In January 2018, BLS will introduce a new geographic area sample for the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This sample is being revised to reflect data from the most recent Decennial Census. As part of the revision, indexes for some areas will be added, some will be discontinued, and indexes for other areas will be renamed. In addition, some areas currently published semi-annually will be published bi-monthly. Kansas City is among the areas being discontinued. The indexes for Denver and St. Louis will be published bi-monthly.
For additional information on the geographic revision, contact this information office or go to: www.bls.gov/cpi/additional-resources/geographic-revision-2018.htm.