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THE CONSUMER
PRICE INDEX

JUNE

1966

U.S. CITY AVERAGE

and
SELECTED AREAS

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
W. Willard Wirtz, Secretary
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
Arthur M. Ross, Commissioner




CONSUMER PRICE INDEXES: COMMODITIES AND SERVICES
I O X 1957-59-100
N E

INOEX 1 9 5 7 - 5 9 = 100

125

125

RELATIVE IMPORTANCE
ALL ITEMS INDEX as of Dec. 1965)

/

I 20
ALL SERVICES

120

34.5%

FOOD.

. .

.22.8%

NONDURABLES LESS FOOD... 2 4 . 6 %
DURABLE COMMODITIES

18.1%

115

I I 5
All Services >^

I 10

10
All It ems ^ i i ^ ^ ^

^

-

— ^

^

105

)d

I 05

S
^^X

Durable s

100

100
X
NondurableJS Less Food

95 -t

95

1 11 1 I I 1 M i l l

90
1957

1958

1959

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR




OF LA80H STATISTICS

I960

1961

1962

1963

1964

1965

1966

Latest Data: June 1966

90

Released July 21, 1966
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Washington, D. C. 20212
CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR JUNE 1966
The Consumer Price Index rose by 0.3 percent in June, the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics announced today. The increase was caused
mostly by higher food prices, medical care costs, and mortgage interest rates. At 112.9
(1957-59=100) the index stood 2.5 percent above a year ago.
Price Changes, May-June 1966
Food prices customarily go up in June, so that the 0.4 increase was in line with
seasonal expectations. The principal increases were for fresh fruit, pork, dairy products and bread. Apples, oranges, grapefruit, and watermelons all bore higher price tags.
Seasonally reduced hog slaughter brought price increases for fresh pork cuts, but beef
prices averaged slightly lower. Prices of evaporated milk, butter, and white bread
increased by about 1 percent over the month. Margarine prices held steady.
Egg prices dropped almost 10 percent, considerably more than the usual decline
in June, with increased production and lower demand for both domestic and export use.
Canned fruit and juice prices moved down by more than 1 percent, in contrast with the
increases for fresh fruits.
Charges were raised for many types of consumer services. Doctors1 and dentists1
fees and health insurance charges rose 0.7 percent, while hospital charges increased 0.6
percent. Home repairs, laundry and dry cleaning, and barber and beauty shop services
also moved higher.
A 2 percent advance in mortgage interest rates in June reflected a continuing
scarcity of funds for new mortgage lending and the upward climb of interest rates
generally.
Used car prices went up, as they usually do in June, and new cars showed the
usual slight price reduction. Gasoline prices rose seasonally. Taxi fare increases in
several cities accounted for a 0.6 percent rise in the index for public transportation.
Price Trends, June 1965-June 1966
One half of the increase in the Consumer Price Index over the past year has been
caused by higher charges for consumer services (up 3.7 percent). Charges for hospital
services, mortgage interest, automobile insurance, home repairs, housekeeping services,
and barber and beauty shop services have advanced 5 percent or more.
Food prices in June were 3.5 percent higher than a year ago, with restaurant
meals up 4.8 percent and food in grocery stores up 3.2 percent. Meat prices averaged 8
percent higher over the year, mostly because of a 14 percent increase for pork. Egg
prices climbed 6 percent.
Fresh vegetables, on the other hand, were 16 percent cheaper than a year ago.
Apparel prices averaged 2.3 percent higher than in June 1965, with footwear up
by 6-1/2 percent. Tobacco products also showed an increase of nearly 6 percent, due in
part to higher State and local taxes. Used car prices dropped 3-1/2 percent over the
year.




Cost-of-Living Adjustments
About 84,000 workers will receive cost-of-living wage increases based on the
national Consumer Price Index for June. Approximately 50,000, mostly aircraft workers,
will get 2 cents an hour, about 9,000 will receive 3 cents, and some 21,000 (mostly
interstate bus workers) will receive 1 cent, as a result of the rise in the index since
March. An additional 3,650 workers will receive 1 cent an hour as a result of the index
rise since December 1965.




TABLE 1: Consumer Price Index—United States City Average
For Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
Major group, subgroup, and special group indexes, June 1966
and percent changes from selected dates

Group

Unadjusted

Seasonally
adjusted

exes (1957-59-100)
May 1966
Unad- Seasonally
1usted
adjusted

112.6

All items
Food at home
Cereals and bakery products
Meats, poultry, and fish
Dairy products
Fruits and vegetables
Other foods at home
Food away from home
•

112,
114.
114.2
109.
121.
101.
122.

Homeownership 2/
Fuel and utilities 3/
Fuel oil and coal 4/
Gas and electricity
Household furnishings and operation -

111.1
114.1
110.2
115.8
108.0
107.0
108.1
104.8

114.0
112.4
115.9
110.7
115.8
102.9

108.4
109.2

113.5
112.0
114.3
113.9
109.3
119.2
102.8
122.2
110.7
113.5
110.2
115.0*
108.2
108.0
108.2
104.6

Percent change to June 1966 from—
June
1965
Unadjusted

Unadjusted

Seasonally
adjusted

Unadjusted

Seasonally
adjusted

June
1965
Unadjusted

110.1
114.0
112.6
116.0
110.2
115.3
104.0

108.5
109.5

110.1
108.8
111.0
106.4
104.0
125.9
100.5
117.2

.4
.3
.3
.3
.3
2.1
1.5
.5

108.2
110.3
108.8
111.0
106.9
103.4
107.8
103.1

.4
.5
0
.7
.2
.9
.1
.2

1.4
1.6
.3
2.0
1.3
1.7
.1

106.9
107.1
103.5

.1
.2
.3
.7

1.1
1.0

.9
.7
.6
2.5

2.3
2.8
1.2
6.7

.7
.7
.6

.4
.3

.9
.9
1.2

0
0.2

0.2
.4

.1
.5
.4
1.1

1.5
2.5
1.4
1.4

3.7
2.3
1.3

2.0
2.2

3.5
3.2
3.3
7.3
5.4
3.3

2.7
3.4
1.3
4.3
1.0
3.5
.3
1.6

Apparel and upkeep _5/
Men's and boys'
Women's and girls' Footwear
:

109.4
110.1
104.7
119.8

109.5
110.2
105.0
119.9

109.3
109.9
105.0
119.0

109.4
109.9
105.4
119.0

Transportation
Private
Public

112.2
110.7
122.8

112.3
110.8

112.0
110.5
122.1

112.0
110.5
121.3

.2
.2
.6

Health and recreation
Medical care
Personal care
Reading and recreation
Other goods and services 6/

118.7
127.0
112.2
117.0
114.9

118.4
126.3
112.0
116.8
114.7

115.7
122.2
111.0
115.7
111.0

.3
.6
.2
.2
.2

.9
1.4
1.1
.3
1.0

2.6
3.9

All items less shelter
All items less food

112.6
112.8

112.4
112.5

110.0
110.3

2
3

.6
1.1

2.4
2.3

Commodities TJ
Nondurables
Durables Tj 8/
Services 9_/

109.0
111.5
102.6
122.0

108.9
111.5
102.6

108.8
111.3
102.5
121.5

109.0
111.6
102.5

106.9
108.6
102.6
117.6

2
2
1
4

.6
.4
.6
1.6

2.0
2.7
0
3.7

Commodities less food TJ
Nondurables less food
Apparel commodities
—
Apparel commodities less footwear
Nondurables less food and apparel -

106.4
109.5
108.3
106.0
110.1
96.8
118.2
96.7
98.6

106.5
109.6
108.4
106.2

106.3
109.3
108.3
106.1
110.0
97.0
117.5
96.7
98.5

106.4
109.4
108.4
106.3

105.1
107.3
106.0
104.7
108.1
97.4
122.7
97.3
98.2

1
2
0
1
1
2
6
U
1
6
7
2
7
4

Special groups:

Used cars
Household durables .10/
Housefurnishings

97.4
116.8

97.4
117.6

Services less rent 9/
Household services less rent Transportation services
Medical care services
Other services \\l

124.8
121.7
123.2
133.0
126.4

124.1
120.9
123.0
132.1
125.9

119.7
116.8
118.6
127.0
121.7

All items index on other bases:
1947-49-100
1939-100

138.5
233.1

138.2
232.5

-

.1
.1

.1
.1
.2
0
-

.1

-

1.2
2.1
2.2
1.2
1.9
.6
3.7
.6
.4

.7

0
0

135.1
227.4

Purchasing power of the consumer dollar:
1957-59«$1.00
$0,886
1947-49-$1.00
1939-$1.00 —
.429
\J
2J
3_/
kl
5/
6/
TJ
8/
9/
10/
11/
*

$0.8

2.7
.5
1.7
1.1

$0,908
.740
.440

Also includes hotel and motel rates not shown separately.
Includes home purchase, mortgage interest, taxes, insurance, and maintenance and repairs.
Also includes telephone, water, and sewerage service not shown separately.
Called "Solid and petroleum fuels" prior to 1964.
Also includes infants' wear, sewing materials, jewelry, and apparel upkeep services not shown separately.
Includes tobacco, alcoholic beverages, and funeral, legal, and bank service charges.
Includes home purchase costs which were classified under services prior to 1964.
Also includes auto parts, toys, and recreational goods not shown separately.
Excludes home purchase costs which were classified under this heading prior to 1964.
Called "Durables less cars" prior to 1964.
Includes the services components of apparel, personal care, reading and recreation, and other goods and services.
Corrected index.




4.3
4.2
3.9
4.7
3.9

TABLE 2. Consumer Price Index—The United States and Selected Areas
For Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, All Items
Most recent index and percent changes from selected dates

Indexes
Area 1/

Pricing
Schedule 2/

1957-59-100

1947-49-100

Other
bases

Percent change from:

March
1966

June 1966

June
1965

U.S. City Average

112.9

138.5

0.8

2.5

Chicago
Detroit
Los Angeles-Long Beach New York
Philadelphia

110.6
111.0
114.5
115.3
113.4

139.5
136.9
142.8
138.9
139.3

.6
1.5
.7
.4
.6

2.5
3.7
1.4
2.8
2.4

January
1966

April 1966

Boston
Houston
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Pittsburgh

116.8
110.9
111.8
113.0

144.7
136.6
138.3
139.2

2.5
1.2
1.8
February
1966

May 1966

Buffalo (Nov.1963=100) Cleveland
Dallas (Nov.1963=100) —
Milwaukee
San Diego (Feb.1965-100)
06 3.11 - C — — — — — — — — — — — — — —
L
Washington

106.6

109.7

136.2

110.1

138.8

113.7
112.8

142.9
135.8

104.6
101.6

March
1966

June 1966

Atlanta
Baltimore
Cincinnati
Honolulu (Dec.1963=100)
Kansas City
—
St. Louis
San Francisco-Oakland —

111.1
113.4
110.2

137.5
140.7
134.1

116.5
113.6
115.2

144.1
141.0
146.2

0.8
1.5
1.2
.5
.4
1.0

0 7

104.6

.8
1.0
.2
1 0
1.3
.3

April
1965
3.5
2.8
2.7
2.9
May
1965
3.5
2.7
3.5
1.8
1.1
2.6
3.0
June
1965
3 0
3.1
2.5
2.9
2.3
3.1
1.9

JL/ Area coverage includes the urban portion of the corresponding Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) except
for New York and Chicago where the more extensive Standard Consolidated Areas are used. Area definitions are those established for the 1960 Census and do not include revisions made since 1960.
2/ Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all cities; most other goods and services priced as
indicated:
M - Every month.
1 - January, April, July, and October.
2 - February, May, August, and November.
3 - March, June, September, and December.




TABLE 3: Consumer Price Index—The United States and Selected Areas 1/
For Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, Hajor Groups
Percent change from May 1966 to June 1966
U.S. City
Average

Group

All iforno
All lLclus — - ~ — — — — — — — — • —

0.3

Detroit

0.4

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

—

.6
.3
.3
.4
.2
.2
.3
.3
0

Los AngelesLong Beach

Philadelphia

0.3

0.5

New York

0.1

0.3

.5
.7
0
.8
.4
.3
1.8
.5
.5

.1
.2
.5
.3
.6
1.5
- .2
.4
.2

.4
.1
.1
.4
.3
.5
- .3
.6
(2/)

——

Food
Housing
Apparel and upkeep
Transportation
Health and recreation
Medical care
Personal care
Reading and recreation
Other goods and services
1/
2/

Chicago

.4
1.3
0
.1
.2
.7
.4
.2
- .3

-

-

-

See footnote 1, table 2.
Not available.

TABLE 4: Consumer Price Index—United States City Average
For Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
Major group indexes, selected dates
(1957-59=100)
Health and recreation
Reading

ate

Apparel

and

All
items

Food

Housing

upkeep

and

Transportation

Total

Medical
care

Personal
care

recreation

Other
goods
and
services

1966:

June
May
Apr.
Mar.
Feb.
Jan.

112.9
112.6
112.5
112.0
111.6
111.0

113.9
113.5
114.0
113.9
113.1
111.4

111.1
110.7
110.3
109.6
109.4
109.2

109.4
109.3
108.7
108.2
107.6
107.3

112.2
112.0
112.0
111.4
111.1
111.2

118.7
118.4
118.1
117.6
117.1
116.9

127.0
126.3
125.8
125.3
124.5
124.2

112.2
112.0
111.6
111.0
110.8
110.4

117.0
116.8
116.8
116.6
115.9
115.7

114.9
114.7
114.3
113.8
113.6
113.4

1965:

Dec.
Nov.
Oct.
Sept.
Aug.
July
June

111.0
110.6
110.4
110.2
110.0
110.2
110.1

110.6
109.7
109.7
109.7
110.1
110.9
110.1

109.4
109.2
109.0
108.6
108.2
108.3
108.2

108.1
108.1
107.8
107.2
106.4
106.1
106.9

111.6
111.5
111.2
111.0
111.0
111.5
111.2

116.6
116.4
116.2
115.8
115.6
115.3
115.7

123.7
123.4
123.0
122.8
122.8
122.7
122.2

110.0
109.6
109.2
109.2
109.0
108.7
111.0

115.4
115.4
115.2
114.8
114.3
114.6
115.7

113.4
113.3
113.3
112.7
112.6
111.5
111.0

109.9
108.1
106.7
105.4
104.2
103.1
93.3

108.8
106.4
105.1
103.6
102.6
101.4
94.0

108.5
107.2
106.0
104.8
103.9
103.1
94.1

106.8
105.7
104.8
103.6
103.0
102.2
95.9

111.1
109.3
107.8
107.2
105.0
103.8
89.7

115.6
113.6
111.4
109.4
107.3
105.4
91.4

122.3
119.4
117.0
114.2
111.3
108.1
88.6

109.9
109.2
107.9
106.5
104.6
104.1
90.0

115.2
114.1
111.5
109.6
107.2
104.9
92.1

111.4
108.8
107.1
105.3
104.6
103.8
94.3

Annual Average: 1965
1964
1963
1962
1961
1960
1955




TABLE 5: Consumer Price Index—United States and Selected Areas 1/
For Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, Commodity Groups
June 1966 indexes and percent changes from March 1966
U.S.
City
Average

Group

Atlanta

Baltimore

Chicago

Honolulu
(Dec.1963=100)

Cincinnati

Indexes (1957-59=100 unless otherwise specified)
All items

112.9

111.1

113.4

110.6

110.2

111.0

104.6

Food
Food at home
Cereals and bakery products
Meats, poultry, and fish
Dairy products
Fruits and vegetables
Other foods at home
Food away from home

113.9
112.3
114.7
114.2
109.6
121.7
101.3
122.8

112.4
111.8
108.8
115.2
106.7
120.4
106.3
114.7

115.9
112.9
119.0
114.3
110.0
125.3
99.5
128.1

114.3
114.0
115.0
114.7
117.6
121.2
103.1
116.5

111.6
110.0
111.1
115.6
107.9
118.6
96.5
121.2

112.0
110.6
108.1
115.4
110.7
115.6
98.9
120.5

106.6
106.9
103.2
111.2
101.1
112.3
101.0
105.7

Housing
Shelter
Rent
Homeownership
Fuel and utilities
Fuel oil and coal
Gas and electricity
Household furnishings and operation

111.1
114.1
110.2
115.8
108.0
107.0
108.1
104.8

110.4
110.1
106.5
111.1
110.7

108.1
109.5
111.1
105.8
105.0
106.4
105.9

105.1
104.5
103.7
104.9
104.3
98.9
106.7
103.9

105.1
105.9
98.1
107.9
102.8
100.2
105.1
101.4

106.2
109.3
104.6
112.6
99.2

110.7
108.0

111.3
113.6
109.9
115.2
107.0
109.5
101.9
109.5

Apparel and upkeep
Men's and boys'
Women's and girls'
Footwear

109.4
110.1
104.7
119.8

109.8
110.4
101.0
121.3

111.4
110.2
108.4
130.4

105.7
105.8
100.0
117.5

110.5
112.7
102.6
124.7

110.1
107.2
109.7
120.4

104.2
99.5
109.7
103.2

Transportation
Private
Public

112.2
110.7
122.8

110.4
107.9
124.5

113.6
111.1
123.5

109.6
109.8
109.2

112.5
110.8
124.7

110.9
109.0
119.4

98.2
99.5
92.3

Health and recreation
Medical care
=
Personal care
Reading and recreation
Other goods and services

118.7
127.0
112.2
117.0
114.9

116.1
123.7
115.4
115.2
110.7

116.0
138.1
111.6
110.0
107.1

113.9
133.2
112.1
101.5
107.6

117.0
131.8
106.8
116.1
108.3

120.9
134.8
112.8
116.3
113.7

105.2
107.3
102.3
100.9
110.5

—

99.9
101.4

Percent changes March 1966 to June 1966

0.7

0.8

0.6

1.5

0.2

0
- .3
1.0
- 2.3
1.4
3.7
- 2.3
1.3

0
.5
1.1
2.5
1.0
4.4
2.6
2.0

.3
.4
- .7
- 1.0
3.1
7.1
- 3.6
.5

.7
1.1
.7
-4 5
1.3

1.9
1.1
2.7
1.9
1.3
1.8

.6
.4
1.5
2.9
3.6
6.8
1.8
2.0

.1
.3
0
.1
1.3
-2 3
.2
.7

Housing
Shelter
Rent
Homeownership
Fuel and utilities
Fuel oil and coal
Gas and electricity
Household furnishings and operation

1.4
1.6
.3
2.0
1.3
1.7
.1

1.1
1.3
.8
1.5
1.7

1.4
1.5
2.0
2.5
.6
1.3
.4

1.6
2.1
.5
2.8
1.2
8.3
0
.5

2.9
3.9
2/ .4
4.6
1.9
- .4
.7
.7

.3
0
.3
.2
2.2

0
0

1.0
1.2
.3
1.6
1.6
0
.4
0

Apparel and upkeep
Men's and boys'
Women's and girls'
Footwear

1.1
1.0
.8
2.5

1.3
4.0
1.2
.4

.7
.6
0
2.9

.5
.1
.1
2.3

1.4
1.4
1.5
2.8

.6
1.2
- 1.3
2.5

1.1
.3
2.6
.9

.7
.7
.6

.2
.1
0

.5
.5
0

.9
0

1.2
1.2
.5

.5
.3
4.0

.6
.4
2.0

1.2
1.6
1.4
.7
1.0

0

1.4
1.1
.3
1.0

1.1
.2
1.3
(3/)

.1
.9
1.4
.5
.5

All items
Food
Food at home
Cereals and bakery products
Meats, poultry, and fish —
Dairy products
Fruits and vegetables
Other foods at home
Food away from home

Transportation
Private
Public
Health and recreation
Medical care
Personal care
Reading and recreation
Other goods and services

See footnotes at end of table.




.1
.4
1.4

1.1

.9
.7
- .2
.9
(3/)

.5
1.2
.1
.4

0
.3

TABLE 5: Consumer Price Index—United States and Selected Areas \J
For Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, Commodity Groups
June 1966 indexes and percent changes from March 1966—Continued

Group

Kansas City

Los AngelesLong Beach

New York

San FranciscoOakland

Philadelphia

Indexes (1957-59=100 unless otherwise specified)
All items

116.5

114.5

115.3

113.4

113.6

115.2

Food
Food at home
Cereals and bakery products
Meats, poultry, and fish
Dairy products
Fruits and vegetables
Other foods at home
Food away from home

116.9
116.2
118.0
117.8
118.0
123.8
104.8
119.7

112.4
109.0
119.3
105.0
111.1
121.7
94.4
125.3

114.5
111.4
115.8
113.0
103.1
122.5
101.0
128.7

112.9
111.2
110.4
110.3
114.6
122.0
99.9
122.9

117.2
115.2
113.5
119.4
117.2
122.1
103.8
123.3

113.6
110.5
112.2
112.8
109.5
118.8
97.9
127.2

Housing
Shelter
Rent
Homeownership
Fuel and utilities
—
Fuel oil and coal
Gas and electricity
Household furnishings and operation

110.3
110.9
105.2
113.3
114.3

117.1
123.4

111.3
113.9

110.9
104.7

114.9
106.4
111.2
101.9
105.4

108.2
109.0
106.5
109.3
108.0
106.1
110.3
106.9

118.7
124.6
125.2
124.2
103.7

116.4
103.8

115.2
118.7
118.9
117.8
107.1
110.9
108.1
110.0

107.6
107.1

Apparel and upkeep —
Men's and boys'
Women's and girls'
Footwear

113.3
115.1
108.2
122.2

109.4
113.2
105.6
117.0

111.8
113.2
104.9
122.0

114.3
109.3
110.5
121.8

110
110
107
123

113.2
110.0
109.9
117.7

Transportation
Private
Public

119.3
117.2
125.9

119.1
115.0
139.9

109.8
112.3
102.0

118.8
114.7
137.3

115.5
113.9
120.7

111.5
112.8
102.2

Health and recreation
Medical care
Personal care
Reading and recreation —
Other goods and services

126.6
134.3
116.0
128.7
120.2

111.8
123.0
106.3
103.5
108.6

123.9
130.0
109.8
126.3
122.2

117.3
131.0
108.7
112.7
112.4

120.3
126.2
117.3
122.0
114.0

118.0
130.4
120.8
109.1
111.9

127.4
103.8

Percent changes March 1966 to June 1966
All items
Food
Food at home
Cereals and bakery products
Meats, poultry, and fish
Dairy products
Fruits and vegetables
Other foods at home
Food away from home

.2
.3
1.2
2.5
.4
5.4
2.2
1.5

Housing
Shelter
Rent
Homeownership
Fuel and utilities
Fuel oil and coal
Gas and electricity
Household furnishings and operation

1.2
1.3
.2
1.6
2.0

Apparel and upkeep
Men's and boys'
Women's and girls'
Footwear

1.8
.8
2.9
2.3

Transportation
Private
Public
Health and recreation
Medical care
Personal care
Reading and recreation
Other goods and services
T7
2/
3/

'

See footnote 1, table 2.
Change from April 1966.
Not available.




0.4

0.7

1.0
-

.9
1.4
2.1
2.9
.1
.7
2.8
.6
1.6
1.8

-

1.0
2.0
.6

0.6

1.3

.1
.2
.8
.7
.5
2.9
3.2
1.7

.4
.2
.5
1.8
3.4
3.9
1.7
1.5

.9
.7

0.3

_

o

.7
2,1 . 1
.9
1.5
- 2.6
.2
.5

.9
1.2
1.2
0
1.1

1.2
1.4
.2
1.7
1.4
.2
.1
.7

1.0
1.3
.8
1.5

.4
.3
.6
2.8

.7
.4
.3
2.7

1.5
.5
1.6
2.5

.4
.4
.5
1.8

1.8
1.8
.2

1.1
1.1
0

.6
.7
.3

1.0
.3

2.7
2.6
2.4

1.0
1.0
0

.9
.9
1.7
.6

0
.8
- 1.9
.3
(3/)

1.3
2.6
.9
.4
(3/)

.4
1.0
.4
.2
.2

2.0
2.4
6.2
.2
1.2

1.0
1.9
.3
.3
.7

.3
.4

2.4
2.1
-

.1
.5

.1
1.1
2.3
0
.7

TABLE 6: Consumer Price Index—United States and Selected Areas
For Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, Food and its Subgroups
June 1966 indexes and percent changes from May 1966
Food at home
Area 1/

Total
food

Total

Cereals
and
bakery
products

Meats,
poultry,
and fish

Dairy
products

Fruits
and
vegetables

Other
foods
at home

Food
away
from
home

Indexes (1957-59=100 unless otherwise specified)
U.S. City Average

113.9

112.3

114.7

114.2

109.6

121.7

101.3

122.8

Atlanta
Baltimore
Boston
Buffalo (Nov.1963=100)
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Dallas (Nov.1963=100) Detroit
Honolulu (Dec.1963=100)
Houston
Kansas City
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Minneapolis-St. Paul —
New York
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
San Francisco-Oakland Seattle
Washington

112.4
115.9
115.7
108.5
114.3
111.6
111.1
109.4
112.0
106.6
114.4
116.9
112.4
111.6
114.5
112.9
111.4
117.2
113.6
114.3
114.1

111.8
112.9
112.7
10b. 3
114.0
110.0
109.7
109.9
110.6
106.9
112.6
116.2
109.0
110.8
111.4
111.2
110.7
115.2
110.5
112.0
111.8

108.8
119.0
116.0
100.4
115.0
111.1
111.
107.
108.
103.
119.
118.0
119.3
107.9
115.8
110.4
113.5
113.5
112.2
106.2
108.9

115.2
114.3
116.
112.
114.
115.
114.
116.8
115.4
111.2
110.8
117.8
105.0
113.0
113.0
110.3
116.7
119.4
112.8
116.7
112.5

106.7
110.0
103.8
104.5
117.6
107.
104.
109.
110.
101.
108.
118.0
111.1
116.5
103.1
114.6
101.1
117.2
109.5
117.8
112.4

120.4
125.3
126.0
117.8
121.2
118.6
121.0
111.4
115.6
112.3
125.2
123.8
121.7
116.8
122.5
122.0
122.1
122.1
118.8
119.1
120.6

106
99
100
103
103
96
97
102
98
101.0
102.6
104.8
94
101
101
99.9
99.4
103.8
97.9
99.7
103.2

114.7
128.1
128.7
109.8
116.5
121.2
119.0
107.7
120.5
105.7
122.8
119.
125.
114.2
128.7
122.9
115.7
123.3
127. Z
124.8
124.8

Percent changes May 1966 to June 1966

U.S. City Average

0.4

0.3

0.3

0.3

Atlanta
Baltimore
Boston
Buffalo (Nov.1963=100)
Chicago
Cincinnati
Cleveland
Dallas (Nov.1963=100) Detroit
Honolulu (Dec.1963=100)
Houston
Kansas City
Los Angeles-Long Beach
Minneapolis-St. Paul —
New York
Philadelphia
Pittsburgh
St. Louis
San Francisco-Oakland Seattle
Washington

.4
.5
.3
.5
.6
.8
1.0
0
.4
.4
.3
.8
.5
.1
.1
.4
.1
.2
.3
.1
.4

.4
.6
.3
.6
.7
.7
1.2
.1
.5
.5
.4

1.1
.7
.8
.1
1.6
.5
.7
.1
.7
.1
.6
.9
.2
.3
.1
.5
.5
.1
.1
1.5

.7
1.3
.2
.3
1.0
1.7
.5
.2
.4
.7
.5
1.2
.8
.3
.1
.1
.5
.3
.7
1.0
1.0

V

See footnote 1, table 2.




.2
.1
.4
.2
.1
.5
.2
.4

0.3
.3
.4
2.8
.5
1.4
.5
.2
1.1
.6
.4
.3
.4
1.6
.7
.3
.5
.3
.3

2.1
1.8
4.2
3.4
.3
2.8
1.4
5.0
.5
2.4
2.8
3.0
3.9
.5
2.1
2.3
2.8
2.3
1.0
.6
0
3.5

- 1.5

-

2.3
2, 1
.5
2.0
1.1
.1
.6
1.3
.7
- 1.2
- 1.6

- 1.9
- 1.4
- 2.5

2.1
1.9

0.5
.4
.2
.6
.4
.3
1.2
0
0
.2
0
.1
.9
.2
.2
.8
.7
.8
.7
.2
.2
.6

TABLE 7: Consumer Price Index—United States City Average
For Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, Food Items
June 1966 indexes and percent changes from selected dates
(1957-59=100 unless otherwise specified)

Item or Group

Total food
Food away from home
Restaurant meals
Snacks _1/
Food at home
Cereals and bakery products
Flour
Cracker meal JL/
Corn flakes
Rice
T.read, white
Bread, whole wheat 1_/
Cookies
Layer cake \j
Cinnamon rolls \J
Meats, poultry, and fish
Meats
Beef and veal
Steak, round
Steak, sirloin 2]
Steak, porterhouse \J
Rump roast \J
Rib roast
Chuck roast
Hamburger
Beef liver 1/
Veal cutlets
Pork
Chops
Loin roast 2J
Pork sausage \J
Ham, whole
Picnics 1/
Bacon
Other meats
Lamb chops \J
Frankfurters
Ham, canned l_l
Bologna sausage JL/
Salami sausage \J
Liverwurst _1/
Poultry
Frying chicken
Chicken breasts \J
Turkey 1/
Fish
Shrimp, frozen 17
Fish, fresh or frozen —
Tuna fish, canned
Sardines, canned JV
Dairy products
Milk, fresh, grocery
Milk, fresh, delivered

Milk, fresh, skim JL/
Milk, evaporated
Ice cream
Cheese, American process Butter
See footnotes at end of table.




Index
June 1966
Seasonally
Unadjusted
adjusted
113
122
123
105
112
114
110
115
122,
107
119
107,
97,
102,
105,
114,
116,
112,
108,
106,
110,
104,
118,
104,
116,
108,
127,
123,
124.
131.
134,
113,
125,
132,
119,
119.
119,
120,
117.
113.
117.
96.
97.
105.
107.
118.
101.
122.
115.
106.
109.
106.
110.
103.
109.
94.
128.
109.

114.0

112.4

Percent change to June 1966 from—
May 1966
June
Seasonally
1965
Unadjusted
adjusted
Unadjusted

0.4
.5
.5
.3
.3
.3
.1
.2
1.7

3.5
4.8

-

.2

.4
1.4
115.9
118.7
115.2
110.6

120.5
109.9
116.8
127.9
126.2
126.5
114.9
134.8
119.0
119.5

96.3
118.1

.3
.3
.4
.2
.9
.6
0
1.3
- 3 8
1.2
.6
.7
1.9
6.3
3.6
1.6
1.1
1 0
1.3
.4
.4
0
2.5
.6
1 0
.2
.4
.1
1.3
.7
.2
.1

122.8
110.7
108.9

129.0
109.9

.1
0
.4
1.1

- 1.2
- .6
- 1.9
.7
.8
3.4

- 2.2

-

.6
.6

-

.5

- 2.4

0
-

.4
.1
.3
.2
.3
.4
1.2
.3
.2
1.1

3.2
3.3
.2
6.0
2.9
.8
4.9
4.5
- 1.2
4.2
5.2
7.3
8.0
2.9
- .9
- 1.5
- .4
.4
.9
.7
8.3
6.9
7.8
13.8
7.1
9.0
17.8
10.8
23.1
18.9
11.2
4.1
9.4
19.0
12.3
10.5
12.8
3.0
2.9
4.6

.2

.5

.4

.3
1.4

7.5
5.6
13.2
2.0
5.4
5.8
5.1
5.0
3.8
0
10.6
6.3

10

TABLE 7; Consumer Price Index—United States City Average
For Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers, Food Items
June 1966 indexes and percent changes from selected dates—Continued
(1957-59=100 unless otherwise specified)

Item or Group

Fruits and vegetables
Fresh fruits and vegetables
Apples
Bananas
Oranges
Orange juice, fresh \J
Grapefruit
Grapes *
Strawberries *
Watermelon *
Potatoes
Onions
Asparagus * \J
Cabbage
Carrots
Celery
Cucumbers \J
Lettuce
Peppers, green \J
Spinach \J
Tomatoes
Processed fruits and vegetables
Fruit cocktail, canned
Pears, canned \J
Grapefruit-pineapple juice, canned \J —
Orange juice concentrate, frozen
Lemonade concentrate, frozen _2/
Beets, canned \J
Peas, green, canned
Tomatoes, canned
Dried beans
Broccoli, frozen J /
.
Other food at home
Eggs
Fats and oils:
Margarine
Salad dressing, Italian \_l
Salad or cooking oil 17
Sugar and sweets
Sugar
Grape jelly
Chocolate bar
Syrup, chocolate flavored \J
Nonalcoholic beverages
Coffee, can and bag
Coffee, instant _3_/
Tea
Cola drink
Carbonated fruit drink 1/
Prepared and partially prepared foods V
Bean soup, canned \J
Chicken soup, canned \j
Spaghetti, canned ]_./
Mashed potatoes, instant 1/
Potatoes, french fried, frozen 2J
Baby foods, canned
Sweet pickle relish 1/
Pretzels 1/
1/
2/
3/
4V
*

December 1963=100.
April 1960=100.
July 1961=100.
Not available.
Priced only in season.




Index
June 1966
Seasonally
Unadjusted
adjusted
121.7
131.1
155.2
101.7
119.2
84.4
159.2
139.0
125.4
152.0
148,
103,
141.
128.
116,

123.5
109.7
153.0
99.1
113.3
110,
100,
104,
97,
93.8
89.4
103.5
115.7
112.7
124.6
96.1
101.3
89.1
103.6
101.2
120.7
110.6
109.9
116.3
92.7
99.1
100.8
94.1
99.5
101.0
129.8
104.5
99.6
97.5
98.2
104.8
102.1
85.8
105.0
103.8
99.9

115.8
121.4
128.2
100.9
121.5
148.9
*
157.8
102.9
131.8
136.4
129.6
123.3
115.8
108.8

107.7

95.9

102.9
100.9

Percent change to June 1966 from—
May 1966
June
1965
Seasonally
Unadjusted
adjusted
Unadjusted
2.1
3.8
10.6
1.8
4.4
.5
12.8
5.1
(4/)
5.1
6.4
- 5.7
-12.3
10.9
15.4
- .8
- 4.3
- 2.7
-10 2
.5
1.7
1.9
.2
.5
1.9
1.3
.5
.4
1.0
.2
1.5
9.8
0
.5
.1
.4
.2
.1
.2
1.0
.6
.3
.8
.2
.6
1.2
.1
.6
.2
.2
.5
.1
,1
.7
0

0.4
1.1
- .5
.9
4.6
.5
*
14.7

W)
- 5.4
1.3
-11.9
1.8
17.6
- 6.4

-

.3

.2

1.1
7.6

- 3.3
- 7.4
13.9
6.0
1.4
- 7.0
1.5
*
10.7
5.9
-29.5
2.3
9.4
-17.4
13.2
9.7
9.1
-35.1
- 6.7
- 3.2
- 7.3
4.1
5.5
9.5
- 2.0
- 3.1
- 1.3
4.7
.2
8.3
16.3

6.2
1.0
1.4
10 4
2.9
1.1
.7
-12 5
0
.6
.7
.8
.2
3.6
2.3
1.5
.6
1.4
4.6
6.6
8.8
2.6
3.3
.9

11

Brief Explanation of the CPI
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures average changes in prices of goods
and services usually bought by urban wage earners and clerical workers, both families
and single persons living alone. It is based on prices of about 400 items which were
selected to represent the movement of prices of all goods and services purchased by
wage earners and clerical workers. Prices for these items are obtained in urban portions of 39 Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA's) and 17 smaller cities,
which were chosen to represent all urban places in the United States, including
Alaska and Hawaii. They are collected from grocery and department stores, hospitals,
filling stations, and other types of stores and service establishments which wage
earners and clerical workers patronize.
Prices of foods, fuels, and a few other items are obtained every month in
all 56 locations. Prices of most other commodities and services are collected every
month in the 5 largest SMSA's and every 3 months in other SMSATs and cities. Mail
questionnaires are used to obtain local transit fares, public utility rates, newspaper prices, fuel prices, and certain other items which change in price infrequently.
Prices of most other goods and services are obtained by personal visits of the
Bureau1s 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 all wage earners and clerical workers. SMSA and city data are than combined in the total index with weights based on the 1960 populations of SMSA's and
cities they represent. Index numbers are computed on the base 1957-59=100, and are
also available on the bases of 1947-49=100 and 1939=100.
The national index (the United States city average) includes prices from
the 23 SMSAfs for which separate indexes are published in this report, as well as
from the following additional locations:
Alabama - Florence
Alaska - Anchorage
California - Bakersfield*
Colorado - Denver*
Connecticut - Hartford*
Florida - Orlando*
Indiana - Indianapolis*
Indiana - Logansport
Illinois - Champaign-Urbana*
Iowa - Cedar Rapids*
Kansas - Wichita*

Louisiana - Baton Rouge*
Maine - Portland*
Massachusetts - Southbridge
Michigan - Niles
Minnesota - Crookston
Mississippi - Vicksburg
New Jersey - Millville
New York - Kingston
North Carolina - Durham*
North Dakota - Devils Lake
Ohio - Dayton*

Ohio - Findlay
Oklahoma - Mangum
Oregon - Klamath Falls
Pennsylvania - Lancaster*
South Carolina - Union
Tennessee - Nashville*
Texas - Austin*
Texas - McAllen
Utah - Orem
Virginia - Martinsville
Wisconsin - Green Bay*

*Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area
Comparisons of indexes for individual SMSAfs show only that prices in one
location changed more or less than in another. The SMSA indexes cannot be used to
measure differences in price levels or in living costs between areas.
A description of the index and historical tables of index numbers for the
United States city average and for 23 large SMSA's are available on request to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington, D. C. 20212 or any of its regional offices
(addresses below).
BLS Regional Offices
1371 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

341 Ninth Avenue
New York, New York 10001

219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, Illinois 60604

450 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, California 94103

John F. Kennedy Fed. Bide.
Boston, Massachusetts O2llO

1365 Ontario Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114