Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Wed. May 18, 2016

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) increased 0.5% in April on a seasonally adjusted basis. In the past year, the index has increased at a rate of 0.8% before seasonal adjustment.  


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

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base


233.438 232.209  0.8

CPI-W Medical Care


463.672 462.462  3.2


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


Updated 5/18/16 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department