Consumer Price Index News Release



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                 Consumer Price Index - December 2010

 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.5 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S.
 Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months,
 the all items index increased 1.5 percent before seasonal adjustment.
 
 The energy index increased in December. The gasoline index rose
 sharply and accounted for about 80 percent of the all items
 seasonally adjusted increase. The household energy index, which
 declined in November, increased as well. The food index increased
 slightly in December, with the fruits and vegetables index rising
 notably.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy also rose in December.
 An increase in the shelter index accounted for about 60 percent of
 the rise, and the indexes for airline fares, medical care and apparel
 rose as well. These increases more than offset declines in the
 indexes for communication, recreation, and household furnishings and
 operations.

 
 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.
                              June  July  Aug.  Sep.  Oct.  Nov.  Dec.   ended 
                              2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010  2010   Dec.  
                                                                         2010  
                                                                                                                                                              
 All items..................   -.1    .3    .3    .1    .2    .1    .5      1.5
  Food......................    .0   -.1    .2    .3    .1    .2    .1      1.5
   Food at home.............   -.1   -.1    .0    .3    .0    .3    .1      1.7
   Food away from home (1)..    .1    .0    .3    .3    .1    .1    .1      1.3
  Energy....................  -2.9   2.6   2.3    .7   2.6    .2   4.6      7.7
   Energy commodities.......  -4.1   4.0   3.8   1.8   4.4    .8   7.5     13.9
    Gasoline (all types)....  -4.5   4.6   3.9   1.6   4.6    .7   8.5     13.8
    Fuel oil (1)............  -3.2  -1.6    .9    .8   4.7   4.2   4.9     16.5
   Energy services..........  -1.6    .8    .4   -.8    .2   -.7    .5      -.1
    Electricity.............  -2.2    .5    .2   -.3    .4    .9    .3       .7
    Utility (piped) gas                                                        
       service..............    .6   1.7   1.1  -2.3   -.4  -5.7   1.4     -2.8
  All items less food and                                                      
     energy.................    .2    .1    .0    .0    .0    .1    .1       .8
   Commodities less food and                                                   
      energy commodities....    .2    .2    .1   -.2   -.2   -.1    .0      -.4
    New vehicles............    .1    .1    .3    .1   -.2   -.4    .0      -.2
    Used cars and trucks....    .9    .8    .7   -.7   -.9   -.5   -.1      3.7
    Apparel.................    .8    .6   -.1   -.6   -.3    .2    .1     -1.1
    Medical care commodities                                                   
       (1)..................    .0   -.2    .2    .3    .1    .2    .1      2.9
   Services less energy                                                        
      services..............    .1    .1    .0    .1    .1    .2    .1      1.3
    Shelter.................    .1    .1    .0    .0    .1    .1    .1       .4
    Transportation services     .0    .0    .1    .3    .3    .5    .2      2.8
    Medical care services...    .4    .0    .2    .8    .2    .1    .3      3.4

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.




 Year in Review

 The rate of increase in the CPI slowed in 2010 as the December to
 December increase fell from 2.7 percent in 2009 to 1.5 percent in
 2010. A deceleration in the gasoline index accounted for much of the
 slowdown, as it increased 13.8 percent in 2010 after rising 53.5
 percent in 2009. The index for household energy, which declined in
 2009, rose 0.8 percent in 2010 as increases in the indexes for fuel
 oil  and electricity more than offset a decline in the natural gas
 index. The energy index as a whole, which rose 18.2 percent in 2009,
 increased 7.7 percent in 2010.
 
 The index for all items less food and energy also decelerated in
 2010.  After rising 1.8 percent in both 2008 and 2009, the index
 increased 0.8 percent in 2010, the smallest December-December
 increase in the history of the index. Several indexes turned down in
 2010. These include the new vehicles index, which fell 0.2 percent in
 2010 after rising 4.9 percent in 2009, and the index for apparel,
 which fell 1.1 percent in 2010 after a 1.9 percent increase in 2009.
 The indexes for recreation and household furnishings and operations,
 which both declined in 2009, posted larger decreases in 2010. The
 indexes for tobacco and for used cars and trucks rose in 2010, but at
 a slower rate than the previous year. The shelter and medical care
 indexes posted increases in 2010 similar to their 2009 figures. One
 of the few indexes to accelerate was the airline fares index, which
 rose 5.8 percent in 2010 after rising 4.3 percent in 2009.
 
 The food index turned up in 2010, rising 1.5 percent after declining
 0.5 percent in 2009. The index for food away from home rose 1.3
 percent; the food at home index increased 1.7 percent after declining
 2.4 percent in 2009. Among major grocery store food groups, the index
 for meats, poultry, fish and eggs posted the largest increase at 5.5
 percent followed by a 3.7 percent increase in the dairy index. The
 indexes for nonalcoholic beverages and cereals and bakery products
 were the only ones to decline.


 Consumer Price Index Data for December 2010
 
 Food
 
 The food index rose 0.1 percent in December after a 0.2 percent
 increase in November. The indexes for food away from home and food at
 home both rose 0.1 percent. Within the latter group, the fruits and
 vegetables index rose 1.8 percent after declining in November. The
 index for fresh fruits rose 3.4 percent, its fourth consecutive
 monthly increase. The indexes for cereals and bakery products, dairy
 and related products, and other food at home also increased in
 December. In contrast, the index for nonalcoholic beverages fell 1.3
 percent in December and the index for meats, poultry, fish and eggs
 fell 0.4 percent.
 
 Energy
 
 The energy index, which rose 0.2 percent in November, increased 4.6
 percent in December. The gasoline index rose 8.5 percent in December,
 the sixth consecutive increase. (Before seasonal adjustment, gasoline
 prices rose 4.5 percent in December.) The index for household energy
 also increased in December, rising 0.8 percent after declining 0.4
 percent in November. The index for fuel oil increased 4.9 percent,
 and the indexes for natural gas and electricity rose 1.4 percent and
 0.3 percent, respectively.
 
 
 
 All items less food and energy
 
 The index for all items less food and energy rose 0.1 percent in
 December, the same increase as last month. The index for shelter rose
 0.1 percent for the third month in a row. The rent index rose 0.2
 percent while the index for owners' equivalent rent increased 0.1
 percent. The index for lodging away from home turned up in December,
 rising 1.3 percent after falling 1.2 percent in November. The index
 for airline fares continued to rise in December, increasing 3.3
 percent after a 3.0 percent advance in November. The index for
 medical care rose 0.2 percent in December. The index for medical care
 commodities rose 0.1 percent while the index for medical care
 services increased 0.3 percent with the hospital services index
 rising 0.8 percent. The index for apparel rose 0.1 percent in
 December, and the tobacco index increased 0.8 percent after declining
 in each of the two previous months. The index for new vehicles was
 unchanged in December after declining in November while the used cars
 and trucks index fell 0.1 percent, its fourth consecutive decline.
 Also falling in December were the indexes for recreation (down 0.2
 percent), communication (down 0.6 percent), and household furnishings
 and operations (down 0.1 percent).
 
 Not seasonally adjusted CPI measures
 
 The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 1.5 percent over the last 12 months to an index level of 219.179
 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index increased 0.2 percent prior
 to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) increased 1.7 percent over the last 12 months to an index
 level of 215.262 (1982-84=100). For the month, the index rose 0.2
 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.
 
 The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U)
 increased 1.4 percent over the last 12 months. For the month, the
 index increased 0.2 percent on a not seasonally adjusted basis.
 Please note that the indexes for the post-2008 period are subject to
 revision.
 
 The Consumer Price Index for January 2011 is scheduled to be released
 on Thursday, February 17, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. (EST).


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 Effective with the release of CPI data for January 2011 scheduled for
 Thursday, February 17, 2011, the following series will be re-titled:
    	Recreation services will become Other recreation services
    	Gas (piped) and electricity will become Energy services
    	Canned fish and seafood will become Shelf stable fish and seafood

 The Recreation services index does not include all services under the
 major group Recreation, specifically video and audio related services,
 pet services, and photography and film services are excluded.  The new
 title, Other recreation services, will reflect these exclusions.

 Gas (piped) and electricity has been presented as Energy services in Table A
 of the CPI News Release since August 2009.  At that time, the format text of
 the News Release was updated to focus on Food, Energy, and All items less
 food and energy instead of the major groups (Food, Housing, Apparel,
 Transportation, Medical care, Education and communication, Recreation, and
 Other goods and services).  The title will be changed in the remainder of
 the publication tables in January 2011 to improve consistency.

 The title for Canned fish and seafood will change to Shelf stable fish and
 seafood to better reflect current packaging methods.
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 Brief Explanation of the CPI
     
 The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change in
 prices over time of goods and services purchased by households.  The
 Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:
 (1) the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), which
 covers households of wage earners and clerical workers that comprise
 approximately 32 percent of the total population and (2) the CPI for
 All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) and the Chained CPI for All Urban
 Consumers (C-CPI-U), which cover approximately 87 percent of the total
 population and include in addition to wage earners and clerical worker
 households, groups such as professional, managerial, and technical
 workers, the self-employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and
 retirees and others not in the labor force.
     
 The CPIs are based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, and fuels,
 transportation fares, charges for doctors' and dentists' services,
 drugs, and other goods and services that people buy for day-to-day
 living.  Prices are collected each month in 87 urban areas across the
 country from about 4,000 housing units and approximately 25,000 retail
 establishments-department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling
 stations, and other types of stores and service establishments.  All
 taxes directly associated with the purchase and use of items are
 included in the index.  Prices of fuels and a few other items are
 obtained every month in all 87 locations.  Prices of most other
 commodities and services are collected every month in the three
 largest geographic areas and every other month in other areas.  Prices
 of most goods and services are obtained by personal visits or
 telephone calls of the Bureau's trained representatives.
     
 In calculating the index, price changes for the various items in each
 location are averaged together with weights, which represent their
 importance in the spending of the appropriate population group.  Local
 data are then combined to obtain a U.S. city average.  For the CPI-U
 and CPI-W separate indexes are also published by size of city, by
 region of the country, for cross-classifications of regions and
 population-size classes, and for 27 local areas.  Area indexes do not
 measure differences in the level of prices among cities; they only
 measure the average change in prices for each area since the base
 period.  For the C-CPI-U data are issued only at the national level.
 It is important to note that the CPI-U and CPI-W are considered final
 when released, but the C-CPI-U is issued in preliminary form and
 subject to two annual revisions.
     
 The index measures price change from a designed reference date.  For
 the CPI-U and the CPI-W the reference base is 1982-84 equals 100.0.
 The reference base for the C-CPI-U is December 1999 equals 100.  An
 increase of 16.5 percent from the reference base, for example, is
 shown as 116.5.  This change can also be expressed in dollars as
 follows:  the price of a base period market basket of goods and
 services in the CPI has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
     
 For further details visit the CPI home page on the Internet at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/ or contact our CPI Information and Analysis
 Section on (202) 691-7000.



 Note on Sampling Error in the Consumer Price Index
                                   
 The CPI is a statistical estimate that is subject to sampling error
 because it is based upon a sample of retail prices and not the
 complete universe of all prices.  BLS calculates and publishes
 estimates of the 1-month, 2-month, 6-month and 12-month percent change
 standard errors annually, for the CPI-U.  These standard error
 estimates can be used to construct confidence intervals for hypothesis
 testing.  For example, the estimated standard error of the 1 month
 percent change is 0.04 percent for the U.S. All Items Consumer Price
 Index.  This means that if we repeatedly sample from the universe of
 all retail prices using the same methodology, and estimate a
 percentage change for each sample, then 95% of these estimates would
 be within 0.08 percent of the 1 month percentage change based on all
 retail prices.  For example, for a 1-month change of 0.2 percent in
 the All Items CPI for All Urban Consumers, we are 95 percent confident
 that the actual percent change based on all retail prices would fall
 between 0.12 and 0.28 percent.  For the latest data, including
 information on how to use the estimates of standard error, see
 "Variance Estimates for Price Changes in the Consumer Price Index,
 January-December 2009".  These data are available on the CPI home page
 (http://www.bls.gov/cpi), or by using the following link
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpivar2009.pdf
     

 Calculating Index Changes

 Movements of the indexes from one month to another are usually
 expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index points,
 because index point changes are affected by the level of the index in
 relation to its base period while percent changes are not.  The
 example below illustrates the computation of index point and percent
 changes.
     
 Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed as
 annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula for
 compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent change
 would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month period. 

 Index Point Change

 CPI
 202.416
 Less previous index
 201.800
 Equals index point change
 .616



 Percent Change

 Index point difference
 .616
 Divided by the previous index
 201.800
 Equals
 0.003
 Results multiplied by one hundred
 0.003x100
 Equals percent change
 0.3






 Regions Defined

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

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



 A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data

 Because price data are used for different purposes by different
 groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes seasonally adjusted
 as well as unadjusted changes each month. 

 For analyzing general price trends in the economy, seasonally adjusted
 changes are usually preferred since they eliminate the effect of
 changes that normally occur at the same time and in about the same
 magnitude every year--such as price movements resulting from changing
 climatic conditions, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays,
 and sales.

 The unadjusted data are of primary interest to consumers concerned
 about the prices they actually pay.  Unadjusted data also are used
 extensively for escalation purposes.  Many collective bargaining
 contract agreements and pension plans, for example, tie compensation
 changes to the Consumer Price Index before adjustment for seasonal
 variation.

 Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally adjusted indexes are
 derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal Adjustment Method.  Seasonally
 adjusted indexes and seasonal factors are computed annually.  Each
 year, the last 5 years of seasonally adjusted data are revised.  Data
 from January 2005 through December 2009 were replaced in January 2010.
 Exceptions to the usual revision schedule were: the updated seasonal
 data at the end of 1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977; and, in
 January 2002, dependently seasonally adjusted series were revised for
 January 1987-December 2001 as a result of a change in the aggregation
 weights for dependently adjusted series. For further information,
 please see "Aggregation of Dependently Adjusted Seasonally Adjusted
 Series," in the October 2001 issue of the CPI Detailed Report.

 The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other aggregations is
 derived by combining the seasonal movement of 73 selected components.
 Each year the seasonal status of every series is reevaluated based
 upon certain statistical criteria.  If any of the 73 components change
 their seasonal adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not
 seasonally adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used in the
 aggregation of the dependent series for the last 5 years, but the
 seasonally adjusted indexes will be used before that period.  Note: 46
 of the 73 components are seasonally adjusted for 2010.

 Seasonally adjusted data, including the all items index levels, are
 subject to revision for up to five years after their original release.
 For this reason, BLS advises against the use of these data in
 escalation agreements.

 Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors for 1990, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an enhanced seasonal adjustment
 procedure called Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some
 CPI series.  Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for
 better estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values and/or
 sharp movements which might distort the seasonal pattern are estimated
 and removed from the data prior to calculation of seasonal factors.
 Beginning with the calculation of seasonal factors for 1996, X-12-
 ARIMA software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment.

 For the seasonal factors introduced in January 2010, BLS adjusted 30
 series using Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment, including
 selected food and beverage items, motor fuels, electricity and
 vehicles.  For example, this procedure was used for the Motor fuel
 series to offset the effects of events such as damage to oil
 refineries from Hurricane Katrina.
 
 For a complete list of Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment
 series and explanations, please refer to the article "Intervention
 Analysis Seasonal Adjustment", located on our website at
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm.

 For additional information on seasonal adjustment in the CPI, please
 write to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
 and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or contact David Levin at
 (202) 691-6968, or by e-mail at Levin.David@bls.gov  If you have
 general questions about the CPI, please call our information staff at
 (202) 691-7000.

 

 Recalculated Seasonally Adjusted Indexes to be Available on February
 15, 2011

 Each year with the release of the January CPI, seasonal adjustment
 factors are recalculated to reflect price movements from the just-
 completed calendar year. This routine annual recalculation may result
 in revisions to seasonally adjusted indexes for the previous 5 years.
 BLS will make available recalculated seasonally adjusted indexes, as
 well as recalculated seasonal adjustment factors, for the period
 January 2006 through December 2010, on Tuesday, February 15, 2011.
 This date is two working days before the scheduled release of the
 January 2011 CPI on Thursday, February 17, 2011. 

 The revised indexes and seasonal factors will be available on the
 internet. The address is
 http://www.bls.gov/cpi/cpisapage.htm. Look under Seasonal Adjustment
 in the CPI and select Revised Seasonally Adjusted Indexes and Factors,
 2006-2010.

 For further information please contact David Levin by electronic mail
 at: Levin.David@bls.gov or by telephone at: (202) 691-5261.




 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 Dec. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Nov.       Dec.                      Sep.    Oct.    Nov. 
                                                              2010       2010      Dec.    Nov.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    218.803    219.179     1.5     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.5 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    655.438    656.563       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    220.991    221.278     1.5     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.738    220.617    220.946     1.5     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      7.801    216.538    216.955     1.7     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.108    249.944    250.592    -0.2     0.3    -0.2     0.4     0.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      1.745    212.957    212.019     5.5    -0.4     0.6     0.5    -0.4 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .820    201.277    202.056     3.7     0.4     1.1     0.0     0.4 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.153    269.917    277.089     1.4     2.7    -0.7    -0.2     1.8 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................       .952    161.427    159.229    -1.2    -1.4    -0.5     0.8    -1.3 
     Other food at home.......................      2.023    190.152    190.147     0.1     0.0    -0.2     0.1     0.1 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .295    200.586    203.098     2.2     1.3     0.7    -1.4     1.3 
      Fats and oils...........................       .232    202.375    200.476     1.6    -0.9     0.5     0.8    -0.8 
      Other foods.............................      1.496    202.988    202.776    -0.5    -0.1    -0.4     0.3     0.0 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .439    120.623    122.419     0.0     1.5    -0.3    -0.9     1.5 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.937    227.512    227.722     1.3     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .326    160.392    160.681     2.4     0.2     0.0     0.2     0.2 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.056    224.490    224.215     1.0    -0.1     0.2     0.0     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     41.960    215.830    216.142     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.0     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     32.289    248.738    248.972     0.4     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      5.966    250.317    250.986     0.8     0.3     0.1     0.2     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .769    126.704    125.665     2.5    -0.8    -1.0    -1.2     1.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     25.206    257.202    257.452     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     23.593    257.194    257.444     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .347    127.501    126.194     1.9    -1.0     0.4     0.3    -1.0 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.081    210.978    212.505     1.8     0.7     0.4    -0.2     0.7 
    Household energy..........................      4.028    184.764    186.338     0.8     0.9     0.4    -0.4     0.8 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .276    286.367    298.037    13.5     4.1     4.0     3.5     4.1 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......      3.752    187.335    188.443    -0.1     0.6     0.2    -0.7     0.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.052    174.094    174.543     5.7     0.3     0.4     0.3     0.5 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.590    124.121    123.931    -2.5    -0.2     0.0    -0.2    -0.1 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .781    150.180    150.648     0.3     0.3    -0.1     0.0     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.695    121.498    118.071    -1.1    -2.8    -0.3     0.2     0.1 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .903    112.824    109.711    -0.8    -2.8    -0.3    -0.4    -0.4 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.580    109.778    105.739    -2.4    -3.7    -0.4     0.5     0.0 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .196    115.106    112.558    -0.1    -2.2    -1.9     0.7     0.7 
   Footwear...................................       .721    129.368    126.585    -1.5    -2.2     0.2    -0.8    -0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     16.685    195.659    198.280     5.3     1.3     1.2     0.3     2.3 
   Private transportation.....................     15.497    190.915    193.545     5.3     1.4     1.3     0.1     2.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.386     96.936     97.046     0.6     0.1    -0.4    -0.3     0.0 
     New vehicles.............................      3.573    138.222    138.567    -0.2     0.2    -0.2    -0.4     0.0 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.012    142.250    142.454     3.7     0.1    -0.9    -0.5    -0.1 
    Motor fuel................................      4.525    245.165    256.025    13.9     4.4     4.4     0.7     7.7 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      4.337    244.345    255.319    13.8     4.5     4.6     0.7     8.5 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .401    138.768    139.223     3.3     0.3     0.4     0.3     0.3 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.167    249.872    250.134     1.9     0.1     0.2     0.0     0.1 
   Public transportation......................      1.187    254.995    257.172     4.9     0.9     0.2     2.1     1.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      6.513    391.660    391.946     3.3     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.611    316.794    317.199     2.9     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.902    414.850    415.079     3.4     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.796    330.508    330.651     2.7     0.0     0.0     0.3     0.1 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.619    619.747    621.176     6.7     0.2     0.5    -0.2     0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.437    112.839    112.345    -0.8    -0.4    -0.1     0.0    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      1.894     98.214     97.167    -2.7    -1.1    -0.1     0.0    -0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.434    130.894    130.548     1.3    -0.3    -0.1     0.1    -0.1 
   Education (2)..............................      3.035    203.139    203.343     3.9     0.1     0.0     0.4     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .200    510.185    513.904     3.5     0.7     0.5     0.4     0.9 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.835    584.509    584.840     4.0     0.1     0.0     0.4     0.4 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.399     84.423     83.913    -1.1    -0.6    -0.2    -0.1    -0.6 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.225     81.250     80.730    -1.2    -0.6    -0.2    -0.1    -0.6 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.392    102.329    101.739    -0.9    -0.6    -0.2    -0.1    -0.6 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (6).....................       .833      9.309      9.232    -2.0    -0.8    -0.2    -0.2    -0.8 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (7).......................       .246     74.969     73.559    -5.6    -1.9    -0.5    -0.4    -2.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.483    383.633    384.502     1.9     0.2    -0.3     0.3     0.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........       .871    820.854    827.680     5.6     0.8    -0.3    -0.1     0.8 
   Personal care..............................      2.612    207.162    207.196     0.7     0.0    -0.3     0.5     0.0 
    Personal care products (1)................       .688    160.401    160.656    -1.0     0.2    -0.6     0.3     0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .642    229.623    230.159     0.8     0.2    -0.4     0.1     0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.048    357.061    356.475     2.2    -0.2     0.2     0.4     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     39.816    175.415    176.015     2.0     0.3     0.5     0.1     1.0 
  Food and beverages..........................     14.795    220.991    221.278     1.5     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     25.021    151.148    151.854     2.3     0.5     0.7     0.1     1.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     15.044    192.320    193.856     4.4     0.8     1.1     0.7     2.7 
    Apparel...................................      3.695    121.498    118.071    -1.1    -2.8    -0.3     0.2     0.1 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     11.349    240.762    245.458     6.2     2.0     1.5     0.6     3.4 
   Durables...................................      9.978    110.573    110.512    -0.9    -0.1    -0.4    -0.4     0.0 
 Services.....................................     60.184    261.921    262.074     1.2     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     31.942    259.142    259.418     0.4     0.1     0.1     0.4     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .347    127.501    126.194     1.9    -1.0     0.4     0.3    -1.0 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5).........      3.752    187.335    188.443    -0.1     0.6     0.2    -0.7     0.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.052    174.094    174.543     5.7     0.3     0.4     0.3     0.5 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .781    150.180    150.648     0.3     0.3    -0.1     0.0     0.3 
  Transportation services.....................      6.060    263.265    263.264     2.8     0.0     0.3     0.5     0.2 
  Medical care services.......................      4.902    414.850    415.079     3.4     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.3 
  Other services..............................     11.347    311.499    310.824     1.4    -0.2     0.0     0.2     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     86.262    218.538    218.921     1.5     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.6 
 All items less shelter.......................     67.711    209.560    209.996     2.0     0.2     0.3     0.1     0.7 
 All items less medical care..................     93.487    210.336    210.712     1.4     0.2     0.2     0.1     0.5 
 Commodities less food........................     26.078    153.761    154.443     2.2     0.4     0.7     0.1     1.5 
 Nondurables less food........................     16.100    194.266    195.703     4.2     0.7     0.8     0.7     2.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     12.405    238.165    242.401     5.7     1.8     1.2     0.7     3.1 
 Nondurables..................................     29.838    207.053    208.028     3.0     0.5     0.8     0.4     1.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     28.243    285.467    285.481     2.0     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.3 
 Services less medical care services..........     55.282    250.044    250.191     1.0     0.1     0.1     0.3     0.3 
 Energy.......................................      8.553    211.970    217.953     7.7     2.8     2.6     0.2     4.6 
 All items less energy........................     91.447    221.235    221.045     0.9    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     77.708    222.077    221.795     0.8    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     21.276    143.594    142.830    -0.4    -0.5    -0.2    -0.1     0.0 
    Energy commodities........................      4.801    248.928    259.903    13.9     4.4     4.4     0.8     7.5 
   Services less energy services..............     56.432    269.509    269.572     1.3     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .457     $ .456       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .153     $ .152       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-U                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Sep.      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Mar.    June    Sep.    Dec.    June    Dec. 
                                                                                      2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  218.372   218.879   219.146   220.252     0.9    -1.5     2.7     3.5    -0.3     3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  220.644   220.808   221.216   221.482     2.0     0.7     1.7     1.5     1.3     1.6 
   Food....................................  220.262   220.408   220.841   221.112     2.3     0.6     1.6     1.6     1.4     1.6 
    Food at home...........................  216.241   216.339   216.924   217.241     3.7     0.0     1.2     1.9     1.8     1.5 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  250.651   250.168   251.147   252.377    -2.8    -2.8     2.3     2.8    -2.8     2.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  210.311   211.630   212.686   211.832     4.1    12.0     3.2     2.9     8.0     3.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  199.042   201.291   201.277   202.056     8.5    -1.7     2.2     6.2     3.3     4.2 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  270.585   268.779   268.320   273.170    19.7    -9.9    -5.7     3.9     3.8    -1.0 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.667   160.937   162.234   160.203    -0.7    -2.6     2.1    -3.6    -1.7    -0.8 
     Other food at home....................  191.482   191.175   191.387   191.556    -1.0    -0.5     1.8     0.2    -0.7     1.0 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  202.826   204.188   201.329   203.928    -0.1     0.3     6.6     2.2     0.1     4.4 
      Fats and oils........................  201.256   202.234   203.821   202.113    -1.3     2.9     2.9     1.7     0.8     2.3 
      Other foods..........................  204.645   203.766   204.398   204.391    -1.2    -1.1     0.7    -0.5    -1.2     0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.106   121.698   120.623   122.419    -0.3    -2.5     1.8     1.0    -1.4     1.4 
    Food away from home (1)................  227.075   227.287   227.512   227.722     0.4     1.4     2.3     1.1     0.9     1.7 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  160.072   160.036   160.392   160.681     4.3     1.6     2.0     1.5     2.9     1.8 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  224.249   224.665   224.724   224.932    -1.5     1.2     3.0     1.2    -0.2     2.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  216.157   216.351   216.425   216.828    -1.1    -0.6     0.4     1.2    -0.9     0.8 
   Shelter.................................  248.590   248.725   248.990   249.325    -2.2     0.9     0.4     1.2    -0.7     0.8 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  249.535   249.675   250.217   250.772     0.3     0.4     0.5     2.0     0.3     1.3 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  135.371   134.035   132.465   134.131    -6.7    23.1    -5.1    -3.6     7.2    -4.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  256.667   256.884   257.192   257.432    -0.8     0.3     0.5     1.2    -0.3     0.8 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  256.661   256.878   257.184   257.423    -0.8     0.3     0.5     1.2    -0.3     0.8 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  126.627   127.111   127.501   126.194     2.0     2.8     4.3    -1.4     2.4     1.4 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  213.483   214.378   213.899   215.440     8.8    -7.1     2.4     3.7     0.5     3.1 
    Household energy.......................  187.999   188.822   188.156   189.638     8.9   -10.1     1.9     3.5    -1.0     2.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  265.812   276.551   286.367   298.037    22.0   -14.4     0.4    58.0     2.2    26.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)...  191.969   192.302   191.052   192.059     8.0    -9.8     2.0     0.2    -1.3     1.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  172.598   173.204   173.652   174.471     8.5     5.3     4.5     4.4     6.9     4.4 
   Household furnishings and operations....  124.729   124.685   124.453   124.378    -3.7    -3.7    -1.5    -1.1    -3.7    -1.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  150.346   150.151   150.180   150.648    -0.5     1.5    -0.6     0.8     0.5     0.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  119.444   119.028   119.248   119.344    -4.5     1.3    -0.9    -0.3    -1.6    -0.6 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.412   112.077   111.579   111.174    -3.9     9.0    -3.5    -4.3     2.4    -3.9 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  106.293   105.915   106.487   106.507    -5.0    -3.9    -1.2     0.8    -4.5    -0.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  114.148   111.956   112.760   113.529     1.3     2.5    -2.0    -2.2     1.9    -2.1 
   Footwear................................  128.327   128.548   127.489   127.064    -5.0     2.6     0.5    -3.9    -1.3    -1.7 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  193.961   196.318   196.833   201.406     4.6   -10.1    13.0    16.3    -3.0    14.6 
   Private transportation..................  189.331   191.780   192.011   196.566     5.4   -11.5    14.2    16.2    -3.4    15.2 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   97.739    97.303    96.966    96.950     3.1     1.3     1.8    -3.2     2.2    -0.7 
     New vehicles..........................  138.704   138.417   137.924   137.926    -1.2     0.4     2.2    -2.2    -0.4     0.0 
     Used cars and trucks..................  145.139   143.833   143.137   142.989    11.4     6.6     3.3    -5.8     8.9    -1.3 
    Motor fuel.............................  238.064   248.648   250.355   269.733     9.5   -37.3    49.0    64.8   -17.2    56.7 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  236.714   247.512   249.154   270.336     8.6   -38.9    48.8    70.1   -18.5    59.1 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  137.802   138.289   138.768   139.223     2.2     3.5     3.3     4.2     2.8     3.7 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  249.231   249.824   249.872   250.134     2.0     1.6     2.6     1.5     1.8     2.0 
   Public transportation...................  251.529   251.992   257.386   261.731    -5.5    11.2    -1.7    17.2     2.5     7.3 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  391.328   391.902   392.323   393.216     5.7     2.3     3.2     1.9     4.0     2.6 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  315.804   316.082   316.794   317.199     7.7     1.1     1.2     1.8     4.4     1.5 
   Medical care services...................  414.806   415.495   415.781   416.864     5.0     2.8     3.9     2.0     3.9     2.9 
    Professional services..................  330.705   330.626   331.593   331.902     2.9     2.6     3.9     1.5     2.8     2.7 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  617.619   621.010   619.809   624.460    10.6     5.5     6.5     4.5     8.0     5.5 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  113.028   112.945   112.985   112.779    -1.0     1.4    -2.3    -0.9     0.2    -1.6 
   Video and audio (2).....................   98.746    98.605    98.570    97.866    -3.1    -0.2    -3.4    -3.5    -1.7    -3.4 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  130.220   130.140   130.316   130.223     3.2     1.7     0.4     0.0     2.4     0.2 
   Education (2)...........................  200.358   200.442   201.278   202.207     5.9     5.2     0.9     3.7     5.6     2.3 
    Educational books and supplies.........  504.653   507.055   509.314   514.069     4.3     6.2    -3.8     7.7     5.2     1.8 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  576.388   576.457   578.848   581.328     6.1     5.1     1.2     3.5     5.6     2.3 
   Communication (2).......................   84.660    84.527    84.424    83.948     0.6    -1.3     0.0    -3.3    -0.4    -1.7 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   81.497    81.359    81.250    80.730     0.2    -1.4     0.0    -3.7    -0.6    -1.8 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.633   102.458   102.329   101.739    -1.6     0.0     1.3    -3.4    -0.8    -1.1 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (6)..................    9.339     9.324     9.309     9.232     5.6    -5.3    -3.5    -4.5     0.0    -4.0 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (7)....................   76.330    75.917    75.649    73.933    -4.1    -8.2     2.3   -12.0    -6.2    -5.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  383.948   382.701   383.904   384.835     0.8     2.4     3.6     0.9     1.6     2.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  823.766   821.529   820.854   827.680     1.8     9.9     9.0     1.9     5.8     5.4 
   Personal care...........................  207.136   206.425   207.359   207.439     0.4    -0.1     1.7     0.6     0.2     1.2 
    Personal care products (1).............  160.985   159.951   160.401   160.656     0.2    -5.6     2.3    -0.8    -2.7     0.7 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.332   229.343   229.623   230.159     0.2     3.2     0.2    -0.3     1.7    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  355.275   356.127   357.566   357.742     2.5     1.1     2.5     2.8     1.8     2.7 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  174.665   175.490   175.685   177.447     2.2    -5.2     5.3     6.5    -1.6     5.9 
  Food and beverages.......................  220.644   220.808   221.216   221.482     2.0     0.7     1.7     1.5     1.3     1.6 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  150.262   151.324   151.427   153.732     2.2    -8.5     7.4     9.6    -3.3     8.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  189.461   191.616   192.943   198.143     1.8   -13.6    13.0    19.6    -6.2    16.3 
    Apparel................................  119.444   119.028   119.248   119.344    -4.5     1.3    -0.9    -0.3    -1.6    -0.6 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  237.892   241.403   242.946   251.231     5.5   -19.4    20.3    24.4    -7.8    22.3 
   Durables................................  111.580   111.174   110.683   110.641    -0.6    -0.2     0.7    -3.3    -0.4    -1.3 
 Services..................................  261.781   262.008   262.313   262.734     0.3     1.1     0.9     1.5     0.7     1.2 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  259.063   259.238   260.293   261.086    -3.4     0.9     1.2     3.2    -1.3     2.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   126.627   127.111   127.501   126.194     2.0     2.8     4.3    -1.4     2.4     1.4 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......  191.969   192.302   191.052   192.059     8.0    -9.8     2.0     0.2    -1.3     1.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  172.598   173.204   173.652   174.471     8.5     5.3     4.5     4.4     6.9     4.4 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  150.346   150.151   150.180   150.648    -0.5     1.5    -0.6     0.8     0.5     0.1 
  Transportation services..................  260.777   261.655   263.019   263.668     2.1     3.3     1.3     4.5     2.7     2.9 
  Medical care services....................  414.806   415.495   415.781   416.864     5.0     2.8     3.9     2.0     3.9     2.9 
  Other services...........................  310.495   310.397   311.001   310.951     1.5     3.2     0.5     0.6     2.4     0.5 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  218.095   218.658   218.899   220.137     0.7    -1.8     2.9     3.8    -0.5     3.3 
 All items less shelter....................  209.012   209.671   209.943   211.368     2.5    -2.6     3.8     4.6    -0.1     4.2 
 All items less medical care...............  209.905   210.404   210.664   211.768     0.6    -1.7     2.7     3.6    -0.6     3.1 
 Commodities less food.....................  152.889   153.938   154.040   156.296     2.1    -8.1     7.2     9.2    -3.2     8.2 
 Nondurables less food.....................  191.839   193.327   194.729   199.426     2.7   -13.5    13.5    16.8    -5.7    15.1 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  235.546   238.419   240.153   247.669     4.9   -17.9    18.7    22.2    -7.2    20.4 
 Nondurables...............................  205.209   206.911   207.704   210.310     2.6    -8.5     8.4    10.3    -3.1     9.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  285.138   285.577   285.971   286.783     2.9     1.3     1.4     2.3     2.1     1.9 
 Services less medical care services.......  249.872   250.121   250.920   251.610    -0.9     0.9     1.0     2.8     0.0     1.9 
 Energy....................................  210.256   215.720   216.190   226.181     9.2   -25.7    24.5    33.9    -9.9    29.1 
 All items less energy.....................  220.930   220.938   221.187   221.402     0.2     1.2     0.9     0.9     0.7     0.9 
  All items less food and energy...........  221.781   221.765   221.982   222.187    -0.2     1.3     0.7     0.7     0.6     0.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  143.727   143.379   143.251   143.215    -0.1    -0.1     0.3    -1.4    -0.1    -0.6 
    Energy commodities.....................  241.105   251.770   253.894   273.021    10.2   -36.2    45.6    64.4   -16.1    54.7 
   Services less energy services...........  268.921   269.138   269.589   269.957    -0.2     1.9     0.9     1.5     0.8     1.2 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


 Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-U                      Pricing                                          Dec.2010 from--   Nov.2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Dec.  Oct.  Nov.  Nov.  Sep.  Oct.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      218.439   218.711   218.803   219.179   1.5   0.2   0.2   1.1   0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      234.027   234.671   235.094   235.141   1.6   0.2   0.0   1.5   0.5   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      235.995   236.560   236.806   236.828   1.4   0.1   0.0   1.3   0.3   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      139.229   139.746   140.282   140.351   2.0   0.4   0.0   1.9   0.8   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      208.788   208.689   208.816   209.270   1.8   0.3   0.2   1.2   0.0   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      209.253   209.182   209.344   209.936   1.7   0.4   0.3   1.0   0.0   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.275   134.074   134.058   134.267   1.9   0.1   0.2   1.6  -0.2   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      205.100   205.565   206.014   206.136   1.7   0.3   0.1   1.5   0.4   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      211.775   212.026   211.996   212.488   1.4   0.2   0.2   1.1   0.1   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      213.493   213.589   213.424   213.850   1.4   0.1   0.2   0.9   0.0  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.658   134.890   134.892   135.240   1.5   0.3   0.3   1.2   0.2   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      215.172   215.390   215.736   216.189   1.4   0.4   0.2   1.1   0.3   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      221.384   221.708   221.671   222.081   1.3   0.2   0.2   0.9   0.1   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      225.726   226.058   225.847   226.112   1.4   0.0   0.1   1.1   0.1  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.544   133.745   133.930   134.328   0.9   0.4   0.3   0.4   0.3   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      199.617   199.842   199.844   200.123   1.5   0.1   0.1   1.1   0.1   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.987   135.174   135.289   135.579   1.5   0.3   0.2   1.2   0.2   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      211.524   211.831   212.124   212.541   1.6   0.3   0.2   1.2   0.3   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      213.339   213.332   213.066   213.778   1.2   0.2   0.3   0.4  -0.1  -0.1 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      226.048   226.794   225.941   226.639   1.3  -0.1   0.3   0.7   0.0  -0.4 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      241.485   241.981   241.960   241.874   1.4   0.0   0.0   1.3   0.2   0.0 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      236.474         -   238.103         -     -     -     -   0.6   0.7     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      205.492         -   206.168         -     -     -     -   2.3   0.3     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      201.882         -   201.168         -     -     -     -  -0.4  -0.4     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      142.738         -   142.915         -     -     -     -   1.6   0.1     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   202.913         -   202.519   1.0  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   205.824         -   206.384   1.2   0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   195.094         -   194.479   1.9  -0.3     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   223.631         -   224.907   0.9   0.6     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   228.543         -   228.017   1.4  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   228.107         -   227.658   1.5  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   227.251         -   226.862   0.6  -0.2     -     -     -     - 

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


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    Unadjusted                          
                                                             Unadjusted indexes   percent change   Seasonally adjusted  
                                                 Relative                          to Dec. 2010    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                     importance,                            from-                             
                                                 December                                                               
                                                   2009       Nov.       Dec.                      Sep.    Oct.    Nov. 
                                                              2010       2010      Dec.    Nov.     to      to      to  
                                                                                   2009    2010    Oct.    Nov.    Dec. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items....................................    100.000    214.750    215.262     1.7     0.2     0.3     0.0     0.6 
 All items (1967=100).........................          -    639.673    641.200       -       -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    220.245    220.508     1.5     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
   Food.......................................     15.333    219.768    220.062     1.6     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
    Food at home..............................      8.900    215.414    215.748     1.7     0.2     0.0     0.3     0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products..............      1.257    250.648    251.419    -0.1     0.3    -0.2     0.4     0.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs...........      2.144    212.693    211.858     5.6    -0.4     0.6     0.4    -0.3 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........       .898    200.084    200.958     3.8     0.4     1.1     0.1     0.4 
     Fruits and vegetables....................      1.223    266.802    273.977     1.4     2.7    -0.7    -0.2     1.9 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials............................      1.123    160.999    158.654    -1.3    -1.5    -0.5     1.0    -1.4 
     Other food at home.......................      2.254    189.265    189.176     0.0     0.0    -0.2     0.2     0.0 
      Sugar and sweets........................       .321    199.542    202.206     2.5     1.3     0.6    -1.0     1.4 
      Fats and oils...........................       .259    202.668    200.925     1.4    -0.9     0.5     0.8    -0.7 
      Other foods.............................      1.674    202.901    202.520    -0.7    -0.2    -0.4     0.3    -0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .472    120.723    122.267    -0.4     1.3    -0.3    -0.9     1.3 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.433    227.634    227.871     1.3     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .321    161.428    161.657     3.1     0.1     0.1     0.3     0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.092    225.771    225.592     1.1    -0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing.....................................     39.753    212.490    212.861     0.3     0.2     0.1     0.1     0.2 
   Shelter....................................     30.171    242.806    243.120     0.5     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.476    248.553    249.246     0.7     0.3     0.0     0.2     0.2 
    Lodging away from home (2)................       .432    128.305    127.369     2.5    -0.7    -0.7    -0.9     1.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (3)                                                                           
        (4)...................................     20.959    233.047    233.278     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                 
         residence (3) (4)....................     20.218    233.049    233.278     0.3     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .303    128.556    127.674     2.6    -0.7     0.3     0.3    -0.7 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.632    209.449    210.860     1.7     0.7     0.3    -0.3     0.6 
    Household energy..........................      4.517    182.634    184.079     0.8     0.8     0.3    -0.4     0.7 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1).............       .271    287.994    299.558    13.0     4.0     4.2     3.4     4.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......      4.246    186.023    187.077     0.0     0.6     0.1    -0.7     0.5 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................      1.114    174.621    175.008     5.5     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.4 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      3.950    120.257    120.007    -2.6    -0.2     0.0    -0.1     0.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .369    152.778    153.116     0.4     0.2    -0.1     0.0     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel.....................................      3.788    120.628    117.127    -1.6    -2.9    -0.3     0.0     0.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel....................       .945    112.815    109.849    -0.9    -2.6    -0.5    -0.1    -0.3 
   Women's and girls' apparel.................      1.568    109.388    104.988    -2.6    -4.0    -0.2     0.3    -0.3 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.............       .285    117.900    115.832     0.1    -1.8    -1.7     0.7     1.1 
   Footwear...................................       .781    128.216    125.691    -2.3    -2.0     0.2    -1.0    -0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation..............................     18.647    194.884    197.832     5.9     1.5     1.5    -0.1     2.8 
   Private transportation.....................     17.881    191.524    194.477     5.9     1.5     1.6    -0.2     2.8 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      6.952     96.024     96.151     1.1     0.1    -0.5    -0.3     0.0 
     New vehicles.............................      3.385    139.224    139.567    -0.3     0.2    -0.2    -0.3     0.0 
     Used cars and trucks.....................      2.944    143.176    143.377     3.7     0.1    -0.9    -0.5    -0.1 
    Motor fuel................................      5.774    245.957    257.025    13.9     4.5     4.8    -0.4     8.3 
     Gasoline (all types).....................      5.530    245.250    256.443    13.9     4.6     4.6     0.7     8.7 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1).....       .472    138.654    139.150     3.2     0.4     0.3     0.4     0.4 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.180    252.610    252.759     2.0     0.1     0.2     0.0     0.1 
   Public transportation......................       .766    252.230    254.312     4.5     0.8     0.4     1.7     1.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care................................      5.261    393.277    393.616     3.5     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.3 
   Medical care commodities (1)...............      1.301    308.332    308.823     3.0     0.2     0.1     0.3     0.2 
   Medical care services......................      3.961    418.307    418.568     3.7     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.3 
    Professional services.....................      2.195    333.868    334.032     2.9     0.0     0.0     0.3     0.1 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.339    622.116    623.692     7.4     0.3     0.6    -0.1     0.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.031    109.082    108.561    -1.2    -0.5    -0.1    -0.2    -0.2 
   Video and audio (2)........................      2.046     98.774     97.753    -2.6    -1.0    -0.1    -0.1    -0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      6.175    125.526    125.089     0.8    -0.3    -0.1     0.1    -0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.327    200.228    200.496     4.0     0.1     0.1     0.4     0.5 
    Educational books and supplies............       .196    513.546    515.937     3.3     0.5     0.3     0.6     0.7 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.131    563.563    564.149     4.1     0.1     0.1     0.4     0.5 
   Communication (2)..........................      3.848     87.040     86.472    -1.2    -0.7    -0.2    -0.1    -0.6 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      3.715     84.846     84.271    -1.3    -0.7    -0.2    -0.2    -0.7 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.906    101.975    101.327    -1.2    -0.6    -0.2    -0.2    -0.6 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                               
         services (1) (6).....................       .809      9.849      9.767    -1.7    -0.8    -0.3    -0.2    -0.8 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (7).......................       .225     74.615     73.078    -6.1    -2.1    -0.8    -0.4    -2.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services....................      3.919    412.383    414.002     2.5     0.4    -0.3     0.2     0.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.397    825.644    832.741     5.5     0.9    -0.3    -0.1     0.9 
   Personal care..............................      2.522    204.830    205.084     0.8     0.1    -0.4     0.4     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .733    160.801    161.217    -0.6     0.3    -0.6     0.4     0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .577    229.855    230.332     0.8     0.2    -0.4     0.1     0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services...........      1.019    358.407    358.380     2.4     0.0     0.2     0.4     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities..................................     43.589    178.504    179.331     2.4     0.5     0.6     0.0     1.2 
  Food and beverages..........................     16.425    220.245    220.508     1.5     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages.........     27.164    155.953    156.997     2.9     0.7     0.9    -0.2     1.9 
   Nondurables less food and beverages........     16.703    201.110    203.292     5.0     1.1     1.3     0.8     3.1 
    Apparel...................................      3.788    120.628    117.127    -1.6    -2.9    -0.3     0.0     0.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel...............................     12.915    255.572    261.243     6.9     2.2     1.9     0.5     3.9 
   Durables...................................     10.461    111.813    111.789    -0.3     0.0    -0.4    -0.4     0.0 
 Services.....................................     56.411    257.219    257.382     1.1     0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.868    233.956    234.278     0.4     0.1     0.1     0.3     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .303    128.556    127.674     2.6    -0.7     0.3     0.3    -0.7 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5).........      4.246    186.023    187.077     0.0     0.6     0.1    -0.7     0.5 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................      1.114    174.621    175.008     5.5     0.2     0.2     0.4     0.4 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .369    152.778    153.116     0.4     0.2    -0.1     0.0     0.2 
  Transportation services.....................      5.918    263.804    263.648     3.0    -0.1     0.4     0.4     0.1 
  Medical care services.......................      3.961    418.307    418.568     3.7     0.1     0.2     0.1     0.3 
  Other services..............................     10.631    297.313    296.508     1.0    -0.3     0.0     0.1    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food..........................     84.667    213.675    214.225     1.7     0.3     0.4     0.0     0.7 
 All items less shelter.......................     69.829    206.838    207.428     2.2     0.3     0.4     0.0     0.8 
 All items less medical care..................     94.739    207.523    208.036     1.6     0.2     0.3     0.0     0.7 
 Commodities less food........................     28.256    158.328    159.342     2.9     0.6     0.9    -0.2     1.9 
 Nondurables less food........................     17.795    202.679    204.737     4.7     1.0     1.2     0.8     2.9 
 Nondurables less food and apparel............     14.007    251.899    257.051     6.4     2.0     1.6     0.6     3.6 
 Nondurables..................................     33.128    211.249    212.541     3.3     0.6     1.0     0.1     1.5 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.543    251.894    251.847     1.9     0.0     0.2     0.1     0.2 
 Services less medical care services..........     52.450    245.958    246.115     0.9     0.1     0.1     0.2     0.2 
 Energy.......................................     10.291    212.622    218.896     8.2     3.0     2.9    -0.4     5.1 
 All items less energy........................     89.709    215.970    215.786     0.9    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
  All items less food and energy..............     74.376    215.584    215.303     0.8    -0.1     0.0     0.1     0.1 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities............................     22.211    145.757    145.037    -0.1    -0.5    -0.3    -0.1     0.0 
    Energy commodities........................      6.045    248.880    260.026    13.9     4.5     4.8    -0.3     8.1 
   Services less energy services..............     52.165    265.001    265.062     1.2     0.0     0.1     0.2     0.1 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00)..........................          -     $ .466     $ .465       -       -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00).............................          -     $ .156     $ .156       -       -       -       -       - 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated
 using a geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


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

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                                                  Seasonally adjusted indexes        Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent change
                                                                                                          for                      
                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
                   CPI-W                                                                    3 months ended--            6 months   
                                                                                                                        ended--    
                                               Sep.      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.                                                  
                                               2010      2010      2010      2010                                                  
                                                                                      Mar.    June    Sep.    Dec.    June    Dec. 
                                                                                      2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                   
            Expenditure category                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                   
 All items.................................  214.345   215.005   215.099   216.456     1.6    -2.4     3.5     4.0    -0.4     3.8 
                                                                                                                                   
  Food and beverages.......................  219.852   220.003   220.512   220.760     1.9     0.7     1.9     1.7     1.3     1.8 
   Food....................................  219.367   219.514   220.027   220.282     2.2     0.6     1.8     1.7     1.4     1.7 
    Food at home...........................  215.042   215.136   215.851   216.119     3.7     0.1     1.3     2.0     1.8     1.7 
     Cereals and bakery products...........  251.234   250.767   251.854   253.276    -2.9    -3.0     2.5     3.3    -2.9     2.9 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs........  210.142   211.446   212.372   211.647     4.4    12.1     3.4     2.9     8.2     3.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)........  197.812   199.890   200.084   200.958     8.1    -1.4     2.4     6.5     3.2     4.4 
     Fruits and vegetables.................  267.680   265.939   265.517   270.617    19.8   -11.1    -5.1     4.5     3.2    -0.5 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                           
         materials.........................  161.087   160.297   161.964   159.635    -0.1    -3.1     1.7    -3.6    -1.6    -1.0 
     Other food at home....................  190.495   190.170   190.508   190.594    -1.3    -0.5     1.5     0.2    -0.9     0.9 
      Sugar and sweets.....................  201.240   202.408   200.410   203.134     0.2     0.5     5.6     3.8     0.4     4.7 
      Fats and oils........................  201.340   202.318   203.951   202.611    -3.2     3.8     2.6     2.5     0.2     2.6 
      Other foods..........................  204.561   203.701   204.329   204.127    -1.3    -1.3     0.6    -0.8    -1.3    -0.1 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)...  122.164   121.806   120.723   122.267    -0.8    -2.3     1.1     0.3    -1.6     0.7 
    Food away from home (1)................  227.188   227.412   227.634   227.871     0.2     1.4     2.4     1.2     0.8     1.8 
     Other food away from home (1) (2).....  160.755   160.988   161.428   161.657     5.7     1.5     2.9     2.3     3.6     2.6 
   Alcoholic beverages.....................  225.507   225.707   226.149   226.307    -2.3     1.5     3.7     1.4    -0.4     2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Housing..................................  212.764   212.959   213.083   213.495    -0.2    -0.8     0.4     1.4    -0.5     0.9 
   Shelter.................................  242.448   242.602   242.941   243.274    -1.2     0.7     0.4     1.4    -0.3     0.9 
    Rent of primary residence (3)..........  247.767   247.885   248.466   249.017     0.3     0.2     0.3     2.0     0.3     1.2 
    Lodging away from home (2).............  136.197   135.294   134.069   135.647    -4.6    22.4    -7.5    -1.6     8.1    -4.6 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences                                                                                          
        (3) (4)............................  232.567   232.759   233.045   233.259    -0.9     0.4     0.5     1.2    -0.3     0.9 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                            
         residence (3) (4).................  232.568   232.762   233.047   233.259    -0.9     0.4     0.5     1.2    -0.3     0.8 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)                                                                                           
        (2)................................  127.718   128.130   128.556   127.674     3.1     3.1     4.4    -0.1     3.1     2.1 
   Fuels and utilities.....................  212.484   213.115   212.541   213.882     8.4    -6.4     2.8     2.7     0.7     2.7 
    Household energy.......................  186.387   186.978   186.171   187.442     8.4    -9.1     2.5     2.3    -0.8     2.4 
     Fuel oil and other fuels (1)..........  267.283   278.516   287.994   299.558    23.3   -15.7    -0.6    57.8     1.9    25.2 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)...  191.045   191.184   189.877   190.741     7.5    -8.6     2.7    -0.6    -0.9     1.0 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                           
        services (2).......................  173.079   173.455   174.105   174.849     9.0     5.0     4.1     4.2     7.0     4.1 
   Household furnishings and operations....  120.681   120.687   120.577   120.551    -3.8    -3.8    -2.2    -0.4    -3.8    -1.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)...........  152.851   152.729   152.778   153.116    -1.1     3.1    -1.0     0.7     1.0    -0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
  Apparel..................................  118.544   118.175   118.205   118.202    -4.8     1.4    -1.8    -1.1    -1.7    -1.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel.................  112.281   111.728   111.637   111.265    -5.7    10.3    -3.9    -3.6     2.0    -3.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel..............  105.776   105.596   105.902   105.566    -4.6    -4.5    -0.7    -0.8    -4.5    -0.7 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel..........  116.525   114.553   115.336   116.626     3.7     3.0    -6.5     0.3     3.4    -3.1 
   Footwear................................  127.444   127.691   126.425   126.215    -6.0     2.3    -1.5    -3.8    -1.9    -2.6 
                                                                                                                                   
  Transportation...........................  193.376   196.286   196.010   201.414     6.1   -13.0    16.3    17.7    -3.9    17.0 
   Private transportation..................  190.087   193.039   192.616   197.998     6.6   -13.8    17.1    17.7    -4.1    17.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)........   96.958    96.498    96.178    96.147     3.8     2.4     1.9    -3.3     3.1    -0.7 
     New vehicles..........................  139.661   139.363   138.938   138.964    -1.5     0.5     1.8    -2.0    -0.5    -0.1 
     Used cars and trucks..................  146.033   144.761   144.095   143.968    11.1     6.5     3.5    -5.5     8.8    -1.1 
    Motor fuel.............................  239.792   251.389   250.312   271.110    11.2   -40.2    55.0    63.4   -18.4    59.2 
     Gasoline (all types)..................  237.478   248.433   250.194   271.950     8.4   -39.4    48.8    72.0   -18.9    59.9 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment (1)..  137.728   138.153   138.654   139.150     2.0     3.4     3.0     4.2     2.7     3.6 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair                                                                                           
        (1)................................  251.938   252.546   252.610   252.759     2.1     1.6     2.9     1.3     1.9     2.1 
   Public transportation...................  248.885   249.803   254.162   258.913    -6.2     9.0    -0.6    17.1     1.1     7.9 
                                                                                                                                   
  Medical care.............................  392.737   393.364   393.839   394.859     6.1     2.6     3.2     2.2     4.3     2.7 
   Medical care commodities (1)............  307.322   307.539   308.332   308.823     7.9     1.2     1.2     2.0     4.5     1.6 
   Medical care services...................  417.992   418.780   419.099   420.321     5.5     3.0     3.9     2.2     4.3     3.1 
    Professional services..................  334.108   333.960   334.892   335.235     3.1     3.2     3.9     1.4     3.1     2.6 
    Hospital and related services (3)......  618.805   622.544   621.699   626.726    12.2     5.5     6.9     5.2     8.8     6.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Recreation (2)...........................  109.532   109.427   109.238   109.001    -0.7     0.6    -2.4    -1.9     0.0    -2.2 
   Video and audio (2).....................   99.299    99.197    99.112    98.468    -2.6    -1.1    -2.7    -3.3    -1.9    -3.0 
                                                                                                                                   
  Education and communication (2)..........  125.137   125.048   125.128   124.875     2.4     1.2     0.4    -0.8     1.8    -0.2 
   Education (2)...........................  197.532   197.794   198.587   199.530     6.2     5.0     0.7     4.1     5.6     2.4 
    Educational books and supplies.........  507.899   509.466   512.598   516.216     4.6     5.3    -3.2     6.7     5.0     1.6 
    Tuition, other school fees, and                                                                                                
        childcare..........................  555.849   556.496   558.619   561.152     6.4     5.0     1.1     3.9     5.7     2.5 
   Communication (2).......................   87.340    87.168    87.040    86.495     0.0    -1.1     0.2    -3.8    -0.5    -1.8 
    Information and information processing                                                                                         
        (1) (2)............................   85.154    84.978    84.846    84.271    -0.2    -1.2     0.2    -4.1    -0.7    -2.0 
     Telephone services (1) (2)............  102.325   102.135   101.975   101.327    -2.1    -0.1     1.2    -3.8    -1.1    -1.4 
     Information technology, hardware and                                                                                          
         services (1) (6)..................    9.891     9.864     9.849     9.767     6.8    -4.8    -3.4    -4.9     0.8    -4.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                            
          equipment (7)....................   76.253    75.608    75.329    73.399    -3.0    -9.0     2.6   -14.2    -6.0    -6.1 
                                                                                                                                   
  Other goods and services.................  413.007   411.642   412.582   414.354     1.0     3.1     4.7     1.3     2.0     3.0 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)........  828.794   826.468   825.644   832.741     1.7     9.9     8.9     1.9     5.7     5.3 
   Personal care...........................  204.868   204.132   204.986   205.359     0.5    -0.6     2.3     1.0     0.0     1.6 
    Personal care products (1).............  161.132   160.174   160.801   161.217     0.5    -6.1     3.1     0.2    -2.9     1.7 
    Personal care services (1).............  230.624   229.635   229.855   230.332    -0.2     3.5     0.3    -0.5     1.6    -0.1 
    Miscellaneous personal services........  356.667   357.305   358.744   359.650     3.3     0.3     2.8     3.4     1.8     3.1 
                                                                                                                                   
        Commodity and service group                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                   
 Commodities...............................  177.809   178.870   178.792   181.020     2.7    -6.3     6.8     7.4    -1.9     7.1 
  Food and beverages.......................  219.852   220.003   220.512   220.760     1.9     0.7     1.9     1.7     1.3     1.8 
  Commodities less food and beverages......  155.148   156.567   156.242   159.251     3.2   -10.3     9.9    11.0    -3.8    10.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages.....  197.981   200.534   202.072   208.300     2.6   -17.0    16.4    22.5    -7.7    19.4 
    Apparel................................  118.544   118.175   118.205   118.202    -4.8     1.4    -1.8    -1.1    -1.7    -1.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                                          
        apparel............................  252.387   257.082   258.326   268.291     5.6   -21.5    23.2    27.7    -8.9    25.4 
   Durables................................  112.925   112.468   111.966   111.940     0.6     0.8     0.7    -3.4     0.7    -1.4 
 Services..................................  257.115   257.372   257.614   257.957     1.0     0.8     1.0     1.3     0.9     1.2 
  Rent of shelter (4)......................  233.640   233.826   234.549   235.122    -2.0     0.3     0.9     2.6    -0.8     1.8 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)   127.718   128.130   128.556   127.674     3.1     3.1     4.4    -0.1     3.1     2.1 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3) (5)......  191.045   191.184   189.877   190.741     7.5    -8.6     2.7    -0.6    -0.9     1.0 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                             
      services (2).........................  173.079   173.455   174.105   174.849     9.0     5.0     4.1     4.2     7.0     4.1 
  Household operations (1) (2).............  152.851   152.729   152.778   153.116    -1.1     3.1    -1.0     0.7     1.0    -0.2 
  Transportation services..................  261.213   262.351   263.299   263.604     3.0     2.9     2.1     3.7     2.9     2.9 
  Medical care services....................  417.992   418.780   419.099   420.321     5.5     3.0     3.9     2.2     4.3     3.1 
  Other services...........................  296.788   296.741   297.051   296.777     1.4     2.5     0.4     0.0     1.9     0.2 
                                                                                                                                   
              Special indexes                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                                   
 All items less food.......................  213.269   214.020   214.040   215.589     1.5    -2.9     3.9     4.4    -0.7     4.1 
 All items less shelter....................  206.412   207.262   207.268   209.010     2.9    -3.7     4.9     5.1    -0.5     5.0 
 All items less medical care...............  207.125   207.781   207.863   209.217     1.4    -2.7     3.6     4.1    -0.7     3.8 
 Commodities less food.....................  157.535   158.926   158.620   161.562     2.9    -9.9     9.6    10.6    -3.7    10.1 
 Nondurables less food.....................  199.695   202.081   203.602   209.514     2.3   -16.1    15.7    21.2    -7.3    18.4 
 Nondurables less food and apparel.........  248.977   252.930   254.423   263.509     5.1   -19.9    21.6    25.5    -8.3    23.5 
 Nondurables...............................  209.473   211.654   211.827   215.029     3.0    -9.5     9.8    11.0    -3.4    10.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4).........  251.937   252.325   252.500   253.075     3.2     1.0     1.5     1.8     2.1     1.7 
 Services less medical care services.......  245.846   246.090   246.592   247.083     0.1     0.6     1.0     2.0     0.4     1.5 
 Energy....................................  211.343   217.469   216.534   227.622    10.0   -28.0    29.1    34.6   -11.0    31.8 
 All items less energy.....................  215.669   215.670   215.889   216.073     0.7     1.1     0.9     0.8     0.9     0.8 
  All items less food and energy...........  215.303   215.274   215.434   215.603     0.4     1.2     0.8     0.6     0.8     0.7 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                                
       commodities.........................  146.012   145.595   145.415   145.432     0.1     0.5     0.5    -1.6     0.3    -0.6 
    Energy commodities.....................  242.121   253.766   253.090   273.641    11.7   -39.2    52.0    63.2   -17.6    57.5 
   Services less energy services...........  264.313   264.583   265.001   265.284     0.5     1.6     0.9     1.5     1.0     1.2 

   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series were calculated using a
 geometric means estimator.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   6 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   7 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.


 Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                   All items                                      
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                       Indexes                 Percent change to Percent change to
                    CPI-W                      Pricing                                          Dec.2010 from--   Nov.2010 from-- 
                                              schedule                                                                            
                                                 (1)      Sep.      Oct.      Nov.      Dec.                                      
                                                          2010      2010      2010      2010    Dec.  Oct.  Nov.  Nov.  Sep.  Oct.
                                                                                                2009  2010  2010  2009  2010  2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                  
 U.S. city average...........................    M      214.306   214.623   214.750   215.262   1.7   0.3   0.2   1.3   0.2   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
           Region and area size(2)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Northeast urban.............................    M      231.566   232.396   232.962   233.082   1.9   0.3   0.1   1.7   0.6   0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      231.881   232.672   233.031   233.092   1.7   0.2   0.0   1.5   0.5   0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      140.295   140.848   141.452   141.598   2.2   0.5   0.1   2.1   0.8   0.4 
                                                                                                                                  
 Midwest urban...............................    M      204.442   204.329   204.468   205.024   2.0   0.3   0.3   1.4   0.0   0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      203.946   203.906   204.064   204.731   1.9   0.4   0.3   1.2   0.1   0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      134.361   134.093   134.112   134.454   2.1   0.3   0.3   1.7  -0.2   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      203.086   203.548   203.937   204.132   1.8   0.3   0.1   1.6   0.4   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 South urban.................................    M      209.155   209.376   209.352   209.994   1.6   0.3   0.3   1.2   0.1   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      211.393   211.409   211.222   211.712   1.4   0.1   0.2   1.0  -0.1  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.680   133.923   133.927   134.405   1.7   0.4   0.4   1.4   0.2   0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                          
       50,000)...............................    M      215.346   215.451   215.822   216.477   1.5   0.5   0.3   1.1   0.2   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
 West urban..................................    M      215.804   216.273   216.267   216.847   1.4   0.3   0.3   1.0   0.2   0.0 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000..............    M      218.524   219.017   218.817   219.273   1.5   0.1   0.2   1.2   0.1  -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........    M      133.346   133.622   133.777   134.306   1.0   0.5   0.4   0.5   0.3   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
                 Size classes                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                  
   A (4).....................................    M      198.278   198.576   198.598   198.979   1.6   0.2   0.2   1.2   0.2   0.0 
   B/C (3)...................................    M      134.644   134.840   134.969   135.379   1.7   0.4   0.3   1.4   0.2   0.1 
   D.........................................    M      209.864   210.160   210.529   210.959   1.7   0.4   0.2   1.3   0.3   0.2 
                                                                                                                                  
           Selected local areas(5)                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                  
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI..............    M      206.897   206.894   206.632   207.479   1.6   0.3   0.4   0.7  -0.1  -0.1 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA.....    M      218.427   219.339   218.694   219.619   1.6   0.1   0.4   1.0   0.1  -0.3 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                              
     NY-NJ-CT-PA.............................    M      236.725   237.483   237.606   237.575   1.8   0.0   0.0   1.6   0.4   0.1 
                                                                                                                                  
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT.........    1      236.844         -   238.891         -     -     -     -   0.9   0.9     - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH.........................    1      196.787         -   197.530         -     -     -     -   2.4   0.4     - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX.......................    1      205.602         -   204.918         -     -     -     -  -0.2  -0.3     - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6).......    1      142.755         -   142.938         -     -     -     -   1.7   0.1     - 
                                                                                                                                  
 Atlanta, GA.................................    2            -   201.887         -   201.390   1.0  -0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI.................    2            -   201.864         -   202.280   1.3   0.2     -     -     -     - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX..............    2            -   193.110         -   192.863   2.1  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL...................    2            -   221.497         -   222.510   0.7   0.5     -     -     -     - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                           
     PA-NJ-DE-MD.............................    2            -   228.676         -   228.072   1.5  -0.3     -     -     -     - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA..........    2            -   224.352         -   224.152   1.8  -0.1     -     -     -     - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA................    2            -   223.112         -   222.853   0.9  -0.1     -     -     -     - 

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


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

 (December 1999=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
                                                                                    Unadjusted    
                                                 Relative       Unadjusted      percent change to 
                                               importance,       indexes         Dec. 2010 from-  
                    C-CPI-U                     December                                          
                                                2007-2008                                         
                                                              Nov.      Dec.      Dec.      Nov.  
                                                              2010      2010      2009      2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                  
             Expenditure category                                                                 
                                                                                                  
 All items....................................    100.000   126.650   126.866       1.4       0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Food and beverages..........................     14.519   128.954   129.126       1.5       0.1 
   Food.......................................     13.493   128.924   129.123       1.5       0.2 
    Food at home..............................      7.780   123.690   123.941       1.7       0.2 
    Food away from home.......................      5.712   136.088   136.209       1.3       0.1 
   Alcoholic beverages........................      1.027   129.808   129.620       0.9      -0.1 
                                                                                                  
  Housing.....................................     42.074   128.047   128.230       0.2       0.1 
   Shelter....................................     32.119   131.182   131.299       0.4       0.1 
   Fuels and utilities........................      5.231   156.764   158.033       1.5       0.8 
   Household furnishings and operations.......      4.724    91.833    91.620      -3.0      -0.2 
                                                                                                  
  Apparel.....................................      3.772    90.474    87.883      -1.4      -2.9 
                                                                                                  
  Transportation..............................     17.199   133.734   135.647       5.6       1.4 
   Private transportation.....................     16.013   134.367   136.349       5.6       1.5 
   Public transportation......................      1.186   125.263   126.305       4.9       0.8 
                                                                                                  
  Medical care................................      6.294   151.549   151.631       3.0       0.1 
   Medical care commodities...................      1.570   133.404   133.560       2.8       0.1 
   Medical care services......................      4.723   158.214   158.267       3.1       0.0 
                                                                                                  
  Recreation..................................      6.625   102.131   101.650      -1.7      -0.5 
                                                                                                  
  Education and communication.................      6.288   113.029   112.661       0.9      -0.3 
   Education..................................      2.804   187.238   187.485       3.8       0.1 
   Communication..............................      3.484    72.757    72.254      -1.4      -0.7 
                                                                                                  
  Other goods and services....................      3.229   138.820   139.040       1.5       0.2 
                                                                                                  
          Commodity and service group                                                             
                                                                                                  
 Services.....................................     59.383   135.698   135.786       1.0       0.1 
 Commodities..................................     40.617   115.543   115.920       1.8       0.3 
  Durables....................................     10.376    80.299    80.180      -1.5      -0.1 
 Nondurables..................................     30.241   133.968   134.623       3.0       0.5 
  All items less food and energy..............     76.901   120.113   119.924       0.5      -0.2 
 Energy.......................................      9.606   188.456   193.850       7.8       2.9 

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


 Table 1A. 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)
                                                                                              
                                                                                              
                                                              Annual      Annual     Percent  
                           CPI-U                             average     average      change  
                                                               2009        2010     from 2009 
                                                                                     to 2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                              
                   Expenditure category                                                       
                                                                                              
 All items................................................    214.537     218.056         1.6 
 All items (1967=100).....................................    642.658     653.198           - 
                                                                                              
  Food and beverages......................................    218.249     219.984          .8 
   Food...................................................    217.955     219.625          .8 
    Food at home..........................................    215.124     215.836          .3 
     Cereals and bakery products..........................    252.567     250.449         -.8 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs.......................    203.805     207.694         1.9 
     Dairy and related products...........................    197.013     199.245         1.1 
     Fruits and vegetables................................    272.945     273.458          .2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials........    163.034     161.602         -.9 
     Other food at home...................................    191.220     191.124         -.1 
      Sugar and sweets....................................    196.933     201.242         2.2 
      Fats and oils.......................................    201.224     200.587         -.3 
      Other foods.........................................    205.497     204.553         -.5 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1)......................    122.393     121.683         -.6 
    Food away from home...................................    223.272     226.114         1.3 
     Other food away from home (1)........................    155.852     159.276         2.2 
   Alcoholic beverages....................................    220.751     223.291         1.2 
                                                                                              
  Housing.................................................    217.057     216.256         -.4 
   Shelter................................................    249.354     248.396         -.4 
    Rent of primary residence.............................    248.812     249.385          .2 
    Lodging away from home (1)............................    134.243     133.656         -.4 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (2).............    256.610     256.584          .0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (2).....    256.610     256.578          .0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)..................    121.487     125.682         3.5 
   Fuels and utilities....................................    210.696     214.187         1.7 
    Household energy......................................    188.113     189.286          .6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.............................    239.778     275.132        14.7 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)......................    193.563     192.886         -.3 
   Household furnishings and operations...................    128.701     125.490        -2.5 
                                                                                              
  Apparel.................................................    120.078     119.503         -.5 
   Men's and boys' apparel................................    113.628     111.914        -1.5 
   Women's and girls' apparel.............................    108.091     107.081         -.9 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.........................    114.489     114.180         -.3 
   Footwear...............................................    126.854     127.988          .9 
                                                                                              
  Transportation..........................................    179.252     193.396         7.9 
   Private transportation.................................    174.762     188.747         8.0 
    New and used motor vehicles (1).......................     93.486      97.149         3.9 
     New vehicles.........................................    135.623     138.005         1.8 
     Used cars and trucks.................................    126.973     143.128        12.7 
    Motor fuel............................................    201.978     239.178        18.4 
     Gasoline (all types).................................    201.555     238.594        18.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment.....................    134.050     136.995         2.2 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair..................    243.337     247.954         1.9 
   Public transportation..................................    236.348     251.351         6.3 
                                                                                              
  Medical care............................................    375.613     388.436         3.4 
   Medical care commodities...............................    305.108     314.717         3.1 
   Medical care services..................................    397.299     411.208         3.5 
    Professional services.................................    319.372     328.186         2.8 
    Hospital and related services.........................    567.879     607.679         7.0 
                                                                                              
  Recreation (1)..........................................    114.272     113.313         -.8 
   Video and audio (1)....................................    101.276      99.122        -2.1 
                                                                                              
  Education and communication (1).........................    127.393     129.919         2.0 
   Education (1)..........................................    190.857     199.337         4.4 
    Educational books and supplies........................    482.072     505.569         4.9 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare.............    548.971     573.174         4.4 
   Communication (1)......................................     84.954      84.681         -.3 
    Information and information processing (1)............     81.944      81.513         -.5 
     Telephone services (1)...............................    102.392     102.379          .0 
     Information technology, hardware and services (4)....      9.672       9.413        -2.7 
      Personal computers and peripheral equipment (5).....     82.304      76.377        -7.2 
                                                                                              
  Other goods and services................................    368.586     381.291         3.4 
   Tobacco and smoking products...........................    730.316     807.330        10.5 
   Personal care..........................................    204.587     206.643         1.0 
    Personal care products................................    162.578     161.062         -.9 
    Personal care services................................    227.588     229.614          .9 
    Miscellaneous personal services.......................    344.469     354.052         2.8 
                                                                                              
                Commodity and service group                                                   
                                                                                              
 Commodities..............................................    169.698     174.566         2.9 
  Food and beverages......................................    218.249     219.984          .8 
  Commodities less food and beverages.....................    144.395     150.392         4.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages....................    178.959     189.916         6.1 
    Apparel...............................................    120.078     119.503         -.5 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel.........    219.592     238.053         8.4 
   Durables...............................................    109.859     111.324         1.3 
 Services.................................................    259.154     261.274          .8 
  Rent of shelter (2).....................................    259.924     258.823         -.4 
  Transportation services.................................    251.031     259.823         3.5 
  Other services..........................................    303.992     309.602         1.8 
                                                                                              
                      Special indexes                                                         
                                                                                              
 All items less food......................................    214.008     217.828         1.8 
 All items less shelter...................................    203.301     208.643         2.6 
 All items less medical care..............................    206.555     209.689         1.5 
 Commodities less food....................................    147.071     152.990         4.0 
 Nondurables less food....................................    181.453     191.927         5.8 
 Nondurables less food and apparel........................    218.687     235.601         7.7 
 Nondurables..............................................    198.548     205.271         3.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (2)........................    278.064     284.368         2.3 
 Services less medical care services......................    248.122     249.569          .6 
 Energy...................................................    193.126     211.449         9.5 
 All items less energy....................................    218.433     220.458          .9 
  All items less food and energy..........................    219.235     221.337         1.0 
   Commodities less food and energy commodities...........    142.041     143.588         1.1 
    Energy commodities....................................    205.281     242.636        18.2 
   Services less energy services..........................    265.875     268.278          .9 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1982-84=$1.00)..     $ .466      $ .459           - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1967=$1.00).....     $ .156      $ .153           - 

   1 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   2 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   3 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   4 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
   - Data not available.

 

Table 4A. 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)
                                                                                              
                                                                                              
                                                              Annual      Annual     Percent  
                           CPI-W                             average     average      change  
                                                               2009        2010     from 2009 
                                                                                     to 2010  
                                                                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                              
                   Expenditure category                                                       
                                                                                              
 All items................................................    209.630     213.967         2.1 
 All items (1967=100).....................................    624.423     637.342           - 
                                                                                              
  Food and beverages......................................    217.480     219.182          .8 
   Food...................................................    217.118     218.730          .7 
    Food at home..........................................    213.908     214.638          .3 
     Cereals and bakery products..........................    253.214     251.024         -.9 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs.......................    203.394     207.431         2.0 
     Dairy and related products...........................    195.679     197.992         1.2 
     Fruits and vegetables................................    270.562     270.713          .1 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage materials........    162.598     161.214         -.9 
     Other food at home...................................    190.519     190.294         -.1 
      Sugar and sweets....................................    195.702     200.035         2.2 
      Fats and oils.......................................    202.003     200.909         -.5 
      Other foods.........................................    205.573     204.577         -.5 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1)......................    122.753     121.872         -.7 
    Food away from home...................................    223.383     226.204         1.3 
     Other food away from home (1)........................    155.607     159.794         2.7 
   Alcoholic beverages....................................    221.325     224.368         1.4 
                                                                                              
  Housing.................................................    213.144     212.880         -.1 
   Shelter................................................    242.637     242.309         -.1 
    Rent of primary residence.............................    247.401     247.725          .1 
    Lodging away from home (1)............................    135.163     135.119          .0 
    Owners' equivalent rent of residences (2).............    232.499     232.461          .0 
     Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence (2).....    232.499     232.462          .0 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1)..................    121.935     126.739         3.9 
   Fuels and utilities....................................    209.595     212.885         1.6 
    Household energy......................................    186.229     187.272          .6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels.............................    243.003     277.433        14.2 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)......................    191.981     191.552         -.2 
    Water and sewer and trash collection services (1).....    161.584     171.446         6.1 
   Household furnishings and operations...................    124.632     121.555        -2.5 
    Household operations (1)..............................    152.818     152.707         -.1 
                                                                                              
  Apparel.................................................    119.847     118.733         -.9 
   Men's and boys' apparel................................    114.340     111.811        -2.2 
   Women's and girls' apparel.............................    107.602     106.360        -1.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel.........................    117.202     117.415          .2 
   Footwear...............................................    127.183     127.593          .3 
                                                                                              
  Transportation..........................................    176.729     192.560         9.0 
   Private transportation.................................    173.491     189.257         9.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (1).......................     91.308      96.271         5.4 
     New vehicles.........................................    136.711     139.044         1.7 
     Used cars and trucks.................................    127.687     144.007        12.8 
    Motor fuel............................................    202.695     240.094        18.5 
     Gasoline (all types).................................    202.375     239.629        18.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment.....................    134.133     136.998         2.1 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair..................    245.795     250.543         1.9 
   Public transportation..................................    234.661     248.713         6.0 
                                                                                              
  Medical care............................................    376.064     389.766         3.6 
   Medical care commodities...............................    296.724     306.257         3.2 
   Medical care services..................................    399.165     414.273         3.8 
    Professional services.................................    322.127     331.456         2.9 
    Hospital and related services.........................    565.029     608.516         7.7 
                                                                                              
  Recreation (1)..........................................    111.015     109.812        -1.1 
   Video and audio (1)....................................    101.602      99.643        -1.9 
                                                                                              
  Education and communication (1).........................    123.017     124.891         1.5 
   Education (1)..........................................    188.143     196.606         4.5 
    Educational books and supplies........................    485.025     508.386         4.8 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare.............    529.316     552.958         4.5 
   Communication (1)......................................     87.662      87.317         -.4 
    Information and information processing (1)............     85.571      85.126         -.5 
     Telephone services (1)...............................    102.341     102.086         -.2 
     Information technology, hardware and services (4)....     10.178       9.960        -2.1 
      Personal computers and peripheral equipment (5).....     82.104      76.273        -7.1 
                                                                                              
  Other goods and services................................    391.628     409.278         4.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products...........................    735.056     812.347        10.5 
   Personal care..........................................    202.490     204.299          .9 
    Personal care products................................    162.557     161.174         -.9 
    Personal care services................................    227.804     229.824          .9 
    Miscellaneous personal services.......................    346.500     355.502         2.6 
                                                                                              
                Commodity and service group                                                   
                                                                                              
 Commodities..............................................    171.452     177.545         3.6 
  Food and beverages......................................    217.480     219.182          .8 
  Commodities less food and beverages.....................    147.327     155.064         5.3 
   Nondurables less food and beverages....................    185.579     198.517         7.0 
    Apparel...............................................    119.847     118.733         -.9 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and apparel.........    230.503     252.481         9.5 
   Durables...............................................    109.610     112.513         2.6 
 Services.................................................    254.267     256.628          .9 
  Rent of shelter (2).....................................    233.917     233.507         -.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1)....................    121.935     126.739         3.9 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).........................    191.981     191.552         -.2 
  Water and sewer and trash collection services (1).......    161.584     171.446         6.1 
  Household operations (1)................................    152.818     152.707         -.1 
  Transportation services.................................    250.960     259.985         3.6 
  Medical care services...................................    399.165     414.273         3.8 
  Other services..........................................    291.572     296.066         1.5 
                                                                                              
                      Special indexes                                                         
                                                                                              
 All items less food......................................    208.128     212.938         2.3 
 All items less shelter...................................    199.860     205.943         3.0 
 All items less medical care..............................    202.810     206.828         2.0 
 Commodities less food....................................    149.780     157.422         5.1 
 Nondurables less food....................................    187.718     200.147         6.6 
 Nondurables less food and apparel........................    228.679     248.965         8.9 
 Nondurables..............................................    201.628     209.360         3.8 
 Services less rent of shelter (2)........................    245.814     251.210         2.2 
 Services less medical care services......................    243.796     245.533          .7 
 Energy...................................................    192.594     211.926        10.0 
 All items less energy....................................    212.652     215.173         1.2 
  All items less food and energy..........................    212.126     214.835         1.3 
   Commodities less food and energy commodities...........    143.099     145.728         1.8 
    Energy commodities....................................    205.325     242.805        18.3 
   Services less energy services..........................    261.022     263.713         1.0 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1982-84=$1.00)..     $ .477      $ .467           - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar (1967=$1.00).....     $ .160      $ .157           - 

   1 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   2 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   3 In January, 2011, this series will be re-titled Energy services.
   4 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 2007=100 base.
   - Data not available.

Last Modified Date: January 14, 2011