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Consumer Price Index
for All Urban Consumers

U.S. City Average

June 2014

June 2013

% Change




Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Consumer Price Index
June 2014
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in June on a seasonally adjusted basis.

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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