Consumer Price Index News Release



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                    Consumer Price Index - July 2010

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.3 percent in July on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today. (Before seasonal adjustment, the
 all items index was unchanged for the month.) Over the last 12
 months, the index increased 1.2 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The energy index posted its first increase since January and
 accounted for over two thirds of the seasonally adjusted all items
 increase. Both the gasoline and household energy indexes turned up in
 July after a series of declines. The food index, in contrast,
 declined in July, largely due to the fourth consecutive decline in
 the fruits and vegetables index.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in July
 after increasing 0.2 percent in June. The indexes for shelter,
 apparel, used cars and trucks, and tobacco all continued to increase
 in July. In contrast, the indexes for medical care and recreation
 turned down in July and the indexes for airline fares and household
 furnishings and operations continued to decline. The 12-month change
 in the index for all items less food and energy remained at 0.9
 percent for the fourth month in a row.


 Table A. Percent changes in CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city
 average
                                                                               
                                                                               
                                  Seasonally adjusted changes from             
                                          preceding month                      
                                                                          Un-  
                                                                       adjusted
                                                                        12-mos.
                              Jan.  Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July   ended 
                              2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010   July  
                                                                         2010  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .2    .0    .1   -.1   -.2   -.1    .3      1.2
  Food......................    .2    .1    .2    .2    .0    .0   -.1       .9
   Food at home.............    .4    .1    .5    .2    .0   -.1   -.1       .7
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .1    .0    .1    .1    .1    .0      1.1
  Energy....................   2.8   -.5    .0  -1.4  -2.9  -2.9   2.6      5.2
   Energy commodities.......   4.9  -1.3  -1.0  -2.1  -4.8  -4.1   4.0      8.0
    Gasoline (all types)....   4.4  -1.4   -.8  -2.4  -5.2  -4.5   4.6      7.4
    Fuel oil (1)............   6.1  -2.4    .7   2.3  -1.4  -3.2  -1.6     15.1
   Energy services..........    .0    .5   1.4   -.5   -.5  -1.6    .8      1.7
    Electricity.............  -1.1   -.5   2.1    .7   -.4  -2.2    .5      1.3
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   3.5   3.9   -.7  -4.4  -1.0    .6   1.7      3.1
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................   -.1    .1    .0    .0    .1    .2    .1       .9
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .1   -.1   -.1   -.3    .1    .2    .2      1.0
    New vehicles............   -.5    .1    .1    .0    .1    .1    .1       .9
    Used cars and trucks....   1.5    .7    .5    .2    .6    .9    .8     17.0
    Apparel.................   -.1   -.7   -.4   -.7    .2    .8    .6      -.3
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .7    .8    .4    .2    .1    .0   -.2      3.2
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............   -.2    .1    .1    .2    .1    .1    .1       .8
    Shelter.................   -.5    .0   -.1    .0    .1    .1    .1      -.7
    Transportation services    -.3    .4    .4    .4    .4    .0    .0      3.9
    Medical care services...    .5    .4    .3    .3    .0    .4    .0      3.2

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for July 2010

 Food
 
 The food index fell 0.1 percent in July after being unchanged in each
 of the two previous months. The index for food away from home was
 unchanged in July after rising 0.1 percent in June. The food at home
 index declined 0.1 percent, the same decrease as last month. The
 index for fruits and vegetables fell sharply, declining 1.9 percent
 after falling 1.3 percent the previous month, and the index for
 cereals and bakery products fell 0.3 percent. These declines more
 than offset increases in the other four grocery store food groups.
 The index for nonalcoholic beverages rose 0.6 percent after falling
 in each of the previous two months, and the index for dairy and
 related products rose 0.5 percent. The index for meats, poultry,
 fish, and eggs, rose 0.3 percent, its seventh consecutive increase,
 and the index for other food at home advanced 0.2 percent. The food
 index now has risen 0.9 percent over the last 12 months, with the
 food at home index up 0.7 percent. The indexes for fruits and
 vegetables, cereals and bakery products, and nonalcoholic beverages
 have declined over the past 12 months; the other grocery store food
 groups have posted increases.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose 2.6 percent in July after falling 2.9 percent
 in June. The gasoline index rose in July, increasing 4.6 percent
 after declining in each of the previous five months. (Before seasonal
 adjustment, gasoline prices fell 0.1 percent in July.) The household
 energy index, which fell 1.6 percent in June, rose 0.6 percent in
 July. The index for natural gas rose 1.7 percent after increasing 0.6
 percent last month, and the electricity index turned up, increasing
 0.5 percent after a 2.2 percent decline in June.  These increases
 more than offset a 1.6 percent decline in the fuel oil index. The
 energy index has increased 5.2 percent over the last 12 months. The
 gasoline index has risen 7.4 percent over the last 12 months, with
 the index for household energy up 2.5 percent.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in July
 after rising 0.2 percent in June. The shelter index rose 0.1 percent
 in July, the third consecutive such increase. Within the shelter
 component, the indexes for both rent and owners' equivalent rent
 repeated their June increases of 0.1 percent, while the index for
 lodging away from home increased 0.2 percent. The apparel index rose
 0.6 percent in July after increasing 0.8 percent in June. The index
 for used cars and trucks rose 0.8 percent in July following a 0.9
 percent increase in June. The index for new vehicles rose 0.1 percent
 in July, the same increase as in the previous two months. The index
 for tobacco increased 1.6 percent in July, its third straight
 increase of at least one percent.  A number of indexes declined in
 July. The index for airline fares decreased 1.2 percent after a 0.6
 percent decline in June, and the household furnishings and operations
 index fell 0.1 percent in July after a 0.4 percent June decline. The
 medical care index, which rose 0.3 percent in June, fell 0.1 percent
 in July as the indexes for prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs,
 and hospital services all declined. The recreation index also turned
 down in July, falling 0.1 percent.
 
 Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy
 has risen 0.9 percent. Indexes that have increased over that time
 period include used cars and trucks (17.0 percent), medical care (3.2
 percent), airline fares (10.2 percent) and tobacco (7.4 percent). In
 contrast, the shelter index has fallen 0.7 percent, the index for
 household furnishings and operations has declined 3.1 percent, and
 the indexes for recreation and for apparel have declined 0.8 percent
 and 0.3 percent, respectively.
 
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.2 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 218.011
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index was unchanged prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.6 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 213.898 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index was
 unchanged prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.0 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index was unchanged on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note
 that the indexes for the post-2008 period are subject to revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for August 2010 is scheduled to be released
 on Friday, September 17, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EDT).
 


























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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 25,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2009".  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/cpivar2009.pdf
      
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Regions Defined
 
 The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed
 below.
 
 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2005 through December 2009 were replaced in January
 2010.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is
 derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based
 upon certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components
 change their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to
 not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in
 the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the
 seasonally adjusted indexes will be used before that period.  Note:
 46 of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2010.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2010, BLS adjusted 30
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.
 
 


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to July 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       June       July                      Apr.    May     June 
                                                              2010       2010      July    June     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    May     June    July 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    217.965    218.011     1.2     0.0    -0.2    -0.1     0.3 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    652.926    653.066       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.562    219.539     0.9     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0 
   Food.......................................     13.738    219.218    219.121     0.9     0.0     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.801    215.361    215.256     0.7     0.0     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.108    250.260    250.172    -1.3     0.0     0.2    -0.6    -0.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.745    208.171    208.989     3.6     0.4     0.4     1.0     0.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .820    197.947    198.991     3.0     0.5     0.2     0.1     0.5 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.153    271.907    265.967    -1.8    -2.2    -1.1    -1.3    -1.9 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .952    160.361    161.121    -0.6     0.5    -0.8    -0.2     0.6 
     Other food at home.......................      2.023    191.001    191.529     0.3     0.3     0.3    -0.3     0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .295    199.737    201.180     3.1     0.7     1.2    -1.2     0.6 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    199.375    200.506    -0.3     0.6     0.1     0.0     0.0 
      Other foods.............................      1.496    204.874    205.166    -0.2     0.1     0.1    -0.2     0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .439    121.551    122.052     0.1     0.4    -1.4     0.8     0.4 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.937    225.797    225.710     1.1     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    159.271    159.338     1.8     0.0    -0.1     0.5     0.0 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.056    222.680    223.639     1.3     0.4     0.2     0.1     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.960    216.778    217.076    -0.5     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.289    248.470    248.677    -0.7     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.966    248.999    249.126     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .769    140.476    143.358     2.8     2.1     2.5     1.3     0.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     25.206    256.352    256.395    -0.2     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.593    256.347    256.387    -0.2     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .347    125.289    125.865     3.8     0.5     0.1     0.2     0.5 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.081    217.820    219.614     3.1     0.8    -0.4    -1.2     0.6 
    Household energy..........................      4.028    193.678    195.268     2.5     0.8    -0.6    -1.6     0.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .276    265.521    261.257    13.5    -1.6    -2.0    -2.6    -1.6 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.752    198.207    200.177     1.7     1.0    -0.5    -1.6     0.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.052    169.745    171.156     6.0     0.8     0.5     0.2     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.590    125.589    125.239    -3.1    -0.3     0.0    -0.4    -0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.560    150.747     0.5     0.1     0.3     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.695    118.319    115.248    -0.3    -2.6     0.2     0.8     0.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .903    112.446    109.670    -0.1    -2.5     0.5     2.3    -0.2 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.580    104.746    100.659    -1.0    -3.9     0.3     0.2     1.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .196    112.930    112.882     1.7     0.0    -0.4     0.8     2.2 
   Footwear...................................       .721    127.196    125.212     0.6    -1.6     0.0     0.6     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.685    192.651    193.038     5.6     0.2    -1.2    -1.0     1.3 
   Private transportation.....................     15.497    187.593    188.028     5.4     0.2    -1.4    -1.0     1.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.386     97.176     97.620     4.5     0.5     0.2     0.3     0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      3.573    137.503    137.323     0.9    -0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.012    144.399    146.379    17.0     1.4     0.6     0.9     0.8 
    Motor fuel................................      4.525    234.868    234.642     7.7    -0.1    -5.0    -4.1     4.4 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.337    234.214    234.091     7.4    -0.1    -5.2    -4.5     4.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .401    136.686    137.236     2.6     0.4     0.3     0.4     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.167    247.635    247.536     1.9     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
   Public transportation......................      1.187    257.825    257.337     7.7    -0.2     1.5    -0.5    -0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.513    388.199    387.898     3.2    -0.1     0.1     0.3    -0.1 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.611    314.888    314.113     3.2    -0.2     0.1     0.0    -0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.902    410.802    410.710     3.2     0.0     0.0     0.4     0.0 
    Professional services.....................      2.796    327.938    328.899     2.8     0.3     0.0     0.4     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.619    606.378    604.291     6.3    -0.3     0.4     0.6    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.437    113.802    113.689    -0.8    -0.1     0.0     0.1    -0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.894     99.814     99.244    -2.3    -0.6    -0.3     0.4    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.434    129.263    129.586     2.1     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      3.035    197.284    198.206     4.8     0.5     0.3     0.4     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .200    504.870    504.856     4.8     0.0     0.6     0.8    -0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.835    566.910    569.750     4.8     0.5     0.3     0.4     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.399     84.657     84.703    -0.4     0.1    -0.2    -0.2     0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.225     81.487     81.535    -0.6     0.1    -0.2    -0.2     0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.392    102.303    102.471    -0.2     0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .833      9.422      9.399    -2.1    -0.2    -0.6    -0.5    -0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .246     75.751     75.912    -6.1     0.2    -1.3    -0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.483    380.926    383.247     2.8     0.6     0.2     0.4     0.7 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .871    806.154    819.214     7.4     1.6     1.3     1.0     1.6 
   Personal care..............................      2.612    206.481    207.025     1.2     0.3    -0.2     0.2     0.4 
    Personal care products (1)................       .688    160.061    161.372    -0.9     0.8    -0.8    -0.2     0.8 
    Personal care services (1)................       .642    230.225    230.519     1.4     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.048    353.941    354.533     3.0     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.816    173.899    173.503     1.8    -0.2    -0.6    -0.4     0.5 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.562    219.539     0.9     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.021    149.648    149.116     2.3    -0.4    -0.9    -0.6     0.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.044    188.237    187.006     2.9    -0.7    -1.5    -0.8     1.3 
    Apparel...................................      3.695    118.319    115.248    -0.3    -2.6     0.2     0.8     0.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.349    236.028    235.935     3.9     0.0    -2.0    -1.7     1.9 
   Durables...................................      9.978    111.443    111.555     1.5     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Services.....................................     60.184    261.756    262.241     0.9     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.942    258.910    259.115    -0.7     0.1     0.2     0.0    -0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .347    125.289    125.865     3.8     0.5     0.1     0.2     0.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.752    198.207    200.177     1.7     1.0    -0.5    -1.6     0.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.052    169.745    171.156     6.0     0.8     0.5     0.2     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.560    150.747     0.5     0.1     0.3     0.0     0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      6.060    260.525    261.054     3.9     0.2     0.4     0.0     0.0 
  Medical care services.......................      4.902    410.802    410.710     3.2     0.0     0.0     0.4     0.0 
  Other services..............................     11.347    309.349    310.033     2.1     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.262    217.788    217.857     1.3     0.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.711    208.486    208.469     2.2     0.0    -0.3    -0.3     0.4 
 All items less medical care..................     93.487    209.605    209.664     1.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.2     0.3 
 Commodities less food........................     26.078    152.247    151.754     2.3    -0.3    -0.9    -0.6     0.9 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.100    190.306    189.196     2.8    -0.6    -1.3    -1.0     1.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.405    233.711    233.710     3.7     0.0    -1.8    -1.6     1.7 
 Nondurables..................................     29.838    204.157    203.471     1.9    -0.3    -0.9    -0.9     0.8 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.243    285.371    286.238     2.7     0.3     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.282    250.094    250.605     0.7     0.2     0.1    -0.1     0.0 
 Energy.......................................      8.553    211.660    212.372     5.2     0.3    -2.9    -2.9     2.6 
 All items less energy........................     91.447    220.336    220.316     0.9     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.708    221.265    221.258     0.9     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.276    143.376    142.864     1.0    -0.4     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      4.801    238.032    237.602     8.0    -0.2    -4.8    -4.1     4.0 
   Services less energy services..............     56.432    268.308    268.655     0.8     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .459     $ .459       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .153     $ .153       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Apr.      May       June      July                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    July    Jan.    July 
                                                                                      2009    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  217.579   217.224   216.929   217.597     3.0     2.3     0.0     0.0     2.6     0.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  219.680   219.764   219.696   219.641     0.1     1.8     1.7    -0.1     0.9     0.8 
   Food....................................  219.396   219.459   219.369   219.222     0.0     1.9     2.0    -0.3     0.9     0.8 
    Food at home...........................  216.045   215.939   215.622   215.430    -1.4     2.3     3.0    -1.1     0.5     0.9 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  250.147   250.615   249.216   248.561    -0.1    -0.4    -2.1    -2.5    -0.2    -2.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  205.699   206.622   208.669   209.196    -3.6     3.1     8.2     7.0    -0.3     7.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  197.308   197.749   197.947   198.991     4.7     7.6    -3.3     3.5     6.1     0.0 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  281.331   278.110   274.549   269.266    -8.8     7.4    13.0   -16.1    -1.0    -2.6 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.487   161.177   160.840   161.755    -0.5     0.0     0.0    -1.8    -0.3    -0.9 
     Other food at home....................  190.748   191.270   190.613   190.968     1.5    -0.7    -0.1     0.5     0.4     0.2 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  199.672   202.040   199.608   200.816     6.7     1.9     1.6     2.3     4.2     2.0 
      Fats and oils........................  199.755   199.880   199.817   199.743    -3.4     1.8     0.6     0.0    -0.8     0.3 
      Other foods..........................  204.458   204.717   204.265   204.548     1.3    -1.6    -0.6     0.2    -0.2    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.298   120.607   121.551   122.052     0.4    -1.8     2.4    -0.8    -0.7     0.8 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.276   225.573   225.797   225.710     1.6     1.2     0.6     0.8     1.4     0.7 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  158.738   158.529   159.271   159.338     1.2     1.2     3.1     1.5     1.2     2.3 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  222.001   222.354   222.582   223.758     2.2     0.5    -0.9     3.2     1.4     1.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.129   216.172   215.933   216.192     0.4    -1.4    -0.1     0.1    -0.5     0.0 
   Shelter.................................  247.855   248.080   248.360   248.533     0.3    -2.6    -0.3     1.1    -1.1     0.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  248.982   249.015   249.201   249.381    -0.5    -0.1     0.2     0.6    -0.3     0.4 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  132.018   135.330   137.144   137.410     5.4   -13.0     7.3    17.4    -4.2    12.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  256.091   256.166   256.370   256.521    -0.1    -0.7    -0.7     0.7    -0.4     0.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  256.086   256.161   256.365   256.513    -0.1    -0.7    -0.7     0.7    -0.4     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  124.879   125.036   125.289   125.865     3.0     7.3     1.7     3.2     5.1     2.4 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  215.725   214.885   212.218   213.471     4.9     6.8     5.7    -4.1     5.8     0.7 
    Household energy.......................  191.400   190.232   187.134   188.333     4.3     7.3     5.2    -6.3     5.8    -0.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  278.080   272.606   265.521   261.257    26.1    75.7    -3.9   -22.1    48.9   -13.5 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  195.046   194.056   191.036   192.576     3.0     3.4     5.9    -5.0     3.2     0.3 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  169.531   170.317   170.723   171.409     7.2     5.0     7.6     4.5     6.1     6.0 
   Household furnishings and operations....  125.722   125.708   125.203   125.135    -3.8    -1.6    -5.1    -1.9    -2.7    -3.5 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.068   150.575   150.560   150.747     0.5    -1.8     1.5     1.8    -0.6     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.459   118.740   119.705   120.373    -0.3     0.2    -7.0     6.6    -0.1    -0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  110.398   110.897   113.432   113.220    -1.8    -1.7    -6.6    10.6    -1.8     1.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.015   106.381   106.627   108.074    -1.1     1.1   -11.2     8.0     0.0    -2.0 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  114.244   113.803   114.727   117.212    -2.6     0.8    -1.8    10.8    -0.9     4.3 
   Footwear................................  127.337   127.334   128.153   128.465     1.1     4.3    -6.1     3.6     2.7    -1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  192.243   189.994   188.135   190.544    15.6    14.2    -2.8    -3.5    14.9    -3.1 
   Private transportation..................  187.597   185.021   183.147   185.797    15.6    14.9    -3.6    -3.8    15.2    -3.7 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.840    97.011    97.307    97.557     7.8     4.9     1.7     3.0     6.4     2.4 
     New vehicles..........................  137.747   137.840   137.939   138.139     2.9    -1.0     0.8     1.1     0.9     1.0 
     Used cars and trucks..................  141.905   142.691   143.950   145.088    30.5    24.6     5.6     9.3    27.5     7.4 
    Motor fuel.............................  236.628   224.806   215.489   224.977    38.5    43.6   -17.2   -18.3    41.1   -17.8 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  236.631   224.391   214.321   224.135    37.5    44.8   -17.0   -19.5    41.1   -18.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  135.701   136.135   136.686   137.236    -0.2     5.0     1.3     4.6     2.3     2.9 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  247.355   247.311   247.635   247.536     3.9     0.3     2.9     0.3     2.1     1.6 
   Public transportation...................  250.293   254.009   252.626   250.567    16.3     5.9     8.8     0.4    11.0     4.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  386.905   387.136   388.254   387.933     3.7     3.8     4.4     1.1     3.7     2.7 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  314.535   314.923   314.888   314.113     5.6     2.8     5.3    -0.5     4.2     2.3 
   Medical care services...................  409.135   409.293   410.880   410.759     3.0     4.1     4.1     1.6     3.6     2.9 
    Professional services..................  326.134   326.207   327.522   328.610     2.7     3.6     1.7     3.1     3.1     2.4 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  602.052   604.503   607.995   605.466     5.8     7.2    10.2     2.3     6.5     6.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.612   113.557   113.695   113.599    -1.4    -2.1     0.3     0.0    -1.8     0.1 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.556    99.212    99.598    99.240    -5.1    -0.1    -2.8    -1.3    -2.6    -2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  129.852   129.932   130.083   130.355     1.9     1.8     3.1     1.6     1.8     2.3 
   Education (2)...........................  198.426   199.041   199.925   200.686     3.8     4.0     6.8     4.6     3.9     5.7 
    Educational books and supplies.........  502.840   505.738   509.604   508.430     5.1     6.4     3.2     4.5     5.7     3.9 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  570.587   572.249   574.662   577.097     3.7     3.8     7.0     4.6     3.7     5.8 
   Communication (2).......................   84.950    84.811    84.657    84.702     0.0    -0.4    -0.1    -1.2    -0.2    -0.6 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.784    81.641    81.487    81.535    -0.1    -0.8    -0.2    -1.2    -0.4    -0.7 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.394   102.369   102.303   102.471     1.0    -0.6    -1.3     0.3     0.2    -0.5 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.530     9.473     9.422     9.399    -4.2    -1.8     3.1    -5.4    -3.0    -1.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   77.198    76.179    75.891    76.160   -11.0    -4.2    -3.7    -5.3    -7.7    -4.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  378.248   379.027   380.603   383.432     2.5     2.7     0.4     5.6     2.6     3.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  788.066   798.192   806.154   819.214     5.8     6.9     0.6    16.8     6.4     8.4 
   Personal care...........................  206.116   205.796   206.246   207.160     1.3     1.1     0.4     2.0     1.2     1.2 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.601   160.351   160.061   161.372    -1.5    -1.5    -0.1    -0.6    -1.5    -0.3 
    Personal care services (1).............  229.635   230.013   230.225   230.519     2.0     0.3     1.8     1.5     1.2     1.7 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  352.300   352.658   353.072   354.973     3.1     3.1     2.5     3.1     3.1     2.8 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  174.112   173.127   172.440   173.368     4.9     6.4    -2.5    -1.7     5.7    -2.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  219.680   219.764   219.696   219.641     0.1     1.8     1.7    -0.1     0.9     0.8 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  149.892   148.511   147.598   148.890     8.0     9.3    -4.8    -2.6     8.6    -3.7 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  188.173   185.316   183.771   186.102    11.9    15.3    -9.2    -4.3    13.6    -6.8 
    Apparel................................  118.459   118.740   119.705   120.373    -0.3     0.2    -7.0     6.6    -0.1    -0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  235.996   231.178   227.173   231.395    16.0    20.2    -9.5    -7.6    18.1    -8.6 
   Durables................................  111.244   111.315   111.381   111.465     3.9     2.5    -1.1     0.8     3.2    -0.2 
 Services..................................  260.792   261.066   261.169   261.549     1.7    -0.4     1.7     1.2     0.6     1.4 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  257.900   258.334   258.297   257.998     0.6    -1.6    -1.9     0.2    -0.5    -0.9 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   124.879   125.036   125.289   125.865     3.0     7.3     1.7     3.2     5.1     2.4 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  195.046   194.056   191.036   192.576     3.0     3.4     5.9    -5.0     3.2     0.3 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  169.531   170.317   170.723   171.409     7.2     5.0     7.6     4.5     6.1     6.0 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.068   150.575   150.560   150.747     0.5    -1.8     1.5     1.8    -0.6     1.7 
  Transportation services..................  258.879   259.890   259.909   259.852     7.3     2.1     5.0     1.5     4.7     3.2 
  Medical care services....................  409.135   409.293   410.880   410.759     3.0     4.1     4.1     1.6     3.6     2.9 
  Other services...........................  308.870   309.426   310.105   310.990     1.6     1.3     2.5     2.8     1.5     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  217.313   216.892   216.564   217.361     3.5     2.4    -0.3     0.1     2.9    -0.1 
 All items less shelter....................  208.187   207.597   207.070   207.943     4.3     4.7     0.1    -0.5     4.5    -0.2 
 All items less medical care...............  209.257   208.883   208.536   209.236     2.9     2.2    -0.3     0.0     2.6    -0.2 
 Commodities less food.....................  152.467   151.127   150.242   151.537     7.7     8.9    -4.7    -2.4     8.3    -3.6 
 Nondurables less food.....................  190.158   187.713   185.878   188.502    10.2    14.8    -8.7    -3.4    12.5    -6.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  233.688   229.400   225.675   229.614    14.1    19.0    -8.7    -6.8    16.5    -7.8 
 Nondurables...............................  204.613   202.850   201.106   202.701     7.1     7.5    -2.9    -3.7     7.3    -3.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  284.130   284.374   284.147   284.537     3.6     2.7     3.9     0.6     3.1     2.2 
 Services less medical care services.......  249.037   249.394   249.234   249.251     1.8    -0.1     0.6     0.3     0.9     0.5 
 Energy....................................  211.324   205.093   199.059   204.195    21.0    25.6    -7.6   -12.8    23.2   -10.2 
 All items less energy.....................  219.942   220.179   220.463   220.684     1.4     0.3     0.8     1.4     0.9     1.1 
  All items less food and energy...........  220.768   221.037   221.388   221.676     1.7     0.0     0.6     1.7     0.8     1.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.279   143.357   143.626   143.923     2.0     1.7    -1.6     1.8     1.8     0.1 
    Energy commodities.....................  240.344   228.758   219.487   228.353    37.8    45.4   -16.5   -18.5    41.5   -17.5 
   Services less energy services...........  267.547   267.941   268.337   268.610     1.6    -0.6     1.4     1.6     0.5     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                                          July2010 from--   June2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Apr.      May       June      July                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    July  May   June  June  Apr.  May 
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      218.009   218.178   217.965   218.011   1.2  -0.1   0.0   1.1   0.0  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      233.615   234.130   233.834   233.885   1.6  -0.1   0.0   1.7   0.1  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      235.496   236.054   235.769   235.770   1.4  -0.1   0.0   1.6   0.1  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.115   139.362   139.163   139.274   2.1  -0.1   0.1   2.0   0.0  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      207.777   207.987   207.886   208.211   1.7   0.1   0.2   1.2   0.1   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      208.308   208.489   208.289   208.556   1.4   0.0   0.1   1.0   0.0  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.510   133.772   133.845   134.130   2.1   0.3   0.2   1.7   0.3   0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      204.326   204.026   203.749   203.992   1.5   0.0   0.1   1.3  -0.3  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      211.528   211.423   211.232   210.988   1.0  -0.2  -0.1   0.9  -0.1  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      213.052   213.101   213.121   212.696   0.8  -0.2  -0.2   0.8   0.0   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.606   134.500   134.173   134.130   1.1  -0.3   0.0   0.8  -0.3  -0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      214.714   214.336   215.216   214.639   2.0   0.1  -0.3   1.6   0.2   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      221.202   221.417   221.147   221.331   0.8   0.0   0.1   0.6   0.0  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.040   225.571   225.291   225.574   0.9   0.0   0.1   0.6   0.1  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.133   133.889   133.635   133.685   0.7  -0.2   0.0   0.5  -0.4  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      199.043   199.358   199.183   199.224   1.1  -0.1   0.0   1.0   0.1  -0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.920   134.909   134.692   134.753   1.3  -0.1   0.0   1.1  -0.2  -0.2 
   D.........................................    M      210.968   210.739   211.094   210.882   1.5   0.1  -0.1   1.2   0.1   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      212.929   212.984   212.186   212.535   0.8  -0.2   0.2   0.6  -0.3  -0.4 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      225.916   226.438   225.877   225.991   0.9  -0.2   0.1   0.9   0.0  -0.2 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      240.529   241.075   240.817   241.147   1.5   0.0   0.1   1.5   0.1  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   238.083         -   236.132   1.3  -0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   204.024         -   203.989   1.7   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   202.108         -   200.227  -0.2  -0.9     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   142.025         -   141.966   0.8   0.0     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      204.014         -   204.725         -     -     -     -   0.6   0.3     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      205.248         -   204.891         -     -     -     -   0.2  -0.2     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      194.037         -   194.734         -     -     -     -   1.3   0.4     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      222.625         -   222.390         -     -     -     -   0.4  -0.1     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      227.432         -   228.074         -     -     -     -   1.9   0.3     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      227.697         -   228.110         -     -     -     -   1.1   0.2     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      226.513         -   226.118         -     -     -     -  -0.5  -0.2     - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to July 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       June       July                      Apr.    May     June 
                                                              2010       2010      July    June     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    May     June    July 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    213.839    213.898     1.6     0.0    -0.3    -0.2     0.4 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    636.962    637.138       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.730    218.784     0.9     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0 
   Food.......................................     15.333    218.291    218.276     0.9     0.0     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
    Food at home..............................      8.900    214.143    214.212     0.7     0.0    -0.1    -0.2     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.257    250.742    250.670    -1.3     0.0     0.2    -0.6    -0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.144    207.883    208.784     3.7     0.4     0.4     1.1     0.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .898    196.663    197.782     3.1     0.6     0.3     0.1     0.6 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.223    269.040    263.715    -2.1    -2.0    -1.3    -1.5    -1.8 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.123    159.938    160.862    -0.5     0.6    -0.7    -0.3     0.7 
     Other food at home.......................      2.254    190.164    190.675     0.2     0.3     0.2    -0.4     0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .321    198.560    199.857     3.0     0.7     1.1    -1.2     0.4 
      Fats and oils...........................       .259    199.676    200.656    -0.5     0.5     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
      Other foods.............................      1.674    204.877    205.206    -0.2     0.2     0.1    -0.2     0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    121.830    122.217     0.1     0.3    -1.5     0.8     0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.433    225.846    225.707     1.0    -0.1     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .321    159.601    159.725     1.8     0.1    -0.1     0.4     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.092    223.718    224.772     1.5     0.5     0.3     0.1     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.753    213.469    213.743    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     30.171    242.253    242.396    -0.4     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.476    247.389    247.442    -0.1     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .432    142.529    145.768     3.5     2.3     2.1     1.8     0.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.959    232.235    232.271    -0.2     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     20.218    232.237    232.272    -0.2     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .303    126.345    126.950     4.3     0.5     0.1     0.2     0.5 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.632    217.007    218.770     3.1     0.8    -0.4    -1.2     0.6 
    Household energy..........................      4.517    192.105    193.671     2.4     0.8    -0.6    -1.5     0.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .271    267.671    263.269    13.0    -1.6    -2.2    -2.5    -1.6 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.246    197.258    199.162     1.8     1.0    -0.5    -1.5     0.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.114    170.323    171.690     6.1     0.8     0.5     0.2     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.950    121.720    121.273    -3.1    -0.4     0.0    -0.3    -0.2 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .369    153.235    153.634     0.7     0.3     0.6     0.0     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.788    117.630    114.464    -0.9    -2.7     0.4     0.8     0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .945    112.359    109.313    -1.1    -2.7     0.7     2.1    -0.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    103.952     99.600    -1.7    -4.2     0.5     0.2     0.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .285    116.509    116.291     2.2    -0.2    -0.2     0.8     2.0 
   Footwear...................................       .781    127.034    125.317     0.2    -1.4     0.1     0.5     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     18.647    191.587    192.051     6.4     0.2    -1.6    -1.1     1.5 
   Private transportation.....................     17.881    188.088    188.577     6.4     0.3    -1.7    -1.1     1.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.952     96.467     97.003     6.6     0.6     0.3     0.4     0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      3.385    138.639    138.387     1.0    -0.2     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.944    145.257    147.247    17.0     1.4     0.5     0.9     0.8 
    Motor fuel................................      5.774    235.670    235.399     7.7    -0.1    -5.6    -4.2     4.4 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.530    235.124    234.959     7.4    -0.1    -5.2    -4.6     4.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .472    136.719    137.218     2.6     0.4     0.2     0.4     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.180    250.142    250.143     1.9     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.0 
   Public transportation......................       .766    254.023    253.625     7.0    -0.2     1.3    -0.6    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.261    389.513    389.335     3.5     0.0     0.1     0.3     0.0 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.301    306.440    305.764     3.3    -0.2     0.1     0.0    -0.2 
   Medical care services......................      3.961    413.834    413.883     3.6     0.0     0.1     0.4     0.0 
    Professional services.....................      2.195    331.323    332.219     2.9     0.3     0.0     0.4     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.339    606.700    605.634     7.1    -0.2     0.4     0.6    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.031    110.339    110.076    -1.2    -0.2    -0.1     0.1    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      2.046    100.239     99.660    -2.3    -0.6    -0.4     0.3    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.175    124.430    124.687     1.6     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.327    194.746    195.550     4.8     0.4     0.3     0.5     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196    507.168    506.799     4.4    -0.1     0.4     0.7    -0.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.131    547.366    549.874     4.8     0.5     0.3     0.4     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.848     87.306     87.376    -0.5     0.1    -0.1    -0.2     0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.715     85.115     85.186    -0.5     0.1    -0.2    -0.2     0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.906    102.021    102.185    -0.4     0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .809      9.976      9.957    -1.5    -0.2    -0.6    -0.5    -0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .225     75.631     75.929    -6.0     0.4    -1.4    -0.6     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.919    408.610    411.793     3.3     0.8     0.3     0.5     0.9 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.397    811.325    824.198     7.3     1.6     1.2     1.0     1.6 
   Personal care..............................      2.522    203.922    204.575     1.0     0.3    -0.3     0.2     0.5 
    Personal care products (1)................       .733    159.900    161.416    -0.8     0.9    -0.8    -0.2     0.9 
    Personal care services (1)................       .577    230.472    230.769     1.4     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.019    355.101    355.667     2.6     0.2     0.0     0.0     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.589    176.848    176.554     2.4    -0.2    -0.7    -0.5     0.6 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    218.730    218.784     0.9     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.164    154.282    153.847     3.2    -0.3    -1.2    -0.7     1.0 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     16.703    196.614    195.484     3.2    -0.6    -1.4    -1.5     1.7 
    Apparel...................................      3.788    117.630    114.464    -0.9    -2.7     0.4     0.8     0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.915    250.039    250.103     4.4     0.0    -2.2    -1.9     2.1 
   Durables...................................     10.461    112.781    112.995     3.3     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.1 
 Services.....................................     56.411    257.138    257.595     1.0     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.868    233.460    233.588    -0.4     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .303    126.345    126.950     4.3     0.5     0.1     0.2     0.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.246    197.258    199.162     1.8     1.0    -0.5    -1.5     0.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.114    170.323    171.690     6.1     0.8     0.5     0.2     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .369    153.235    153.634     0.7     0.3     0.6     0.0     0.3 
  Transportation services.....................      5.918    260.032    260.674     3.9     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.2 
  Medical care services.......................      3.961    413.834    413.883     3.6     0.0     0.1     0.4     0.0 
  Other services..............................     10.631    296.070    296.475     1.7     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.667    212.865    212.937     1.7     0.0    -0.3    -0.2     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.829    205.788    205.817     2.5     0.0    -0.4    -0.3     0.5 
 All items less medical care..................     94.739    206.706    206.771     1.5     0.0    -0.3    -0.2     0.4 
 Commodities less food........................     28.256    156.641    156.245     3.2    -0.3    -1.1    -0.7     1.0 
 Nondurables less food........................     17.795    198.309    197.295     3.1    -0.5    -1.3    -1.4     1.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.007    246.685    246.832     4.1     0.1    -2.0    -1.8     2.0 
 Nondurables..................................     33.128    208.127    207.547     2.1    -0.3    -1.1    -0.8     0.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.543    252.319    253.109     2.6     0.3     0.0    -0.1     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.450    246.079    246.547     0.8     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.1 
 Energy.......................................     10.291    212.049    212.674     5.3     0.3    -3.4    -3.0     2.7 
 All items less energy........................     89.709    215.015    215.005     1.2     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     74.376    214.733    214.724     1.2     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.211    145.603    145.205     1.9    -0.3     0.1     0.3     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      6.045    238.151    237.720     7.9    -0.2    -5.5    -4.1     4.1 
   Services less energy services..............     52.165    263.631    263.922     1.0     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .468     $ .468       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .157     $ .157       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               Apr.      May       June      July                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Oct.    Jan.    Apr.    July    Jan.    July 
                                                                                      2009    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  213.475   212.882   212.487   213.275     3.9     3.3    -0.3    -0.4     3.6    -0.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.864   218.938   218.830   218.851     0.1     1.8     1.8     0.0     0.9     0.9 
   Food....................................  218.518   218.546   218.416   218.336     0.0     1.7     2.1    -0.3     0.8     0.9 
    Food at home...........................  214.833   214.701   214.353   214.312    -1.4     2.2     3.2    -1.0     0.4     1.1 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  250.672   251.275   249.676   249.053     0.1    -0.9    -1.8    -2.6    -0.4    -2.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  205.451   206.203   208.396   208.949    -3.5     2.9     8.8     7.0    -0.3     7.9 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  195.958   196.490   196.663   197.782     5.0     7.5    -3.4     3.8     6.2     0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  278.948   275.416   271.241   266.463    -9.3     7.3    13.6   -16.7    -1.4    -2.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.122   160.946   160.429   161.496    -0.5     0.0     0.1    -1.5    -0.3    -0.7 
     Other food at home....................  190.036   190.471   189.767   190.144     1.6    -0.5    -0.4     0.2     0.5    -0.1 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  198.863   200.989   198.514   199.386     6.6     2.2     2.3     1.1     4.4     1.7 
      Fats and oils........................  200.301   200.344   200.054   199.998    -3.1     1.5     0.2    -0.6    -0.8    -0.2 
      Other foods..........................  204.531   204.735   204.250   204.633     1.4    -1.3    -1.0     0.2     0.1    -0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.712   120.869   121.830   122.217     1.8    -2.0     2.2    -1.6    -0.1     0.3 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.395   225.657   225.846   225.707     1.8     1.1     0.7     0.6     1.4     0.6 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  159.088   158.901   159.601   159.725     0.0     2.0     3.6     1.6     1.0     2.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  222.504   223.245   223.450   224.936     1.9     1.8    -2.2     4.4     1.9     1.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  212.824   212.781   212.526   212.756     0.4    -0.4     0.0    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
   Shelter.................................  241.857   241.982   242.233   242.390     0.1    -1.6    -0.2     0.9    -0.8     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.447   247.434   247.585   247.705    -0.6    -0.3     0.2     0.4    -0.4     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  133.683   136.433   138.894   139.345     5.4   -12.6     8.8    18.0    -4.1    13.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  232.020   232.086   232.272   232.411     0.0    -0.8    -0.6     0.7    -0.4     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  232.021   232.088   232.275   232.411     0.0    -0.8    -0.6     0.7    -0.4     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  125.872   126.051   126.345   126.950     3.3     8.5     1.8     3.5     5.9     2.7 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  214.347   213.520   211.014   212.231     4.8     6.7     5.3    -3.9     5.8     0.6 
    Household energy.......................  189.210   188.088   185.237   186.400     4.4     7.0     4.6    -5.8     5.7    -0.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  280.770   274.630   267.671   263.269    24.5    77.3    -4.6   -22.7    48.6   -14.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  193.513   192.568   189.775   191.240     3.3     3.6     5.3    -4.6     3.5     0.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  170.225   171.010   171.367   172.010     6.8     5.6     7.8     4.3     6.2     6.0 
   Household furnishings and operations....  121.744   121.712   121.367   121.071    -2.9    -1.4    -5.8    -2.2    -2.2    -4.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.329   153.176   153.235   153.634     2.1    -4.8     2.2     3.5    -1.4     2.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  117.754   118.204   119.096   119.544    -0.7    -0.5    -7.6     6.2    -0.6    -0.9 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  110.263   111.040   113.393   112.845    -2.3    -4.2    -6.9     9.7    -3.3     1.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  105.263   105.741   105.953   106.821    -1.3     1.0   -11.6     6.1    -0.1    -3.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  117.760   117.581   118.487   120.885    -3.5     4.3    -2.3    11.0     0.3     4.2 
   Footwear................................  127.125   127.277   127.913   128.294     1.3     2.6    -6.4     3.7     1.9    -1.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  191.311   188.273   186.209   189.020    20.1    16.3    -3.7    -4.7    18.2    -4.2 
   Private transportation..................  188.020   184.801   182.732   185.661    20.3    16.8    -4.2    -4.9    18.5    -4.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   95.843    96.087    96.497    96.827    12.0     8.0     2.1     4.2    10.0     3.1 
     New vehicles..........................  138.762   138.877   139.038   139.218     3.1    -1.1     0.5     1.3     1.0     0.9 
     Used cars and trucks..................  142.767   143.528   144.773   145.889    30.7    24.8     5.5     9.0    27.7     7.3 
    Motor fuel.............................  237.728   224.388   214.902   224.320    46.2    41.1   -17.7   -20.7    43.6   -19.2 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  237.823   225.380   215.031   224.891    37.4    46.3   -17.2   -20.0    41.8   -18.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  135.914   136.182   136.719   137.218    -0.1     4.9     1.6     3.9     2.4     2.7 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  249.873   249.841   250.142   250.143     4.0     0.3     3.1     0.4     2.1     1.8 
   Public transportation...................  247.394   250.693   249.252   247.744    16.2     5.0     6.9     0.6    10.5     3.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  388.188   388.456   389.639   389.453     3.7     4.1     5.0     1.3     3.9     3.1 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  306.117   306.458   306.440   305.764     5.3     2.9     5.7    -0.5     4.1     2.6 
   Medical care services...................  412.109   412.337   414.012   414.049     3.1     4.5     4.7     1.9     3.8     3.3 
    Professional services..................  329.450   329.497   330.959   331.963     2.8     3.9     1.9     3.1     3.4     2.5 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  602.551   604.958   608.514   606.994     5.8     8.0    11.8     3.0     6.9     7.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.165   110.072   110.196   109.992    -2.2    -1.9     0.0    -0.6    -2.1    -0.3 
   Video and audio (2).....................  100.080    99.656    99.980    99.646    -4.6     0.0    -2.8    -1.7    -2.3    -2.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  124.905   124.929   125.018   125.256     1.5     1.3     2.5     1.1     1.4     1.8 
   Education (2)...........................  195.692   196.263   197.168   197.893     3.7     4.1     7.0     4.6     3.9     5.8 
    Educational books and supplies.........  506.406   508.525   512.033   510.490     4.5     6.2     3.9     3.3     5.3     3.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  550.348   551.888   554.317   556.699     3.6     3.9     7.2     4.7     3.7     6.0 
   Communication (2).......................   87.583    87.454    87.306    87.375     0.0    -0.8    -0.2    -0.9    -0.4    -0.5 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.394    85.263    85.115    85.186     0.0    -1.0    -0.2    -1.0    -0.5    -0.6 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.132   102.101   102.021   102.185     0.9    -1.2    -1.4     0.2    -0.2    -0.6 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................   10.087    10.028     9.976     9.957    -4.6    -0.7     4.4    -5.1    -2.7    -0.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   77.339    76.229    75.763    76.168   -11.3    -3.4    -3.0    -5.9    -7.4    -4.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  405.156   406.288   408.314   411.916     2.9     3.5     0.3     6.8     3.2     3.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  793.243   803.019   811.325   824.198     5.7     7.0     0.7    16.5     6.3     8.3 
   Personal care...........................  203.801   203.291   203.690   204.671     1.0     1.3     0.1     1.7     1.2     0.9 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.604   160.289   159.900   161.416    -1.3    -1.4    -0.2    -0.5    -1.3    -0.3 
    Personal care services (1).............  229.857   230.263   230.472   230.769     2.1     0.2     1.9     1.6     1.1     1.7 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  354.179   354.133   354.233   355.713     2.6     3.8     2.4     1.7     3.2     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  176.982   175.718   174.912   176.029     7.1     7.5    -2.8    -2.1     7.3    -2.5 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.864   218.938   218.830   218.851     0.1     1.8     1.8     0.0     0.9     0.9 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  154.413   152.614   151.534   153.086    11.5    11.0    -5.4    -3.4    11.3    -4.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  196.223   193.425   190.600   193.805    13.7    18.4   -11.5    -4.8    16.0    -8.2 
    Apparel................................  117.754   118.204   119.096   119.544    -0.7    -0.5    -7.6     6.2    -0.6    -0.9 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  249.714   244.252   239.549   244.635    18.9    22.1   -11.2    -7.9    20.5    -9.6 
   Durables................................  112.342   112.426   112.718   112.840     7.1     4.5    -0.1     1.8     5.8     0.8 
 Services..................................  256.225   256.389   256.454   256.860     1.5     0.2     1.7     1.0     0.9     1.3 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  232.865   233.081   233.089   233.052     0.4    -1.0    -1.3     0.3    -0.3    -0.5 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   125.872   126.051   126.345   126.950     3.3     8.5     1.8     3.5     5.9     2.7 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  193.513   192.568   189.775   191.240     3.3     3.6     5.3    -4.6     3.5     0.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  170.225   171.010   171.367   172.010     6.8     5.6     7.8     4.3     6.2     6.0 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.329   153.176   153.235   153.634     2.1    -4.8     2.2     3.5    -1.4     2.8 
  Transportation services..................  258.832   259.637   259.839   260.234     6.9     1.8     5.2     2.2     4.3     3.7 
  Medical care services....................  412.109   412.337   414.012   414.049     3.1     4.5     4.7     1.9     3.8     3.3 
  Other services...........................  295.503   295.891   296.522   297.141     1.2     1.3     1.9     2.2     1.3     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  212.397   211.695   211.254   212.194     4.7     3.6    -0.7    -0.4     4.1    -0.6 
 All items less shelter....................  205.432   204.572   203.939   204.964     5.7     5.5    -0.4    -0.9     5.6    -0.6 
 All items less medical care...............  206.373   205.759   205.321   206.132     3.9     3.3    -0.6    -0.5     3.6    -0.5 
 Commodities less food.....................  156.736   155.000   153.951   155.506    11.1    10.7    -5.3    -3.1    10.9    -4.2 
 Nondurables less food.....................  197.896   195.285   192.563   195.686    12.9    17.4   -10.9    -4.4    15.1    -7.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  246.339   241.419   237.103   241.864    16.8    21.1   -10.5    -7.1    18.9    -8.8 
 Nondurables...............................  208.423   206.172   204.622   206.494     8.8     7.8    -4.0    -3.7     8.3    -3.8 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  251.049   251.154   250.979   251.382     3.4     2.6     4.0     0.5     3.0     2.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  245.161   245.348   245.258   245.438     1.6     0.2     1.0     0.5     0.9     0.7 
 Energy....................................  211.677   204.416   198.255   203.561    25.7    25.4    -8.8   -14.5    25.5   -11.7 
 All items less energy.....................  214.650   214.861   215.163   215.408     1.7     1.0     0.8     1.4     1.3     1.1 
  All items less food and energy...........  214.247   214.496   214.887   215.198     2.0     0.8     0.5     1.8     1.4     1.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  145.265   145.455   145.835   146.172     3.5     2.9    -1.6     2.5     3.2     0.5 
    Energy commodities.....................  240.647   227.514   218.075   227.010    45.2    42.5   -17.2   -20.8    43.8   -19.0 
   Services less energy services...........  263.042   263.332   263.722   264.007     1.4    -0.1     1.4     1.5     0.7     1.4 

   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                                          July2010 from--   June2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Apr.      May       June      July                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    July  May   June  June  Apr.  May 
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      213.958   214.124   213.839   213.898   1.6  -0.1   0.0   1.4  -0.1  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      231.109   231.661   231.308   231.380   2.1  -0.1   0.0   2.0   0.1  -0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      231.338   231.851   231.552   231.615   1.8  -0.1   0.0   1.9   0.1  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.126   140.510   140.227   140.283   2.7  -0.2   0.0   2.4   0.1  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      203.426   203.674   203.524   203.877   2.0   0.1   0.2   1.5   0.0  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      203.056   203.330   203.063   203.363   1.9   0.0   0.1   1.4   0.0  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.540   133.797   133.845   134.136   2.3   0.3   0.2   1.7   0.2   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      202.263   201.974   201.654   201.950   1.8   0.0   0.1   1.5  -0.3  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      209.017   208.920   208.640   208.440   1.5  -0.2  -0.1   1.3  -0.2  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.068   211.065   210.985   210.592   1.0  -0.2  -0.2   1.0   0.0   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.695   133.621   133.227   133.227   1.7  -0.3   0.0   1.4  -0.4  -0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      215.006   214.679   215.416   214.840   2.1   0.1  -0.3   1.7   0.2   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      215.873   216.044   215.681   215.824   1.1  -0.1   0.1   0.8  -0.1  -0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      218.103   218.605   218.238   218.499   1.2   0.0   0.1   0.9   0.1  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.993   133.764   133.448   133.471   0.9  -0.2   0.0   0.7  -0.4  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      197.786   198.087   197.852   197.908   1.4  -0.1   0.0   1.2   0.0  -0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.594   134.624   134.349   134.420   1.8  -0.2   0.1   1.5  -0.2  -0.2 
   D.........................................    M      209.327   209.097   209.374   209.161   1.8   0.0  -0.1   1.5   0.0   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      206.466   206.774   205.834   206.307   1.4  -0.2   0.2   1.1  -0.3  -0.5 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      218.475   218.787   218.222   218.367   1.0  -0.2   0.1   1.0  -0.1  -0.3 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      235.750   236.144   235.916   236.330   1.8   0.1   0.2   1.7   0.1  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   238.863         -   236.657   1.8  -0.9     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   195.574         -   195.477   2.1   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   205.263         -   203.537   0.2  -0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   142.064         -   141.926   1.1  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      203.095         -   204.084         -     -     -     -   0.7   0.5     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      201.003         -   200.703         -     -     -     -   0.4  -0.1     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      192.447         -   192.696         -     -     -     -   1.4   0.1     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      220.633         -   220.384         -     -     -     -   0.6  -0.1     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      227.325         -   228.175         -     -     -     -   2.2   0.4     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      223.821         -   224.185         -     -     -     -   1.4   0.2     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      222.309         -   221.857         -     -     -     -  -0.1  -0.2     - 

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


 Table 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         July 2010 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              June      July      July      June  
                                                              2010      2010      2009      2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   126.247   126.203       1.0       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   128.137   127.917       0.6      -0.2 
   Food.......................................     13.493   128.121   127.842       0.6      -0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   123.035   122.904       0.5      -0.1 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   135.068   134.569       0.7      -0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   128.805   129.360       1.2       0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   128.679   128.838      -0.5       0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   131.087   131.179      -0.7       0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   161.750   163.131       3.2       0.9 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    93.136    92.841      -3.5      -0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    88.100    85.643      -0.9      -2.8 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   131.562   131.791       5.9       0.2 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   131.921   132.187       5.7       0.2 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   126.596   126.345       7.8      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   150.338   150.224       3.0      -0.1 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   132.684   132.328       3.1      -0.3 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   156.814   156.795       2.9       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   103.473   103.294      -2.2      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   111.835   112.088       1.5       0.2 
   Education..................................      2.804   182.045   182.870       4.6       0.5 
   Communication..............................      3.484    73.010    73.043      -1.0       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   137.952   138.653       2.2       0.5 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383   135.719   135.963       0.7       0.2 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   114.616   114.215       1.4      -0.3 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.139    81.171       0.7       0.0 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   132.053   131.416       1.6      -0.5 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   119.814   119.755       0.6       0.0 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   187.625   188.248       5.4       0.3 

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

Last Modified Date: August 13, 2010