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Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, all items index


 Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                All items                                  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                               Prici-           Indexes             Percent change to    Percent change to 
                     CPI-W                       ng                                  Mar. 2006 from--      Feb. 2006 from--  
                                               sched-                                                                      
                                                 ule   Dec.   Jan.   Feb.   Mar.                                           
                                                 (1)   2005   2006   2006   2006   Mar.   Jan.   Feb.   Feb.   Dec.   Jan. 
                                                                                   2005   2006   2006   2005   2005   2006 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                           
 U.S. city average............................   M    192.5  194.0  194.2  195.3    3.6    0.7    0.6    3.7    0.9    0.1 
                                                                                                                           
            Region and area size(2)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
 Northeast urban..............................   M    205.5  207.5  207.9  209.0    3.6    0.7    0.5    4.0    1.2    0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000...............   M    206.4  208.2  208.6  209.7    3.4    0.7    0.5    3.7    1.1    0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    123.7  125.2  125.5  126.1    4.0    0.7    0.5    4.5    1.5    0.2 
                                                                                                                           
 Midwest urban................................   M    185.1  186.2  185.9  187.0    3.2    0.4    0.6    3.2    0.4   -0.2 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000...............   M    186.2  187.3  186.9  188.0    3.0    0.4    0.6    3.1    0.4   -0.2 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    120.3  121.1  121.0  121.7    3.3    0.5    0.6    3.2    0.6   -0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                   
       50,000)................................   M    182.4  183.5  183.2  184.7    4.2    0.7    0.8    3.8    0.4   -0.2 
                                                                                                                           
 South urban..................................   M    187.2  188.8  188.9  189.9    3.9    0.6    0.5    4.1    0.9    0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000...............   M    189.7  191.6  191.8  192.4    3.8    0.4    0.3    4.2    1.1    0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    119.8  120.7  120.7  121.6    3.9    0.7    0.7    3.8    0.8    0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                   
       50,000)................................   M    189.8  191.0  191.1  192.4    4.5    0.7    0.7    4.6    0.7    0.1 
                                                                                                                           
 West urban...................................   M    194.9  196.3  197.2  198.3    3.3    1.0    0.6    3.5    1.2    0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000...............   M    196.2  197.6  198.6  199.7    3.4    1.1    0.6    3.7    1.2    0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    121.3  122.3  123.1  123.6    3.2    1.1    0.4    3.4    1.5    0.7 
                                                                                                                           
                 Size classes                                                                                              
                                                                                                                           
   A (4)......................................   M    178.4  179.8  180.0  181.0    3.4    0.7    0.6    3.6    0.9    0.1 
   B/C (3)....................................   M    120.7  121.7  121.9  122.6    3.6    0.7    0.6    3.7    1.0    0.2 
   D..........................................   M    187.9  188.7  188.7  190.2    4.0    0.8    0.8    3.9    0.4    0.0 
                                                                                                                           
            Selected local areas(5)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI...............   M    190.2  191.2  190.6  190.9    3.3   -0.2    0.2    3.5    0.2   -0.3 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA......   M    196.5  198.3  199.9  200.8    4.5    1.3    0.5    5.0    1.7    0.8 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                       
     NY-NJ-CT-PA..............................   M    208.7  210.2  210.6  212.0    3.2    0.9    0.7    3.6    0.9    0.2 
                                                                                                                           
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT..........   1        -  219.5      -  220.5    3.5    0.5      -      -      -      - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH..........................   1        -  181.4      -  181.6    2.5    0.1      -      -      -      - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX........................   1        -  189.9      -  189.7    4.5   -0.1      -      -      -      - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6)........   1        -  126.1      -  126.4    3.4    0.2      -      -      -      - 
                                                                                                                           
 Atlanta, GA..................................   2    187.2      -  188.5      -      -      -      -    2.8    0.7      - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI..................   2    187.9      -  189.6      -      -      -      -    3.8    0.9      - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX...............   2    175.1      -  176.7      -      -      -      -    2.9    0.9      - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL....................   2    195.5      -  199.9      -      -      -      -    6.2    2.3      - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                    
     PA-NJ-DE-MD..............................   2    205.2      -  209.1      -      -      -      -    4.6    1.9      - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA...........   2    199.3      -  202.5      -      -      -      -    2.6    1.6      - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA.................   2    196.1      -  198.0      -      -      -      -    2.9    1.0      - 

   1 Areas on pricing schedule 2 (see Table 10) will appear next month. 
   2 Regions defined as the four Census regions.  See technical notes.
   3 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
   4 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
   5 In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the 
 January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley,
 CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Phoenix-Mesa, AZ; Pittsburgh, PA;
 Portland-Salem, OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
   6 Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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