2     0.7 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.172    255.774    255.663     2.3     0.0     0.8     0.2     0.0 
   Public transportation......................      1.227    269.158    268.478     5.3    -0.3     0.8     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.627    403.430    404.858     3.4     0.4     0.2     0.5     0.4 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.633    325.962    326.624     3.1     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.994    427.467    429.191     3.5     0.4     0.2     0.5     0.5 
    Professional services.....................      2.830    337.257    337.347     2.1     0.0     0.1     0.3     0.2 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.703    649.496    654.117     5.5     0.7     0.1     0.6     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.293    113.270    113.232     0.3     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.816     98.572     98.315     0.1    -0.3     0.4     0.3    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.421    132.755    132.750     1.4     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    212.680    212.751     4.7     0.0     0.2     0.4     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .204    540.431    541.618     6.2     0.2     1.3     0.4     0.7 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.903    611.458    611.581     4.6     0.0     0.1     0.4     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.313     83.049     83.016    -1.7     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.138     79.659     79.625    -2.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.334    101.257    101.259    -1.0     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .804      8.882      8.866    -4.8    -0.2    -0.5    -0.4    -0.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .228     65.511     65.849   -12.2     0.5    -1.2    -0.8     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.497    389.119    390.761     1.9     0.4     0.3     0.1     0.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .906    842.785    843.604     2.8     0.1     0.7     0.0     0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.591    209.232    210.354     1.5     0.5     0.2     0.1     0.6 
    Personal care products (1)................       .671    160.705    161.585     0.7     0.5     0.7     0.3     0.5 
    Personal care services (1)................       .638    231.238    232.216     1.1     0.4     0.1     0.1     0.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.055    365.905    367.157     2.8     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     40.012    185.236    184.791     5.3    -0.2     0.5    -0.4    -0.3 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    230.885    230.656     4.4    -0.1     0.4     0.1     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.219    160.608    160.091     5.9    -0.3     0.5    -0.8    -0.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.474    209.518    208.902     8.6    -0.3     0.8    -1.4    -0.1 
    Apparel...................................      3.601    127.590    127.285     4.8    -0.2    -1.1     0.4     0.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.873    265.302    264.478     9.9    -0.3     1.5    -1.8    -0.6 
   Durables...................................      9.745    112.822    112.405     1.7    -0.4    -0.4    -0.4    -0.4 
 Services.....................................     59.988    267.352    267.413     2.1     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.607    263.717    263.931     1.8     0.1     0.3     0.2     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .349    128.416    128.777     1.0     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.3 
  Energy services (3).........................      3.691    193.843    190.572     1.7    -1.7     0.7    -0.4    -0.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.095    181.916    182.254     4.7     0.2     0.7     0.2     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .772    152.415    152.578     1.6     0.1    -0.1     0.3     0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      6.140    269.487    270.117     2.6     0.2     0.5     0.1     0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.994    427.467    429.191     3.5     0.4     0.2     0.5     0.5 
  Other services..............................     11.340    316.933    317.275     1.9     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.258    225.717    225.532     3.2    -0.1     0.3    -0.1     0.0 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.045    218.558    218.205     4.1    -0.2     0.4    -0.2    -0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     93.373    217.730    217.479     3.4    -0.1     0.3    -0.1     0.0 
 Commodities less food........................     26.270    163.084    162.572     5.7    -0.3     0.5    -0.7    -0.4 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.525    210.697    210.101     8.2    -0.3     0.8    -1.3    -0.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.923    260.703    259.934     9.1    -0.3     1.3    -1.7    -0.5 
 Nondurables..................................     30.266    221.035    220.592     6.5    -0.2     0.6    -0.6     0.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.382    292.365    292.242     2.4     0.0     0.3     0.2     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.994    255.009    254.978     2.0     0.0     0.3     0.2     0.3 
 Energy.......................................      9.079    240.902    238.177    12.4    -1.1     2.0    -2.0    -1.6 
 All items less energy........................     90.921    226.754    226.818     2.5     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.179    226.743    226.859     2.2     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     20.882    147.068    146.811     2.2    -0.2    -0.2    -0.1     0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      5.388    300.916    298.530    19.9    -0.8     2.7    -2.9    -2.1 
   Services less energy services..............     56.297    274.851    275.224     2.1     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .442     $ .442       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .147     $ .148       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Aug.      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      Feb.    May     Aug.    Nov.    May     Nov. 
                                                                                      2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  226.268   226.955   226.763   226.720     5.6     4.6     2.6     0.8     5.1     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  229.589   230.542   230.795   230.917     4.7     6.1     4.4     2.3     5.4     3.4 
   Food....................................  229.643   230.673   230.948   231.073     4.9     6.4     4.7     2.5     5.6     3.6 
    Food at home...........................  228.508   229.911   230.077   229.869     7.2     8.7     5.6     2.4     7.9     4.0 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  262.369   264.757   265.757   266.605     5.0     7.0     6.3     6.6     6.0     6.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  225.514   226.323   227.379   227.206     7.4    15.5     2.0     3.0    11.4     2.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  216.720   219.381   219.493   218.767     4.5    16.3    10.6     3.8    10.2     7.2 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  287.215   289.690   284.749   283.020    22.9    -2.2     6.1    -5.7     9.7     0.0 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  168.012   167.995   168.863   169.220     2.3     8.5     4.2     2.9     5.4     3.5 
     Other food at home....................  199.249   200.393   201.118   200.969     3.3     7.1     6.7     3.5     5.2     5.1 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  209.780   213.330   213.602   210.039     7.3     2.2     9.1     0.5     4.7     4.7 
      Fats and oils........................  222.384   223.600   224.341   226.162    10.9    16.9    10.0     7.0    13.9     8.5 
      Other foods..........................  211.126   211.873   212.752   212.965     1.4     6.6     5.7     3.5     3.9     4.6 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  125.193   125.044   125.461   125.702     2.7     6.4     6.1     1.6     4.6     3.9 
    Food away from home (1)................  232.513   233.032   233.459   234.046     1.9     3.4     3.5     2.7     2.6     3.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  163.468   163.334   163.978   164.120     3.7     1.6     2.4     1.6     2.6     2.0 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  227.345   227.285   227.240   227.322     1.7     3.1     0.4     0.0     2.4     0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  219.780   220.162   220.446   220.631     2.0     2.0     2.1     1.6     2.0     1.8 
   Shelter.................................  252.420   252.726   253.214   253.601     1.4     1.4     2.8     1.9     1.4     2.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  254.265   254.857   255.853   256.398     2.0     1.3     3.0     3.4     1.6     3.2 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  140.659   139.636   137.306   137.157    -0.2    15.2     8.9    -9.6     7.2    -0.8 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  260.230   260.548   261.086   261.466     1.3     0.9     2.5     1.9     1.1     2.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  260.211   260.522   261.064   261.443     1.3     0.9     2.5     1.9     1.1     2.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  127.581   127.922   128.416   128.777    -3.0     0.8     2.6     3.8    -1.1     3.2 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  221.155   222.606   222.093   221.414     8.0     6.7    -1.2     0.5     7.3    -0.3 
    Household energy.......................  194.359   195.624   194.943   194.073     8.4     7.2    -2.3    -0.6     7.8    -1.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  335.995   334.735   335.148   342.823    69.9    26.9   -12.1     8.4    46.8    -2.4 
     Energy services (3)...................  195.223   196.677   195.909   194.549     4.3     5.6    -1.3    -1.4     5.0    -1.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  180.159   181.374   181.744   182.124     6.5     4.8     3.1     4.4     5.6     3.7 
   Household furnishings and operations....  125.275   125.249   125.369   125.428     0.1     1.2     1.3     0.5     0.6     0.9 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.066   151.967   152.415   152.578     3.2     1.0     0.9     1.4     2.1     1.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  124.934   123.529   124.021   124.802     0.8     3.2    16.2    -0.4     2.0     7.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  116.898   116.635   117.293   118.669    -0.8     3.0    17.6     6.2     1.1    11.8 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  112.690   110.218   110.866   111.907     1.3     2.8    21.4    -2.8     2.0     8.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  116.559   116.253   115.333   116.712   -11.7     4.5    22.2     0.5    -3.9    10.8 
   Footwear................................  129.766   129.833   128.577   128.246     1.1     2.7     3.9    -4.6     1.9    -0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  215.052   217.280   214.819   213.076    22.7    14.2     1.1    -3.6    18.4    -1.3 
   Private transportation..................  210.575   212.785   210.201   208.351    22.7    15.0     1.7    -4.2    18.8    -1.2 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........  101.297   101.095   100.651   100.359     1.0    10.7     5.3    -3.7     5.7     0.7 
     New vehicles..........................  143.572   143.509   143.020   142.605     2.8    10.7     2.6    -2.7     6.7     0.0 
     Used cars and trucks..................  153.211   152.354   151.440   151.235    -0.9    12.9    14.0    -5.1     5.8     4.0 
    Motor fuel.............................  309.112   318.141   308.228   300.919    81.2    30.3    -2.4   -10.2    53.6    -6.4 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  308.398   317.446   307.494   300.146    79.0    30.8    -2.3   -10.3    53.0    -6.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  145.537   145.646   145.308   146.338     6.3     7.0     6.3     2.2     6.7     4.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  253.337   255.244   255.774   255.663     1.6     2.5     1.5     3.7     2.0     2.6 
   Public transportation...................  267.455   269.718   269.679   270.023    22.2     4.2    -7.1     3.9    12.8    -1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  401.431   402.269   404.134   405.817     3.1     3.2     2.7     4.4     3.2     3.6 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  324.395   325.130   325.962   326.624     5.7     4.1     0.0     2.8     4.9     1.4 
   Medical care services...................  425.328   426.192   428.457   430.539     2.3     2.9     3.6     5.0     2.6     4.3 
    Professional services..................  336.426   336.855   337.940   338.505     2.2     1.0     2.5     2.5     1.6     2.5 
    Hospital and related services..........  647.003   647.688   651.366   655.671     4.5     6.4     5.8     5.5     5.5     5.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.461   113.379   113.299   113.381     0.9     1.0    -0.2    -0.3     0.9    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.047    98.421    98.742    98.676    -0.7     0.1    -1.5     2.6    -0.3     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  131.685   131.772   132.015   132.333     0.8     1.3     1.6     2.0     1.0     1.8 
   Education (2)...........................  209.073   209.477   210.224   211.311     5.4     4.2     5.0     4.4     4.8     4.7 
    Educational books and supplies.........  528.860   535.859   537.994   541.856     7.1     5.7     1.7    10.2     6.4     5.9 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  601.281   601.966   604.094   607.131     5.3     4.1     5.2     3.9     4.7     4.6 
   Communication (2).......................   83.112    83.064    83.078    83.052    -3.4    -1.4    -1.6    -0.3    -2.4    -0.9 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   79.722    79.673    79.688    79.662    -4.4    -1.6    -1.7    -0.3    -3.0    -1.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.006   101.084   101.257   101.259    -3.9    -0.6    -0.6     1.0    -2.3     0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    8.975     8.933     8.895     8.882    -5.8    -4.5    -4.7    -4.1    -5.2    -4.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   67.192    66.391    65.874    66.318   -16.0    -9.1   -17.9    -5.1   -12.6   -11.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  387.673   388.859   389.064   390.879     1.9    -0.6     2.9     3.3     0.6     3.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  837.427   843.141   842.785   843.604     4.3    -1.8     5.8     3.0     1.2     4.4 
   Personal care...........................  208.649   209.012   209.193   210.441     1.0    -0.2     1.8     3.5     0.4     2.7 
    Personal care products (1).............  159.017   160.162   160.705   161.585     2.3    -4.5    -1.2     6.6    -1.1     2.7 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.779   230.974   231.238   232.216     1.0     0.6     0.5     2.5     0.8     1.5 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  364.537   364.789   365.594   367.300     1.9     2.4     3.9     3.1     2.2     3.5 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  185.783   186.622   185.783   185.276    11.2     8.4     3.4    -1.1     9.8     1.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  229.589   230.542   230.795   230.917     4.7     6.1     4.4     2.3     5.4     3.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  161.879   162.643   161.394   160.650    15.2     9.7     2.9    -3.0    12.4    -0.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  211.198   212.876   209.810   209.529    25.4    12.9     1.4    -3.1    19.0    -0.9 
    Apparel................................  124.934   123.529   124.021   124.802     0.8     3.2    16.2    -0.4     2.0     7.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  269.682   273.642   268.818   267.123    32.3    16.9    -2.2    -3.7    24.4    -3.0 
   Durables................................  114.000   113.488   113.001   112.495     1.3     6.7     4.2    -5.2     4.0    -0.6 
 Services..................................  266.471   267.015   267.482   267.869     2.1     2.1     2.0     2.1     2.1     2.1 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  262.558   263.256   263.905   264.781     0.8     0.9     2.2     3.4     0.9     2.8 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   127.581   127.922   128.416   128.777    -3.0     0.8     2.6     3.8    -1.1     3.2 
  Energy services (3)......................  195.223   196.677   195.909   194.549     4.3     5.6    -1.3    -1.4     5.0    -1.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  180.159   181.374   181.744   182.124     6.5     4.8     3.1     4.4     5.6     3.7 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.066   151.967   152.415   152.578     3.2     1.0     0.9     1.4     2.1     1.1 
  Transportation services..................  267.867   269.113   269.469   269.605     5.1     3.6    -0.8     2.6     4.4     0.9 
  Medical care services....................  425.328   426.192   428.457   430.539     2.3     2.9     3.6     5.0     2.6     4.3 
  Other services...........................  315.150   315.430   315.958   316.890     1.4     2.0     1.9     2.2     1.7     2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  225.757   226.389   226.124   226.054     5.8     4.4     2.3     0.5     5.1     1.4 
 All items less shelter....................  218.612   219.458   218.994   218.781     7.7     6.2     2.6     0.3     6.9     1.4 
 All items less medical care...............  217.649   218.324   218.055   217.947     5.8     4.7     2.6     0.5     5.3     1.6 
 Commodities less food.....................  164.317   165.062   163.841   163.117    14.7     9.4     2.8    -2.9    12.0    -0.1 
 Nondurables less food.....................  212.073   213.675   210.929   210.810    23.4    12.6     0.8    -2.4    17.9    -0.8 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  264.643   268.178   263.695   262.297    29.6    16.1    -2.2    -3.5    22.6    -2.9 
 Nondurables...............................  221.179   222.435   221.009   221.167    14.3    10.7     1.9     0.0    12.5     0.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  291.055   291.867   292.461   292.863     3.1     3.0     0.9     2.5     3.0     1.7 
 Services less medical care services.......  253.904   254.668   255.055   255.717     1.7     1.9     1.4     2.9     1.8     2.2 
 Energy....................................  247.367   252.319   247.248   243.319    45.1    20.3    -2.3    -6.4    32.1    -4.4 
 All items less energy.....................  225.930   226.190   226.491   226.841     2.2     3.0     3.2     1.6     2.6     2.4 
  All items less food and energy...........  226.014   226.137   226.444   226.836     1.8     2.5     2.9     1.5     2.1     2.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  146.897   146.533   146.428   146.573     1.2     3.9     4.8    -0.9     2.5     1.9 
    Energy commodities.....................  312.602   321.179   311.714   305.104    80.6    30.1    -2.9    -9.3    53.3    -6.2 
   Services less energy services...........  273.755   274.216   274.800   275.351     2.0     1.9     2.2     2.4     1.9     2.3 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-U                      Pricing                                          Nov.2011 from--   Oct.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    Nov.  Sep.  Oct.  Oct.  Aug.  Sep.
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      226.545   226.889   226.421   226.230   3.4  -0.3  -0.1   3.5  -0.1  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      243.033   243.323   243.014   242.652   3.2  -0.3  -0.1   3.6   0.0  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      244.601   244.983   244.534   244.076   3.1  -0.4  -0.2   3.4   0.0  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      145.339   145.369   145.404   145.335   3.6   0.0   0.0   4.0   0.0   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      216.586   216.968   215.653   215.614   3.3  -0.6   0.0   3.3  -0.4  -0.6 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      216.870   217.360   216.130   216.097   3.2  -0.6   0.0   3.3  -0.3  -0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.451   139.542   138.573   138.453   3.3  -0.8  -0.1   3.4  -0.6  -0.7 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      213.009   213.606   212.476   212.907   3.3  -0.3   0.2   3.4  -0.3  -0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      220.471   220.371   219.969   219.961   3.8  -0.2   0.0   3.7  -0.2  -0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      221.685   221.242   220.515   220.654   3.4  -0.3   0.1   3.2  -0.5  -0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.378   140.471   140.303   140.218   3.9  -0.2  -0.1   4.0  -0.1  -0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      224.613   224.462   224.574   224.714   4.2   0.1   0.1   4.3   0.0   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      228.222   229.147   229.195   228.771   3.2  -0.2  -0.2   3.4   0.4   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      232.219   233.221   233.259   232.851   3.1  -0.2  -0.2   3.2   0.4   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.171   138.564   138.696   138.411   3.3  -0.1  -0.2   3.7   0.4   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      206.524   206.883   206.393   206.201   3.2  -0.3  -0.1   3.3  -0.1  -0.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      140.440   140.584   140.355   140.225   3.6  -0.3  -0.1   3.8  -0.1  -0.2 
   D.........................................    M      219.856   220.391   219.959   220.020   3.7  -0.2   0.0   3.8   0.0  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      219.688   220.027   219.592   219.181   2.9  -0.4  -0.2   2.9   0.0  -0.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      231.833   233.022   233.049   232.731   3.0  -0.1  -0.1   2.8   0.5   0.0 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      250.058   250.559   250.051   249.317   3.0  -0.5  -0.3   3.3   0.0  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   245.310         -   245.030   2.9  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   213.004         -   211.225   2.5  -0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   209.255         -   209.283   4.0   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   147.658         -   147.565   3.3  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      212.335         -   209.182         -     -     -     -   3.1  -1.5     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      213.924         -   212.927         -     -     -     -   3.5  -0.5     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      202.445         -   201.398         -     -     -     -   3.2  -0.5     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      232.749         -   232.141         -     -     -     -   3.8  -0.3     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      236.196         -   235.440         -     -     -     -   3.0  -0.3     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      234.608         -   235.331         -     -     -     -   3.2   0.3     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      233.810         -   235.916         -     -     -     -   3.8   0.9     - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Nov. 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       Oct.       Nov.                      Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                              2011       2011      Nov.    Oct.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    Sep.    Oct.    Nov. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    223.043    222.813     3.8    -0.1     0.4    -0.1    -0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    664.376    663.692       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    230.420    230.186     4.5    -0.1     0.5     0.1     0.1 
   Food.......................................     15.315    230.406    230.143     4.7    -0.1     0.5     0.1     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      8.906    229.269    228.405     6.0    -0.4     0.6     0.1    -0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.236    266.335    266.639     6.4     0.1     1.0     0.4     0.4 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.227    228.019    227.643     7.0    -0.2     0.4     0.5    -0.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .917    218.451    217.557     8.7    -0.4     1.2     0.0    -0.4 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.219    282.345    279.989     4.9    -0.8     1.0    -1.5    -0.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.091    168.262    167.739     4.2    -0.3     0.0     0.5     0.2 
     Other food at home.......................      2.217    200.430    199.146     5.2    -0.6     0.5     0.3     0.0 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .324    212.276    209.091     4.8    -1.5     1.5     0.3    -1.5 
      Fats and oils...........................       .258    227.230    226.119    11.6    -0.5     0.5     0.4     0.8 
      Other foods.............................      1.635    212.673    211.618     4.3    -0.5     0.4     0.3     0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .463    125.681    125.761     4.2     0.1    -0.1     0.4     0.1 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.409    233.622    234.240     2.9     0.3     0.2     0.2     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    165.008    165.228     2.4     0.1    -0.1     0.4     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.086    229.194    229.379     1.6     0.1     0.2     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.228    216.843    216.723     2.0    -0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     29.811    246.922    247.313     1.9     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.396    253.727    254.446     2.4     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .436    137.128    131.860     2.8    -3.8    -1.0    -1.6     0.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.672    236.407    236.869     1.6     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     19.942    236.397    236.859     1.6     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    129.562    129.912     1.1     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.633    218.952    216.546     3.4    -1.1     0.7    -0.3    -0.3 
    Household energy..........................      4.476    190.976    188.244     3.1    -1.4     0.7    -0.4    -0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .301    334.886    342.717    19.0     2.3    -0.2     0.2     2.3 
     Energy services (3)......................      4.175    193.001    189.671     2.0    -1.7     0.8    -0.5    -0.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.157    182.337    182.664     4.6     0.2     0.7     0.2     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.784    121.642    121.459     1.0    -0.2     0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .364    155.235    155.567     1.8     0.2    -0.1     0.3     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.668    126.966    126.764     5.1    -0.2    -0.6     0.2     0.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .921    120.512    120.739     7.0     0.2     0.3     1.2     0.9 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.502    115.638    115.324     5.4    -0.3    -1.6     0.1     0.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .280    121.409    122.228     3.7     0.7    -0.3    -0.6     1.2 
   Footwear...................................       .750    130.799    130.676     1.9    -0.1    -0.1    -1.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     19.418    213.013    212.119     8.8    -0.4     1.1    -1.2    -0.9 
   Private transportation.....................     18.631    209.647    208.743     9.0    -0.4     1.1    -1.3    -1.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.914    100.187     99.539     3.7    -0.6    -0.3    -0.4    -0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      3.320    143.539    143.778     3.3     0.2    -0.1    -0.3    -0.3 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      3.003    152.569    150.310     5.0    -1.5    -0.5    -0.6    -0.1 
    Motor fuel................................      6.470    297.935    295.069    20.0    -1.0     2.8    -3.1    -2.4 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      6.193    296.999    293.628    19.7    -1.1     2.8    -3.2    -2.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .479    145.326    146.151     5.4     0.6     0.2    -0.2     0.6 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.184    258.440    258.342     2.3     0.0     0.8     0.2     0.0 
   Public transportation......................       .787    266.204    265.815     5.4    -0.1     0.6     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    405.472    407.128     3.5     0.4     0.2     0.5     0.5 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.318    317.901    318.671     3.4     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.038    431.274    433.269     3.6     0.5     0.2     0.6     0.5 
    Professional services.....................      2.220    341.110    341.148     2.2     0.0     0.1     0.4     0.2 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.414    652.231    657.707     5.7     0.8     0.0     0.6     0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.862    109.869    109.723     0.6    -0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.959     99.339     99.095     0.3    -0.2     0.3     0.4    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.118    126.415    126.392     0.7     0.0     0.0     0.2     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      2.380    209.343    209.453     4.6     0.1     0.2     0.5     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .199    546.888    548.418     6.8     0.3     1.3     0.5     0.7 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.181    588.222    588.409     4.4     0.0     0.1     0.5     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.738     85.543     85.486    -1.8    -0.1     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.605     83.196     83.139    -2.0    -0.1     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.823    100.616    100.620    -1.3     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .782      9.440      9.408    -4.5    -0.3    -0.5    -0.3    -0.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .208     65.342     65.613   -12.1     0.4    -1.3    -0.4     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.950    419.067    420.462     2.0     0.3     0.4     0.0     0.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.450    847.868    848.791     2.8     0.1     0.7    -0.1     0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.500    206.887    207.847     1.5     0.5     0.2     0.0     0.5 
    Personal care products (1)................       .717    160.970    161.716     0.6     0.5     0.6     0.2     0.5 
    Personal care services (1)................       .572    231.409    232.222     1.0     0.4     0.1     0.1     0.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.027    366.867    368.036     2.7     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.898    189.605    189.073     5.9    -0.3     0.6    -0.5    -0.3 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    230.420    230.186     4.5    -0.1     0.5     0.1     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.497    167.147    166.502     6.8    -0.4     0.6    -0.9    -0.6 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     17.244    220.916    220.183     9.5    -0.3     1.0    -1.5    -0.2 
    Apparel...................................      3.668    126.966    126.764     5.1    -0.2    -0.6     0.2     0.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     13.576    284.081    283.006    10.7    -0.4     1.6    -1.8    -0.9 
   Durables...................................     10.253    114.872    114.319     2.2    -0.5    -0.5    -0.4    -0.5 
 Services.....................................     56.102    262.427    262.535     2.1     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.504    237.944    238.318     1.9     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    129.562    129.912     1.1     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.3 
  Energy services (3).........................      4.175    193.001    189.671     2.0    -1.7     0.8    -0.5    -0.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.157    182.337    182.664     4.6     0.2     0.7     0.2     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .364    155.235    155.567     1.8     0.2    -0.1     0.3     0.2 
  Transportation services.....................      5.994    270.160    271.172     2.8     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.038    431.274    433.269     3.6     0.5     0.2     0.6     0.5 
  Other services..............................     10.563    301.477    301.609     1.4     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.685    221.548    221.324     3.6    -0.1     0.4    -0.2    -0.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     70.189    216.732    216.274     4.6    -0.2     0.5    -0.3    -0.2 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    215.626    215.342     3.8    -0.1     0.4    -0.2    -0.1 
 Commodities less food........................     28.583    169.349    168.725     6.6    -0.4     0.6    -0.9    -0.6 
 Nondurables less food........................     18.329    221.629    220.944     9.0    -0.3     0.9    -1.5    -0.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.662    278.162    277.198    10.0    -0.3     1.5    -1.7    -0.7 
 Nondurables..................................     33.644    226.642    226.140     7.0    -0.2     0.7    -0.7     0.0 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.598    257.887    257.664     2.3    -0.1     0.3     0.2     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.065    250.733    250.753     1.9     0.0     0.3     0.2     0.2 
 Energy.......................................     10.946    242.844    240.073    12.9    -1.1     2.0    -2.1    -1.7 
 All items less energy........................     89.054    221.643    221.720     2.7     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     73.739    220.258    220.404     2.2     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.812    149.890    149.572     2.6    -0.2    -0.1    -0.1     0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      6.771    300.937    298.469    19.9    -0.8     2.7    -3.0    -2.2 
   Services less energy services..............     51.927    270.000    270.500     2.1     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .448     $ .449       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .151     $ .151       -       -       -       -       - 

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



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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Aug.      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      Feb.    May     Aug.    Nov.    May     Nov. 
                                                                                      2011    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  223.010   223.845   223.535   223.363     6.6     5.3     2.7     0.6     5.9     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  229.016   230.060   230.351   230.472     4.6     6.4     4.4     2.6     5.5     3.5 
   Food....................................  228.952   230.030   230.337   230.457     4.9     6.6     4.7     2.7     5.8     3.7 
    Food at home...........................  227.458   228.884   229.153   228.934     7.3     9.0     5.4     2.6     8.1     4.0 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  263.058   265.587   266.730   267.677     5.1     6.9     6.4     7.2     6.0     6.8 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  225.516   226.446   227.546   227.302     7.6    16.1     1.8     3.2    11.8     2.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  215.910   218.406   218.451   217.557     4.6    17.1    10.7     3.1    10.7     6.8 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  284.468   287.175   282.740   280.755    24.2    -2.8     6.0    -5.1     9.9     0.3 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  167.199   167.262   168.076   168.479     1.6     8.2     4.0     3.1     4.8     3.5 
     Other food at home....................  198.478   199.568   200.240   200.154     3.6     7.1     6.8     3.4     5.3     5.1 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  208.537   211.591   212.276   209.091     7.9     1.6     8.9     1.1     4.7     4.9 
      Fats and oils........................  223.640   224.718   225.509   227.310    11.2    15.7    12.8     6.7    13.4     9.7 
      Other foods..........................  211.152   211.956   212.671   212.891     1.6     6.9     5.5     3.3     4.2     4.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  125.327   125.167   125.681   125.761     3.0     7.0     5.5     1.4     4.9     3.4 
    Food away from home (1)................  232.682   233.257   233.622   234.240     1.7     3.4     3.8     2.7     2.6     3.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  164.551   164.421   165.008   165.228     3.3     1.9     2.6     1.7     2.6     2.1 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  228.514   229.060   229.130   229.262     0.9     3.8     0.3     1.3     2.4     0.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.430   216.896   217.175   217.376     2.2     2.1     2.0     1.8     2.1     1.9 
   Shelter.................................  246.170   246.496   247.041   247.477     1.5     1.2     2.6     2.1     1.4     2.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  252.486   253.029   253.907   254.476     2.1     1.3     2.9     3.2     1.7     3.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  141.783   140.409   138.160   138.422    -0.7    16.6     6.0    -9.2     7.6    -1.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  235.681   235.969   236.463   236.831     1.4     0.9     2.3     2.0     1.1     2.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  235.674   235.959   236.454   236.821     1.4     0.9     2.3     2.0     1.1     2.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  128.727   129.090   129.562   129.912    -1.6    -0.5     2.7     3.7    -1.1     3.2 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  219.783   221.302   220.648   219.974     7.3     6.8    -0.6     0.3     7.0    -0.1 
    Household energy.......................  192.373   193.702   192.887   192.056     7.6     7.2    -1.5    -0.7     7.4    -1.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  334.935   334.361   334.886   342.717    66.1    25.2   -12.0     9.6    44.2    -1.8 
     Energy services (3)...................  194.520   195.994   195.083   193.825     4.3     5.9    -0.6    -1.4     5.1    -1.0 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  180.557   181.809   182.163   182.494     6.1     5.0     3.0     4.4     5.5     3.7 
   Household furnishings and operations....  121.447   121.613   121.679   121.730    -0.2     1.8     1.5     0.9     0.8     1.2 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  154.879   154.718   155.235   155.567     2.4     1.8     1.3     1.8     2.1     1.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  123.897   123.110   123.381   124.145     0.9     3.9    15.4     0.8     2.4     7.9 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  116.537   116.944   118.380   119.388     0.8     2.6    15.1    10.2     1.7    12.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  112.099   110.315   110.444   111.363     1.5     3.5    20.7    -2.6     2.5     8.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  120.035   119.637   118.953   120.347   -11.6     4.7    23.5     1.0    -3.8    11.7 
   Footwear................................  130.189   130.053   128.627   128.839     2.5     4.9     4.6    -4.1     3.7     0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  216.457   218.765   216.031   214.037    25.2    15.6     1.8    -4.4    20.3    -1.4 
   Private transportation..................  213.215   215.526   212.729   210.680    25.3    16.1     2.1    -4.7    20.6    -1.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........  100.947   100.694   100.304   100.029     0.9    11.2     6.8    -3.6     5.9     1.5 
     New vehicles..........................  144.511   144.429   144.033   143.590     3.0    10.6     2.5    -2.5     6.7    -0.1 
     Used cars and trucks..................  154.229   153.401   152.535   152.333    -0.9    12.7    14.2    -4.8     5.7     4.2 
    Motor fuel.............................  310.629   319.294   309.254   301.734    82.5    30.3    -2.2   -11.0    54.2    -6.7 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  310.120   318.744   308.583   300.344    82.1    30.9    -2.0   -12.0    54.4    -7.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  145.390   145.652   145.326   146.151     6.2     7.3     6.1     2.1     6.7     4.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  256.077   258.001   258.440   258.342     1.5     2.4     1.6     3.6     1.9     2.6 
   Public transportation...................  264.968   266.655   266.551   266.708    22.2     4.5    -6.0     2.7    13.0    -1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  403.355   404.101   406.170   408.043     3.4     3.3     2.7     4.7     3.3     3.7 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  316.299   316.869   317.901   318.671     5.9     4.3     0.3     3.0     5.1     1.6 
   Medical care services...................  428.997   429.797   432.259   434.560     2.6     3.0     3.5     5.3     2.8     4.4 
    Professional services..................  340.063   340.515   341.718   342.285     2.5     1.1     2.5     2.6     1.8     2.6 
    Hospital and related services..........  650.044   650.292   653.945   658.879     5.0     6.6     5.8     5.5     5.8     5.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.007   109.921   109.929   109.877     1.9     1.2    -0.3    -0.5     1.5    -0.4 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.741    99.049    99.493    99.413    -0.3     0.2    -1.4     2.8     0.0     0.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.576   125.624   125.928   126.108    -0.6     0.8     0.8     1.7     0.1     1.2 
   Education (2)...........................  205.796   206.130   207.239   208.172     5.4     4.3     4.0     4.7     4.8     4.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  534.305   541.400   544.346   548.369     9.1     5.1     2.2    11.0     7.1     6.5 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  578.589   578.907   582.018   584.481     5.0     4.2     4.2     4.1     4.6     4.2 
   Communication (2).......................   85.568    85.530    85.570    85.517    -4.2    -1.4    -1.3    -0.2    -2.8    -0.8 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   83.221    83.182    83.223    83.170    -4.9    -1.5    -1.4    -0.2    -3.2    -0.8 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  100.405   100.475   100.616   100.620    -4.7    -0.6    -0.8     0.9    -2.7     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.527     9.482     9.455     9.425    -5.8    -4.4    -3.5    -4.2    -5.1    -3.9 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   66.880    66.005    65.750    66.076   -16.6   -10.9   -15.5    -4.7   -13.8   -10.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  417.579   419.144   419.022   420.534     2.7    -1.2     3.5     2.9     0.8     3.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  842.479   848.513   847.868   848.791     4.3    -2.0     6.1     3.0     1.1     4.5 
   Personal care...........................  206.492   206.855   206.852   207.903     1.8    -0.7     2.0     2.8     0.6     2.4 
    Personal care products (1).............  159.655   160.623   160.970   161.716     2.9    -4.6    -1.1     5.3    -0.9     2.1 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.907   231.139   231.409   232.222     1.0     0.5     0.3     2.3     0.7     1.3 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  365.672   366.100   366.640   368.253     2.6     2.3     3.0     2.9     2.5     2.9 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  190.282   191.372   190.348   189.684    12.7     9.3     3.7    -1.3    11.0     1.2 
  Food and beverages.......................  229.016   230.060   230.351   230.472     4.6     6.4     4.4     2.6     5.5     3.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  168.690   169.769   168.215   167.235    17.8    10.9     3.2    -3.4    14.3    -0.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  222.967   225.168   221.806   221.403    28.1    14.3     0.9    -2.8    21.0    -0.9 
    Apparel................................  123.897   123.110   123.381   124.145     0.9     3.9    15.4     0.8     2.4     7.9 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  289.480   294.063   288.888   286.359    34.7    18.8    -1.9    -4.2    26.5    -3.1 
   Durables................................  116.073   115.500   115.002   114.444     1.5     8.0     5.4    -5.5     4.7    -0.2 
 Services..................................  261.562   262.136   262.648   262.993     2.1     2.2     1.9     2.2     2.1     2.0 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  237.045   237.511   238.113   238.707     1.3     0.9     2.4     2.8     1.1     2.6 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   128.727   129.090   129.562   129.912    -1.6    -0.5     2.7     3.7    -1.1     3.2 
  Energy services (3)......................  194.520   195.994   195.083   193.825     4.3     5.9    -0.6    -1.4     5.1    -1.0 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  180.557   181.809   182.163   182.494     6.1     5.0     3.0     4.4     5.5     3.7 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  154.879   154.718   155.235   155.567     2.4     1.8     1.3     1.8     2.1     1.5 
  Transportation services..................  268.407   269.601   270.174   270.407     4.1     4.0     0.2     3.0     4.0     1.6 
  Medical care services....................  428.997   429.797   432.259   434.560     2.6     3.0     3.5     5.3     2.8     4.4 
  Other services...........................  299.911   300.175   300.871   301.416     0.9     1.8     1.1     2.0     1.3     1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  221.765   222.557   222.138   221.915     6.9     5.0     2.3     0.3     6.0     1.3 
 All items less shelter....................  216.959   217.988   217.364   216.969     8.8     7.0     2.8     0.0     7.9     1.4 
 All items less medical care...............  215.656   216.487   216.108   215.876     6.8     5.4     2.7     0.4     6.1     1.5 
 Commodities less food.....................  170.837   171.906   170.390   169.437    17.1    10.6     3.1    -3.2    13.8    -0.1 
 Nondurables less food.....................  223.538   225.645   222.347   222.079    26.3    13.9     0.8    -2.6    20.0    -0.9 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  283.019   287.198   282.244   280.213    31.9    18.0    -1.9    -3.9    24.7    -2.9 
 Nondurables...............................  226.992   228.532   226.833   226.847    16.0    11.8     1.5    -0.3    13.9     0.6 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  256.800   257.577   258.101   258.375     2.9     3.1     0.7     2.5     3.0     1.6 
 Services less medical care services.......  249.772   250.450   250.871   251.321     1.9     2.0     1.5     2.5     1.9     2.0 
 Energy....................................  249.914   254.922   249.471   245.282    47.6    21.0    -1.9    -7.2    33.7    -4.6 
 All items less energy.....................  220.749   221.083   221.394   221.708     2.3     3.3     3.4     1.7     2.8     2.5 
  All items less food and energy...........  219.477   219.660   219.972   220.326     1.7     2.6     3.1     1.6     2.2     2.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  149.589   149.394   149.226   149.345     1.3     4.4     5.5    -0.7     2.9     2.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  313.210   321.564   311.879   304.912    81.7    30.1    -2.6   -10.2    53.8    -6.5 
   Services less energy services...........  268.865   269.335   270.009   270.537     1.9     1.9     2.1     2.5     1.9     2.3 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 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                                          Nov.2011 from--   Oct.2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    Nov.  Sep.  Oct.  Oct.  Aug.  Sep.
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      223.326   223.688   223.043   222.813   3.8  -0.4  -0.1   3.9  -0.1  -0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      241.431   241.838   241.549   241.167   3.5  -0.3  -0.2   3.9   0.0  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      241.191   241.752   241.355   240.912   3.4  -0.3  -0.2   3.7   0.1  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      146.985   147.039   146.999   146.843   3.8  -0.1  -0.1   4.4   0.0   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      213.212   213.626   212.038   211.969   3.7  -0.8   0.0   3.8  -0.6  -0.7 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      212.589   213.070   211.604   211.505   3.6  -0.7   0.0   3.8  -0.5  -0.7 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.207   140.363   139.157   139.048   3.7  -0.9  -0.1   3.8  -0.7  -0.9 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      211.873   212.520   211.193   211.533   3.7  -0.5   0.2   3.8  -0.3  -0.6 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      218.947   218.787   218.109   218.030   4.1  -0.3   0.0   4.2  -0.4  -0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      220.583   220.130   219.075   219.215   3.8  -0.4   0.1   3.6  -0.7  -0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.190   140.229   139.879   139.721   4.3  -0.4  -0.1   4.4  -0.2  -0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      225.793   225.478   225.364   225.404   4.4   0.0   0.0   4.6  -0.2  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      223.204   224.237   224.268   223.785   3.5  -0.2  -0.2   3.7   0.5   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.662   226.764   226.759   226.250   3.4  -0.2  -0.2   3.5   0.5   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.255   138.770   138.884   138.587   3.6  -0.1  -0.2   3.9   0.5   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      206.077   206.484   205.846   205.627   3.5  -0.4  -0.1   3.7  -0.1  -0.3 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      140.723   140.883   140.505   140.330   4.0  -0.4  -0.1   4.2  -0.2  -0.3 
   D.........................................    M      219.093   219.494   218.914   218.973   4.0  -0.2   0.0   4.2  -0.1  -0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      214.740   215.005   214.145   213.704   3.4  -0.6  -0.2   3.5  -0.3  -0.4 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      224.665   226.096   226.116   225.786   3.2  -0.1  -0.1   3.1   0.6   0.0 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      246.025   246.877   246.297   245.546   3.3  -0.5  -0.3   3.7   0.1  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   246.424         -   246.349   3.1   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   204.981         -   202.824   2.7  -1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   214.567         -   214.581   4.7   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   148.352         -   148.038   3.6  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      212.325         -   208.362         -     -     -     -   3.2  -1.9     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      210.377         -   209.427         -     -     -     -   3.7  -0.5     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      201.772         -   200.464         -     -     -     -   3.8  -0.6     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      231.448         -   230.728         -     -     -     -   4.2  -0.3     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      236.583         -   236.478         -     -     -     -   3.4   0.0     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      231.445         -   232.371         -     -     -     -   3.6   0.4     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      230.558         -   232.697         -     -     -     -   4.3   0.9     - 

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



 Table 7. Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U): U.S. city average, by
 expenditure category and commodity and service group

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes         Nov. 2011 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      Oct.  
                                                              2011      2011      2010      2011  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   130.204   130.066       3.2      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   134.314   134.171       4.3      -0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.493   134.634   134.494       4.5      -0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   130.946   130.468       5.8      -0.4 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   139.620   139.972       2.9       0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   130.875   130.692       1.0      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   130.320   130.194       1.8      -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   133.626   133.712       1.8       0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   161.388   159.730       3.1      -1.0 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.578    92.441       0.4      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    95.481    95.243       4.3      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   142.880   142.352       8.1      -0.4 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   143.766   143.221       8.3      -0.4 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   131.592   131.272       5.1      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   155.987   156.542       3.2       0.4 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   137.242   137.526       3.0       0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   162.877   163.537       3.3       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   101.882   101.658      -0.6      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   113.920   113.913       0.7       0.0 
   Education..................................      2.804   195.853   195.884       4.5       0.0 
   Communication..............................      3.484    70.913    70.896      -2.2       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   143.137   143.798       2.8       0.5 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383   138.535   138.534       2.0       0.0 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   120.236   119.922       4.9      -0.3 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.145    80.807       0.7      -0.4 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   140.744   140.452       6.4      -0.2 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   122.605   122.630       1.9       0.0 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   204.473   202.191      12.0      -1.1 

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

Last Modified Date: December 16, 2011
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