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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX – NOVEMBER 2009
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in November, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months the index increased 1.8 percent before seasonal adjustment, the first positive 12-month change since February 2009. The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was due to a 4.1 percent increase in the energy index. The index for gasoline rose sharply and the indexes for electricity, fuel oil, and natural gas also increased, creating the fourth consecutive rise in the energy index and the largest increase since August. In contrast, the index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in November, after ten consecutive monthly increases. Declines in shelter indexes offset increases in the indexes for new and used motor vehicles, medical care, airline fares, and tobacco. The food index rose slightly in November. As in October, the food away from home index rose modestly while the index for food at home was unchanged. Within the latter, three grocery store food groups posted increases while three declined.

Chart 1. One-month percent change in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), seasonally adjusted, Nov. 2008 - Nov. 2009 Percent change 1.0 0.5 0.0 -0.5 -1.0 -1.5 -2.0 -1.7 Nov'08 Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov'09 -0.8 -0.1 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.4

Chart 2. 12-month percent change in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), not seasonally adjusted, Nov. 2008 - Nov. 2009 Percent change 2

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Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average
Seasonally adjusted changes from preceding month May 2009 June 2009 July 2009 Aug. 2009 Sep. 2009 Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009 Unadjusted 12-mos. ended Nov. 2009 1.8 -.7 -2.9 2.1 7.4 19.6 23.6 -6.9 -5.1 .1 -18.6 1.7 2.6 4.9 5.8 1.0 3.8 1.4 .3 3.6 3.5

All items ................................................. Food .................................................... Food at home .................................... Food away from home 1 .................... Energy ................................................. Energy commodities .......................... Gasoline (all types) .......................... Fuel oil ............................................. Energy services ................................. Electricity ......................................... Utility (piped) gas service ................ All items less food and energy ............ Commodities less food and energy commodities ................................ New vehicles ................................... Used cars and trucks ....................... Apparel ............................................ Medical care commodities ............... Services less energy services ........... Shelter ............................................. Transportation services ................... Medical care services ...................... 1 Not seasonally adjusted.

.1 -.2 -.5 .1 .2 2.3 3.1 -3.3 -1.7 -.4 -5.7 .1 .2 .5 1.0 -.2 .4 .1 .1 -.1 .3

.7 .0 .0 .1 7.4 16.2 17.3 4.8 -1.2 -1.9 1.3 .2 .3 .7 .9 .7 .1 .1 .1 -.1 .2

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Consumer Price Index Data for November 2009 Food The food index rose 0.1 percent in November, the same increase as in October. The index for food away from home increased 0.2 percent while the food at home index was unchanged. Among the food at home groups, the dairy and related products index declined 0.7 percent in November after rising 1.0 percent in October, and the index for other food at home also declined in November following an October increase. In contrast, the indexes for fruits and vegetables and for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs both increased in November after declining in October. The index for nonalcoholic beverages fell for the second straight month, declining 0.3 percent in November, and the index for cereals and bakery products rose 0.1 percent in November after being unchanged in October. Over the past year, the food index has declined 0.7 percent. The food at home index has fallen 2.9 percent over the last 12 months, with five of the six grocery store food groups declining, but the index for food away from home has risen 2.1 percent. Energy The energy index rose 4.1 percent in November after increasing 1.5 percent in October. The index for energy commodities rose 6.3 percent, with the gasoline index increasing 6.4 percent. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 4.1 percent in November.) The rise in the gasoline index accounted for over three-quarters of the total energy increase. The remainder of the increase was due to advances in all of the other energy components. The index for fuel oil rose 9.0 percent in November following a 6.3 percent increase in October. The index for energy services increased 1.4 percent in November, with the electricity index rising 1.4 percent and the index for natural gas advancing 1.5 percent. The energy index has risen 7.4 percent over the past 12 months, with the gasoline index rising 23.6 percent. All items less food and energy The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in November after rising 0.2 percent in October. The heavily weighted index for shelter, unchanged in October, declined 0.2 percent in November. Within the shelter group, the indexes for rent and owners’ equivalent rent both declined 0.1 percent and the lodging away from home index fell 1.5 percent. Also declining in November were the indexes for household furnishings and operations and for apparel, both down 0.3 percent. Several indexes posted increases to offset these declines. The new vehicles index rose 0.6 percent in November, its tenth increase in the last eleven months. The index for used cars and trucks advanced 2.0 percent in November and has now risen 11.1 percent since April. The index for airline fares rose 3.8 percent in November and has increased 13.3 percent since June. The medical care index increased 0.3 percent in November and the index for tobacco advanced 1.0 percent. Over the past 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy has risen 1.7 percent. Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 1.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 216.330 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.

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The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) increased 2.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 212.003 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment. The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the index was unchanged on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note that the indexes for the post-2007 period are subject to revision. The Consumer Price Index for December 2009 is scheduled to be released on Friday, January 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).

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Expenditure Weight Update
Effective with the January 2010 release the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) will update the consumption expenditure weights in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) to the 2007-08 period. The updated expenditure weights for these indexes will replace the 2005-2006 weights that were introduced effective with the January 2008 CPI release. CPI expenditure weights will continue to be updated at two year intervals subsequent to the 2010 updating.

Facilities for Sensory Impaired
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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-CPIU), which cover approximately 87 percent of the total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force. The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day living. Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 25,000 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling stations, and other types of stores and service establishments. All taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are included in the index. Prices of fuels and a few other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations. Prices of most other commodities and services are collected every month in the three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas. Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or telephone calls of the Bureau’s trained representatives. In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each location are averaged together with weights, which represent their importance in the spending of the appropriate population group. Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average. For the CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and population-size classes, and for 27 local areas. Area indexes do not measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only measure the average change in prices for each area since the base period. For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level. It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and subject to two annual revisions.

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The index measures price change from a designed reference date. For the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0. The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100. An increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is shown as 116.5. This change can also be expressed in dollars as follows: the price of a base period market basket of goods and services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65. For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis Section on (202) 691-7000.

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

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

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

Regions Defined The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed below. The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
Because price data are used for different purposes by different groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted as well as unadjusted changes each month. For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays, and sales. The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned about the prices they actually pay. Unadjusted data also are used extensively for escalation purposes. Many collective bargaining contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal variation. Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method. Seasonally adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually. Each year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised. Data from January 2004 through
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December 2008 were replaced in January 2009. Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For further information, please see “Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted Series,” in the October 2001 issue of the CPI Detailed Report. The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components. Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria. If any of the 73 components change their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes will be used before that period. Note: 47 of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2009. Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are subject to revision for up to five years after their original release. For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data in escalation agreements. Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some CPI series. Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for better estimates of seasonally adjusted data. Extreme values and/or sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal factors. Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment. For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2009, BLS adjusted 29 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and vehicles. For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil refineries from Hurricane Katrina. For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment series and explanations, please refer to the article “Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment”, located on our website at http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm. For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Jeff Wilson at (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Wilson.Jeff@bls.gov. If you have general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.

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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 percent change to Nov. 2009 from— Nov. 2008 Oct. 2009

CPI-U
Expenditure category All items ........................................................................................ All items (1967=100) .................................................................... Food and beverages .................................................................. Food ......................................................................................... Food at home ......................................................................... Cereals and bakery products ............................................... Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .............................................. Dairy and related products 1 ................................................ Fruits and vegetables ........................................................... Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials ................ Other food at home .............................................................. Sugar and sweets .............................................................. Fats and oils ....................................................................... Other foods ........................................................................ Other miscellaneous foods 1 2 ......................................... Food away from home 1 ......................................................... Other food away from home 1 2 ........................................... Alcoholic beverages ................................................................. Housing ...................................................................................... Shelter ...................................................................................... Rent of primary residence 3 ................................................... Lodging away from home 2 .................................................... Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 3 4 5 ................ Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ................................... Fuels and utilities ..................................................................... Household energy .................................................................. Fuel oil and other fuels ......................................................... Gas (piped) and electricity 3 ................................................. Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ................... Household furnishings and operations ..................................... Household operations 1 2 ....................................................... Apparel ....................................................................................... Men’s and boys’ apparel .......................................................... Women’s and girls’ apparel ...................................................... Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ................................................... Footwear .................................................................................. Transportation ............................................................................ Private transportation ............................................................... New and used motor vehicles 2 ............................................. New vehicles ........................................................................ Used cars and trucks ........................................................... Motor fuel ............................................................................... Gasoline (all types) .............................................................. Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 ..................................... Motor vehicle maintenance and repair 1 ................................ Public transportation ................................................................ Medical care ............................................................................... Medical care commodities ........................................................ Medical care services ............................................................... Professional services ............................................................. Hospital and related services 3 .............................................. See footnotes at end of table.

Relative importance, December 2008

Unadjusted indexes Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009

Seasonally adjusted percent change from— Aug. to Sep. Sep. to Oct. Oct. to Nov.

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216.177 647.570 217.957 217.526 213.605 251.421 200.597 195.360 269.467 162.885 191.266 196.747 199.916 205.814 122.112 224.224 157.056 222.232 216.612 249.474 248.888 133.485 256.890 122.184 207.937 184.146 243.936 188.963 164.591 127.740 150.184 123.998 114.818 113.838 117.300 130.333 185.362 180.896 95.131 137.268 132.689 219.015 218.683 133.650 245.393 241.060 378.552 308.379 400.015 321.381 575.540

216.330 648.028 217.733 217.265 212.816 250.600 201.202 193.914 269.832 161.358 189.640 198.227 196.473 203.671 121.263 224.633 157.027 222.485 215.808 248.211 248.886 125.426 256.731 122.243 208.955 185.165 260.250 189.166 164.962 127.265 150.135 122.465 113.636 111.460 116.312 130.594 188.587 184.099 96.039 138.831 134.173 228.050 227.665 134.234 245.511 244.226 379.575 308.546 401.392 321.473 581.603

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15.757 14.629 8.156 1.150 1.898 .910 1.194 .982 2.022 .300 .241 1.481 .433 6.474 .314 1.127 43.421 33.200 5.957 2.478 24.433 .333 5.431 4.460 .301 4.159 .971 4.790 .781 3.691 .923 1.541 .183 .688 15.314 14.189 6.931 4.480 1.628 3.164 2.964 .382 1.188 1.125 6.390 1.625 4.765 2.702 1.545

-.5 -.7 -2.9 -.8 -4.0 -9.0 -4.9 -1.0 .2 3.4 -4.5 .3 -1.8 2.1 2.0 2.3 -.3 .3 .9 -6.1 .8 1.7 -3.4 -5.3 -7.7 -5.1 5.6 -1.0 .1 1.0 -.5 .8 .3 3.0 8.6 9.2 4.8 4.9 5.8 21.8 23.6 1.0 2.7 .3 3.5 3.8 3.5 2.6 7.1

-.1 -.1 -.4 -.3 .3 -.7 .1 -.9 -.9 .8 -1.7 -1.0 -.7 .2 .0 .1 -.4 -.5 .0 -6.0 -.1 .0 .5 .6 6.7 .1 .2 -.4 .0 -1.2 -1.0 -2.1 -.8 .2 1.7 1.8 1.0 1.1 1.1 4.1 4.1 .4 .0 1.3 .3 .1 .3 .0 1.1

-.1 -.1 -.3 .3 -1.0 .5 -1.2 .0 .1 1.0 -.3 -.1 .2 .1 .4 .3 .0 .0 -.1 1.5 -.1 .3 .2 .1 1.1 .1 .4 .0 .0 .1 -.8 .3 .1 .1 .8 .7 .5 .4 1.6 1.1 1.0 -.1 .4 2.1 .4 .6 .4 .4 .6

.1 .1 .0 .0 -.2 1.0 -.7 -.2 .3 .3 -.4 .4 .0 .1 -.2 .3 .1 .0 -.1 .4 .0 .0 1.2 1.3 6.0 .9 .8 -.5 -.2 -.4 -.6 -.6 -1.5 .2 1.4 1.4 1.7 1.6 3.4 1.6 1.6 .2 .4 .9 .2 .2 .2 .2 .2

.1 .1 .0 .1 .3 -.7 .1 -.3 -.2 .7 -.3 -.3 -.7 .2 .0 .4 .0 -.2 -.1 -1.5 -.1 .0 1.5 1.8 7.3 1.4 .2 -.3 .0 -.3 -.8 -.8 -.4 .7 2.3 2.3 .8 .6 2.0 6.2 6.4 .4 .0 2.6 .3 .0 .4 .2 .8

Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and service group-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted) Unadjusted percent change to Nov. 2009 from— Nov. 2008 Oct. 2009

CPI-U
Expenditure category Recreation 2 ............................................................................... Video and audio 2 .................................................................... Education and communication 2 ................................................ Education 2 .............................................................................. Educational books and supplies ............................................. Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ................................ Communication 2 ..................................................................... Information and information processing 1 2 ............................ Telephone services 1 2 ......................................................... Information technology, hardware and services 1 6 ............. Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 7 ............ Other goods and services .......................................................... Tobacco and smoking products 1 ............................................ Personal care ........................................................................... Personal care products 1 ....................................................... Personal care services 1 ........................................................ Miscellaneous personal services ........................................... Commodity and service group Commodities ................................................................................ Food and beverages .................................................................. Commodities less food and beverages ...................................... Nondurables less food and beverages ..................................... Apparel ................................................................................... Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel .................... Durables ................................................................................... Services ....................................................................................... Rent of shelter 4 ......................................................................... Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ....................................... Gas (piped) and electricity 3 ....................................................... Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ....................... Household operations 1 2 ........................................................... Transportation services .............................................................. Medical care services ................................................................. Other services ............................................................................ Special indexes All items less food ........................................................................ All items less shelter .................................................................... All items less medical care ........................................................... Commodities less food ................................................................. Nondurables less food ................................................................. Nondurables less food and apparel ............................................. Nondurables ................................................................................. Services less rent of shelter 4 ...................................................... Services less medical care services ............................................ Energy .......................................................................................... All items less energy .................................................................... All items less food and energy ................................................... Commodities less food and energy commodities ..................... Energy commodities ............................................................... Services less energy services .................................................. Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1982-84=$1.00) ........ Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1967=$1.00) .............

Relative importance, December 2008

Unadjusted indexes Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009

Seasonally adjusted percent change from— Aug. to Sep. Sep. to Oct. Oct. to Nov.

5.741 1.822 6.301 3.107 .221 2.886 3.194 3.022 2.408 .614 .214 3.386 .776 2.610 .651 .647 1.074

114.157 100.178 129.128 195.849 494.435 563.352 85.055 81.978 102.891 9.501 78.213 375.444 773.758 205.406 162.257 228.465 347.834

113.820 100.199 128.845 195.649 495.660 562.623 84.768 81.688 102.528 9.467 78.077 376.702 781.538 205.575 161.753 228.358 348.792

-0.2 -1.6 2.5 4.8 7.1 4.6 .2 .0 1.0 -4.1 -12.3 7.9 30.3 1.3 .5 1.0 2.5

-0.3 .0 -.2 -.1 .2 -.1 -.3 -.4 -.4 -.4 -.2 .3 1.0 .1 -.3 .0 .3

-0.1 -.7 .1 .0 .3 .0 .2 .2 .3 -.3 -.7 .3 1.0 .0 -.1 .3 -.2

-0.4 -.6 .2 .3 .2 .3 .0 .0 -.1 .4 .3 .3 .3 .2 -.1 .1 .9

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39.556 15.757 23.799 13.289 3.691 9.598 10.510 60.444 32.867 .333 4.159 .971 .781 5.567 4.765 11.002

172.252 217.957 148.037 185.759 123.998 228.344 110.684 259.844 260.035 122.184 188.963 164.591 150.184 254.449 400.015 307.011

173.061 217.733 149.245 187.776 122.465 232.649 111.159 259.323 258.704 122.243 189.166 164.962 150.135 255.935 401.392 306.740

3.2 -.5 5.6 8.3 1.0 11.0 1.8 .9 .3 1.7 -5.1 5.6 .1 3.6 3.5 2.2

.5 -.1 .8 1.1 -1.2 1.9 .4 -.2 -.5 .0 .1 .2 .0 .6 .3 -.1

.3 -.1 .4 .4 .1 .4 .4 .1 .1 .3 .1 .4 .0 .7 .4 .0

.5 .1 .8 -.8 -.4 -.9 1.1 .1 .0 .0 .9 .8 -.2 .4 .2 .1

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85.371 66.800 93.610 24.926 14.416 10.726 29.046 27.577 55.679 7.624 92.376 77.746 21.461 3.465 56.285
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215.986 205.567 208.131 150.663 187.939 226.717 202.058 279.545 248.692 199.198 219.624 220.731 143.857 221.749 267.081 $ .463 $ .154

216.207 206.286 208.250 151.847 189.852 230.622 203.035 280.014 248.075 204.026 219.291 220.384 143.871 231.226 266.488 $ .462 $ .154

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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 This index series will undergo a change in composition in January, 2010. The expenditure class will include weight from secondary residences, and

will be re-titled Owners’ equivalent rent of residences. The item stratum Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residences, which prior to January, 2010 is identical to the EC, will be published as well. 6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base. 7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base. - Data not available. NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted) Seasonally adjusted indexes Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change for 3 months ended— Aug. 2009 Sep. 2009 Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009 Feb. 2009 May 2009 Aug. 2009 Nov. 2009 6 months ended— May 2009 Nov. 2009

CPI-U
Expenditure category All items .............................................................................. Food and beverages ......................................................... Food ................................................................................ Food at home ................................................................ Cereals and bakery products ...................................... Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..................................... Dairy and related products 1 ....................................... Fruits and vegetables .................................................. Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials ....... Other food at home ..................................................... Sugar and sweets ..................................................... Fats and oils .............................................................. Other foods ............................................................... Other miscellaneous foods 1 2 ................................ Food away from home 1 ............................................... Other food away from home 1 2 .................................. Alcoholic beverages ........................................................ Housing ............................................................................. Shelter ............................................................................. Rent of primary residence 3 .......................................... Lodging away from home 2 ........................................... Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 3 4 5 ...... Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ......................... Fuels and utilities ............................................................ Household energy ......................................................... Fuel oil and other fuels ................................................ Gas (piped) and electricity 3 ....................................... Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 .......... Household furnishings and operations ............................ Household operations 1 2 ............................................. Apparel .............................................................................. Men’s and boys’ apparel ................................................. Women’s and girls’ apparel ............................................. Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel .......................................... Footwear ......................................................................... Transportation ................................................................... Private transportation ...................................................... New and used motor vehicles 2 .................................... New vehicles ............................................................... Used cars and trucks .................................................. Motor fuel ...................................................................... Gasoline (all types) ..................................................... Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 ............................ Motor vehicle maintenance and repair 1 ....................... Public transportation ....................................................... Medical care ...................................................................... Medical care commodities .............................................. Medical care services ..................................................... Professional services .................................................... Hospital and related services 3 ..................................... See footnotes at end of table. 215.428 217.829 217.478 213.951 251.049 202.601 192.381 273.410 163.008 190.494 194.991 200.546 204.958 121.892 223.675 156.697 221.072 216.726 249.658 249.266 132.411 257.278 121.830 206.783 183.374 231.023 188.839 162.756 128.471 150.494 120.756 113.938 109.390 116.235 127.504 183.312 179.110 93.155 135.030 126.157 220.836 220.967 133.531 243.494 234.384 376.919 306.029 398.742 320.262 572.422 215.791 217.670 217.257 213.298 251.711 200.583 193.353 270.064 162.981 190.598 197.000 199.971 204.773 122.099 224.003 157.302 221.709 216.770 249.655 249.132 134.342 256.911 122.170 207.172 183.627 233.497 188.979 163.402 128.455 150.437 120.931 112.991 109.688 116.350 127.603 184.750 180.352 93.605 135.574 128.153 223.273 223.146 133.406 244.493 239.281 378.555 308.016 400.180 321.405 575.812 216.385 217.830 217.377 213.338 251.814 200.128 195.360 268.276 162.638 191.178 197.535 199.118 205.645 122.112 224.224 157.056 222.394 216.964 249.678 248.868 134.890 256.900 122.184 209.580 185.931 247.530 190.725 164.675 127.790 150.184 120.505 112.329 109.020 114.644 127.894 187.276 182.877 95.229 137.777 132.456 226.932 226.688 133.650 245.393 241.437 379.229 308.780 400.797 322.067 577.133 217.250 218.011 217.511 213.257 252.151 200.815 193.914 268.645 162.133 190.887 198.855 198.430 205.047 121.263 224.633 157.027 223.175 216.918 249.122 248.682 132.806 256.582 122.243 212.681 189.255 265.477 193.374 164.990 127.445 150.135 120.097 111.473 108.138 114.155 128.799 191.582 187.044 96.038 138.654 135.093 241.049 241.196 134.234 245.511 247.709 380.284 308.873 402.252 322.625 581.557 -0.5 .1 .0 -2.8 .1 -1.5 -15.1 -9.6 -1.5 4.0 10.0 -7.7 4.8 -3.1 3.5 2.0 1.8 .0 .7 2.6 -13.2 1.8 1.5 -4.8 -6.2 -41.5 -2.9 2.4 .9 .4 3.9 16.1 .3 -3.7 .5 -7.4 -6.5 1.7 3.1 -11.9 -28.4 -26.6 3.5 4.5 -18.4 4.3 5.6 3.8 2.4 8.5

-0.2 -2.0 -2.2 -5.5 -4.2 -6.9 -15.6 -3.4 -.8 -3.6 -1.3 -7.5 -3.5 .8 1.9 1.0 .8 -1.0 1.3 1.9 -6.9 2.1 .1 -16.1 -20.6 -41.1 -19.0 7.0 1.3 -1.8 -2.3 -5.9 -2.6 1.3 3.1 -2.6 -2.0 3.7 6.4 -3.1 -16.8 -14.1 .7 1.3 -10.5 3.5 3.6 3.5 2.8 6.9

4.9 -.2 -.5 -1.8 -.9 -4.0 -7.3 .5 .4 -.3 -2.7 1.5 -.1 -3.0 1.2 4.2 2.7 -.6 .0 .1 -5.0 .4 3.7 -2.1 -4.3 20.9 -5.8 7.6 -2.9 2.8 4.8 -2.2 10.6 11.4 4.3 30.1 31.6 1.3 -.7 11.4 160.2 160.4 -2.4 1.7 11.3 2.7 2.1 2.9 2.2 6.4

3.4 .3 .1 -1.3 1.8 -3.5 3.2 -6.8 -2.1 .8 8.2 -4.2 .2 -2.0 1.7 .8 3.9 .4 -.9 -.9 1.2 -1.1 1.4 11.9 13.5 74.4 10.0 5.6 -3.2 -1.0 -2.2 -8.4 -4.5 -7.0 4.1 19.3 18.9 13.0 11.2 31.5 42.0 42.0 2.1 3.4 24.8 3.6 3.8 3.6 3.0 6.5

-0.4 -1.0 -1.1 -4.1 -2.1 -4.3 -15.4 -6.5 -1.2 .1 4.2 -7.6 .6 -1.1 2.7 1.5 1.3 -.5 1.0 2.2 -10.1 2.0 .8 -10.6 -13.7 -41.3 -11.3 4.7 1.1 -.7 .7 4.5 -1.2 -1.2 1.8 -5.0 -4.3 2.7 4.7 -7.6 -22.8 -20.6 2.1 2.9 -14.5 3.9 4.6 3.7 2.6 7.7

4.2 .0 -.2 -1.5 .4 -3.7 -2.2 -3.2 -.9 .3 2.6 -1.3 .0 -2.5 1.4 2.5 3.3 -.1 -.4 -.4 -2.0 -.3 2.5 4.6 4.2 45.2 1.8 6.6 -3.0 .9 1.3 -5.3 2.8 1.8 4.2 24.6 25.1 7.0 5.0 21.0 92.2 92.3 -.2 2.5 17.8 3.2 2.9 3.2 2.6 6.5

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-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted) Seasonally adjusted indexes Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change for 3 months ended— Aug. 2009 Sep. 2009 Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009 Feb. 2009 May 2009 Aug. 2009 Nov. 2009 6 months ended— May 2009 Nov. 2009

CPI-U
Expenditure category Recreation 2 ...................................................................... Video and audio 2 ........................................................... Education and communication 2 ....................................... Education 2 ..................................................................... Educational books and supplies ................................... Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ...................... Communication 2 ............................................................ Information and information processing 1 2 .................. Telephone services 1 2 ............................................... Information technology, hardware and services 1 6 .... Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 7 ... Other goods and services ................................................. Tobacco and smoking products 1 ................................... Personal care .................................................................. Personal care products 1 .............................................. Personal care services 1 ............................................... Miscellaneous personal services .................................. Commodity and service group Commodities ....................................................................... Food and beverages ......................................................... Commodities less food and beverages ............................. Nondurables less food and beverages ........................... Apparel .......................................................................... Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel .......... Durables .......................................................................... Services .............................................................................. Rent of shelter 4 ................................................................ Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ............................. Gas (piped) and electricity 3 ............................................. Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 .............. Household operations 1 2 ................................................. Transportation services ..................................................... Medical care services ....................................................... Other services ................................................................... Special indexes All items less food ............................................................... All items less shelter ........................................................... All items less medical care .................................................. Commodities less food ........................................................ Nondurables less food ........................................................ Nondurables less food and apparel .................................... Nondurables ........................................................................ Services less rent of shelter 4 ............................................. Services less medical care services ................................... Energy ................................................................................. All items less energy ........................................................... All items less food and energy .......................................... Commodities less food and energy commodities ........... Energy commodities ..................................................... Services less energy services ......................................... 215.123 204.437 207.422 149.315 187.699 228.214 201.800 277.946 248.063 199.667 218.743 219.692 142.179 222.805 266.543 215.582 204.951 207.735 149.975 188.493 229.166 202.076 278.770 248.397 200.959 219.012 220.053 142.624 225.260 266.830 216.253 205.779 208.320 151.091 187.110 227.347 201.442 279.601 248.834 203.889 219.367 220.453 143.240 229.490 267.058 217.238 207.221 209.170 153.080 191.970 235.089 204.139 280.784 249.009 212.326 219.450 220.527 143.505 243.900 266.992 -.6 -1.0 -.8 -4.6 -5.0 -7.2 -2.0 2.1 1.1 -17.4 1.2 1.5 1.2 -29.4 1.6 171.236 217.829 146.689 185.567 120.756 230.120 109.238 259.344 260.033 121.830 188.839 162.756 150.494 251.455 398.742 305.733 171.666 217.670 147.347 186.349 120.931 231.087 109.714 259.617 260.233 122.170 188.979 163.402 150.437 253.146 400.180 305.795 172.529 217.830 148.472 184.873 120.505 228.965 110.882 259.979 260.293 122.184 190.725 164.675 150.184 254.265 400.797 305.965 174.046 218.011 150.490 190.103 120.097 237.827 111.316 260.154 259.821 122.243 193.374 164.990 150.135 255.797 402.252 306.142 -2.9 .1 -4.8 -5.8 3.9 -8.7 -1.3 1.3 .6 1.5 -2.9 2.4 .4 2.7 3.8 2.8

114.731 101.530 127.967 192.686 489.280 554.000 84.909 81.835 102.674 9.499 78.576 373.425 763.634 204.899 162.476 227.580 345.448

114.585 100.824 128.074 192.711 490.667 553.955 85.040 81.969 102.968 9.467 77.997 374.442 771.089 204.919 162.372 228.286 344.770

114.155 100.191 128.285 193.313 491.662 555.733 85.054 81.978 102.891 9.501 78.213 375.427 773.758 205.394 162.257 228.465 347.750

113.937 100.491 128.226 193.780 495.958 556.799 84.771 81.688 102.528 9.467 78.077 377.051 781.538 205.839 161.753 228.358 349.831

1.0 -1.9 3.3 5.1 4.5 5.1 1.6 1.6 1.4 2.4 -5.7 2.0 8.1 .3 3.8 -.5 .4

-1.6 -.6 3.1 5.9 5.7 6.0 .5 -.1 1.5 -5.9 -14.3 22.3 114.7 1.5 1.3 3.1 .3

2.4 .2 2.5 5.8 13.0 5.3 -.7 -1.0 1.6 -10.8 -24.8 4.6 13.2 1.6 -1.4 .0 4.4

-2.7 -4.0 .8 2.3 5.6 2.0 -.6 -.7 -.6 -1.3 -2.5 3.9 9.7 1.8 -1.8 1.4 5.2

-0.3 -1.2 3.2 5.5 5.1 5.5 1.1 .8 1.4 -1.9 -10.1 11.7 52.3 .9 2.6 1.3 .3

-0.2 -2.0 1.7 4.1 9.2 3.7 -.7 -.9 .5 -6.2 -14.4 4.3 11.4 1.7 -1.6 .7 4.8

-.6 -2.0 .4 -4.8 -2.3 -5.3 2.2 .0 1.1 .1 -19.0 7.0 -1.8 .6 3.5 1.5

10.6 -.2 18.0 39.4 4.8 54.0 -1.2 1.1 -.2 3.7 -5.8 7.6 2.8 4.1 2.9 4.1

6.7 .3 10.8 10.1 -2.2 14.1 7.8 1.3 -.3 1.4 10.0 5.6 -1.0 7.1 3.6 .5

-1.8 -1.0 -2.3 -5.3 .7 -7.0 .4 .6 .9 .8 -11.3 4.7 -.7 1.6 3.7 2.2

8.7 .0 14.3 23.9 1.3 32.5 3.2 1.2 -.3 2.5 1.8 6.6 .9 5.6 3.2 2.3

.1 -1.0 -.5 .4 -4.4 -5.1 -4.0 -2.0 -.6 -18.9 1.6 2.3 4.4 -18.7 1.5

5.8 7.4 5.0 17.3 36.3 48.5 17.4 2.5 .8 57.1 1.1 1.4 1.0 148.5 1.6

4.0 5.6 3.4 10.5 9.4 12.6 4.7 4.1 1.5 27.9 1.3 1.5 3.8 43.6 .7

-.2 -1.0 -.6 -2.1 -4.7 -6.2 -3.0 .0 .2 -18.1 1.4 1.9 2.8 -24.2 1.5

4.9 6.5 4.2 13.8 22.1 29.3 10.9 3.3 1.2 41.7 1.2 1.5 2.4 88.9 1.1

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 This index series will undergo a change in composition in January,

2010. The expenditure class will include weight from secondary residences, and will be re-titled Owners’ equivalent rent of residences. The item stratum Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residences, which prior to January, 2010 is identical to the EC, will be published as well. 6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base. 7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base. NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted) All items

CPI-U
U.S. city average ............................................ Region and area size2

Indexes Pricing schedule
1

Percent change to Nov.2009 from— Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009 216.330 Nov. 2008 1.8 Sep. 2009 0.2 Oct. 2009 0.1

Percent change to Oct.2009 from— Oct. 2008 -0.2 Aug. 2009 0.2 Sep. 2009 0.1

Aug. 2009 215.834

Sep. 2009 215.969

M

216.177

Northeast urban .............................................. Size A - More than 1,500,000 ..................... Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................ Midwest urban ................................................ Size A - More than 1,500,000 ..................... Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................ Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000) ............................................... South urban .................................................... Size A - More than 1,500,000 ..................... Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................ Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000) ............................................... West urban ..................................................... Size A - More than 1,500,000 ..................... Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................ Size classes A 4 .............................................................. B/C 3 ........................................................... D ................................................................. Selected local areas5

M M M M M M M M M M M M M M

230.883 233.314 136.598 205.632 206.591 131.748 201.823 209.000 211.436 132.729 210.899 219.884 224.072 132.756

231.200 233.695 136.691 205.601 206.459 131.812 201.918 208.912 211.212 132.722 210.911 220.294 224.412 133.128

231.304 233.415 137.348 205.706 206.625 131.724 202.499 209.292 211.152 133.035 212.423 220.447 224.372 133.618

231.708 233.785 137.646 206.247 207.277 131.952 203.047 209.738 211.424 133.342 213.372 219.728 223.489 133.335

2.0 1.8 2.4 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.6 2.0 1.3 2.3 3.2 1.2 1.2 1.4

.2 .0 .7 .3 .4 .1 .6 .4 .1 .5 1.2 -.3 -.4 .2

.2 .2 .2 .3 .3 .2 .3 .2 .1 .2 .4 -.3 -.4 -.2

.2 .1 .5 -.2 -.2 -.2 .2 -.4 -.7 -.2 -.3 -.3 -.3 -.1

.2 .0 .5 .0 .0 .0 .3 .1 -.1 .2 .7 .3 .1 .6

.0 -.1 .5 .1 .1 -.1 .3 .2 .0 .2 .7 .1 .0 .4

M M M

197.614 133.069 208.369

197.724 133.165 208.503

197.670 133.489 209.139

197.697 133.663 209.567

1.6 2.1 2.3

.0 .4 .5

.0 .1 .2

-.2 -.1 -.3

.0 .3 .4

.0 .2 .3

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ................... Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA ... New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA ......................................... Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT ..... Cleveland-Akron, OH ...................................... Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ..................................... Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV 6 ...... Atlanta, GA ..................................................... Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI .............................. Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX .................... Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ............................. Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD ........................................ San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ........... Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ....................

M M M 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

211.441 224.507 238.282
-

211.345 225.226 238.568 236.596 201.836 201.802 140.945
-

211.708 225.264 238.380
-

212.206 224.317 238.777 236.589 201.471 201.958 140.718
-

1.5 .9 1.8 1.8 1.7 1.0 1.6
-

.4 -.4 .1 .0 -.2 .1 -.2
-

.2 -.4 .2
-

-.8 -.4 .0
-

.1 .3 .0
-

.2 .0 -.1
-

203.351 204.673 191.687 221.306 226.039 225.801 227.138

201.068 205.079 191.608 222.416 224.787 226.051 226.277

-2.6 -.1 .2 -.6 -.1 .1 .2

-1.1 .2 .0 .5 -.6 .1 -.4

1 Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas; most other goods and services priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December. 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: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses. 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 percent change to Nov. 2009 from— Nov. 2008 Oct. 2009

CPI-W
Expenditure category All items ........................................................................................ All items (1967=100) .................................................................... Food and beverages .................................................................. Food ......................................................................................... Food at home ......................................................................... Cereals and bakery products ............................................... Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .............................................. Dairy and related products 1 ................................................ Fruits and vegetables ........................................................... Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials ................ Other food at home .............................................................. Sugar and sweets .............................................................. Fats and oils ....................................................................... Other foods ........................................................................ Other miscellaneous foods 1 2 ......................................... Food away from home 1 ......................................................... Other food away from home 1 2 ........................................... Alcoholic beverages ................................................................. Housing ...................................................................................... Shelter ...................................................................................... Rent of primary residence 3 ................................................... Lodging away from home 2 .................................................... Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 3 4 5 ................ Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ................................... Fuels and utilities ..................................................................... Household energy .................................................................. Fuel oil and other fuels ......................................................... Gas (piped) and electricity 3 ................................................. Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ................... Household furnishings and operations ..................................... Household operations 1 2 ....................................................... Apparel ....................................................................................... Men’s and boys’ apparel .......................................................... Women’s and girls’ apparel ...................................................... Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel ................................................... Footwear .................................................................................. Transportation ............................................................................ Private transportation ............................................................... New and used motor vehicles 2 ............................................. New vehicles ........................................................................ Used cars and trucks ........................................................... Motor fuel ............................................................................... Gasoline (all types) .............................................................. Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 ..................................... Motor vehicle maintenance and repair 1 ................................ Public transportation ................................................................ Medical care ............................................................................... Medical care commodities ........................................................ Medical care services ............................................................... Professional services ............................................................. Hospital and related services 3 .............................................. See footnotes at end of table.

Relative importance, December 2008

Unadjusted indexes Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009

Seasonally adjusted percent change from— Aug. to Sep. Sep. to Oct. Oct. to Nov.

100.000
-

211.549 630.140 217.123 216.654 212.396 252.049 200.210 194.120 267.084 162.456 190.630 195.752 200.759 205.929 122.676 224.382 156.909 222.555 212.734 242.804 247.422 134.586 232.761 122.761 206.732 182.227 246.153 187.473 165.123 123.995 153.368 123.642 115.381 113.290 119.949 130.596 183.506 180.271 93.414 138.422 133.458 219.733 219.509 133.764 247.811 239.729 379.072 299.742 402.075 324.284 573.069

212.003 631.491 216.853 216.305 211.488 251.376 200.709 192.695 267.049 160.619 188.868 197.031 197.400 203.664 121.647 224.815 156.853 223.445 212.327 242.159 247.361 127.061 232.635 122.830 207.530 182.994 262.340 187.572 165.509 123.448 152.747 122.228 114.091 111.039 119.272 130.682 186.928 183.680 94.338 139.952 134.977 228.871 228.598 134.346 247.972 242.698 380.295 299.972 403.695 324.382 580.048

2.3
-

0.2
-

0.2
-

0.3
-

0.5
-

16.942 15.865 9.201 1.249 2.315 .992 1.266 1.167 2.212 .304 .274 1.634 .472 6.664 .233 1.077 41.313 31.224 8.279 1.209 21.430 .306 6.030 4.996 .283 4.713 1.035 4.059 .360 3.979 1.024 1.568 .249 .840 17.067 16.284 7.627 4.057 2.863 4.029 3.770 .482 1.242 .784 5.355 1.320 4.035 2.234 1.338

-.6 -.8 -3.0 -.8 -4.1 -9.2 -5.1 -1.1 .1 3.4 -4.6 .3 -1.8 2.1 2.2 2.7 -.1 .6 .8 -5.0 .8 1.9 -3.3 -5.2 -7.5 -5.0 5.6 -.8 .3 .9 -.5 .4 .6 3.2 9.4 9.8 5.1 4.9 5.8 21.9 23.7 .9 2.7 .9 3.7 3.8 3.6 2.7 7.4

-.1 -.2 -.4 -.3 .2 -.7 .0 -1.1 -.9 .7 -1.7 -1.1 -.8 .2 .0 .4 -.2 -.3 .0 -5.6 -.1 .1 .4 .4 6.6 .1 .2 -.4 -.4 -1.1 -1.1 -2.0 -.6 .1 1.9 1.9 1.0 1.1 1.1 4.2 4.1 .4 .1 1.2 .3 .1 .4 .0 1.2

-.1 -.1 -.3 .2 -1.1 .5 -1.1 .0 .0 1.0 -.3 -.1 .2 .1 .2 .0 .0 .0 -.1 1.5 -.1 .3 .3 .2 .8 .2 .4 .2 .0 .2 -.7 .7 .3 -.1 .8 .7 .7 .4 1.5 1.0 .8 -.1 .4 1.9 .5 .6 .4 .4 .7

.1 .1 .1 .1 -.1 1.1 -.7 -.1 .3 .2 -.2 .4 .1 .1 -.1 .3 .1 .0 -.1 .5 .0 .1 1.0 1.1 6.2 .8 .8 -.5 -.2 -.6 -1.0 -1.1 -1.7 .3 1.6 1.6 2.1 1.6 3.4 1.8 1.7 .2 .4 .9 .1 .2 .1 .2 .1

.1 .0 -.1 .2 .3 -.7 -.1 -.4 -.2 .8 -.4 -.4 -.8 .2 .0 .6 .0 -.2 -.1 -1.2 -.1 .1 1.4 1.7 7.0 1.4 .2 -.3 -.4 -.4 -1.0 -.8 -.3 .4 2.5 2.5 1.1 .7 2.0 6.2 6.3 .4 .1 2.4 .3 .1 .4 .2 .9

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-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted) Unadjusted percent change to Nov. 2009 from— Nov. 2008 Oct. 2009

CPI-W
Expenditure category Recreation 2 ............................................................................... Video and audio 2 .................................................................... Education and communication 2 ................................................ Education 2 .............................................................................. Educational books and supplies ............................................. Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ................................ Communication 2 ..................................................................... Information and information processing 1 2 ............................ Telephone services 1 2 ......................................................... Information technology, hardware and services 1 6 ............. Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 7 ............ Other goods and services .......................................................... Tobacco and smoking products 1 ............................................ Personal care ........................................................................... Personal care products 1 ....................................................... Personal care services 1 ........................................................ Miscellaneous personal services ........................................... Commodity and service group Commodities ................................................................................ Food and beverages .................................................................. Commodities less food and beverages ...................................... Nondurables less food and beverages ..................................... Apparel ................................................................................... Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel .................... Durables ................................................................................... Services ....................................................................................... Rent of shelter 4 ......................................................................... Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ....................................... Gas (piped) and electricity 3 ....................................................... Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 ....................... Household operations 1 2 ........................................................... Transportation services .............................................................. Medical care services ................................................................. Other services ............................................................................ Special indexes All items less food ........................................................................ All items less shelter .................................................................... All items less medical care ........................................................... Commodities less food ................................................................. Nondurables less food ................................................................. Nondurables less food and apparel ............................................. Nondurables ................................................................................. Services less rent of shelter 4 ...................................................... Services less medical care services ............................................ Energy .......................................................................................... All items less energy .................................................................... All items less food and energy ................................................... Commodities less food and energy commodities ..................... Energy commodities ............................................................... Services less energy services .................................................. Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1982-84=$1.00) ........ Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1967=$1.00) .............

Relative importance, December 2008

Unadjusted indexes Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009

Seasonally adjusted percent change from— Aug. to Sep. Sep. to Oct. Oct. to Nov.

5.454 1.982 6.221 2.527 .219 2.308 3.694 3.568 2.965 .604 .202 3.668 1.267 2.401 .662 .580 .947

110.724 100.639 124.362 192.774 497.534 542.284 87.786 85.651 102.818 9.995 77.939 401.390 778.650 203.115 162.242 228.683 349.283

110.401 100.681 124.100 192.776 498.627 542.174 87.468 85.331 102.413 9.969 77.926 403.178 786.541 203.245 161.784 228.614 350.046

-0.4 -1.3 2.0 4.7 7.1 4.5 .2 .0 .8 -3.8 -12.1 11.2 30.5 1.1 .5 1.0 2.1

-0.3 .0 -.2 .0 .2 .0 -.4 -.4 -.4 -.3 .0 .4 1.0 .1 -.3 .0 .2

-0.2 -.7 .1 .0 .4 .0 .2 .2 .3 -.4 -.8 .4 1.0 .0 -.1 .3 -.1

-0.4 -.6 .1 .3 .1 .4 .0 .0 -.1 .2 .1 .2 .3 .2 .0 .1 .6

-0.2 .3 -.1 .4 .8 .3 -.4 -.4 -.4 -.3 .0 .5 1.0 .2 -.3 .0 .4

42.689 16.942 25.747 14.587 3.979 10.609 11.160 57.311 30.918 .306 4.713 1.035 .360 5.512 4.035 10.432

174.550 217.123 151.760 193.394 123.642 241.005 110.988 254.847 234.064 122.761 187.473 165.123 153.368 254.408 402.075 293.938

175.563 216.853 153.273 195.926 122.228 246.085 111.575 254.663 233.436 122.830 187.572 165.509 152.747 255.871 403.695 293.624

3.9 -.6 6.8 9.9 .9 13.1 2.3 1.0 .6 1.9 -5.0 5.6 .3 4.0 3.6 1.9

.6 -.1 1.0 1.3 -1.1 2.1 .5 -.1 -.3 .1 .1 .2 -.4 .6 .4 -.1

.3 -.1 .6 .4 .2 .4 .6 .1 .0 .3 .2 .4 .0 .6 .4 .0

.6 .1 .9 -.9 -.6 -1.1 1.4 .1 .0 .1 .8 .8 -.2 .5 .1 .0

1.0 .1 1.6 2.9 -.4 4.1 .6 .1 -.1 .1 1.4 .2 -.4 .4 .4 .0

84.135 68.776 94.645 26.824 15.664 11.686 31.530 26.392 53.275 9.024 90.976 75.111 22.513 4.311 52.598
-

210.462 202.441 204.680 154.147 195.196 238.355 205.647 246.851 244.258 199.223 213.998 213.840 145.439 221.910 262.196 $ .473 $ .159

211.055 203.301 205.106 155.650 197.644 243.061 206.876 247.237 243.991 204.196 213.895 213.787 145.595 231.371 261.979 $ .472 $ .158

2.8 3.0 2.2 6.6 9.5 12.3 4.5 1.5 .8 8.4 1.6 2.1 3.4 20.2 1.5
-

.3 .4 .2 1.0 1.3 2.0 .6 .2 -.1 2.5 .0 .0 .1 4.3 -.1
-

.2 .3 .2 .5 .3 .4 .1 .3 .1 .6 .1 .2 .4 1.0 .1
-

.4 .5 .3 .9 -.9 -1.0 -.3 .3 .2 1.5 .2 .2 .5 2.0 .1
-

.6 .8 .5 1.6 2.7 3.8 1.4 .4 .1 4.2 .1 .1 .3 6.2 .0
-

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 This index series will undergo a change in composition in January, 2010. The expenditure class will include weight from secondary residences, and

will be re-titled Owners’ equivalent rent of residences. The item stratum Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residences, which prior to January, 2010 is identical to the EC, will be published as well. 6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base. 7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base. - Data not available. NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 5. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted) Seasonally adjusted indexes Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change for 3 months ended— Aug. 2009 Sep. 2009 Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009 Feb. 2009 May 2009 Aug. 2009 Nov. 2009 6 months ended— May 2009 Nov. 2009

CPI-W
Expenditure category All items .............................................................................. Food and beverages ......................................................... Food ................................................................................ Food at home ................................................................ Cereals and bakery products ...................................... Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..................................... Dairy and related products 1 ....................................... Fruits and vegetables .................................................. Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials ....... Other food at home ..................................................... Sugar and sweets ..................................................... Fats and oils .............................................................. Other foods ............................................................... Other miscellaneous foods 1 2 ................................ Food away from home 1 ............................................... Other food away from home 1 2 .................................. Alcoholic beverages ........................................................ Housing ............................................................................. Shelter ............................................................................. Rent of primary residence 3 .......................................... Lodging away from home 2 ........................................... Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residence 3 4 5 ...... Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ......................... Fuels and utilities ............................................................ Household energy ......................................................... Fuel oil and other fuels ................................................ Gas (piped) and electricity 3 ....................................... Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 .......... Household furnishings and operations ............................ Household operations 1 2 ............................................. Apparel .............................................................................. Men’s and boys’ apparel ................................................. Women’s and girls’ apparel ............................................. Infants’ and toddlers’ apparel .......................................... Footwear ......................................................................... Transportation ................................................................... Private transportation ...................................................... New and used motor vehicles 2 .................................... New vehicles ............................................................... Used cars and trucks .................................................. Motor fuel ...................................................................... Gasoline (all types) ..................................................... Motor vehicle parts and equipment 1 ............................ Motor vehicle maintenance and repair 1 ....................... Public transportation ....................................................... Medical care ...................................................................... Medical care commodities .............................................. Medical care services ..................................................... Professional services .................................................... Hospital and related services 3 ..................................... See footnotes at end of table. 210.758 217.045 216.610 212.744 251.677 202.128 191.048 270.988 162.465 189.945 194.039 201.203 205.196 122.217 223.789 156.769 221.978 212.823 243.044 247.869 133.451 233.061 122.254 205.839 181.747 233.552 187.525 163.201 124.347 153.667 120.672 114.936 108.852 118.857 128.063 181.285 178.196 90.936 136.112 126.950 221.467 221.758 133.587 245.871 233.494 377.444 297.712 400.673 322.955 570.031 211.136 216.778 216.317 212.018 252.195 199.912 192.048 268.099 162.444 189.934 195.992 200.499 204.911 122.496 224.102 157.132 222.073 212.863 242.930 247.669 135.480 232.761 122.644 206.356 182.153 235.480 187.880 163.808 124.592 153.648 120.949 114.131 109.649 119.258 127.912 182.716 179.519 91.560 136.675 128.878 223.652 223.578 133.504 246.850 237.928 379.213 299.487 402.384 324.248 573.743 211.842 217.027 216.531 212.185 252.524 199.773 194.120 266.270 162.244 190.529 196.328 200.113 205.775 122.676 224.382 156.909 222.843 213.063 242.918 247.420 136.095 232.770 122.761 208.463 184.089 250.133 189.323 165.178 124.011 153.368 120.228 113.038 108.460 117.261 128.352 185.612 182.415 93.467 138.886 133.216 227.788 227.480 133.764 247.811 240.111 379.750 300.144 402.852 324.921 574.505 212.929 217.157 216.578 211.957 252.985 200.285 192.695 266.091 161.516 190.114 197.971 199.349 204.972 121.647 224.815 156.853 224.207 213.168 242.551 247.158 134.437 232.516 122.830 211.374 187.167 267.530 191.886 165.484 123.581 152.747 119.712 111.949 107.620 116.909 128.802 190.266 186.999 94.479 139.797 135.889 241.798 241.747 134.346 247.972 245.825 380.969 300.393 404.459 325.479 579.457 -0.8 -.2 -.3 -3.1 -.5 -1.4 -16.2 -10.5 -1.7 3.6 8.8 -7.8 4.7 -2.7 3.7 2.8 1.7 .4 1.4 2.5 -12.0 1.8 1.2 -4.3 -5.6 -39.6 -3.0 2.2 .5 -.2 4.1 18.0 -.5 -3.2 1.6 -8.9 -8.5 -1.1 3.2 -12.0 -28.1 -25.8 3.5 4.6 -17.7 4.4 5.5 4.0 2.6 8.6

-0.1 -2.1 -2.4 -5.3 -3.9 -7.1 -15.4 -3.1 -.1 -3.5 -1.5 -8.0 -3.1 .4 1.8 -.3 2.0 -1.1 1.6 1.9 -7.0 2.0 .7 -16.0 -20.3 -40.0 -19.0 7.1 2.2 -.4 -2.6 -6.9 -4.3 2.6 3.6 -3.4 -3.2 2.2 5.8 -2.8 -16.7 -14.0 .5 1.3 -9.3 3.8 3.8 3.7 2.9 7.5

6.2 -.3 -.6 -1.9 -1.0 -4.3 -7.3 .9 -.5 .0 -1.4 1.4 .1 -2.9 1.3 6.3 3.0 -.5 .1 .0 -3.7 .4 3.7 -1.9 -3.9 17.0 -5.0 7.6 -3.4 4.5 5.5 -.9 11.7 9.9 5.1 35.1 36.2 3.5 -.3 11.8 159.4 159.5 -2.5 1.4 13.1 2.8 2.2 3.0 2.1 6.9

4.2 .2 -.1 -1.5 2.1 -3.6 3.5 -7.0 -2.3 .4 8.4 -3.6 -.4 -1.9 1.8 .2 4.1 .7 -.8 -1.1 3.0 -.9 1.9 11.2 12.5 72.2 9.6 5.7 -2.4 -2.4 -3.1 -10.0 -4.5 -6.4 2.3 21.3 21.3 16.5 11.3 31.3 42.1 41.2 2.3 3.5 22.9 3.8 3.7 3.8 3.2 6.8

-0.5 -1.1 -1.3 -4.2 -2.2 -4.3 -15.8 -6.9 -.9 .0 3.5 -7.9 .7 -1.1 2.7 1.2 1.8 -.3 1.5 2.2 -9.5 1.9 .9 -10.4 -13.2 -39.8 -11.3 4.6 1.3 -.3 .7 4.8 -2.5 -.3 2.6 -6.2 -5.9 .5 4.5 -7.5 -22.6 -20.1 2.0 2.9 -13.6 4.1 4.7 3.9 2.8 8.0

5.2 -.1 -.3 -1.7 .6 -4.0 -2.0 -3.1 -1.4 .2 3.4 -1.1 -.2 -2.4 1.6 3.2 3.5 .1 -.3 -.6 -.4 -.3 2.8 4.4 3.9 41.9 2.1 6.7 -2.9 1.0 1.1 -5.5 3.3 1.4 3.7 28.0 28.5 9.8 5.4 21.1 92.0 91.4 -.1 2.4 17.9 3.3 2.9 3.4 2.7 6.8

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-Continued
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted) Seasonally adjusted indexes Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change for 3 months ended— Aug. 2009 Sep. 2009 Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009 Feb. 2009 May 2009 Aug. 2009 Nov. 2009 6 months ended— May 2009 Nov. 2009

CPI-W
Expenditure category Recreation 2 ...................................................................... Video and audio 2 ........................................................... Education and communication 2 ....................................... Education 2 ..................................................................... Educational books and supplies ................................... Tuition, other school fees, and childcare ...................... Communication 2 ............................................................ Information and information processing 1 2 .................. Telephone services 1 2 ............................................... Information technology, hardware and services 1 6 .... Personal computers and peripheral equipment 1 7 ... Other goods and services ................................................. Tobacco and smoking products 1 ................................... Personal care .................................................................. Personal care products 1 .............................................. Personal care services 1 ............................................... Miscellaneous personal services .................................. Commodity and service group Commodities ....................................................................... Food and beverages ......................................................... Commodities less food and beverages ............................. Nondurables less food and beverages ........................... Apparel .......................................................................... Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel .......... Durables .......................................................................... Services .............................................................................. Rent of shelter 4 ................................................................ Tenants’ and household insurance 1 2 ............................. Gas (piped) and electricity 3 ............................................. Water and sewer and trash collection services 2 .............. Household operations 1 2 ................................................. Transportation services ..................................................... Medical care services ....................................................... Other services ................................................................... Special indexes All items less food ............................................................... All items less shelter ........................................................... All items less medical care .................................................. Commodities less food ........................................................ Nondurables less food ........................................................ Nondurables less food and apparel .................................... Nondurables ........................................................................ Services less rent of shelter 4 ............................................. Services less medical care services ................................... Energy ................................................................................. All items less energy ........................................................... All items less food and energy .......................................... Commodities less food and energy commodities ........... Energy commodities ..................................................... Services less energy services ......................................... 209.541 201.265 203.921 152.561 195.417 240.380 205.614 245.730 243.823 199.863 213.027 212.680 143.376 223.093 261.781 210.036 201.826 204.253 153.374 196.084 241.279 205.775 246.381 244.068 201.160 213.292 213.059 143.992 225.279 261.962 210.827 202.802 204.958 154.747 194.368 238.966 205.065 247.071 244.456 204.183 213.715 213.524 144.772 229.848 262.166 212.095 204.433 206.033 157.172 199.584 247.953 207.993 248.031 244.706 212.732 213.885 213.720 145.230 244.063 262.150 -.9 -1.7 -1.1 -5.7 -4.4 -7.6 -2.1 2.0 1.3 -17.6 1.3 1.6 .7 -28.7 2.1 173.366 217.045 150.154 193.645 120.672 243.283 108.994 254.480 234.179 122.254 187.525 163.201 153.667 251.654 400.673 293.179 173.885 216.778 150.983 194.337 120.949 244.219 109.657 254.679 234.254 122.644 187.880 163.808 153.648 253.079 402.384 293.119 174.960 217.027 152.366 192.499 120.228 241.553 111.148 255.014 234.207 122.761 189.323 165.178 153.368 254.314 402.852 293.183 176.765 217.157 154.809 197.997 119.712 251.487 111.782 255.269 233.955 122.830 191.886 165.484 152.747 255.433 404.459 293.238 -3.8 -.2 -6.0 -5.1 4.1 -8.7 -2.8 1.6 1.2 1.2 -3.0 2.2 -.2 3.9 4.0 2.4

111.415 101.924 123.479 189.859 491.859 533.890 87.664 85.532 102.613 10.012 78.480 398.801 768.483 202.705 162.415 227.751 347.691

111.147 101.243 123.601 189.872 493.984 533.704 87.807 85.676 102.896 9.975 77.835 400.504 776.198 202.795 162.312 228.480 347.345

110.717 100.681 123.757 190.521 494.705 535.632 87.785 85.651 102.818 9.995 77.939 401.414 778.650 203.135 162.242 228.683 349.308

110.513 100.943 123.682 191.213 498.822 537.333 87.470 85.331 102.413 9.969 77.926 403.435 786.541 203.463 161.784 228.614 350.699

1.3 -1.5 2.8 4.5 4.9 4.5 1.6 1.6 1.3 2.9 -4.5 3.0 8.3 .3 3.9 -.6 .1

-1.3 -.4 2.4 5.5 5.2 5.6 .3 .0 1.3 -6.4 -15.5 34.4 116.5 1.5 1.4 3.1 1.0

1.7 .6 2.2 5.9 12.7 5.2 -.2 -.4 1.5 -9.7 -23.9 5.5 12.6 1.1 -1.7 -.1 3.8

-3.2 -3.8 .7 2.9 5.8 2.6 -.9 -.9 -.8 -1.7 -2.8 4.7 9.7 1.5 -1.5 1.5 3.5

0.0 -.9 2.6 5.0 5.1 5.0 .9 .8 1.3 -1.8 -10.1 17.6 53.1 .9 2.7 1.2 .5

-0.8 -1.6 1.4 4.4 9.2 3.9 -.6 -.7 .4 -5.8 -14.0 5.1 11.2 1.3 -1.6 .7 3.7

-.2 -2.1 .9 -3.0 -2.6 -2.7 1.4 .0 1.5 .7 -19.0 7.1 -.4 1.7 3.7 1.4

13.0 -.3 22.1 45.1 5.5 61.5 .5 1.1 .0 3.7 -5.0 7.6 4.5 4.1 3.0 3.8

8.1 .2 13.0 9.3 -3.1 14.2 10.6 1.2 -.4 1.9 9.6 5.7 -2.4 6.1 3.8 .1

-2.0 -1.1 -2.6 -4.0 .7 -5.7 -.7 .8 1.4 .9 -11.3 4.6 -.3 2.8 3.9 1.9

10.5 -.1 17.5 25.9 1.1 35.8 5.5 1.2 -.2 2.8 2.1 6.7 1.0 5.1 3.4 1.9

.3 -.9 -.3 1.0 -2.8 -2.8 -3.2 -2.3 -.6 -18.5 2.1 3.0 5.8 -18.1 1.8

7.5 9.0 6.4 21.3 42.1 56.1 20.1 2.6 1.0 62.1 1.4 1.8 2.0 150.3 1.7

5.0 6.4 4.2 12.6 8.8 13.2 4.7 3.8 1.5 28.4 1.6 2.0 5.3 43.2 .6

-.3 -1.3 -.7 -2.4 -3.6 -5.2 -2.7 -.2 .4 -18.1 1.7 2.3 3.2 -23.6 1.9

6.2 7.7 5.3 16.9 24.4 33.0 12.2 3.2 1.2 44.2 1.5 1.9 3.6 89.3 1.1

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 This index series will undergo a change in composition in January,

2010. The expenditure class will include weight from secondary residences, and will be re-titled Owners’ equivalent rent of residences. The item stratum Owners’ equivalent rent of primary residences, which prior to January, 2010 is identical to the EC, will be published as well. 6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base. 7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base. NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, all items index
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted) All items

CPI-W
U.S. city average ............................................ Region and area size2

Indexes Pricing schedule
1

Percent change to Nov.2009 from— Oct. 2009 Nov. 2009 212.003 Nov. 2008 2.3 Sep. 2009 0.3 Oct. 2009 0.2

Percent change to Oct.2009 from— Oct. 2008 -0.3 Aug. 2009 0.2 Sep. 2009 0.1

Aug. 2009 211.156

Sep. 2009 211.322

M

211.549

Northeast urban .............................................. Size A - More than 1,500,000 ..................... Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................ Midwest urban ................................................ Size A - More than 1,500,000 ..................... Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................ Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000) ............................................... South urban .................................................... Size A - More than 1,500,000 ..................... Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................ Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000) ............................................... West urban ..................................................... Size A - More than 1,500,000 ..................... Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 3 ................ Size classes A 4 .............................................................. B/C 3 ........................................................... D ................................................................. Selected local areas5

M M M M M M M M M M M M M M

227.598 228.472 137.109 200.723 200.710 131.481 199.404 205.867 208.995 131.302 211.088 213.988 216.539 132.407

228.158 229.067 137.400 200.658 200.566 131.497 199.416 205.726 208.677 131.284 210.922 214.490 217.000 132.773

228.193 228.720 137.959 200.781 200.730 131.420 200.053 206.121 208.577 131.621 212.368 214.718 217.002 133.244

229.048 229.541 138.527 201.553 201.626 131.823 200.748 206.859 209.161 132.129 213.396 214.228 216.286 133.149

2.4 2.2 2.8 2.7 2.5 2.8 2.9 2.5 1.7 2.8 3.7 1.6 1.5 1.9

.4 .2 .8 .4 .5 .2 .7 .6 .2 .6 1.2 -.1 -.3 .3

.4 .4 .4 .4 .4 .3 .3 .4 .3 .4 .5 -.2 -.3 -.1

.2 .1 .3 -.2 -.3 -.2 .0 -.6 -1.0 -.3 -.6 -.4 -.3 -.3

.3 .1 .6 .0 .0 .0 .3 .1 -.2 .2 .6 .3 .2 .6

.0 -.2 .4 .1 .1 -.1 .3 .2 .0 .3 .7 .1 .0 .4

M M M

195.796 132.341 206.271

195.957 132.450 206.341

195.895 132.764 207.120

196.187 133.139 207.739

1.9 2.6 2.8

.1 .5 .7

.1 .3 .3

-.4 -.2 -.4

.1 .3 .4

.0 .2 .4

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ................... Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA ... New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA ......................................... Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT ..... Cleveland-Akron, OH ...................................... Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ..................................... Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV 6 ...... Atlanta, GA ..................................................... Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI .............................. Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX .................... Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ............................. Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD ........................................ San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ........... Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ....................

M M M 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

204.246 216.628 232.841
-

204.278 217.302 233.502 235.744 192.800 204.298 140.701
-

204.511 217.474 233.084
-

205.136 216.618 233.893 236.859 192.871 205.297 140.608
-

1.5 1.2 2.3 2.2 2.1 1.9 2.1
-

.4 -.3 .2 .5 .0 .5 -.1
-

.3 -.4 .3
-

-1.1 -.6 .1
-

.1 .4 .1
-

.1 .1 -.2
-

202.276 200.169 189.503 219.000 225.481 221.279 221.873

199.736 200.324 189.304 220.358 224.573 221.708 221.339

-2.7 -.1 -.7 -.8 -.2 .2 .3

-1.3 .1 -.1 .6 -.4 .2 -.2

1 Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas; most other goods and services priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December. 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: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses. 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 percent change to Nov. 2009 from— Nov. 2009 Nov. 2008 Oct. 2009

C-CPI-U
Expenditure category All items ...................................................................................... Food and beverages ................................................................ Food ....................................................................................... Food at home ....................................................................... Food away from home .......................................................... Alcoholic beverages ............................................................... Housing .................................................................................... Shelter .................................................................................... Fuels and utilities .................................................................... Household furnishings and operations ................................... Apparel ..................................................................................... Transportation .......................................................................... Private transportation ............................................................. Public transportation ............................................................... Medical care ............................................................................. Medical care commodities ...................................................... Medical care services ............................................................. Recreation ................................................................................ Education and communication ................................................. Education ............................................................................... Communication ...................................................................... Other goods and services ........................................................ Commodity and service group Services ...................................................................................... Commodities .............................................................................. Durables ................................................................................... Nondurables ............................................................................... All items less food and energy ................................................. Energy ........................................................................................

Relative importance, 2005-2006

Unadjusted indexes Oct. 2009

100.000 14.726 13.648 7.557 6.091 1.077 42.421 32.409 5.004 5.008 3.988 17.393 16.285 1.108 6.085 1.615 4.470 5.935 6.196 2.771 3.425 3.257

124.179 127.775 127.722 122.743 134.188 128.803 128.235 131.398 152.195 94.643 91.496 124.609 125.186 117.852 146.888 130.234 153.001 104.321 111.581 180.851 73.904 134.750

124.231 127.616 127.538 122.249 134.427 128.961 127.729 130.640 153.587 94.161 90.350 126.788 127.413 119.391 147.213 130.309 153.430 103.789 111.299 180.676 73.623 135.123

1.6 -.6 -.8 -3.0 2.1 2.3 -.5 .2 -4.0 -1.5 .5 8.8 9.4 .2 3.3 3.6 3.2 -1.8 1.8 4.6 -.5 6.7

0.0 -.1 -.1 -.4 .2 .1 -.4 -.6 .9 -.5 -1.3 1.7 1.8 1.3 .2 .1 .3 -.5 -.3 -.1 -.4 .3

58.427 41.573 11.817 29.756 77.561 8.790

134.196 111.944 81.540 127.691 119.380 169.637

133.887 112.420 81.824 128.273 119.113 174.226

.7 2.9 1.0 3.7 1.3 8.1

-.2 .4 .3 .5 -.2 2.7

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


				
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