Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Tue. April 19, 2016

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) increased 0.1% in March on a seasonally adjusted basis. In the past year, the index has increased at a rate of 0.9% before seasonal adjustment.  


Unadjusted Indexes This Month (March) Last Month (February)

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base


232.209 230.972  0.5

CPI-W Medical Care


462.462 462.098  3.5


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


Updated 4/19/16 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department