Consumer Price Index News Release





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                  Consumer Price Index - August 2011

  The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
  0.4 percent in August on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau
  of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all
  items index increased 3.8 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
  The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was broad-
  based, with continuing increases in the indexes for gasoline, food,
  shelter, and apparel. The gasoline index rose for the 12th time in
  the last 14 months and led to a 1.2 percent increase in the energy
  index, while the food index rose 0.5 percent, its largest increase
  since March.
 
  The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in
  August, the same increase as the previous month. Shelter and apparel
  were the biggest contributors, though the indexes for most of its
  major components posted increases, including used cars and trucks,
  medical care, household furnishings and operations, recreation,
  tobacco, and personal care. The new vehicles index, unchanged for the
  second month in a row, was an exception.
 
  The 12-month change in the all items index edged up to 3.8 percent
  after holding at 3.6 percent for three months, while the 12-month
  change for all items less food and energy reached 2.0 percent for the
  first time since November 2008. The energy index has risen 18.4
  percent over the last year, while the food index has increased 4.6
  percent.

  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.
                              Feb.  Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.   ended 
                              2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011  2011   Aug.  
                                                                         2011  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .5    .5    .4    .2   -.2    .5    .4      3.8
  Food......................    .6    .8    .4    .4    .2    .4    .5      4.6
   Food at home.............    .8   1.1    .5    .5    .2    .6    .6      6.0
   Food away from home (1)..    .2    .3    .3    .2    .3    .2    .4      2.7
  Energy....................   3.4   3.5   2.2  -1.0  -4.4   2.8   1.2     18.4
   Energy commodities.......   4.8   5.5   3.1  -1.9  -6.3   4.3   1.6     32.1
    Gasoline (all types)....   4.7   5.6   3.3  -2.0  -6.8   4.7   1.9     32.4
    Fuel oil (1)............   5.8   6.2   3.2   -.8  -2.2  -1.7   -.4     35.4
   Energy services..........   1.1    .2    .6    .6  -1.1    .4    .4      1.0
    Electricity.............    .4    .7    .2    .8  -1.6    .8   -.1      1.9
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   3.4  -1.4   1.9   -.3    .4  -1.2   2.2     -2.0
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .1    .2    .3    .3    .2    .2      2.0
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .1    .4    .5    .5    .3    .4      2.1
    New vehicles............   1.0    .7    .7   1.1    .6    .0    .0      3.8
    Used cars and trucks....    .1    .8   1.2   1.1   1.6    .7    .9      5.4
    Apparel.................   -.9   -.5    .2   1.2   1.4   1.2   1.1      4.2
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .7    .5    .5    .0   -.1    .0    .1      3.0
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .2    .2    .1    .2    .1    .2    .2      1.9
    Shelter.................    .1    .1    .1    .2    .2    .3    .2      1.6
    Transportation services     .5    .5    .2    .1   -.3   -.1    .2      3.1
    Medical care services...    .4    .1    .3    .3    .3    .3    .3      3.3

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




  Consumer Price Index Data for August 2011

  Food
 
  The food index rose 0.5 percent in August after rising 0.4 percent in
  July. The food at home index repeated its July increase of 0.6
  percent, with five of the six major grocery store food groups rising.
  The only exception was the index for nonalcoholic beverages, which
  declined slightly in August after rising in June and July. The
  cereals and bakery products index rose the most, increasing 1.1
  percent, followed by a 0.9 percent increase in the index for dairy
  and related products. The index for other food at home rose 0.8
  percent as the index for sugar and sweets rose sharply. The indexes
  for fruits and vegetables and for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose
  0.6 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. The food at home index has
  now risen 6.0 percent over the past 12 months, with all six groups
  rising at least 4.0 percent.  The index for food away from home
  advanced 0.4 percent in August, its largest increase since October
  2008, and has risen 2.7 percent over the last year.
 
  Energy
 
  The energy index, which rose 2.8 percent in July, increased 1.2
  percent in August. The gasoline index rose 1.9 percent in August
  after a 4.7 percent increase in July. (Before seasonal adjustment,
  gasoline prices fell 0.5 percent in August.) Over the past 12 months,
  the gasoline index has increased 32.4 percent. The household energy
  index rose modestly in August, increasing 0.4 percent. The indexes
  for electricity and for fuel oil both declined slightly, but the
  index for natural gas increased 2.2 percent in August after declining
  in July. Over the past year, the household energy index has increased
  2.7 percent. The fuel oil index has risen 35.4 percent over that
  period, while the electricity index has risen 1.9 percent and the
  index for natural gas has declined, falling 2.0 percent.
 
 
  All items less food and energy
 
  The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.2 percent in
  August, the fifth month in a row that the increase has either been
  0.2 percent or 0.3 percent. Similarly, the shelter index rose 0.2
  percent in August, its fourth increase in a row of at least that
  size. The index for rent increased 0.4 percent in August, its largest
  increase since June 2008. The index for owners' equivalent rent rose
  0.2 percent, and the index for lodging away from home turned down
  after recent increases, falling 1.8 percent. The index for apparel
  continued its string of substantial increases, rising 1.1 percent in
  August. The used cars and trucks index also continued to rise,
  increasing 0.9 percent. The medical care index increased 0.2 percent
  for the fourth month in a row, with medical care commodities rising
  0.1 percent and medical care services increasing 0.3 percent. Also
  increasing were the indexes for household furnishings and operations
  (0.3 percent), airline fares (1.1 percent), recreation (0.1 percent),
  personal care (0.2 percent), and tobacco (0.5 percent). The index for
  new vehicles was unchanged for the second month in a row after a
  series of increases.
 
  The index for all items less food and energy has risen 2.0 percent in
  the last 12 months. This 12-month change has been trending up since
  reaching a low of 0.6 percent for the 12 months ending October 2010.
  The 12-month change in the shelter index, which was negative through
  much of 2010, reached 1.6 percent in August. The 12-month change in
  the apparel index has now reached 4.2 percent after being negative as
  recently as March of this year. Major transportation indexes have
  risen strongly over the last 12 months, including used cars and
  trucks (5.4 percent), new vehicles (3.8 percent) and airline fares
  (9.5 percent).
 
  Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
  The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
  3.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 226.545
  (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.3 percent prior
  to seasonal adjustment.
 
  The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
  (CPI-W) increased 4.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index
  level of 223.326 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased
  0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
  The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
  increased 3.6 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
  index increased 0.3 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
  Please note that the indexes for the post-2009 period are subject to
  revision.
 
  The Consumer Price Index for September 2011 is scheduled to be
  released on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 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 26,000
  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.
  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 116.500.  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 0.03 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 0.06 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 0.14 and 0.26 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 2010".  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/cpivar2010.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 2006 through December 2010 were replaced in January
  2011.  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.
 
  Effective with the publication of data from January 2006 through
  December 2010 in January 2011, the Video and audio series and the
  Information technology, hardware and services series were changed
  from independently adjusted to dependently adjusted.  This resulted
  in an increase in the number of seasonal components used in deriving
  seasonal movement of the All items and 54 other lower level
  aggregations, from 73 for the publication of January 1998 through
  December 2005 data to 82 for the publication of seasonally adjusted
  data for January 2006 and later.  Each year the seasonal status of
  every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical criteria.
  If any of the 82 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 before that
  period will not be changed.  Note: 37 of the 82 components are not
  seasonally adjusted for 2011.
 
  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 2011, BLS adjusted 29
  series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
  selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
  vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
  series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
  refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
  For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
  series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
  Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
  http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
  For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
  write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
  and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact 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 Aug. 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       July       Aug.                      May     June    July 
                                                              2011       2011      Aug.    July     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    June    July    Aug. 
                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    225.922    226.545     3.8     0.3    -0.2     0.5     0.4 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    676.762    678.628       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    228.323    229.490     4.4     0.5     0.2     0.4     0.5 
   Food.......................................     13.742    228.316    229.554     4.6     0.5     0.2     0.4     0.5 
    Food at home..............................      7.816    226.891    228.354     6.0     0.6     0.2     0.6     0.6 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.090    260.921    262.970     5.3     0.8     0.6    -0.1     1.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.813    224.394    225.651     8.0     0.6    -0.4     0.5     0.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .839    214.781    216.720     9.1     0.9     0.5     1.2     0.9 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.152    282.018    282.579     6.3     0.2    -0.3     1.2     0.6 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .926    167.802    168.268     4.0     0.3     0.3     0.9    -0.2 
     Other food at home.......................      1.996    198.152    200.054     4.2     1.0     0.5     0.3     0.8 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .297    207.321    209.780     4.7     1.2     1.2    -0.2     1.2 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    221.325    223.509    10.8     1.0     1.0     0.5     0.9 
      Other foods.............................      1.466    210.202    212.114     3.0     0.9     0.3     0.4     0.7 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .432    124.418    125.193     2.8     0.6     0.3     0.6     0.6 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.926    231.580    232.513     2.7     0.4     0.3     0.2     0.4 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .329    162.971    163.468     2.5     0.3     0.0     0.3     0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.051    226.908    227.126     1.6     0.1     0.1    -0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.460    220.230    220.506     1.6     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     31.955    252.155    252.546     1.6     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.925    253.085    254.003     2.0     0.4     0.1     0.3     0.4 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .776    150.095    145.100     3.6    -3.3     3.0     0.9    -1.8 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     24.905    259.573    260.178     1.4     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.310    259.555    260.159     1.4     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .349    127.278    127.581     0.9     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.096    226.643    226.493     3.1    -0.1    -0.8     0.2     0.3 
    Household energy..........................      4.000    200.587    200.144     2.7    -0.2    -1.2     0.2     0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .309    336.894    335.995    27.7    -0.3    -1.8    -1.1    -0.3 
     Energy services (3)......................      3.691    202.002    201.564     1.0    -0.2    -1.1     0.4     0.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.095    179.820    180.762     4.8     0.5     0.4     0.2     0.1 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.409    124.959    125.138     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.0     0.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .772    151.908    152.066     1.0     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.601    118.770    121.547     4.2     2.3     1.4     1.2     1.1 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .882    113.914    114.399     3.8     0.4     2.6     1.7    -0.2 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.520    103.349    107.780     4.9     4.3     1.4     1.4     2.1 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .192    111.541    114.563     1.2     2.7     0.6     3.6     0.8 
   Footwear...................................       .700    126.092    127.500     1.5     1.1     0.4     0.0     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.308    216.164    216.057    11.7     0.0    -1.9     1.5     0.7 
   Private transportation.....................     16.082    211.432    211.315    12.0    -0.1    -1.9     1.6     0.7 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.333    101.442    101.524     3.7     0.1     1.0     0.1     0.2 
     New vehicles.............................      3.513    142.763    142.327     3.8    -0.3     0.6     0.0     0.0 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.055    154.184    155.823     5.4     1.1     1.6     0.7     0.9 
    Motor fuel................................      5.079    313.488    311.962    32.4    -0.5    -6.6     4.6     1.7 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.865    312.760    311.269    32.4    -0.5    -6.8     4.7     1.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .408    144.960    145.537     5.7     0.4     0.9     0.2     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.172    252.769    253.337     2.0     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Public transportation......................      1.227    272.868    272.949     7.2     0.0    -2.2    -0.2     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.627    400.305    400.874     3.2     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.633    324.159    324.395     3.0     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.994    423.847    424.546     3.3     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.830    336.150    336.378     2.1     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.703    641.712    643.600     6.2     0.3     0.5     0.4     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.293    113.492    113.592     0.1     0.1    -0.1    -0.1     0.1 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.816     98.672     98.222    -0.6    -0.5    -0.5     0.5    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.421    130.859    132.028     1.1     0.9     0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    206.158    210.266     4.4     2.0     0.3     0.7     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .204    525.981    530.785     5.2     0.9     0.2     0.2     0.0 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.903    592.539    604.798     4.3     2.1     0.3     0.7     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.313     83.211     83.077    -1.9    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.138     79.822     79.687    -2.3    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.334    100.961    101.006    -1.5     0.0     0.0    -0.2     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .804      9.032      8.960    -4.5    -0.8    -0.4    -0.1    -0.8 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .228     68.788     66.753   -11.9    -3.0    -1.6    -0.5    -2.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.497    386.494    387.053     0.9     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .906    833.067    837.427     1.8     0.5     0.4     0.5     0.5 
   Personal care..............................      2.591    208.174    208.199     0.6     0.0     0.3     0.0     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .671    159.763    159.017    -1.4    -0.5     0.4    -0.2    -0.5 
    Personal care services (1)................       .638    230.454    230.779     0.2     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.055    362.905    364.545     2.6     0.5     0.2     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     40.012    184.931    185.566     6.7     0.3    -0.6     0.9     0.6 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.792    228.323    229.490     4.4     0.5     0.2     0.4     0.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.219    161.222    161.621     8.1     0.2    -1.1     1.2     0.6 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.474    209.739    210.546    12.1     0.4    -1.9     1.5     0.8 
    Apparel...................................      3.601    118.770    121.547     4.2     2.3     1.4     1.2     1.1 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.873    271.228    270.809    14.5    -0.2    -2.9     1.5     0.8 
   Durables...................................      9.745    113.778    113.799     2.0     0.0     0.6     0.1     0.3 
 Services.....................................     59.988    266.660    267.271     1.8     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.607    262.747    263.152     1.6     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .349    127.278    127.581     0.9     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.2 
  Energy services (3).........................      3.691    202.002    201.564     1.0    -0.2    -1.1     0.4     0.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.095    179.820    180.762     4.8     0.5     0.4     0.2     0.1 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .772    151.908    152.066     1.0     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      6.140    268.642    268.940     3.1     0.1    -0.3    -0.1     0.2 
  Medical care services.......................      4.994    423.847    424.546     3.3     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.3 
  Other services..............................     11.340    313.703    315.791     1.4     0.7     0.1     0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.258    225.566    226.092     3.6     0.2    -0.3     0.5     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.045    218.230    218.952     4.8     0.3    -0.4     0.6     0.5 
 All items less medical care..................     93.373    217.336    217.955     3.8     0.3    -0.3     0.5     0.4 
 Commodities less food........................     26.270    163.664    164.059     7.8     0.2    -1.1     1.2     0.6 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.525    210.867    211.642    11.4     0.4    -1.9     1.4     0.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.923    266.018    265.656    13.4    -0.1    -2.7     1.4     0.8 
 Nondurables..................................     30.266    219.979    220.958     8.3     0.4    -1.1     0.9     0.6 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.382    291.961    292.871     2.1     0.3    -0.1     0.1     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     54.994    254.487    255.085     1.7     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.3 
 Energy.......................................      9.079    252.661    251.706    18.4    -0.4    -4.4     2.8     1.2 
 All items less energy........................     90.921    225.010    225.797     2.3     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.179    225.164    225.874     2.0     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.2 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     20.882    145.486    146.159     2.1     0.5     0.5     0.3     0.4 
    Energy commodities........................      5.388    316.835    315.330    32.1    -0.5    -6.3     4.3     1.6 
   Services less energy services..............     56.297    273.327    274.038     1.9     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .443     $ .441       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .148     $ .147       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               May       June      July      Aug.                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      Nov.    Feb.    May     Aug.    Feb.    Aug. 
                                                                                      2010    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  224.804   224.304   225.425   226.268     2.2     5.6     4.6     2.6     3.9     3.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  227.137   227.585   228.453   229.589     2.3     4.7     6.1     4.4     3.5     5.3 
   Food....................................  227.024   227.493   228.455   229.643     2.4     4.9     6.4     4.7     3.7     5.5 
    Food at home...........................  225.440   225.818   227.131   228.508     2.8     7.2     8.7     5.6     5.0     7.1 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  258.365   259.833   259.615   262.369     2.9     5.0     7.0     6.3     3.9     6.7 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  224.390   223.561   224.610   225.514     7.7     7.4    15.5     2.0     7.6     8.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  211.327   212.286   214.781   216.720     5.3     4.5    16.3    10.6     4.9    13.4 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  283.011   282.217   285.577   287.215     0.1    22.9    -2.2     6.1    10.9     1.9 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  166.304   166.866   168.300   168.012     1.2     2.3     8.5     4.2     1.8     6.3 
     Other food at home....................  196.037   197.027   197.654   199.249    -0.2     3.3     7.1     6.7     1.5     6.9 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  205.285   207.672   207.321   209.780     0.5     7.3     2.2     9.1     3.9     5.6 
      Fats and oils........................  217.141   219.368   220.368   222.384     5.6    10.9    16.9    10.0     8.2    13.4 
      Other foods..........................  208.214   208.810   209.632   211.126    -1.3     1.4     6.6     5.7     0.0     6.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  123.343   123.692   124.418   125.193    -3.8     2.7     6.4     6.1    -0.6     6.3 
    Food away from home (1)................  230.501   231.097   231.580   232.513     1.9     1.9     3.4     3.5     1.9     3.4 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  162.483   162.494   162.971   163.468     2.2     3.7     1.6     2.4     2.9     2.0 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  227.134   227.306   226.915   227.345     1.3     1.7     3.1     0.4     1.5     1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  218.637   218.770   219.299   219.780     0.4     2.0     2.0     2.1     1.2     2.1 
   Shelter.................................  250.707   251.267   251.947   252.420     0.9     1.4     1.4     2.8     1.1     2.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  252.403   252.683   253.315   254.265     1.7     2.0     1.3     3.0     1.9     2.1 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  137.705   141.840   143.172   140.659    -7.8    -0.2    15.2     8.9    -4.1    12.0 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  258.623   259.023   259.682   260.230     0.9     1.3     0.9     2.5     1.1     1.7 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  258.610   259.009   259.664   260.211     0.9     1.3     0.9     2.5     1.1     1.7 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  126.780   127.155   127.278   127.581     3.3    -3.0     0.8     2.6     0.1     1.7 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  221.800   219.939   220.447   221.155    -0.5     8.0     6.7    -1.2     3.6     2.7 
    Household energy.......................  195.475   193.171   193.621   194.359    -2.0     8.4     7.2    -2.3     3.1     2.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  347.002   340.775   336.894   335.995    40.1    69.9    26.9   -12.1    54.3     5.6 
     Energy services (3)...................  195.864   193.669   194.368   195.223    -4.6     4.3     5.6    -1.3    -0.2     2.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  178.806   179.574   179.974   180.159     4.9     6.5     4.8     3.1     5.7     3.9 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.859   124.813   124.870   125.275    -2.1     0.1     1.2     1.3    -1.0     1.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  151.730   151.730   151.908   152.066    -1.2     3.2     1.0     0.9     1.0     0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.342   122.037   123.562   124.934    -2.6     0.8     3.2    16.2    -0.9     9.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.243   115.111   117.114   116.898    -3.5    -0.8     3.0    17.6    -2.2    10.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  107.363   108.838   110.363   112.690    -4.0     1.3     2.8    21.4    -1.4    11.7 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  110.858   111.560   115.598   116.559    -7.1   -11.7     4.5    22.2    -9.5    13.0 
   Footwear................................  128.540   129.051   129.026   129.766    -1.7     1.1     2.7     3.9    -0.3     3.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  214.457   210.317   213.484   215.052     9.6    22.7    14.2     1.1    16.0     7.5 
   Private transportation..................  209.664   205.663   209.018   210.575     9.5    22.7    15.0     1.7    15.9     8.2 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   99.997   100.992   101.140   101.297    -1.7     1.0    10.7     5.3    -0.4     8.0 
     New vehicles..........................  142.637   143.501   143.549   143.572    -0.6     2.8    10.7     2.6     1.1     6.6 
     Used cars and trucks..................  148.264   150.707   151.827   153.211    -3.4    -0.9    12.9    14.0    -2.2    13.4 
    Motor fuel.............................  310.990   290.494   303.903   309.112    33.2    81.2    30.3    -2.4    55.4    12.8 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  310.161   289.077   302.520   308.398    34.3    79.0    30.8    -2.3    55.0    13.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  143.328   144.618   144.960   145.537     3.3     6.3     7.0     6.3     4.8     6.7 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  252.376   252.529   252.769   253.337     2.4     1.6     2.5     1.5     2.0     2.0 
   Public transportation...................  272.417   266.349   265.862   267.455    11.5    22.2     4.2    -7.1    16.7    -1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  398.739   399.500   400.468   401.431     3.7     3.1     3.2     2.7     3.4     3.0 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  324.399   324.102   324.159   324.395     2.5     5.7     4.1     0.0     4.0     2.0 
   Medical care services...................  421.544   422.741   424.076   425.328     4.2     2.3     2.9     3.6     3.2     3.3 
    Professional services..................  334.323   335.125   335.831   336.426     2.8     2.2     1.0     2.5     2.5     1.8 
    Hospital and related services..........  637.925   641.042   643.675   647.003     8.2     4.5     6.4     5.8     6.4     6.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.512   113.448   113.332   113.461    -1.4     0.9     1.0    -0.2    -0.3     0.4 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.424    97.922    98.435    98.047    -0.4    -0.7     0.1    -1.5    -0.6    -0.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  131.168   131.300   131.598   131.685     0.7     0.8     1.3     1.6     0.7     1.4 
   Education (2)...........................  206.559   207.115   208.477   209.073     2.9     5.4     4.2     5.0     4.2     4.6 
    Educational books and supplies.........  526.573   527.674   528.975   528.860     6.2     7.1     5.7     1.7     6.7     3.7 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  593.725   595.349   599.439   601.281     2.7     5.3     4.1     5.2     4.0     4.6 
   Communication (2).......................   83.441    83.391    83.235    83.112    -1.3    -3.4    -1.4    -1.6    -2.3    -1.5 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   80.056    80.004    79.846    79.722    -1.4    -4.4    -1.6    -1.7    -2.9    -1.6 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  101.159   101.204   100.961   101.006    -0.8    -3.9    -0.6    -0.6    -2.4    -0.6 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.084     9.049     9.043     8.975    -3.0    -5.8    -4.5    -4.7    -4.4    -4.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   70.586    69.430    69.089    67.192    -4.1   -16.0    -9.1   -17.9   -10.2   -13.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  384.959   386.068   386.568   387.673    -0.6     1.9    -0.6     2.9     0.6     1.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  825.690   828.860   833.067   837.427    -0.9     4.3    -1.8     5.8     1.7     1.9 
   Personal care...........................  207.704   208.232   208.228   208.649    -0.5     1.0    -0.2     1.8     0.3     0.8 
    Personal care products (1).............  159.478   160.163   159.763   159.017    -2.3     2.3    -4.5    -1.2     0.0    -2.8 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.505   230.614   230.454   230.779    -1.3     1.0     0.6     0.5    -0.2     0.5 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  361.046   361.765   363.086   364.537     2.0     1.9     2.4     3.9     2.0     3.2 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  184.226   183.042   184.701   185.783     3.8    11.2     8.4     3.4     7.4     5.9 
  Food and beverages.......................  227.137   227.585   228.453   229.589     2.3     4.7     6.1     4.4     3.5     5.3 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  160.735   158.934   160.855   161.879     4.6    15.2     9.7     2.9     9.8     6.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  210.446   206.462   209.517   211.198     9.7    25.4    12.9     1.4    17.3     7.0 
    Apparel................................  120.342   122.037   123.562   124.934    -2.6     0.8     3.2    16.2    -0.9     9.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  271.195   263.361   267.418   269.682    13.6    32.3    16.9    -2.2    22.6     6.9 
   Durables................................  112.843   113.560   113.697   114.000    -4.0     1.3     6.7     4.2    -1.4     5.4 
 Services..................................  265.147   265.318   265.897   266.471     1.1     2.1     2.1     2.0     1.6     2.1 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  261.102   261.396   261.882   262.558     2.4     0.8     0.9     2.2     1.6     1.6 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   126.780   127.155   127.278   127.581     3.3    -3.0     0.8     2.6     0.1     1.7 
  Energy services (3)......................  195.864   193.669   194.368   195.223    -4.6     4.3     5.6    -1.3    -0.2     2.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  178.806   179.574   179.974   180.159     4.9     6.5     4.8     3.1     5.7     3.9 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  151.730   151.730   151.908   152.066    -1.2     3.2     1.0     0.9     1.0     0.9 
  Transportation services..................  268.408   267.700   267.367   267.867     4.4     5.1     3.6    -0.8     4.8     1.4 
  Medical care services....................  421.544   422.741   424.076   425.328     4.2     2.3     2.9     3.6     3.2     3.3 
  Other services...........................  313.707   313.917   314.461   315.150     0.4     1.4     2.0     1.9     0.9     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  224.475   223.822   224.968   225.757     2.1     5.8     4.4     2.3     3.9     3.3 
 All items less shelter....................  217.230   216.303   217.613   218.612     2.8     7.7     6.2     2.6     5.2     4.4 
 All items less medical care...............  216.244   215.700   216.818   217.649     2.1     5.8     4.7     2.6     3.9     3.7 
 Commodities less food.....................  163.195   161.441   163.305   164.317     4.5    14.7     9.4     2.8     9.5     6.1 
 Nondurables less food.....................  211.633   207.713   210.536   212.073     9.8    23.4    12.6     0.8    16.4     6.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  266.147   259.034   262.591   264.643    12.6    29.6    16.1    -2.2    20.8     6.5 
 Nondurables...............................  220.165   217.801   219.814   221.179     6.6    14.3    10.7     1.9    10.4     6.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  290.391   290.050   290.297   291.055     1.5     3.1     3.0     0.9     2.3     1.9 
 Services less medical care services.......  253.004   252.972   253.218   253.904     1.9     1.7     1.9     1.4     1.8     1.7 
 Energy....................................  248.837   237.889   244.507   247.367    15.8    45.1    20.3    -2.3    29.6     8.4 
 All items less energy.....................  224.157   224.711   225.284   225.930     0.9     2.2     3.0     3.2     1.6     3.1 
  All items less food and energy...........  224.387   224.958   225.463   226.014     0.7     1.8     2.5     2.9     1.2     2.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  145.183   145.979   146.370   146.897    -1.5     1.2     3.9     4.8    -0.2     4.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  314.950   295.025   307.662   312.602    33.6    80.6    30.1    -2.9    55.3    12.4 
   Services less energy services...........  272.244   272.638   273.207   273.755     1.5     2.0     1.9     2.2     1.7     2.1 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 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                                          Aug.2011 from--   July 2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      May       June      July      Aug.                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    Aug.  June  July  July  May   June
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      225.964   225.722   225.922   226.545   3.8   0.4   0.3   3.6   0.0   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      241.566   241.690   242.282   243.033   3.8   0.6   0.3   3.6   0.3   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      242.976   243.257   243.806   244.601   3.6   0.6   0.3   3.4   0.3   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      144.697   144.525   144.952   145.339   4.3   0.6   0.3   4.1   0.2   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      215.899   215.954   216.099   216.586   3.8   0.3   0.2   3.8   0.1   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      216.376   216.290   216.350   216.870   3.8   0.3   0.2   3.7   0.0   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.827   139.115   139.222   139.451   3.8   0.2   0.2   3.8   0.3   0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      212.210   211.717   212.261   213.009   3.9   0.6   0.4   4.1   0.0   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      219.820   219.318   219.682   220.471   4.3   0.5   0.4   4.1  -0.1   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      220.982   220.481   220.897   221.685   4.1   0.5   0.4   3.9   0.0   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.833   139.639   139.783   140.378   4.5   0.5   0.4   4.2   0.0   0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      225.416   223.675   224.681   224.613   4.3   0.4   0.0   4.7  -0.3   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      228.516   228.075   227.805   228.222   3.0   0.1   0.2   2.9  -0.3  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      232.393   232.010   231.666   232.219   2.8   0.1   0.2   2.7  -0.3  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.598   138.269   138.128   138.171   3.3  -0.1   0.0   3.3  -0.3  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      205.944   205.792   205.928   206.524   3.5   0.4   0.3   3.4   0.0   0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      140.062   139.935   140.057   140.440   4.1   0.4   0.3   3.9   0.0   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      219.873   218.862   219.465   219.856   3.9   0.5   0.2   4.1  -0.2   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      220.094   220.182   219.277   219.688   3.2  -0.2   0.2   3.2  -0.4  -0.4 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      233.367   232.328   231.303   231.833   2.4  -0.2   0.2   2.4  -0.9  -0.4 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      248.073   248.505   249.164   250.058   3.5   0.6   0.4   3.3   0.4   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      244.574         -   244.256         -     -     -     -   3.4  -0.1     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      212.175         -   211.686         -     -     -     -   3.8  -0.2     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      208.794         -   208.602         -     -     -     -   4.2  -0.1     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      147.554         -   147.747         -     -     -     -   4.1   0.1     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   211.074         -   212.335   3.8   0.6     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   213.506         -   213.924   4.1   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   201.309         -   202.445   3.7   0.6     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   231.197         -   232.749   4.5   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   234.463         -   236.196   3.4   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   233.646         -   234.608   2.9   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   233.250         -   233.810   2.7   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 Aug. 2011    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2010       July       Aug.                      May     June    July 
                                                              2011       2011      Aug.    July     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2010    2011    June    July    Aug. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    222.686    223.326     4.3     0.3    -0.3     0.6     0.4 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    663.314    665.221       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    227.701    228.957     4.5     0.6     0.2     0.4     0.5 
   Food.......................................     15.315    227.585    228.911     4.7     0.6     0.2     0.4     0.6 
    Food at home..............................      8.906    225.889    227.388     6.1     0.7     0.1     0.6     0.6 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.236    261.564    263.608     5.3     0.8     0.6    -0.1     1.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.227    224.421    225.682     8.1     0.6    -0.4     0.4     0.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .917    213.957    215.910     9.2     0.9     0.4     1.2     0.9 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.219    279.494    280.617     6.3     0.4    -0.5     1.2     0.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.091    166.890    167.391     3.7     0.3     0.3     0.8    -0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.217    197.389    199.201     4.2     0.9     0.5     0.4     0.8 
      Sugar and sweets (1)....................       .324    206.103    208.537     4.9     1.2     1.1    -0.1     1.2 
      Fats and oils...........................       .258    221.982    224.327    11.2     1.1     1.3     0.7     1.0 
      Other foods.............................      1.635    210.318    212.092     2.9     0.8     0.2     0.4     0.7 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .463    124.607    125.327     2.9     0.6     0.2     0.6     0.6 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.409    231.603    232.682     2.7     0.5     0.3     0.2     0.5 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    164.167    164.551     2.9     0.2     0.0     0.4     0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.086    227.956    228.213     1.5     0.1     0.1    -0.2     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.228    216.917    217.235     1.7     0.1     0.0     0.3     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     29.811    245.705    246.187     1.6     0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.396    251.271    252.195     2.0     0.4     0.1     0.2     0.4 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .436    151.939    146.163     3.7    -3.8     2.6     0.8    -1.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.672    235.116    235.645     1.4     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     19.942    235.110    235.638     1.4     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    128.377    128.727     0.9     0.3     0.3     0.1     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.633    225.589    225.399     3.1    -0.1    -0.8     0.3     0.3 
    Household energy..........................      4.476    198.857    198.396     2.7    -0.2    -1.1     0.3     0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .301    335.796    334.935    26.4    -0.3    -1.9    -1.0    -0.3 
     Energy services (3)......................      4.175    201.547    201.084     1.2    -0.2    -1.0     0.5     0.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.157    180.170    181.099     4.7     0.5     0.4     0.2     0.1 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.784    121.185    121.325     0.3     0.1    -0.1     0.2     0.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .364    154.670    154.879     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.668    117.830    120.624     4.3     2.4     1.4     1.2     1.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .921    113.565    114.068     3.7     0.4     2.3     1.6    -0.3 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.502    102.841    107.359     5.8     4.4     1.4     1.4     2.0 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .280    114.220    118.265     1.9     3.5     0.6     3.2     1.6 
   Footwear...................................       .750    126.679    128.108     2.0     1.1     0.5    -0.1     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     19.418    217.466    217.491    12.9     0.0    -2.2     1.8     0.9 
   Private transportation.....................     18.631    214.119    214.131    13.1     0.0    -2.2     1.9     0.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.914    101.093    101.393     4.1     0.3     1.1     0.3     0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      3.320    143.687    143.276     3.7    -0.3     0.5     0.1     0.0 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      3.003    155.201    156.860     5.4     1.1     1.7     0.8     0.9 
    Motor fuel................................      6.470    314.806    313.307    32.5    -0.5    -6.7     4.7     1.7 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      6.193    314.232    312.768    32.5    -0.5    -6.9     4.9     1.8 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .479    144.840    145.390     5.7     0.4     0.8     0.3     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.184    255.509    256.077     2.0     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.2 
   Public transportation......................       .787    269.003    269.427     7.1     0.2    -2.1    -0.1     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    402.160    402.783     3.3     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.318    315.957    316.299     3.2     0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.038    427.464    428.190     3.3     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.220    339.756    340.053     2.2     0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Hospital and related services.............      1.414    644.693    646.560     6.5     0.3     0.5     0.5     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.862    110.134    110.146     0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.0     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.959     99.417     98.939    -0.4    -0.5    -0.5     0.6    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.118    124.994    125.797     0.3     0.6     0.1     0.1     0.0 
   Education (2)..............................      2.380    203.181    206.790     4.2     1.8     0.2     0.5     0.3 
    Educational books and supplies............       .199    529.929    536.250     5.5     1.2     0.2     0.1     0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.181    570.995    581.447     4.0     1.8     0.2     0.5     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.738     85.628     85.545    -2.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (2)      3.605     83.282     83.198    -2.4    -0.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.823    100.366    100.405    -1.8     0.0     0.0    -0.3     0.0 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (5).........................       .782      9.573      9.514    -4.4    -0.6    -0.3     0.0    -0.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .208     68.230     66.530   -12.3    -2.5    -1.5    -0.3    -2.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.950    416.166    416.896     1.1     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.450    837.692    842.479     1.8     0.6     0.4     0.5     0.6 
   Personal care..............................      2.500    206.069    205.957     0.7    -0.1     0.3     0.0     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .717    160.567    159.655    -1.1    -0.6     0.4    -0.1    -0.6 
    Personal care services (1)................       .572    230.579    230.907     0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.027    364.597    365.826     2.6     0.3     0.1     0.3     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.898    189.508    190.217     7.5     0.4    -0.8     1.1     0.7 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.401    227.701    228.957     4.5     0.6     0.2     0.4     0.5 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.497    168.166    168.623     9.3     0.3    -1.4     1.5     0.7 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     17.244    221.945    222.704    13.5     0.3    -2.1     1.4     0.9 
    Apparel...................................      3.668    117.830    120.624     4.3     2.4     1.4     1.2     1.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     13.576    291.265    290.820    16.0    -0.2    -3.2     1.8     1.0 
   Durables...................................     10.253    115.866    116.037     2.6     0.1     0.7     0.2     0.3 
 Services.....................................     56.102    261.777    262.344     1.8     0.2     0.0     0.2     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.504    236.781    237.244     1.6     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    128.377    128.727     0.9     0.3     0.3     0.1     0.3 
  Energy services (3).........................      4.175    201.547    201.084     1.2    -0.2    -1.0     0.5     0.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.157    180.170    181.099     4.7     0.5     0.4     0.2     0.1 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .364    154.670    154.879     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  Transportation services.....................      5.994    268.170    268.778     3.0     0.2    -0.1    -0.1     0.3 
  Medical care services.......................      4.038    427.464    428.190     3.3     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.563    299.077    300.411     1.0     0.4     0.0     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.685    221.625    222.144     4.2     0.2    -0.4     0.6     0.4 
 All items less shelter.......................     70.189    216.683    217.387     5.4     0.3    -0.6     0.7     0.5 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    215.361    215.996     4.3     0.3    -0.4     0.6     0.4 
 Commodities less food........................     28.583    170.311    170.764     9.0     0.3    -1.3     1.4     0.7 
 Nondurables less food........................     18.329    222.537    223.269    12.7     0.3    -2.0     1.3     0.9 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.662    284.603    284.219    14.9    -0.1    -3.0     1.6     0.9 
 Nondurables..................................     33.644    225.916    226.913     9.0     0.4    -1.3     1.0     0.7 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.598    257.932    258.552     2.0     0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.065    250.237    250.789     1.7     0.2     0.0     0.1     0.2 
 Energy.......................................     10.946    255.169    254.191    19.3    -0.4    -4.6     3.0     1.2 
 All items less energy........................     89.054    219.748    220.587     2.4     0.4     0.2     0.3     0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     73.739    218.548    219.290     2.0     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.812    148.206    149.003     2.4     0.5     0.6     0.3     0.4 
    Energy commodities........................      6.771    317.281    315.799    32.3    -0.5    -6.5     4.5     1.7 
   Services less energy services..............     51.927    268.303    268.988     1.8     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .449     $ .448       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .151     $ .150       -       -       -       -       - 

   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--    
                                               May       June      July      Aug.                                                  
                                               2011      2011      2011      2011                                                  
                                                                                      Nov.    Feb.    May     Aug.    Feb.    Aug. 
                                                                                      2010    2011    2011    2011    2011    2011 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  221.529   220.768   222.077   223.010     2.5     6.6     5.3     2.7     4.5     4.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  226.540   226.929   227.802   229.016     2.4     4.6     6.4     4.4     3.5     5.4 
   Food....................................  226.319   226.723   227.692   228.952     2.5     4.9     6.6     4.7     3.7     5.7 
    Food at home...........................  224.492   224.769   226.069   227.458     2.8     7.3     9.0     5.4     5.0     7.2 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  259.020   260.567   260.242   263.058     2.9     5.1     6.9     6.4     4.0     6.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  224.521   223.720   224.657   225.516     7.7     7.6    16.1     1.8     7.6     8.7 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  210.488   211.374   213.957   215.910     5.0     4.6    17.1    10.7     4.8    13.9 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  280.367   278.965   282.395   284.468     0.0    24.2    -2.8     6.0    11.4     1.5 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  165.582   166.036   167.414   167.199     1.4     1.6     8.2     4.0     1.5     6.1 
     Other food at home....................  195.230   196.198   196.955   198.478    -0.6     3.6     7.1     6.8     1.5     7.0 
      Sugar and sweets (1).................  204.161   206.402   206.103   208.537     1.4     7.9     1.6     8.9     4.6     5.1 
      Fats and oils........................  216.992   219.872   221.486   223.640     5.2    11.2    15.7    12.8     8.2    14.2 
      Other foods..........................  208.363   208.866   209.767   211.152    -1.9     1.6     6.9     5.5    -0.2     6.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  123.673   123.911   124.607   125.327    -3.5     3.0     7.0     5.5    -0.3     6.2 
    Food away from home (1)................  230.521   231.112   231.603   232.682     2.1     1.7     3.4     3.8     1.9     3.6 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  163.498   163.524   164.167   164.551     4.0     3.3     1.9     2.6     3.6     2.3 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  228.327   228.503   227.990   228.514     1.1     0.9     3.8     0.3     1.0     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  215.372   215.369   215.909   216.430     0.6     2.2     2.1     2.0     1.4     2.0 
   Shelter.................................  244.622   245.029   245.635   246.170     1.1     1.5     1.2     2.6     1.3     1.9 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  250.687   250.938   251.517   252.486     1.7     2.1     1.3     2.9     1.9     2.1 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  139.738   143.333   144.542   141.783    -5.8    -0.7    16.6     6.0    -3.3    11.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  234.326   234.643   235.213   235.681     1.0     1.4     0.9     2.3     1.2     1.6 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  234.320   234.639   235.206   235.674     1.0     1.4     0.9     2.3     1.2     1.6 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  127.859   128.242   128.377   128.727     3.3    -1.6    -0.5     2.7     0.8     1.1 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  220.111   218.367   219.074   219.783    -0.9     7.3     6.8    -0.6     3.1     3.0 
    Household energy.......................  193.096   190.982   191.649   192.373    -2.2     7.6     7.2    -1.5     2.6     2.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  345.830   339.095   335.796   334.935    39.7    66.1    25.2   -12.0    52.3     4.9 
     Energy services (3)...................  194.818   192.818   193.693   194.520    -4.5     4.3     5.9    -0.6    -0.2     2.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  179.223   179.953   180.357   180.557     4.8     6.1     5.0     3.0     5.5     4.0 
   Household furnishings and operations....  121.006   120.881   121.083   121.447    -1.7    -0.2     1.8     1.5    -0.9     1.6 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  154.378   154.581   154.670   154.879    -2.0     2.4     1.8     1.3     0.2     1.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.528   121.203   122.700   123.897    -1.9     0.9     3.9    15.4    -0.5     9.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.512   115.078   116.888   116.537    -2.9     0.8     2.6    15.1    -1.1     8.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.951   108.462   109.948   112.099    -1.2     1.5     3.5    20.7     0.2    11.7 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  113.863   114.525   118.190   120.035    -5.7   -11.6     4.7    23.5    -8.7    13.7 
   Footwear................................  128.720   129.412   129.250   130.189    -3.6     2.5     4.9     4.6    -0.6     4.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  215.500   210.835   214.617   216.457    10.1    25.2    15.6     1.8    17.4     8.5 
   Private transportation..................  212.103   207.502   211.387   213.215    10.2    25.3    16.1     2.1    17.5     8.9 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   99.292   100.337   100.613   100.947    -2.0     0.9    11.2     6.8    -0.5     9.0 
     New vehicles..........................  143.630   144.411   144.489   144.511    -0.9     3.0    10.6     2.5     1.0     6.4 
     Used cars and trucks..................  149.198   151.670   152.817   154.229    -3.2    -0.9    12.7    14.2    -2.0    13.5 
    Motor fuel.............................  312.340   291.497   305.332   310.629    32.5    82.5    30.3    -2.2    55.5    12.9 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  311.697   290.345   304.500   310.120    32.2    82.1    30.9    -2.0    55.1    13.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  143.257   144.458   144.840   145.390     3.1     6.2     7.3     6.1     4.6     6.7 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  255.042   255.133   255.509   256.077     2.5     1.5     2.4     1.6     2.0     2.0 
   Public transportation...................  269.065   263.506   263.228   264.968     9.4    22.2     4.5    -6.0    15.6    -0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  400.682   401.374   402.449   403.355     3.8     3.4     3.3     2.7     3.6     3.0 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  316.099   315.710   315.957   316.299     2.4     5.9     4.3     0.3     4.1     2.3 
   Medical care services...................  425.316   426.464   427.870   428.997     4.3     2.6     3.0     3.5     3.5     3.2 
    Professional services..................  337.966   338.809   339.447   340.063     2.8     2.5     1.1     2.5     2.6     1.8 
    Hospital and related services..........  641.005   644.001   647.029   650.044     8.6     5.0     6.6     5.8     6.8     6.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.076   110.001   109.989   110.007    -2.1     1.9     1.2    -0.3    -0.2     0.5 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.080    98.575    99.198    98.741    -0.4    -0.3     0.2    -1.4    -0.3    -0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.340   125.440   125.517   125.576     0.1    -0.6     0.8     0.8    -0.2     0.8 
   Education (2)...........................  203.768   204.259   205.277   205.796     2.9     5.4     4.3     4.0     4.1     4.2 
    Educational books and supplies.........  531.355   532.591   532.994   534.305     5.8     9.1     5.1     2.2     7.4     3.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  572.656   574.039   577.124   578.589     2.6     5.0     4.2     4.2     3.8     4.2 
   Communication (2).......................   85.857    85.836    85.644    85.568    -1.6    -4.2    -1.4    -1.3    -2.9    -1.4 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (2)................................   83.513    83.492    83.298    83.221    -1.6    -4.9    -1.5    -1.4    -3.3    -1.4 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  100.610   100.657   100.366   100.405    -1.0    -4.7    -0.6    -0.8    -2.9    -0.7 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (5)......................    9.612     9.584     9.582     9.527    -3.7    -5.8    -4.4    -3.5    -4.7    -4.0 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   69.761    68.685    68.476    66.880    -5.7   -16.6   -10.9   -15.5   -11.3   -13.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  414.012   415.446   416.213   417.579    -0.7     2.7    -1.2     3.5     1.0     1.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  830.137   833.452   837.692   842.479    -0.9     4.3    -2.0     6.1     1.6     2.0 
   Personal care...........................  205.463   206.112   206.107   206.492    -0.5     1.8    -0.7     2.0     0.7     0.7 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.083   160.780   160.567   159.655    -1.4     2.9    -4.6    -1.1     0.7    -2.8 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.709   230.814   230.579   230.907    -1.3     1.0     0.5     0.3    -0.2     0.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  363.012   363.440   364.641   365.672     2.5     2.6     2.3     3.0     2.5     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  188.580   187.064   189.046   190.282     4.3    12.7     9.3     3.7     8.5     6.4 
  Food and beverages.......................  226.540   226.929   227.802   229.016     2.4     4.6     6.4     4.4     3.5     5.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  167.363   165.079   167.478   168.690     5.5    17.8    10.9     3.2    11.5     7.0 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  222.447   217.845   220.896   222.967    12.1    28.1    14.3     0.9    19.8     7.4 
    Apparel................................  119.528   121.203   122.700   123.897    -1.9     0.9     3.9    15.4    -0.5     9.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  290.849   281.604   286.641   289.480    15.2    34.7    18.8    -1.9    24.6     8.0 
   Durables................................  114.560   115.400   115.677   116.073    -4.3     1.5     8.0     5.4    -1.4     6.7 
 Services..................................  260.366   260.433   260.993   261.562     1.1     2.1     2.2     1.9     1.6     2.0 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  235.649   235.908   236.372   237.045     1.8     1.3     0.9     2.4     1.6     1.7 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   127.859   128.242   128.377   128.727     3.3    -1.6    -0.5     2.7     0.8     1.1 
  Energy services (3)......................  194.818   192.818   193.693   194.520    -4.5     4.3     5.9    -0.6    -0.2     2.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  179.223   179.953   180.357   180.557     4.8     6.1     5.0     3.0     5.5     4.0 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  154.378   154.581   154.670   154.879    -2.0     2.4     1.8     1.3     0.2     1.5 
  Transportation services..................  268.275   267.896   267.720   268.407     3.9     4.1     4.0     0.2     4.0     2.1 
  Medical care services....................  425.316   426.464   427.870   428.997     4.3     2.6     3.0     3.5     3.5     3.2 
  Other services...........................  299.096   299.140   299.585   299.911     0.1     0.9     1.8     1.1     0.5     1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  220.488   219.523   220.891   221.765     2.5     6.9     5.0     2.3     4.7     3.7 
 All items less shelter....................  215.486   214.295   215.872   216.959     3.0     8.8     7.0     2.8     5.9     4.9 
 All items less medical care...............  214.223   213.426   214.730   215.656     2.4     6.8     5.4     2.7     4.6     4.0 
 Commodities less food.....................  169.536   167.311   169.640   170.837     5.3    17.1    10.6     3.1    11.1     6.8 
 Nondurables less food.....................  223.118   218.640   221.553   223.538    11.4    26.3    13.9     0.8    18.6     7.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  284.399   275.970   280.419   283.019    14.1    31.9    18.0    -1.9    22.7     7.6 
 Nondurables...............................  226.125   223.294   225.476   226.992     7.2    16.0    11.8     1.5    11.5     6.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  256.332   255.986   256.220   256.800     1.2     2.9     3.1     0.7     2.0     1.9 
 Services less medical care services.......  248.874   248.840   249.178   249.772     1.4     1.9     2.0     1.5     1.6     1.7 
 Energy....................................  251.126   239.606   246.895   249.914    16.4    47.6    21.0    -1.9    31.1     8.9 
 All items less energy.....................  218.935   219.475   220.065   220.749     0.9     2.3     3.3     3.4     1.6     3.3 
  All items less food and energy...........  217.826   218.395   218.908   219.477     0.6     1.7     2.6     3.1     1.2     2.8 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  147.607   148.509   148.996   149.589    -1.6     1.3     4.4     5.5    -0.1     4.9 
    Energy commodities.....................  315.284   294.876   308.122   313.210    32.8    81.7    30.1    -2.6    55.4    12.6 
   Services less energy services...........  267.500   267.802   268.327   268.865     1.5     1.9     1.9     2.1     1.7     2.0 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 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                                          Aug.2011 from--   July 2011 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      May       June      July      Aug.                                      
                                                          2011      2011      2011      2011    Aug.  June  July  July  May   June
                                                                                                2010  2011  2011  2010  2011  2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      222.954   222.522   222.686   223.326   4.3   0.4   0.3   4.1  -0.1   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      240.209   240.158   240.707   241.431   4.2   0.5   0.3   4.0   0.2   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      239.852   239.972   240.475   241.191   4.0   0.5   0.3   3.8   0.3   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      146.390   146.144   146.536   146.985   4.7   0.6   0.3   4.5   0.1   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      212.572   212.556   212.718   213.212   4.4   0.3   0.2   4.3   0.1   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      212.272   212.147   212.211   212.589   4.4   0.2   0.2   4.4   0.0   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.532   139.738   139.835   140.207   4.3   0.3   0.3   4.2   0.2   0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      211.052   210.516   211.120   211.873   4.4   0.6   0.4   4.5   0.0   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      218.437   217.722   218.087   218.947   4.9   0.6   0.4   4.6  -0.2   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      219.971   219.263   219.543   220.583   4.6   0.6   0.5   4.3  -0.2   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.744   139.407   139.584   140.190   5.1   0.6   0.4   4.8  -0.1   0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      226.539   224.807   225.923   225.793   4.8   0.4  -0.1   5.2  -0.3   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      223.944   223.237   222.815   223.204   3.3   0.0   0.2   3.2  -0.5  -0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      226.399   225.670   225.152   225.662   3.1   0.0   0.2   3.0  -0.6  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      138.816   138.392   138.151   138.255   3.6  -0.1   0.1   3.5  -0.5  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      205.758   205.415   205.474   206.077   4.0   0.3   0.3   3.8  -0.1   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      140.412   140.179   140.288   140.723   4.6   0.4   0.3   4.4  -0.1   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      219.159   218.067   218.791   219.093   4.4   0.5   0.1   4.6  -0.2   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      215.358   215.325   214.437   214.740   4.1  -0.3   0.1   3.9  -0.4  -0.4 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      226.842   225.461   224.277   224.665   2.7  -0.4   0.2   2.7  -1.1  -0.5 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      244.316   244.601   245.265   246.025   3.9   0.6   0.3   3.8   0.4   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      246.825         -   245.949         -     -     -     -   3.9  -0.4     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      204.105         -   203.660         -     -     -     -   4.2  -0.2     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      214.038         -   213.480         -     -     -     -   4.9  -0.3     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      148.638         -   148.294         -     -     -     -   4.5  -0.2     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   210.598         -   212.325   4.2   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   210.354         -   210.377   4.5   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   200.444         -   201.772   4.4   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   229.353         -   231.448   4.8   0.9     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   234.965         -   236.583   3.5   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   230.605         -   231.445   3.2   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   230.072         -   230.558   3.2   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         Aug. 2011 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              July      Aug.      Aug.      July  
                                                              2011      2011      2010      2011  
                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   129.930   130.258       3.6       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   132.832   133.489       4.4       0.5 
   Food.......................................     13.493   133.064   133.764       4.7       0.5 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   129.069   129.875       5.9       0.6 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   138.500   139.045       3.0       0.4 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   130.514   130.624       1.4       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   130.366   130.528       1.5       0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   133.109   133.331       1.6       0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   165.819   165.667       2.8      -0.1 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.533    92.610      -0.3       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    88.719    90.756       3.6       2.3 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   145.528   145.446      11.9      -0.1 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   146.471   146.382      12.2      -0.1 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   133.536   133.531       7.1       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   154.776   154.976       3.0       0.1 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   136.465   136.516       2.8       0.0 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   161.498   161.756       3.0       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   102.413   102.354      -0.8      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   112.666   113.465       0.5       0.7 
   Education..................................      2.804   190.158   193.837       4.2       1.9 
   Communication..............................      3.484    71.181    70.991      -2.5      -0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   142.265   142.415       1.9       0.1 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383   138.211   138.512       1.8       0.2 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   120.021   120.385       6.3       0.3 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.997    81.898       1.1      -0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   139.905   140.534       8.2       0.4 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   121.821   122.166       1.7       0.3 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   214.070   213.270      18.1      -0.4 

 Indexes for 2011 are initial estimates.  Indexes for 2010 are interim adjustments.
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Last Modified Date: September 15, 2011