Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Thu. December 18, 2014

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) fell 0.7 percent prior to seasonal adjustment in the month of November at an index of 231.551 (on a seasonally unadjusted basis).  In the past year, the index has increased at a rate of 1.1%.  Medical care costs rose at a rate of 2.4% 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

231.551  233.229 1.1%

CPI-W Medical Care

441.306 439.900 2.4%


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


Updated 12/18/14 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department