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Consumer Price Index, New York-Northern New Jersey – October 2014

Area prices down 0.2 percent over the month and up 1.3 percent over the year

Prices in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), edged down 0.2 percent in October after no change in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli attributed the recent decrease to lower prices for energy, particularly gasoline. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, month-to-month changes may reflect the impact of seasonal influences.)

Over the year, the CPI-U increased 1.3 percent. (See chart 1 and table A.) The all items less food and energy index rose 1.5 percent. The 12-month percentage increases in both indexes have been 2.0 percent or lower each month in 2014. (See table 1.)

 

 

Food

Food prices were unchanged in October after rising 0.7 percent in September. A 0.3-percent increase in prices for food away from home offset a 0.2-percent decline in prices for food at home. Within the food at home component, lower prices for various items including snacks and apples were moderated by higher prices for others such as tomatoes and breakfast cereal.

Over the year, the food index increased 3.1 percent. Prices for food away from home advanced 3.8 percent, the largest 12-month percent rise since June 2009. Prices for food at home were also higher, up 2.5 percent.

Energy

The energy index fell 4.3 percent in October, the fourth consecutive one-month decline. The recent decrease was due mainly to lower gasoline prices, down 5.6 percent. A smaller-than-usual seasonal decline in prices for electricity (-2.4 percent) also contributed to the decrease in the energy index, as did lower prices for natural gas (-5.2 percent) and fuel oil.

The energy index decreased 3.7 percent since last October. Over the year, prices for gasoline fell 5.5 percent and prices for natural gas dropped 12.0 percent. Moderating the overall decline, electricity prices rose 3.3 percent over the year.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy ticked up 0.1 percent in October. The shelter index edged up 0.2 percent; this category includes residential rent (0.1 percent), lodging away from home, and owners’ equivalent rent (-0.1 percent). Among other components of the all items less food and energy group, recreation prices rose 0.6 percent over the month. Largely offsetting these increases, prices were lower in several categories, including apparel, which fell 1.3 percent since September.

Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.5 percent, due primarily to higher prices for shelter (2.6 percent). Within the shelter component, owners’ equivalent rent rose 2.1 percent and residential rent rose 2.9 percent. Medical care prices increased 2.8 percent.

Table A. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island CPI-U 1-month and 12-month percent changes (not seasonally adjusted)
Month 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month

January

0.2 1.5 0.2 2.4 0.3 1.5 0.4 2.8 0.5 2.2 0.9 1.9

February

0.5 1.6 0.0 1.8 0.5 2.1 0.4 2.6 0.6 2.4 -0.2 1.1

March

0.2 0.8 0.5 2.1 0.7 2.3 0.6 2.6 0.1 1.9 0.4 1.3

April

0.2 0.8 0.2 2.1 0.4 2.5 0.2 2.4 -0.2 1.4 0.0 1.6

May

0.2 -0.1 0.2 2.2 0.6 2.9 0.1 1.8 0.1 1.4 0.5 1.9

June

0.5 -0.6 -0.1 1.5 0.2 3.2 -0.1 1.6 0.3 1.8 0.0 1.7

July

0.2 -1.1 0.1 1.5 0.3 3.3 -0.2 1.1 0.2 2.1 0.1 1.6

August

0.3 -0.9 0.2 1.4 0.4 3.5 0.6 1.4 0.1 1.7 -0.2 1.3

September

0.1 -0.6 0.0 1.2 0.2 3.8 0.4 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.0 1.0

October

-0.1 0.0 0.2 1.5 -0.2 3.3 -0.1 1.7 -0.6 1.1 -0.2 1.3

November

0.2 1.8 0.0 1.3 -0.3 3.0 0.0 2.0 0.1 1.2    

December

-0.1 2.3 0.0 1.4 -0.4 2.7 -0.3 2.1 0.0 1.5    

CPI-W

In October, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) was 256.022, down 0.4 percent over the month. The CPI-W increased 1.2 percent over the year.

The November 2014 Consumer Price Index for New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island is scheduled to be released Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).


Technical Note

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) a CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) which covers approximately 89 percent of the total population and (2) a CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which covers 28 percent of the total population. The CPI-U includes, in addition to wage earners and clerical workers, 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 CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and the other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Each month, prices are collected 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.

The index measures price changes from a designated reference date (1982-84) that equals 100.0. An increase of 16.5 percent, for example, is shown as 116.5. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows: the price of a base period "market basket" of goods and services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. For further details see the CPI home page on the Internet at www.bls.gov/cpi and the BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 17, The Consumer Price Index, available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch17_a.htm.

In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with weights that represent their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. Because the sample size of a local area is smaller, the local area index is subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error than the national index. In addition, local indexes are not adjusted for seasonal influences. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are quite similar. NOTE: Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices between cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.

The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Conn.-Pa. consolidated area covered in this release is comprised of Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties in New York State; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey; Fairfield County and parts of Litchfield, Middlesex, and New Haven Counties in Connecticut; and Pike County in Pennsylvania.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 800-877-8339.

 

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes and percent changes for selected periods, New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)(not seasonally adjusted)
Item and Group Indexes Percent change from-
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
 

Expenditure category

 
 

All items

261.075 261.074 260.500 1.3 -0.2 -0.2

All items (1967=100)

754.731 754.728 753.070      
 

Food and beverages

251.871 253.453 253.453 2.9 0.6 0.0

Food

251.724 253.453 253.487 3.1 0.7 0.0

Food at home

250.762 253.019 252.442 2.5 0.7 -0.2

Food away from home

259.709 260.756 261.635 3.8 0.7 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

249.724 249.046 248.525 0.4 -0.5 -0.2
 

Housing

277.613 276.841 276.521 1.9 -0.4 -0.1

Shelter

343.008 342.474 343.159 2.6 0.0 0.2

Rent of primary residence (1)

350.591 350.887 351.398 2.9 0.2 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of residences (1) (2)

348.989 349.349 349.041 2.1 0.0 -0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (1) (2)

348.723 349.085 348.765 2.0 0.0 -0.1

Fuels and utilities

202.314 199.028 193.417 -1.5 -4.4 -2.8

Household energy

197.590 193.861 187.571 -2.1 -5.1 -3.2

Energy services (1)

181.837 178.783 173.031 -1.5 -4.8 -3.2

Electricity (1)

193.541 188.844 184.266 3.3 -4.8 -2.4

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

152.783 153.190 145.184 -12.0 -5.0 -5.2

Household furnishings and operations

117.169 117.424 117.424 -1.2 0.2 0.0
 

Apparel

126.987 132.162 130.467 1.5 2.7 -1.3
 

Transportation

230.259 228.226 226.369 -1.1 -1.7 -0.8

Private transportation

218.292 215.995 213.336 -1.1 -2.3 -1.2

Motor fuel

281.865 273.390 258.223 -5.5 -8.4 -5.5

Gasoline (all types)

280.609 272.166 257.047 -5.5 -8.4 -5.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

281.983 273.227 257.108 -6.0 -8.8 -5.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

286.186 277.896 264.991 -3.9 -7.4 -4.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

280.952 274.172 261.677 -3.7 -6.9 -4.6
 

Medical care

438.499 439.646 438.668 2.8 0.0 -0.2
 

Recreation (5)

118.474 117.818 118.510 -0.6 0.0 0.6
 

Education and communication (5)

141.393 141.303 140.861 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3
 

Other goods and services

397.254 400.345 400.706 0.6 0.9 0.1
 

Commodity and service group

 
 

All items

261.075 261.074 260.500 1.3 -0.2 -0.2

Commodities

194.679 195.666 193.919 0.4 -0.4 -0.9

Commodities less food and beverages

157.426 158.077 155.578 -1.4 -1.2 -1.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

201.983 203.547 199.053 -1.3 -1.5 -2.2

Durables

101.080 100.738 100.477 -1.7 -0.6 -0.3

Services

317.985 317.203 317.547 1.8 -0.1 0.1
 

Special aggregate indexes

 
 

All items less medical care

253.289 253.244 252.688 1.2 -0.2 -0.2

All items less shelter

229.021 229.246 228.131 0.5 -0.4 -0.5

Commodities less food

161.198 161.814 159.356 -1.3 -1.1 -1.5

Nondurables

229.204 230.800 228.415 0.9 -0.3 -1.0

Nondurables less food

205.203 206.652 202.357 -1.2 -1.4 -2.1

Services less rent of shelter (2)

301.525 300.447 300.400 0.7 -0.4 0.0

Services less medical care services

308.297 307.491 307.867 1.7 -0.1 0.1

Energy

232.530 226.936 217.168 -3.7 -6.6 -4.3

All items less energy

265.715 266.248 266.548 1.7 0.3 0.1

All items less food and energy

269.964 270.284 270.634 1.5 0.2 0.1

Footnotes
(1) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(2) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
 

Note: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA consolidated area comprises the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Orange Counties in New York State; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey; Fairfield County and parts of Litchfield, New Haven, and Middlesex Counties in Connecticut; and Pike County in Pennsylvania.
 

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Consumer Price Index, New York-Northern New Jersey – October 2014

Area prices down 0.2 percent over the month and up 1.3 percent over the year

Prices in the New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), edged down 0.2 percent in October after no change in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Chief Regional Economist Martin Kohli attributed the recent decrease to lower prices for energy, particularly gasoline. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, month-to-month changes may reflect the impact of seasonal influences.)

Over the year, the CPI-U increased 1.3 percent. (See chart 1 and table A.) The all items less food and energy index rose 1.5 percent. The 12-month percentage increases in both indexes have been 2.0 percent or lower each month in 2014. (See table 1.)

 

 

Food

Food prices were unchanged in October after rising 0.7 percent in September. A 0.3-percent increase in prices for food away from home offset a 0.2-percent decline in prices for food at home. Within the food at home component, lower prices for various items including snacks and apples were moderated by higher prices for others such as tomatoes and breakfast cereal.

Over the year, the food index increased 3.1 percent. Prices for food away from home advanced 3.8 percent, the largest 12-month percent rise since June 2009. Prices for food at home were also higher, up 2.5 percent.

Energy

The energy index fell 4.3 percent in October, the fourth consecutive one-month decline. The recent decrease was due mainly to lower gasoline prices, down 5.6 percent. A smaller-than-usual seasonal decline in prices for electricity (-2.4 percent) also contributed to the decrease in the energy index, as did lower prices for natural gas (-5.2 percent) and fuel oil.

The energy index decreased 3.7 percent since last October. Over the year, prices for gasoline fell 5.5 percent and prices for natural gas dropped 12.0 percent. Moderating the overall decline, electricity prices rose 3.3 percent over the year.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy ticked up 0.1 percent in October. The shelter index edged up 0.2 percent; this category includes residential rent (0.1 percent), lodging away from home, and owners’ equivalent rent (-0.1 percent). Among other components of the all items less food and energy group, recreation prices rose 0.6 percent over the month. Largely offsetting these increases, prices were lower in several categories, including apparel, which fell 1.3 percent since September.

Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy increased 1.5 percent, due primarily to higher prices for shelter (2.6 percent). Within the shelter component, owners’ equivalent rent rose 2.1 percent and residential rent rose 2.9 percent. Medical care prices increased 2.8 percent.

Table A. New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island CPI-U 1-month and 12-month percent changes (not seasonally adjusted)
Month 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month 1-month 12-month

January

0.2 1.5 0.2 2.4 0.3 1.5 0.4 2.8 0.5 2.2 0.9 1.9

February

0.5 1.6 0.0 1.8 0.5 2.1 0.4 2.6 0.6 2.4 -0.2 1.1

March

0.2 0.8 0.5 2.1 0.7 2.3 0.6 2.6 0.1 1.9 0.4 1.3

April

0.2 0.8 0.2 2.1 0.4 2.5 0.2 2.4 -0.2 1.4 0.0 1.6

May

0.2 -0.1 0.2 2.2 0.6 2.9 0.1 1.8 0.1 1.4 0.5 1.9

June

0.5 -0.6 -0.1 1.5 0.2 3.2 -0.1 1.6 0.3 1.8 0.0 1.7

July

0.2 -1.1 0.1 1.5 0.3 3.3 -0.2 1.1 0.2 2.1 0.1 1.6

August

0.3 -0.9 0.2 1.4 0.4 3.5 0.6 1.4 0.1 1.7 -0.2 1.3

September

0.1 -0.6 0.0 1.2 0.2 3.8 0.4 1.6 0.3 1.6 0.0 1.0

October

-0.1 0.0 0.2 1.5 -0.2 3.3 -0.1 1.7 -0.6 1.1 -0.2 1.3

November

0.2 1.8 0.0 1.3 -0.3 3.0 0.0 2.0 0.1 1.2    

December

-0.1 2.3 0.0 1.4 -0.4 2.7 -0.3 2.1 0.0 1.5    

CPI-W

In October, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) was 256.022, down 0.4 percent over the month. The CPI-W increased 1.2 percent over the year.

The November 2014 Consumer Price Index for New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island is scheduled to be released Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).


Technical Note

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups: (1) a CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) which covers approximately 89 percent of the total population and (2) a CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which covers 28 percent of the total population. The CPI-U includes, in addition to wage earners and clerical workers, 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 CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, and the other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Each month, prices are collected 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.

The index measures price changes from a designated reference date (1982-84) that equals 100.0. An increase of 16.5 percent, for example, is shown as 116.5. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows: the price of a base period "market basket" of goods and services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. For further details see the CPI home page on the Internet at www.bls.gov/cpi and the BLS Handbook of Methods, Chapter 17, The Consumer Price Index, available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/homch17_a.htm.

In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with weights that represent their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. Because the sample size of a local area is smaller, the local area index is subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error than the national index. In addition, local indexes are not adjusted for seasonal influences. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are quite similar. NOTE: Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices between cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period.

The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, N.Y.-N.J.-Conn.-Pa. consolidated area covered in this release is comprised of Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Nassau, New York, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties in New York State; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey; Fairfield County and parts of Litchfield, Middlesex, and New Haven Counties in Connecticut; and Pike County in Pennsylvania.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 800-877-8339.

 

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes and percent changes for selected periods, New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)(not seasonally adjusted)
Item and Group Indexes Percent change from-
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
Aug.
2014
Sept.
2014
 

Expenditure category

 
 

All items

261.075 261.074 260.500 1.3 -0.2 -0.2

All items (1967=100)

754.731 754.728 753.070      
 

Food and beverages

251.871 253.453 253.453 2.9 0.6 0.0

Food

251.724 253.453 253.487 3.1 0.7 0.0

Food at home

250.762 253.019 252.442 2.5 0.7 -0.2

Food away from home

259.709 260.756 261.635 3.8 0.7 0.3

Alcoholic beverages

249.724 249.046 248.525 0.4 -0.5 -0.2
 

Housing

277.613 276.841 276.521 1.9 -0.4 -0.1

Shelter

343.008 342.474 343.159 2.6 0.0 0.2

Rent of primary residence (1)

350.591 350.887 351.398 2.9 0.2 0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of residences (1) (2)

348.989 349.349 349.041 2.1 0.0 -0.1

Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (1) (2)

348.723 349.085 348.765 2.0 0.0 -0.1

Fuels and utilities

202.314 199.028 193.417 -1.5 -4.4 -2.8

Household energy

197.590 193.861 187.571 -2.1 -5.1 -3.2

Energy services (1)

181.837 178.783 173.031 -1.5 -4.8 -3.2

Electricity (1)

193.541 188.844 184.266 3.3 -4.8 -2.4

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

152.783 153.190 145.184 -12.0 -5.0 -5.2

Household furnishings and operations

117.169 117.424 117.424 -1.2 0.2 0.0
 

Apparel

126.987 132.162 130.467 1.5 2.7 -1.3
 

Transportation

230.259 228.226 226.369 -1.1 -1.7 -0.8

Private transportation

218.292 215.995 213.336 -1.1 -2.3 -1.2

Motor fuel

281.865 273.390 258.223 -5.5 -8.4 -5.5

Gasoline (all types)

280.609 272.166 257.047 -5.5 -8.4 -5.6

Gasoline, unleaded regular (3)

281.983 273.227 257.108 -6.0 -8.8 -5.9

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (3) (4)

286.186 277.896 264.991 -3.9 -7.4 -4.6

Gasoline, unleaded premium (3)

280.952 274.172 261.677 -3.7 -6.9 -4.6
 

Medical care

438.499 439.646 438.668 2.8 0.0 -0.2
 

Recreation (5)

118.474 117.818 118.510 -0.6 0.0 0.6
 

Education and communication (5)

141.393 141.303 140.861 -0.4 -0.4 -0.3
 

Other goods and services

397.254 400.345 400.706 0.6 0.9 0.1
 

Commodity and service group

 
 

All items

261.075 261.074 260.500 1.3 -0.2 -0.2

Commodities

194.679 195.666 193.919 0.4 -0.4 -0.9

Commodities less food and beverages

157.426 158.077 155.578 -1.4 -1.2 -1.6

Nondurables less food and beverages

201.983 203.547 199.053 -1.3 -1.5 -2.2

Durables

101.080 100.738 100.477 -1.7 -0.6 -0.3

Services

317.985 317.203 317.547 1.8 -0.1 0.1
 

Special aggregate indexes

 
 

All items less medical care

253.289 253.244 252.688 1.2 -0.2 -0.2

All items less shelter

229.021 229.246 228.131 0.5 -0.4 -0.5

Commodities less food

161.198 161.814 159.356 -1.3 -1.1 -1.5

Nondurables

229.204 230.800 228.415 0.9 -0.3 -1.0

Nondurables less food

205.203 206.652 202.357 -1.2 -1.4 -2.1

Services less rent of shelter (2)

301.525 300.447 300.400 0.7 -0.4 0.0

Services less medical care services

308.297 307.491 307.867 1.7 -0.1 0.1

Energy

232.530 226.936 217.168 -3.7 -6.6 -4.3

All items less energy

265.715 266.248 266.548 1.7 0.3 0.1

All items less food and energy

269.964 270.284 270.634 1.5 0.2 0.1

Footnotes
(1) This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item stratum index series were calculated using a geometric means estimator.
(2) Index is on a December 1982=100 base.
(3) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(4) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
(5) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
 

Note: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
The New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA consolidated area comprises the five boroughs of New York City, Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Orange Counties in New York State; Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Middlesex, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, and Warren Counties in New Jersey; Fairfield County and parts of Litchfield, New Haven, and Middlesex Counties in Connecticut; and Pike County in Pennsylvania.
 

Last Modified Date: Thursday, November 20, 2014