Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Wed. October 21, 2015

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) declined in September. In the past year, the index has decreased at a rate of 0.6%.  For the month, the index declined 0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment.


Unadjusted Indexes This Month (September) Last Month (August)

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base


232.661 233.366  -0.6

CPI-W Medical Care


450.023 449.272  2.4


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


Updated 10/21/15 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department