Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index

Table 4. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index, September 2017 [1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted]
Area Pricing
Schedule(1)
Percent change to Sep. 2017 from: Percent change to Aug. 2017 from:
Sep.
2016
Jul.
2017
Aug.
2017
Aug.
2016
Jun.
2017
Jul.
2017

U.S. city average

M

2.2 0.8 0.5 1.9 0.2 0.3

Region and area size(2)

Northeast urban

M

1.9 0.8 0.5 1.6 0.1 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.1 0.8 0.6 1.7 0.1 0.2

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.3 0.8 0.4 1.1 0.0 0.4

Midwest urban

M

1.5 0.5 0.3 1.5 0.3 0.3

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

1.7 0.5 0.3 1.7 0.2 0.2

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

1.3 0.6 0.3 1.2 0.3 0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)(4)

M

0.7 0.0 -0.3 1.3 0.5 0.3

South urban

M

2.4 1.1 0.7 1.9 0.2 0.4

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

2.7 1.3 0.9 2.0 0.2 0.4

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

2.3 1.1 0.7 1.7 0.2 0.4

Size D - Nonmetropolitan (less than 50,000)(4)

M

1.6 0.9 0.4 1.8 0.4 0.5

West urban

M

2.9 0.7 0.5 2.7 0.3 0.2

Size A - More than 1,500,000

M

3.0 0.6 0.5 2.9 0.3 0.1

Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000(3)

M

2.6 0.8 0.5 2.3 0.3 0.4

Size classes

A(5)

M

2.5 0.8 0.6 2.1 0.2 0.2

B/C(3)

M

2.0 0.9 0.5 1.6 0.2 0.4

D(4)

M

1.7 0.7 0.2 1.9 0.5 0.5

Selected local areas

Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI

M

2.1 0.7 0.4 2.3 0.3 0.3

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA(6)

M

3.1 0.7 0.4 2.8 0.6 0.3

New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA

M

2.1 0.7 0.5 1.7 0.0 0.2

Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT

1

2.7 1.2        

Cleveland-Akron, OH(4)

1

1.8 0.6        

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

1

3.2 1.5        

Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV(7)(8)

1

1.7 0.9        

Atlanta, GA

2

      3.5 0.8  

Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI

2

      1.3 0.1  

Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX

2

      2.2 0.2  

Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL

2

      2.3 0.3  

Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City, PA-NJ-DE-MD

2

      1.4 0.5  

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA

2

      3.0 0.2  

Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA

2

      2.5 -0.2  

Footnotes
(1) Foods, fuels, and several other items are priced every month in all areas. Most other goods and services are priced as indicated: M - Every month. 1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November. 2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
(2) Regions defined as the four Census regions.
(3) Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
(4) This index will be discontinued after December, 2017.
(5) Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
(6) Los Angeles and Riverside will have separate indexes beginning January, 2018. The Los Angeles index will continue to be published monthly. A Riverside index will be published for odd months beginning January, 2018.
(7) Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.
(8) This index will be discontinued after December, 2017. Washington DC and Baltimore will have separate indexes beginning January, 2018. A Washington DC index will be published for odd months beginning January, 2018. A Baltimore index will be published for even months beginning February, 2018.

NOTE: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program. Each local index has a smaller sample size than the national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar. Therefore, the Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator clauses.
NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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Last Modified Date: October 13, 2017