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All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity and service
All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
All Urban Consumers: Selected areas, all items index
Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers: Selected areas, all items index

606-7000
606-6994
606-7828
606-5902

CONSUMER PRICE INDEX:

USDL-95-505
TRANSMISSION OF MATERIAL IN
THIS RELEASE IS EMBARGOED
UNTIL 8:30 A.M. (EST)
Thursday, December 14, 1995
NOVEMBER 1995

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) declined
0.1 percent before seasonal adjustment in November to a level of 153.6
(1982-84=100), the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
Labor reported today. For the 12-month period ended in November, the
CPI-U increased 2.6 percent.
The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W) also declined
0.1 percent in November, prior to seasonal adjustment. The November
1995 CPI-W level of 150.9 was
2.4 percent higher than the index in November 1994.
CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U, which rose 0.3 percent
in October, was unchanged in November. The energy index, which rose 0.4
percent in October after declining in each of the 3 preceding months,
turned down in November, decreasing 0.9 percent. The index for motor
fuels fell 2.2 percent, more than offsetting a slight increase in the
index for household fuels. The food index also turned down in November-declining 0.1 percent--after increasing 0.5 and 0.3 percent in the 2
preceding months. A 2.5 percent drop in the index for fruits and
vegetables was largely responsible for the November decline. Excluding
food and energy, the CPI-U increased 0.1 percent after advancing 0.3

percent in October. The deceleration in November reflects a smaller
increase in shelter costs coupled with declines in the indexes for
apparel and for selected transportation components, including airline
fares, used cars, and automobile finance charges, each of which had
risen sharply early in the year.
Table A.

Percent changes in CPI for Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
Seasonally adjusted

Expenditure
Category

Changes from preceding month
1995
May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.
All Items
.3
.1
.2
.1
.1
.3
.0
Food and beverages .1
.1
.2
.2
.4
.3 -.1
Housing
.1
.2
.3
.3
.1
.4
.1
Apparel and upkeep -.3
-.3
.2
.3 -.2
.3 -.1
Transportation
.4
.4 -.4 -.6 -.1
.1 -.6
Medical care
.3
.3
.4
.4
.3
.3
.4
Entertainment
.5
-.2
.3
.4
.3
.1
.5
Other goods
and services
.4
.4
.4
.5
.3
.3
.5
Special Indexes:
Energy
.5
.5 -.8 -.8 -1.4
.4 -.9
Food
.1
.1
.2
.2
.5
.3 -.1
All items less
food and energy
.2
.2
.2
.2
.2
.3
.1

UnCompound adjusted
annual rate 12-mos.
3-mos. ended ended
Nov. '95 Nov. '95
1.8
2.6
2.7
2.7
2.4
2.7
.0
-.4
-2.3
1.7
4.0
4.1
3.9
2.9
4.7

4.4

-7.4
2.7

-2.7
2.8

2.5

3.0

During the first 11 months of 1995, the CPI-U rose at a 2.6 percent
seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR). This compares with a 2.7
percent increase for all of 1994. The food index has risen at a 2.2
percent annual rate, while energy costs have decreased at a 2.7 percent
rate. Excluding food and energy, the CPI-U advanced at a 3.1 percent
annual rate in the first 11 months of 1995. This follows a 2.6 percent
increase in all of 1994.
The food and beverage index fell 0.1 percent in November. Grocery
store food prices, which rose 0.6 and 0.4 percent in the 2 preceding
months, declined 0.2 percent in November. Moderately large increases in
most major grocery store food groups were more than offset by a 2.5
percent decline in the index for fruits and vegetables. Despite the
sharp drop in November, the latter group has advanced 5.7 percent in the
last 12 months, the largest increase during this period among the major
grocery store food groups. In November, the index for meats, poultry,

fish, and eggs rose 0.6 percent, following increases of 0.6 and 1.0
percent in the 2 preceding months. Egg prices increased 3.5 percent in
November and have risen 16.4 percent since June. Beef prices rose 0.5
percent, and the index for pork increased 1.1 percent. The indexes for
cereal and bakery products and dairy products each increased 0.5
percent. The index for other food at home was unchanged. The other two
components of the food and beverage index--restaurant meals and
alcoholic beverages--increased 0.1 and 0.3 percent, respectively.
The housing component increased 0.1 percent in November, following
a 0.4 percent rise in October. Each of the three major housing groups
contributed to the deceleration. Shelter costs, which rose 0.4 percent
in October, increased 0.2 percent in November. Within shelter, an
increase of 0.3 percent in homeowners' costs more than offset declines
of 0.1 percent in both renters' costs and maintenance and repair costs.
The index for fuel and utilities rose 0.2 percent in November, following
a 0.6 percent increase in October. The index for household fuels rose
0.1 percent as declines in the indexes for fuel oil and natural gas-down 0.5 and 0.3 percent, respectively--were more than offset by a 0.3
percent increase in the index for electricity. (Prior to seasonal
adjustment, charges for electricity fell 1.9 percent.) The index for
other utilities and public services rose 0.1 percent, as increases in
the indexes for water and sewer services, refuse collection, and cable
television were partially offset by a decline in telephone long distance
toll calls. The index for household furnishings and operation,
reflecting price declines for most housefurnishings, fell 0.2 percent in
November after increasing 0.1 percent in October.
The transportation index--down 0.6 percent in November--registered
its fourth decline in the past 5 months. The indexes for motor fuel,
airline fares, used cars, and automobile finance charges, each of which
rose sharply during the first half of the year, have declined
substantially in the second half of 1995. The index for gasoline--down
2.2 percent in November--has declined 9.0 percent since June and as of
November was 6.5 percent lower than at the end of 1994 and 19.6 percent
lower than its peak level of December 1990. The index for airline
fares, which had increased 20.4 percent in the first half of 1995 after
falling 9.5 percent in 1994, fell 4.0 percent in November and has
declined 7.6 percent since June. The used car index, which rose 5.6
percent in the first half of 1995, fell 0.1 percent in November,
bringing its level to a point 2.5 percent lower than in June.
Automobile finance charges, which declined 1.0 percent in November, have
fallen 3.9 percent in the past 5 months after increasing 7.3 percent in
the first half of 1995. The index for new cars rose 0.1 percent in
November, continuing the moderate rate of increase evident in this

component this year. (Prior to seasonal adjustment, prices for new cars
rose 1.1 percent. As of November, almost two-fifths of the new car
sample was represented by 1996 models.)
The index for apparel and upkeep decreased 0.1 percent in November,
following an increase of 0.3 percent in October. (Prior to seasonal
adjustment, clothing prices fell 0.6 percent, reflecting pre-holiday
discounting.)
Medical care costs rose 0.4 percent in November and have risen 4.1
percent in the past 12 months. The index for medical care commodities-prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and medical
supplies--increased 0.3 percent in November. The index for medical care
services rose 0.4 percent. Charges for professional services and
hospital and related services increased 0.5 and 0.3 percent,
respectively.
Entertainment costs rose 0.5 percent in November. A 1.8 percent
increase in the index for reading materials, reflecting sharp advances
in prices for both newspapers and for magazines,periodicals, and books,
accounted for about three-fifths of the overall increase in the
entertainment index.
The index for other goods and services increased 0.5 percent in
November, about in line with recent months.
CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
Clerical Workers was unchanged in November.
Table B. Percent changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
Workers (CPI-W)
Seasonally adjusted
UnCompound adjusted
Expenditure
Changes from preceding month
annual rate 12-mos.
Category
1995
3-mos. ended ended
May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.
Nov. '95 Nov. '95
All Items
.2
.1
.1
.1
.2
.3
.0
1.9
2.4
Food and beverages .1
.0
.2
.3
.5
.3 -.1
3.0
2.8
Housing
.2
.1
.3
.3
.1
.4
.1
2.5
2.6
Apparel and upkeep -.5
-.1 -.1
.3 -.2
.4 -.4
-.6
-.4
Transportation
.4
.2 -.6 -.6 -.2
.1 -.4
-2.3
1.7
Medical care
.3
.3
.3
.5
.3
.3
.4
3.7
4.1
Entertainment
.4
-.1
.1
.4
.3
.1
.5
3.7
2.7

Other goods
and services
Special Indexes:
Energy
Food
All items less
food and energy

.4

.4

.3

.7
.0

.4 -1.0
.1
.2

.2

.1

.1

.5

.6

.3

.4

5.6

4.3

-.9 -1.4
.2
.5

.4
.4

-.9
-.1

-7.5
3.3

-2.9
2.8

.3

.1

2.5

3.0

.3

.2

As the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on November 21, the CPI
for November, originally scheduled for release December 13, was
rescheduled for release on December 14. Price collection in November
was extended beyond the usual closeout date in order to obtain those
price data that were lost during the period from the 14th through the
19th of November, when CPI data collection was suspended as a result of
the federal government shutdown.
Consumer Price Index data for December are scheduled for release on
Friday, January 12, 1996, at 8:30 A.M. (EST). Releases for the
remainder of 1996:
Feb. 14
Mar. 15
Apr. 12
May 14
June 12
July 16

Aug.
Sep.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.

13
13
16
14
12
14, 1997

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)
Relative
Unadjusted indexes
importance,
December
Oct.
Nov.
1994
1995
1995

Unadjusted
percent change to
Nov. 1995 fromNov. 1994 Oct. 1995

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromAug. to
Sept. to
Oct. to
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.

Expenditure category
All items ..................................
All items (1967=100) .......................

100.000
-

153.7
460.3

153.6
460.1

2.6
-

-0.1
-

0.1
-

0.3
-

0.0
-

Food and beverages .......................

17.412

149.8

149.8

2.7

.0

.4

.3

-.1

Food ...................................
Food at home .........................
Cereals and bakery products ........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .....
Dairy products .....................
Fruits and vegetables ..............
Other food at home .................
Sugar and sweets .................
Fats and oils ....................
Nonalcoholic beverages ...........
Other prepared food ..............
Food away from home ..................
Alcoholic beverages ....................

15.838
9.934
1.464
2.892
1.169
2.013
2.396
.326
.249
.796
1.026
5.904
1.574

149.4
149.7
169.0
140.8
133.2
177.2
141.2
139.2
138.3
130.9
152.1
150.0
154.9

149.4
149.5
169.0
141.7
133.7
175.2
140.5
138.4
137.8
130.5
151.1
150.2
155.2

2.8
3.0
3.2
3.5
1.5
5.7
1.1
2.9
2.6
-1.4
2.0
2.3
2.2

.0
-.1
.0
.6
.4
-1.1
-.5
-.6
-.4
-.3
-.7
.1
.2

.5
.6
.2
.6
-.2
2.4
-.1
-.1
.1
.1
-.2
.1
-.1

.3
.4
.5
1.0
.7
-.2
-.1
.4
.5
-1.1
.3
.3
.2

-.1
-.2
.5
.6
.5
-2.5
.0
-.1
.5
.2
-.1
.1
.3

Housing ..................................
Shelter ................................
Renters' costs 1/ ....................
Rent, residential ..................
Other renters' costs ...............
Homeowners' costs 1/ .................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ .........
Household insurance 1/ .............
Maintenance and repairs 2/ ...........
Maintenance and repair services 2/ .
Maintenance and repair
commodities 2/ .................
Fuel and other utilities ...............
Fuels ................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ....................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).......................
Other utilities and public
services 2/ ......................
Household furnishings and operation ....
Housefurnishings .....................
Housekeeping supplies ................
Housekeeping services ................

41.187
28.042
7.955
5.765
2.190
19.889
19.501
.389
.198
.120

149.7
167.3
175.3
158.9
205.0
173.0
173.4
157.1
136.3
141.8

149.4
167.3
173.8
159.3
197.5
173.5
173.9
157.6
136.2
141.8

2.7
3.2
2.9
2.4
4.4
3.3
3.4
1.7
3.8
4.0

-.2
.0
-.9
.3
-3.7
.3
.3
.3
-.1
.0

.1
.4
.5
.1
1.4
.3
.3
-1.0
.0
.0

.4
.4
.3
.2
.5
.3
.4
.1
.7
1.1

.1
.2
-.1
.3
-.8
.3
.3
.4
-.1
.0

.078
7.093
3.859

128.9
123.9
111.5

128.7
123.1
110.1

3.5
1.1
.2

-.2
-.6
-1.3

.1
-.6
-1.3

.0
.6
1.1

-.2
.2
.1

.360

86.9

87.7

.0

.9

-.3

-1.0

-.1

3.499

119.3

117.6

.3

-1.4

-1.4

1.2

.2

3.234
6.052
3.508
1.088
1.455

153.5
123.9
111.7
139.2
144.7

153.6
123.6
111.0
139.8
144.9

2.1
2.1
.2
5.4
4.2

.1
-.2
-.6
.4
.1

.1
.3
.4
.1
.3

.2
.1
-.1
.6
.2

.1
-.2
-.7
.2
.3

Apparel and upkeep .......................
Apparel commodities ....................
Men's and boys' apparel ..............
Women's and girls' apparel............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .......
Footwear .............................

5.656
5.097
1.329
2.269
.204
.747

134.5
131.4
128.4
130.6
131.0
127.5

133.7
130.6
128.4
129.5
129.7
126.7

-.4
-.4
-.6
-.8
-1.1
.8

-.6
-.6
.0
-.8
-1.0
-.6

-.2
-.2
-.1
-1.1
2.1
1.3

.3
.3
.1
1.3
.2
-.1

-.1
-.1
-.2
.3
-2.4
-.6

Other apparel commodities ............
Apparel services 2/ ....................

.548
.559

153.1
157.0

151.3
157.2

.3
.6

-1.2
.1

-.5
.1

-1.9
-.3

-.1
.1

Transportation ...........................
Private transportation .................
New vehicles .........................
New cars ...........................
Used cars ............................
Motor fuel ...........................
Gasoline ...........................
Maintenance and repairs ..............
Other private transportation .........
Other private transportation
commodities ....................
Other private transportation
services .......................
Public transportation ..................

17.139
15.623
5.059
4.052
1.318
3.106
1.536
4.604

139.4
136.3
140.9
138.6
157.2
98.3
98.0
155.4
172.0

139.4
136.5
142.2
140.1
157.8
96.4
96.0
155.7
172.7

1.7
1.3
2.0
1.7
5.1
-6.1
-6.4
2.6
3.9

.0
.1
.9
1.1
.4
-1.9
-2.0
.2
.4

-.1
-.1
.5
.2
-.6
-1.5
-1.6
.3
.3

.1
.0
-.1
.0
.0
-.3
-.5
.2
.2

-.6
-.4
.1
.1
-.1
-2.2
-2.2
.3
.0

.618

105.0

105.1

1.1

.1

-.2

.2

-.3

3.986
1.516

187.7
178.7

188.6
177.5

4.4
6.2

.5
-.7

.4
-.5

.2
1.6

.0
-2.3

Medical care .............................
Medical care commodities ...............
Medical care services ..................
Professional medical services ........

7.266
1.291
5.974
3.416

222.9
205.7
226.9
202.9

223.5
206.3
227.4
203.4

4.1
1.8
4.6
4.0

.3
.3
.2
.2

.3
.2
.3
.4

.3
.5
.3
.1

.4
.3
.4
.5

Entertainment ............................
Entertainment commodities ..............
Entertainment services .................

4.335
1.968
2.366

155.2
139.6
173.6

156.0
140.6
174.3

2.9
2.4
3.4

.5
.7
.4

.3
.2
.4

.1
.1
.1

.5
.6
.5

Other goods and services .................
Tobacco and smoking products ...........
Personal care 2/ .......................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ....................
Personal care services 2/ ............
Personal and educational expenses ......
School books and supplies ............
Personal and educational services ....

7.005
1.607
1.175

210.7
228.0
148.5

211.2
228.9
148.9

4.4
3.4
2.2

.2
.4
.3

.3
.9
.1

.3
.3
.7

.5
.5
.3

.622
.553
4.223
.251
3.972

144.4
153.0
241.3
217.7
243.2

144.8
153.5
241.6
218.6
243.5

1.8
2.9
5.4
5.2
5.4

.3
.3
.1
.4
.1

-.1
.5
.2
.7
.2

1.0
.4
.3
.7
.3

.3
.3
.5
.8
.5

100.000
43.386
17.412
25.974
15.375
5.097

153.7
137.2
149.8
129.5
130.5
131.4

153.6
137.2
149.8
129.4
130.0
130.6

2.6
1.5
2.7
.6
-.1
-.4

-.1
.0
.0
-.1
-.4
-.6

.1
.1
.4
.0
-.3
-.2

.3
.2
.3
.1
.1
.3

.0
-.1
-.1
-.2
-.2
-.1

Commodity and service group
All items ..................................
Commodities ..............................
Food and beverages .....................
Commodities less food and beverages ....
Nondurables less food and beverages ..
Apparel commodities ................

Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ .................
Durables .............................
Services .................................
Rent of shelter 1/ .....................
Household services less rent of
shelter 1/ .........................
Transportation services ................
Medical care services ..................
Other services .........................

10.278
10.599
56.614
27.422

133.1
128.2
170.4
174.1

132.6
128.7
170.3
174.1

.1
1.7
3.4
3.3

-.4
.4
-.1
.0

-.2
.2
.2
.3

-.2
.0
.4
.3

-.4
-.2
.2
.3

8.731
7.038
5.974
7.450

138.8
177.7
226.9
196.5

138.1
178.0
227.4
197.0

1.7
4.4
4.6
4.2

-.5
.2
.2
.3

-.4
.1
.3
.3

.5
.5
.3
.2

.1
-.4
.4
.5

84.162
71.958
80.111
92.734
27.548
16.950
11.852
32.788
29.192
50.640
6.965
93.035
77.197

154.4
149.8
154.7
149.8
130.5
131.9
134.3
140.4
178.6
165.1
104.5
160.2
162.8

154.4
149.7
154.5
149.7
130.4
131.4
134.0
140.1
178.6
165.0
102.8
160.3
163.0

2.5
2.3
2.4
2.5
.7
.2
.4
1.4
3.6
3.3
-2.7
3.0
3.0

.0
-.1
-.1
-.1
-.1
-.4
-.2
-.2
.0
-.1
-1.6
.1
.1

.1
.1
.1
.1
-.1
-.3
-.2
.0
.1
.2
-1.4
.3
.2

.3
.3
.3
.3
.2
.2
-.1
.2
.3
.4
.4
.3
.3

.0
.0
-.1
.0
-.2
-.2
-.2
-.1
.1
.1
-.9
.1
.1

24.082
3.466
53.115

140.5
97.2
175.6

140.7
95.6
175.7

1.7
-5.5
3.6

.1
-1.6
.1

.1
-1.3
.3

.2
-.5
.3

.0
-1.9
.2

-

$.651
.217

$.651
.217

-2.5
-

.0

-.2
-

-.3
-

.0
-

Special indexes
All items less food ........................
All items less shelter .....................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ........
All items less medical care ................
Commodities less food ......................
Nondurables less food ......................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .......
Nondurables ................................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ ...........
Services less medical care services ........
Energy .....................................
All items less energy ......................
All items less food and energy ...........
Commodities less food and
energy commodities .................
Energy commodities ...................
Services less energy services ..........
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar:
1982-84=$1.00 2/ .........................
1967=$1.00 2/ ............................

1/
2/
NOTE:

-

Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
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
Aug.
1995

Sept.
1995

-

-

Oct.
1995

Nov.
1995

Feb.
1995

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedMay
Aug.
Nov.
May
Nov.
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995

Expenditure category
All items ....................................

-

-

3.2

3.5

1.9

1.8

3.4

1.8

Food and beverages .........................
Food .....................................
Food at home ...........................
Cereals and bakery products ..........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .......
Dairy products .......................
Fruits and vegetables ................
Other food at home ...................
Sugar and sweets ...................
Fats and oils ......................
Nonalcoholic beverages .............
Other prepared food ................
Food away from home ....................
Alcoholic beverages ......................

149.3
149.0
149.1
168.1
138.7
132.6
178.6
141.3
138.6
137.5
132.0
151.9
149.4
154.8

149.9
149.7
150.0
168.4
139.5
132.3
182.8
141.2
138.4
137.6
132.1
151.6
149.6
154.7

150.4
150.2
150.6
169.2
140.9
133.2
182.5
141.1
139.0
138.3
130.7
152.1
150.0
155.0

150.3
150.0
150.3
170.0
141.7
133.8
178.0
141.1
138.9
139.0
130.9
151.9
150.2
155.5

2.8
3.0
3.3
1.7
2.1
-.6
13.7
.6
1.2
1.8
-1.2
1.4
2.2
.3

3.3
3.3
3.9
2.9
-.3
5.3
12.3
2.0
4.8
1.8
-2.7
4.9
2.7
3.5

1.9
1.9
1.6
3.7
3.5
-2.4
-.9
2.3
4.8
2.4
1.5
2.1
2.2
3.2

2.7
2.7
3.3
4.6
8.9
3.7
-1.3
-.6
.9
4.4
-3.3
.0
2.2
1.8

3.0
3.2
3.6
2.3
.9
2.3
13.0
1.3
3.0
1.8
-1.9
3.1
2.5
1.8

2.3
2.3
2.4
4.1
6.2
.6
-1.1
.9
2.8
3.4
-.9
1.1
2.2
2.5

Housing ....................................
Shelter ..................................
Renters' costs 1/ ......................
Rent, residential ....................
Other renters' costs .................
Homeowners' costs 1/ ...................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ ...........
Household insurance 1/ ...............
Maintenance and repairs 2/ .............
Maintenance and repair services 2/ ...
Maintenance and repair commodities 2/
Fuel and other utilities .................
Fuels ..................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ......................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).........................

148.9
165.9
173.9
158.2
204.7
171.6
171.9
158.2
135.4
140.3
128.8
124.2
111.5

149.1
166.6
174.7
158.4
207.6
172.2
172.5
156.6
135.4
140.3
128.9
123.4
110.0

149.7
167.2
175.3
158.7
208.7
172.8
173.2
156.7
136.3
141.8
128.9
124.1
111.2

149.8
167.5
175.2
159.1
207.0
173.4
173.7
157.3
136.2
141.8
128.7
124.3
111.3

2.8
2.7
1.9
2.3
.8
2.9
2.6
3.9
8.2
4.5
13.2
1.3
-.7

2.5
4.2
5.7
2.6
13.5
3.6
3.8
4.4
2.4
4.4
-.3
-1.3
-3.6

3.0
2.2
1.2
2.0
-.8
2.8
2.8
.5
2.4
2.6
2.2
4.3
6.3

2.4
3.9
3.0
2.3
4.6
4.3
4.3
-2.3
2.4
4.3
-.3
.3
-.7

2.6
3.5
3.8
2.5
7.0
3.2
3.2
4.2
5.3
4.4
6.2
.0
-2.2

2.7
3.1
2.1
2.2
1.9
3.6
3.5
-.9
2.4
3.5
.9
2.3
2.8

89.0

88.7

87.8

87.7

-1.8

3.2

4.6

-5.7

.7

-.7

119.3

117.6

119.0

119.2

-.3

-4.3

6.6

-.3

-2.3

3.1

Other utilities and public services 2/ .
Household furnishings and operation ......
Housefurnishings .......................
Housekeeping supplies ..................
Housekeeping services ..................

153.1
123.3
111.5
138.3
143.7

153.2
123.7
111.9
138.4
144.1

153.5
123.8
111.8
139.2
144.4

153.6
123.5
111.0
139.5
144.9

3.5
4.7
1.8
6.5
11.1

1.3
.3
-1.8
5.2
2.3

2.1
2.6
2.6
6.3
.3

1.3
.7
-1.8
3.5
3.4

2.4
2.5
.0
5.8
6.6

1.7
1.6
.4
4.9
1.8

Apparel and upkeep .........................
Apparel commodities ......................
Men's and boys' apparel ................
Women's and girls' apparel .............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .........
Footwear ...............................
Other apparel commodities ..............
Apparel services 2/.......................

132.0
128.6
126.0
126.6
128.3
125.0
155.0
157.3

131.7
128.3
125.9
125.2
131.0
126.6
154.2
157.4

132.1
128.7
126.0
126.8
131.3
126.5
151.2
157.0

132.0
128.6
125.7
127.2
128.2
125.8
151.1
157.2

-.6
-1.2
2.2
-3.4
-4.5
2.9
-2.1
2.6

-1.5
-1.5
-1.3
-.3
-14.7
-2.8
-1.1
1.0

.9
.9
-2.5
-1.3
17.2
.6
15.5
-1.0

.0
.0
-.9
1.9
-.3
2.6
-9.7
-.3

-1.1
-1.4
.5
-1.9
-9.8
.0
-1.6
1.8

.5
.5
-1.7
.3
8.1
1.6
2.2
-.6

Transportation .............................
Private transportation ...................
New vehicles ...........................
New cars .............................
Used cars ..............................
Motor fuel .............................
Gasoline .............................
Maintenance and repairs ................
Other private transportation ...........
Other private transportation
commodities ......................
Other private transportation
services .........................
Public transportation ....................

139.4
136.3
141.2
139.3
155.0
98.8
98.7
154.6
171.0

139.2
136.2
141.9
139.6
154.0
97.3
97.1
155.0
171.5

139.4
136.2
141.8
139.6
154.0
97.0
96.6
155.3
171.8

138.6
135.7
141.9
139.8
153.8
94.9
94.5
155.7
171.8

4.8
5.8
1.4
2.1
33.6
.8
.4
1.6
7.5

7.1
5.1
3.5
2.6
5.7
9.0
9.8
3.5
5.6

-2.5
-3.7
1.1
.9
-11.0
-17.0
-17.3
2.1
.9

-2.3
-1.7
2.0
1.4
-3.1
-14.9
-16.0
2.9
1.9

6.0
5.4
2.5
2.3
18.8
4.8
5.0
2.5
6.5

-2.4
-2.7
1.6
1.2
-7.1
-15.9
-16.6
2.5
1.4

105.3

105.1

105.3

105.0

1.5

1.9

1.9

-1.1

1.7

.4

186.6
179.9

187.3
179.0

187.7
181.8

187.7
177.7

8.5
-1.2

6.2
25.1

.6
8.2

2.4
-4.8

7.4
11.2

1.5
1.5

Medical care ...............................
Medical care commodities .................
Medical care services ....................
Professional medical services ..........

221.8
204.5
225.6
201.8

222.5
205.0
226.3
202.6

223.2
206.1
226.9
202.9

224.0
206.8
227.7
203.9

4.5
.2
5.4
5.0

3.5
-.2
4.4
3.5

4.3
2.6
4.7
3.6

4.0
4.6
3.8
4.2

4.0
.0
4.9
4.2

4.1
3.6
4.3
3.9

Entertainment ..............................
Entertainment commodities ................
Entertainment services ...................

154.4
139.1
172.5

154.9
139.4
173.2

155.1
139.6
173.4

155.9
140.4
174.2

2.7
1.2
4.1

3.2
1.2
4.5

2.1
3.2
1.2

3.9
3.8
4.0

2.9
1.2
4.3

3.0
3.5
2.6

Other goods and services ...................
Tobacco and smoking products .............
Personal care 2/ .........................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ......................
Personal care services 2/ ..............

209.0
227.2
147.3

209.7
229.3
147.5

210.4
229.9
148.5

211.4
231.0
148.9

4.2
-3.4
1.4

3.2
3.8
1.1

5.5
6.4
1.9

4.7
6.9
4.4

3.7
.2
1.2

5.1
6.6
3.2

143.2
151.7

143.0
152.4

144.4
153.0

144.8
153.5

.8
2.4

.8
1.3

.8
3.0

4.5
4.8

.8
1.9

2.7
3.9

Personal and educational expenses ........
School books and supplies ..............
Personal and educational services ......

237.8
214.2
239.4

238.2
215.6
239.8

238.8
217.1
240.4

240.1
218.8
241.6

8.0
6.7
7.9

3.5
3.1
3.5

6.3
2.7
6.6

3.9
8.9
3.7

5.7
4.9
5.7

5.1
5.7
5.2

136.6
149.3
128.9
129.4
128.6

136.8
149.9
128.9
129.0
128.3

137.1
150.4
129.0
129.1
128.7

136.9
150.3
128.7
128.8
128.6

3.2
2.4
2.8
2.2
1.2
-1.2

3.5
2.7
3.3
2.2
2.8
-1.5

1.9
.0
1.9
-.9
-2.4
.9

1.8
.9
2.7
-.6
-1.8
.0

3.4
2.5
3.0
2.2
2.0
-1.4

1.8
.4
2.3
-.8
-2.1
.5

133.6
128.1
169.5
173.1

133.3
128.3
169.8
173.6

133.1
128.3
170.4
174.1

132.6
128.1
170.7
174.6

-3.6
4.8
3.4
2.4

9.1
1.6
4.1
4.1

-1.8
.0
3.1
3.1

-3.0
.0
2.9
3.5

2.6
3.2
3.8
3.2

-2.4
.0
3.0
3.3

138.8
177.2
225.6
194.9

138.2
177.4
226.3
195.4

138.9
178.3
226.9
195.8

139.0
177.5
227.7
196.7

2.7
4.8
5.4
5.8

.0
9.4
4.4
3.4

3.2
2.8
4.7
4.0

.6
.7
3.8
3.7

1.3
7.1
4.9
4.6

1.9
1.7
4.3
3.9

153.6
149.1
154.0
148.9
130.1
130.9
134.8
139.5
177.7
164.1
104.8
159.4
162.0

153.7
149.2
154.2
149.1
130.0
130.5
134.5
139.5
177.8
164.4
103.3
159.9
162.4

154.2
149.6
154.7
149.5
130.2
130.7
134.3
139.8
178.4
165.1
103.7
160.3
162.9

154.2
149.6
154.6
149.5
129.9
130.4
134.0
139.6
178.6
165.2
102.8
160.5
163.0

3.2
3.3
3.2
3.1
2.2
.9
-3.0
1.8
5.2
3.5
.4
3.4
3.3

3.5
3.0
3.2
3.3
2.2
2.8
8.4
2.9
3.7
4.3
1.5
3.6
3.6

1.8
1.6
1.6
1.9
-.6
-1.5
-1.2
.0
3.2
2.5
-4.5
2.3
2.5

1.6
1.3
1.6
1.6
-.6
-1.5
-2.4
.3
2.0
2.7
-7.4
2.8
2.5

3.4
3.2
3.2
3.2
2.2
1.9
2.6
2.3
4.5
3.9
1.0
3.5
3.4

1.7
1.5
1.6
1.8
-.6
-1.5
-1.8
.1
2.6
2.6
-5.9
2.5
2.5

139.6
97.8
174.5

139.8
96.5
175.1

140.1
96.0
175.6

140.1
94.2
175.9

2.3
.4
4.1

1.5
8.3
4.5

1.4
-14.8
2.8

1.4
-13.9
3.2

1.9
4.3
4.3

1.4
-14.4
3.0

Commodity and service group
All items ....................................
Commodities ................................
Food and beverages .......................
Commodities less food and beverages ......
Nondurables less food and beverages ....
Apparel commodities ..................
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ ...................
Durables ...............................
Services ...................................
Rent of shelter 1/ .......................
Household services less rent
of shelter 1/ ........................
Transportation services ..................
Medical care services ....................
Other services ...........................
Special indexes
All items less food ..........................
All items less shelter .......................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ..........
All items less medical care ..................
Commodities less food ........................
Nondurables less food ........................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .........
Nondurables ..................................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ .............
Services less medical care services ..........
Energy .......................................
All items less energy ........................
All items less food and energy .............
Commodities less food and energy
commodities ..........................
Energy commodities .....................
Services less energy services ............

1/
2/
NOTE:

Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
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)
Relative
Unadjusted indexes
importance,
December
Oct.
Nov.
1994
1995
1995

Unadjusted
percent change to
Nov. 1995 fromNov. 1994 Oct. 1995

Seasonally adjusted
percent change fromAug. to
Sept. to
Oct. to
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.

Expenditure category
All items ..................................
All items (1967=100) .......................

100.000
-

151.0
449.6

150.9
449.5

2.4
-

-0.1
-

0.2
-

0.3
-

0.0
-

Food and beverages .......................
Food ...................................
Food at home .........................
Cereals and bakery products ........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .....
Dairy products .....................
Fruits and vegetables ..............
Other food at home .................
Sugar and sweets .................
Fats and oils ....................
Nonalcoholic beverages ...........
Other prepared food ..............
Food away from home ..................
Alcoholic beverages ....................

19.320
17.629
11.243
1.670
3.398
1.299
2.124
2.751
.367
.286
.920
1.179
6.387
1.690

149.3
148.9
148.9
168.8
140.5
132.8
176.4
140.8
139.0
138.0
130.2
151.8
149.9
154.2

149.3
148.9
148.7
168.8
141.3
133.5
174.4
140.1
138.4
137.7
129.8
150.8
150.1
154.6

2.8
2.8
3.0
3.2
3.4
1.6
6.0
1.2
2.9
2.7
-1.0
2.0
2.3
2.2

.0
.0
-.1
.0
.6
.5
-1.1
-.5
-.4
-.2
-.3
-.7
.1
.3

.5
.5
.6
.2
.7
-.2
2.3
.1
-.1
.1
.4
-.1
.2
-.1

.3
.4
.4
.4
1.1
.5
-.1
-.2
.4
.4
-1.3
.3
.3
.3

-.1
-.1
-.1
.5
.4
.6
-2.4
.1
.0
.7
.4
-.1
.1
.3

Housing ..................................
Shelter ................................
Renters' costs 1/ ....................
Rent, residential ..................
Other renters' costs ...............
Homeowners' costs 1/ .................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ .........
Household insurance 1/ .............

38.759
25.753
8.073
6.615
1.458
17.491
17.161
.331

146.6
162.8
153.5
158.6
205.3
157.8
158.1
144.3

146.4
162.8
152.7
158.9
197.5
158.3
158.6
144.9

2.6
3.1
2.6
2.3
4.2
3.4
3.5
1.8

-.1
.0
-.5
.2
-3.8
.3
.3
.4

.1
.3
.4
.1
1.7
.3
.3
-1.5

.4
.4
.3
.3
.3
.4
.4
.6

.1
.2
.1
.3
-.9
.3
.3
.4

Maintenance and repairs 2/ ...........
Maintenance and repair services 2/ .
Maintenance and repair
commodities 2/ .................
Fuel and other utilities ...............
Fuels ................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ....................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).......................
Other utilities and public
services 2/ ......................
Household furnishings and operation ....
Housefurnishings .....................
Housekeeping supplies ................
Housekeeping services ................

.189
.104

135.7
144.4

135.6
144.5

3.2
3.2

-.1
.1

.1
.0

.5
1.0

-.1
.1

.085
7.329
3.958

124.3
123.5
110.8

123.9
122.7
109.5

3.1
1.0
.2

-.3
-.6
-1.2

.2
-.7
-1.4

.0
.7
1.3

-.3
.1
.1

.331

86.8

87.6

.0

.9

-.2

-1.1

.0

3.627

118.5

116.9

.2

-1.4

-1.5

1.5

.1

3.372
5.676
3.432
1.122
1.122

153.9
122.7
110.4
139.4
148.0

154.0
122.3
109.7
139.9
148.2

2.1
2.1
.2
5.2
4.8

.1
-.3
-.6
.4
.1

.1
.3
.4
.1
.3

.2
.0
-.2
.4
.2

.1
-.2
-.6
.4
.3

Apparel and upkeep .......................
Apparel commodities ....................
Men's and boys' apparel ..............
Women's and girls' apparel............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .......
Footwear .............................
Other apparel commodities ............
Apparel services 2/ ....................

5.661
5.136
1.329
2.214
.263
.827
.503
.524

133.4
130.5
127.9
129.2
132.8
128.4
150.8
156.3

132.5
129.5
127.9
127.7
130.9
127.6
149.1
156.6

-.4
-.5
-.4
-1.1
-1.7
1.2
.0
.5

-.7
-.8
.0
-1.2
-1.4
-.6
-1.1
.2

-.2
-.2
-.2
-.9
2.2
1.1
-.5
-.1

.4
.4
.1
1.4
.3
.1
-1.8
-.3

-.4
-.4
-.5
-.2
-2.7
-.5
-.3
.2

Transportation ...........................
Private transportation .................
New vehicles .........................
New cars ...........................
Used cars ............................
Motor fuel ...........................
Gasoline ...........................
Maintenance and repairs ..............
Other private transportation .........
Other private transportation
commodities ....................
Other private transportation
services .......................
Public transportation ..................

19.183
18.027
4.982
3.622
2.382
3.819
1.617
5.227

139.0
136.9
141.9
138.3
158.1
98.2
97.9
156.2
167.7

139.0
136.9
143.0
139.6
158.8
96.3
95.9
156.5
168.5

1.7
1.3
2.1
1.7
5.3
-6.1
-6.4
2.6
4.0

.0
.0
.8
.9
.4
-1.9
-2.0
.2
.5

-.2
-.2
.3
.1
-.6
-1.4
-1.6
.3
.3

.1
.0
.1
.1
-.1
-.5
-.4
.1
.2

-.4
-.4
.1
.0
-.1
-2.1
-2.3
.3
-.1

.780

104.2

104.3

1.1

.1

-.2

.2

-.3

4.447
1.156

183.7
174.8

184.6
174.1

4.5
6.3

.5
-.4

.4
-.1

.2
1.7

.0
-1.3

Medical care .............................
Medical care commodities ...............
Medical care services ..................
Professional medical services ........

6.173
1.063
5.110
2.920

222.3
203.2
226.6
204.0

222.8
203.9
227.1
204.5

4.1
1.6
4.6
4.1

.2
.3
.2
.2

.3
.1
.3
.3

.3
.5
.3
.1

.4
.4
.3
.4

Entertainment ............................
Entertainment commodities ..............
Entertainment services .................

4.005
2.054
1.951

152.9
138.7
173.5

153.6
139.4
174.1

2.7
2.0
3.3

.5
.5
.3

.3
.2
.3

.1
.1
.2

.5
.5
.4

Other goods and services .................
Tobacco and smoking products ...........
Personal care 2/ .......................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ....................
Personal care services 2/ ............
Personal and educational expenses ......
School books and supplies ............
Personal and educational services ....

6.900
2.128
1.139

207.8
228.2
148.7

208.3
229.1
149.0

4.3
3.3
2.1

.2
.4
.2

.6
.9
.1

.3
.3
.7

.4
.6
.2

.646
.493
3.633
.220
3.413

145.1
153.2
236.8
219.1
238.4

145.4
153.5
237.1
219.9
238.7

1.6
3.0
5.4
5.3
5.4

.2
.2
.1
.4
.1

-.1
.5
.6
.7
.5

1.0
.5
.3
.6
.3

.2
.2
.4
1.0
.4

100.000
47.499
19.320
28.180
16.400
5.136

151.0
137.1
149.3
129.7
130.0
130.5

150.9
137.0
149.3
129.5
129.2
129.5

2.4
1.5
2.8
.7
-.4
-.5

-.1
-.1
.0
-.2
-.6
-.8

.2
.1
.5
-.1
-.2
-.2

.3
.1
.3
.1
.0
.4

.0
-.1
-.1
-.3
-.4
-.4

11.263
11.780
52.501
25.206

132.7
128.2
167.7
156.6

132.1
128.6
167.7
156.7

-.2
2.1
3.3
3.2

-.5
.3
.0
.1

-.2
.1
.2
.3

-.3
.0
.4
.3

-.5
.0
.2
.3

8.584
7.220
5.110
6.381

127.4
175.3
226.6
193.3

126.8
175.8
227.1
193.7

1.7
4.4
4.6
4.2

-.5
.3
.2
.2

-.5
.3
.3
.4

.6
.4
.3
.2

.2
-.2
.3
.4

82.371
74.247
82.509
93.827
29.870
18.090
12.954
35.719
27.295

151.3
147.9
141.8
147.6
130.6
131.4
133.9
139.9
159.1

151.2
147.8
141.6
147.5
130.4
130.7
133.4
139.6
159.1

2.4
2.2
2.3
2.4
.8
-.1
.1
1.3
3.5

-.1
-.1
-.1
-.1
-.2
-.5
-.4
-.2
.0

.1
.1
.1
.1
-.1
-.4
-.2
.0
.1

.3
.3
.3
.3
.1
.2
-.2
.2
.4

.0
-.1
-.1
-.1
-.2
-.4
-.4
-.1
.1

Commodity and service group
All items ..................................
Commodities ..............................
Food and beverages .....................
Commodities less food and beverages ....
Nondurables less food and beverages ..
Apparel commodities ................
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ .................
Durables .............................
Services .................................
Rent of shelter 1/ .....................
Household services less rent of
shelter 1/ .........................
Transportation services ................
Medical care services ..................
Other services .........................
Special indexes
All items less food ........................
All items less shelter .....................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ........
All items less medical care ................
Commodities less food ......................
Nondurables less food ......................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .......
Nondurables ................................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ ...........

Services less medical care services ........
Energy .....................................
All items less energy ......................
All items less food and energy ...........
Commodities less food and
energy commodities .................
Energy commodities ...................
Services less energy services ..........
Purchasing power of the consumer dollar:
1982-84=$1.00 2/ .........................
1967=$1.00 2/ ............................

1/
2/
NOTE:

47.390
7.777
92.223
74.594

162.6
103.8
157.5
159.7

162.6
102.2
157.7
159.9

3.2
-2.9
2.9
3.0

.0
-1.5
.1
.1

.2
-1.4
.3
.2

.4
.4
.3
.3

.1
-.9
.1
.1

25.720
4.150
48.874

140.1
97.5
173.1

140.2
95.8
173.3

1.8
-5.6
3.5

.1
-1.7
.1

.1
-1.4
.3

.2
-.5
.3

.0
-1.9
.2

-

$.662
.222

$.663
.222

-2.4
-

.2

-.3
-

-.3
-

.2
-

-

Indexes on a December 1984=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
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): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and
commodity and service group
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Seasonally adjusted indexes
Aug.
1995

Sept.
1995

-

-

Oct.
1995

Nov.
1995

Feb.
1995

Seasonally adjusted annual rate
percent change for
3 months ended6 months endedMay
Aug.
Nov.
May
Nov.
1995
1995
1995
1995
1995

Expenditure category
All items ....................................
Food and beverages .........................
Food .....................................
Food at home ...........................
Cereals and bakery products ..........
Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs .......
Dairy products .......................
Fruits and vegetables ................
Other food at home ...................
Sugar and sweets ...................

148.8
148.3
148.3
167.8
138.3
132.3
178.0
140.8
138.5

149.5
149.0
149.2
168.2
139.2
132.1
182.1
140.9
138.3

150.0
149.6
149.8
168.9
140.7
132.8
182.0
140.6
138.9

149.9
149.5
149.6
169.8
141.3
133.6
177.7
140.8
138.9

3.3

3.3

1.3

1.9

3.3

1.6

2.8
3.1
3.6
2.5
2.4
-.3
13.5
.9
.9

3.0
3.0
3.0
2.2
-1.2
4.6
11.8
2.0
4.8

1.9
1.9
2.2
3.7
3.8
-2.1
.0
2.3
4.5

3.0
3.3
3.6
4.9
9.0
4.0
-.7
.0
1.2

2.9
3.0
3.3
2.3
.6
2.1
12.7
1.4
2.8

2.4
2.6
2.9
4.3
6.4
.9
-.3
1.1
2.8

Fats and oils ......................
Nonalcoholic beverages .............
Other prepared food ................
Food away from home ....................
Alcoholic beverages ......................

137.4
131.2
151.6
149.2
154.1

137.5
131.7
151.4
149.5
153.9

138.0
130.0
151.8
149.9
154.4

138.9
130.5
151.6
150.1
154.9

2.1
-.9
1.9
2.2
.8

1.5
-2.1
4.6
2.7
2.9

2.7
1.5
1.9
1.9
2.6

4.4
-2.1
.0
2.4
2.1

1.8
-1.5
3.3
2.5
1.9

3.5
-.3
.9
2.2
2.4

Housing ....................................
Shelter ..................................
Renters' costs 1/ ......................
Rent, residential ....................
Other renters' costs .................
Homeowners' costs 1/ ...................
Owners' equivalent rent 1/ ...........
Household insurance 1/ ...............
Maintenance and repairs 2/ .............
Maintenance and repair services 2/ ...
Maintenance and repair commodities 2/
Fuel and other utilities .................
Fuels ..................................
Fuel oil and other household fuel
commodities ......................
Gas (piped) and electricity (energy
services).........................
Other utilities and public services 2/ .
Household furnishings and operation ......
Housefurnishings .......................
Housekeeping supplies ..................
Housekeeping services ..................

145.8
161.5
152.5
157.8
204.7
156.5
156.8
145.3
134.9
143.0
124.1
123.7
110.7

145.9
162.0
153.1
158.0
208.1
156.9
157.2
143.1
135.0
143.0
124.3
122.8
109.1

146.5
162.7
153.5
158.4
208.8
157.6
157.9
144.0
135.7
144.4
124.3
123.7
110.5

146.7
163.0
153.6
158.8
207.0
158.1
158.4
144.6
135.6
144.5
123.9
123.8
110.6

2.5
2.0
1.9
2.3
.6
2.1
2.1
4.6
5.6
2.3
9.6
1.3
-.4

2.5
4.3
4.6
2.6
13.7
4.2
4.2
4.2
2.7
4.3
.7
-1.6
-4.3

2.8
2.3
1.3
1.8
-1.7
2.9
3.1
.3
2.4
2.0
3.0
4.3
6.4

2.5
3.8
2.9
2.6
4.6
4.2
4.1
-1.9
2.1
4.3
-.6
.3
-.4

2.5
3.2
3.2
2.5
7.0
3.2
3.2
4.4
4.2
3.3
5.1
-.2
-2.3

2.6
3.0
2.1
2.2
1.4
3.5
3.6
-.8
2.2
3.1
1.1
2.3
3.0

88.8

88.6

87.6

87.6

-1.4

2.8

4.2

-5.3

.7

-.7

118.4
153.5
122.1
110.2
138.5
146.9

116.6
153.6
122.5
110.6
138.7
147.4

118.3
153.9
122.5
110.4
139.2
147.7

118.4
154.0
122.2
109.7
139.8
148.1

-.3
3.5
5.1
1.8
6.2
14.0

-5.0
1.6
.3
-1.4
4.8
1.4

6.3
1.8
2.7
2.2
6.3
1.1

.0
1.3
.3
-1.8
3.8
3.3

-2.7
2.5
2.7
.2
5.5
7.5

3.1
1.6
1.5
.2
5.0
2.2

Apparel and upkeep .........................
Apparel commodities ......................
Men's and boys' apparel ................
Women's and girls' apparel .............
Infants' and toddlers' apparel .........
Footwear ...............................
Other apparel commodities ..............
Apparel services 2/.......................

130.7
127.7
125.6
125.1
129.5
125.8
153.0
156.9

130.5
127.5
125.4
124.0
132.4
127.2
152.3
156.8

131.0
128.0
125.5
125.7
132.8
127.3
149.6
156.3

130.5
127.5
124.9
125.5
129.2
126.7
149.2
156.6

.3
.6
5.2
-2.8
-9.4
3.6
2.2
2.6

-1.8
-2.5
-.6
.3
-13.6
-2.5
-10.5
.8

.6
.9
-3.7
-2.8
20.1
1.0
20.9
-.5

-.6
-.6
-2.2
1.3
-.9
2.9
-9.6
-.8

-.8
-.9
2.2
-1.3
-11.5
.5
-4.4
1.7

.0
.2
-3.0
-.8
9.1
1.9
4.6
-.6

Transportation .............................
Private transportation ...................
New vehicles ...........................
New cars .............................
Used cars ..............................
Motor fuel .............................
Gasoline .............................

138.7
136.7
142.2
139.0
155.9
98.7
98.6

138.4
136.4
142.6
139.2
155.0
97.3
97.0

138.5
136.4
142.7
139.3
154.9
96.8
96.6

137.9
135.9
142.8
139.3
154.7
94.8
94.4

6.3
7.0
1.4
2.1
33.1
.4
.8

6.8
5.7
3.8
2.6
6.5
9.0
9.8

-3.9
-4.5
1.7
.9
-10.8
-17.0
-17.6

-2.3
-2.3
1.7
.9
-3.0
-14.9
-16.0

6.6
6.4
2.6
2.3
19.1
4.6
5.2

-3.1
-3.4
1.7
.9
-7.0
-15.9
-16.8

Maintenance and repairs ................
Other private transportation ...........
Other private transportation
commodities ......................
Other private transportation
services .........................
Public transportation ....................

155.5
167.0

155.9
167.5

156.1
167.8

156.5
167.7

1.3
8.4

3.4
5.7

2.9
.5

2.6
1.7

2.4
7.1

2.7
1.1

104.5

104.3

104.5

104.2

2.0

1.6

1.9

-1.1

1.8

.4

182.6
174.2

183.3
174.0

183.7
176.9

183.7
174.6

9.7
-1.0

6.4
24.1

.0
2.8

2.4
.9

8.0
10.9

1.2
1.9

Medical care ...............................
Medical care commodities .................
Medical care services ....................
Professional medical services ..........

221.2
202.3
225.3
203.0

221.8
202.5
226.0
203.7

222.4
203.6
226.6
204.0

223.2
204.5
227.3
204.9

4.4
-.2
5.4
4.8

3.6
-.6
4.4
3.7

4.7
3.0
4.9
4.0

3.7
4.4
3.6
3.8

4.0
-.4
4.9
4.2

4.2
3.7
4.3
3.9

Entertainment ..............................
Entertainment commodities ................
Entertainment services ...................

152.2
138.2
172.5

152.7
138.5
173.0

152.8
138.7
173.3

153.6
139.4
174.0

2.4
.9
4.1

3.0
1.2
5.0

1.9
2.6
1.2

3.7
3.5
3.5

2.7
1.0
4.6

2.8
3.1
2.3

Other goods and services ...................
Tobacco and smoking products .............
Personal care 2/ .........................
Toilet goods and personal care
appliances 2/ ......................
Personal care services 2/ ..............
Personal and educational expenses ........
School books and supplies ..............
Personal and educational services ......

205.7
227.2
147.4

206.9
229.2
147.6

207.6
229.8
148.7

208.5
231.1
149.0

3.2
-2.8
1.4

3.0
3.3
1.1

5.2
6.2
1.6

5.6
7.0
4.4

3.1
.2
1.2

5.4
6.6
3.0

143.8
151.7
232.7
215.0
234.3

143.7
152.5
234.0
216.6
235.5

145.1
153.2
234.6
218.0
236.1

145.4
153.5
235.6
220.1
237.0

.8
2.7
7.4
6.3
7.5

.8
1.3
3.6
3.6
3.4

.3
3.0
5.7
1.9
6.2

4.5
4.8
5.1
9.8
4.7

.8
2.0
5.4
4.9
5.4

2.4
3.9
5.4
5.8
5.4

136.5
148.8
128.9
128.9
127.7

136.7
149.5
128.8
128.6
127.5

136.9
150.0
128.9
128.6
128.0

136.7
149.9
128.5
128.1
127.5

3.3
3.3
2.8
3.2
.9
.6

3.3
2.7
3.0
2.5
3.5
-2.5

1.3
-.3
1.9
-1.5
-3.0
.9

1.9
.6
3.0
-1.2
-2.5
-.6

3.3
3.0
2.9
2.8
2.2
-.9

1.6
.1
2.4
-1.4
-2.8
.2

133.4
127.9
166.7
155.7

133.1
128.0
167.0
156.1

132.7
128.0
167.7
156.6

132.1
128.0
168.0
157.0

-4.7
6.9
3.7
2.4

10.8
2.5
3.7
3.7

-2.4
-1.2
2.9
3.1

-3.8
.3
3.2
3.4

2.7
4.7
3.7
3.0

-3.1
-.5
3.0
3.3

127.5
174.4
225.3
191.5

126.8
174.9
226.0
192.3

127.5
175.6
226.6
192.7

127.8
175.3
227.3
193.4

2.9
5.8
5.4
5.7

-.6
8.5
4.4
3.4

3.5
1.2
4.9
3.8

.9
2.1
3.6
4.0

1.1
7.1
4.9
4.6

2.2
1.6
4.3
3.9

Commodity and service group
All items ....................................
Commodities ................................
Food and beverages .......................
Commodities less food and beverages ......
Nondurables less food and beverages ....
Apparel commodities ..................
Nondurables less food, beverages,
and apparel 2/ ...................
Durables ...............................
Services ...................................
Rent of shelter 1/ .......................
Household services less rent
of shelter 1/ ........................
Transportation services ..................
Medical care services ....................
Other services ...........................

Special indexes
All items less food ..........................
All items less shelter .......................
All items less homeowners' costs 1/ ..........
All items less medical care ..................
Commodities less food ........................
Nondurables less food ........................
Nondurables less food and apparel 2/ .........
Nondurables ..................................
Services less rent of shelter 1/ .............
Services less medical care services ..........
Energy .......................................
All items less energy ........................
All items less food and energy .............
Commodities less food and energy
commodities ..........................
Energy commodities .....................
Services less energy services ............

1/
2/
NOTE:

150.2
147.2
141.1
146.7
130.1
130.4
134.5
139.1
158.2
161.6
104.2
156.6
158.9

150.3
147.3
141.2
146.9
130.0
129.9
134.2
139.1
158.4
162.0
102.7
157.1
159.2

150.8
147.7
141.6
147.4
130.1
130.2
133.9
139.4
159.1
162.6
103.1
157.5
159.7

150.8
147.6
141.5
147.3
129.8
129.7
133.4
139.3
159.3
162.8
102.2
157.7
159.9

3.3
3.7
3.5
3.4
3.1
.9
-3.8
2.3
5.3
3.9
.0
3.4
3.7

3.3
3.1
3.2
3.3
2.2
3.1
9.7
2.6
3.4
3.6
2.3
3.4
3.6

1.3
1.1
1.1
1.1
-1.2
-2.1
-1.8
-.3
2.8
2.3
-5.9
2.1
2.0

1.6
1.1
1.1
1.6
-.9
-2.1
-3.2
.6
2.8
3.0
-7.5
2.8
2.5

3.3
3.4
3.4
3.4
2.7
2.0
2.7
2.5
4.3
3.7
1.1
3.4
3.6

1.5
1.1
1.1
1.4
-1.1
-2.1
-2.5
.1
2.8
2.6
-6.7
2.5
2.3

139.2
98.1
172.2

139.3
96.7
172.7

139.6
96.2
173.3

139.6
94.4
173.6

3.5
.0
3.9

1.5
9.1
4.6

1.2
-15.4
2.6

1.2
-14.3
3.3

2.5
4.4
4.2

1.2
-14.8
2.9

Indexes on a December 1984=100 base.
Not seasonally adjusted.
Data not available.
Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers: Selected areas, all items index
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)

Area

U.S. city average ......................
Region and area size 2/

Pricing
schedule
1/

M

Indexes
Aug.
1995

152.9

Sept.
1995

153.2

Oct.
1995

153.7

Nov.
1995

153.6

Percent change to
Nov. 1995 fromNov.
Sept.
Oct.
1994
1995
1995

2.6

0.3

-0.1

Percent change to
Oct. 1995 fromOct.
Aug.
Sept.
1994
1995
1995

2.8

0.5

0.3

Northeast urban.........................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 500,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 500,000 ..........

M
M
M
M

159.7
160.3
157.9
158.5

160.0
160.7
158.0
158.5

160.3
161.1
158.5
158.3

160.5
161.3
158.3
158.5

2.4
2.6
2.3
2.0

.3
.4
.2
.0

.1
.1
-.1
.1

2.5
2.5
2.5
2.6

.4
.5
.4
-.1

.2
.2
.3
-.1

North Central urban ....................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 360,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 360,000 ..........
Size D - Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M
M

148.9
149.8
147.8
149.9

149.4
150.3
147.9
150.6

149.6
150.3
148.4
151.5

149.5
150.2
148.1
151.5

2.5
2.3
2.5
2.8

.1
-.1
.1
.6

-.1
-.1
-.2
.0

3.0
2.8
2.8
3.1

.5
.3
.4
1.1

.1
.0
.3
.6

M

145.7

146.3

146.0

146.0

3.3

-.2

.0

3.6

.2

-.2

South urban
Size A Size B Size C Size D -

............................
More than 1,200,000 ........
450,000 to 1,200,000 .......
50,000 to 450,000 ..........
Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M
M

149.7
149.4
152.0
149.4

149.8
149.2
152.3
149.5

150.5
149.9
152.6
150.4

150.4
149.7
152.6
150.4

3.0
2.6
2.8
3.7

.4
.3
.2
.6

-.1
-.1
.0
.0

3.2
2.7
3.0
3.7

.5
.3
.4
.7

.5
.5
.2
.6

M

147.8

148.4

149.0

148.9

3.2

.3

-.1

3.4

.8

.4

West urban .............................
Size A - More than 1,250,000 ........
Size C - 50,000 to 330,000 ..........

M
M
M

153.7
154.1
157.0

154.1
154.5
157.6

154.6
154.9
157.9

154.4
154.4
158.4

2.2
1.6
3.0

.2
-.1
.5

-.1
-.3
.3

2.4
1.8
3.4

.6
.5
.6

.3
.3
.2

Size classes
A 3/ .................................
B ....................................
C ....................................
D ....................................

M
M
M
M

138.2
152.8
152.4
148.8

138.5
153.1
152.7
149.6

138.8
153.5
153.3
150.0

138.7
153.5
153.5
150.0

2.3
2.7
3.1
3.2

.1
.3
.5
.3

-.1
.0
.1
.0

2.4
2.9
3.3
3.4

.4
.5
.6
.8

.2
.3
.4
.3

Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN-WI......
Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside, CA ......
N.Y.-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT
Phil.-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD ..
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA .....

M
M
M
M
M

153.8
154.4
162.8
159.6
151.5

154.0
154.6
163.2
160.3
152.3

154.3
155.2
163.6
160.4
152.6

154.0
154.4
163.8
159.6
152.4

2.4
1.0
2.8
1.9
1.7

.0
-.1
.4
-.4
.1

-.2
-.5
.1
-.5
-.1

3.3
1.2
2.6
2.4
2.1

.3
.5
.5
.5
.7

.2
.4
.2
.1
.2

Baltimore, MD ..........................
Boston-Lawrence-Salem, MA-NH ...........
Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, OH .............
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ..............
St. Louis-East St. Louis, MO-IL ........
Washington, DC-MD-VA ...................

1
1
1
1
1
1

151.1
160.3
148.2
150.2
145.7
155.2

1.7
2.3
1.5
3.9
1.7
1.4

-.5
1.1
-.5
.9
-1.0
-.6

-

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ..................

2

-

-

Selected local areas

145.1

151.8
158.6
149.0
148.9
147.1
156.2
-

146.8

-

-

-

2.8

1.2

-

Detroit-Ann Arbor, MI ..................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX .........
Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, PA ...........

1/

2/
3/
NOTE:

2
2
2

148.8
140.1
150.1

-

149.8
141.6
150.5

-

-

-

-

2.8
1.7
2.8

.7
1.1
.3

-

Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas; most other goods and services priced as
indicated:
M - Every month.
1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November.
2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical notes.
Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
Data not available.
Local area CPI 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.

Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers: Selected areas, all items index
(1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
Indexes

Percent change to
Nov. 1995 fromNov.
Sept.
Oct.
1994
1995
1995

Percent change to
Oct. 1995 fromOct.
Aug.
Sept.
1994
1995
1995

Area

Pricing
schedule
1/

U.S. city average ......................

M

150.2

150.6

151.0

150.9

2.4

0.2

-0.1

2.7

0.5

0.3

Northeast urban.........................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 500,000 to 1,200,000 .......
Size C - 50,000 to 500,000 ..........

M
M
M
M

157.1
156.7
155.7
159.8

157.6
157.2
155.9
160.1

157.8
157.5
156.4
160.0

158.0
157.7
156.2
160.1

2.4
2.5
2.4
1.9

.3
.3
.2
.0

.1
.1
-.1
.1

2.4
2.4
2.5
2.6

.4
.5
.4
.1

.1
.2
.3
-.1

North Central urban ....................
Size A - More than 1,200,000 ........
Size B - 360,000 to 1,200,000 .......

M
M
M

145.6
145.8
144.0

146.1
146.3
144.2

146.3
146.3
144.6

146.2
146.2
144.4

2.4
2.2
2.4

.1
-.1
.1

-.1
-.1
-.1

2.9
2.7
2.6

.5
.3
.4

.1
.0
.3

Aug.
1995

Sept.
1995

Oct.
1995

Nov.
1995

Region and area size 2/

Size C Size D -

50,000 to 360,000 ..........
Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M

147.3

147.9

148.8

148.9

2.8

.7

.1

3.0

1.0

.6

M

144.0

144.5

144.2

144.1

3.0

-.3

-.1

3.4

.1

-.2

............................
More than 1,200,000 ........
450,000 to 1,200,000 .......
50,000 to 450,000 ..........
Nonmetropolitan
(less than 50,000) .........

M
M
M
M

148.3
147.6
148.3
149.4

148.4
147.3
148.7
149.5

149.0
148.0
149.0
150.4

148.9
147.8
149.0
150.4

2.8
2.4
2.6
3.7

.3
.3
.2
.6

-.1
-.1
.0
.0

3.0
2.6
2.8
3.7

.5
.3
.5
.7

.4
.5
.2
.6

M

148.3

148.9

149.3

149.2

3.1

.2

-.1

3.4

.7

.3

West urban .............................
Size A - More than 1,250,000 ........
Size C - 50,000 to 330,000 ..........

M
M
M

150.7
149.6
153.9

151.0
149.9
154.5

151.6
150.4
154.8

151.4
150.0
155.4

2.2
1.6
2.8

.3
.1
.6

-.1
-.3
.4

2.4
1.9
3.2

.6
.5
.6

.4
.3
.2

Size classes
A 3/ .................................
B ....................................
C ....................................
D ....................................

M
M
M
M

137.2
150.0
151.5
148.2

137.5
150.3
151.9
148.9

137.8
150.7
152.5
149.2

137.7
150.7
152.6
149.3

2.2
2.7
3.0
3.1

.1
.3
.5
.3

-.1
.0
.1
.1

2.4
2.8
3.2
3.4

.4
.5
.7
.7

.2
.3
.4
.2

Chicago-Gary-Lake County, IL-IN-WI......
Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside, CA ......
N.Y.-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT
Phil.-Wilmington-Trenton, PA-NJ-DE-MD ..
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA .....

M
M
M
M
M

148.8
149.2
158.9
159.2
149.3

149.0
149.3
159.5
159.8
150.0

149.2
149.9
159.7
159.7
150.2

149.0
149.2
159.9
159.2
149.9

2.3
1.0
2.6
2.0
1.6

.0
-.1
.3
-.4
-.1

-.1
-.5
.1
-.3
-.2

3.2
1.3
2.4
2.3
2.2

.3
.5
.5
.3
.6

.1
.4
.1
-.1
.1

Baltimore, MD ..........................
Boston-Lawrence-Salem, MA-NH ...........
Cleveland-Akron-Lorain, OH .............
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ..............
St. Louis-East St. Louis, MO-IL ........
Washington, DC-MD-VA ...................

1
1
1
1
1
1

149.9
159.3
140.6
148.2
145.0
152.5

1.6
2.2
1.3
3.9
1.5
1.3

-.6
1.2
-.5
.9
-1.0
-.7

-

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX ..................
Detroit-Ann Arbor, MI ..................
Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX .........
Pittsburgh-Beaver Valley, PA ...........

2
2
2
2

-

-

South urban
Size A Size B Size C Size D -

Selected local areas

1/

144.8
144.0
139.8
143.7

150.8
157.4
141.3
146.9
146.5
153.5
-

146.5
145.0
140.9
144.2

-

-

2.9
2.8
1.4
2.9

Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas; most other goods and services priced as
indicated:

1.2
.7
.8
.3

-

2/
3/
NOTE:

M - Every month.
1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November.
2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.
Regions defined as the four Census regions. See map in technical notes.
Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
Data not available.
Local area CPI 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.