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Over the 12-month period ending in March 2016, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), prices in the West region of the United States increased 1.5 percent. In the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California, area, the CPI-U increased 3.0 percent (over the 12 months ending in February 2016). Consumer prices in the Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, California, area increased 1.7 percent (over the 12 months ending in March 2016).
In the Midwest, the CPI-U increased 0.5 percent from March 2015 to March 2016. Within the Midwest, prices increased 0.9 percent in the Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, Michigan area from February 2015 to February 2016, while prices decreased 0.2 percent in the Cleveland-Akron, Ohio area (March 2015 to March 2016).
These data are from the Consumer Price Index program and are not seasonally adjusted. To learn more, see “Consumer Price Index — March 2016” (HTML) (PDF). To learn more about the Consumer Price Index in regions and metropolitan areas, see the Consumer Price Index News Releases.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Consumer prices up 3.0 percent in San Francisco area over the year ended in February at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/consumer-prices-up-3-point-0-percent-in-san-francisco-area-over-the-year-ended-in-february.htm (visited May 29, 2023).