| Current Statistics|| |
|Consumer Price Index|
for All Urban Consumers
U.S. City Average
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
|Consumer Price Index|
The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.3 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis. 1/16/2014
|Midwest Region Consumer Price Index|
| Other Resources|| |
|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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|Data and Analysis|
|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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