Consumer Price IndexThe Consumer Price Index (CPI) , produced monthly by the US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics through an extensive, nationwide survey of businesses, 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.
- Consumer Price Index News Release Table of Contents page
Provides links to the entire gamut of CPI reports the BLS releases each month
- Consumer Price Index Summary
Summary document that accompanies BLS's monthly release of national CPI numbers, broken out by category
- Consumer Price Index for the New York City Metro Area
(Long Island is part of the New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island, NY-NJ-CT-PA Metro Area.)
- CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U. S. City Avg., by expenditure category
This national price index tracks the spending patterns of urban consumers and is representative of the spending patterns of about 88% of Americans. The figures for New York City Metro figures, above, come from this data series.
- CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
This national price index, which tracks the spending patterns of urban wage earners and clerical workers, is representative of the spending patterns or about 29% of Americans. The Social Security Administration uses this series to annually adjust benefits paid to Social Security beneficiaries and Supplemental Security Income recipients.
- Consumer Price Index Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Schedule of Release Dates for the CPI
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