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Consumer Price Index
for All Urban Consumers

U.S. City Average

October 2015

October 2014

% Change




Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer Price Index
March 2015
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.2 percent in March on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index declined 0.1 percent before seasonal adjustment.

Midwest Region Consumer Price Index

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Guide to Available CPI Data
BLS publishes indexes monthly for the U.S., 4 regions (Northeast, Midwest, (formerly North Central), South, and West), 3 population size-classes (A, B/C, and D) and 10 region-by-size groups (Northeast-Size Class A, South-Size Class D, etc.). The A population size class represents all metropolitan areas over 1.5 million; B/C represents mid-sized and small metropolitan areas (fewer than 1.5 million); and D, all nonmetropolitan urban areas. Due to insufficient sample sizes, region-by-size indexes are not published for Northeast and West Size Class D.

BLS - CPI home page
The Bureau of Labor Statistics has a CPI home page that contains cost of living data, press releases, and information about how CPI data are gathered and calculated.

Location Quotient Calculator
The Location Quotient Calculator is a tool on the BLS website that creates, on demand, tables of private sector employment data, by industry, as measured by the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) program.

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BLS - CPI Frequently Asked Questions
The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.

How BLS Measures Changes in Consumer Prices
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), is important because it provides a statistical measure of the nation's economic well-being. It shows how occurrences such as a drought in the midwest, a freeze in Florida or a disruption of crude oil supplies affect the pocketbooks of American households.
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National Compensation Survey - Compensation Cost Trends
National Compensation Survey - Compensation Cost Trends produces quarterly indexes measuring change over time in labor costs (ECI) and annual data measuring level of average costs per hour worked (ECEC).

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