Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Tue. April 21, 2015

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) rose 0.7 percent prior to seasonal adjustment in March. In the past year, the index has decreased at a rate of 0.6%.  Medical care costs rose 0.4% in March.


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

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base


231.055 229.421 0.7

CPI-W Medical Care


446.802 445.601 0.3


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


Updated 4/21/15 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department