Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Mon. February 23, 2015

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) declined 0.4 percent prior to seasonal adjustment in the December. In the past year, the index has increased at a rate of 0.8%.  Medical care costs rose at a rate of 0.5% in December (as measured by the CPI-W Medical Care Index).


Unadjusted Indexes

This Month(December)

Last Month(November)

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base

229.909 231.551 0.7%

CPI-W Medical Care

439.720 441.306 3.0%


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


Updated 2/23/15 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department