Consumer Price Index (Urban Wage Earners)

Summary: Consumer prices for urban wage earners (CPI-W)

This database provides change in prices for major goods and services, as measured by changes in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage and Clerical Workers (CPI-W).  See Measuring Price Change for commodity defintions.  Some data are adjusted for seasonal variations, although most are not.  (Seasonal variations typically occur for goods and services such as agriculture, tourism, energy, and others in which seasonal demand and/or supply has a substantial impact on prices.)  A limited number of data series are available starting in 1913. Most are available for shorter periods.


Data are not available for all combinations of items, areas, and time periods.  For additional details on categories and methodology, see Consumer Price Index (CPI).  Data are presented as indexes or percentage changes for the preceding 12-month period. Most indexes have a base period of 1982-1984 = 100. For background on calculating the percentage change bases on index values, see Calculating Consumer Price Changes

Geographic Coverage: U.S., Metropolitan Area

Periodicity: Monthly

Series Begins/Ends: 1913 - 2013

Data Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Updated:  Nov. 11, 2014 Estimated next update: May 15, 2015

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