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Informational Webinar: The ABCs of CPI

The Western Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is pleased to invite you to our upcoming informational webinar, The ABCs of CPI, on Friday, March 22, 2024.

Escalation agreements often use the Consumer Price Index (CPI) – the most widely used measure of price change—to adjust payments for changes in prices. The most frequently used escalation applications are in private sector collective bargaining agreements, rental contracts, insurance policies with automatic inflation protection, and alimony and child support payments.

Join us as we provide a high-level overview of the CPI and answer the most frequently asked questions received by the BLS Western Information Office, including:

  • What is the latest CPI for my geographic area

  • How to calculate percent changes in the CPI

  • Which CPI best represents your geographic area

  • How to easily access data online

  • Tips for using the CPI in escalation

Register today to join us Friday, March 22. We look forward to seeing you then! 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and prices changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate economic information to support public and private decision-making.

Event Information

  • When: Friday, March 22, 2024

  • Where: Virtual via Microsoft Teams

  • Time: 11:00am-12:00pm PACIFIC TIME

  • Cost: Free

  • Registration: Click here to register