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									                                                        PHILADELPHIA REGIONAL OFFICE CPI ANNOUNCEMENT
   Table 1. Consumer Price Indexes, U.S. city average and selected areas, April 2001 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                       All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)                               Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
                                                     United      Phila-              Wash.            North-          South                United           Phila-           Wash.            North-           South
                                                     States     delphia              -Balt.            east                                States          delphia           -Balt.            east
                                                      Percent       Percent             Percent          Percent         Percent              Percent          Percent          Percent          Percent         Percent
                                                      change        change              change           change          change                change          change           change           change          change
                                                       from           from                 from             from           from                  from            from             from              from           from
                                                        Apr.            Apr.                Apr.             Apr.           Apr.                  Apr.            Apr.              Apr.             Apr.           Apr.
                                                Index 2000    Index 2000          Index 2000       Index 2000       Index 2000          Index 2000       Index 2000       Index 2000       Index 2000       Index 2000
         Expenditure Category
   All items 2/…………………………………176.9                         3.3    181.2     3.1         -      -     184.2    3.2    171.4      2.8      173.5     3.3    180.7    2.8          -      -    180.9     3.1    169.6      2.8
   All items (1967 = 100) 3/…………………529.9                    -    523.4       -         -      -     290.0      -    278.0        -      516.7       -    525.0      -          -      -    282.5       -    274.7        -
    Food and beverages 2/…………………172.4                     3.1    166.2     3.4         -      -     174.6    3.1    170.2      2.9      171.9     3.2    167.7    3.5         -       -    174.0     3.2    169.2      3.0
      Food 2/………………………………… 171.9                          3.2    165.4     3.4         -      -     174.0    3.2    170.2      3.0      171.4     3.3    166.8    3.5         -       -    173.6     3.3    169.4      3.1
        Food at home…………………………172.2                       3.4    176.2     4.4     106.2    2.8     174.1    3.4    168.6      3.2      171.3     3.6    175.9    4.6     106.4     3.4    173.5     3.5    167.5      3.5
        Food away from home 4/…………… 172.7                 2.7    147.3     1.4         -      -     176.1    2.9    174.7      2.6      172.7     2.7    148.1    1.4         -       -    176.3     2.8    174.3      2.7
      Alcoholic beverages 4/……………… 178.1                  2.6    173.3     2.7         -      -     181.2    2.1    169.9      2.5      177.6     2.7    177.7    2.8         -       -    178.9     2.1    167.3      2.6
    Housing 2/……………………………… 175.4                          4.5    183.0     4.6         -      -     188.0    4.3    162.4      3.6      171.0     4.5    185.0    4.5         -       -    183.9     4.4    160.7      3.7
      Shelter………………………………… 199.2                          3.6    214.0     3.2     113.8    4.9     220.8    3.6    178.3      2.8      192.9     3.6    218.0    3.0     113.5     5.0    215.6     3.7    176.5      2.9
        Rent of primary residence 2/ 7/…… 190.2           4.3    194.1     1.8     115.3    6.3     204.7    4.3    172.4      3.2      189.6     4.3    194.1    1.8     115.2     6.2    203.6     4.3    172.2      3.2
        Owners' equivalent rent
             of primary residence 5/ 7/………204.2          3.5     219.5    2.8      112.4    4.5     227.9    3.4    179.1      2.9      185.7    3.4     195.2    2.8     112.1     4.3    200.6     3.3    167.2    2.9
      Fuels and utilities………………………149.7                 13.7     148.5   15.0          -      -     144.5   12.5    150.5     11.5      148.8   13.5     148.3   13.9         -       -    143.7    12.4    150.1   11.2
        Fuels………………………………… 135.1                        16.4     136.7   17.7      109.1    2.2     135.1   14.2    131.1     13.9      133.6   16.0     135.7   16.9     107.2     0.7    134.0    13.9    129.6   13.5
          Gas (piped) and electricity 7/…… 141.6        17.0     152.4   19.8      107.0    1.5     147.9   15.9    132.8     14.1      140.4   16.5     151.2   19.0     105.5     0.1    147.2    15.4    131.6   13.6
           Electricity 7/……………………… 130.6                 5.2     143.3    3.5       99.1   -6.8     134.2    3.1    123.3      7.5      130.0    5.1     143.3    3.5      99.0    -6.6    134.3     2.9    122.9    7.8
           Utility natural gas service 7/…… 171.7       44.5     172.9   53.7      135.5   33.1     173.7   39.3    183.5     45.5      171.1   44.9     172.9   53.7     136.6    33.0    172.3    38.5    185.1   46.2
      Household furnishings and
            operations……………………… 129.1                     0.7    130.3     1.6         -      -     131.1    0.8    129.1      0.4      126.0     0.3    130.6    1.8          -      -    127.1     0.5    126.1    -0.1
    Apparel 2/……………………………… 131.9                         -1.1    104.3    -3.9         -      -     129.6   -1.0    146.0     -1.2      130.5    -1.0    103.2    -3.6         -      -    126.7    -1.2    144.9    -1.1
     Transportation 2/……………………… 156.1                     2.1    161.9     0.9         -      -     155.3    1.0    153.4      1.7      155.8     2.4    163.0     0.6        -       -    155.6     1.0    153.9      1.9
      Private transportation………………… 152.1                 2.3    159.7     1.4         -      -     150.2    1.1    151.7      1.8      153.2     2.5    161.5     0.9        -       -    152.0     1.1    152.7      1.9
       Motor fuel…………………………… 133.6                        3.8    130.7    -1.2     130.3    2.1     125.4   -0.1    130.6      2.0      134.0     4.3    130.7    -1.2    130.2     2.0    125.3     0.0    130.6      2.1
         Gasoline…………………………… 132.8                        3.8    128.8    -1.2     130.3    2.0     124.8   -0.1    130.0      2.1      133.3     4.3    128.8    -1.2    130.3     2.0    124.8     0.1    130.0      2.1
     Medical care 2/………………………… 270.8                      4.6    293.6     6.2         -      -     286.6    4.9    264.4      3.8      269.9     4.6    286.6    6.0          -      -    283.7     5.0    264.5      3.8
     Recreation 6/…………………………… 105.0                       2.0    107.9     1.1         -      -     106.8    1.4    104.6      2.1      103.7     1.7    107.6    0.7          -      -    106.1     1.3    103.1      1.7
     Education and communication 6/…… 104.1               2.3    103.4     1.6         -      -     104.4    3.3    103.6      2.1      104.2     2.1    104.2    2.0          -      -    104.2     3.3    103.6      2.0
     Other goods and services 2/………… 281.3                3.5    297.2     4.7         -      -     292.4    3.5    274.8      4.0      288.2     3.7    294.9    4.4          -      -    304.1     3.8    282.7      4.6
     Energy 2/…………………………………133.1                          10.3    134.1     9.3      115.8     2.1     130.7     8.4    128.2     8.0       132.9    9.8 132.4    8.1     116.1     1.4     129.5    7.8     128.0    7.4
1/For Wash.-Balt., Dec. 1997=100 unless otherwise noted. 2/For                           Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-W V, CMSA                                      CHANGES TO LOCAL AREA SERIES
Wash.-Balt., Nov. 1996=100. 3/For the Northeast and the South,          District of Columbia Portion: Washington, D.C.; Maryland P ortion: Anne Arun-        Due to the revised MSA definitions, a single index is now
Dec. 1977=100. 4/For Wash.-Balt., Nov. 1997=100. 5/CPI-U data           del, Baltimore, Calvert, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Mont-         published bimonthly for the Washington-Baltimore,
for the U.S., Phila., Northeast, and South are on the Dec 1982=100      gomery, Prince George's, Queen Anne's and Washington Counties, and Bal-              CMSA. The separate indexes for Washington, DC-MD-
base. CPI-W data for those same areas are on the Dec. 1984=100          timore City; Virginia Portion: Arlington, Clarke, Culpepper, Fairfax, Fauquier,      VA, and Baltimore, MD, will no longer be published.
base. 6/Indexes are on the Dec. 1997=100 base. 7/This index             King George, Loudoun, Prince William, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Warren
series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator. All other item       Counties, and Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, and       Indexes for the Philadelphia area are now published
stratum index series converted to a geometric means estimator in        Manassas Park Cities; West Virginia Portion: Berkeley and Jefferson Counties         bimonthly. The area definition also changed from
January, 1999.         Area Definitions                                                                      Northeast                                       Philadelphia-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-DE-NJ-MD, to
  Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-DE-NJ-MD, CMSA            Connecticut, Maine, Massachusettes, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York,               Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-DE-NJ-MD.
 Pennsylvania Portion: B ucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery,         Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont                                                Trenton is now part of the New York area.
 and Philadelphia Counties; New Jersey Portion: Atlantic,                                                      South
                                                                      Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,         In January and July each year, semi-annual average
 Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and                                                                                                   indexes will be published for Pittsburgh, PA. Bimonthly
 Salem Counties; Delaware Portion: New Castle County; and             Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina,
                                                                      Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West V irginia                                             indexes have been discontinued. Butler County was
 Maryland Portion: Cecil County                                                                                                                              added to the area definition.

                                                         MAY INDEXES ARE SCHEDULED FOR RELEASE AT 8:30 A.M., JUNE 15, 2001
Table 2. Consumer Price Index and percent change, all items, U.S. city average and selected areas 1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted
                                                              All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)                  Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
                                                          Indexes            Percent change to               Indexes           Percent change to
                                                                              Apr. 2001 from --                                 Apr. 2001 from --
                                                        Mar.       Apr.      Apr.     Feb.      Mar.       Mar.      Apr.      Apr.     Feb.      Mar.
                                                        2001      2001      2000     2001      2001        2001     2001     2000      2001      2001
U.S. city average ...……………………………...........            176.2      176.9        3.3      0.6       0.4     172.6    173.5          3.3      0.6          0.5
Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI .......………………           177.1      178.4        3.8      -0.1      0.7     171.4    172.6          3.8      -0.2         0.7
Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA .………           176.2      176.6        3.5       0.7      0.2     169.1    169.6          3.4       0.8         0.3
New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,
  NY-NJ-CT-PA ...........……………………………...                186.4      186.6        2.9      0.7       0.1     181.8    181.9          2.9      0.6          0.1
Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT ..…………             190.9          -          -         -       -      189.3         -           -        -           -
Cleveland-Akron, OH ..................……………………         172.3          -          -         -       -      163.9         -           -        -           -
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ..……………………………….                  168.9          -          -         -       -      168.5         -           -        -           -
Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (1) …………             109.7          -          -         -       -      109.4         -           -        -           -

 Atlanta, GA……………………….................…………                  -     176.6        3.9      0.7        -          -    173.8          3.9      0.6           -
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI ………………………......                -     174.5        3.7      0.8        -          -    169.1          3.7      0.8           -
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX .....…………………                -     159.5        4.4      0.6        -          -    157.8          4.2      0.7           -
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ....………………………..                  -     172.8        3.5      0.5        -          -    170.4          3.5      0.6           -
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,
    PA-NJ-DE-MD ..............……………………………                   -     181.2        3.1      1.2        -          -    180.7          2.8      1.4           -
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ....………….               -     189.1        5.8      0.6        -          -    184.9          5.7      0.8           -
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ..…………………..                  -      184.2        3.6      0.1        -          -    179.4          3.5      0.1           -
(1) Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.



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