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Labor Market Information - Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
  Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) Last Updated: September 17, 2014
The Consumer Price Index (CPI), computed and published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is a measure of the average change in prices over time in a fixed market basket of goods and services. It is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter, fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors’ and dentists’ services, drugs and other goods and services that people buy for their day-to-day living.

A measure of the average change in prices over time for a set group of goods and services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes CPIs for two population groups:

  • (1) for all urban consumers (CPI-U) which covers approximately 80 percent of the total population
  • (2) for all urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W) which covers 32 percent of the total population.

Among the CPI components are the costs of housing, food, transportation, and energy. While the CPI is not technically a cost of living index, it is often used to indicate changes in the cost-of-living.

A recorded message providing the latest CPI data is available at 617-565-2325. For more assistance, call the Boston office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics at 617-565-2327.

Month 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Jan 2.6 3.3 2.5 2.8 2.7 3.0 1.6 1.7 2.7 3.7 1.1 2.6 1.9 3.0 4.0 2.1 4.3 0.0 2.7 1.6 2.9 1.6 1.6
Feb 2.8 3.2 2.5 2.9 2.7 3.0 1.4 1.6 3.2 3.5 1.1 3.0 1.7 3.0 3.6 2.4 4.0 0.2 2.1 2.1 2.9 2.0 1.1
Mar 3.2 3.1 2.5 2.9 2.8 2.8 1.4 1.7 3.8 2.9 1.5 3.0 1.7 3.1 3.4 2.8 3.9 -0.4 2.3 2.7 2.7 1.5 1.5
Apr 3.2 3.2 2.4 3.1 2.9 2.5 1.4 2.3 3.1 3.3 1.6 2.2 2.3 3.5 3.5 2.6 3.9 -0.7 2.3 3.2 2.3 1.1 2.0
May 3.0 3.2 2.3 3.2 2.9 2.2 1.7 2.1 3.2 3.6 1.2 2.1 3.1 2.8 4.2 2.7 4.2 -1.2 2.0 3.6 1.7 1.4 2.1
Jun 3.1 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.8 2.3 1.7 2.0 3.7 3.2 1.1 2.1 3.3 2.5 4.3 2.7 5.0 -1.4 1.1 3.6 1.7 1.8 2.1
Jul 3.2 2.8 2.8 2.8 3.0 2.2 1.7 2.1 3.7 2.7 1.5 2.1 3.0 3.2 4.1 2.4 5.6 -2.1 1.2 3.6 1.4 2.0 2.0
Aug 3.1 2.8 2.9 2.6 2.9 2.2 1.6 2.3 3.4 2.7 1.8 2.2 2.7 3.6 3.8 2.0 5.4 -1.5 1.2 3.8 1.7 1.5 1.7
Sep 3.0 2.7 3.0 2.5 3.0 2.2 1.5 2.6 3.5 2.6 1.5 2.3 2.5 4.7 2.1 2.8 4.9 -1.3 1.1 3.9 2.0 1.2
Oct 3.2 2.8 2.6 2.8 3.0 2.1 1.5 2.6 3.4 2.1 2.0 2.0 3.2 4.3 1.3 3.5 3.7 -0.2 1.2 3.5 2.2 1.0
Nov 3.0 2.7 2.7 2.6 3.3 1.8 1.5 2.6 3.4 1.9 2.2 1.8 3.5 3.5 2.0 4.3 1.0 1.8 1.2 3.4 1.8 1.2
Dec 2.9 2.7 2.7 2.5 3.3 1.7 1.6 2.7 3.4 1.6 2.4 1.9 3.3 3.4 2.5 4.1 0.1 2.7 1.5 3.0 1.7 1.5
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Month 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Jan 138.1 142.6 146.2 150.3 154.4 159.1 161.6 164.3 168.8 175.1 177.1 181.7 185.2 190.7 198.3 202.4 211.1 211.1 216.7 220.2 226.7 230.3 233.9
Feb 138.6 143.1 146.7 150.9 154.9 159.6 161.9 164.5 169.8 175.8 177.8 183.1 186.2 191.8 198.7 203.5 211.7 212.2 216.7 221.3 227.7 232.2 234.8
Mar 139.3 143.6 147.2 151.4 155.7 160.0 162.2 165.0 171.2 176.2 178.8 184.2 187.4 193.3 199.8 205.4 213.5 212.7 217.6 223.5 229.4 232.8 236.3
Apr 139.5 144.0 147.4 151.9 156.3 160.2 162.5 166.2 171.3 176.9 179.8 183.8 188.0 194.6 201.5 206.7 214.8 213.2 218.0 224.9 230.1 232.5 237.1
May 139.7 144.2 147.5 152.2 156.6 160.1 162.8 166.2 171.5 177.7 179.8 183.5 189.1 194.4 202.5 207.9 216.6 213.9 218.2 226.0 229.8 232.9 237.9
Jun 140.2 144.4 148.0 152.5 156.7 160.3 163.0 166.2 172.4 178.0 179.9 183.7 189.7 194.5 202.9 208.4 218.8 215.7 218.0 225.7 229.5 233.5 238.3
Jul 140.5 144.4 148.4 152.5 157.0 160.5 163.2 166.7 172.8 177.5 180.1 183.9 189.4 195.4 203.5 208.3 220.0 215.4 218.0 225.9 229.1 233.6 238.3
Aug 140.9 144.8 149.0 152.9 157.3 160.8 163.4 167.1 172.8 177.5 180.7 184.6 189.5 196.4 203.9 207.9 219.1 215.8 218.3 226.5 230.4 233.9 237.9
Sep 141.3 145.1 149.4 153.2 157.8 161.2 163.6 167.9 173.7 178.3 181.0 185.2 189.9 198.8 202.9 208.5 218.8 216.0 218.4 226.9 231.4 234.1
Oct 141.8 145.7 149.5 153.7 158.3 161.6 164.0 168.2 174.0 177.7 181.3 185.0 190.9 199.2 201.8 208.9 216.6 216.2 218.7 226.4 231.3 233.5
Nov 142.0 145.8 149.7 153.6 158.6 161.5 164.0 168.3 174.1 177.4 181.3 184.5 191.0 197.6 201.5 210.2 212.4 216.3 218.8 226.2 230.2 233.1
Dec 141.9 145.8 149.7 153.5 158.6 161.3 163.9 168.3 174.0 176.7 180.9 184.3 190.3 196.8 201.8 210.0 210.2 215.9 219.2 225.7 229.6 233.0
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1990 - 2014 Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics (U.S. City Average All Items 1982-84=100)
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Average
Annual
Change
2014 233.9 234.8 236.3 237.1 237.9 238.3 238.25 237.85         236.801 +1.7%
%Change +1.6% +1.1% +1.5% +2.0% +2.1% +2.1% +2.0% +1.7%              
2013 230.3 232.2 232.8 232.5 232.9 233.5 233.6 233.9 234.1 233.5 233.1 233.0 232.9 +1.5%
2012 226.7 227.7 229.4 230.1 229.8 229.5 229.1 230.4 231.4 231.3 230.2 229.6 229.6 +2.1%
2011 220.2 221.3 223.5 224.9 226.0 225.7 225.9 226.5 226.9 226.4 226.2 225.7 224.9 +3.2%
2010 216.7 216.7 217.6 218.0 218.2 218.0 218.0 218.3 218.4 218.7 218.8 219.2 218.0 +1.6%
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Average
Annual
Change
2009 211.1 212.2 212.7 213.2 213.9 215.7 215.4 215.8 216.0 216.2 216.3 215.9 214.5 -0.4%
2008 211.1 211.7 213.5 214.8 216.6 218.8 220.0 219.1 218.8 216.6 212.4 210.2 215.3 +3.9%
2007 202.4 203.5 205.4 206.7 207.9 208.4 208.3 207.9 208.5 208.9 210.2 210.0 207.3 +2.8%
2006 198.3 198.7 199.8 201.5 202.5 202.9 203.5 203.9 202.9 201.8 201.5 201.8 201.6 +3.2%
2005 190.7 191.8 193.3 194.6 194.4 194.5 195.4 196.4 198.8 199.2 197.6 196.8 195.3 +3.4%
2004 185.2 186.2 187.4 188.0 189.1 189.7 189.4 189.5 189.9 190.9 191.0 190.3 188.9 +2.7%
2003 181.7 183.1 184.2 183.8 183.5 183.7 183.9 184.6 185.2 185.0 184.5 184.3 184.0 +2.3%
2002 177.1 177.8 178.8 179.8 179.8 179.9 180.1 180.7 181.0 181.3 181.3 180.9 179.9 +1.6%
2001 175.1 175.8 176.2 176.9 177.7 178.0 177.5 177.5 178.3 177.7 177.4 176.7 177.1 +2.8%
2000 168.8 169.8 171.2 171.3 171.5 172.4 172.8 172.8 173.7 174.0 174.1 174.0 172.2 +3.4%
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Average
Annual
Change
1999 164.3 164.5 165.0 166.2 166.2 166.2 166.7 167.1 167.9 168.2 168.3 168.3 166.6 +2.2%
1998 161.6 161.9 162.2 162.5 162.8 163.0 163.2 163.4 163.6 164.0 164.0 163.9 163.0 +1.6%
1997 159.1 159.6 160.0 160.2 160.1 160.3 160.5 160.8 161.2 161.6 161.5 161.3 160.5 +2.3%
1996 154.4 154.9 155.7 156.3 156.6 156.7 157.0 157.3 157.8 158.3 158.6 158.6 156.9 +3.0%
1995 150.3 150.9 151.4 151.9 152.2 152.5 152.5 152.9 153.2 153.7 153.6 153.5 152.4 +2.8%
1994 146.2 146.7 147.2 147.4 147.5 148.0 148.4 149.0 149.4 149.5 149.7 149.7 148.2 +2.6%
1993 142.6 143.1 143.6 144.0 144.2 144.4 144.4 144.8 145.1 145.7 145.8 145.8 144.5 +3.0%
1992 138.1 138.6 139.3 139.5 139.7 140.2 140.5 140.9 141.3 141.8 142.0 141.9 140.3 +3.0%
1991 134.6 134.8 135.0 135.2 135.6 136.0 136.2 136.6 137.2 137.4 137.8 137.9 136.2 +4.2%
1990 127.4 128.0 128.7 128.9 129.2 129.9 130.4 131.6 132.7 133.5 133.8 133.8 130.7 +5.4%
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