Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Tue. March 24, 2015

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) rose 0.5 percent prior to seasonal adjustment in February. In the past year, the index has decreased at a rate of 0.6%.  Medical care costs remained unchanged at a rate of 0.5% in February.


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

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base


229.421 228.294 -0.6 

CPI-W Medical Care


445.601 443.836 2.2 


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


Updated 3/24/15 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department