Consumer Price Index News Release

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 8:30 a.m. (EDT) Thursday, March 18, 2010  USDL-10-0317
 
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 (NOTE: This release was reissued on Friday, July 16, 2010, to correct
 errors in the January-February 2010 data. Corrections have been made
 to Table 7.  There were no changes made to the text of the release.)
 
 
                 Consumer Price Index - February 2010
 
 On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All
 Urban Consumers (CPI-U) was unchanged in February, the U.S. Bureau of
 Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the index
 increased 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The unchanged all items index was the result of a decline in the
 energy index being offset by slight increases in the indexes for food
 and for all items less food and energy. Within the latter group,
 declines in the indexes for apparel and household furnishings and
 operations were more than offset by continuing increases in the
 indexes for medical care and used cars and trucks. The 12-month
 increase in the index for all items less food and energy now stands
 at 1.3 percent, the lowest since February 2004.
 
 The food index also edged up in February. The food at home index rose
 slightly, the net result of the major grocery store food group
 indexes posting a mix of modest increases and decreases. In contrast,
 the energy index declined in February. Decreases in the indexes for
 gasoline, electricity, and fuel oil more than offset an increase in
 the index for natural gas.

 
Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.   ended 
                              2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2010  2010   Feb.  
                                                                         2010  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .4    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2    .0      2.1
  Food......................    .0   -.1    .0    .1    .1    .2    .1      -.2
   Food at home.............   -.1   -.3    .0    .0    .2    .4    .1     -1.5
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .1    .1    .2    .1    .1    .1      1.4
  Energy....................   3.7    .6    .6   2.2    .8   2.8   -.5     14.4
   Energy commodities.......   6.7   1.1    .4   3.0   1.6   4.9  -1.3     34.4
    Gasoline (all types)....   6.9    .9    .3   2.7   2.3   4.4  -1.4     36.8
    Fuel oil (1)............   5.0   -.3   2.2   7.4    .0   6.1  -2.4     19.3
   Energy services..........    .1   -.1    .8   1.1   -.3    .0    .5     -4.2
    Electricity.............   -.1    .3    .8   1.2   -.2  -1.1   -.5     -2.7
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............    .5  -1.5    .7    .9   -.7   3.5   3.9     -8.4
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .2    .2    .0    .1   -.1    .1      1.3
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.2    .3    .4    .2    .1    .1   -.1      2.5
    New vehicles............  -1.0    .3   1.4    .5   -.2   -.5    .1      3.5
    Used cars and trucks....   2.0   1.7   3.1   1.9   2.2   1.5    .7     14.1
    Apparel.................    .0    .2   -.3   -.3    .4   -.1   -.7       .0
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .5    .6    .2    .1   -.1    .7    .8      3.5
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .1    .1    .0    .1   -.2    .1       .9
    Shelter.................    .1    .0    .0   -.2    .0   -.5    .0      -.4
    Transportation services     .5    .7    .5    .5    .3   -.3    .4      3.3
    Medical care services...    .2    .3    .2    .3    .2    .5    .4      3.7

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.


 Consumer Price Index Data for February 2010
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.1 percent in February after increasing 0.2
 percent in January. The indexes for food away from home and food at
 home both rose 0.1 percent. Within the latter group, the index for
 meats, poultry, fish, and eggs posted the largest increase among
 major grocery store food groups, rising 0.4 percent as the indexes
 for pork and for eggs both rose 2.6 percent. The index for other food
 at home rose 0.2 percent, and the index for cereals and bakery
 products was unchanged. The indexes for fruits and vegetables and for
 dairy and related products both decreased 0.1 percent in February
 after rising in January, and the nonalcoholic beverages index fell
 0.4 percent. Over the last 12 months, the food index declined 0.2
 percent, with the index for food away from home rising 1.4 percent
 but the food at home index falling 1.5 percent.
 
 Energy
 
 After rising 2.8 percent in January, the energy index declined 0.5
 percent in February, the first decrease since April 2009. The decline
 was the result of a decrease in the gasoline index, which fell 1.4
 percent. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices fell 2.8
 percent in February.) The index for household energy rose 0.4 percent
 in February due to an increase in the index for natural gas, which
 rose 3.9 percent in February after increasing 3.5 percent in January.
 This more than offset declines in the fuel oil index, which fell 2.4
 percent, and the electricity index, which fell 0.5 percent, its third
 consecutive decrease. Over the last 12 months the energy index has
 risen 14.4 percent with the gasoline index up 36.8 percent but the
 index for household energy down 3.0 percent.
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy, which declined 0.1
 percent in January, increased 0.1 percent in February. The medical
 care index rose in February, increasing 0.5 percent for the second
 straight month. The index for medical care services increased 0.4
 percent and the medical care commodities index rose 0.8 percent with
 the prescription drug index up 0.6 percent. The index for used cars
 and trucks continued to rise, increasing 0.7 percent in February,
 while the index for new vehicles rose 0.1 percent. The shelter index,
 which declined in January, was unchanged in February, as both rent
 and owners' equivalent rent were unchanged. The apparel index
 decreased 0.7 percent, as did the index for airline fares. The index
 for household furnishings and operations declined 0.4 percent, and
 the index for recreation fell 0.1 percent.
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 2.1 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 216.741
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index was unchanged prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 2.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 212.544 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index was
 unchanged prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 2.2 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-2008 period are subject to revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for March 2010 is scheduled to be released
 on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 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.
      
 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.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Regions Defined
 
 The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed
 below.
 
 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2005 through December 2009 were replaced in January
 2010.  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:
 46 of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2010.
 
 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 2010, BLS adjusted 30
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov.  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.
 
 


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Feb. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Jan.       Feb.                      Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                                                              2010       2010      Feb.    Jan.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Dec.    Jan.    Feb. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    216.687    216.741     2.1     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.0 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    649.098    649.259       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.223    219.140    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.0 
   Food.......................................     13.738    218.874    218.778    -0.2     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.801    215.404    215.118    -1.5    -0.1     0.2     0.4     0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.108    250.725    251.361    -1.1     0.3     0.4    -0.5     0.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.745    201.870    202.343    -2.7     0.2    -0.1     0.4     0.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .820    198.949    198.800    -2.8    -0.1     0.5     2.1    -0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.153    279.119    274.963    -1.3    -1.5     0.4     1.3    -0.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .952    163.684    162.775    -0.9    -0.6     0.0     0.2    -0.4 
     Other food at home.......................      2.023    190.994    191.572    -0.4     0.3     0.2    -0.3     0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .295    199.777    201.942     2.7     1.1     0.3    -0.3     1.4 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    200.220    200.919    -2.2     0.3     0.6     0.2    -0.1 
      Other foods.............................      1.496    204.719    205.008    -0.8     0.1     0.2    -0.3     0.0 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .439    121.564    121.172    -1.1    -0.3     1.0    -0.7    -0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.937    224.916    225.081     1.4     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    157.517    158.569     2.5     0.7     0.0     0.3     0.7 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.056    222.401    222.496     1.3     0.0     0.0    -0.1    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.960    215.925    215.841    -0.6     0.0     0.0    -0.3     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     32.289    247.950    248.001    -0.4     0.0     0.0    -0.5     0.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.966    249.144    249.017     0.3    -0.1     0.0     0.0     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .769    125.778    128.991    -5.0     2.6     0.1    -2.1     0.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     25.206    256.591    256.483     0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.593    256.589    256.479     0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .347    124.360    124.439     3.1     0.1     1.3     0.4     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.081    211.381    210.819    -1.3    -0.3    -0.1     0.5     0.5 
    Household energy..........................      4.028    187.330    186.345    -3.0    -0.5    -0.2     0.5     0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .276    280.850    277.284    14.5    -1.3     0.9     6.9    -1.3 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.752    190.439    189.549    -4.2    -0.5    -0.3     0.0     0.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.052    166.857    168.078     6.6     0.7     0.4     0.8     0.7 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.590    127.209    126.945    -1.7    -0.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.4 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    149.510    149.707    -0.3     0.1     0.0    -0.4     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.695    116.678    118.869     0.0     1.9     0.4    -0.1    -0.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .903    109.762    111.351    -3.3     1.4    -0.2     0.2    -0.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.580    103.353    106.818     1.0     3.4     0.9     0.1    -0.9 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .196    113.248    114.318     0.7     0.9    -0.2     1.0    -1.1 
   Footwear...................................       .721    127.205    127.737     2.8     0.4     0.2     0.3    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.685    190.512    189.577    11.8    -0.5     0.7     1.3    -0.1 
   Private transportation.....................     15.497    186.308    185.274    12.4    -0.6     0.7     1.6    -0.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.386     96.660     97.020     5.2     0.4     0.3     0.2     0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      3.573    138.743    138.851     3.5     0.1    -0.2    -0.5     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.012    139.174    140.218    14.1     0.8     2.2     1.5     0.7 
    Motor fuel................................      4.525    234.106    227.674    36.0    -2.7     1.7     4.8    -1.3 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.337    233.727    227.198    36.8    -2.8     2.3     4.4    -1.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .401    135.277    135.649     1.1     0.3     0.4     0.4     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.167    245.567    245.969     1.8     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.2 
   Public transportation......................      1.187    241.058    241.967     4.5     0.4     1.2    -1.8    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.513    382.688    385.907     3.6     0.8     0.1     0.5     0.5 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.611    310.494    312.864     3.5     0.8    -0.1     0.7     0.8 
   Medical care services......................      4.902    404.937    408.447     3.7     0.9     0.2     0.5     0.4 
    Professional services.....................      2.796    324.397    325.969     2.8     0.5     0.2     0.5     0.2 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.619    588.631    598.549     7.2     1.7     0.6     0.4     1.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.437    113.310    113.345    -1.0     0.0    -0.3    -0.1    -0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.894     99.940     99.532    -2.1    -0.4    -0.1    -0.2    -0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.434    129.072    129.105     2.3     0.0     0.2     0.3     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      3.035    195.850    196.137     4.7     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .200    500.551    502.812     7.0     0.5     0.4     0.4     0.7 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.835    562.841    563.544     4.6     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.399     84.974     84.905     0.0    -0.1     0.1     0.2    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.225     81.817     81.743    -0.4    -0.1     0.0     0.1    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.392    102.729    102.288     0.4    -0.4     0.2     0.0    -0.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .833      9.457      9.540    -3.9     0.9    -0.5     0.4     0.9 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .246     78.323     77.961   -11.1    -0.5    -0.5    -0.6    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.483    377.652    377.992     7.6     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .871    786.857    785.714    28.5    -0.1     0.3     0.4    -0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.612    205.789    206.137     1.4     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .688    161.627    162.029    -0.3     0.2     0.3    -0.4     0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .642    228.629    228.107     1.0    -0.2     0.0     0.1    -0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.048    349.605    350.780     2.8     0.3     0.2     0.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.816    173.646    173.419     4.5    -0.1     0.3     0.8    -0.2 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.223    219.140    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.021    149.439    149.162     7.5    -0.2     0.4     1.1    -0.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.044    187.484    186.882    11.5    -0.3     0.7     1.6    -0.3 
    Apparel...................................      3.695    116.678    118.869     0.0     1.9     0.4    -0.1    -0.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.349    235.821    233.447    15.8    -1.0     0.8     2.3    -0.3 
   Durables...................................      9.978    111.731    111.753     2.3     0.0     0.3     0.0     0.0 
 Services.....................................     60.184    259.459    259.792     0.6     0.1     0.1    -0.2     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.942    258.382    258.435    -0.4     0.0     0.0    -0.3    -0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .347    124.360    124.439     3.1     0.1     1.3     0.4     0.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.752    190.439    189.549    -4.2    -0.5    -0.3     0.0     0.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.052    166.857    168.078     6.6     0.7     0.4     0.8     0.7 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    149.510    149.707    -0.3     0.1     0.0    -0.4     0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      6.060    255.216    256.365     3.3     0.5     0.3    -0.3     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      4.902    404.937    408.447     3.7     0.9     0.2     0.5     0.4 
  Other services..............................     11.347    306.916    307.171     1.9     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.262    216.362    216.440     2.5     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.0 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.711    206.892    206.948     3.4     0.0     0.2     0.5     0.0 
 All items less medical care..................     93.487    208.499    208.432     2.0     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.0 
 Commodities less food........................     26.078    152.035    151.767     7.3    -0.2     0.4     1.1    -0.3 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.100    189.578    189.015    10.8    -0.3     0.6     1.6    -0.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.405    233.498    231.353    14.3    -0.9     0.7     2.1    -0.3 
 Nondurables..................................     29.838    203.588    203.219     5.3    -0.2     0.3     0.9    -0.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.243    280.730    281.432     1.7     0.3     0.2     0.1     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.282    248.023    248.178     0.3     0.1     0.1    -0.2    -0.1 
 Energy.......................................      8.553    208.026    204.455    14.4    -1.7     0.8     2.8    -0.5 
 All items less energy........................     91.447    219.287    219.708     1.1     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.708    220.086    220.602     1.3     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.276    143.125    143.711     2.5     0.4     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      4.801    238.069    231.735    34.4    -2.7     1.6     4.9    -1.3 
   Services less energy services..............     56.432    266.519    266.967     0.9     0.2     0.1    -0.2     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .461     $ .461       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .154     $ .154       -       -       -       -       - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      May     Aug.    Nov.    Feb.    Aug.    Feb. 
                                                                                      2009    2009    2009    2010    2009    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  216.859   217.224   217.587   217.591     0.3     4.8     2.4     1.4     2.5     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  217.952   218.253   218.731   218.838    -1.6    -0.7     0.3     1.6    -1.1     1.0 
   Food....................................  217.482   217.801   218.339   218.494    -1.9    -0.9     0.1     1.9    -1.4     1.0 
    Food at home...........................  213.206   213.655   214.479   214.628    -4.8    -2.6    -1.2     2.7    -3.7     0.7 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.806   252.805   251.452   251.354    -3.3    -1.1     0.7    -0.7    -2.2     0.0 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  200.929   200.779   201.682   202.506    -6.3    -4.0    -3.4     3.2    -5.1    -0.2 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  193.914   194.792   198.949   198.800   -15.6    -7.3     3.2    10.5   -11.5     6.8 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  268.326   269.428   272.854   272.571    -3.1    -3.5    -4.9     6.5    -3.3     0.6 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.164   162.202   162.499   161.872    -0.7    -0.6    -1.5    -0.7    -0.6    -1.1 
     Other food at home....................  190.868   191.326   190.812   191.211    -2.2    -0.5     0.3     0.7    -1.4     0.5 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  198.960   199.524   198.862   201.656    -0.2    -1.3     6.8     5.5    -0.7     6.2 
      Fats and oils........................  197.875   199.004   199.460   199.352    -5.2    -2.3    -4.0     3.0    -3.8    -0.5 
      Other foods..........................  205.086   205.455   204.762   204.793    -2.2     0.0    -0.3    -0.6    -1.1    -0.5 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.263   122.422   121.564   121.172     0.8    -3.0    -2.0    -0.3    -1.1    -1.2 
    Food away from home (1)................  224.633   224.789   224.916   225.081     1.9     1.2     1.7     0.8     1.5     1.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  157.027   156.990   157.517   158.569     1.0     4.2     0.8     4.0     2.6     2.4 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  222.717   222.792   222.488   221.954     1.4     2.4     2.8    -1.4     1.9     0.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.881   216.880   216.185   216.181    -1.0    -0.5     0.1    -1.3    -0.7    -0.6 
   Shelter.................................  249.173   249.216   248.029   247.976     1.1     0.0    -0.8    -1.9     0.6    -1.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  248.786   248.788   248.885   248.813     1.7     0.1    -0.7     0.0     0.9    -0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  132.339   132.480   129.698   129.776    -6.3    -5.6    -0.9    -7.5    -6.0    -4.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  256.721   256.708   256.509   256.449     1.8     0.5    -0.8    -0.4     1.2    -0.6 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  256.721   256.708   256.507   256.445     1.8     0.5    -0.8    -0.4     1.2    -0.6 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  122.243   123.812   124.360   124.439     0.1     3.7     1.4     7.4     1.9     4.3 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  211.881   211.685   212.757   213.770   -14.2    -1.9     8.8     3.6    -8.3     6.2 
    Household energy.......................  188.492   188.120   188.982   189.753   -18.4    -3.8     9.7     2.7   -11.4     6.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  260.250   262.649   280.850   277.284   -25.4    23.8    44.1    28.9    -3.9    36.3 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  192.829   192.284   192.250   193.283   -17.9    -5.5     7.5     0.9   -11.9     4.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  164.557   165.138   166.463   167.696     7.0     6.6     5.1     7.9     6.8     6.5 
   Household furnishings and operations....  127.605   127.577   127.392   126.879     0.7    -2.5    -2.7    -2.3    -0.9    -2.5 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.135   150.172   149.510   149.707    -1.8     2.8    -1.0    -1.1     0.5    -1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.247   120.684   120.613   119.814    -1.0     3.9    -1.2    -1.4     1.4    -1.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.382   112.109   112.296   111.748    -5.2    -1.2    -4.6    -2.2    -3.3    -3.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  108.114   109.085   109.196   108.261    -0.2     7.5    -3.5     0.5     3.6    -1.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  113.941   113.668   114.757   113.551     2.7     9.4    -7.2    -1.4     6.0    -4.4 
   Footwear................................  128.697   128.979   129.343   128.641     3.1     4.5     3.8    -0.2     3.8     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  189.647   191.018   193.593   193.332     0.2    30.3    12.8     8.0    14.2    10.4 
   Private transportation..................  185.085   186.356   189.316   189.062     0.8    31.9    12.2     8.9    15.3    10.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   95.996    96.255    96.422    96.794     4.1     2.3    11.8     3.4     3.2     7.5 
     New vehicles..........................  138.532   138.214   137.470   137.648     6.9     0.6     9.4    -2.5     3.7     3.3 
     Used cars and trucks..................  135.010   137.922   139.990   140.963    -2.3    12.5    29.9    18.8     4.9    24.3 
    Motor fuel.............................  232.878   236.762   248.088   244.826    -7.7   156.6    18.2    22.2    53.9    20.2 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  232.144   237.449   247.897   244.409    -4.5   154.5    17.2    22.9    55.9    20.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  134.234   134.781   135.277   135.649     0.7    -2.4     2.1     4.3    -0.9     3.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  245.511   245.417   245.567   245.969     1.3     1.7     3.4     0.7     1.5     2.0 
   Public transportation...................  246.516   249.551   245.058   244.713    -7.7     9.4    21.6    -2.9     0.5     8.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  380.212   380.732   382.737   384.703     3.5     2.7     3.6     4.8     3.1     4.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  308.546   308.221   310.494   312.864     3.4     1.5     3.6     5.7     2.4     4.7 
   Medical care services...................  402.295   403.177   405.006   406.755     3.5     3.1     3.5     4.5     3.3     4.0 
    Professional services..................  322.528   323.045   324.784   325.373     2.6     2.4     2.8     3.6     2.5     3.2 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  581.662   585.044   587.561   593.869     6.9     6.6     6.6     8.7     6.8     7.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.968   113.598   113.524   113.415    -1.4     1.7    -2.2    -1.9     0.2    -2.1 
   Video and audio (2).....................  100.563   100.440   100.255    99.571    -0.6    -0.8    -3.1    -3.9    -0.7    -3.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  128.255   128.528   128.872   129.141     2.9     2.4     1.1     2.8     2.7     2.0 
   Education (2)...........................  193.869   194.587   195.209   196.252     5.5     5.6     3.0     5.0     5.5     4.0 
    Educational books and supplies.........  494.815   496.737   498.880   502.169     5.6     9.8     6.5     6.1     7.7     6.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  557.176   559.232   561.001   563.950     5.5     5.2     2.7     5.0     5.3     3.8 
   Communication (2).......................   84.770    84.815    84.974    84.905     0.5    -0.7    -0.6     0.6    -0.1     0.0 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.688    81.728    81.817    81.743    -0.1    -1.0    -0.7     0.3    -0.5    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.528   102.707   102.729   102.288     1.5     1.6    -0.6    -0.9     1.5    -0.8 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.467     9.423     9.457     9.540    -5.9   -10.8    -1.3     3.1    -8.4     0.9 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   78.784    78.356    77.925    77.518   -14.6   -20.8    -1.5    -6.3   -17.8    -3.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  376.960   377.651   377.853   378.091    22.0     4.7     3.8     1.2    13.0     2.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  781.538   783.794   786.857   785.714   114.7    13.2     9.7     2.2    55.9     5.9 
   Personal care...........................  205.770   206.065   205.935   206.209     1.2     1.7     1.6     0.9     1.4     1.3 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.753   162.275   161.627   162.029     1.3    -1.4    -1.8     0.7     0.0    -0.5 
    Personal care services (1).............  228.358   228.343   228.629   228.107     3.1     0.0     1.4    -0.4     1.5     0.5 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  349.284   349.935   350.113   351.082     0.9     3.6     4.8     2.1     2.2     3.4 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  173.284   173.830   175.196   174.878     0.9    10.5     4.2     3.7     5.6     4.0 
  Food and beverages.......................  217.952   218.253   218.731   218.838    -1.6    -0.7     0.3     1.6    -1.1     1.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  149.463   150.092   151.759   151.280     2.5    18.1     6.6     5.0    10.0     5.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  188.385   189.796   192.765   192.192    -2.8    36.8     7.3     8.3    15.4     7.8 
    Apparel................................  120.247   120.684   120.613   119.814    -1.0     3.9    -1.2    -1.4     1.4    -1.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  234.760   236.606   241.982   241.214    -1.7    50.9     8.8    11.5    21.8    10.1 
   Durables................................  111.269   111.607   111.565   111.514     1.9    -0.3     6.9     0.9     0.8     3.8 
 Services..................................  260.129   260.290   259.716   260.045     0.0     1.0     1.2    -0.1     0.5     0.6 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  259.852   259.963   259.168   258.517     1.0    -0.1    -0.4    -2.0     0.5    -1.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   122.243   123.812   124.360   124.439     0.1     3.7     1.4     7.4     1.9     4.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  192.829   192.284   192.250   193.283   -17.9    -5.5     7.5     0.9   -11.9     4.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  164.557   165.138   166.463   167.696     7.0     6.6     5.1     7.9     6.8     6.5 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.135   150.172   149.510   149.707    -1.8     2.8    -1.0    -1.1     0.5    -1.0 
  Transportation services..................  255.733   256.494   255.735   256.676     1.0     3.4     7.3     1.5     2.2     4.3 
  Medical care services....................  402.295   403.177   405.006   406.755     3.5     3.1     3.5     4.5     3.3     4.0 
  Other services...........................  306.204   306.521   306.985   307.265     1.5     3.7     0.9     1.4     2.6     1.2 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  216.787   217.160   217.489   217.469     0.7     5.8     2.8     1.3     3.2     2.0 
 All items less shelter....................  206.649   207.147   208.128   208.155    -0.1     7.2     4.0     2.9     3.5     3.5 
 All items less medical care...............  208.770   209.126   209.424   209.353     0.1     5.0     2.3     1.1     2.5     1.7 
 Commodities less food.....................  152.066   152.681   154.302   153.820     2.4    17.4     6.4     4.7     9.7     5.6 
 Nondurables less food.....................  190.304   191.439   194.517   193.959    -2.2    34.3     6.2     7.9    14.6     7.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  232.549   234.233   239.081   238.287    -1.5    45.8     8.0    10.2    19.8     9.1 
 Nondurables...............................  203.673   204.280   206.144   205.792    -2.2    15.9     4.2     4.2     6.5     4.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  280.508   281.171   281.417   282.121    -1.2     2.0     3.7     2.3     0.4     3.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  248.944   249.198   248.690   248.541    -0.1     0.6     1.4    -0.6     0.2     0.4 
 Energy....................................  208.041   209.699   215.536   214.379   -13.6    56.8    14.2    12.8    16.4    13.5 
 All items less energy.....................  219.462   219.695   219.524   219.646     1.6     1.0     1.3     0.3     1.3     0.8 
  All items less food and energy...........  220.546   220.764   220.463   220.579     2.3     1.4     1.6     0.1     1.9     0.8 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.513   143.702   143.863   143.761     4.6     1.2     3.6     0.7     2.9     2.1 
    Energy commodities.....................  235.831   239.662   251.449   248.149    -9.0   145.5    19.6    22.6    49.5    21.1 
   Services less energy services...........  267.018   267.248   266.630   266.894     1.4     1.5     0.8    -0.2     1.5     0.3 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-U                      Pricing                                          Feb. 2010 from--   Jan. 2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2010      2010    Feb.  Dec.  Jan.  Jan.  Nov.  Dec.
                                                                                                2009  2009  2010  2009  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      216.330   215.949   216.687   216.741   2.1   0.4   0.0   2.6   0.2   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      231.708   231.462   232.294   232.382   2.5   0.4   0.0   3.0   0.3   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      233.785   233.475   234.109   234.183   2.1   0.3   0.0   2.7   0.1   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      137.646   137.597   138.416   138.491   3.4   0.6   0.1   3.8   0.6   0.6 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      206.247   205.613   206.564   206.563   2.5   0.5   0.0   2.9   0.2   0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      207.277   206.399   207.325   207.329   2.3   0.5   0.0   2.6   0.0   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.952   131.742   132.417   132.451   2.6   0.5   0.0   2.9   0.4   0.5 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      203.047   202.738   203.490   203.274   3.5   0.3  -0.1   3.9   0.2   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      209.738   209.476   210.056   210.020   2.3   0.3   0.0   2.8   0.2   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.424   210.971   211.762   211.503   1.7   0.3  -0.1   2.3   0.2   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.342   133.252   133.517   133.575   2.5   0.2   0.0   3.0   0.1   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      213.372   213.159   213.873   214.007   3.5   0.4   0.1   3.9   0.2   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      219.728   219.307   219.989   220.179   1.4   0.4   0.1   1.9   0.1   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      223.489   223.058   223.852   223.989   1.4   0.4   0.1   1.8   0.2   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.335   133.132   133.366   133.513   1.4   0.3   0.1   2.1   0.0   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      197.697   197.246   197.948   197.949   1.8   0.4   0.0   2.3   0.1   0.4 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      133.663   133.535   133.954   134.028   2.4   0.4   0.1   2.9   0.2   0.3 
   D.........................................    M      209.567   209.192   209.984   210.098   3.0   0.4   0.1   3.2   0.2   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      212.206   211.185   212.104   212.456   2.5   0.6   0.2   2.2   0.0   0.4 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      224.317   223.643   224.610   224.620   1.4   0.4   0.0   1.8   0.1   0.4 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      238.777   238.427   238.970   238.862   1.8   0.2   0.0   2.4   0.1   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      236.589         -   237.266         -     -     -     -   2.8   0.3     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      201.471         -   203.037         -     -     -     -   2.4   0.8     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      201.958         -   202.106         -     -     -     -   1.8   0.1     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      140.718         -   141.124         -     -     -     -   2.6   0.3     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   200.456         -   202.646   1.7   1.1     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   203.880         -   203.380   0.7  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   190.932         -   192.412   2.4   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   222.943         -   222.505   0.9  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   224.800         -   226.529   2.8   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   224.239         -   226.145   1.8   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   225.596         -   226.085   0.6   0.2     -     -     -     - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Feb. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Jan.       Feb.                      Nov.    Dec.    Jan. 
                                                              2010       2010      Feb.    Jan.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Dec.    Jan.    Feb. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    212.568    212.544     2.8     0.0     0.2     0.3     0.0 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    633.176    633.105       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.354    218.299    -0.2     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Food.......................................     15.333    217.900    217.837    -0.3     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      8.900    214.049    213.839    -1.5    -0.1     0.2     0.4     0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.257    251.195    251.757    -1.2     0.2     0.3    -0.6    -0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.144    201.411    202.139    -2.7     0.4     0.0     0.4     0.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .898    197.663    197.583    -2.7     0.0     0.4     2.1     0.0 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.223    276.025    271.974    -1.4    -1.5     0.5     1.2    -0.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.123    163.439    162.524    -0.8    -0.6     0.1     0.2    -0.3 
     Other food at home.......................      2.254    190.354    190.831    -0.4     0.3     0.3    -0.2     0.1 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .321    198.694    200.880     2.8     1.1     0.1    -0.2     1.4 
      Fats and oils...........................       .259    200.741    201.356    -2.3     0.3     0.6     0.2     0.0 
      Other foods.............................      1.674    204.957    205.117    -0.7     0.1     0.2    -0.3    -0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    122.051    121.482    -1.2    -0.5     0.9    -0.6    -0.5 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.433    225.015    225.168     1.4     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .321    157.670    158.826     2.8     0.7     0.0     0.5     0.7 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.092    223.565    223.621     1.6     0.0     0.0    -0.1    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.753    212.529    212.401    -0.4    -0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     30.171    242.019    242.002     0.0     0.0     0.0    -0.3     0.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.476    247.574    247.448     0.2    -0.1     0.0     0.0     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .432    127.150    130.571    -4.2     2.7    -0.1    -2.0     0.5 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.959    232.463    232.354     0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     20.218    232.463    232.353     0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .303    125.299    125.367     3.6     0.1     1.3     0.7     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.632    209.691    209.171    -1.5    -0.2    -0.1     0.6     0.2 
    Household energy..........................      4.517    184.843    183.918    -3.3    -0.5    -0.3     0.6     0.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .271    284.061    281.157    13.9    -1.0     1.1     7.1    -1.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.246    188.607    187.730    -4.2    -0.5    -0.3     0.2     0.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.114    167.473    168.774     6.8     0.8     0.4     0.8     0.8 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.950    123.339    123.097    -1.4    -0.2     0.0    -0.1    -0.4 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .369    151.499    151.535    -0.4     0.0    -0.2    -0.6     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.788    116.310    118.607    -0.1     2.0     0.2     0.0    -0.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .945    109.893    111.575    -4.1     1.5    -0.5     0.0    -0.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    102.860    106.496     0.9     3.5     0.9     0.1    -0.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .285    117.028    117.789     1.5     0.7    -0.1     1.6    -1.2 
   Footwear...................................       .781    127.267    127.843     2.7     0.5     0.2     0.1    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     18.647    189.544    188.406    13.5    -0.6     1.1     1.7    -0.1 
   Private transportation.....................     17.881    186.457    185.268    13.9    -0.6     1.0     1.8    -0.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.952     95.464     95.819     6.8     0.4     0.6     0.3     0.4 
     New vehicles.............................      3.385    139.857    139.905     3.4     0.0    -0.2    -0.5     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.944    140.023    141.079    14.3     0.8     2.2     1.5     0.7 
    Motor fuel................................      5.774    235.083    228.569    36.0    -2.8     2.2     4.9    -1.2 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.530    234.825    228.207    36.8    -2.8     2.4     4.4    -1.5 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .472    135.383    135.694     1.1     0.2     0.4     0.4     0.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.180    247.975    248.479     1.7     0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Public transportation......................       .766    239.739    240.418     4.8     0.3     1.3    -1.8    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.261    383.443    386.919     3.8     0.9     0.2     0.5     0.6 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.301    301.890    304.320     3.5     0.8    -0.1     0.7     0.8 
   Medical care services......................      3.961    407.286    411.114     3.9     0.9     0.3     0.5     0.5 
    Professional services.....................      2.195    327.439    329.020     2.9     0.5     0.2     0.6     0.1 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.339    587.101    598.149     7.9     1.9     0.6     0.4     1.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.031    109.964    110.076    -1.1     0.1    -0.3     0.0     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      2.046    100.473    100.084    -1.7    -0.4    -0.1    -0.1    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.175    124.293    124.334     1.8     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.327    193.049    193.641     4.8     0.3     0.3     0.3     0.6 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196    503.416    505.356     6.8     0.4     0.4     0.4     0.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.131    542.531    544.155     4.6     0.3     0.3     0.3     0.6 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.848     87.617     87.501    -0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.715     85.433     85.314    -0.4    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.906    102.504    102.038     0.1    -0.5     0.2    -0.1    -0.5 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .809      9.978     10.077    -3.5     1.0    -0.3     0.4     1.0 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .225     78.278     77.939   -11.1    -0.4    -0.6    -0.3    -0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.919    404.632    404.722    10.7     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.397    791.959    790.710    28.6    -0.2     0.3     0.4    -0.2 
   Personal care..............................      2.522    203.575    203.824     1.2     0.1     0.2     0.0     0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .733    161.689    162.073    -0.3     0.2     0.3    -0.3     0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .577    228.793    228.169     0.9    -0.3     0.0     0.1    -0.3 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.019    351.329    352.366     2.6     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.589    176.413    176.118     5.7    -0.2     0.5     0.9    -0.1 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.354    218.299    -0.2     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.164    153.834    153.444     9.4    -0.3     0.7     1.3    -0.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     16.703    195.981    195.059    13.6    -0.5     0.8     1.9    -0.4 
    Apparel...................................      3.788    116.310    118.607    -0.1     2.0     0.2     0.0    -0.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.915    249.801    246.914    18.6    -1.2     0.9     2.5    -0.5 
   Durables...................................     10.461    112.511    112.618     3.7     0.1     0.5     0.1     0.1 
 Services.....................................     56.411    254.918    255.199     0.7     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.868    233.252    233.234    -0.1     0.0     0.0    -0.2    -0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .303    125.299    125.367     3.6     0.1     1.3     0.7     0.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.246    188.607    187.730    -4.2    -0.5    -0.3     0.2     0.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.114    167.473    168.774     6.8     0.8     0.4     0.8     0.8 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .369    151.499    151.535    -0.4     0.0    -0.2    -0.6     0.0 
  Transportation services.....................      5.918    255.577    256.809     3.5     0.5     0.3    -0.2     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      3.961    407.286    411.114     3.9     0.9     0.3     0.5     0.5 
  Other services..............................     10.631    293.972    294.230     1.7     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.667    211.440    211.423     3.4     0.0     0.3     0.4     0.0 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.829    204.128    204.101     4.1     0.0     0.3     0.6     0.0 
 All items less medical care..................     94.739    205.589    205.461     2.8    -0.1     0.2     0.3     0.0 
 Commodities less food........................     28.256    156.200    155.820     9.1    -0.2     0.6     1.3    -0.3 
 Nondurables less food........................     17.795    197.701    196.831    12.8    -0.4     0.8     1.8    -0.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.007    246.455    243.829    17.1    -1.1     0.8     2.3    -0.5 
 Nondurables..................................     33.128    207.611    207.092     6.3    -0.2     0.4     1.1    -0.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.543    247.985    248.586     1.6     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.450    244.090    244.205     0.4     0.0     0.1    -0.1     0.0 
 Energy.......................................     10.291    208.222    204.494    15.5    -1.8     1.1     3.1    -0.6 
 All items less energy........................     89.709    214.048    214.472     1.5     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     74.376    213.647    214.172     1.9     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.211    145.065    145.722     3.7     0.5     0.3     0.2     0.0 
    Energy commodities........................      6.045    238.217    231.808    34.8    -2.7     2.1     5.0    -1.2 
   Services less energy services..............     52.165    262.146    262.559     1.1     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .470     $ .470       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .158     $ .158       -       -       -       -       - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      May     Aug.    Nov.    Feb.    Aug.    Feb. 
                                                                                      2009    2009    2009    2010    2009    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  212.417   212.920   213.638   213.644     0.4     6.2     2.8     2.3     3.3     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  217.109   217.426   217.876   218.037    -1.8    -0.7     0.2     1.7    -1.3     1.0 
   Food....................................  216.553   216.887   217.376   217.593    -2.0    -1.0     0.0     1.9    -1.5     1.0 
    Food at home...........................  211.914   212.400   213.166   213.428    -4.7    -2.7    -1.4     2.9    -3.7     0.7 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  252.586   253.427   251.835   251.687    -3.0    -1.2     0.9    -1.4    -2.1    -0.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  200.374   200.365   201.172   202.401    -6.5    -4.2    -3.6     4.1    -5.4     0.2 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  192.695   193.546   197.663   197.583   -15.4    -7.3     3.5    10.5   -11.4     7.0 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  265.811   267.011   270.176   270.020    -3.2    -3.6    -5.0     6.5    -3.4     0.6 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.582   161.738   162.068   161.550    -0.3    -1.0    -1.8    -0.1    -0.6    -1.0 
     Other food at home....................  190.110   190.619   190.215   190.493    -2.2    -0.2     0.0     0.8    -1.2     0.4 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  197.888   198.163   197.745   200.465    -0.1    -0.5     6.7     5.3    -0.3     6.0 
      Fats and oils........................  198.650   199.828   200.194   200.243    -6.3    -2.3    -3.8     3.2    -4.3    -0.3 
      Other foods..........................  205.097   205.590   205.030   204.886    -1.9     0.1    -0.6    -0.4    -0.9    -0.5 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.647   122.796   122.051   121.482     0.4    -2.9    -1.9    -0.5    -1.3    -1.2 
    Food away from home (1)................  224.815   224.940   225.015   225.168     1.8     1.3     1.8     0.6     1.5     1.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  156.853   156.830   157.670   158.826    -0.3     6.3     0.2     5.1     2.9     2.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  223.819   223.876   223.748   223.101     1.7     2.9     3.2    -1.3     2.3     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  213.130   213.065   212.818   212.780    -1.0    -0.3     0.4    -0.7    -0.6    -0.1 
   Shelter.................................  242.620   242.592   241.969   241.916     1.5     0.2    -0.7    -1.2     0.8    -0.9 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.276   247.237   247.305   247.213     1.7     0.0    -0.9    -0.1     0.9    -0.5 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  133.804   133.606   130.907   131.519    -6.2    -4.1     0.0    -6.7    -5.1    -3.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  232.633   232.585   232.351   232.286     1.9     0.5    -0.7    -0.6     1.2    -0.7 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  232.633   232.585   232.351   232.286     1.9     0.5    -0.7    -0.6     1.2    -0.7 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  122.830   124.415   125.299   125.367     0.7     3.7     1.9     8.5     2.2     5.2 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  210.569   210.281   211.617   212.146   -14.2    -1.4     7.9     3.0    -8.0     5.4 
    Household energy.......................  186.409   185.937   187.075   187.283   -18.1    -3.1     8.5     1.9   -10.9     5.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  262.340   265.130   284.061   281.157   -25.8    19.5    44.1    31.9    -5.9    37.9 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  191.296   190.655   191.039   191.397   -17.7    -4.3     6.7     0.2   -11.2     3.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  165.035   165.662   167.045   168.416     6.9     6.6     5.1     8.4     6.8     6.8 
   Household furnishings and operations....  123.776   123.744   123.590   123.126     1.2    -3.0    -1.7    -2.1    -0.9    -1.9 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.747   152.486   151.499   151.535    -0.4     4.5    -2.4    -3.1     2.0    -2.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.871   120.151   120.099   119.483    -1.2     4.0    -1.9    -1.3     1.4    -1.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.900   112.285   112.252   111.820    -6.0    -0.6    -5.9    -3.8    -3.3    -4.8 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  107.522   108.442   108.554   107.988    -2.0     7.6    -3.4     1.7     2.7    -0.9 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  116.678   116.548   118.441   117.058     4.7     7.7    -7.0     1.3     6.2    -2.9 
   Footwear................................  128.856   129.173   129.256   128.706     3.6     5.2     2.6    -0.5     4.4     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  187.971   189.949   193.144   192.920    -1.5    36.2    13.5    11.0    15.9    12.2 
   Private transportation..................  184.689   186.609   190.031   189.821    -1.3    37.5    13.2    11.6    16.5    12.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   94.438    95.030    95.343    95.710     2.6     4.3    15.5     5.5     3.5    10.4 
     New vehicles..........................  139.664   139.358   138.596   138.749     6.3     0.8     9.7    -2.6     3.5     3.4 
     Used cars and trucks..................  135.844   138.813   140.866   141.875    -2.2    12.6    30.2    19.0     5.0    24.4 
    Motor fuel.............................  232.924   237.946   249.602   246.705   -11.2   163.6    16.2    25.9    53.0    20.9 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  233.205   238.841   249.318   245.597    -4.7   153.8    17.7    23.0    55.5    20.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  134.346   134.892   135.383   135.694     0.5    -2.5     2.3     4.1    -1.0     3.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  247.972   247.812   247.975   248.479     1.3     1.4     3.5     0.8     1.4     2.1 
   Public transportation...................  244.557   247.857   243.274   242.675    -5.9     9.8    20.5    -3.0     1.6     8.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  380.838   381.504   383.504   385.728     3.7     2.7     3.7     5.2     3.2     4.5 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  299.972   299.777   301.890   304.320     3.5     1.3     3.5     5.9     2.4     4.7 
   Medical care services...................  404.460   405.483   407.372   409.435     3.8     3.2     3.8     5.0     3.5     4.4 
    Professional services..................  325.379   325.933   327.911   328.390     2.7     2.4     2.9     3.8     2.5     3.3 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  579.659   583.389   585.929   593.708     7.5     7.1     7.0    10.1     7.3     8.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.559   110.221   110.176   110.176    -1.1     1.0    -2.7    -1.4    -0.1    -2.0 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.026   100.934   100.793   100.171    -0.2    -0.6    -2.8    -3.3    -0.4    -3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  123.678   123.911   124.142   124.338     2.3     2.1     0.9     2.2     2.2     1.5 
   Education (2)...........................  191.203   191.835   192.430   193.654     5.2     5.4     3.4     5.2     5.3     4.3 
    Educational books and supplies.........  497.706   499.745   501.581   504.554     5.5    10.2     6.1     5.6     7.8     5.9 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  537.418   539.155   540.811   544.275     5.2     5.0     3.1     5.2     5.1     4.2 
   Communication (2).......................   87.469    87.545    87.616    87.501     0.3    -0.2    -0.9     0.1     0.1    -0.4 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.331    85.404    85.433    85.314     0.0    -0.4    -0.9    -0.1    -0.2    -0.5 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.413   102.585   102.504   102.038     1.3     1.5    -0.8    -1.5     1.4    -1.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.969     9.935     9.978    10.077    -6.4    -9.7    -1.7     4.4    -8.1     1.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   78.673    78.163    77.929    77.391   -15.3   -19.8    -1.6    -6.4   -17.6    -4.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  403.360   404.292   404.888   404.813    34.1     5.6     4.6     1.4    19.0     3.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  786.541   789.173   791.959   790.710   116.5    12.6     9.7     2.1    56.1     5.9 
   Personal care...........................  203.399   203.727   203.775   203.895     1.2     1.3     1.3     1.0     1.3     1.1 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.784   162.231   161.689   162.073     1.4    -1.7    -1.5     0.7    -0.2    -0.4 
    Personal care services (1).............  228.614   228.614   228.793   228.169     3.1    -0.1     1.5    -0.8     1.5     0.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  350.374   351.092   352.090   352.853     1.0     2.9     3.7     2.9     1.9     3.3 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  175.805   176.635   178.233   177.989     0.9    13.2     4.9     5.1     6.9     5.0 
  Food and beverages.......................  217.109   217.426   217.876   218.037    -1.8    -0.7     0.2     1.7    -1.3     1.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  153.502   154.519   156.580   156.171     2.6    22.7     7.8     7.1    12.2     7.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  196.863   198.438   202.280   201.470    -1.3    41.7     8.6     9.7    18.3     9.1 
    Apparel................................  119.871   120.151   120.099   119.483    -1.2     4.0    -1.9    -1.3     1.4    -1.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  248.738   251.007   257.262   255.925     0.9    58.4    10.3    12.1    26.4    11.2 
   Durables................................  111.728   112.317   112.382   112.465     1.4     1.0    10.0     2.7     1.2     6.3 
 Services..................................  255.245   255.350   255.157   255.440     0.1     1.1     1.2     0.3     0.6     0.8 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  234.029   234.082   233.607   233.241     1.3     0.1    -0.3    -1.3     0.7    -0.8 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   122.830   124.415   125.299   125.367     0.7     3.7     1.9     8.5     2.2     5.2 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  191.296   190.655   191.039   191.397   -17.7    -4.3     6.7     0.2   -11.2     3.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  165.035   165.662   167.045   168.416     6.9     6.6     5.1     8.4     6.8     6.8 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.747   152.486   151.499   151.535    -0.4     4.5    -2.4    -3.1     2.0    -2.8 
  Transportation services..................  255.455   256.122   255.588   256.694     2.0     3.4     6.6     2.0     2.7     4.2 
  Medical care services....................  404.460   405.483   407.372   409.435     3.8     3.2     3.8     5.0     3.5     4.4 
  Other services...........................  293.299   293.681   294.133   294.301     1.4     3.4     0.5     1.4     2.4     0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  211.499   212.031   212.790   212.759     0.8     7.6     3.3     2.4     4.2     2.9 
 All items less shelter....................  203.704   204.406   205.615   205.643    -0.1     9.0     4.4     3.9     4.4     4.1 
 All items less medical care...............  205.514   206.007   206.680   206.620     0.2     6.4     2.8     2.2     3.3     2.5 
 Commodities less food.....................  155.883   156.879   158.886   158.469     2.5    21.9     7.7     6.8    11.8     7.2 
 Nondurables less food.....................  198.543   200.048   203.681   202.891    -1.2    38.9     8.2     9.1    17.1     8.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  245.496   247.582   253.287   252.038     0.7    53.0     9.7    11.1    24.1    10.4 
 Nondurables...............................  207.442   208.232   210.553   210.177    -2.5    19.4     4.3     5.4     7.9     4.8 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  247.833   248.380   248.589   249.271    -1.5     1.9     3.6     2.3     0.2     3.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  244.619   244.797   244.523   244.557    -0.2     0.7     1.3    -0.1     0.3     0.6 
 Energy....................................  207.897   210.195   216.617   215.259   -14.8    64.5    12.8    14.9    18.4    13.9 
 All items less energy.....................  213.906   214.189   214.235   214.406     2.1     1.3     1.7     0.9     1.7     1.3 
  All items less food and energy...........  213.749   214.023   213.979   214.141     3.0     1.7     2.1     0.7     2.4     1.4 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  145.242   145.608   145.835   145.848     5.9     2.1     5.2     1.7     4.0     3.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  235.286   240.247   252.253   249.339   -12.0   154.3    17.3    26.1    49.6    21.6 
   Services less energy services...........  262.192   262.385   262.136   262.409     1.8     1.6     0.7     0.3     1.7     0.5 

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


 Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-W                      Pricing                                          Feb. 2010 from--   Jan. 2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Nov.      Dec.      Jan.      Feb.                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2010      2010    Feb.  Dec.  Jan.  Jan.  Nov.  Dec.
                                                                                                2009  2009  2010  2009  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      212.003   211.703   212.568   212.544   2.8   0.4   0.0   3.3   0.3   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      229.048   228.794   229.744   229.874   3.1   0.5   0.1   3.6   0.3   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      229.541   229.180   229.919   230.099   2.7   0.4   0.1   3.2   0.2   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.527   138.522   139.364   139.379   4.1   0.6   0.0   4.5   0.6   0.6 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      201.553   200.999   202.180   202.044   3.2   0.5  -0.1   3.6   0.3   0.6 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      201.626   200.820   201.957   201.758   2.9   0.5  -0.1   3.2   0.2   0.6 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.823   131.639   132.502   132.507   3.4   0.7   0.0   3.7   0.5   0.7 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      200.748   200.471   201.414   201.118   3.9   0.3  -0.1   4.4   0.3   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      206.859   206.716   207.405   207.325   3.1   0.3   0.0   3.7   0.3   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      209.161   208.788   209.619   209.288   2.3   0.2  -0.2   3.0   0.2   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.129   132.136   132.508   132.528   3.3   0.3   0.0   3.9   0.3   0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      213.396   213.184   213.984   214.172   4.3   0.5   0.1   4.7   0.3   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      214.228   213.919   214.664   214.710   2.0   0.4   0.0   2.5   0.2   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      216.286   215.988   216.905   216.850   1.9   0.4   0.0   2.4   0.3   0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.149   132.983   133.238   133.325   2.0   0.3   0.1   2.8   0.1   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      196.187   195.779   196.606   196.516   2.4   0.4   0.0   2.9   0.2   0.4 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      133.139   133.072   133.589   133.619   3.2   0.4   0.0   3.7   0.3   0.4 
   D.........................................    M      207.739   207.417   208.297   208.368   3.8   0.5   0.0   4.1   0.3   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      205.136   204.196   205.529   205.627   2.8   0.7   0.0   2.7   0.2   0.7 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      216.618   216.233   217.290   217.090   1.8   0.4  -0.1   2.3   0.3   0.5 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      233.893   233.448   234.067   234.153   2.4   0.3   0.0   2.9   0.1   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      236.859         -   237.999         -     -     -     -   3.4   0.5     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      192.871         -   194.529         -     -     -     -   3.0   0.9     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      205.297         -   205.456         -     -     -     -   3.0   0.1     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      140.608         -   141.155         -     -     -     -   3.5   0.4     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   199.331         -   201.407   2.0   1.0     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   199.614         -   198.913   1.4  -0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   188.842         -   190.351   2.9   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   221.067         -   221.074   1.6   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   224.732         -   226.539   3.3   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   220.121         -   222.049   2.4   0.9     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   220.905         -   221.215   1.1   0.1     -     -     -     - 

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


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

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes         Feb. 2010 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Jan.      Feb.      Feb.      Jan.  
                                                              2010      2010      2009      2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000  R125.628  R125.604       2.2       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   127.981   127.923      -0.3       0.0 
   Food.......................................     13.493   127.962   127.895      -0.4      -0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   123.115   122.940      -1.7      -0.1 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   134.554   134.648       1.3       0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   128.680   128.745       1.1       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074  R128.296  R128.240      -0.7       0.0 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   130.799   130.840      -0.4       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231  R157.973  R157.467      -1.3      -0.3 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    94.503    94.268      -2.0      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    86.984    88.474       0.0       1.7 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   130.159   129.375      13.8      -0.6 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   131.066   130.185      14.6      -0.7 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   118.303   118.725       4.4       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   148.326   149.521       3.3       0.8 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   130.850   131.864       3.2       0.8 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   154.738   156.001       3.3       0.8 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   103.359   103.267      -2.7      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   111.806   111.783       1.4       0.0 
   Education..................................      2.804   180.738   181.011       4.5       0.2 
   Communication..............................      3.484    73.401    73.285      -1.0      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   136.994   137.103       6.1       0.1 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383  R134.619  R134.773       0.4       0.1 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   114.592   114.347       4.9      -0.2 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.555    81.503       1.2      -0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   131.785   131.435       6.2      -0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   119.269   119.518       1.0       0.2 
 Energy.......................................      9.606  R185.213  R181.912      17.1      -1.8 

   R Revised.
 Indexes for 2010 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2009 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: July 16, 2010