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                 Consumer Price Index - September 2010

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.1 percent in September on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
 the all items index increased 1.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 Increases in food indexes and another rise in the gasoline index
 contributed to the all items seasonally adjusted increase this month.
 Four of the six major grocery store food group indexes increased in
 September as the food index posted its largest increase since October
 2008. The gasoline index rose again in September, leading to a third
 consecutive increase in the energy index despite a decline in the
 index for household energy.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in
 September, as it was in August. The shelter index was unchanged for
 the second month in a row. The indexes for apparel, household
 furnishing and operations, recreation, and used cars and trucks all
 declined in September, offsetting a sharp increase in the index for
 medical care and a slight increase in the index for new vehicles.
 
 Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy
 rose 0.8 percent, the lowest 12-month increase since March 1961, with
 the shelter component down 0.4 percent. The food index rose 1.4
 percent, with both the food at home index and food away from home
 index rising the same 1.4 percent. The energy index rose 3.8 percent
 over the last year, with gasoline up 5.1 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.
                              Mar.  Apr.  May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.   ended 
                              2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010   Sep.  
                                                                         2010  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .1   -.1   -.2   -.1    .3    .3    .1      1.1
  Food......................    .2    .2    .0    .0   -.1    .2    .3      1.4
   Food at home.............    .5    .2    .0   -.1   -.1    .0    .3      1.4
   Food away from home (1)..    .0    .1    .1    .1    .0    .3    .3      1.4
  Energy....................    .0  -1.4  -2.9  -2.9   2.6   2.3    .7      3.8
   Energy commodities.......  -1.0  -2.1  -4.8  -4.1   4.0   3.8   1.8      5.8
    Gasoline (all types)....   -.8  -2.4  -5.2  -4.5   4.6   3.9   1.6      5.1
    Fuel oil (1)............    .7   2.3  -1.4  -3.2  -1.6    .9    .8     11.8
   Energy services..........   1.4   -.5   -.5  -1.6    .8    .4   -.8      1.5
    Electricity.............   2.1    .7   -.4  -2.2    .5    .2   -.3      1.1
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............   -.7  -4.4  -1.0    .6   1.7   1.1  -2.3      3.0
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .0    .0    .1    .2    .1    .0    .0       .8
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....   -.1   -.3    .1    .2    .2    .1   -.2       .8
    New vehicles............    .1    .0    .1    .1    .1    .3    .1      2.1
    Used cars and trucks....    .5    .2    .6    .9    .8    .7   -.7     12.9
    Apparel.................   -.4   -.7    .2    .8    .6   -.1   -.6     -1.2
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .4    .2    .1    .0   -.2    .2    .3      2.6
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .2    .1    .1    .1    .0    .1       .8
    Shelter.................   -.1    .0    .1    .1    .1    .0    .0      -.4
    Transportation services     .4    .4    .4    .0    .0    .1    .3      3.0
    Medical care services...    .3    .3    .0    .4    .0    .2    .8      3.7

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.

 
 Consumer Price Index Data for September 2010
 
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.3 percent in September after a 0.2 percent
 increase in August. Both the food away from home and the food at home
 index increased 0.3 percent. Within the latter group, four of the six
 major grocery store food groups posted increases, with the other two
 unchanged. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose the
 most, increasing 0.9 percent after declining in August. Within that
 group, the eggs index rose 7.2 percent. The index for cereals and
 bakery products rose 0.8 percent in September after a 0.1 percent
 increase in August. The indexes for dairy and related products and
 for fruits and vegetables posted slight increases in September, while
 the indexes for nonalcoholic beverages and for other food at home
 were unchanged. Over the past year, the indexes for cereals and
 bakery products and for nonalcoholic beverages have declined, while
 the indexes for the other four groups have increased.
 
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose 0.7 percent in September after a 2.3 percent
 increase in August. Following a 3.9 percent increase in August, the
 gasoline index rose 1.6 percent in September. (Before seasonal
 adjustment, gasoline prices fell 1.4 percent in September.) In
 contrast, the household energy index declined in September, falling
 0.6 percent, primarily due to a 2.3 percent decrease in the index for
 natural gas. The electricity index also declined, falling 0.3
 percent, while the fuel oil index rose 0.8 percent. The indexes of
 all the major energy components have risen over the last 12 months.
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in
 September, as it was in August. The shelter index was unchanged for
 the second month in a row. The rent index rose 0.1 percent while the
 index for owners' equivalent rent was unchanged and the index for
 lodging away from home fell 0.2 percent.  The medical care index rose
 sharply in September, increasing 0.6 percent. The index for medical
 care commodities rose 0.3 percent while the index for medical care
 services increased 0.8 percent with the hospital services index
 rising 1.8 percent. The index for new vehicles posted a slight
 increase in September, rising 0.1 percent, while the index for
 airline fares increased 0.2 percent. Offsetting these increases was a
 downturn in the index for used cars and trucks and continuing
 declines in several indexes. The used cars and trucks index fell 0.7
 percent in September, its first decline since April 2009. The apparel
 index decreased 0.6 percent following a 0.1 percent decline last
 month. The index for household furnishings and operations fell 0.4
 percent in September and has now declined in three of the last four
 months. The recreation index decreased 0.3 percent in September, its
 third consecutive decline.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.8 percent
 over the last 12 months. The index for education has increased 4.0
 percent with the index for college tuition and fees up 4.4 percent.
 The index for used cars and trucks has risen 12.9 percent over the
 past year, with the indexes for new vehicles index up 2.1 percent and
 for airline fares up 6.1 percent. The medical care index has
 increased 3.4 percent. In contrast to these increases, the index for
 shelter has fallen 0.4 percent and the indexes for apparel,
 recreation, household furnishings and operations, and communication
 have also declined.
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.1 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 218.439
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1 percent prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.4 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 214.306 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index was
 unchanged prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 0.9 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index rose 0.1 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please
 note that the indexes for the post-2008 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for October 2010 is scheduled to be released
 on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
      
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W),
 which covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that
 comprise approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the
 total population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical
 worker households, groups such as professional, managerial, and
 technical workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the
 unemployed, and retirees and others not in the labor force.
      
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 25,000
 retail establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals,
 filling stations, and other types of stores and service
 establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the purchase and
 use of items are included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few
 other items are obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of
 most other commodities and services are collected every month in the
 three largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
 Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
      
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.
 Local data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the
 CPI-U and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city,
 by region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
      
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
      
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.
 
 
 
 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent
 change standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for
 hypothesis testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the
 1 month percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All Items
 Consumer Price Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from
 the universe of all retail prices using the same methodology, and
 estimate a percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these
 estimates would be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage
 change based on all retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change
 of 0.2 percent in the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are
 95 percent confident that the actual percent change based on all
 retail prices would fall between 0.12 and 0.28 percent.  For the
 latest data, including information on how to use the estimates of
 standard error, see "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the
 Consumer Price Index, January-December 2009".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2009.pdf
      
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
  Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Regions Defined
 
 The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed
 below.
 
 The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
 York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
 The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
 Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
 The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
 Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
 Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
 of Columbia.
 The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
 Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.
 
 
 
 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.
 
 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes
 are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2005 through December 2009 were replaced in January
 2010.  Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated
 seasonal data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through
 1977; and, in January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series
 were revised for January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change
 in the aggregation weights for dependently adjusted series. For
 further information, please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted
 Seasonally Adjusted Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI
 Detailed Report.
 
 The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is
 derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based
 upon certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components
 change their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to
 not seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in
 the aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the
 seasonally adjusted indexes will be used before that period.  Note:
 46 of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2010.
 
 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original
 release.  For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data
 in escalation agreements.
 
 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are
 estimated and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal
 factors.  Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for
 1996, X-12-ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
 Adjustment.
 
 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2010, BLS adjusted 30
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.
 
 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.
 
 


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Sep. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Aug.       Sep.                      June    July    Aug. 
                                                              2010       2010      Sep.    Aug.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    July    Aug.    Sep. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    218.312    218.439     1.1     0.1     0.3     0.3     0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    653.966    654.346       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.877    220.586     1.4     0.3     0.0     0.1     0.3 
   Food.......................................     13.738    219.491    220.216     1.4     0.3    -0.1     0.2     0.3 
    Food at home..............................      7.801    215.382    216.161     1.4     0.4    -0.1     0.0     0.3 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.108    249.736    250.085    -0.5     0.1    -0.3     0.1     0.8 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.745    208.854    211.280     4.7     1.2     0.3    -0.3     0.9 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .820    198.712    199.042     2.9     0.2     0.5    -0.1     0.2 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.153    265.914    268.832     0.5     1.1    -1.9     0.4     0.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .952    161.764    161.771    -0.7     0.0     0.6    -0.1     0.0 
     Other food at home.......................      2.023    192.026    191.289     0.4    -0.4     0.2     0.2     0.0 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .295    200.335    202.469     2.8     1.1     0.6    -0.1     1.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    201.764    201.971     1.0     0.1     0.0     0.7     0.1 
      Other foods.............................      1.496    205.857    204.322    -0.2    -0.7     0.1     0.2    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .439    121.787    122.106     0.0     0.3     0.4    -0.2     0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.937    226.422    227.075     1.4     0.3     0.0     0.3     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    159.517    160.072     1.8     0.3     0.0     0.1     0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.056    223.536    224.043     1.2     0.2     0.5     0.0     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.960    216.976    216.602    -0.3    -0.2     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.289    248.595    248.522    -0.4     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.966    249.024    249.368     0.2     0.1     0.1    -0.1     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .769    139.999    135.800     1.6    -3.0     0.2    -1.3    -0.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     25.206    256.509    256.590    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.593    256.503    256.584    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .347    126.463    126.627     3.6     0.1     0.5     0.5     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.081    219.602    217.695     2.9    -0.9     0.6     0.4    -0.4 
    Household energy..........................      4.028    194.865    192.635     2.2    -1.1     0.6     0.5    -0.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .276    263.196    265.812    12.3     1.0    -1.6     0.7     1.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.752    199.632    197.049     1.5    -1.3     0.8     0.4    -0.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.052    172.491    172.833     5.8     0.2     0.4     0.2     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.590    125.005    124.535    -2.9    -0.4    -0.1     0.0    -0.4 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.630    150.346    -0.1    -0.2     0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.695    116.667    121.011    -1.2     3.7     0.6    -0.1    -0.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .903    110.229    112.201    -0.6     1.8    -0.2    -0.1    -0.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.580    102.702    109.217    -2.9     6.3     1.4    -0.3    -1.4 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .196    113.245    114.413    -1.6     1.0     2.2    -1.3    -1.3 
   Footwear...................................       .721    125.656    129.303     0.5     2.9     0.2    -0.5     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.685    193.454    192.412     4.6    -0.5     1.3     1.2     0.5 
   Private transportation.....................     15.497    188.616    187.646     4.6    -0.5     1.4     1.3     0.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.386     97.891     97.502     4.3    -0.4     0.3     0.4    -0.2 
     New vehicles.............................      3.573    137.119    137.365     2.1     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.012    147.909    146.065    12.9    -1.2     0.8     0.7    -0.7 
    Motor fuel................................      4.525    235.690    232.518     5.4    -1.3     4.4     3.9     1.8 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.337    235.110    231.819     5.1    -1.4     4.6     3.9     1.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .401    137.646    137.802     3.3     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.167    248.390    249.231     1.9     0.3     0.0     0.3     0.3 
   Public transportation......................      1.187    254.717    252.525     5.3    -0.9    -0.8    -0.2     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.513    388.467    390.616     3.4     0.6    -0.1     0.2     0.6 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.611    314.881    315.804     2.6     0.3    -0.2     0.2     0.3 
   Medical care services......................      4.902    411.182    413.807     3.7     0.6     0.0     0.2     0.8 
    Professional services.....................      2.796    329.318    330.149     2.9     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.4 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.619    605.859    614.667     7.3     1.5    -0.4     0.5     1.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.437    113.521    113.120    -1.3    -0.4    -0.1    -0.2    -0.3 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.894     98.852     98.638    -2.1    -0.2    -0.4    -0.5     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.434    130.599    131.154     1.6     0.4     0.2     0.0    -0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      3.035    201.476    203.353     4.0     0.9     0.4     0.0    -0.2 
    Educational books and supplies............       .200    504.635    508.892     3.1     0.8    -0.2    -1.4     0.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.835    579.833    585.271     4.0     0.9     0.4     0.1    -0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.399     84.699     84.665    -0.4     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.225     81.532     81.497    -0.6     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.392    102.534    102.633    -0.3     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .833      9.381      9.339    -1.4    -0.4    -0.2    -0.2    -0.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .246     75.798     75.570    -3.1    -0.3     0.4     0.2     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.483    383.685    383.663     2.5     0.0     0.7     0.3    -0.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .871    822.662    823.766     6.8     0.1     1.6     0.4     0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.612    207.042    206.929     1.1    -0.1     0.4     0.2    -0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .688    161.337    160.985    -0.9    -0.2     0.8     0.0    -0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .642    230.354    230.332     0.9     0.0     0.1    -0.1     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.048    355.429    355.964     3.0     0.2     0.5     0.2    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.816    173.925    174.282     1.6     0.2     0.5     0.5     0.2 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    219.877    220.586     1.4     0.3     0.0     0.1     0.3 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.021    149.558    149.761     1.7     0.1     0.9     0.8     0.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.044    187.890    188.770     1.7     0.5     1.3     1.4     0.4 
    Apparel...................................      3.695    116.667    121.011    -1.2     3.7     0.6    -0.1    -0.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.349    236.498    235.211     2.7    -0.5     1.9     2.0     0.8 
   Durables...................................      9.978    111.587    111.174     1.6    -0.4     0.1     0.4    -0.3 
 Services.....................................     60.184    262.421    262.320     0.8     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.0 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.942    259.015    258.934    -0.4     0.0    -0.1     0.1     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .347    126.463    126.627     3.6     0.1     0.5     0.5     0.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.752    199.632    197.049     1.5    -1.3     0.8     0.4    -0.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.052    172.491    172.833     5.8     0.2     0.4     0.2     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.630    150.346    -0.1    -0.2     0.1    -0.1    -0.2 
  Transportation services.....................      6.060    260.944    260.577     3.0    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.3 
  Medical care services.......................      4.902    411.182    413.807     3.7     0.6     0.0     0.2     0.8 
  Other services..............................     11.347    311.443    311.802     1.5     0.1     0.3     0.0    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.262    218.147    218.179     1.1     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.711    208.925    209.133     1.9     0.1     0.4     0.4     0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     93.487    209.952    210.001     1.0     0.0     0.3     0.3     0.1 
 Commodities less food........................     26.078    152.182    152.395     1.7     0.1     0.9     0.7     0.1 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.100    190.025    190.885     1.7     0.5     1.4     1.3     0.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.405    234.212    233.089     2.6    -0.5     1.7     1.8     0.7 
 Nondurables..................................     29.838    204.111    204.920     1.6     0.4     0.8     0.9     0.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.243    286.775    286.640     2.3     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.282    250.766    250.516     0.6    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
 Energy.......................................      8.553    212.663    210.003     3.8    -1.3     2.6     2.3     0.7 
 All items less energy........................     91.447    220.619    221.030     0.9     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.0 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.708    221.551    221.907     0.8     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.276    143.206    143.866     0.8     0.5     0.2     0.1    -0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      4.801    238.702    235.797     5.8    -1.2     4.0     3.8     1.8 
   Services less energy services..............     56.432    268.903    269.034     0.8     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .458     $ .458       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .153     $ .153       -       -       -       -       - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               June      July      Aug.      Sep.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Dec.    Mar.    June    Sep.    Mar.    Sep. 
                                                                                      2009    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  216.929   217.597   218.150   218.372     2.5     0.9    -1.5     2.7     1.7     0.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  219.696   219.641   219.961   220.644     1.1     2.0     0.7     1.7     1.5     1.2 
   Food....................................  219.369   219.222   219.563   220.262     1.0     2.3     0.6     1.6     1.6     1.1 
    Food at home...........................  215.622   215.430   215.506   216.241     0.7     3.7     0.0     1.2     2.2     0.6 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  249.216   248.561   248.746   250.651     1.6    -2.8    -2.8     2.3    -0.6    -0.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  208.669   209.196   208.537   210.311    -0.2     4.1    12.0     3.2     1.9     7.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  197.947   198.991   198.712   199.042     3.0     8.5    -1.7     2.2     5.7     0.2 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  274.549   269.266   270.413   270.585     0.3    19.7    -9.9    -5.7     9.6    -7.8 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  160.840   161.755   161.588   161.667    -1.5    -0.7    -2.6     2.1    -1.1    -0.3 
     Other food at home....................  190.613   190.968   191.436   191.482     1.2    -1.0    -0.5     1.8     0.1     0.7 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  199.608   200.816   200.610   202.826     4.5    -0.1     0.3     6.6     2.2     3.4 
      Fats and oils........................  199.817   199.743   201.077   201.256    -0.6    -1.3     2.9     2.9    -0.9     2.9 
      Other foods..........................  204.265   204.548   205.055   204.645     0.8    -1.2    -1.1     0.7    -0.2    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.551   122.052   121.787   122.106     1.1    -0.3    -2.5     1.8     0.4    -0.3 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.797   225.710   226.422   227.075     1.4     0.4     1.4     2.3     0.9     1.9 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  159.271   159.338   159.517   160.072    -0.8     4.3     1.6     2.0     1.7     1.8 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  222.582   223.758   223.789   224.249     2.0    -1.5     1.2     3.0     0.2     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  215.933   216.192   216.277   216.157     0.3    -1.1    -0.6     0.4    -0.4    -0.1 
   Shelter.................................  248.360   248.533   248.475   248.590    -0.5    -2.2     0.9     0.4    -1.4     0.6 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  249.201   249.381   249.213   249.535    -0.6     0.3     0.4     0.5    -0.1     0.5 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  137.144   137.410   135.651   135.371    -3.1    -6.7    23.1    -5.1    -4.9     8.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  256.370   256.521   256.580   256.667    -0.4    -0.8     0.3     0.5    -0.6     0.4 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  256.365   256.513   256.575   256.661    -0.4    -0.8     0.3     0.5    -0.6     0.4 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  125.289   125.865   126.463   126.627     5.5     2.0     2.8     4.3     3.7     3.6 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  212.218   213.471   214.372   213.483     8.6     8.8    -7.1     2.4     8.7    -2.5 
    Household energy.......................  187.134   188.333   189.216   187.999     9.5     8.9   -10.1     1.9     9.2    -4.3 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  265.521   261.257   263.196   265.812    51.8    22.0   -14.4     0.4    36.1    -7.3 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  191.036   192.576   193.441   191.969     6.9     8.0    -9.8     2.0     7.4    -4.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  170.723   171.409   171.833   172.598     4.8     8.5     5.3     4.5     6.6     4.9 
   Household furnishings and operations....  125.203   125.135   125.193   124.729    -2.5    -3.7    -3.7    -1.5    -3.1    -2.6 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.560   150.747   150.630   150.346    -0.7    -0.5     1.5    -0.6    -0.6     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.705   120.373   120.205   119.444    -0.7    -4.5     1.3    -0.9    -2.6     0.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  113.432   113.220   113.094   112.412    -3.6    -3.9     9.0    -3.5    -3.7     2.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.627   108.074   107.759   106.293    -1.6    -5.0    -3.9    -1.2    -3.4    -2.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  114.727   117.212   115.667   114.148    -7.9     1.3     2.5    -2.0    -3.4     0.2 
   Footwear................................  128.153   128.465   127.882   128.327     4.1    -5.0     2.6     0.5    -0.6     1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  188.135   190.544   192.909   193.961    12.4     4.6   -10.1    13.0     8.5     0.8 
   Private transportation..................  183.147   185.797   188.302   189.331    12.0     5.4   -11.5    14.2     8.6     0.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   97.307    97.557    97.908    97.739    10.8     3.1     1.3     1.8     6.9     1.5 
     New vehicles..........................  137.939   138.139   138.529   138.704     7.0    -1.2     0.4     2.2     2.8     1.3 
     Used cars and trucks..................  143.950   145.088   146.093   145.139    32.5    11.4     6.6     3.3    21.5     4.9 
    Motor fuel.............................  215.489   224.977   233.847   238.064    20.5     9.5   -37.3    49.0    14.9    -3.4 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  214.321   224.135   232.965   236.714    23.6     8.6   -38.9    48.8    15.9    -4.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  136.686   137.236   137.646   137.802     4.2     2.2     3.5     3.3     3.2     3.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  247.635   247.536   248.390   249.231     1.5     2.0     1.6     2.6     1.8     2.1 
   Public transportation...................  252.626   250.567   250.191   251.529    19.0    -5.5    11.2    -1.7     6.0     4.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  388.254   387.933   388.842   391.328     2.5     5.7     2.3     3.2     4.1     2.8 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  314.888   314.113   314.881   315.804     0.7     7.7     1.1     1.2     4.2     1.1 
   Medical care services...................  410.880   410.759   411.709   414.806     3.1     5.0     2.8     3.9     4.0     3.3 
    Professional services..................  327.522   328.610   329.413   330.705     2.2     2.9     2.6     3.9     2.6     3.3 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  607.995   605.466   608.304   617.619     6.6    10.6     5.5     6.5     8.6     6.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.695   113.599   113.375   113.028    -3.3    -1.0     1.4    -2.3    -2.2    -0.5 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.598    99.240    98.747    98.746    -1.9    -3.1    -0.2    -3.4    -2.5    -1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  130.083   130.355   130.369   130.220     1.4     3.2     1.7     0.4     2.3     1.1 
   Education (2)...........................  199.925   200.686   200.746   200.358     3.9     5.9     5.2     0.9     4.9     3.0 
    Educational books and supplies.........  509.604   508.430   501.521   504.653     6.0     4.3     6.2    -3.8     5.2     1.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  574.662   577.097   577.834   576.388     3.8     6.1     5.1     1.2     4.9     3.1 
   Communication (2).......................   84.657    84.702    84.695    84.660    -1.0     0.6    -1.3     0.0    -0.2    -0.7 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.487    81.535    81.532    81.497    -1.2     0.2    -1.4     0.0    -0.5    -0.7 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.303   102.471   102.534   102.633    -1.0    -1.6     0.0     1.3    -1.3     0.7 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.422     9.399     9.381     9.339    -1.8     5.6    -5.3    -3.5     1.8    -4.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   75.891    76.160    76.281    76.330    -2.1    -4.1    -8.2     2.3    -3.1    -3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  380.603   383.432   384.493   383.948     3.4     0.8     2.4     3.6     2.1     3.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  806.154   819.214   822.662   823.766     6.8     1.8     9.9     9.0     4.2     9.5 
   Personal care...........................  206.246   207.160   207.630   207.136     2.2     0.4    -0.1     1.7     1.3     0.8 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.061   161.372   161.337   160.985    -0.2     0.2    -5.6     2.3     0.0    -1.7 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.225   230.519   230.354   230.332     0.1     0.2     3.2     0.2     0.1     1.7 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  353.072   354.973   355.528   355.275     6.0     2.5     1.1     2.5     4.3     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  172.440   173.368   174.304   174.665     4.4     2.2    -5.2     5.3     3.3    -0.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  219.696   219.641   219.961   220.644     1.1     2.0     0.7     1.7     1.5     1.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  147.598   148.890   150.042   150.262     6.4     2.2    -8.5     7.4     4.3    -0.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  183.771   186.102   188.620   189.461     7.9     1.8   -13.6    13.0     4.8    -1.2 
    Apparel................................  119.705   120.373   120.205   119.444    -0.7    -4.5     1.3    -0.9    -2.6     0.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  227.173   231.395   235.953   237.892     9.0     5.5   -19.4    20.3     7.2    -1.6 
   Durables................................  111.381   111.465   111.895   111.580     6.8    -0.6    -0.2     0.7     3.0     0.3 
 Services..................................  261.169   261.549   261.680   261.781     1.1     0.3     1.1     0.9     0.7     1.0 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  258.297   257.998   258.276   259.063    -0.4    -3.4     0.9     1.2    -1.9     1.0 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   125.289   125.865   126.463   126.627     5.5     2.0     2.8     4.3     3.7     3.6 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  191.036   192.576   193.441   191.969     6.9     8.0    -9.8     2.0     7.4    -4.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  170.723   171.409   171.833   172.598     4.8     8.5     5.3     4.5     6.6     4.9 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.560   150.747   150.630   150.346    -0.7    -0.5     1.5    -0.6    -0.6     0.5 
  Transportation services..................  259.909   259.852   260.059   260.777     5.5     2.1     3.3     1.3     3.8     2.3 
  Medical care services....................  410.880   410.759   411.709   414.806     3.1     5.0     2.8     3.9     4.0     3.3 
  Other services...........................  310.105   310.990   311.046   310.495     0.9     1.5     3.2     0.5     1.2     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  216.564   217.361   217.947   218.095     2.7     0.7    -1.8     2.9     1.7     0.5 
 All items less shelter....................  207.070   207.943   208.744   209.012     3.9     2.5    -2.6     3.8     3.2     0.6 
 All items less medical care...............  208.536   209.236   209.770   209.905     2.5     0.6    -1.7     2.7     1.5     0.4 
 Commodities less food.....................  150.242   151.537   152.662   152.889     6.2     2.1    -8.1     7.2     4.1    -0.8 
 Nondurables less food.....................  185.878   188.502   190.950   191.839     6.1     2.7   -13.5    13.5     4.4    -0.9 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  225.675   229.614   233.855   235.546     8.3     4.9   -17.9    18.7     6.6    -1.3 
 Nondurables...............................  201.106   202.701   204.516   205.209     4.4     2.6    -8.5     8.4     3.5    -0.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  284.147   284.537   284.979   285.138     3.6     2.9     1.3     1.4     3.2     1.4 
 Services less medical care services.......  249.234   249.251   249.511   249.872     1.3    -0.9     0.9     1.0     0.2     1.0 
 Energy....................................  199.059   204.195   208.874   210.256    15.3     9.2   -25.7    24.5    12.2    -3.8 
 All items less energy.....................  220.463   220.684   220.823   220.930     1.3     0.2     1.2     0.9     0.7     1.0 
  All items less food and energy...........  221.388   221.676   221.779   221.781     1.3    -0.2     1.3     0.7     0.6     1.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.626   143.923   144.079   143.727     2.9    -0.1    -0.1     0.3     1.4     0.1 
    Energy commodities.....................  219.487   228.353   236.938   241.105    22.1    10.2   -36.2    45.6    16.0    -3.6 
   Services less energy services...........  268.337   268.610   268.672   268.921     0.7    -0.2     1.9     0.9     0.3     1.4 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 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                                          Sep. 2010 from--   Aug. 2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      June      July      Aug.      Sep.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Sep.  July  Aug.  Aug.  June  July
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      217.965   218.011   218.312   218.439   1.1   0.2   0.1   1.1   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      233.834   233.885   234.150   234.027   1.2   0.1  -0.1   1.4   0.1   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      235.769   235.770   236.089   235.995   1.0   0.1   0.0   1.2   0.1   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.163   139.274   139.348   139.229   1.9   0.0  -0.1   2.0   0.1   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      207.886   208.211   208.639   208.788   1.6   0.3   0.1   1.5   0.4   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      208.289   208.556   208.912   209.253   1.4   0.3   0.2   1.1   0.3   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.845   134.130   134.375   134.275   1.9   0.1  -0.1   2.0   0.4   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      203.749   203.992   204.985   205.100   1.6   0.5   0.1   1.6   0.6   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      211.232   210.988   211.308   211.775   1.4   0.4   0.2   1.1   0.0   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      213.121   212.696   212.947   213.493   1.1   0.4   0.3   0.7  -0.1   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.173   134.130   134.335   134.658   1.5   0.4   0.2   1.2   0.1   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      215.216   214.639   215.266   215.172   2.0   0.2   0.0   2.1   0.0   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      221.147   221.331   221.523   221.384   0.5   0.0  -0.1   0.7   0.2   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.291   225.574   225.790   225.726   0.6   0.1   0.0   0.8   0.2   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.635   133.685   133.704   133.544   0.3  -0.1  -0.1   0.7   0.1   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      199.183   199.224   199.477   199.617   1.0   0.2   0.1   0.9   0.1   0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.692   134.753   134.908   134.987   1.4   0.2   0.1   1.4   0.2   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      211.094   210.882   211.606   211.524   1.4   0.3   0.0   1.6   0.2   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      212.186   212.535   212.784   213.339   0.9   0.4   0.3   0.6   0.3   0.1 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      225.877   225.991   226.373   226.048   0.4   0.0  -0.1   0.8   0.2   0.2 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      240.817   241.147   241.569   241.485   1.2   0.1   0.0   1.4   0.3   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   236.132         -   236.474  -0.1   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   203.989         -   205.492   1.8   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   200.227         -   201.882   0.0   0.8     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   141.966         -   142.738   1.3   0.5     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      204.725         -   204.511         -     -     -     -   0.6  -0.1     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      204.891         -   205.412         -     -     -     -   0.4   0.3     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      194.734         -   195.165         -     -     -     -   1.8   0.2     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      222.390         -   222.803         -     -     -     -   0.7   0.2     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      228.074         -   228.500         -     -     -     -   1.1   0.2     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      228.110         -   227.954         -     -     -     -   1.0  -0.1     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      226.118         -   227.645         -     -     -     -   0.2   0.7     - 

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


 Table 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 Sep. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Aug.       Sep.                      June    July    Aug. 
                                                              2010       2010      Sep.    Aug.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    July    Aug.    Sep. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    214.205    214.306     1.4     0.0     0.4     0.3     0.2 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    638.052    638.353       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    219.175    219.817     1.4     0.3     0.0     0.2     0.3 
   Food.......................................     15.333    218.696    219.376     1.4     0.3     0.0     0.2     0.3 
    Food at home..............................      8.900    214.392    215.058     1.4     0.3     0.0     0.0     0.3 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.257    250.327    250.654    -0.4     0.1    -0.2     0.2     0.7 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.144    208.676    211.109     5.0     1.2     0.3    -0.3     0.9 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .898    197.651    197.812     3.0     0.1     0.6    -0.1     0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.223    263.946    266.461     0.2     1.0    -1.8     0.4     0.0 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.123    161.353    161.210    -0.7    -0.1     0.7    -0.2    -0.1 
     Other food at home.......................      2.254    191.226    190.318     0.2    -0.5     0.2     0.3    -0.1 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .321    198.872    200.971     2.5     1.1     0.4    -0.2     1.1 
      Fats and oils...........................       .259    201.786    202.118     0.7     0.2     0.0     0.6     0.1 
      Other foods.............................      1.674    206.021    204.234    -0.3    -0.9     0.2     0.3    -0.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    121.804    122.164    -0.3     0.3     0.3    -0.3     0.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.433    226.481    227.188     1.4     0.3    -0.1     0.3     0.3 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .321    159.866    160.755     2.3     0.6     0.1     0.1     0.6 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.092    224.749    224.828     1.5     0.0     0.7     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.753    213.603    213.294     0.0    -0.1     0.1     0.0     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     30.171    242.295    242.338    -0.2     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.476    247.250    247.589     0.0     0.1     0.0    -0.1     0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .432    140.967    136.488     1.2    -3.2     0.3    -2.0    -0.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.959    232.373    232.472    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     20.218    232.374    232.473    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .303    127.526    127.718     4.1     0.2     0.5     0.5     0.2 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.632    218.703    216.787     2.8    -0.9     0.6     0.6    -0.4 
    Household energy..........................      4.517    193.259    191.066     2.2    -1.1     0.6     0.7    -0.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .271    264.904    267.283    12.3     0.9    -1.6     0.6     0.9 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.246    198.640    196.143     1.6    -1.3     0.8     0.7    -0.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.114    172.934    173.258     5.8     0.2     0.4     0.2     0.5 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.950    120.912    120.560    -3.0    -0.3    -0.2    -0.1    -0.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .369    153.542    152.851    -0.5    -0.5     0.3    -0.1    -0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.788    115.600    119.942    -1.8     3.8     0.4    -0.4    -0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .945    110.005    111.901    -1.6     1.7    -0.5     0.1    -0.6 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    101.483    108.532    -3.2     6.9     0.8    -0.7    -0.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .285    116.066    116.688    -2.0     0.5     2.0    -2.1    -1.6 
   Footwear...................................       .781    125.535    128.436    -0.4     2.3     0.3    -0.5    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     18.647    192.657    191.517     5.2    -0.6     1.5     1.6     0.6 
   Private transportation.....................     17.881    189.261    188.152     5.2    -0.6     1.6     1.7     0.7 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.952     97.389     96.860     5.7    -0.5     0.3     0.4    -0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      3.385    138.152    138.353     2.0     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.944    148.782    146.959    12.9    -1.2     0.8     0.7    -0.6 
    Motor fuel................................      5.774    236.436    233.370     5.5    -1.3     4.4     4.7     2.1 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.530    235.966    232.783     5.2    -1.3     4.6     3.9     1.6 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .472    137.612    137.728     3.2     0.1     0.4     0.3     0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.180    251.084    251.938     2.1     0.3     0.0     0.4     0.3 
   Public transportation......................       .766    251.634    249.816     4.9    -0.7    -0.6     0.0     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.261    389.905    392.028     3.6     0.5     0.0     0.2     0.6 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.301    306.541    307.322     2.7     0.3    -0.2     0.3     0.3 
   Medical care services......................      3.961    414.344    416.993     3.9     0.6     0.0     0.2     0.7 
    Professional services.....................      2.195    332.656    333.547     3.1     0.3     0.3     0.2     0.4 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.339    607.181    615.785     7.9     1.4    -0.2     0.5     1.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.031    109.967    109.626    -1.4    -0.3    -0.2    -0.2    -0.3 
   Video and audio (2)........................      2.046     99.385     99.199    -2.0    -0.2    -0.3    -0.4     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.175    125.425    125.818     1.2     0.3     0.2     0.0    -0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      2.327    198.537    200.329     4.0     0.9     0.4     0.0    -0.2 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196    508.150    512.303     3.1     0.8    -0.3    -1.1     0.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.131    558.909    563.998     4.1     0.9     0.4     0.1    -0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.848     87.391     87.343    -0.5    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.715     85.201     85.154    -0.6    -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.906    102.239    102.325    -0.6     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (5).....................       .809      9.947      9.891    -0.8    -0.6    -0.2    -0.1    -0.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (6).......................       .225     75.848     75.356    -3.2    -0.6     0.5     0.2    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.919    412.453    412.690     3.1     0.1     0.9     0.3     0.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.397    827.609    828.794     6.8     0.1     1.6     0.4     0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.522    204.604    204.620     1.0     0.0     0.5     0.2    -0.1 
    Personal care products (1)................       .733    161.376    161.132    -0.7    -0.2     0.9     0.0    -0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .577    230.625    230.624     0.9     0.0     0.1    -0.1     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.019    356.582    357.423     2.8     0.2     0.4     0.2     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.589    177.003    177.267     2.0     0.1     0.6     0.7     0.3 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    219.175    219.817     1.4     0.3     0.0     0.2     0.3 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.164    154.309    154.406     2.4     0.1     1.0     1.0     0.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     16.703    196.297    197.015     2.0     0.4     1.7     1.5     0.6 
    Apparel...................................      3.788    115.600    119.942    -1.8     3.8     0.4    -0.4    -0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.915    250.745    249.301     3.2    -0.6     2.1     2.2     1.0 
   Durables...................................     10.461    113.125    112.646     2.9    -0.4     0.1     0.3    -0.2 
 Services.....................................     56.411    257.745    257.663     0.9     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.0 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.868    233.478    233.516    -0.2     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .303    127.526    127.718     4.1     0.2     0.5     0.5     0.2 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.246    198.640    196.143     1.6    -1.3     0.8     0.7    -0.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.114    172.934    173.258     5.8     0.2     0.4     0.2     0.5 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .369    153.542    152.851    -0.5    -0.5     0.3    -0.1    -0.5 
  Transportation services.....................      5.918    260.904    260.813     3.2     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.2 
  Medical care services.......................      3.961    414.344    416.993     3.9     0.6     0.0     0.2     0.7 
  Other services..............................     10.631    297.576    297.815     1.2     0.1     0.2     0.0    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.667    213.224    213.223     1.4     0.0     0.4     0.4     0.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.829    206.276    206.399     2.1     0.1     0.5     0.5     0.2 
 All items less medical care..................     94.739    207.068    207.107     1.3     0.0     0.4     0.4     0.1 
 Commodities less food........................     28.256    156.695    156.792     2.3     0.1     1.0     1.0     0.3 
 Nondurables less food........................     17.795    198.064    198.749     1.9     0.3     1.6     1.5     0.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.007    247.415    246.106     3.0    -0.5     2.0     2.0     0.9 
 Nondurables..................................     33.128    208.167    208.853     1.7     0.3     0.9     0.9     0.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.543    253.551    253.335     2.3    -0.1     0.2     0.2     0.0 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.450    246.681    246.476     0.7    -0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
 Energy.......................................     10.291    212.996    210.386     4.0    -1.2     2.7     2.9     0.9 
 All items less energy........................     89.709    215.312    215.742     1.1     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     74.376    215.009    215.388     1.1     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.211    145.557    146.170     1.4     0.4     0.2     0.1    -0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      6.045    238.785    235.913     5.8    -1.2     4.1     4.5     2.0 
   Services less energy services..............     52.165    264.149    264.342     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .467     $ .467       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .157     $ .157       -       -       -       -       - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               June      July      Aug.      Sep.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Dec.    Mar.    June    Sep.    Mar.    Sep. 
                                                                                      2009    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  212.487   213.275   214.019   214.345     3.0     1.6    -2.4     3.5     2.3     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  218.830   218.851   219.203   219.852     1.2     1.9     0.7     1.9     1.6     1.3 
   Food....................................  218.416   218.336   218.696   219.367     1.1     2.2     0.6     1.8     1.6     1.2 
    Food at home...........................  214.353   214.312   214.392   215.042     0.8     3.7     0.1     1.3     2.2     0.7 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  249.676   249.053   249.429   251.234     1.7    -2.9    -3.0     2.5    -0.6    -0.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  208.396   208.949   208.288   210.142     0.3     4.4    12.1     3.4     2.3     7.6 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  196.663   197.782   197.651   197.812     3.2     8.1    -1.4     2.4     5.6     0.4 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  271.241   266.463   267.571   267.680     0.2    19.8   -11.1    -5.1     9.6    -8.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  160.429   161.496   161.246   161.087    -1.3    -0.1    -3.1     1.7    -0.7    -0.7 
     Other food at home....................  189.767   190.144   190.637   190.495     1.2    -1.3    -0.5     1.5    -0.1     0.5 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  198.514   199.386   199.065   201.240     3.9     0.2     0.5     5.6     2.0     3.0 
      Fats and oils........................  200.054   199.998   201.168   201.340     0.0    -3.2     3.8     2.6    -1.6     3.2 
      Other foods..........................  204.250   204.633   205.225   204.561     0.9    -1.3    -1.3     0.6    -0.2    -0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.830   122.217   121.804   122.164     1.0    -0.8    -2.3     1.1     0.1    -0.6 
    Food away from home (1)................  225.846   225.707   226.481   227.188     1.5     0.2     1.4     2.4     0.9     1.9 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  159.601   159.725   159.866   160.755    -0.8     5.7     1.5     2.9     2.4     2.2 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  223.450   224.936   225.179   225.507     3.2    -2.3     1.5     3.7     0.4     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  212.526   212.756   212.842   212.764     0.4    -0.2    -0.8     0.4     0.1    -0.2 
   Shelter.................................  242.233   242.390   242.282   242.448    -0.6    -1.2     0.7     0.4    -0.9     0.5 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.585   247.705   247.460   247.767    -0.7     0.3     0.2     0.3    -0.2     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  138.894   139.345   136.626   136.197    -3.3    -4.6    22.4    -7.5    -4.0     6.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  232.272   232.411   232.443   232.567    -0.4    -0.9     0.4     0.5    -0.7     0.4 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  232.275   232.411   232.444   232.568    -0.4    -0.9     0.4     0.5    -0.7     0.4 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  126.345   126.950   127.526   127.718     5.9     3.1     3.1     4.4     4.5     3.8 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  211.014   212.231   213.407   212.484     7.4     8.4    -6.4     2.8     7.9    -1.9 
    Household energy.......................  185.237   186.400   187.614   186.387     8.0     8.4    -9.1     2.5     8.2    -3.5 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  267.671   263.269   264.904   267.283    54.0    23.3   -15.7    -0.6    37.8    -8.5 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  189.775   191.240   192.489   191.045     5.7     7.5    -8.6     2.7     6.6    -3.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  171.367   172.010   172.296   173.079     5.0     9.0     5.0     4.1     7.0     4.5 
   Household furnishings and operations....  121.367   121.071   121.001   120.681    -2.3    -3.8    -3.8    -2.2    -3.0    -3.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  153.235   153.634   153.542   152.851    -3.0    -1.1     3.1    -1.0    -2.0     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.096   119.544   119.017   118.544    -2.1    -4.8     1.4    -1.8    -3.4    -0.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  113.393   112.845   112.965   112.281    -6.1    -5.7    10.3    -3.9    -5.9     3.0 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  105.953   106.821   106.111   105.776    -2.9    -4.6    -4.5    -0.7    -3.8    -2.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  118.487   120.885   118.376   116.525    -7.7     3.7     3.0    -6.5    -2.2    -1.8 
   Footwear................................  127.913   128.294   127.689   127.444     3.7    -6.0     2.3    -1.5    -1.3     0.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  186.209   189.020   192.130   193.376    14.1     6.1   -13.0    16.3    10.0     0.6 
   Private transportation..................  182.732   185.661   188.845   190.087    13.9     6.6   -13.8    17.1    10.2     0.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.497    96.827    97.221    96.958    15.0     3.8     2.4     1.9     9.3     2.2 
     New vehicles..........................  139.038   139.218   139.526   139.661     7.2    -1.5     0.5     1.8     2.8     1.2 
     Used cars and trucks..................  144.773   145.889   146.935   146.033    32.8    11.1     6.5     3.5    21.5     5.0 
    Motor fuel.............................  214.902   224.320   234.907   239.792    20.0    11.2   -40.2    55.0    15.5    -3.7 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  215.031   224.891   233.750   237.478    25.5     8.4   -39.4    48.8    16.6    -5.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  136.719   137.218   137.612   137.728     4.2     2.0     3.4     3.0     3.1     3.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  250.142   250.143   251.084   251.938     1.6     2.1     1.6     2.9     1.9     2.3 
   Public transportation...................  249.252   247.744   247.825   248.885    18.9    -6.2     9.0    -0.6     5.6     4.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  389.639   389.453   390.299   392.737     2.7     6.1     2.6     3.2     4.4     2.9 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  306.440   305.764   306.541   307.322     0.9     7.9     1.2     1.2     4.3     1.2 
   Medical care services...................  414.012   414.049   414.900   417.992     3.3     5.5     3.0     3.9     4.4     3.4 
    Professional services..................  330.959   331.963   332.739   334.108     2.3     3.1     3.2     3.9     2.7     3.5 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  608.514   606.994   609.797   618.805     7.1    12.2     5.5     6.9     9.6     6.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  110.196   109.992   109.813   109.532    -3.2    -0.7     0.6    -2.4    -2.0    -0.9 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.980    99.646    99.260    99.299    -1.6    -2.6    -1.1    -2.7    -2.1    -1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.018   125.256   125.272   125.137     1.0     2.4     1.2     0.4     1.7     0.8 
   Education (2)...........................  197.168   197.893   197.914   197.532     4.2     6.2     5.0     0.7     5.2     2.9 
    Educational books and supplies.........  512.033   510.490   504.799   507.899     6.1     4.6     5.3    -3.2     5.3     1.0 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  554.317   556.699   557.331   555.849     4.0     6.4     5.0     1.1     5.2     3.0 
   Communication (2).......................   87.306    87.375    87.388    87.340    -1.2     0.0    -1.1     0.2    -0.6    -0.5 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.115    85.186    85.201    85.154    -1.3    -0.2    -1.2     0.2    -0.7    -0.5 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.021   102.185   102.239   102.325    -1.2    -2.1    -0.1     1.2    -1.6     0.5 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (5)..................    9.976     9.957     9.947     9.891    -1.6     6.8    -4.8    -3.4     2.5    -4.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (6)....................   75.763    76.168    76.335    76.253    -3.0    -3.0    -9.0     2.6    -3.0    -3.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  408.314   411.916   413.142   413.007     3.8     1.0     3.1     4.7     2.4     3.9 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  811.325   824.198   827.609   828.794     6.9     1.7     9.9     8.9     4.2     9.4 
   Personal care...........................  203.690   204.671   205.143   204.868     1.8     0.5    -0.6     2.3     1.2     0.9 
    Personal care products (1).............  159.900   161.416   161.376   161.132    -0.2     0.5    -6.1     3.1     0.1    -1.6 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.472   230.769   230.625   230.624     0.2    -0.2     3.5     0.3     0.0     1.9 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  354.233   355.713   356.397   356.667     4.9     3.3     0.3     2.8     4.1     1.5 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  174.912   176.029   177.262   177.809     5.4     2.7    -6.3     6.8     4.0     0.0 
  Food and beverages.......................  218.830   218.851   219.203   219.852     1.2     1.9     0.7     1.9     1.6     1.3 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  151.534   153.086   154.660   155.148     8.0     3.2   -10.3     9.9     5.5    -0.7 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  190.600   193.805   196.796   197.981     9.1     2.6   -17.0    16.4     5.8    -1.7 
    Apparel................................  119.096   119.544   119.017   118.544    -2.1    -4.8     1.4    -1.8    -3.4    -0.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  239.549   244.635   249.977   252.387    10.8     5.6   -21.5    23.2     8.2    -1.6 
   Durables................................  112.718   112.840   113.188   112.925     9.7     0.6     0.8     0.7     5.1     0.8 
 Services..................................  256.454   256.860   257.025   257.115     1.1     1.0     0.8     1.0     1.0     0.9 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.089   233.052   233.137   233.640    -0.2    -2.0     0.3     0.9    -1.1     0.6 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   126.345   126.950   127.526   127.718     5.9     3.1     3.1     4.4     4.5     3.8 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  189.775   191.240   192.489   191.045     5.7     7.5    -8.6     2.7     6.6    -3.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  171.367   172.010   172.296   173.079     5.0     9.0     5.0     4.1     7.0     4.5 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  153.235   153.634   153.542   152.851    -3.0    -1.1     3.1    -1.0    -2.0     1.0 
  Transportation services..................  259.839   260.234   260.588   261.213     5.0     3.0     2.9     2.1     4.0     2.5 
  Medical care services....................  414.012   414.049   414.900   417.992     3.3     5.5     3.0     3.9     4.4     3.4 
  Other services...........................  296.522   297.141   297.236   296.788     0.8     1.4     2.5     0.4     1.1     1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  211.254   212.194   213.004   213.269     3.4     1.5    -2.9     3.9     2.4     0.4 
 All items less shelter....................  203.939   204.964   206.024   206.412     4.6     2.9    -3.7     4.9     3.7     0.5 
 All items less medical care...............  205.321   206.132   206.865   207.125     3.0     1.4    -2.7     3.6     2.2     0.4 
 Commodities less food.....................  153.951   155.506   157.049   157.535     7.8     2.9    -9.9     9.6     5.3    -0.6 
 Nondurables less food.....................  192.563   195.686   198.552   199.695     8.7     2.3   -16.1    15.7     5.5    -1.5 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  237.103   241.864   246.763   248.977    10.2     5.1   -19.9    21.6     7.6    -1.3 
 Nondurables...............................  204.622   206.494   208.421   209.473     4.4     3.0    -9.5     9.8     3.7    -0.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  250.979   251.382   251.873   251.937     3.4     3.2     1.0     1.5     3.3     1.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  245.258   245.438   245.645   245.846     1.2     0.1     0.6     1.0     0.6     0.8 
 Energy....................................  198.255   203.561   209.481   211.343    14.7    10.0   -28.0    29.1    12.3    -3.6 
 All items less energy.....................  215.163   215.408   215.528   215.669     1.7     0.7     1.1     0.9     1.2     1.0 
  All items less food and energy...........  214.887   215.198   215.269   215.303     1.8     0.4     1.2     0.8     1.1     1.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  145.835   146.172   146.280   146.012     4.4     0.1     0.5     0.5     2.3     0.5 
    Energy commodities.....................  218.075   227.010   237.307   242.121    21.3    11.7   -39.2    52.0    16.4    -3.9 
   Services less energy services...........  263.722   264.007   264.048   264.313     0.7     0.5     1.6     0.9     0.6     1.2 

   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                                          Sep. 2010 from--   Aug. 2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      June      July      Aug.      Sep.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Sep.  July  Aug.  Aug.  June  July
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      213.839   213.898   214.205   214.306   1.4   0.2   0.0   1.4   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      231.308   231.380   231.694   231.566   1.5   0.1  -0.1   1.8   0.2   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      231.552   231.615   231.995   231.881   1.2   0.1   0.0   1.5   0.2   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.227   140.283   140.390   140.295   2.1   0.0  -0.1   2.4   0.1   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      203.524   203.877   204.273   204.442   1.9   0.3   0.1   1.8   0.4   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      203.063   203.363   203.593   203.946   1.7   0.3   0.2   1.4   0.3   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.845   134.136   134.426   134.361   2.2   0.2   0.0   2.2   0.4   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      201.654   201.950   202.896   203.086   1.8   0.6   0.1   1.8   0.6   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      208.640   208.440   208.740   209.155   1.7   0.3   0.2   1.4   0.0   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      210.985   210.592   210.831   211.393   1.3   0.4   0.3   0.9  -0.1   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.227   133.227   133.420   133.680   1.8   0.3   0.2   1.6   0.1   0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      215.416   214.840   215.354   215.346   2.1   0.2   0.0   2.0   0.0   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      215.681   215.824   216.048   215.804   0.6   0.0  -0.1   1.0   0.2   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      218.238   218.499   218.784   218.524   0.7   0.0  -0.1   1.0   0.3   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.448   133.471   133.480   133.346   0.4  -0.1  -0.1   0.8   0.0   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      197.852   197.908   198.168   198.278   1.2   0.2   0.1   1.2   0.2   0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.349   134.420   134.581   134.644   1.7   0.2   0.0   1.7   0.2   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      209.374   209.161   209.863   209.864   1.7   0.3   0.0   1.7   0.2   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      205.834   206.307   206.338   206.897   1.3   0.3   0.3   1.0   0.2   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      218.222   218.367   218.752   218.427   0.5   0.0  -0.1   1.0   0.2   0.2 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      235.916   236.330   236.820   236.725   1.4   0.2   0.0   1.7   0.4   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   236.657         -   236.844   0.5   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   195.477         -   196.787   2.1   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   203.537         -   205.602   0.6   1.0     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   141.926         -   142.755   1.5   0.6     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      204.084         -   203.745         -     -     -     -   0.7  -0.2     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      200.703         -   201.359         -     -     -     -   0.6   0.3     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      192.696         -   193.276         -     -     -     -   2.0   0.3     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      220.384         -   220.790         -     -     -     -   0.8   0.2     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      228.175         -   228.523         -     -     -     -   1.3   0.2     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      224.185         -   224.195         -     -     -     -   1.3   0.0     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      221.857         -   223.444         -     -     -     -   0.7   0.7     - 

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


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

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes         Sep. 2010 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Aug.      Sep.      Sep.      Aug.  
                                                              2010      2010      2009      2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   126.353   126.418       0.9       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   128.118   128.713       1.3       0.5 
   Food.......................................     13.493   128.064   128.683       1.3       0.5 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   122.994   123.467       1.3       0.4 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   134.987   135.821       1.3       0.6 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   129.286   129.566       1.0       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   128.757   128.505      -0.3      -0.2 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   131.134   131.106      -0.4       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   163.017   161.361       3.0      -1.0 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.604    92.177      -3.4      -0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    86.736    89.951      -1.7       3.7 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   132.073   131.313       4.7      -0.6 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   132.593   131.858       4.7      -0.6 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   125.033   123.963       5.3      -0.9 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   150.417   151.186       3.1       0.5 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   132.621   133.004       2.5       0.3 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   156.948   157.867       3.4       0.6 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   103.042   102.617      -2.5      -0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   112.876   113.302       1.2       0.4 
   Education..................................      2.804   185.792   187.500       3.9       0.9 
   Communication..............................      3.484    73.034    72.993      -0.9      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   138.760   138.734       2.0       0.0 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383   136.031   135.941       0.7      -0.1 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   114.467   114.721       1.2       0.2 
  Durables....................................     10.376    81.114    80.769       0.7      -0.4 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   131.837   132.423       1.4       0.4 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   119.885   120.061       0.5       0.1 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   188.497   186.018       4.2      -1.3 

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

Last Modified Date: October 15, 2010