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Table 3 (OW). Old Weight Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index


 Table 3 (OW). Old Weight Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index 

 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                All items                                  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                               Prici-           Indexes             Percent change to    Percent change to 
                     Area                        ng                                  Mar. 2006 from-       Feb. 2006 from-   
                                               sched-                                                                      
                                                 ule                                                                       
                                                 (1)   Dec.   Jan.   Feb.   Mar.   Mar.   Jan.   Feb.   Feb.   Dec.   Jan. 
                                                       2005   2006   2006   2006   2005   2006   2006   2005   2005   2006 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                           
 U.S. city average............................   M    196.8  198.3  198.7  200.0    3.5    0.9    0.7    3.6    1.0    0.2 
                                                                                                                           
            Region and area size(2)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
 Northeast urban..............................   M    209.0  211.1  211.8  213.3    3.5    1.0    0.7    4.0    1.3    0.3 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000...............   M    211.3  213.3  214.1  215.4    3.3    1.0    0.6    3.9    1.3    0.4 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    123.6  124.9  125.3  126.3    4.1    1.1    0.8    4.3    1.4    0.3 
                                                                                                                           
 Midwest urban................................   M    189.7  190.8  190.7  192.0    3.1    0.6    0.7    3.0    0.5   -0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000...............   M    191.6  192.7  192.5  193.8    2.9    0.6    0.7    2.9    0.5   -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    120.9  121.6  121.6  122.3    3.0    0.6    0.6    3.0    0.6    0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                   
       50,000)................................   M    184.4  185.4  185.3  187.0    3.9    0.9    0.9    3.4    0.5   -0.1 
                                                                                                                           
 South urban..................................   M    190.1  191.6  191.8  192.9    3.8    0.7    0.6    3.8    0.9    0.1 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000...............   M    191.9  193.7  193.8  194.7    3.6    0.5    0.5    3.9    1.0    0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    121.2  122.0  122.1  123.0    3.9    0.8    0.7    3.7    0.7    0.1 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                   
       50,000)................................   M    189.7  191.1  191.3  192.3    4.2    0.6    0.5    4.5    0.8    0.1 
                                                                                                                           
 West urban...................................   M    200.0  201.6  202.7  203.7    3.3    1.0    0.5    3.6    1.4    0.5 
   Size A - More than 1,500,000...............   M    203.0  204.6  205.7  206.8    3.5    1.1    0.5    3.7    1.3    0.5 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    121.8  122.9  123.7  124.2    3.2    1.1    0.4    3.4    1.6    0.7 
                                                                                                                           
                 Size classes                                                                                              
                                                                                                                           
   A (4)......................................   M    180.0  181.5  181.9  182.9    3.3    0.8    0.5    3.6    1.1    0.2 
   B/C (3)....................................   M    121.6  122.5  122.8  123.6    3.7    0.9    0.7    3.6    1.0    0.2 
   D..........................................   M    189.3  190.2  190.2  191.8    3.8    0.8    0.8    3.5    0.5    0.0 
                                                                                                                           
            Selected local areas(5)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI...............   M    196.4  197.6  197.2  197.6    3.3    0.0    0.2    3.5    0.4   -0.2 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA......   M    203.9  205.9  207.6  208.5    4.7    1.3    0.4    5.2    1.8    0.8 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                       
     NY-NJ-CT-PA..............................   M    214.2  215.9  216.6  218.6    2.9    1.3    0.9    3.7    1.1    0.3 
                                                                                                                           
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT..........   1        -  221.0      -  221.6    3.5    0.3      -      -      -      - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH..........................   1        -  190.3      -  191.0    2.5    0.4      -      -      -      - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX........................   1        -  188.7      -  188.5    4.0   -0.1      -      -      -      - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6)........   1        -  126.3      -  127.2    3.7    0.7      -      -      -      - 
                                                                                                                           
 Atlanta, GA..................................   2    188.7      -  189.8      -      -      -      -    2.4    0.6      - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI..................   2    192.4      -  194.8      -      -      -      -    3.7    1.2      - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX...............   2    177.2      -  178.9      -      -      -      -    2.5    1.0      - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL....................   2    197.4      -  201.2      -      -      -      -    5.6    1.9      - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                    
     PA-NJ-DE-MD..............................   2    204.9      -  209.5      -      -      -      -    4.7    2.2      - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA...........   2    203.4      -  206.8      -      -      -      -    2.8    1.7      - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA.................   2    200.9      -  203.6      -      -      -      -    3.0    1.3      - 

   1 Foods, fuels, and several other items priced every month in all areas;  
   most other goods and services priced as indicated:                      
        M - Every month.                                                   
         1 - January, March, May, July, September, and November.            
         2 - February, April, June, August, October, and December.          
   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: Local area indexes are byproducts of the national CPI program.  Each local index has a smaller sample size than the
 national index and is, therefore, subject to substantially more sampling and other measurement error. As a result, local
 area indexes show greater volatility than the national index, although their long-term trends are similar.  Therefore, the
 Bureau of Labor Statistics strongly urges users to consider adopting the national average CPI for use in their escalator
 clauses. 
 
 NOTE: Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2021