Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Tue. March 18, 2014

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) increased 0.4 percent prior to seasonal adjustment in the month of February at an index of 230.871 (on a seasonally unadjusted basis).  In the past year, the index has increased at a rate of 1.0%.  Medical care costs rose at a rate of 2.3% in the last year (as measured by the CPI-W Medical Care Index).




This Month


Last Month


Inflation Rate
(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base

230.871 230.040 1.0%

CPI-W Medical Care

436.036 432.765 2.3%


Source:  U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index Release


Updated 3/18/14 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department