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Consumer Price Index, West Region — December 2014

Prices in the West down 0.5 percent over the past month, up 1.3 percent from a year ago

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), declined 0.5 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (See table A.) The December decrease was influenced by lower prices for gasoline and apparel. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, month-to-month changes may reflect seasonal influences.)

Over the last 12 months, the CPI-U increased 1.3 percent. (See chart 1.) Energy prices fell 10.6 percent, largely the result of a decrease in the price of gasoline. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.0 percent since December 2013.

 Chart 1. Over-the-year percent change in CPI-U, West Region, December 2011-December 2014

Food

Food prices rose 0.4 percent for the month of December. (See table 1.) Prices for food at home advanced 0.5 percent, and prices for food away from home edged up 0.2 percent for the same period.

Over the year, food prices advanced 3.8 percent. Prices for food at home advanced 4.5 percent since a year ago, and prices for food away from home increased 2.9 percent.

Energy

The energy index declined 6.2 percent over the month. The decrease was mainly due to lower prices for gasoline (-11.0 percent). Prices for electricity declined 0.9 percent, but prices paid for natural gas service advanced 2.5 percent in December.

Energy prices fell 10.6 percent over the year, largely due to lower prices for gasoline (-19.3 percent). Prices paid for electricity decreased 0.7 percent, but prices for natural gas service jumped 10.3 percent during the past year.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy inched down 0.1 percent in December. Lower prices for apparel (-3.3 percent), household furnishings and operations (-0.6 percent), and recreation (-0.4 percent) were partially offset by higher prices for medical care (0.6 percent) and shelter (0.3 percent).

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy rose 2.0 percent. Components contributing to the increase included shelter (3.6 percent) and medical care (3.1 percent). Partly offsetting the increases were price declines in apparel (-1.4 percent) and household furnishings and operations (-0.8 percent).

Table A. West Region CPI-U monthly and annual percent changes (not seasonally adjusted)
Month 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Monthly Annual

January

0.6 0.1 0.3 1.9 0.5 1.4 0.4 2.6 0.3 1.7 0.3 1.7

February

0.5 0.3 0.1 1.4 0.6 1.9 0.4 2.5 0.8 2.0 0.4 1.3

March

0.1 -0.5 0.3 1.6 0.9 2.6 0.9 2.4 0.4 1.5 0.6 1.5

April

0.3 -0.7 0.2 1.5 0.6 3.0 0.2 2.1 0.0 1.3 0.3 1.8

May

0.3 -1.1 0.1 1.3 0.3 3.2 0.2 2.0 0.2 1.3 0.6 2.3

June

0.6 -1.4 -0.1 0.6 -0.2 3.1 -0.2 2.0 0.1 1.5 0.1 2.3

July

-0.2 -2.0 0.1 0.8 -0.1 2.9 -0.3 1.8 0.0 1.9 0.1 2.3

August

0.2 -1.3 0.1 0.7 0.2 3.0 0.5 2.1 0.1 1.5 -0.1 2.1

September

0.2 -0.8 -0.1 0.5 0.4 3.5 0.5 2.2 0.2 1.3 0.1 2.0

October

0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.6 0.0 3.4 0.4 2.5 -0.1 0.9 -0.1 2.0

November

-0.3 1.2 0.0 0.9 -0.2 3.2 -0.7 1.9 -0.4 1.3 -0.6 1.7

December

-0.2 2.2 0.2 1.3 -0.3 2.7 -0.5 1.7 0.0 1.8 -0.5 1.3

CPI-W

In December, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) was 232.108, down 0.6 percent from November. The CPI-W increased 0.8 percent over the year.

The January 2015 Consumer Price Index for the West Region is scheduled to be released on February 26, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (PST).


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 West Region covered in this release is comprised of the following thirteen states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339.

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes and percent changes for selected periods

West (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

 
Indexes
 
Percent change from-
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

241.650 240.220 239.095 1.3 -1.1 -0.5

All items (December 1977=100)

390.614 388.302 386.484      

Food and beverages

247.548 247.802 248.679 3.7 0.5 0.4

Food

247.685 247.840 248.803 3.8 0.5 0.4

Food at home

248.815 248.290 249.592 4.5 0.3 0.5

Food away from home

244.875 245.987 246.468 2.9 0.7 0.2

Alcoholic beverages

242.407 243.905 243.682 1.8 0.5 -0.1

Housing

248.766 248.633 249.072 3.1 0.1 0.2

Shelter

279.364 280.264 281.000 3.6 0.6 0.3

Rent of primary residence (1)

292.639 294.000 294.877 3.9 0.8 0.3

Owners' equiv. rent of residences (1) (2)

293.171 294.323 295.058 3.3 0.6 0.2

Owners' equiv. rent of primary residence (1) (2)

293.163 294.313 295.047 3.3 0.6 0.2

Fuels and utilities

278.793 271.476 272.267 3.0 -2.3 0.3

Household energy

247.639 238.047 237.907 1.8 -3.9 -0.1

Energy services (1)

249.286 239.340 239.150 1.9 -4.1 -0.1

Electricity (1)

271.059 261.281 258.855 -0.7 -4.5 -0.9

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

213.146 202.164 207.308 10.3 -2.7 2.5

Household furnishings and operations

129.292 128.939 128.131 -0.8 -0.9 -0.6

Apparel

123.770 120.544 116.587 -1.4 -5.8 -3.3

Transportation

212.341 205.842 198.919 -5.3 -6.3 -3.4

Private transportation

206.135 199.259 192.744 -5.7 -6.5 -3.3

New and used motor vehicles (3)

100.634 99.742 99.351 -1.6 -1.3 -0.4

New vehicles

145.305 145.046 145.050 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

New cars and trucks (3) (4)

100.977 100.810 100.847 0.0 -0.1 0.0

New cars (4)

145.862 145.383 145.247 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

143.669 139.972 137.692 -4.7 -4.2 -1.6

Motor fuel

279.670 252.545 224.945 -19.1 -19.6 -10.9

Gasoline (all types)

278.053 250.701 223.075 -19.3 -19.8 -11.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular (4)

276.842 249.180 221.296 -19.5 -20.1 -11.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (4) (5)

261.764 237.765 211.919 -18.7 -19.0 -10.9

Gasoline, unleaded premium (4)

265.285 240.636 215.594 -18.3 -18.7 -10.4

Medical Care

441.619 443.823 446.377 3.1 1.1 0.6

Medical care commodities

332.323 334.974 340.579 4.5 2.5 1.7

Medical care services

476.557 478.535 479.809 2.7 0.7 0.3

Professional services

331.887 333.251 332.813 1.9 0.3 -0.1

Recreation (3)

110.306 109.476 109.058 0.0 -1.1 -0.4

Education and communication (3)

138.608 138.279 138.071 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2

Other goods and services

399.301 398.965 399.426 1.2 0.0 0.1
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

241.650 240.220 239.095 1.3 -1.1 -0.5

Commodities

184.075 181.169 178.573 -1.4 -3.0 -1.4

Commodities less food & beverages

151.530 147.422 143.483 -4.7 -5.3 -2.7

Nondurables less food & beverages

196.375 188.918 181.257 -6.1 -7.7 -4.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

247.451 237.077 226.847 -7.7 -8.3 -4.3

Durables

110.173 109.111 108.556 -2.5 -1.5 -0.5

Services

294.449 294.457 294.763 2.9 0.1 0.1

Rent of shelter (2)

297.187 298.151 298.941 3.6 0.6 0.3

Transportation services

279.748 280.444 278.753 2.4 -0.4 -0.6

Other services

333.922 333.220 332.790 0.8 -0.3 -0.1
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

232.431 230.862 229.595 1.1 -1.2 -0.5

All items less food

240.891 239.208 237.750 0.9 -1.3 -0.6

All items less shelter

227.755 225.318 223.389 0.0 -1.9 -0.9

Commodities less food

155.107 151.140 147.288 -4.4 -5.0 -2.5

Nondurables

222.706 218.783 215.043 -1.1 -3.4 -1.7

Nondurables less food

200.136 193.178 185.924 -5.6 -7.1 -3.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

246.587 237.370 228.117 -6.8 -7.5 -3.9

Services less rent of shelter (2)

324.417 323.174 322.879 2.0 -0.5 -0.1

Services less medical care services

281.767 281.662 281.909 2.9 0.1 0.1

Energy

267.981 248.536 233.116 -10.6 -13.0 -6.2

All items less energy

241.613 241.536 241.484 2.3 -0.1 0.0

All items less food and energy

241.310 241.191 240.962 2.0 -0.1 -0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

141.275 140.037 138.982 -0.9 -1.6 -0.8

Energy commodities

284.045 257.049 229.604 -18.8 -19.2 -10.7

Services less energy services

298.066 298.710 299.047 2.9 0.3 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) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(4) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(5) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
 

Regions defined as the four Census regions. West includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date. Data not seasonally adjusted.
 

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Consumer Price Index, West Region — December 2014

Prices in the West down 0.5 percent over the past month, up 1.3 percent from a year ago

Prices in the West Region, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), declined 0.5 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. (See table A.) The December decrease was influenced by lower prices for gasoline and apparel. (Data in this report are not seasonally adjusted. Accordingly, month-to-month changes may reflect seasonal influences.)

Over the last 12 months, the CPI-U increased 1.3 percent. (See chart 1.) Energy prices fell 10.6 percent, largely the result of a decrease in the price of gasoline. The index for all items less food and energy rose 2.0 percent since December 2013.

 Chart 1. Over-the-year percent change in CPI-U, West Region, December 2011-December 2014

Food

Food prices rose 0.4 percent for the month of December. (See table 1.) Prices for food at home advanced 0.5 percent, and prices for food away from home edged up 0.2 percent for the same period.

Over the year, food prices advanced 3.8 percent. Prices for food at home advanced 4.5 percent since a year ago, and prices for food away from home increased 2.9 percent.

Energy

The energy index declined 6.2 percent over the month. The decrease was mainly due to lower prices for gasoline (-11.0 percent). Prices for electricity declined 0.9 percent, but prices paid for natural gas service advanced 2.5 percent in December.

Energy prices fell 10.6 percent over the year, largely due to lower prices for gasoline (-19.3 percent). Prices paid for electricity decreased 0.7 percent, but prices for natural gas service jumped 10.3 percent during the past year.

All items less food and energy

The index for all items less food and energy inched down 0.1 percent in December. Lower prices for apparel (-3.3 percent), household furnishings and operations (-0.6 percent), and recreation (-0.4 percent) were partially offset by higher prices for medical care (0.6 percent) and shelter (0.3 percent).

Over the year, the index for all items less food and energy rose 2.0 percent. Components contributing to the increase included shelter (3.6 percent) and medical care (3.1 percent). Partly offsetting the increases were price declines in apparel (-1.4 percent) and household furnishings and operations (-0.8 percent).

Table A. West Region CPI-U monthly and annual percent changes (not seasonally adjusted)
Month 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Monthly Annual Monthly Annual

January

0.6 0.1 0.3 1.9 0.5 1.4 0.4 2.6 0.3 1.7 0.3 1.7

February

0.5 0.3 0.1 1.4 0.6 1.9 0.4 2.5 0.8 2.0 0.4 1.3

March

0.1 -0.5 0.3 1.6 0.9 2.6 0.9 2.4 0.4 1.5 0.6 1.5

April

0.3 -0.7 0.2 1.5 0.6 3.0 0.2 2.1 0.0 1.3 0.3 1.8

May

0.3 -1.1 0.1 1.3 0.3 3.2 0.2 2.0 0.2 1.3 0.6 2.3

June

0.6 -1.4 -0.1 0.6 -0.2 3.1 -0.2 2.0 0.1 1.5 0.1 2.3

July

-0.2 -2.0 0.1 0.8 -0.1 2.9 -0.3 1.8 0.0 1.9 0.1 2.3

August

0.2 -1.3 0.1 0.7 0.2 3.0 0.5 2.1 0.1 1.5 -0.1 2.1

September

0.2 -0.8 -0.1 0.5 0.4 3.5 0.5 2.2 0.2 1.3 0.1 2.0

October

0.1 -0.3 0.1 0.6 0.0 3.4 0.4 2.5 -0.1 0.9 -0.1 2.0

November

-0.3 1.2 0.0 0.9 -0.2 3.2 -0.7 1.9 -0.4 1.3 -0.6 1.7

December

-0.2 2.2 0.2 1.3 -0.3 2.7 -0.5 1.7 0.0 1.8 -0.5 1.3

CPI-W

In December, the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) was 232.108, down 0.6 percent from November. The CPI-W increased 0.8 percent over the year.

The January 2015 Consumer Price Index for the West Region is scheduled to be released on February 26, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. (PST).


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 West Region covered in this release is comprised of the following thirteen states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

Information in this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-691-5200; Federal Relay Service: 1-800-877-8339.

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Indexes and percent changes for selected periods

West (1982-84=100 unless otherwise noted)
Item and Group

 
Indexes
 
Percent change from-
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014
Dec.
2014
Dec.
2013
Oct.
2014
Nov.
2014

Expenditure category

 
 

All Items

241.650 240.220 239.095 1.3 -1.1 -0.5

All items (December 1977=100)

390.614 388.302 386.484      

Food and beverages

247.548 247.802 248.679 3.7 0.5 0.4

Food

247.685 247.840 248.803 3.8 0.5 0.4

Food at home

248.815 248.290 249.592 4.5 0.3 0.5

Food away from home

244.875 245.987 246.468 2.9 0.7 0.2

Alcoholic beverages

242.407 243.905 243.682 1.8 0.5 -0.1

Housing

248.766 248.633 249.072 3.1 0.1 0.2

Shelter

279.364 280.264 281.000 3.6 0.6 0.3

Rent of primary residence (1)

292.639 294.000 294.877 3.9 0.8 0.3

Owners' equiv. rent of residences (1) (2)

293.171 294.323 295.058 3.3 0.6 0.2

Owners' equiv. rent of primary residence (1) (2)

293.163 294.313 295.047 3.3 0.6 0.2

Fuels and utilities

278.793 271.476 272.267 3.0 -2.3 0.3

Household energy

247.639 238.047 237.907 1.8 -3.9 -0.1

Energy services (1)

249.286 239.340 239.150 1.9 -4.1 -0.1

Electricity (1)

271.059 261.281 258.855 -0.7 -4.5 -0.9

Utility (piped) gas service (1)

213.146 202.164 207.308 10.3 -2.7 2.5

Household furnishings and operations

129.292 128.939 128.131 -0.8 -0.9 -0.6

Apparel

123.770 120.544 116.587 -1.4 -5.8 -3.3

Transportation

212.341 205.842 198.919 -5.3 -6.3 -3.4

Private transportation

206.135 199.259 192.744 -5.7 -6.5 -3.3

New and used motor vehicles (3)

100.634 99.742 99.351 -1.6 -1.3 -0.4

New vehicles

145.305 145.046 145.050 -0.1 -0.2 0.0

New cars and trucks (3) (4)

100.977 100.810 100.847 0.0 -0.1 0.0

New cars (4)

145.862 145.383 145.247 -0.4 -0.4 -0.1

Used cars and trucks

143.669 139.972 137.692 -4.7 -4.2 -1.6

Motor fuel

279.670 252.545 224.945 -19.1 -19.6 -10.9

Gasoline (all types)

278.053 250.701 223.075 -19.3 -19.8 -11.0

Gasoline, unleaded regular (4)

276.842 249.180 221.296 -19.5 -20.1 -11.2

Gasoline, unleaded midgrade (4) (5)

261.764 237.765 211.919 -18.7 -19.0 -10.9

Gasoline, unleaded premium (4)

265.285 240.636 215.594 -18.3 -18.7 -10.4

Medical Care

441.619 443.823 446.377 3.1 1.1 0.6

Medical care commodities

332.323 334.974 340.579 4.5 2.5 1.7

Medical care services

476.557 478.535 479.809 2.7 0.7 0.3

Professional services

331.887 333.251 332.813 1.9 0.3 -0.1

Recreation (3)

110.306 109.476 109.058 0.0 -1.1 -0.4

Education and communication (3)

138.608 138.279 138.071 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2

Other goods and services

399.301 398.965 399.426 1.2 0.0 0.1
 

Commodity and Service Group

 
 

All Items

241.650 240.220 239.095 1.3 -1.1 -0.5

Commodities

184.075 181.169 178.573 -1.4 -3.0 -1.4

Commodities less food & beverages

151.530 147.422 143.483 -4.7 -5.3 -2.7

Nondurables less food & beverages

196.375 188.918 181.257 -6.1 -7.7 -4.1

Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel

247.451 237.077 226.847 -7.7 -8.3 -4.3

Durables

110.173 109.111 108.556 -2.5 -1.5 -0.5

Services

294.449 294.457 294.763 2.9 0.1 0.1

Rent of shelter (2)

297.187 298.151 298.941 3.6 0.6 0.3

Transportation services

279.748 280.444 278.753 2.4 -0.4 -0.6

Other services

333.922 333.220 332.790 0.8 -0.3 -0.1
 

Special aggregate indexes:

 
 

All items less medical care

232.431 230.862 229.595 1.1 -1.2 -0.5

All items less food

240.891 239.208 237.750 0.9 -1.3 -0.6

All items less shelter

227.755 225.318 223.389 0.0 -1.9 -0.9

Commodities less food

155.107 151.140 147.288 -4.4 -5.0 -2.5

Nondurables

222.706 218.783 215.043 -1.1 -3.4 -1.7

Nondurables less food

200.136 193.178 185.924 -5.6 -7.1 -3.8

Nondurables less food and apparel

246.587 237.370 228.117 -6.8 -7.5 -3.9

Services less rent of shelter (2)

324.417 323.174 322.879 2.0 -0.5 -0.1

Services less medical care services

281.767 281.662 281.909 2.9 0.1 0.1

Energy

267.981 248.536 233.116 -10.6 -13.0 -6.2

All items less energy

241.613 241.536 241.484 2.3 -0.1 0.0

All items less food and energy

241.310 241.191 240.962 2.0 -0.1 -0.1

Commodities less food and energy commodities

141.275 140.037 138.982 -0.9 -1.6 -0.8

Energy commodities

284.045 257.049 229.604 -18.8 -19.2 -10.7

Services less energy services

298.066 298.710 299.047 2.9 0.3 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) Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
(4) Special index based on a substantially smaller sample.
(5) Indexes on a December 1993=100 base.
 

Regions defined as the four Census regions. West includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date. Data not seasonally adjusted.
 

Last Modified Date: Friday, January 16, 2015