Consumer Price Index News Release





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                 Consumer Price Index - November 2009

 On a seasonally adjusted basis, the Consumer Price Index for All
 Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in November, the U.S. Bureau
 of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months the index
 increased 1.8 percent before seasonal adjustment, the first positive
 12-month change since February 2009.
 
 The seasonally adjusted increase in the all items index was due to a
 4.1 percent increase in the energy index. The index for gasoline rose
 sharply and the indexes for electricity, fuel oil, and natural gas
 also increased, creating the fourth consecutive rise in the energy
 index and the largest increase since August.  In contrast, the index
 for all items less food and energy was unchanged in November, after
 ten consecutive monthly increases. Declines in shelter indexes offset
 increases in the indexes for new and used motor vehicles, medical
 care, airline fares, and tobacco.
 
 The food index rose slightly in November. As in October, the food
 away from home index rose modestly while the index for food at home
 was unchanged. Within the latter, three grocery store food groups
 posted increases while three declined.


 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 
                              2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009  2009   Nov.  
                                                                         2009  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................    .1    .7    .0    .4    .2    .3    .4      1.8
  Food......................   -.2    .0   -.3    .1   -.1    .1    .1      -.7
   Food at home.............   -.5    .0   -.5    .0   -.3    .0    .0     -2.9
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1    .1    .2      2.1
  Energy....................    .2   7.4   -.4   4.6    .6   1.5   4.1      7.4
   Energy commodities.......   2.3  16.2   -.4   8.5   1.1   1.9   6.3     19.6
    Gasoline (all types)....   3.1  17.3   -.8   9.1   1.0   1.6   6.4     23.6
    Fuel oil................  -3.3   4.8  -1.5   6.2   1.5   6.3   9.0     -6.9
   Energy services..........  -1.7  -1.2   -.3    .0    .1    .9   1.4     -5.1
    Electricity.............   -.4  -1.9   -.6   -.1    .6    .6   1.4       .1
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............  -5.7   1.3    .9    .4  -1.7   1.9   1.5    -18.6
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .1    .2    .1    .1    .2    .2    .0      1.7
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .3    .2   -.3    .3    .4    .2      2.6
    New vehicles............    .5    .7    .5  -1.3    .4   1.6    .6      4.9
    Used cars and trucks....   1.0    .9    .0   1.9   1.6   3.4   2.0      5.8
    Apparel.................   -.2    .7    .6   -.1    .1   -.4   -.3      1.0
    Medical care commodities    .4    .1   -.1    .5    .6    .2    .0      3.8
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .1    .0    .2    .1    .1    .0      1.4
    Shelter.................    .1    .1   -.2    .1    .0    .0   -.2       .3
    Transportation services    -.1   -.1    .5    .6    .7    .4    .6      3.6
    Medical care services...    .3    .2    .3    .2    .4    .2    .4      3.5

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.






  Consumer Price Index Data for November 2009
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.1 percent in November, the same increase as in
 October. The index for food away from home increased 0.2 percent
 while the food at home index was unchanged. Among the food at home
 groups, the dairy and related products index declined 0.7 percent in
 November after rising 1.0 percent in October, and the index for other
 food at home also declined in November following an October increase.
 In contrast, the indexes for fruits and vegetables and for meats,
 poultry, fish, and eggs both increased in November after declining in
 October. The index for nonalcoholic beverages fell for the second
 straight month, declining 0.3 percent in November, and the index for
 cereals and bakery products rose 0.1 percent in November after being
 unchanged in October. Over the past year, the food index has declined
 0.7 percent. The food at home index has fallen 2.9 percent over the
 last 12 months, with five of the six grocery store food groups
 declining, but the index for food away from home has risen 2.1
 percent.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index rose 4.1 percent in November after increasing 1.5
 percent in October. The index for energy commodities rose 6.3
 percent, with the gasoline index increasing 6.4 percent. (Before
 seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices rose 4.1 percent in November.)
 The rise in the gasoline index accounted for over three-quarters of
 the total energy increase. The remainder of the increase was due to
 advances in all of the other energy components. The index for fuel
 oil rose 9.0 percent in November following a 6.3 percent increase in
 October. The index for energy services increased 1.4 percent in
 November, with the electricity index rising 1.4 percent and the index
 for natural gas advancing 1.5 percent. The energy index has risen 7.4
 percent over the past 12 months, with the gasoline index rising 23.6
 percent.
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy was unchanged in
 November after rising 0.2 percent in October. The heavily weighted
 index for shelter, unchanged in October, declined 0.2 percent in
 November. Within the shelter group, the indexes for rent and owners'
 equivalent rent both declined 0.1 percent and the lodging away from
 home index fell 1.5 percent. Also declining in November were the
 indexes for household furnishings and operations and for apparel,
 both down 0.3 percent. Several indexes posted increases to offset
 these declines. The new vehicles index rose 0.6 percent in November,
 its tenth increase in the last eleven months. The index for used cars
 and trucks advanced 2.0 percent in November and has now risen 11.1
 percent since April. The index for airline fares rose 3.8 percent in
 November and has increased 13.3 percent since June. The medical care
 index increased 0.3 percent in November and the index for tobacco
 advanced 1.0 percent. Over the past 12 months, the index for all
 items less food and energy has risen 1.7 percent.
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.8 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 216.330
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.1 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 2.3 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 212.003 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased
 0.2 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.6 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-2007 period are subject to revision.
 
 
 The Consumer Price Index for December 2009 is scheduled to be
 released on Friday, January 15, 2010, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).













 Expenditure Weight Update
 
 Effective with the January 2010 release the Bureau of Labor
 Statistics (BLS) will update the consumption expenditure weights in
 the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and Consumer
 Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) to
 the 2007-08 period. The updated expenditure weights for these indexes
 will replace the 2005-2006 weights that were introduced effective
 with the January 2008 CPI release. CPI expenditure weights will
 continue to be updated at two year intervals subsequent to the 2010
 updating.
 
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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 2008".  These data are
 available on the CPI home page (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using
 the following link http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2008.pdf
      
 
 Calculating Index Changes
 
 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
      
  Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Index Point Change
 
 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616
 
 Percent Change
 
 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3
 




Regions Defined

The states in the four regions shown in Tables 3 and 6 are listed
below.

The Northeast--Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
The Midwest--Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota,
Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The South--Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky,
Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District
of Columbia.
The West--Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho,
Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.




 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
 
 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month.
 
 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally
 adjusted changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the
 effect of changes that normally occur at the same time and in about
 the same magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from
 changing climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers,
 holidays, and sales.
 
 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.

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



 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. 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       Oct.       Nov.                      Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                              2009       2009      Nov.    Oct.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    Sep.    Oct.    Nov. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    216.177    216.330     1.8     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.4 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    647.570    648.028       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    217.957    217.733    -0.5    -0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Food.......................................     14.629    217.526    217.265    -0.7    -0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      8.156    213.605    212.816    -2.9    -0.4    -0.3     0.0     0.0 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.150    251.421    250.600    -0.8    -0.3     0.3     0.0     0.1 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.898    200.597    201.202    -4.0     0.3    -1.0    -0.2     0.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .910    195.360    193.914    -9.0    -0.7     0.5     1.0    -0.7 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.194    269.467    269.832    -4.9     0.1    -1.2    -0.7     0.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .982    162.885    161.358    -1.0    -0.9     0.0    -0.2    -0.3 
     Other food at home.......................      2.022    191.266    189.640     0.2    -0.9     0.1     0.3    -0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .300    196.747    198.227     3.4     0.8     1.0     0.3     0.7 
      Fats and oils...........................       .241    199.916    196.473    -4.5    -1.7    -0.3    -0.4    -0.3 
      Other foods.............................      1.481    205.814    203.671     0.3    -1.0    -0.1     0.4    -0.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .433    122.112    121.263    -1.8    -0.7     0.2     0.0    -0.7 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.474    224.224    224.633     2.1     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .314    157.056    157.027     2.0     0.0     0.4    -0.2     0.0 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.127    222.232    222.485     2.3     0.1     0.3     0.3     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     43.421    216.612    215.808    -0.3    -0.4     0.0     0.1     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     33.200    249.474    248.211     0.3    -0.5     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.957    248.888    248.886     0.9     0.0    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      2.478    133.485    125.426    -6.1    -6.0     1.5     0.4    -1.5 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4) (5).................     24.433    256.890    256.731     0.8    -0.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .333    122.184    122.243     1.7     0.0     0.3     0.0     0.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.431    207.937    208.955    -3.4     0.5     0.2     1.2     1.5 
    Household energy..........................      4.460    184.146    185.165    -5.3     0.6     0.1     1.3     1.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .301    243.936    260.250    -7.7     6.7     1.1     6.0     7.3 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.159    188.963    189.166    -5.1     0.1     0.1     0.9     1.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .971    164.591    164.962     5.6     0.2     0.4     0.8     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.790    127.740    127.265    -1.0    -0.4     0.0    -0.5    -0.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.184    150.135     0.1     0.0     0.0    -0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.691    123.998    122.465     1.0    -1.2     0.1    -0.4    -0.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .923    114.818    113.636    -0.5    -1.0    -0.8    -0.6    -0.8 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.541    113.838    111.460     0.8    -2.1     0.3    -0.6    -0.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .183    117.300    116.312     0.3    -0.8     0.1    -1.5    -0.4 
   Footwear...................................       .688    130.333    130.594     3.0     0.2     0.1     0.2     0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     15.314    185.362    188.587     8.6     1.7     0.8     1.4     2.3 
   Private transportation.....................     14.189    180.896    184.099     9.2     1.8     0.7     1.4     2.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.931     95.131     96.039     4.8     1.0     0.5     1.7     0.8 
     New vehicles.............................      4.480    137.268    138.831     4.9     1.1     0.4     1.6     0.6 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      1.628    132.689    134.173     5.8     1.1     1.6     3.4     2.0 
    Motor fuel................................      3.164    219.015    228.050    21.8     4.1     1.1     1.6     6.2 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      2.964    218.683    227.665    23.6     4.1     1.0     1.6     6.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .382    133.650    134.234     1.0     0.4    -0.1     0.2     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.188    245.393    245.511     2.7     0.0     0.4     0.4     0.0 
   Public transportation......................      1.125    241.060    244.226     0.3     1.3     2.1     0.9     2.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.390    378.552    379.575     3.5     0.3     0.4     0.2     0.3 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.625    308.379    308.546     3.8     0.1     0.6     0.2     0.0 
   Medical care services......................      4.765    400.015    401.392     3.5     0.3     0.4     0.2     0.4 
    Professional services.....................      2.702    321.381    321.473     2.6     0.0     0.4     0.2     0.2 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.545    575.540    581.603     7.1     1.1     0.6     0.2     0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.741    114.157    113.820    -0.2    -0.3    -0.1    -0.4    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.822    100.178    100.199    -1.6     0.0    -0.7    -0.6     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.301    129.128    128.845     2.5    -0.2     0.1     0.2     0.0 
   Education (2)..............................      3.107    195.849    195.649     4.8    -0.1     0.0     0.3     0.2 
    Educational books and supplies............       .221    494.435    495.660     7.1     0.2     0.3     0.2     0.9 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.886    563.352    562.623     4.6    -0.1     0.0     0.3     0.2 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.194     85.055     84.768     0.2    -0.3     0.2     0.0    -0.3 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.022     81.978     81.688     0.0    -0.4     0.2     0.0    -0.4 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.408    102.891    102.528     1.0    -0.4     0.3    -0.1    -0.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (6).....................       .614      9.501      9.467    -4.1    -0.4    -0.3     0.4    -0.4 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (7)...................       .214     78.213     78.077   -12.3    -0.2    -0.7     0.3    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.386    375.444    376.702     7.9     0.3     0.3     0.3     0.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .776    773.758    781.538    30.3     1.0     1.0     0.3     1.0 
   Personal care..............................      2.610    205.406    205.575     1.3     0.1     0.0     0.2     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .651    162.257    161.753     0.5    -0.3    -0.1    -0.1    -0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .647    228.465    228.358     1.0     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.074    347.834    348.792     2.5     0.3    -0.2     0.9     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.556    172.252    173.061     3.2     0.5     0.3     0.5     0.9 
  Food and beverages..........................     15.757    217.957    217.733    -0.5    -0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     23.799    148.037    149.245     5.6     0.8     0.4     0.8     1.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     13.289    185.759    187.776     8.3     1.1     0.4    -0.8     2.8 
    Apparel...................................      3.691    123.998    122.465     1.0    -1.2     0.1    -0.4    -0.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................      9.598    228.344    232.649    11.0     1.9     0.4    -0.9     3.9 
   Durables...................................     10.510    110.684    111.159     1.8     0.4     0.4     1.1     0.4 
 Services.....................................     60.444    259.844    259.323     0.9    -0.2     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     32.867    260.035    258.704     0.3    -0.5     0.1     0.0    -0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .333    122.184    122.243     1.7     0.0     0.3     0.0     0.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.159    188.963    189.166    -5.1     0.1     0.1     0.9     1.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .971    164.591    164.962     5.6     0.2     0.4     0.8     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.184    150.135     0.1     0.0     0.0    -0.2     0.0 
  Transportation services.....................      5.567    254.449    255.935     3.6     0.6     0.7     0.4     0.6 
  Medical care services.......................      4.765    400.015    401.392     3.5     0.3     0.4     0.2     0.4 
  Other services..............................     11.002    307.011    306.740     2.2    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     85.371    215.986    216.207     2.3     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.5 
 All items less shelter.......................     66.800    205.567    206.286     2.6     0.3     0.3     0.4     0.7 
 All items less medical care..................     93.610    208.131    208.250     1.7     0.1     0.2     0.3     0.4 
 Commodities less food........................     24.926    150.663    151.847     5.4     0.8     0.4     0.7     1.3 
 Nondurables less food........................     14.416    187.939    189.852     7.9     1.0     0.4    -0.7     2.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     10.726    226.717    230.622    10.2     1.7     0.4    -0.8     3.4 
 Nondurables..................................     29.046    202.058    203.035     3.7     0.5     0.1    -0.3     1.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     27.577    279.545    280.014     1.7     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.4 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.679    248.692    248.075     0.7    -0.2     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 Energy.......................................      7.624    199.198    204.026     7.4     2.4     0.6     1.5     4.1 
 All items less energy........................     92.376    219.624    219.291     1.3    -0.2     0.1     0.2     0.0 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.746    220.731    220.384     1.7    -0.2     0.2     0.2     0.0 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.461    143.857    143.871     2.6     0.0     0.3     0.4     0.2 
    Energy commodities........................      3.465    221.749    231.226    19.6     4.3     1.1     1.9     6.3 
   Services less energy services..............     56.285    267.081    266.488     1.4    -0.2     0.1     0.1     0.0 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .463     $ .462       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .154     $ .154       -       -       -       -       - 

   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 This index series will undergo a change in composition in January, 2010.  The expenditure class will include weight
 from secondary residences, and will be re-titled Owners’ equivalent rent of residences.  The item stratum Owners’
 equivalent rent of primary residences, which prior to January, 2010 is identical to the EC, will be published as well.
   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.                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Feb.    May     Aug.    Nov.    May     Nov. 
                                                                                      2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  215.428   215.791   216.385   217.250    -0.5    -0.2     4.9     3.4    -0.4     4.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  217.829   217.670   217.830   218.011     0.1    -2.0    -0.2     0.3    -1.0     0.0 
   Food....................................  217.478   217.257   217.377   217.511     0.0    -2.2    -0.5     0.1    -1.1    -0.2 
    Food at home...........................  213.951   213.298   213.338   213.257    -2.8    -5.5    -1.8    -1.3    -4.1    -1.5 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.049   251.711   251.814   252.151     0.1    -4.2    -0.9     1.8    -2.1     0.4 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  202.601   200.583   200.128   200.815    -1.5    -6.9    -4.0    -3.5    -4.3    -3.7 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  192.381   193.353   195.360   193.914   -15.1   -15.6    -7.3     3.2   -15.4    -2.2 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  273.410   270.064   268.276   268.645    -9.6    -3.4     0.5    -6.8    -6.5    -3.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  163.008   162.981   162.638   162.133    -1.5    -0.8     0.4    -2.1    -1.2    -0.9 
     Other food at home....................  190.494   190.598   191.178   190.887     4.0    -3.6    -0.3     0.8     0.1     0.3 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  194.991   197.000   197.535   198.855    10.0    -1.3    -2.7     8.2     4.2     2.6 
      Fats and oils........................  200.546   199.971   199.118   198.430    -7.7    -7.5     1.5    -4.2    -7.6    -1.3 
      Other foods..........................  204.958   204.773   205.645   205.047     4.8    -3.5    -0.1     0.2     0.6     0.0 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  121.892   122.099   122.112   121.263    -3.1     0.8    -3.0    -2.0    -1.1    -2.5 
    Food away from home (1)................  223.675   224.003   224.224   224.633     3.5     1.9     1.2     1.7     2.7     1.4 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  156.697   157.302   157.056   157.027     2.0     1.0     4.2     0.8     1.5     2.5 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  221.072   221.709   222.394   223.175     1.8     0.8     2.7     3.9     1.3     3.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.726   216.770   216.964   216.918     0.0    -1.0    -0.6     0.4    -0.5    -0.1 
   Shelter.................................  249.658   249.655   249.678   249.122     0.7     1.3     0.0    -0.9     1.0    -0.4 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  249.266   249.132   248.868   248.682     2.6     1.9     0.1    -0.9     2.2    -0.4 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  132.411   134.342   134.890   132.806   -13.2    -6.9    -5.0     1.2   -10.1    -2.0 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4) (5)..............  257.278   256.911   256.900   256.582     1.8     2.1     0.4    -1.1     2.0    -0.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  121.830   122.170   122.184   122.243     1.5     0.1     3.7     1.4     0.8     2.5 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  206.783   207.172   209.580   212.681    -4.8   -16.1    -2.1    11.9   -10.6     4.6 
    Household energy.......................  183.374   183.627   185.931   189.255    -6.2   -20.6    -4.3    13.5   -13.7     4.2 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  231.023   233.497   247.530   265.477   -41.5   -41.1    20.9    74.4   -41.3    45.2 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  188.839   188.979   190.725   193.374    -2.9   -19.0    -5.8    10.0   -11.3     1.8 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  162.756   163.402   164.675   164.990     2.4     7.0     7.6     5.6     4.7     6.6 
   Household furnishings and operations....  128.471   128.455   127.790   127.445     0.9     1.3    -2.9    -3.2     1.1    -3.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.494   150.437   150.184   150.135     0.4    -1.8     2.8    -1.0    -0.7     0.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.756   120.931   120.505   120.097     3.9    -2.3     4.8    -2.2     0.7     1.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  113.938   112.991   112.329   111.473    16.1    -5.9    -2.2    -8.4     4.5    -5.3 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  109.390   109.688   109.020   108.138     0.3    -2.6    10.6    -4.5    -1.2     2.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  116.235   116.350   114.644   114.155    -3.7     1.3    11.4    -7.0    -1.2     1.8 
   Footwear................................  127.504   127.603   127.894   128.799     0.5     3.1     4.3     4.1     1.8     4.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  183.312   184.750   187.276   191.582    -7.4    -2.6    30.1    19.3    -5.0    24.6 
   Private transportation..................  179.110   180.352   182.877   187.044    -6.5    -2.0    31.6    18.9    -4.3    25.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   93.155    93.605    95.229    96.038     1.7     3.7     1.3    13.0     2.7     7.0 
     New vehicles..........................  135.030   135.574   137.777   138.654     3.1     6.4    -0.7    11.2     4.7     5.0 
     Used cars and trucks..................  126.157   128.153   132.456   135.093   -11.9    -3.1    11.4    31.5    -7.6    21.0 
    Motor fuel.............................  220.836   223.273   226.932   241.049   -28.4   -16.8   160.2    42.0   -22.8    92.2 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  220.967   223.146   226.688   241.196   -26.6   -14.1   160.4    42.0   -20.6    92.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  133.531   133.406   133.650   134.234     3.5     0.7    -2.4     2.1     2.1    -0.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  243.494   244.493   245.393   245.511     4.5     1.3     1.7     3.4     2.9     2.5 
   Public transportation...................  234.384   239.281   241.437   247.709   -18.4   -10.5    11.3    24.8   -14.5    17.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  376.919   378.555   379.229   380.284     4.3     3.5     2.7     3.6     3.9     3.2 
   Medical care commodities................  306.029   308.016   308.780   308.873     5.6     3.6     2.1     3.8     4.6     2.9 
   Medical care services...................  398.742   400.180   400.797   402.252     3.8     3.5     2.9     3.6     3.7     3.2 
    Professional services..................  320.262   321.405   322.067   322.625     2.4     2.8     2.2     3.0     2.6     2.6 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  572.422   575.812   577.133   581.557     8.5     6.9     6.4     6.5     7.7     6.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  114.731   114.585   114.155   113.937     1.0    -1.6     2.4    -2.7    -0.3    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.530   100.824   100.191   100.491    -1.9    -0.6     0.2    -4.0    -1.2    -2.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  127.967   128.074   128.285   128.226     3.3     3.1     2.5     0.8     3.2     1.7 
   Education (2)...........................  192.686   192.711   193.313   193.780     5.1     5.9     5.8     2.3     5.5     4.1 
    Educational books and supplies.........  489.280   490.667   491.662   495.958     4.5     5.7    13.0     5.6     5.1     9.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  554.000   553.955   555.733   556.799     5.1     6.0     5.3     2.0     5.5     3.7 
   Communication (2).......................   84.909    85.040    85.054    84.771     1.6     0.5    -0.7    -0.6     1.1    -0.7 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.835    81.969    81.978    81.688     1.6    -0.1    -1.0    -0.7     0.8    -0.9 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.674   102.968   102.891   102.528     1.4     1.5     1.6    -0.6     1.4     0.5 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (6)..................    9.499     9.467     9.501     9.467     2.4    -5.9   -10.8    -1.3    -1.9    -6.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (7)................   78.576    77.997    78.213    78.077    -5.7   -14.3   -24.8    -2.5   -10.1   -14.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  373.425   374.442   375.427   377.051     2.0    22.3     4.6     3.9    11.7     4.3 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  763.634   771.089   773.758   781.538     8.1   114.7    13.2     9.7    52.3    11.4 
   Personal care...........................  204.899   204.919   205.394   205.839     0.3     1.5     1.6     1.8     0.9     1.7 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.476   162.372   162.257   161.753     3.8     1.3    -1.4    -1.8     2.6    -1.6 
    Personal care services (1).............  227.580   228.286   228.465   228.358    -0.5     3.1     0.0     1.4     1.3     0.7 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  345.448   344.770   347.750   349.831     0.4     0.3     4.4     5.2     0.3     4.8 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  171.236   171.666   172.529   174.046    -2.9    -0.6    10.6     6.7    -1.8     8.7 
  Food and beverages.......................  217.829   217.670   217.830   218.011     0.1    -2.0    -0.2     0.3    -1.0     0.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  146.689   147.347   148.472   150.490    -4.8     0.4    18.0    10.8    -2.3    14.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  185.567   186.349   184.873   190.103    -5.8    -4.8    39.4    10.1    -5.3    23.9 
    Apparel................................  120.756   120.931   120.505   120.097     3.9    -2.3     4.8    -2.2     0.7     1.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  230.120   231.087   228.965   237.827    -8.7    -5.3    54.0    14.1    -7.0    32.5 
   Durables................................  109.238   109.714   110.882   111.316    -1.3     2.2    -1.2     7.8     0.4     3.2 
 Services..................................  259.344   259.617   259.979   260.154     1.3     0.0     1.1     1.3     0.6     1.2 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  260.033   260.233   260.293   259.821     0.6     1.1    -0.2    -0.3     0.9    -0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   121.830   122.170   122.184   122.243     1.5     0.1     3.7     1.4     0.8     2.5 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  188.839   188.979   190.725   193.374    -2.9   -19.0    -5.8    10.0   -11.3     1.8 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  162.756   163.402   164.675   164.990     2.4     7.0     7.6     5.6     4.7     6.6 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.494   150.437   150.184   150.135     0.4    -1.8     2.8    -1.0    -0.7     0.9 
  Transportation services..................  251.455   253.146   254.265   255.797     2.7     0.6     4.1     7.1     1.6     5.6 
  Medical care services....................  398.742   400.180   400.797   402.252     3.8     3.5     2.9     3.6     3.7     3.2 
  Other services...........................  305.733   305.795   305.965   306.142     2.8     1.5     4.1     0.5     2.2     2.3 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  215.123   215.582   216.253   217.238    -0.6     0.1     5.8     4.0    -0.2     4.9 
 All items less shelter....................  204.437   204.951   205.779   207.221    -1.0    -1.0     7.4     5.6    -1.0     6.5 
 All items less medical care...............  207.422   207.735   208.320   209.170    -0.8    -0.5     5.0     3.4    -0.6     4.2 
 Commodities less food.....................  149.315   149.975   151.091   153.080    -4.6     0.4    17.3    10.5    -2.1    13.8 
 Nondurables less food.....................  187.699   188.493   187.110   191.970    -5.0    -4.4    36.3     9.4    -4.7    22.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  228.214   229.166   227.347   235.089    -7.2    -5.1    48.5    12.6    -6.2    29.3 
 Nondurables...............................  201.800   202.076   201.442   204.139    -2.0    -4.0    17.4     4.7    -3.0    10.9 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  277.946   278.770   279.601   280.784     2.1    -2.0     2.5     4.1     0.0     3.3 
 Services less medical care services.......  248.063   248.397   248.834   249.009     1.1    -0.6     0.8     1.5     0.2     1.2 
 Energy....................................  199.667   200.959   203.889   212.326   -17.4   -18.9    57.1    27.9   -18.1    41.7 
 All items less energy.....................  218.743   219.012   219.367   219.450     1.2     1.6     1.1     1.3     1.4     1.2 
  All items less food and energy...........  219.692   220.053   220.453   220.527     1.5     2.3     1.4     1.5     1.9     1.5 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  142.179   142.624   143.240   143.505     1.2     4.4     1.0     3.8     2.8     2.4 
    Energy commodities.....................  222.805   225.260   229.490   243.900   -29.4   -18.7   148.5    43.6   -24.2    88.9 
   Services less energy services...........  266.543   266.830   267.058   266.992     1.6     1.5     1.6     0.7     1.5     1.1 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 This index series will undergo a change in composition in January, 2010.  The expenditure class will include weight from
 secondary residences, and will be re-titled Owners’ equivalent rent of residences.  The item stratum Owners’ equivalent rent of
 primary residences, which prior to January, 2010 is identical to the EC, will be published as well.
   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. 2009 from--   Oct. 2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    Nov.  Sep.  Oct.  Oct.  Aug.  Sep.
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      215.834   215.969   216.177   216.330   1.8   0.2   0.1  -0.2   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      230.883   231.200   231.304   231.708   2.0   0.2   0.2   0.2   0.2   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      233.314   233.695   233.415   233.785   1.8   0.0   0.2   0.1   0.0  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      136.598   136.691   137.348   137.646   2.4   0.7   0.2   0.5   0.5   0.5 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      205.632   205.601   205.706   206.247   2.2   0.3   0.3  -0.2   0.0   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      206.591   206.459   206.625   207.277   2.1   0.4   0.3  -0.2   0.0   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.748   131.812   131.724   131.952   2.3   0.1   0.2  -0.2   0.0  -0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      201.823   201.918   202.499   203.047   2.6   0.6   0.3   0.2   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      209.000   208.912   209.292   209.738   2.0   0.4   0.2  -0.4   0.1   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.436   211.212   211.152   211.424   1.3   0.1   0.1  -0.7  -0.1   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.729   132.722   133.035   133.342   2.3   0.5   0.2  -0.2   0.2   0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      210.899   210.911   212.423   213.372   3.2   1.2   0.4  -0.3   0.7   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      219.884   220.294   220.447   219.728   1.2  -0.3  -0.3  -0.3   0.3   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      224.072   224.412   224.372   223.489   1.2  -0.4  -0.4  -0.3   0.1   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.756   133.128   133.618   133.335   1.4   0.2  -0.2  -0.1   0.6   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      197.614   197.724   197.670   197.697   1.6   0.0   0.0  -0.2   0.0   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      133.069   133.165   133.489   133.663   2.1   0.4   0.1  -0.1   0.3   0.2 
   D.........................................    M      208.369   208.503   209.139   209.567   2.3   0.5   0.2  -0.3   0.4   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      211.441   211.345   211.708   212.206   1.5   0.4   0.2  -0.8   0.1   0.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      224.507   225.226   225.264   224.317   0.9  -0.4  -0.4  -0.4   0.3   0.0 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      238.282   238.568   238.380   238.777   1.8   0.1   0.2   0.0   0.0  -0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   236.596         -   236.589   1.8   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   201.836         -   201.471   1.7  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   201.802         -   201.958   1.0   0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   140.945         -   140.718   1.6  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      203.351         -   201.068         -     -     -     -  -2.6  -1.1     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      204.673         -   205.079         -     -     -     -  -0.1   0.2     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      191.687         -   191.608         -     -     -     -   0.2   0.0     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      221.306         -   222.416         -     -     -     -  -0.6   0.5     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      226.039         -   224.787         -     -     -     -  -0.1  -0.6     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      225.801         -   226.051         -     -     -     -   0.1   0.1     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      227.138         -   226.277         -     -     -     -   0.2  -0.4     - 

   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. 2009    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2008       Oct.       Nov.                      Aug.    Sep.    Oct. 
                                                              2009       2009      Nov.    Oct.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2008    2009    Sep.    Oct.    Nov. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    211.549    212.003     2.3     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.5 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    630.140    631.491       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    217.123    216.853    -0.6    -0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Food.......................................     15.865    216.654    216.305    -0.8    -0.2    -0.1     0.1     0.0 
    Food at home..............................      9.201    212.396    211.488    -3.0    -0.4    -0.3     0.1    -0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.249    252.049    251.376    -0.8    -0.3     0.2     0.1     0.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.315    200.210    200.709    -4.1     0.2    -1.1    -0.1     0.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .992    194.120    192.695    -9.2    -0.7     0.5     1.1    -0.7 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.266    267.084    267.049    -5.1     0.0    -1.1    -0.7    -0.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.167    162.456    160.619    -1.1    -1.1     0.0    -0.1    -0.4 
     Other food at home.......................      2.212    190.630    188.868     0.1    -0.9     0.0     0.3    -0.2 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .304    195.752    197.031     3.4     0.7     1.0     0.2     0.8 
      Fats and oils...........................       .274    200.759    197.400    -4.6    -1.7    -0.3    -0.2    -0.4 
      Other foods.............................      1.634    205.929    203.664     0.3    -1.1    -0.1     0.4    -0.4 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    122.676    121.647    -1.8    -0.8     0.2     0.1    -0.8 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.664    224.382    224.815     2.1     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .233    156.909    156.853     2.2     0.0     0.2    -0.1     0.0 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077    222.555    223.445     2.7     0.4     0.0     0.3     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.313    212.734    212.327    -0.1    -0.2     0.0     0.1     0.0 
   Shelter....................................     31.224    242.804    242.159     0.6    -0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.279    247.422    247.361     0.8     0.0    -0.1    -0.1    -0.1 
    Lodging away from home (2)................      1.209    134.586    127.061    -5.0    -5.6     1.5     0.5    -1.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4) (5).................     21.430    232.761    232.635     0.8    -0.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .306    122.761    122.830     1.9     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      6.030    206.732    207.530    -3.3     0.4     0.3     1.0     1.4 
    Household energy..........................      4.996    182.227    182.994    -5.2     0.4     0.2     1.1     1.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.................       .283    246.153    262.340    -7.5     6.6     0.8     6.2     7.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      4.713    187.473    187.572    -5.0     0.1     0.2     0.8     1.4 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.035    165.123    165.509     5.6     0.2     0.4     0.8     0.2 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.059    123.995    123.448    -0.8    -0.4     0.2    -0.5    -0.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .360    153.368    152.747     0.3    -0.4     0.0    -0.2    -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.979    123.642    122.228     0.9    -1.1     0.2    -0.6    -0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................      1.024    115.381    114.091    -0.5    -1.1    -0.7    -1.0    -1.0 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    113.290    111.039     0.4    -2.0     0.7    -1.1    -0.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .249    119.949    119.272     0.6    -0.6     0.3    -1.7    -0.3 
   Footwear...................................       .840    130.596    130.682     3.2     0.1    -0.1     0.3     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     17.067    183.506    186.928     9.4     1.9     0.8     1.6     2.5 
   Private transportation.....................     16.284    180.271    183.680     9.8     1.9     0.7     1.6     2.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.627     93.414     94.338     5.1     1.0     0.7     2.1     1.1 
     New vehicles.............................      4.057    138.422    139.952     4.9     1.1     0.4     1.6     0.7 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.863    133.458    134.977     5.8     1.1     1.5     3.4     2.0 
    Motor fuel................................      4.029    219.733    228.871    21.9     4.2     1.0     1.8     6.2 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      3.770    219.509    228.598    23.7     4.1     0.8     1.7     6.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .482    133.764    134.346     0.9     0.4    -0.1     0.2     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.242    247.811    247.972     2.7     0.1     0.4     0.4     0.1 
   Public transportation......................       .784    239.729    242.698     0.9     1.2     1.9     0.9     2.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.355    379.072    380.295     3.7     0.3     0.5     0.1     0.3 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.320    299.742    299.972     3.8     0.1     0.6     0.2     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.035    402.075    403.695     3.6     0.4     0.4     0.1     0.4 
    Professional services.....................      2.234    324.284    324.382     2.7     0.0     0.4     0.2     0.2 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.338    573.069    580.048     7.4     1.2     0.7     0.1     0.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.454    110.724    110.401    -0.4    -0.3    -0.2    -0.4    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.982    100.639    100.681    -1.3     0.0    -0.7    -0.6     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.221    124.362    124.100     2.0    -0.2     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      2.527    192.774    192.776     4.7     0.0     0.0     0.3     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies............       .219    497.534    498.627     7.1     0.2     0.4     0.1     0.8 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.308    542.284    542.174     4.5     0.0     0.0     0.4     0.3 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.694     87.786     87.468     0.2    -0.4     0.2     0.0    -0.4 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.568     85.651     85.331     0.0    -0.4     0.2     0.0    -0.4 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.965    102.818    102.413     0.8    -0.4     0.3    -0.1    -0.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (6).....................       .604      9.995      9.969    -3.8    -0.3    -0.4     0.2    -0.3 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (7)...................       .202     77.939     77.926   -12.1     0.0    -0.8     0.1     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.668    401.390    403.178    11.2     0.4     0.4     0.2     0.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.267    778.650    786.541    30.5     1.0     1.0     0.3     1.0 
   Personal care..............................      2.401    203.115    203.245     1.1     0.1     0.0     0.2     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .662    162.242    161.784     0.5    -0.3    -0.1     0.0    -0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .580    228.683    228.614     1.0     0.0     0.3     0.1     0.0 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........       .947    349.283    350.046     2.1     0.2    -0.1     0.6     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     42.689    174.550    175.563     3.9     0.6     0.3     0.6     1.0 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.942    217.123    216.853    -0.6    -0.1    -0.1     0.1     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.747    151.760    153.273     6.8     1.0     0.6     0.9     1.6 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     14.587    193.394    195.926     9.9     1.3     0.4    -0.9     2.9 
    Apparel...................................      3.979    123.642    122.228     0.9    -1.1     0.2    -0.6    -0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     10.609    241.005    246.085    13.1     2.1     0.4    -1.1     4.1 
   Durables...................................     11.160    110.988    111.575     2.3     0.5     0.6     1.4     0.6 
 Services.....................................     57.311    254.847    254.663     1.0    -0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     30.918    234.064    233.436     0.6    -0.3     0.0     0.0    -0.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .306    122.761    122.830     1.9     0.1     0.3     0.1     0.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      4.713    187.473    187.572    -5.0     0.1     0.2     0.8     1.4 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.035    165.123    165.509     5.6     0.2     0.4     0.8     0.2 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .360    153.368    152.747     0.3    -0.4     0.0    -0.2    -0.4 
  Transportation services.....................      5.512    254.408    255.871     4.0     0.6     0.6     0.5     0.4 
  Medical care services.......................      4.035    402.075    403.695     3.6     0.4     0.4     0.1     0.4 
  Other services..............................     10.432    293.938    293.624     1.9    -0.1     0.0     0.0     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.135    210.462    211.055     2.8     0.3     0.2     0.4     0.6 
 All items less shelter.......................     68.776    202.441    203.301     3.0     0.4     0.3     0.5     0.8 
 All items less medical care..................     94.645    204.680    205.106     2.2     0.2     0.2     0.3     0.5 
 Commodities less food........................     26.824    154.147    155.650     6.6     1.0     0.5     0.9     1.6 
 Nondurables less food........................     15.664    195.196    197.644     9.5     1.3     0.3    -0.9     2.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     11.686    238.355    243.061    12.3     2.0     0.4    -1.0     3.8 
 Nondurables..................................     31.530    205.647    206.876     4.5     0.6     0.1    -0.3     1.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.392    246.851    247.237     1.5     0.2     0.3     0.3     0.4 
 Services less medical care services..........     53.275    244.258    243.991     0.8    -0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 Energy.......................................      9.024    199.223    204.196     8.4     2.5     0.6     1.5     4.2 
 All items less energy........................     90.976    213.998    213.895     1.6     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     75.111    213.840    213.787     2.1     0.0     0.2     0.2     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.513    145.439    145.595     3.4     0.1     0.4     0.5     0.3 
    Energy commodities........................      4.311    221.910    231.371    20.2     4.3     1.0     2.0     6.2 
   Services less energy services..............     52.598    262.196    261.979     1.5    -0.1     0.1     0.1     0.0 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .473     $ .472       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .159     $ .158       -       -       -       -       - 

   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 This index series will undergo a change in composition in January, 2010.  The expenditure class will include weight
 from secondary residences, and will be re-titled Owners’ equivalent rent of residences.  The item stratum Owners’
 equivalent rent of primary residences, which prior to January, 2010 is identical to the EC, will be published as well.
   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.                                                  
                                               2009      2009      2009      2009                                                  
                                                                                      Feb.    May     Aug.    Nov.    May     Nov. 
                                                                                      2009    2009    2009    2009    2009    2009 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  210.758   211.136   211.842   212.929    -0.8    -0.1     6.2     4.2    -0.5     5.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  217.045   216.778   217.027   217.157    -0.2    -2.1    -0.3     0.2    -1.1    -0.1 
   Food....................................  216.610   216.317   216.531   216.578    -0.3    -2.4    -0.6    -0.1    -1.3    -0.3 
    Food at home...........................  212.744   212.018   212.185   211.957    -3.1    -5.3    -1.9    -1.5    -4.2    -1.7 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.677   252.195   252.524   252.985    -0.5    -3.9    -1.0     2.1    -2.2     0.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  202.128   199.912   199.773   200.285    -1.4    -7.1    -4.3    -3.6    -4.3    -4.0 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  191.048   192.048   194.120   192.695   -16.2   -15.4    -7.3     3.5   -15.8    -2.0 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  270.988   268.099   266.270   266.091   -10.5    -3.1     0.9    -7.0    -6.9    -3.1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  162.465   162.444   162.244   161.516    -1.7    -0.1    -0.5    -2.3    -0.9    -1.4 
     Other food at home....................  189.945   189.934   190.529   190.114     3.6    -3.5     0.0     0.4     0.0     0.2 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  194.039   195.992   196.328   197.971     8.8    -1.5    -1.4     8.4     3.5     3.4 
      Fats and oils........................  201.203   200.499   200.113   199.349    -7.8    -8.0     1.4    -3.6    -7.9    -1.1 
      Other foods..........................  205.196   204.911   205.775   204.972     4.7    -3.1     0.1    -0.4     0.7    -0.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.217   122.496   122.676   121.647    -2.7     0.4    -2.9    -1.9    -1.1    -2.4 
    Food away from home (1)................  223.789   224.102   224.382   224.815     3.7     1.8     1.3     1.8     2.7     1.6 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  156.769   157.132   156.909   156.853     2.8    -0.3     6.3     0.2     1.2     3.2 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  221.978   222.073   222.843   224.207     1.7     2.0     3.0     4.1     1.8     3.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  212.823   212.863   213.063   213.168     0.4    -1.1    -0.5     0.7    -0.3     0.1 
   Shelter.................................  243.044   242.930   242.918   242.551     1.4     1.6     0.1    -0.8     1.5    -0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.869   247.669   247.420   247.158     2.5     1.9     0.0    -1.1     2.2    -0.6 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  133.451   135.480   136.095   134.437   -12.0    -7.0    -3.7     3.0    -9.5    -0.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                             
        residence (3) (4) (5)..............  233.061   232.761   232.770   232.516     1.8     2.0     0.4    -0.9     1.9    -0.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  122.254   122.644   122.761   122.830     1.2     0.7     3.7     1.9     0.9     2.8 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  205.839   206.356   208.463   211.374    -4.3   -16.0    -1.9    11.2   -10.4     4.4 
    Household energy.......................  181.747   182.153   184.089   187.167    -5.6   -20.3    -3.9    12.5   -13.2     3.9 
     Fuel oil and other fuels..............  233.552   235.480   250.133   267.530   -39.6   -40.0    17.0    72.2   -39.8    41.9 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3).......  187.525   187.880   189.323   191.886    -3.0   -19.0    -5.0     9.6   -11.3     2.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  163.201   163.808   165.178   165.484     2.2     7.1     7.6     5.7     4.6     6.7 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.347   124.592   124.011   123.581     0.5     2.2    -3.4    -2.4     1.3    -2.9 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  153.667   153.648   153.368   152.747    -0.2    -0.4     4.5    -2.4    -0.3     1.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  120.672   120.949   120.228   119.712     4.1    -2.6     5.5    -3.1     0.7     1.1 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  114.936   114.131   113.038   111.949    18.0    -6.9    -0.9   -10.0     4.8    -5.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  108.852   109.649   108.460   107.620    -0.5    -4.3    11.7    -4.5    -2.5     3.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  118.857   119.258   117.261   116.909    -3.2     2.6     9.9    -6.4    -0.3     1.4 
   Footwear................................  128.063   127.912   128.352   128.802     1.6     3.6     5.1     2.3     2.6     3.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  181.285   182.716   185.612   190.266    -8.9    -3.4    35.1    21.3    -6.2    28.0 
   Private transportation..................  178.196   179.519   182.415   186.999    -8.5    -3.2    36.2    21.3    -5.9    28.5 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   90.936    91.560    93.467    94.479    -1.1     2.2     3.5    16.5     0.5     9.8 
     New vehicles..........................  136.112   136.675   138.886   139.797     3.2     5.8    -0.3    11.3     4.5     5.4 
     Used cars and trucks..................  126.950   128.878   133.216   135.889   -12.0    -2.8    11.8    31.3    -7.5    21.1 
    Motor fuel.............................  221.467   223.652   227.788   241.798   -28.1   -16.7   159.4    42.1   -22.6    92.0 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  221.758   223.578   227.480   241.747   -25.8   -14.0   159.5    41.2   -20.1    91.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  133.587   133.504   133.764   134.346     3.5     0.5    -2.5     2.3     2.0    -0.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  245.871   246.850   247.811   247.972     4.6     1.3     1.4     3.5     2.9     2.4 
   Public transportation...................  233.494   237.928   240.111   245.825   -17.7    -9.3    13.1    22.9   -13.6    17.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  377.444   379.213   379.750   380.969     4.4     3.8     2.8     3.8     4.1     3.3 
   Medical care commodities................  297.712   299.487   300.144   300.393     5.5     3.8     2.2     3.7     4.7     2.9 
   Medical care services...................  400.673   402.384   402.852   404.459     4.0     3.7     3.0     3.8     3.9     3.4 
    Professional services..................  322.955   324.248   324.921   325.479     2.6     2.9     2.1     3.2     2.8     2.7 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  570.031   573.743   574.505   579.457     8.6     7.5     6.9     6.8     8.0     6.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  111.415   111.147   110.717   110.513     1.3    -1.3     1.7    -3.2     0.0    -0.8 
   Video and audio (2).....................  101.924   101.243   100.681   100.943    -1.5    -0.4     0.6    -3.8    -0.9    -1.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  123.479   123.601   123.757   123.682     2.8     2.4     2.2     0.7     2.6     1.4 
   Education (2)...........................  189.859   189.872   190.521   191.213     4.5     5.5     5.9     2.9     5.0     4.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  491.859   493.984   494.705   498.822     4.9     5.2    12.7     5.8     5.1     9.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  533.890   533.704   535.632   537.333     4.5     5.6     5.2     2.6     5.0     3.9 
   Communication (2).......................   87.664    87.807    87.785    87.470     1.6     0.3    -0.2    -0.9     0.9    -0.6 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.532    85.676    85.651    85.331     1.6     0.0    -0.4    -0.9     0.8    -0.7 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.613   102.896   102.818   102.413     1.3     1.3     1.5    -0.8     1.3     0.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (6)..................   10.012     9.975     9.995     9.969     2.9    -6.4    -9.7    -1.7    -1.8    -5.8 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (1) (7)................   78.480    77.835    77.939    77.926    -4.5   -15.5   -23.9    -2.8   -10.1   -14.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  398.801   400.504   401.414   403.435     3.0    34.4     5.5     4.7    17.6     5.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  768.483   776.198   778.650   786.541     8.3   116.5    12.6     9.7    53.1    11.2 
   Personal care...........................  202.705   202.795   203.135   203.463     0.3     1.5     1.1     1.5     0.9     1.3 
    Personal care products (1).............  162.415   162.312   162.242   161.784     3.9     1.4    -1.7    -1.5     2.7    -1.6 
    Personal care services (1).............  227.751   228.480   228.683   228.614    -0.6     3.1    -0.1     1.5     1.2     0.7 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  347.691   347.345   349.308   350.699     0.1     1.0     3.8     3.5     0.5     3.7 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  173.366   173.885   174.960   176.765    -3.8    -0.2    13.0     8.1    -2.0    10.5 
  Food and beverages.......................  217.045   216.778   217.027   217.157    -0.2    -2.1    -0.3     0.2    -1.1    -0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  150.154   150.983   152.366   154.809    -6.0     0.9    22.1    13.0    -2.6    17.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  193.645   194.337   192.499   197.997    -5.1    -3.0    45.1     9.3    -4.0    25.9 
    Apparel................................  120.672   120.949   120.228   119.712     4.1    -2.6     5.5    -3.1     0.7     1.1 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  243.283   244.219   241.553   251.487    -8.7    -2.7    61.5    14.2    -5.7    35.8 
   Durables................................  108.994   109.657   111.148   111.782    -2.8     1.4     0.5    10.6    -0.7     5.5 
 Services..................................  254.480   254.679   255.014   255.269     1.6     0.0     1.1     1.2     0.8     1.2 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  234.179   234.254   234.207   233.955     1.2     1.5     0.0    -0.4     1.4    -0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   122.254   122.644   122.761   122.830     1.2     0.7     3.7     1.9     0.9     2.8 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  187.525   187.880   189.323   191.886    -3.0   -19.0    -5.0     9.6   -11.3     2.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  163.201   163.808   165.178   165.484     2.2     7.1     7.6     5.7     4.6     6.7 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  153.667   153.648   153.368   152.747    -0.2    -0.4     4.5    -2.4    -0.3     1.0 
  Transportation services..................  251.654   253.079   254.314   255.433     3.9     1.7     4.1     6.1     2.8     5.1 
  Medical care services....................  400.673   402.384   402.852   404.459     4.0     3.7     3.0     3.8     3.9     3.4 
  Other services...........................  293.179   293.119   293.183   293.238     2.4     1.4     3.8     0.1     1.9     1.9 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  209.541   210.036   210.827   212.095    -0.9     0.3     7.5     5.0    -0.3     6.2 
 All items less shelter....................  201.265   201.826   202.802   204.433    -1.7    -0.9     9.0     6.4    -1.3     7.7 
 All items less medical care...............  203.921   204.253   204.958   206.033    -1.1    -0.3     6.4     4.2    -0.7     5.3 
 Commodities less food.....................  152.561   153.374   154.747   157.172    -5.7     1.0    21.3    12.6    -2.4    16.9 
 Nondurables less food.....................  195.417   196.084   194.368   199.584    -4.4    -2.8    42.1     8.8    -3.6    24.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  240.380   241.279   238.966   247.953    -7.6    -2.8    56.1    13.2    -5.2    33.0 
 Nondurables...............................  205.614   205.775   205.065   207.993    -2.1    -3.2    20.1     4.7    -2.7    12.2 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  245.730   246.381   247.071   248.031     2.0    -2.3     2.6     3.8    -0.2     3.2 
 Services less medical care services.......  243.823   244.068   244.456   244.706     1.3    -0.6     1.0     1.5     0.4     1.2 
 Energy....................................  199.863   201.160   204.183   212.732   -17.6   -18.5    62.1    28.4   -18.1    44.2 
 All items less energy.....................  213.027   213.292   213.715   213.885     1.3     2.1     1.4     1.6     1.7     1.5 
  All items less food and energy...........  212.680   213.059   213.524   213.720     1.6     3.0     1.8     2.0     2.3     1.9 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.376   143.992   144.772   145.230     0.7     5.8     2.0     5.3     3.2     3.6 
    Energy commodities.....................  223.093   225.279   229.848   244.063   -28.7   -18.1   150.3    43.2   -23.6    89.3 
   Services less energy services...........  261.781   261.962   262.166   262.150     2.1     1.8     1.7     0.6     1.9     1.1 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 This index series will undergo a change in composition in January, 2010.  The expenditure class will include weight from
 secondary residences, and will be re-titled Owners’ equivalent rent of residences.  The item stratum Owners’ equivalent rent of
 primary residences, which prior to January, 2010 is identical to the EC, will be published as well.
   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. 2009 from--   Oct. 2009 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Aug.      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.                                      
                                                          2009      2009      2009      2009    Nov.  Sep.  Oct.  Oct.  Aug.  Sep.
                                                                                                2008  2009  2009  2008  2009  2009
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      211.156   211.322   211.549   212.003   2.3   0.3   0.2  -0.3   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      227.598   228.158   228.193   229.048   2.4   0.4   0.4   0.2   0.3   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      228.472   229.067   228.720   229.541   2.2   0.2   0.4   0.1   0.1  -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      137.109   137.400   137.959   138.527   2.8   0.8   0.4   0.3   0.6   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      200.723   200.658   200.781   201.553   2.7   0.4   0.4  -0.2   0.0   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      200.710   200.566   200.730   201.626   2.5   0.5   0.4  -0.3   0.0   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.481   131.497   131.420   131.823   2.8   0.2   0.3  -0.2   0.0  -0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      199.404   199.416   200.053   200.748   2.9   0.7   0.3   0.0   0.3   0.3 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      205.867   205.726   206.121   206.859   2.5   0.6   0.4  -0.6   0.1   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      208.995   208.677   208.577   209.161   1.7   0.2   0.3  -1.0  -0.2   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      131.302   131.284   131.621   132.129   2.8   0.6   0.4  -0.3   0.2   0.3 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      211.088   210.922   212.368   213.396   3.7   1.2   0.5  -0.6   0.6   0.7 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      213.988   214.490   214.718   214.228   1.6  -0.1  -0.2  -0.4   0.3   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      216.539   217.000   217.002   216.286   1.5  -0.3  -0.3  -0.3   0.2   0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      132.407   132.773   133.244   133.149   1.9   0.3  -0.1  -0.3   0.6   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      195.796   195.957   195.895   196.187   1.9   0.1   0.1  -0.4   0.1   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      132.341   132.450   132.764   133.139   2.6   0.5   0.3  -0.2   0.3   0.2 
   D.........................................    M      206.271   206.341   207.120   207.739   2.8   0.7   0.3  -0.4   0.4   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      204.246   204.278   204.511   205.136   1.5   0.4   0.3  -1.1   0.1   0.1 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      216.628   217.302   217.474   216.618   1.2  -0.3  -0.4  -0.6   0.4   0.1 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      232.841   233.502   233.084   233.893   2.3   0.2   0.3   0.1   0.1  -0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1            -   235.744         -   236.859   2.2   0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1            -   192.800         -   192.871   2.1   0.0     -     -     -     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1            -   204.298         -   205.297   1.9   0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1            -   140.701         -   140.608   2.1  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2      202.276         -   199.736         -     -     -     -  -2.7  -1.3     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2      200.169         -   200.324         -     -     -     -  -0.1   0.1     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2      189.503         -   189.304         -     -     -     -  -0.7  -0.1     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2      219.000         -   220.358         -     -     -     -  -0.8   0.6     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2      225.481         -   224.573         -     -     -     -  -0.2  -0.4     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2      221.279         -   221.708         -     -     -     -   0.2   0.2     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2      221.873         -   221.339         -     -     -     -   0.3  -0.2     - 

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


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

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes         Nov. 2009 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2005-2006                                         
                                                              Oct.      Nov.      Nov.      Oct.  
                                                              2009      2009      2008      2009  
                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   124.179   124.231       1.6       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.726   127.775   127.616      -0.6      -0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.648   127.722   127.538      -0.8      -0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.557   122.743   122.249      -3.0      -0.4 
    Food away from home.......................      6.091   134.188   134.427       2.1       0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.077   128.803   128.961       2.3       0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.421   128.235   127.729      -0.5      -0.4 
   Shelter....................................     32.409   131.398   130.640       0.2      -0.6 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.004   152.195   153.587      -4.0       0.9 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      5.008    94.643    94.161      -1.5      -0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.988    91.496    90.350       0.5      -1.3 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.393   124.609   126.788       8.8       1.7 
   Private transportation.....................     16.285   125.186   127.413       9.4       1.8 
   Public transportation......................      1.108   117.852   119.391       0.2       1.3 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.085   146.888   147.213       3.3       0.2 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.615   130.234   130.309       3.6       0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.470   153.001   153.430       3.2       0.3 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      5.935   104.321   103.789      -1.8      -0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.196   111.581   111.299       1.8      -0.3 
   Education..................................      2.771   180.851   180.676       4.6      -0.1 
   Communication..............................      3.425    73.904    73.623      -0.5      -0.4 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.257   134.750   135.123       6.7       0.3 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     58.427   134.196   133.887       0.7      -0.2 
 Commodities..................................     41.573   111.944   112.420       2.9       0.4 
  Durables....................................     11.817    81.540    81.824       1.0       0.3 
 Nondurables..................................     29.756   127.691   128.273       3.7       0.5 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.561   119.380   119.113       1.3      -0.2 
 Energy.......................................      8.790   169.637   174.226       8.1       2.7 

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

Last Modified Date: December 16, 2009