Consumer Price Index News Release



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                 Consumer Price Index - November 2010

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.1 percent in November 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.
 
 The indexes for food, energy, and all items less food and energy all
 increased slightly in November. The index for food at home rose in
 November after being unchanged in October, with the indexes for eggs
 and nonalcoholic beverages both rising notably. Although the index
 for gasoline rose, the index for household energy declined and the
 increase in the energy index was the smallest in five months.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose in November after
 being unchanged the previous three months. Increases in the indexes
 for shelter and airline fares accounted for most of the rise, while
 the indexes for new vehicles, used cars and trucks, and household
 furnishings and operations all declined.
 
 Over the last 12 months, the index for all items less food and energy
 has risen 0.8 percent. The energy index has risen 3.9 percent over
 that span with the gasoline index up 7.3 percent but the household
 energy index down 0.2 percent. The food index has risen 1.5 percent,
 with the food at home index up 1.7 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.
                              May   June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.   ended 
                              2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010   Nov.  
                                                                         2010  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................   -.2   -.1    .3    .3    .1    .2    .1      1.1
  Food......................    .0    .0   -.1    .2    .3    .1    .2      1.5
   Food at home.............    .0   -.1   -.1    .0    .3    .0    .3      1.7
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .1    .0    .3    .3    .1    .1      1.3
  Energy....................  -2.9  -2.9   2.6   2.3    .7   2.6    .2      3.9
   Energy commodities.......  -4.8  -4.1   4.0   3.8   1.8   4.4    .8      7.7
    Gasoline (all types)....  -5.2  -4.5   4.6   3.9   1.6   4.6    .7      7.3
    Fuel oil (1)............  -1.4  -3.2  -1.6    .9    .8   4.7   4.2     11.1
   Energy services..........   -.5  -1.6    .8    .4   -.8    .2   -.7     -1.0
    Electricity.............   -.4  -2.2    .5    .2   -.3    .4    .9       .3
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -1.0    .6   1.7   1.1  -2.3   -.4  -5.7     -4.8
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .2    .1    .0    .0    .0    .1       .8
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .1    .2    .2    .1   -.2   -.2   -.1      -.2
    New vehicles............    .1    .1    .1    .3    .1   -.2   -.4      -.4
    Used cars and trucks....    .6    .9    .8    .7   -.7   -.9   -.5      6.0
    Apparel.................    .2    .8    .6   -.1   -.6   -.3    .2      -.8
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .1    .0   -.2    .2    .3    .1    .2      2.7
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .1    .1    .0    .1    .1    .2      1.1
    Shelter.................    .1    .1    .1    .0    .0    .1    .1       .2
    Transportation services     .4    .0    .0    .1    .3    .3    .5      2.9
    Medical care services...    .0    .4    .0    .2    .8    .2    .1      3.4

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.



 Consumer Price Index Data for November 2010
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.2 percent in November after a 0.1 percent
 increase in October. The index for food away from home rose 0.1
 percent while the food at home index rose 0.3 percent. Among the six
 major grocery store food groups that comprise the food at home index,
 the index for nonalcoholic beverages posted the largest increase, at
 0.8 percent. The index for meats, poultry, fish, and eggs rose 0.5
 percent, due mostly to a 6.6 percent increase in the index for eggs.
 The index for cereals and bakery products rose 0.4 percent, and the
 index for other food at home advanced 0.1 percent. The index for
 dairy and related products, which rose 1.1 percent in October, was
 unchanged in November. The only major grocery store food group index
 to decline in November was fruits and vegetables, which fell 0.2
 percent after a 0.7 percent decline in October. Within that group,
 the index for fresh fruits rose 2.0 percent but the fresh vegetables
 index fell 2.0 percent. Over the past year, the index for meats,
 poultry, fish, and eggs has risen 5.8 percent and the dairy and
 related products index has increased 3.8 percent. The other grocery
 store food groups posted much smaller changes.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose 0.2 percent in November after a 2.6 percent
 increase in October. The gasoline index, which rose 4.6 percent in
 October, increased 0.7 percent in November. This was its fifth
 consecutive monthly increase, but the smallest of the five. (Before
 seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 2.0 percent in November.)
 In contrast, the index for household energy declined in November,
 falling 0.4 percent. The index for natural gas fell 5.7 percent and
 more than offset a 0.9 percent increase in the index for electricity
 and a 4.2 percent increase in the index for fuel oil. The natural gas
 index has declined 4.8 percent over the past year, though the other
 energy components have increased.
 
 
 All items less food and energy

 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in
 November, its first increase since July.  The index for shelter rose
 0.1 percent in November, the same increase as the previous month. The
 rent index rose 0.2 percent, its largest increase since March 2009,
 while the index for owners' equivalent rent rose 0.1 percent and the
 lodging away from home index declined 1.2 percent. The index for
 airline fares increased 3.0 percent in November, its largest increase
 in over two years. The medical care index rose 0.1 percent in
 November, the same increase as in October, with the indexes for
 medical care commodities rising 0.2 percent and the medical care
 services index increasing 0.1 percent. Several indexes turned up in
 November after declining in recent months. The index for personal
 care rose 0.5 percent in November following a 0.3 percent decrease in
 October, and the apparel index rose 0.2 percent after declining in
 each of the three previous months. Partially offsetting these
 increases were declines in the index for new vehicles, which fell 0.4
 percent in November, and used cars and trucks, which fell 0.5
 percent. The index for household furnishings and operations also
 declined, falling 0.2 percent.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy increased 0.8 percent
 over the last 12 months. The shelter index has gone up 0.2 percent
 over that time period, the medical care index has risen 3.2 percent,
 and the index for used cars and trucks has increased 6.0 percent. In
 contrast, the indexes for household furnishings and operations has
 declined, falling 2.5 percent, and the new vehicles index has fallen
 0.4 percent. The apparel and recreation indexes have decreased as
 well, falling 0.8 percent and 0.9 percent, respectively.
 
 
 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 218.803
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index was unchanged prior to
 seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 214.750 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.1
 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.0 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index was unchanged on a not seasonally adjusted basis. Please note
 that the indexes for the post-2008 period are subject to revision.

 The Consumer Price Index for December 2010 is scheduled to be released
 on Friday, January 14, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. (EST). Releases for the
 remainder of 2011 are scheduled on the following dates:

                    Feb. 17             Aug. 18
                    Mar. 17             Sep. 15
                    Apr. 15             Oct. 19
                    May 13              Nov. 16
                    June 15             Dec. 16
                    July 15
























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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 Nov. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Oct.       Nov.                      Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                              2010       2010      Nov.    Oct.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Sep.    Oct.    Nov. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    218.711    218.803     1.1     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    655.162    655.438       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    221.005    220.991     1.5     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.2 
   Food.......................................     13.738    220.616    220.617     1.5     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.801    216.698    216.538     1.7    -0.1     0.3     0.0     0.3 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.108    249.890    249.944    -0.3     0.0     0.8    -0.2     0.4 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.745    212.170    212.957     5.8     0.4     0.9     0.6     0.5 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .820    201.291    201.277     3.8     0.0     0.2     1.1     0.0 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.153    270.200    269.917     0.0    -0.1     0.1    -0.7    -0.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .952    161.313    161.427     0.0     0.1     0.0    -0.5     0.8 
     Other food at home.......................      2.023    191.311    190.152     0.3    -0.6     0.0    -0.2     0.1 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .295    202.962    200.586     1.2    -1.2     1.1     0.7    -1.4 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    203.614    202.375     3.0    -0.6     0.1     0.5     0.8 
      Other foods.............................      1.496    203.990    202.988    -0.3    -0.5    -0.2    -0.4     0.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .439    121.698    120.623    -0.5    -0.9     0.3    -0.3    -0.9 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.937    227.287    227.512     1.3     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    160.036    160.392     2.1     0.2     0.3     0.0     0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.056    224.705    224.490     0.9    -0.1     0.2     0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.960    216.100    215.830     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     32.289    248.646    248.738     0.2     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.966    249.618    250.317     0.6     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .769    133.580    126.704     1.0    -5.1    -0.2    -1.0    -1.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     25.206    256.823    257.202     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.593    256.817    257.194     0.2     0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .347    127.111    127.501     4.3     0.3     0.1     0.4     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.081    213.031    210.978     1.0    -1.0    -0.4     0.4    -0.2 
    Household energy..........................      4.028    187.271    184.764    -0.2    -1.3    -0.6     0.4    -0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .276    276.551    286.367    10.0     3.5     1.0     4.0     3.5 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......      3.752    190.603    187.335    -1.0    -1.7    -0.8     0.2    -0.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.052    173.360    174.094     5.5     0.4     0.4     0.4     0.3 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.590    124.524    124.121    -2.5    -0.3    -0.4     0.0    -0.2 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.151    150.180     0.0     0.0    -0.2    -0.1     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.695    122.454    121.498    -0.8    -0.8    -0.6    -0.3     0.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .903    114.090    112.824    -0.7    -1.1    -0.6    -0.3    -0.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.580    110.723    109.778    -1.5    -0.9    -1.4    -0.4     0.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .196    114.663    115.106    -1.0     0.4    -1.3    -1.9     0.7 
   Footwear...................................       .721    130.896    129.368    -0.9    -1.2     0.3     0.2    -0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.685    194.283    195.659     3.7     0.7     0.5     1.2     0.3 
   Private transportation.....................     15.497    189.674    190.915     3.7     0.7     0.5     1.3     0.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.386     97.203     96.936     0.9    -0.3    -0.2    -0.4    -0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      3.573    137.849    138.222    -0.4     0.3     0.1    -0.2    -0.4 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.012    144.040    142.250     6.0    -1.2    -0.7    -0.9    -0.5 
    Motor fuel................................      4.525    240.303    245.165     7.5     2.0     1.8     4.4     0.7 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.337    239.527    244.345     7.3     2.0     1.6     4.6     0.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .401    138.289    138.768     3.4     0.3     0.1     0.4     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.167    249.824    249.872     1.8     0.0     0.3     0.2     0.0 
   Public transportation......................      1.187    251.435    254.995     4.4     1.4     0.5     0.2     2.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.513    391.240    391.660     3.2     0.1     0.6     0.1     0.1 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.611    316.082    316.794     2.7     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.902    414.564    414.850     3.4     0.1     0.8     0.2     0.1 
    Professional services.....................      2.796    330.057    330.508     2.8     0.1     0.4     0.0     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.619    618.936    619.747     6.6     0.1     1.5     0.5    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.437    112.984    112.839    -0.9    -0.1    -0.3    -0.1     0.0 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.894     98.503     98.214    -2.0    -0.3     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.434    130.959    130.894     1.6     0.0    -0.1    -0.1     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      3.035    203.071    203.139     3.8     0.0    -0.2     0.0     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .200    510.335    510.185     2.9     0.0     0.6     0.5     0.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.835    584.286    584.509     3.9     0.0    -0.3     0.0     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.399     84.531     84.423    -0.4    -0.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.225     81.359     81.250    -0.5    -0.1     0.0    -0.2    -0.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.392    102.458    102.329    -0.2    -0.1     0.1    -0.2    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (6).....................       .833      9.324      9.309    -1.7    -0.2    -0.4    -0.2    -0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (7).......................       .246     75.385     74.969    -4.0    -0.6     0.1    -0.5    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.483    382.764    383.633     1.8     0.2    -0.1    -0.3     0.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .871    821.529    820.854     5.0    -0.1     0.1    -0.3    -0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.612    206.471    207.162     0.8     0.3    -0.2    -0.3     0.5 
    Personal care products (1)................       .688    159.951    160.401    -0.8     0.3    -0.2    -0.6     0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .642    229.343    229.623     0.6     0.1     0.0    -0.4     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.048    356.508    357.061     2.4     0.2    -0.1     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.816    175.225    175.415     1.4     0.1     0.2     0.5     0.1 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    221.005    220.991     1.5     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.021    150.882    151.148     1.3     0.2     0.1     0.7     0.1 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.044    191.332    192.320     2.4     0.5     0.4     1.1     0.7 
    Apparel...................................      3.695    122.454    121.498    -0.8    -0.8    -0.6    -0.3     0.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.349    238.530    240.762     3.5     0.9     0.8     1.5     0.6 
   Durables...................................      9.978    110.966    110.573    -0.5    -0.4    -0.3    -0.4    -0.4 
 Services.....................................     60.184    261.927    261.921     1.0     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.942    259.054    259.142     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.4 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .347    127.111    127.501     4.3     0.3     0.1     0.4     0.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5).........      3.752    190.603    187.335    -1.0    -1.7    -0.8     0.2    -0.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.052    173.360    174.094     5.5     0.4     0.4     0.4     0.3 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.151    150.180     0.0     0.0    -0.2    -0.1     0.0 
  Transportation services.....................      6.060    261.625    263.265     2.9     0.6     0.3     0.3     0.5 
  Medical care services.......................      4.902    414.564    414.850     3.4     0.1     0.8     0.2     0.1 
  Other services..............................     11.347    311.375    311.499     1.6     0.0    -0.2     0.0     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.262    218.431    218.538     1.1     0.0     0.1     0.3     0.1 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.711    209.467    209.560     1.6     0.0     0.1     0.3     0.1 
 All items less medical care..................     93.487    210.257    210.336     1.0     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 Commodities less food........................     26.078    153.508    153.761     1.3     0.2     0.1     0.7     0.1 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.100    193.344    194.266     2.3     0.5     0.5     0.8     0.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.405    236.158    238.165     3.3     0.8     0.7     1.2     0.7 
 Nondurables..................................     29.838    206.518    207.053     2.0     0.3     0.3     0.8     0.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.243    285.588    285.467     1.9     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.282    250.066    250.044     0.8     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.3 
 Energy.......................................      8.553    210.947    211.970     3.9     0.5     0.7     2.6     0.2 
 All items less energy........................     91.447    221.236    221.235     0.9     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.708    222.079    222.077     0.8     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.276    144.028    143.594    -0.2    -0.3    -0.2    -0.2    -0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      4.801    243.784    248.928     7.7     2.1     1.8     4.4     0.8 
   Services less energy services..............     56.432    269.208    269.509     1.1     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .457     $ .457       -       -       -       -       - 
 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 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 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--    
                                               Aug.      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Feb.    May     Aug.    Nov.    May     Nov. 
                                                                                      2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  218.150   218.372   218.879   219.146     1.4    -0.7     1.7     1.8     0.3     1.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  219.961   220.644   220.808   221.216     1.6     1.7     0.4     2.3     1.7     1.3 
   Food....................................  219.563   220.262   220.408   220.841     1.9     1.8     0.2     2.3     1.8     1.3 
    Food at home...........................  215.506   216.241   216.339   216.924     2.7     2.5    -0.8     2.7     2.6     0.9 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  248.746   250.651   250.168   251.147    -0.7    -1.2    -2.9     3.9    -0.9     0.4 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  208.537   210.311   211.630   212.686     3.2     8.4     3.8     8.2     5.7     6.0 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  198.712   199.042   201.291   201.277    10.5    -2.1     2.0     5.3     4.0     3.6 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  270.413   270.585   268.779   268.320     6.5     8.4   -10.6    -3.1     7.4    -6.9 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.588   161.667   160.937   162.234    -0.7    -1.7     1.0     1.6    -1.2     1.3 
     Other food at home....................  191.436   191.482   191.175   191.387     0.7     0.1     0.3    -0.1     0.4     0.1 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  200.610   202.826   204.188   201.329     5.5     0.8    -2.8     1.4     3.1    -0.7 
      Fats and oils........................  201.077   201.256   202.234   203.821     3.0     1.1     2.4     5.6     2.0     4.0 
      Other foods..........................  205.055   204.645   203.766   204.398    -0.6    -0.1     0.7    -1.3    -0.4    -0.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.787   122.106   121.698   120.623    -0.3    -1.9     4.0    -3.8    -1.1     0.0 
    Food away from home (1)................  226.422   227.075   227.287   227.512     0.8     0.9     1.5     1.9     0.8     1.7 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  159.517   160.072   160.036   160.392     4.0    -0.1     2.5     2.2     1.9     2.4 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  223.789   224.249   224.665   224.724    -1.4     0.7     2.6     1.7    -0.3     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.277   216.157   216.351   216.425    -1.3     0.0     0.2     0.3    -0.7     0.2 
   Shelter.................................  248.475   248.590   248.725   248.990    -1.9     0.2     0.6     0.8    -0.9     0.7 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  249.213   249.535   249.675   250.217     0.0     0.3     0.3     1.6     0.2     1.0 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  135.651   135.371   134.035   132.465    -7.5    18.2     1.0    -9.1     4.6    -4.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  256.580   256.667   256.884   257.192    -0.4    -0.4     0.6     1.0    -0.4     0.8 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  256.575   256.661   256.878   257.184    -0.4    -0.4     0.6     1.0    -0.4     0.8 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  126.463   126.627   127.111   127.501     7.4     1.9     4.6     3.3     4.6     4.0 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  214.372   213.483   214.378   213.899     3.6     2.1    -1.0    -0.9     2.9    -0.9 
    Household energy.......................  189.216   187.999   188.822   188.156     2.7     1.0    -2.1    -2.2     1.9    -2.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  263.196   265.812   276.551   286.367    28.9    -6.6   -13.1    40.1     9.7    10.4 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)...  193.441   191.969   192.302   191.052     0.9     1.6    -1.3    -4.8     1.3    -3.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  171.833   172.598   173.204   173.652     7.9     6.4     3.6     4.3     7.1     4.0 
   Household furnishings and operations....  125.193   124.729   124.685   124.453    -2.3    -3.6    -1.6    -2.3    -3.0    -2.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.630   150.346   150.151   150.180    -1.1     2.3     0.1    -1.2     0.6    -0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.205   119.444   119.028   119.248    -1.4    -3.5     5.0    -3.1    -2.5     0.9 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  113.094   112.412   112.077   111.579    -2.2    -3.0     8.2    -5.3    -2.6     1.2 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  107.759   106.293   105.915   106.487     0.5    -6.8     5.3    -4.6    -3.2     0.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  115.667   114.148   111.956   112.760    -1.4     0.9     6.7    -9.7    -0.2    -1.8 
   Footwear................................  127.882   128.327   128.548   127.489    -0.2    -4.0     1.7    -1.2    -2.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  192.909   193.961   196.318   196.833     8.0    -6.7     6.3     8.4     0.4     7.3 
   Private transportation..................  188.302   189.331   191.780   192.011     8.9    -8.3     7.3     8.1    -0.1     7.7 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   97.908    97.739    97.303    96.966     3.4     0.9     3.8    -3.8     2.1    -0.1 
     New vehicles..........................  138.529   138.704   138.417   137.924    -2.5     0.6     2.0    -1.7    -1.0     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks..................  146.093   145.139   143.833   143.137    18.8     5.0     9.9    -7.9    11.7     0.6 
    Motor fuel.............................  233.847   238.064   248.648   250.355    22.2   -28.9    17.1    31.4    -6.8    24.0 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  232.965   236.714   247.512   249.154    22.9   -29.0    16.2    30.8    -6.6    23.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  137.646   137.802   138.289   138.768     4.3     1.4     4.5     3.3     2.9     3.9 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  248.390   249.231   249.824   249.872     0.7     2.2     1.8     2.4     1.5     2.1 
   Public transportation...................  250.191   251.529   251.992   257.386    -2.9    16.1    -5.9    12.0     6.2     2.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  388.842   391.328   391.902   392.323     4.8     2.6     1.8     3.6     3.7     2.7 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  314.881   315.804   316.082   316.794     5.7     2.7    -0.1     2.5     4.2     1.2 
   Medical care services...................  411.709   414.806   415.495   415.781     4.5     2.5     2.4     4.0     3.5     3.2 
    Professional services..................  329.413   330.705   330.626   331.593     3.6     1.0     4.0     2.7     2.3     3.3 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  608.304   617.619   621.010   619.809     8.7     7.4     2.5     7.8     8.0     5.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.375   113.028   112.945   112.985    -1.9     0.5    -0.6    -1.4    -0.7    -1.0 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.747    98.746    98.605    98.570    -3.9    -1.4    -1.9    -0.7    -2.7    -1.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  130.369   130.220   130.140   130.316     2.8     2.5     1.4    -0.2     2.6     0.6 
   Education (2)...........................  200.746   200.358   200.442   201.278     5.0     5.8     3.5     1.1     5.4     2.3 
    Educational books and supplies.........  501.521   504.653   507.055   509.314     6.1     2.9    -3.3     6.4     4.5     1.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  577.834   576.388   576.457   578.848     5.0     6.0     4.0     0.7     5.5     2.3 
   Communication (2).......................   84.695    84.660    84.527    84.424     0.6    -0.4    -0.5    -1.3     0.1    -0.9 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.532    81.497    81.359    81.250     0.3    -0.5    -0.5    -1.4    -0.1    -1.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.534   102.633   102.458   102.329    -0.9     0.3     0.6    -0.8    -0.3    -0.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (6)..................    9.381     9.339     9.324     9.309     3.1    -2.8    -3.8    -3.0     0.1    -3.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (7)....................   76.281    76.330    75.917    75.649    -6.3    -6.7     0.5    -3.3    -6.5    -1.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  384.493   383.948   382.701   383.904     1.2     1.0     5.9    -0.6     1.1     2.6 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  822.662   823.766   821.529   820.854     2.2     6.5    12.8    -0.9     4.3     5.8 
   Personal care...........................  207.630   207.136   206.425   207.359     0.9    -0.8     3.6    -0.5     0.0     1.5 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.337   160.985   159.951   160.401     0.7    -4.1     2.5    -2.3    -1.7     0.1 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.354   230.332   229.343   229.623    -0.4     3.4     0.6    -1.3     1.5    -0.3 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  355.528   355.275   356.127   357.566     2.1     1.8     3.3     2.3     1.9     2.8 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  174.304   174.665   175.490   175.685     3.7    -3.9     2.7     3.2    -0.2     3.0 
  Food and beverages.......................  219.961   220.644   220.808   221.216     1.6     1.7     0.4     2.3     1.7     1.3 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  150.042   150.262   151.324   151.427     5.0    -7.1     4.2     3.7    -1.3     4.0 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  188.620   189.461   191.616   192.943     8.3   -13.6     7.3     9.5    -3.2     8.4 
    Apparel................................  120.205   119.444   119.028   119.248    -1.4    -3.5     5.0    -3.1    -2.5     0.9 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  235.953   237.892   241.403   242.946    11.5   -15.6     8.5    12.4    -3.0    10.4 
   Durables................................  111.895   111.580   111.174   110.683     0.9    -0.7     2.1    -4.3     0.1    -1.1 
 Services..................................  261.680   261.781   262.008   262.313    -0.1     1.6     0.9     1.0     0.7     1.0 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  258.276   259.063   259.238   260.293    -2.0    -0.3    -0.1     3.2    -1.2     1.5 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   126.463   126.627   127.111   127.501     7.4     1.9     4.6     3.3     4.6     4.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......  193.441   191.969   192.302   191.052     0.9     1.6    -1.3    -4.8     1.3    -3.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  171.833   172.598   173.204   173.652     7.9     6.4     3.6     4.3     7.1     4.0 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.630   150.346   150.151   150.180    -1.1     2.3     0.1    -1.2     0.6    -0.5 
  Transportation services..................  260.059   260.777   261.655   263.019     1.5     5.1     0.3     4.6     3.3     2.4 
  Medical care services....................  411.709   414.806   415.495   415.781     4.5     2.5     2.4     4.0     3.5     3.2 
  Other services...........................  311.046   310.495   310.397   311.001     1.4     2.8     2.1    -0.1     2.1     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  217.947   218.095   218.658   218.899     1.3    -1.1     2.0     1.8     0.1     1.9 
 All items less shelter....................  208.744   209.012   209.671   209.943     2.9    -1.1     2.2     2.3     0.9     2.3 
 All items less medical care...............  209.770   209.905   210.404   210.664     1.1    -0.9     1.7     1.7     0.1     1.7 
 Commodities less food.....................  152.662   152.889   153.938   154.040     4.7    -6.8     4.1     3.7    -1.2     3.9 
 Nondurables less food.....................  190.950   191.839   193.327   194.729     7.9   -12.3     7.1     8.2    -2.7     7.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  233.855   235.546   238.419   240.153    10.2   -14.1     8.0    11.2    -2.7     9.6 
 Nondurables...............................  204.516   205.209   206.911   207.704     4.2    -5.6     3.3     6.4    -0.8     4.8 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  284.979   285.138   285.577   285.971     2.3     3.2     0.9     1.4     2.8     1.1 
 Services less medical care services.......  249.511   249.872   250.121   250.920    -0.6     1.4     0.2     2.3     0.4     1.2 
 Energy....................................  208.874   210.256   215.720   216.190    12.8   -16.2     7.6    14.8    -2.8    11.1 
 All items less energy.....................  220.823   220.930   220.938   221.187     0.3     1.0     1.2     0.7     0.7     0.9 
  All items less food and energy...........  221.779   221.781   221.765   221.982     0.1     0.8     1.3     0.4     0.4     0.9 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  144.079   143.727   143.379   143.251     0.7    -1.1     2.0    -2.3    -0.2    -0.1 
    Energy commodities.....................  236.938   241.105   251.770   253.894    22.6   -27.8    15.1    31.8    -5.9    23.2 
   Services less energy services...........  268.672   268.921   269.138   269.589    -0.2     1.6     1.1     1.4     0.7     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 1982=100 base.
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 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                                          Nov.2010 from--   Oct.2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Nov.  Sep.  Oct.  Oct.  Aug.  Sep.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      218.312   218.439   218.711   218.803   1.1   0.2   0.0   1.2   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      234.150   234.027   234.671   235.094   1.5   0.5   0.2   1.5   0.2   0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      236.089   235.995   236.560   236.806   1.3   0.3   0.1   1.3   0.2   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.348   139.229   139.746   140.282   1.9   0.8   0.4   1.7   0.3   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      208.639   208.788   208.689   208.816   1.2   0.0   0.1   1.5   0.0   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      208.912   209.253   209.182   209.344   1.0   0.0   0.1   1.2   0.1   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.375   134.275   134.074   134.058   1.6  -0.2   0.0   1.8  -0.2  -0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      204.985   205.100   205.565   206.014   1.5   0.4   0.2   1.5   0.3   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      211.308   211.775   212.026   211.996   1.1   0.1   0.0   1.3   0.3   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      212.947   213.493   213.589   213.424   0.9   0.0  -0.1   1.2   0.3   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.335   134.658   134.890   134.892   1.2   0.2   0.0   1.4   0.4   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      215.266   215.172   215.390   215.736   1.1   0.3   0.2   1.4   0.1   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      221.523   221.384   221.708   221.671   0.9   0.1   0.0   0.6   0.1   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.790   225.726   226.058   225.847   1.1   0.1  -0.1   0.8   0.1   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.704   133.544   133.745   133.930   0.4   0.3   0.1   0.1   0.0   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      199.477   199.617   199.842   199.844   1.1   0.1   0.0   1.1   0.2   0.1 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.908   134.987   135.174   135.289   1.2   0.2   0.1   1.3   0.2   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      211.606   211.524   211.831   212.124   1.2   0.3   0.1   1.3   0.1   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      212.784   213.339   213.332   213.066   0.4  -0.1  -0.1   0.8   0.3   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      226.373   226.048   226.794   225.941   0.7   0.0  -0.4   0.7   0.2   0.3 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      241.569   241.485   241.981   241.960   1.3   0.2   0.0   1.5   0.2   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   236.474         -   238.103   0.6   0.7     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   205.492         -   206.168   2.3   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   201.882         -   201.168  -0.4  -0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   142.738         -   142.915   1.6   0.1     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      204.511         -   202.913         -     -     -     -   0.9  -0.8     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      205.412         -   205.824         -     -     -     -   0.4   0.2     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      195.165         -   195.094         -     -     -     -   1.8   0.0     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      222.803         -   223.631         -     -     -     -   0.5   0.4     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      228.500         -   228.543         -     -     -     -   1.7   0.0     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      227.954         -   228.107         -     -     -     -   0.9   0.1     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      227.645         -   227.251         -     -     -     -   0.4  -0.2     - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Nov. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Oct.       Nov.                      Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                              2010       2010      Nov.    Oct.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Sep.    Oct.    Nov. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    214.623    214.750     1.3     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.0 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    639.296    639.673       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    220.199    220.245     1.6     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.2 
   Food.......................................     15.333    219.736    219.768     1.6     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.2 
    Food at home..............................      8.900    215.511    215.414     1.9     0.0     0.3     0.0     0.3 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.257    250.429    250.648    -0.3     0.1     0.7    -0.2     0.4 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.144    211.978    212.693     6.0     0.3     0.9     0.6     0.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .898    199.890    200.084     3.8     0.1     0.1     1.1     0.1 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.223    267.466    266.802    -0.1    -0.2     0.0    -0.7    -0.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.123    160.678    160.999     0.2     0.2    -0.1    -0.5     1.0 
     Other food at home.......................      2.254    190.351    189.265     0.2    -0.6    -0.1    -0.2     0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .321    201.469    199.542     1.3    -1.0     1.1     0.6    -1.0 
      Fats and oils...........................       .259    203.670    202.668     2.7    -0.5     0.1     0.5     0.8 
      Other foods.............................      1.674    203.935    202.901    -0.4    -0.5    -0.3    -0.4     0.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    121.806    120.723    -0.8    -0.9     0.3    -0.3    -0.9 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.433    227.412    227.634     1.3     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .321    160.988    161.428     2.9     0.3     0.6     0.1     0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.092    225.531    225.771     1.0     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.753    212.681    212.490     0.1    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
   Shelter....................................     30.171    242.513    242.806     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.476    247.823    248.553     0.5     0.3     0.1     0.0     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .432    134.787    128.305     1.0    -4.8    -0.3    -0.7    -0.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.959    232.680    233.047     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     20.218    232.683    233.049     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .303    128.130    128.556     4.7     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.632    211.649    209.449     0.9    -1.0    -0.4     0.3    -0.3 
    Household energy..........................      4.517    185.262    182.634    -0.2    -1.4    -0.7     0.3    -0.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .271    278.516    287.994     9.8     3.4     0.9     4.2     3.4 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......      4.246    189.313    186.023    -0.8    -1.7    -0.8     0.1    -0.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.114    173.843    174.621     5.5     0.4     0.5     0.2     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.950    120.643    120.257    -2.6    -0.3    -0.3     0.0    -0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .369    152.729    152.778     0.0     0.0    -0.5    -0.1     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.788    121.587    120.628    -1.3    -0.8    -0.4    -0.3     0.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .945    113.618    112.815    -1.1    -0.7    -0.6    -0.5    -0.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    110.474    109.388    -1.5    -1.0    -0.3    -0.2     0.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .285    117.250    117.900    -1.2     0.6    -1.6    -1.7     0.7 
   Footwear...................................       .781    129.851    128.216    -1.9    -1.3    -0.2     0.2    -1.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     18.647    193.553    194.884     4.3     0.7     0.6     1.5    -0.1 
   Private transportation.....................     17.881    190.259    191.524     4.3     0.7     0.7     1.6    -0.2 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.952     96.402     96.024     1.8    -0.4    -0.3    -0.5    -0.3 
     New vehicles.............................      3.385    138.806    139.224    -0.5     0.3     0.1    -0.2    -0.3 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.944    144.952    143.176     6.1    -1.2    -0.6    -0.9    -0.5 
    Motor fuel................................      5.774    241.218    245.957     7.5     2.0     2.1     4.8    -0.4 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.530    240.558    245.250     7.3     2.0     1.6     4.6     0.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .472    138.153    138.654     3.2     0.4     0.1     0.3     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.180    252.546    252.610     1.9     0.0     0.3     0.2     0.0 
   Public transportation......................       .766    249.169    252.230     3.9     1.2     0.4     0.4     1.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.261    392.749    393.277     3.4     0.1     0.6     0.2     0.1 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.301    307.539    308.332     2.8     0.3     0.3     0.1     0.3 
   Medical care services......................      3.961    417.913    418.307     3.6     0.1     0.7     0.2     0.1 
    Professional services.....................      2.195    333.450    333.868     2.9     0.1     0.4     0.0     0.3 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.339    620.670    622.116     7.3     0.2     1.5     0.6    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.031    109.449    109.082    -1.2    -0.3    -0.3    -0.1    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      2.046     99.054     98.774    -1.9    -0.3     0.0    -0.1    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.175    125.617    125.526     1.1    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1     0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      2.327    200.129    200.228     3.9     0.0    -0.2     0.1     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196    512.956    513.546     3.0     0.1     0.6     0.3     0.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.131    563.319    563.563     3.9     0.0    -0.3     0.1     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.848     87.170     87.040    -0.5    -0.1    -0.1    -0.2    -0.1 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.715     84.978     84.846    -0.6    -0.2    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.906    102.135    101.975    -0.4    -0.2     0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (6).....................       .809      9.864      9.849    -1.2    -0.2    -0.6    -0.3    -0.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (7).......................       .225     74.970     74.615    -4.2    -0.5    -0.1    -0.8    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.919    411.655    412.383     2.3     0.2     0.0    -0.3     0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.397    826.468    825.644     5.0    -0.1     0.1    -0.3    -0.1 
   Personal care..............................      2.522    204.142    204.830     0.8     0.3    -0.1    -0.4     0.4 
    Personal care products (1)................       .733    160.174    160.801    -0.6     0.4    -0.2    -0.6     0.4 
    Personal care services (1)................       .577    229.635    229.855     0.5     0.1     0.0    -0.4     0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.019    357.784    358.407     2.4     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.589    178.283    178.504     1.7     0.1     0.3     0.6     0.0 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    220.199    220.245     1.6     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.2 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.164    155.663    155.953     1.7     0.2     0.3     0.9    -0.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     16.703    199.991    201.110     2.6     0.6     0.6     1.3     0.8 
    Apparel...................................      3.788    121.587    120.628    -1.3    -0.8    -0.4    -0.3     0.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.915    253.167    255.572     3.9     0.9     1.0     1.9     0.5 
   Durables...................................     10.461    112.294    111.813     0.2    -0.4    -0.2    -0.4    -0.4 
 Services.....................................     56.411    257.198    257.219     1.0     0.0     0.0     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.868    233.679    233.956     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .303    128.130    128.556     4.7     0.3     0.2     0.3     0.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5).........      4.246    189.313    186.023    -0.8    -1.7    -0.8     0.1    -0.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.114    173.843    174.621     5.5     0.4     0.5     0.2     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .369    152.729    152.778     0.0     0.0    -0.5    -0.1     0.0 
  Transportation services.....................      5.918    262.219    263.804     3.1     0.6     0.2     0.4     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      3.961    417.913    418.307     3.6     0.1     0.7     0.2     0.1 
  Other services..............................     10.631    297.397    297.313     1.3     0.0    -0.2     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.667    213.532    213.675     1.2     0.1     0.1     0.4     0.0 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.829    206.770    206.838     1.7     0.0     0.2     0.4     0.0 
 All items less medical care..................     94.739    207.409    207.523     1.2     0.1     0.1     0.3     0.0 
 Commodities less food........................     28.256    158.038    158.328     1.7     0.2     0.3     0.9    -0.2 
 Nondurables less food........................     17.795    201.606    202.679     2.5     0.5     0.6     1.2     0.8 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.007    249.688    251.899     3.6     0.9     0.9     1.6     0.6 
 Nondurables..................................     33.128    210.627    211.249     2.1     0.3     0.5     1.0     0.1 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.543    252.181    251.894     1.9    -0.1     0.0     0.2     0.1 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.450    245.955    245.958     0.8     0.0     0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Energy.......................................     10.291    211.514    212.622     4.1     0.5     0.9     2.9    -0.4 
 All items less energy........................     89.709    215.961    215.970     1.0     0.0     0.1     0.0     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     74.376    215.580    215.584     0.8     0.0     0.0     0.0     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.211    146.268    145.757     0.1    -0.3    -0.2    -0.3    -0.1 
    Energy commodities........................      6.045    243.933    248.880     7.6     2.0     2.0     4.8    -0.3 
   Services less energy services..............     52.165    264.603    265.001     1.2     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .466     $ .466       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .156     $ .156       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 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--    
                                               Aug.      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Feb.    May     Aug.    Nov.    May     Nov. 
                                                                                      2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  214.019   214.345   215.005   215.099     2.3    -1.4     2.2     2.0     0.4     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  219.203   219.852   220.003   220.512     1.7     1.7     0.5     2.4     1.7     1.4 
   Food....................................  218.696   219.367   219.514   220.027     1.9     1.8     0.3     2.5     1.8     1.4 
    Food at home...........................  214.392   215.042   215.136   215.851     2.9     2.4    -0.6     2.8     2.6     1.1 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  249.429   251.234   250.767   251.854    -1.4    -0.7    -2.9     3.9    -1.0     0.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  208.288   210.142   211.446   212.372     4.1     7.7     4.1     8.1     5.9     6.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  197.651   197.812   199.890   200.084    10.5    -2.2     2.4     5.0     4.0     3.7 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  267.571   267.680   265.939   265.517     6.5     8.2   -10.9    -3.0     7.4    -7.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.246   161.087   160.297   161.964    -0.1    -1.5     0.7     1.8    -0.8     1.3 
     Other food at home....................  190.637   190.495   190.170   190.508     0.8     0.0     0.3    -0.3     0.4     0.0 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  199.065   201.240   202.408   200.410     5.3     1.0    -3.8     2.7     3.2    -0.6 
      Fats and oils........................  201.168   201.340   202.318   203.951     3.2     0.2     1.7     5.6     1.7     3.6 
      Other foods..........................  205.225   204.561   203.701   204.329    -0.4    -0.3     1.0    -1.7    -0.4    -0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.804   122.164   121.806   120.723    -0.5    -2.0     3.1    -3.5    -1.3    -0.2 
    Food away from home (1)................  226.481   227.188   227.412   227.634     0.6     0.9     1.5     2.1     0.8     1.8 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  159.866   160.755   160.988   161.428     5.1     0.2     2.5     4.0     2.6     3.2 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  225.179   225.507   225.707   226.149    -1.3     0.3     3.5     1.7    -0.5     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  212.842   212.764   212.959   213.083    -0.7     0.0     0.1     0.5    -0.3     0.3 
   Shelter.................................  242.282   242.448   242.602   242.941    -1.2     0.1     0.5     1.1    -0.5     0.8 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.460   247.767   247.885   248.466    -0.1     0.4     0.0     1.6     0.1     0.8 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  136.626   136.197   135.294   134.069    -6.7    15.8     0.6    -7.3     4.0    -3.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  232.443   232.567   232.759   233.045    -0.6    -0.3     0.6     1.0    -0.5     0.8 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  232.444   232.568   232.762   233.047    -0.6    -0.3     0.6     1.0    -0.5     0.8 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  127.526   127.718   128.130   128.556     8.5     2.2     4.8     3.3     5.3     4.0 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  213.407   212.484   213.115   212.541     3.0     2.6    -0.2    -1.6     2.8    -0.9 
    Household energy.......................  187.614   186.387   186.978   186.171     1.9     1.7    -1.0    -3.0     1.8    -2.0 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  264.904   267.283   278.516   287.994    31.9    -9.0   -13.4    39.7     9.6    10.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)...  192.489   191.045   191.184   189.877     0.2     2.5    -0.2    -5.3     1.3    -2.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  172.296   173.079   173.455   174.105     8.4     6.3     3.0     4.3     7.4     3.7 
   Household furnishings and operations....  121.001   120.681   120.687   120.577    -2.1    -4.5    -2.3    -1.4    -3.3    -1.9 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  153.542   152.851   152.729   152.778    -3.1     4.4     1.0    -2.0     0.6    -0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.017   118.544   118.175   118.205    -1.3    -4.2     2.8    -2.7    -2.8     0.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.965   112.281   111.728   111.637    -3.8    -2.8     7.1    -4.6    -3.3     1.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.111   105.776   105.596   105.902     1.7    -8.1     1.4    -0.8    -3.3     0.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  118.376   116.525   114.553   115.336     1.3     1.8     2.7    -9.9     1.6    -3.8 
   Footwear................................  127.689   127.444   127.691   126.425    -0.5    -4.4     1.3    -3.9    -2.4    -1.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  192.130   193.376   196.286   196.010    11.0    -9.3     8.4     8.3     0.3     8.4 
   Private transportation..................  188.845   190.087   193.039   192.616    11.6   -10.2     9.0     8.2     0.1     8.6 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   97.221    96.958    96.498    96.178     5.5     1.6     4.8    -4.2     3.5     0.2 
     New vehicles..........................  139.526   139.661   139.363   138.938    -2.6     0.4     1.9    -1.7    -1.1     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks..................  146.935   146.033   144.761   144.095    19.0     4.7     9.8    -7.5    11.6     0.8 
    Motor fuel.............................  234.907   239.792   251.389   250.312    25.9   -31.6    20.1    28.9    -7.2    24.4 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  233.750   237.478   248.433   250.194    23.0   -29.1    15.7    31.3    -6.6    23.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  137.612   137.728   138.153   138.654     4.1     1.4     4.3     3.1     2.8     3.7 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  251.084   251.938   252.546   252.610     0.8     2.2     2.0     2.5     1.5     2.2 
   Public transportation...................  247.825   248.885   249.803   254.162    -3.0    13.9    -4.5    10.6     5.1     2.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  390.299   392.737   393.364   393.839     5.2     2.9     1.9     3.7     4.0     2.8 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  306.541   307.322   307.539   308.332     5.9     2.8     0.1     2.4     4.4     1.2 
   Medical care services...................  414.900   417.992   418.780   419.099     5.0     2.9     2.5     4.1     3.9     3.3 
    Professional services..................  332.739   334.108   333.960   334.892     3.8     1.4     4.0     2.6     2.5     3.3 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  609.797   618.805   622.544   621.699    10.1     7.8     3.2     8.0     8.9     5.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  109.813   109.532   109.427   109.238    -1.4    -0.4    -0.9    -2.1    -0.9    -1.5 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.260    99.299    99.197    99.112    -3.3    -2.0    -1.6    -0.6    -2.7    -1.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.272   125.137   125.048   125.128     2.2     1.9     1.1    -0.5     2.0     0.3 
   Education (2)...........................  197.914   197.532   197.794   198.587     5.2     5.5     3.4     1.4     5.4     2.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  504.799   507.899   509.466   512.598     5.6     3.2    -2.9     6.3     4.4     1.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  557.331   555.849   556.496   558.619     5.2     5.7     4.0     0.9     5.5     2.5 
   Communication (2).......................   87.388    87.340    87.168    87.040     0.1    -0.2    -0.3    -1.6     0.0    -0.9 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.201    85.154    84.978    84.846    -0.1    -0.2    -0.3    -1.7    -0.2    -1.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.239   102.325   102.135   101.975    -1.5     0.2     0.5    -1.0    -0.6    -0.2 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (6)..................    9.947     9.891     9.864     9.849     4.4    -1.9    -3.2    -3.9     1.2    -3.5 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (7)....................   76.335    76.253    75.608    75.329    -6.4    -5.9     0.6    -5.2    -6.1    -2.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  413.142   413.007   411.642   412.582     1.4     1.5     6.9    -0.5     1.5     3.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  827.609   828.794   826.468   825.644     2.1     6.4    12.8    -0.9     4.2     5.7 
   Personal care...........................  205.143   204.868   204.132   204.986     1.0    -1.2     3.7    -0.3    -0.1     1.7 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.376   161.132   160.174   160.801     0.7    -4.3     2.7    -1.4    -1.8     0.6 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.625   230.624   229.635   229.855    -0.8     3.7     0.6    -1.3     1.4    -0.4 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  356.397   356.667   357.305   358.744     2.9     1.5     2.6     2.7     2.2     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  177.262   177.809   178.870   178.792     5.1    -5.0     3.6     3.5    -0.1     3.5 
  Food and beverages.......................  219.203   219.852   220.003   220.512     1.7     1.7     0.5     2.4     1.7     1.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  154.660   155.148   156.567   156.242     7.1    -8.8     5.5     4.2    -1.2     4.8 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  196.796   197.981   200.534   202.072     9.7   -15.0     7.2    11.2    -3.5     9.1 
    Apparel................................  119.017   118.544   118.175   118.205    -1.3    -4.2     2.8    -2.7    -2.8     0.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  249.977   252.387   257.082   258.326    12.1   -17.0     9.7    14.0    -3.6    11.9 
   Durables................................  113.188   112.925   112.468   111.966     2.7    -0.1     2.7    -4.2     1.3    -0.8 
 Services..................................  257.025   257.115   257.372   257.614     0.3     1.5     1.0     0.9     0.9     1.0 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.137   233.640   233.826   234.549    -1.3    -0.3     0.1     2.4    -0.8     1.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   127.526   127.718   128.130   128.556     8.5     2.2     4.8     3.3     5.3     4.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......  192.489   191.045   191.184   189.877     0.2     2.5    -0.2    -5.3     1.3    -2.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  172.296   173.079   173.455   174.105     8.4     6.3     3.0     4.3     7.4     3.7 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  153.542   152.851   152.729   152.778    -3.1     4.4     1.0    -2.0     0.6    -0.5 
  Transportation services..................  260.588   261.213   262.351   263.299     2.0     4.7     1.5     4.2     3.3     2.8 
  Medical care services....................  414.900   417.992   418.780   419.099     5.0     2.9     2.5     4.1     3.9     3.3 
  Other services...........................  297.236   296.788   296.741   297.051     1.4     2.2     1.8    -0.2     1.8     0.8 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  213.004   213.269   214.020   214.040     2.4    -2.0     2.5     2.0     0.2     2.2 
 All items less shelter....................  206.024   206.412   207.262   207.268     3.9    -2.1     2.9     2.4     0.9     2.7 
 All items less medical care...............  206.865   207.125   207.781   207.863     2.2    -1.7     2.2     1.9     0.2     2.1 
 Commodities less food.....................  157.049   157.535   158.926   158.620     6.8    -8.5     5.4     4.1    -1.1     4.7 
 Nondurables less food.....................  198.552   199.695   202.081   203.602     9.1   -14.2     6.9    10.6    -3.3     8.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  246.763   248.977   252.930   254.423    11.1   -15.8     9.2    13.0    -3.3    11.1 
 Nondurables...............................  208.421   209.473   211.654   211.827     5.4    -7.4     4.4     6.7    -1.2     5.6 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  251.873   251.937   252.325   252.500     2.3     3.1     1.2     1.0     2.7     1.1 
 Services less medical care services.......  245.645   245.846   246.090   246.592    -0.1     1.3     0.5     1.6     0.6     1.0 
 Energy....................................  209.481   211.343   217.469   216.534    14.9   -18.7    10.3    14.2    -3.3    12.2 
 All items less energy.....................  215.528   215.669   215.670   215.889     0.9     0.9     1.2     0.7     0.9     1.0 
  All items less food and energy...........  215.269   215.303   215.274   215.434     0.7     0.7     1.4     0.3     0.7     0.9 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  146.280   146.012   145.595   145.415     1.7    -1.1     2.3    -2.3     0.3    -0.1 
    Energy commodities.....................  237.307   242.121   253.766   253.090    26.1   -30.7    18.4    29.4    -6.5    23.7 
   Services less energy services...........  264.048   264.313   264.583   265.001     0.3     1.4     1.1     1.5     0.9     1.3 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 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                                          Nov.2010 from--   Oct.2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Nov.  Sep.  Oct.  Oct.  Aug.  Sep.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      214.205   214.306   214.623   214.750   1.3   0.2   0.1   1.5   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      231.694   231.566   232.396   232.962   1.7   0.6   0.2   1.8   0.3   0.4 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      231.995   231.881   232.672   233.031   1.5   0.5   0.2   1.7   0.3   0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.390   140.295   140.848   141.452   2.1   0.8   0.4   2.1   0.3   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      204.273   204.442   204.329   204.468   1.4   0.0   0.1   1.8   0.0  -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      203.593   203.946   203.906   204.064   1.2   0.1   0.1   1.6   0.2   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.426   134.361   134.093   134.112   1.7  -0.2   0.0   2.0  -0.2  -0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      202.896   203.086   203.548   203.937   1.6   0.4   0.2   1.7   0.3   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      208.740   209.155   209.376   209.352   1.2   0.1   0.0   1.6   0.3   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      210.831   211.393   211.409   211.222   1.0  -0.1  -0.1   1.4   0.3   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.420   133.680   133.923   133.927   1.4   0.2   0.0   1.7   0.4   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      215.354   215.346   215.451   215.822   1.1   0.2   0.2   1.5   0.0   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      216.048   215.804   216.273   216.267   1.0   0.2   0.0   0.7   0.1   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      218.784   218.524   219.017   218.817   1.2   0.1  -0.1   0.9   0.1   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.480   133.346   133.622   133.777   0.5   0.3   0.1   0.3   0.1   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      198.168   198.278   198.576   198.598   1.2   0.2   0.0   1.4   0.2   0.2 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.581   134.644   134.840   134.969   1.4   0.2   0.1   1.6   0.2   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      209.863   209.864   210.160   210.529   1.3   0.3   0.2   1.5   0.1   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      206.338   206.897   206.894   206.632   0.7  -0.1  -0.1   1.2   0.3   0.0 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      218.752   218.427   219.339   218.694   1.0   0.1  -0.3   0.9   0.3   0.4 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      236.820   236.725   237.483   237.606   1.6   0.4   0.1   1.9   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   236.844         -   238.891   0.9   0.9     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   196.787         -   197.530   2.4   0.4     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   205.602         -   204.918  -0.2  -0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   142.755         -   142.938   1.7   0.1     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      203.745         -   201.887         -     -     -     -   1.1  -0.9     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      201.359         -   201.864         -     -     -     -   0.8   0.3     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      193.276         -   193.110         -     -     -     -   2.0  -0.1     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      220.790         -   221.497         -     -     -     -   0.5   0.3     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      228.523         -   228.676         -     -     -     -   1.8   0.1     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      224.195         -   224.352         -     -     -     -   1.2   0.1     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      223.444         -   223.112         -     -     -     -   0.8  -0.1     - 

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


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

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes         Nov. 2010 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      Oct.  
                                                              2010      2010      2009      2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   126.614   126.650       1.0       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   128.946   128.954       1.4       0.0 
   Food.......................................     13.493   128.904   128.924       1.5       0.0 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   123.746   123.690       1.7       0.0 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   135.954   136.088       1.3       0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   129.959   129.808       0.7      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   128.240   128.047      -0.1      -0.2 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   131.161   131.182       0.2       0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   158.349   156.764       0.5      -1.0 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    92.140    91.833      -2.9      -0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    91.154    90.474      -1.3      -0.7 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   132.737   133.734       3.9       0.8 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   133.434   134.367       3.9       0.7 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   123.470   125.263       4.5       1.5 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   151.393   151.549       2.9       0.1 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   133.097   133.404       2.5       0.2 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   158.118   158.214       3.1       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   102.437   102.131      -1.8      -0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   113.108   113.029       1.2      -0.1 
   Education..................................      2.804   187.174   187.238       3.7       0.0 
   Communication..............................      3.484    72.869    72.757      -0.7      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   138.471   138.820       1.6       0.3 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383   135.745   135.698       0.8       0.0 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   115.403   115.543       1.1       0.1 
  Durables....................................     10.376    80.612    80.299      -1.1      -0.4 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   133.571   133.968       1.9       0.3 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   120.149   120.113       0.5       0.0 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   187.484   188.456       3.9       0.5 

 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: December 15, 2010