Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Thu. June 25, 2015

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) rose 0.6 percent prior to seasonal adjustment in May. In the past year, the index has decreased at a rate of 0.6%.  Medical care costs rose 0.2% in May.


Unadjusted Indexes This Month (May) Last Month (April)

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base


237.805  231.520  0

CPI-W Medical Care


 447.213 449.328  2.8


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


Updated 6/25/15 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department