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                      CONSUMER PRICE INDEX:  MAY 2009
                                     
 
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
      
      
      The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.3 percent in May before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  Over the last
 12 months the index has fallen 1.3 percent.  This is the largest decline
 since April 1950 and is due mainly to a 27.3 percent decline in the energy
 index.
      
        On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U increased 0.1 percent in
 May after being unchanged in April.     The index for energy, which had
 declined the previous two months, rose 0.2 percent in May as an increase
 in the gasoline index more than offset declines in other energy indexes.
 The food index decreased for the fourth consecutive month, falling 0.2
 percent as the indexes for all major grocery store food groups declined.
      
      The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in May
 following a 0.3 percent increase in April.  The smaller increase was
 partly due to the tobacco and smoking products index, which turned down in
 May after rising sharply in March and April.  In May, the indexes for
 shelter, new and used motor vehicles, and medical care posted increases,
 while the public transportation index fell 1.0 percent and the indexes for
 apparel and tobacco declined slightly.  The index for all items less food
 and energy has increased 1.8 percent over the last 12 months.    
     
     
Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                     Seasonally adjusted                          
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
     Expenditure                                                Compound          
      Category              Changes from preceding month         annual     Un-   
                                                                  rate    adjusted
                                                                 3-mos.   12-mos. 
                      Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May    ended     ended  
                      2008  2008  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  May 2009  May 2009
                                                                                                                                                                    
 All items..........  -1.7   -.8    .3    .4   -.1    .0    .1       -.2      -1.3
  Food and beverages    .2    .1    .1   -.1   -.1   -.2   -.2      -2.0       2.7
  Housing...........   -.1    .0    .0    .0   -.1   -.1   -.1      -1.0        .5
  Apparel...........    .1   -.6    .3   1.3   -.2   -.2   -.2      -2.3        .8
  Transportation....  -9.7  -5.0   1.3   1.9  -1.1   -.4    .8      -2.6     -14.3
  Medical care......    .2    .3    .4    .3    .2    .4    .3       3.5       3.2
  Recreation........    .0   -.2    .0    .4    .0   -.4    .0      -1.6       1.1
  Education and                                                                   
     communication..    .2    .3    .3    .2    .2    .3    .3       3.1       3.4
  Other goods and                                                                 
     services.......    .0    .0    .3    .2   2.7   2.6   -.2      22.3       7.3
 Special indexes:                                                                 
  Energy............ -16.9  -9.3   1.7   3.3  -3.0  -2.4    .2     -18.9     -27.3
  Food..............    .2    .0    .1   -.1   -.1   -.2   -.2      -2.2       2.7
  All items less                                                                  
     food and energy    .1    .0    .2    .2    .2    .3    .1       2.3       1.8
     
      The food and beverages index declined 0.2 percent in May, the same
 decline as in April.  The food away from home index rose 0.1 percent and
 the index for alcoholic beverages advanced 0.3 percent.  These increases
 were more than offset by a 0.5 percent decline in the food at home index,
 which has now declined six months in a row.  The decline was broad, with
 the indexes for all six major grocery store food groups decreasing.  The
 largest declines were in the fruits and vegetables index, which fell 1.0
 percent, and the index for meats, poultry, fish and eggs, which decreased
 0.9 percent as the eggs index declined 6.5 percent.  The index for dairy
 and related products fell 0.5 percent in May and has declined 5.6 percent
 over the past year.  The indexes for cereals and bakery products, for
 nonalcoholic beverages, and for other food at home all posted slight
 decreases in May.  The food at home index has risen 1.5 percent over the
 last 12 months, the smallest increase since December 2006.
      
      The housing index fell 0.1 percent in May, the third straight such
 decline.  The index for shelter rose 0.1 percent, with the indexes for
 rent, for owners' equivalent rent, and for lodging away from home all
 rising 0.1 percent.  However, the household energy index declined for the
 tenth straight month, falling 1.8 percent.  The fuel oil index fell 3.3
 percent, the index for natural gas declined 5.7 percent, and the index for
 electricity declined 0.4 percent.  The index for household furnishings and
 operations was unchanged in May for the second month in a row.  Over the
 past year, the housing index has risen 0.5 percent.  The shelter index has
 risen 1.5 percent while the index for household energy has declined 8.7
 percent.
      
      The index for transportation rose 0.8 percent in May following
 declines in April and March.  The gasoline index increased 3.1 percent in
 May after declining 2.8 percent in April.  (Prior to seasonal adjustment,
 gasoline prices rose 9.6 percent in May.)  The index for new and used
 motor vehicles increased 0.5 percent in May.  The new vehicles index rose
 0.5 percent in May, its fifth straight monthly increase following five
 straight monthly declines.  The index for used cars and trucks posted its
 first increase in over a year, rising 1.0 percent.  In contrast, the index
 for public transportation continued to decline, falling 1.0 percent.  The
 airline fare index fell 1.5 percent in May and has declined 18.5 percent
 from its August 2008 peak.  Over the last year, the transportation index
 has declined 14.3 percent with the index for motor fuel down 39.9 percent.
 The public transportation index has fallen 9.0 percent over the period and
 the index for used cars and trucks has declined 10.0 percent.  These
 declines contrast with a 0.4 percent increase in the new vehicles index.
      
      Among other CPI groups, the index for medical care rose 0.3 percent
 in May after a 0.4 percent increase in April.  The index for prescription
 drugs rose 0.6 percent in May after advancing 0.5 percent in April, while
 the hospital services index rose 0.1 percent in May after a 1.0 percent
 increase in April.  The index for education and communication rose 0.3
 percent in May with the education component rising 0.5 percent and the
 communication component increasing 0.1 percent.  After declining 0.4
 percent in April, the recreation index was unchanged in May.  The apparel
 index declined 0.2 percent in May, the third straight such decrease.  The
 index for other goods and services also declined 0.2 percent as the
 tobacco and smoking products index declined 0.3 percent.



 CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
 
            The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
 Workers (CPI-W) rose 0.4 percent in May, prior to seasonal adjustment.
 The index value of 208.774 was 1.9 percent lower than in May 2008.  On a
 seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-W rose 0.1 percent in May.


Table B. Percent changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
          Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
                                     Seasonally adjusted                          
                                                                                  
                                                                                  
     Expenditure                                                Compound          
      Category              Changes from preceding month         annual     Un-   
                                                                  rate    adjusted
                                                                 3-mos.   12-mos. 
                      Nov.  Dec.  Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May    ended     ended  
                      2008  2008  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  May 2009  May 2009
                                                                                                                                                                    
 All items..........  -2.1  -1.0    .3    .4   -.1    .0    .1       -.1      -1.9
  Food and beverages    .2    .1    .0   -.2   -.1   -.2   -.2      -2.1       2.8
  Housing...........    .0    .0    .0    .1   -.1   -.1    .0      -1.1        .8
  Apparel...........    .0   -.6    .6   1.0   -.3   -.3    .0      -2.6        .8
  Transportation.... -10.9  -5.6   1.5   2.0  -1.3   -.5    .9      -3.4     -16.3
  Medical care......    .2    .3    .4    .4    .2    .4    .3       3.8       3.3
  Recreation........    .0   -.1    .0    .4    .0   -.3    .0      -1.3       1.2
  Education and                                                                   
     communication..    .2    .3    .2    .2    .2    .2    .2       2.4       3.0
  Other goods and                                                                 
     services.......    .1    .1    .4    .2   3.9   3.8   -.2      34.4      10.5
 Special indexes:                                                                 
  Energy............ -17.8  -9.7   1.9   3.6  -3.1  -2.4    .4     -18.5     -28.0
  Food..............    .2    .1    .0   -.2   -.1   -.2   -.3      -2.4       2.7
  All items less                                                                  
     food and energy    .1    .0    .2    .2    .2    .3    .2       3.0       2.0


 
Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
      
      The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 0.3 percent in May on a not seasonally adjusted basis.  The
 index has decreased 1.4 percent over the past year.  Please note that the
 indexes for the post-2007 period are subject to revision.
     
     
 Upcoming release
     
            Consumer Price Index data for June are scheduled for release on
 Wednesday, July 15, 2009, 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 in 87 urban areas across the country from about
 50,000 housing units and approximately 23,000 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 2004 through December 2008 were replaced in January 2009.
 Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated seasonal data
 at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in January
 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series were revised for January 1987-
 December 2001 as a result of a change in the aggregation weights for
 dependently adjusted series. For further information, please see
 "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the
 October 2001 issue of the CPI Detailed Report.
      
      The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is
 derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based upon
 certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components change their
 seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally
 adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in the aggregation of
 the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted
 indexes will be used before that period.  Note: 47 of the 73 components
 are seasonally adjusted for 2009.
      
      Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original release.
 For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data in escalation
 agreements.
      
      Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some CPI
 series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for better
 estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or sharp
 movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are estimated and
 removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal factors.  Beginning
 with the calculation of seasonal factors for 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was
 used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment.
      
      For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2009, BLS adjusted 29
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including selected
 food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and vehicles.  For
 example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel series to offset the
 effects of events such as damage to oil refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
      
      For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
      
      For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices and
 Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact Jeff Wilson at (202) 691-
 6968, or by e-mail at Wilson.Jeff@bls.gov.  If you have general questions
 about the CPI, please call our information staff at (202) 691-7000.
     
     
     
     
     
  
  






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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                           to May 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       Apr.        May                      Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                              2009       2009      May     Apr.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    Mar.    Apr.    May  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    213.240    213.856    -1.3     0.3    -0.1     0.0     0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    638.771    640.616       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    218.364    218.076     2.7    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
   Food.......................................     14.629    218.162    217.826     2.7    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
    Food at home..............................      8.156    215.783    215.088     1.5    -0.3    -0.4    -0.6    -0.5 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.150    252.709    252.714     3.5     0.0    -0.2    -0.7    -0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.898    205.699    203.789     1.4    -0.9    -0.9     0.0    -0.9 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .910    197.124    196.055    -5.6    -0.5    -2.4    -1.3    -0.5 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.194    274.297    274.006    -0.9    -0.1     0.2     0.0    -1.0 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .982    162.889    162.803     2.8    -0.1     1.0    -1.0    -0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.022    191.352    191.144     4.6    -0.1     0.0    -0.8    -0.1 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .300    197.301    196.403     6.1    -0.5     0.2    -0.5     0.0 
      Fats and oils...........................       .241    200.464    200.679     3.8     0.1     0.1    -1.4    -0.7 
      Other foods.............................      1.481    205.734    205.587     4.5    -0.1     0.0    -0.8     0.0 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .433    122.883    122.838     3.4     0.0    -0.1     0.4     0.0 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.474    222.905    223.023     4.2     0.1     0.1     0.3     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .314    155.099    155.099     3.6     0.0    -0.2     0.4     0.0 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.127    219.671    220.005     3.0     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     43.421    217.126    216.971     0.5    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     33.200    249.855    249.779     1.5     0.0     0.0     0.2     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.957    248.899    249.069     3.0     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.478    137.700    135.680    -6.8    -1.5    -2.4     0.5     0.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     24.433    256.622    256.875     2.1     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .333    120.675    120.728     2.0     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.431    207.175    206.358    -6.2    -0.4    -1.4    -1.7    -1.3 
    Household energy..........................      4.460    184.903    183.783    -8.7    -0.6    -1.8    -2.2    -1.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .301    228.107    225.164   -38.1    -1.3    -7.7    -2.1    -3.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.159    190.686    189.619    -5.7    -0.6    -1.4    -2.2    -1.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .971    158.698    159.517     6.3     0.5     0.4     0.6     0.6 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.790    129.654    129.644     1.6     0.0     0.3     0.0     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.809    149.468     1.7    -0.9     0.5    -0.1    -0.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.691    123.208    121.751     0.8    -1.2    -0.2    -0.2    -0.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .923    117.195    117.146     0.6     0.0    -0.3    -1.7     0.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.541    111.871    109.460     0.7    -2.2    -0.7     0.2    -0.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .183    117.084    114.142    -0.4    -2.5     0.6     1.3    -1.6 
   Footwear...................................       .688    128.057    127.519     1.6    -0.4     0.2     0.4     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     15.314    171.987    175.997   -14.3     2.3    -1.1    -0.4     0.8 
   Private transportation.....................     14.189    167.516    171.757   -14.6     2.5    -1.1    -0.3     0.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.931     92.381     92.701    -1.1     0.3     0.0     0.4     0.5 
     New vehicles.............................      4.480    134.863    135.162     0.4     0.2     0.6     0.4     0.5 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      1.628    121.213    122.650   -10.0     1.2    -1.7    -0.1     1.0 
    Motor fuel................................      3.164    177.272    193.609   -39.9     9.2    -4.4    -2.6     2.7 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      2.964    176.704    193.727   -39.4     9.6    -4.0    -2.8     3.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .382    134.640    134.347     5.9    -0.2     0.3     0.1    -0.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.188    242.649    242.488     4.6    -0.1     0.2     0.2    -0.1 
   Public transportation......................      1.125    229.827    228.878    -9.0    -0.4    -1.0    -0.8    -1.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.390    374.170    375.026     3.2     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.3 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.625    303.979    304.697     3.3     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.4 
   Medical care services......................      4.765    395.753    396.648     3.2     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.702    317.661    319.333     2.7     0.5     0.0     0.1     0.6 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.545    564.785    564.112     6.2    -0.1     0.6     0.9     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.741    114.261    114.264     1.1     0.0     0.0    -0.4     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.822    102.300    101.947    -1.0    -0.3     0.0     0.1    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.301    126.273    126.467     3.4     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.3 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    187.416    187.853     5.5     0.2     0.5     0.4     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .221    472.507    472.588     6.7     0.0     0.5     0.4     0.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.886    539.149    540.498     5.4     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.6 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.194     84.985     85.049     1.3     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.022     82.090     82.038     1.2    -0.1     0.0     0.1    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.408    102.072    102.267     2.4     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .614      9.881      9.775    -3.4    -1.1    -0.5     0.1    -1.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .214     85.714     84.366   -13.0    -1.6    -1.7    -0.6    -1.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.386    370.606    369.901     7.3    -0.2     2.7     2.6    -0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .776    742.443    740.311    27.4    -0.3    11.0     9.3    -0.3 
   Personal care..............................      2.610    204.896    204.578     1.5    -0.2     0.2     0.3    -0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .651    163.777    163.051     2.7    -0.4     0.1     0.7    -0.4 
    Personal care services (1)................       .647    227.913    227.607     1.8    -0.1     0.9     0.0    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.074    342.641    343.051     0.9     0.1     0.0     0.2    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.556    167.816    169.060    -5.2     0.7    -0.3    -0.1     0.2 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    218.364    218.076     2.7    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     23.799    141.753    143.587    -9.6     1.3    -0.4     0.0     0.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     13.289    173.855    177.480   -14.6     2.1    -1.2    -0.7     0.7 
    Apparel...................................      3.691    123.208    121.751     0.8    -1.2    -0.2    -0.2    -0.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................      9.598    209.177    216.090   -19.1     3.3    -1.6    -0.6     0.9 
   Durables...................................     10.510    109.404    109.650    -1.5     0.2     0.0     0.2     0.3 
 Services.....................................     60.444    258.466    258.433     1.5     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     32.867    260.469    260.388     1.5     0.0    -0.1     0.2     0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .333    120.675    120.728     2.0     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.159    190.686    189.619    -5.7    -0.6    -1.4    -2.2    -1.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .971    158.698    159.517     6.3     0.5     0.4     0.6     0.6 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.809    149.468     1.7    -0.9     0.5    -0.1    -0.9 
  Transportation services.....................      5.567    248.696    248.628     2.6     0.0    -0.1     0.3    -0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      4.765    395.753    396.648     3.2     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.3 
  Other services..............................     11.002    301.668    302.132     2.8     0.2     0.2    -0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     85.371    212.464    213.236    -1.9     0.4    -0.1     0.0     0.2 
 All items less shelter.......................     66.800    201.271    202.171    -2.6     0.4    -0.2    -0.1     0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     93.610    205.275    205.876    -1.6     0.3    -0.2     0.0     0.1 
 Commodities less food........................     24.926    144.464    146.261    -9.1     1.2    -0.4     0.0     0.5 
 Nondurables less food........................     14.416    176.587    180.017   -13.6     1.9    -1.2    -0.6     0.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     10.726    209.195    215.459   -17.4     3.0    -1.5    -0.6     0.7 
 Nondurables..................................     29.046    195.864    197.673    -6.4     0.9    -0.7    -0.3     0.0 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     27.577    275.752    275.777     1.6     0.0    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.679    247.490    247.406     1.4     0.0    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
 Energy.......................................      7.624    179.704    186.909   -27.3     4.0    -3.0    -2.4     0.2 
 All items less energy........................     92.376    218.388    218.323     2.0     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.746    219.143    219.128     1.8     0.0     0.2     0.3     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.461    142.489    142.360     1.2    -0.1     0.4     0.5     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      3.465    181.102    196.528   -39.8     8.5    -4.7    -2.6     2.3 
   Services less energy services..............     56.285    265.399    265.466     2.1     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .469     $ .468       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .157     $ .156       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                                   
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Aug.    Nov.    Feb.    May     Nov.    May  
                                                                                      2008    2008    2009    2009    2008    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  213.007   212.714   212.671   212.876     6.7    -9.4    -0.5    -0.2    -1.6    -0.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  219.076   218.792   218.401   217.965     8.7     4.6     0.1    -2.0     6.6    -1.0 
   Food....................................  218.970   218.651   218.254   217.738     9.0     4.5     0.0    -2.2     6.7    -1.1 
    Food at home...........................  217.968   217.202   215.948   214.929    11.6     3.6    -2.8    -5.5     7.5    -4.1 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  254.347   253.863   252.062   251.645     9.5     9.2     0.1    -4.2     9.4    -2.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  208.389   206.465   206.480   204.679    10.9     3.9    -1.5    -6.9     7.3    -4.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  204.537   199.687   197.124   196.055    14.1    -3.0   -15.1   -15.6     5.2   -15.4 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  275.374   275.843   275.810   273.037    23.1   -10.1    -9.6    -3.4     5.2    -6.5 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  163.173   164.813   163.084   162.848     4.4     9.5    -1.5    -0.8     7.0    -1.2 
     Other food at home....................  192.419   192.431   190.826   190.643     9.1     9.7     4.0    -3.6     9.4     0.1 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  196.990   197.299   196.398   196.340     5.2    11.0    10.0    -1.3     8.1     4.2 
      Fats and oils........................  203.729   204.029   201.213   199.782    23.7     9.9    -7.7    -7.5    16.6    -7.6 
      Other foods..........................  206.838   206.741   205.037   205.011     7.6     9.4     4.8    -3.5     8.5     0.6 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.580   122.402   122.883   122.838     7.9     8.6    -3.1     0.8     8.2    -1.1 
    Food away from home (1)................  221.968   222.216   222.905   223.023     5.9     5.6     3.5     1.9     5.8     2.7 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  154.726   154.414   155.099   155.099     4.0     7.7     2.0     1.0     5.8     1.5 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  219.141   219.315   218.994   219.601     4.0     5.6     1.8     0.8     4.8     1.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  217.621   217.335   217.180   217.056     4.1    -0.7     0.0    -1.0     1.7    -0.5 
   Shelter.................................  248.881   248.899   249.334   249.680     2.3     1.8     0.7     1.3     2.0     1.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  248.087   248.490   248.916   249.233     4.1     3.4     2.6     1.9     3.8     2.2 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  136.561   133.328   134.000   134.136    -0.9    -5.9   -13.2    -6.9    -3.4   -10.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  255.687   256.257   256.627   257.003     2.2     2.3     1.8     2.1     2.3     2.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  120.683   120.737   120.675   120.728     0.5     5.8     1.5     0.1     3.1     0.8 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  217.260   214.254   210.702   207.903    16.6   -16.1    -4.8   -16.1    -1.1   -10.6 
    Household energy.......................  196.415   192.927   188.753   185.399    18.1   -20.1    -6.2   -20.6    -2.8   -13.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  251.478   232.191   227.355   220.321     1.9   -58.3   -41.5   -41.1   -34.8   -41.3 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  202.043   199.289   194.967   191.671    19.8   -15.5    -2.9   -19.0     0.6   -11.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  157.141   157.817   158.802   159.821     9.4     6.5     2.4     7.0     8.0     4.7 
   Household furnishings and operations....  129.008   129.436   129.434   129.413     2.6     1.7     0.9     1.3     2.2     1.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.156   150.914   150.809   149.468     6.2     2.2     0.4    -1.8     4.2    -0.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.039   119.744   119.537   119.345     5.6    -3.5     3.9    -2.3     0.9     0.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  116.328   116.007   114.062   114.561    -2.2    -4.2    16.1    -5.9    -3.2     4.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  107.374   106.592   106.771   106.667    14.6    -8.2     0.3    -2.6     2.5    -1.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  112.796   113.510   115.025   113.149    -5.4     6.7    -3.7     1.3     0.5    -1.2 
   Footwear................................  125.209   125.517   126.039   126.182    -0.3     3.0     0.5     3.1     1.3     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  172.759   170.903   170.259   171.635    15.6   -45.7    -7.4    -2.6   -20.8    -5.0 
   Private transportation..................  168.067   166.252   165.676   167.234    15.2   -47.1    -6.5    -2.0   -22.0    -4.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   91.997    92.016    92.400    92.847    -2.4    -6.9     1.7     3.7    -4.7     2.7 
     New vehicles..........................  133.199   134.020   134.580   135.284    -1.3    -6.3     3.1     6.4    -3.8     4.7 
     Used cars and trucks..................  123.757   121.704   121.616   122.788    -8.6   -16.0   -11.9    -3.1   -12.4    -7.6 
    Motor fuel.............................  182.030   173.947   169.373   173.872    45.5   -85.0   -28.4   -16.8   -53.2   -22.8 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  180.685   173.498   168.696   173.954    45.7   -85.4   -26.6   -14.1   -53.8   -20.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  134.108   134.484   134.640   134.347    11.5     8.3     3.5     0.7     9.9     2.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  241.689   242.118   242.649   242.488     7.8     5.0     4.5     1.3     6.4     2.9 
   Public transportation...................  234.648   232.294   230.470   228.210    21.4   -22.7   -18.4   -10.5    -3.2   -14.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  371.175   371.902   373.257   374.402     2.3     2.7     4.3     3.5     2.5     3.9 
   Medical care commodities................  301.710   302.464   303.357   304.426     0.8     3.3     5.6     3.6     2.0     4.6 
   Medical care services...................  392.512   393.210   394.734   395.884     2.8     2.5     3.8     3.5     2.7     3.7 
    Professional services..................  316.299   316.416   316.667   318.499     3.0     2.6     2.4     2.8     2.8     2.6 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  554.315   557.588   562.843   563.594     5.5     4.2     8.5     6.9     4.8     7.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  114.492   114.511   114.030   114.044     3.6     1.5     1.0    -1.6     2.6    -0.3 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.630   101.640   101.741   101.488     0.3    -1.8    -1.9    -0.6    -0.8    -1.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  126.187   126.461   126.783   127.169     4.9     2.2     3.3     3.1     3.5     3.2 
   Education (2)...........................  187.249   188.119   188.943   189.968     6.2     4.9     5.1     5.9     5.6     5.5 
    Educational books and supplies.........  468.101   470.674   472.682   474.581    12.8     4.2     4.5     5.7     8.4     5.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  539.023   541.493   543.870   546.880     5.7     5.0     5.1     6.0     5.4     5.5 
   Communication (2).......................   84.944    84.924    84.988    85.049     3.7    -0.4     1.6     0.5     1.6     1.1 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   82.052    82.022    82.090    82.038     3.7    -0.4     1.6    -0.1     1.6     0.8 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.895   101.991   102.072   102.267     5.8     0.9     1.4     1.5     3.3     1.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.926     9.872     9.881     9.775    -4.1    -5.7     2.4    -5.9    -4.9    -1.9 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   87.696    86.213    85.714    84.366   -15.9   -15.9    -5.7   -14.3   -15.9   -10.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  351.139   360.782   370.031   369.237     4.3     1.9     2.0    22.3     3.1    11.7 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  611.549   679.078   742.443   740.311    11.6     1.7     8.1   114.7     6.5    52.3 
   Personal care...........................  203.328   203.836   204.462   204.078     2.3     2.0     0.3     1.5     2.2     0.9 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.508   162.696   163.777   163.051     1.2     4.5     3.8     1.3     2.8     2.6 
    Personal care services (1).............  225.895   227.982   227.913   227.607     0.9     3.7    -0.5     3.1     2.3     1.3 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  341.519   341.437   342.001   341.763     3.4    -0.2     0.4     0.3     1.6     0.3 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  167.199   166.703   166.603   166.959     9.6   -21.8    -2.9    -0.6    -7.4    -1.8 
  Food and beverages.......................  219.076   218.792   218.401   217.965     8.7     4.6     0.1    -2.0     6.6    -1.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  140.611   140.043   140.066   140.736    10.1   -34.2    -4.8     0.4   -14.9    -2.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  172.896   170.758   169.626   170.782    18.3   -49.9    -5.8    -4.8   -23.0    -5.3 
    Apparel................................  120.039   119.744   119.537   119.345     5.6    -3.5     3.9    -2.3     0.9     0.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  209.390   206.003   204.807   206.581    22.4   -59.4    -8.7    -5.3   -29.5    -7.0 
   Durables................................  108.993   109.006   109.203   109.576    -1.4    -5.5    -1.3     2.2    -3.5     0.4 
 Services..................................  258.654   258.590   258.599   258.637     4.7     0.4     1.3     0.0     2.5     0.6 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  259.487   259.349   259.854   260.188     2.2     2.1     0.6     1.1     2.1     0.9 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   120.683   120.737   120.675   120.728     0.5     5.8     1.5     0.1     3.1     0.8 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  202.043   199.289   194.967   191.671    19.8   -15.5    -2.9   -19.0     0.6   -11.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  157.141   157.817   158.802   159.821     9.4     6.5     2.4     7.0     8.0     4.7 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.156   150.914   150.809   149.468     6.2     2.2     0.4    -1.8     4.2    -0.7 
  Transportation services..................  248.567   248.393   249.193   248.944     9.0    -1.6     2.7     0.6     3.6     1.6 
  Medical care services....................  392.512   393.210   394.734   395.884     2.8     2.5     3.8     3.5     2.7     3.7 
  Other services...........................  301.506   302.251   302.016   302.653     4.6     2.2     2.8     1.5     3.4     2.2 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  212.061   211.773   211.787   212.111     6.4   -11.5    -0.6     0.1    -3.0    -0.2 
 All items less shelter....................  201.331   200.911   200.676   200.829     8.9   -14.3    -1.0    -1.0    -3.4    -1.0 
 All items less medical care...............  205.148   204.820   204.724   204.892     7.0   -10.1    -0.8    -0.5    -1.9    -0.6 
 Commodities less food.....................  143.336   142.788   142.801   143.471     9.9   -32.9    -4.6     0.4   -14.2    -2.1 
 Nondurables less food.....................  175.672   173.638   172.529   173.715    17.1   -47.5    -5.0    -4.4   -21.6    -4.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  209.425   206.340   205.196   206.725    20.7   -56.1    -7.2    -5.1   -27.2    -6.2 
 Nondurables...............................  195.833   194.522   193.911   193.862    12.9   -27.8    -2.0    -4.0    -9.7    -3.0 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  277.608   277.380   276.815   276.222     7.5    -1.0     2.1    -2.0     3.2     0.0 
 Services less medical care services.......  247.947   247.779   247.685   247.547     4.7     0.5     1.1    -0.6     2.6     0.2 
 Energy....................................  187.901   182.254   177.924   178.340    33.2   -67.0   -17.4   -18.9   -33.7   -18.1 
 All items less energy.....................  217.276   217.539   217.941   218.126     3.9     1.2     1.2     1.6     2.6     1.4 
  All items less food and energy...........  217.670   218.042   218.594   218.910     3.0     0.6     1.5     2.3     1.8     1.9 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  140.300   140.893   141.583   141.817     1.4    -2.2     1.2     4.4    -0.4     2.8 
    Energy commodities.....................  186.872   178.146   173.528   177.449    42.3   -83.9   -29.4   -18.7   -52.1   -24.2 
   Services less energy services...........  264.500   264.698   265.129   265.491     3.6     1.7     1.6     1.5     2.6     1.5 

   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 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                                           May 2009 from--   Apr. 2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                       
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    May   Mar.  Apr.  Apr.  Feb.  Mar.
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      212.193   212.709   213.240   213.856  -1.3   0.5   0.3  -0.7   0.5   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      226.754   227.309   227.840   228.136  -0.8   0.4   0.1  -0.1   0.5   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      229.262   229.749   230.400   230.611  -0.6   0.4   0.1   0.2   0.5   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.967   134.411   134.547   134.857  -1.5   0.3   0.2  -0.9   0.4   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      201.453   202.021   202.327   203.195  -1.9   0.6   0.4  -1.5   0.4   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      202.639   203.240   203.463   204.443  -1.8   0.6   0.5  -1.5   0.4   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      129.057   129.334   129.604   129.967  -2.0   0.5   0.3  -1.4   0.4   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      196.421   197.267   197.644   198.911  -1.9   0.8   0.6  -1.6   0.6   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      205.343   206.001   206.657   207.265  -1.3   0.6   0.3  -0.7   0.6   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      207.929   208.529   208.934   209.235  -1.2   0.3   0.1  -0.5   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      130.380   130.873   131.370   131.777  -1.4   0.7   0.3  -0.9   0.8   0.4 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      206.671   206.927   207.898   209.563  -0.8   1.3   0.8  -0.4   0.6   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      217.095   217.357   217.910   218.567  -1.1   0.6   0.3  -0.7   0.4   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      220.955   221.124   221.790   222.659  -0.9   0.7   0.4  -0.4   0.4   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.636   131.775   131.912   131.990  -1.5   0.2   0.1  -1.3   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      194.354   194.750   195.207   195.745  -1.1   0.5   0.3  -0.5   0.4   0.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      130.855   131.230   131.557   131.876  -1.6   0.5   0.2  -1.1   0.5   0.2 
   D.........................................    M      203.999   204.672   205.421   206.717  -1.2   1.0   0.6  -0.9   0.7   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      207.367   207.462   207.886   209.809  -2.4   1.1   0.9  -2.2   0.3   0.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      221.439   221.376   221.693   222.522  -1.8   0.5   0.4  -1.3   0.1   0.1 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      234.663   235.067   235.582   235.975  -0.1   0.4   0.2   0.8   0.4   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   232.155         -   231.891  -1.5  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   199.457         -   200.196  -2.3   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   200.039         -   199.311  -1.5  -0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   138.620         -   139.311  -0.2   0.5     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      199.190         -   199.210         -     -     -     -  -3.5   0.0     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      201.913         -   202.373         -     -     -     -  -1.4   0.2     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      187.972         -   189.701         -     -     -     -   0.5   0.9     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      220.589         -   220.740         -     -     -     -  -0.3   0.1     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      220.262         -   221.686         -     -     -     -  -0.9   0.6     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      222.166         -   223.854         -     -     -     -   0.8   0.8     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      224.737         -   225.918         -     -     -     -   1.2   0.5     - 

   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 May 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       Apr.        May                      Feb.    Mar.    Apr. 
                                                              2009       2009      May     Apr.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    Mar.    Apr.    May  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    207.925    208.774    -1.9     0.4    -0.1     0.0     0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    619.344    621.875       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    217.653    217.308     2.8    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
   Food.......................................     15.865    217.376    216.975     2.7    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2    -0.3 
    Food at home..............................      9.201    214.654    213.876     1.5    -0.4    -0.3    -0.5    -0.5 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.249    253.556    253.430     3.6     0.0    -0.1    -0.7    -0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.315    205.527    203.409     1.5    -1.0    -0.9     0.0    -0.9 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .992    195.714    194.694    -6.0    -0.5    -2.5    -1.2    -0.5 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.266    271.771    271.530    -1.0    -0.1     0.1     0.2    -1.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.167    162.464    162.468     3.3     0.0     1.2    -1.1    -0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.212    190.650    190.401     4.5    -0.1     0.0    -0.9    -0.1 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .304    195.858    194.928     5.9    -0.5     0.4    -0.6    -0.2 
      Fats and oils...........................       .274    201.474    201.470     3.7     0.0    -0.1    -1.2    -0.8 
      Other foods.............................      1.634    205.820    205.641     4.3    -0.1     0.0    -0.9     0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    123.112    123.126     3.3     0.0    -0.1     0.2     0.0 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.664    222.957    223.082     4.4     0.1     0.1     0.3     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .233    154.414    154.409     4.0     0.0    -0.3     0.2     0.0 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077    220.243    220.729     3.4     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.313    212.885    212.881     0.8     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     31.224    242.857    242.941     1.9     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.279    247.517    247.710     2.9     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      1.209    138.008    136.113    -6.1    -1.4    -2.3     0.4     0.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     21.430    232.503    232.739     2.1     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    121.084    121.160     2.1     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      6.030    205.840    205.270    -5.6    -0.3    -1.4    -1.8    -1.2 
    Household energy..........................      4.996    182.795    181.977    -7.9    -0.4    -1.8    -2.3    -1.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .283    232.068    229.019   -36.2    -1.3    -7.0    -2.5    -3.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.713    188.735    187.982    -5.6    -0.4    -1.5    -2.3    -1.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.035    159.073    159.861     6.4     0.5     0.4     0.6     0.6 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.059    125.458    125.589     1.9     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .360    152.980    152.001     1.5    -0.6     0.7    -0.2    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.979    122.709    121.364     0.8    -1.1    -0.3    -0.3     0.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................      1.024    117.834    117.687     0.9    -0.1    -0.5    -1.8     0.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    110.990    108.637     0.0    -2.1    -0.8    -0.2    -0.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .249    119.873    116.912    -0.3    -2.5     0.4     1.7    -1.4 
   Footwear...................................       .840    128.312    127.802     2.0    -0.4     0.4     0.4     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.067    168.539    173.055   -16.3     2.7    -1.3    -0.5     0.9 
   Private transportation.....................     16.284    165.299    169.957   -16.6     2.8    -1.3    -0.5     1.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.627     89.620     90.039    -3.0     0.5    -0.3     0.3     0.5 
     New vehicles.............................      4.057    135.911    136.113     0.1     0.1     0.7     0.3     0.4 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.863    121.850    123.339   -10.1     1.2    -1.7     0.0     1.0 
    Motor fuel................................      4.029    177.982    194.339   -39.9     9.2    -4.4    -2.6     2.6 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      3.770    177.510    194.569   -39.4     9.6    -3.9    -2.7     3.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .482    134.614    134.439     6.1    -0.1     0.2     0.1    -0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.242    245.180    245.036     4.6    -0.1     0.2     0.2    -0.1 
   Public transportation......................       .784    228.525    227.522    -8.7    -0.4    -0.7    -0.7    -0.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    374.599    375.420     3.3     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.3 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.320    295.699    296.431     3.3     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.4 
   Medical care services......................      4.035    397.553    398.387     3.3     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.234    320.407    322.043     2.8     0.5     0.1     0.1     0.6 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.338    561.516    560.906     6.4    -0.1     0.6     1.0     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.454    111.182    111.152     1.2     0.0     0.0    -0.3     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.982    102.516    102.214    -0.7    -0.3    -0.1     0.3    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.221    122.152    122.293     3.0     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.527    184.892    185.291     5.4     0.2     0.5     0.4     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .219    474.950    475.213     6.7     0.1     0.4     0.4     0.5 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.308    520.348    521.550     5.3     0.2     0.5     0.4     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.694     87.671     87.712     1.4     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.568     85.655     85.624     1.3     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.965    102.048    102.231     2.3     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .604     10.385     10.271    -3.3    -1.1    -0.6     0.1    -1.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (6)...................       .202     85.406     84.017   -13.4    -1.6    -1.8    -0.7    -1.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.668    394.902    394.061    10.5    -0.2     3.9     3.8    -0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.267    747.906    746.009    27.9    -0.3    10.9     9.6    -0.3 
   Personal care..............................      2.401    203.010    202.631     1.6    -0.2     0.2     0.4    -0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .662    163.911    163.119     2.6    -0.5     0.0     0.9    -0.5 
    Personal care services (1)................       .580    228.119    227.829     1.7    -0.1     0.9     0.0    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........       .947    345.016    345.326     1.2     0.1     0.0     0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     42.689    169.005    170.532    -6.2     0.9    -0.3     0.0     0.3 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    217.653    217.308     2.8    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.747    143.871    146.125   -11.0     1.6    -0.4     0.1     0.6 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     14.587    179.415    183.813   -16.0     2.5    -1.2    -0.6     1.0 
    Apparel...................................      3.979    122.709    121.364     0.8    -1.1    -0.3    -0.3     0.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     10.609    218.502    226.621   -20.5     3.7    -1.4    -0.3     1.1 
   Durables...................................     11.160    108.596    108.933    -2.6     0.3    -0.2     0.2     0.4 
 Services.....................................     57.311    253.403    253.482     1.7     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     30.918    234.148    234.229     1.9     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    121.084    121.160     2.1     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.713    188.735    187.982    -5.6    -0.4    -1.5    -2.3    -1.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.035    159.073    159.861     6.4     0.5     0.4     0.6     0.6 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .360    152.980    152.001     1.5    -0.6     0.7    -0.2    -0.6 
  Transportation services.....................      5.512    248.809    248.795     3.4     0.0     0.0     0.4     0.0 
  Medical care services.......................      4.035    397.553    398.387     3.3     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.432    289.738    290.116     2.6     0.1     0.3    -0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.135    206.081    207.148    -2.7     0.5    -0.1     0.0     0.2 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.776    197.432    198.571    -3.5     0.6    -0.3    -0.1     0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    201.112    201.955    -2.2     0.4    -0.2     0.0     0.1 
 Commodities less food........................     26.824    146.371    148.589   -10.5     1.5    -0.4     0.1     0.6 
 Nondurables less food........................     15.664    181.815    186.012   -15.0     2.3    -1.1    -0.6     1.0 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     11.686    217.649    225.091   -18.9     3.4    -1.3    -0.3     0.9 
 Nondurables..................................     31.530    198.408    200.601    -7.4     1.1    -0.7    -0.2     0.0 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.392    243.718    243.784     1.5     0.0    -0.1    -0.3    -0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     53.275    242.980    243.022     1.6     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
 Energy.......................................      9.024    178.485    186.321   -28.0     4.4    -3.1    -2.4     0.4 
 All items less energy........................     90.976    212.472    212.462     2.1     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     75.111    211.857    211.926     2.0     0.0     0.2     0.3     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.513    143.237    143.170     1.1     0.0     0.5     0.7     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      4.311    181.021    196.706   -39.8     8.7    -4.5    -2.6     2.3 
   Services less energy services..............     52.598    260.439    260.615     2.4     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .481     $ .479       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .161     $ .161       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                                   
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Aug.    Nov.    Feb.    May     Nov.    May  
                                                                                      2008    2008    2009    2009    2008    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  207.692   207.401   207.352   207.624     7.5   -11.8    -0.8    -0.1    -2.6    -0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.371   218.079   217.672   217.225     9.0     4.7    -0.2    -2.1     6.8    -1.1 
   Food....................................  218.207   217.881   217.462   216.912     9.4     4.6    -0.3    -2.4     7.0    -1.3 
    Food at home...........................  216.694   215.965   214.802   213.768    11.7     3.8    -3.1    -5.3     7.6    -4.2 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  254.813   254.555   252.843   252.282    10.3     9.2    -0.5    -3.9     9.7    -2.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  208.151   206.190   206.191   204.374    11.1     3.9    -1.4    -7.1     7.4    -4.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  203.023   198.048   195.714   194.694    14.3    -3.6   -16.2   -15.4     5.0   -15.8 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  272.522   272.783   273.381   270.352    24.2   -10.4   -10.5    -3.1     5.5    -6.9 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.689   164.563   162.761   162.650     4.1    11.3    -1.7    -0.1     7.7    -0.9 
     Other food at home....................  191.629   191.720   190.049   189.923     8.9     9.4     3.6    -3.5     9.2     0.0 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  195.485   196.202   195.060   194.731     5.5    11.2     8.8    -1.5     8.3     3.5 
      Fats and oils........................  204.738   204.559   202.186   200.498    23.4    10.6    -7.8    -8.0    16.8    -7.9 
      Other foods..........................  206.781   206.801   204.983   205.144     7.4     8.9     4.7    -3.1     8.1     0.7 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.994   122.837   123.112   123.126     7.6     8.1    -2.7     0.4     7.8    -1.1 
    Food away from home (1)................  222.101   222.336   222.957   223.082     6.3     5.8     3.7     1.8     6.1     2.7 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  154.520   154.054   154.414   154.409     4.9     8.7     2.8    -0.3     6.8     1.2 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  219.285   219.507   219.265   220.348     4.1     5.9     1.7     2.0     5.0     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  213.680   213.463   213.190   213.097     4.6    -0.5     0.4    -1.1     2.0    -0.3 
   Shelter.................................  242.000   242.257   242.595   242.963     2.4     2.4     1.4     1.6     2.4     1.5 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  246.739   247.150   247.522   247.874     3.9     3.2     2.5     1.9     3.6     2.2 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  137.170   133.991   134.472   134.706    -1.6    -3.4   -12.0    -7.0    -2.5    -9.5 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4)..................  231.675   232.200   232.489   232.851     2.1     2.3     1.8     2.0     2.2     1.9 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  120.960   121.099   121.084   121.160     0.9     5.8     1.2     0.7     3.4     0.9 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  216.077   213.084   209.329   206.844    17.1   -14.9    -4.3   -16.0    -0.2   -10.4 
    Household energy.......................  194.282   190.862   186.541   183.586    18.5   -18.6    -5.6   -20.3    -1.8   -13.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  255.111   237.288   231.388   224.548     3.1   -55.7   -39.6   -40.0   -32.4   -39.8 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  200.210   197.294   192.851   189.940    19.8   -15.0    -3.0   -19.0     0.9   -11.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  157.531   158.223   159.211   160.241     9.7     6.8     2.2     7.1     8.2     4.6 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.754   125.029   125.303   125.430     3.1     1.7     0.5     2.2     2.4     1.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.168   153.239   152.980   152.001     6.2     0.4    -0.2    -0.4     3.3    -0.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.854   119.478   119.065   119.078     5.7    -3.7     4.1    -2.6     0.9     0.7 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  117.255   116.702   114.576   115.184    -1.2    -4.5    18.0    -6.9    -2.9     4.8 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  107.054   106.208   106.000   105.873    15.6    -9.0    -0.5    -4.3     2.6    -2.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  115.319   115.748   117.751   116.074    -8.3     8.7    -3.2     2.6    -0.2    -0.3 
   Footwear................................  125.352   125.880   126.391   126.469     0.4     2.4     1.6     3.6     1.4     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  169.627   167.435   166.620   168.145    16.0   -49.6    -8.9    -3.4   -23.5    -6.2 
   Private transportation..................  166.302   164.112   163.332   164.963    15.8   -50.5    -8.5    -3.2   -24.3    -5.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   89.662    89.419    89.667    90.153    -3.8    -9.0    -1.1     2.2    -6.4     0.5 
     New vehicles..........................  134.277   135.162   135.612   136.199    -1.5    -6.6     3.2     5.8    -4.1     4.5 
     Used cars and trucks..................  124.356   122.304   122.256   123.465    -8.6   -16.3   -12.0    -2.8   -12.5    -7.5 
    Motor fuel.............................  182.697   174.688   170.137   174.513    45.2   -85.0   -28.1   -16.7   -53.4   -22.6 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  181.433   174.331   169.566   174.723    45.5   -85.5   -25.8   -14.0   -54.1   -20.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  134.264   134.485   134.614   134.439    11.5     9.2     3.5     0.5    10.3     2.0 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  244.219   244.650   245.180   245.036     7.7     5.0     4.6     1.3     6.3     2.9 
   Public transportation...................  231.991   230.256   228.536   226.424    22.1   -23.9   -17.7    -9.3    -3.6   -13.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  371.397   372.188   373.540   374.834     2.4     2.6     4.4     3.8     2.5     4.1 
   Medical care commodities................  293.339   294.284   295.047   296.120     1.0     3.2     5.5     3.8     2.1     4.7 
   Medical care services...................  394.081   394.779   396.348   397.699     2.9     2.5     4.0     3.7     2.7     3.9 
    Professional services..................  318.961   319.150   319.449   321.250     3.1     2.6     2.6     2.9     2.8     2.8 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  550.509   553.960   559.368   560.587     5.8     3.7     8.6     7.5     4.8     8.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  111.309   111.324   110.976   110.947     3.7     1.0     1.3    -1.3     2.3     0.0 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.852   101.751   102.023   101.761     0.8    -1.8    -1.5    -0.4    -0.5    -0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  122.064   122.270   122.505   122.797     5.1     1.7     2.8     2.4     3.4     2.6 
   Education (2)...........................  184.662   185.499   186.203   187.168     6.7     4.8     4.5     5.5     5.8     5.0 
    Educational books and supplies.........  471.367   473.276   475.206   477.376    11.2     5.6     4.9     5.2     8.4     5.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  520.014   522.397   524.365   527.111     6.3     4.8     4.5     5.6     5.5     5.0 
   Communication (2).......................   87.639    87.616    87.673    87.712     4.1    -0.3     1.6     0.3     1.9     0.9 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.624    85.595    85.655    85.624     4.1    -0.3     1.6     0.0     1.9     0.8 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.890   101.977   102.048   102.231     5.7     0.9     1.3     1.3     3.3     1.3 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.442    10.378    10.385    10.271    -3.6    -5.9     2.9    -6.4    -4.7    -1.8 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (6)................   87.622    86.004    85.406    84.017   -15.8   -17.3    -4.5   -15.5   -16.5   -10.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  365.470   379.874   394.363   393.500     5.4     2.4     3.0    34.4     3.9    17.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  615.012   682.115   747.906   746.009    11.8     2.1     8.3   116.5     6.8    53.1 
   Personal care...........................  201.381   201.817   202.554   202.156     2.2     2.6     0.3     1.5     2.4     0.9 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.543   162.516   163.911   163.119     0.9     4.2     3.9     1.4     2.5     2.7 
    Personal care services (1).............  226.088   228.201   228.119   227.829     1.0     3.6    -0.6     3.1     2.3     1.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  343.601   343.711   344.376   344.423     3.5     0.3     0.1     1.0     1.9     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  168.242   167.715   167.690   168.137    10.6   -25.1    -3.8    -0.2    -9.0    -2.0 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.371   218.079   217.672   217.225     9.0     4.7    -0.2    -2.1     6.8    -1.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  142.519   141.910   142.044   142.846    11.5   -38.4    -6.0     0.9   -17.1    -2.6 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  177.755   175.626   174.600   176.429    20.2   -55.0    -5.1    -3.0   -26.5    -4.0 
    Apparel................................  119.854   119.478   119.065   119.078     5.7    -3.7     4.1    -2.6     0.9     0.7 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  217.299   214.185   213.527   215.822    24.8   -64.0    -8.7    -2.7   -32.9    -5.7 
   Durables................................  108.475   108.251   108.461   108.846    -1.6    -7.2    -2.8     1.4    -4.5    -0.7 
 Services..................................  253.785   253.811   253.695   253.765     4.9     0.5     1.6     0.0     2.7     0.8 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.328   233.478   233.802   234.196     2.3     2.7     1.2     1.5     2.5     1.4 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   120.960   121.099   121.084   121.160     0.9     5.8     1.2     0.7     3.4     0.9 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  200.210   197.294   192.851   189.940    19.8   -15.0    -3.0   -19.0     0.9   -11.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  157.531   158.223   159.211   160.241     9.7     6.8     2.2     7.1     8.2     4.6 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.168   153.239   152.980   152.001     6.2     0.4    -0.2    -0.4     3.3    -0.3 
  Transportation services..................  248.087   248.145   249.142   249.130     8.1    -0.1     3.9     1.7     3.9     2.8 
  Medical care services....................  394.081   394.779   396.348   397.699     2.9     2.5     4.0     3.7     2.7     3.9 
  Other services...........................  289.415   290.152   289.907   290.444     4.7     2.0     2.4     1.4     3.3     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  205.662   205.378   205.393   205.809     7.2   -14.5    -0.9     0.3    -4.3    -0.3 
 All items less shelter....................  197.425   196.931   196.739   196.980     9.8   -17.3    -1.7    -0.9    -4.7    -1.3 
 All items less medical care...............  200.971   200.650   200.558   200.797     7.8   -12.5    -1.1    -0.3    -2.9    -0.7 
 Commodities less food.....................  145.025   144.434   144.560   145.372    11.3   -37.2    -5.7     1.0   -16.4    -2.4 
 Nondurables less food.....................  180.246   178.203   177.208   178.973    19.2   -52.8    -4.4    -2.8   -25.0    -3.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  216.564   213.688   213.033   215.042    23.3   -61.1    -7.6    -2.8   -30.7    -5.2 
 Nondurables...............................  198.015   196.725   196.298   196.393    14.0   -31.8    -2.1    -3.2   -11.9    -2.7 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  245.607   245.340   244.695   244.177     8.0    -1.4     2.0    -2.3     3.2    -0.2 
 Services less medical care services.......  243.578   243.498   243.313   243.221     5.0     0.7     1.3    -0.6     2.9     0.4 
 Energy....................................  186.446   180.751   176.359   177.124    34.1   -68.6   -17.6   -18.5   -35.1   -18.1 
 All items less energy.....................  211.226   211.602   212.088   212.301     4.0     1.2     1.3     2.1     2.6     1.7 
  All items less food and energy...........  210.188   210.707   211.378   211.745     2.9     0.5     1.6     3.0     1.7     2.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  140.675   141.363   142.367   142.656     1.4    -3.1     0.7     5.8    -0.9     3.2 
    Energy commodities.....................  186.476   178.042   173.415   177.375    43.0   -84.2   -28.7   -18.1   -52.5   -23.6 
   Services less energy services...........  259.521   259.892   260.282   260.701     3.6     2.1     2.1     1.8     2.9     1.9 

   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                                           May 2009 from--   Apr. 2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Feb.      Mar.      Apr.      May                                       
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    May   Mar.  Apr.  Apr.  Feb.  Mar.
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      206.708   207.218   207.925   208.774  -1.9   0.8   0.4  -1.3   0.6   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      222.945   223.626   224.252   224.748  -1.0   0.5   0.2  -0.2   0.6   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      224.084   224.597   225.214   225.657  -0.8   0.5   0.2   0.0   0.5   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.908   134.558   134.951   135.329  -1.7   0.6   0.3  -0.9   0.8   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      195.813   196.453   196.933   197.971  -2.4   0.8   0.5  -1.9   0.6   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      196.147   196.855   197.192   198.271  -2.3   0.7   0.5  -1.9   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      128.167   128.468   128.968   129.524  -2.5   0.8   0.4  -1.8   0.6   0.4 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      193.527   194.393   194.651   196.047  -2.7   0.9   0.7  -2.3   0.6   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      201.150   201.737   202.619   203.500  -2.1   0.9   0.4  -1.5   0.7   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      204.501   205.066   205.733   206.271  -2.1   0.6   0.3  -1.3   0.6   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      128.276   128.686   129.309   129.885  -2.2   0.9   0.4  -1.6   0.8   0.5 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      205.337   205.744   206.921   208.989  -1.7   1.6   1.0  -1.3   0.8   0.6 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      210.492   210.661   211.386   212.263  -1.7   0.8   0.4  -1.4   0.4   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      212.890   212.965   213.646   214.734  -1.6   0.8   0.5  -1.1   0.4   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      130.649   130.674   131.103   131.389  -2.0   0.5   0.2  -1.8   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      191.927   192.327   192.861   193.597  -1.6   0.7   0.4  -1.0   0.5   0.3 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      129.488   129.833   130.361   130.847  -2.2   0.8   0.4  -1.6   0.7   0.4 
   D.........................................    M      200.681   201.485   202.351   203.883  -2.1   1.2   0.8  -1.7   0.8   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      199.944   200.218   200.607   202.464  -2.8   1.1   0.9  -2.6   0.3   0.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      213.234   213.013   213.405   214.446  -2.4   0.7   0.5  -2.1   0.1   0.2 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      228.653   229.064   229.639   230.307  -0.3   0.5   0.3   0.6   0.4   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   231.884         -   231.420  -1.7  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   190.107         -   191.297  -2.3   0.6     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   200.770         -   200.955  -2.6   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   137.539         -   138.510  -0.6   0.7     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      197.528         -   197.676         -     -     -     -  -3.9   0.1     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      196.191         -   197.239         -     -     -     -  -1.9   0.5     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      185.015         -   186.970         -     -     -     -  -0.8   1.1     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      217.635         -   217.900         -     -     -     -  -0.7   0.1     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      219.356         -   220.732         -     -     -     -  -1.1   0.6     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      216.797         -   218.587         -     -     -     -   0.3   0.8     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      218.752         -   220.208         -     -     -     -   0.8   0.7     - 

   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          May 2009 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2005-2006                                         
                                                              Apr.      May       May       Apr.  
                                                              2009      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   122.506   122.898      -1.4       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.726   128.063   127.886       2.7      -0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.648   128.147   127.943       2.6      -0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.557   124.068   123.656       1.4      -0.3 
    Food away from home.......................      6.091   133.403   133.476       4.2       0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077   127.359   127.524       2.9       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.421   128.666   128.495       0.3      -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.409   131.630   131.566       1.4       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.004   152.236   151.032      -7.0      -0.8 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      5.008    96.247    96.226       0.9       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.988    91.148    90.000       0.4      -1.3 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.393   115.183   118.136     -12.9       2.6 
   Private transportation.....................     16.285   115.477   118.672     -13.2       2.8 
   Public transportation......................      1.108   112.313   111.889      -9.2      -0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.085   145.294   145.621       3.0       0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.615   128.434   128.713       3.2       0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.470   151.505   151.849       2.9       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      5.935   105.284   105.191      -0.1      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.196   109.709   109.795       2.8       0.1 
   Education..................................      2.771   173.305   173.691       5.5       0.2 
   Communication..............................      3.425    74.190    74.162       0.7       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.257   133.394   133.152       4.0      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     58.427   133.605   133.528       1.2      -0.1 
 Commodities..................................     41.573   109.023   109.954      -4.9       0.9 
  Durables....................................     11.817    80.935    81.049      -2.3       0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     29.756   123.424   124.831      -5.9       1.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.561   118.688   118.652       1.4       0.0 
 Energy.......................................      8.790   152.229   158.689     -27.2       4.2 

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

Last Modified Date: June 17, 2009