Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Mon. June 23, 2014

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) increased 0.3 percent prior to seasonal adjustment in the month of May at an index of 234.216 (on a seasonally unadjusted basis).  In the past year, the index has increased at a rate of 2.1%.  Medical care costs rose at a rate of 2.8% in the last year (as measured by the CPI-W Medical Care Index).




This Month


Last Month


Inflation Rate
(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base

234.216 233.443 2.1%

CPI-W Medical Care

437.893 437.099 2.8%


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


Updated 6/23/14 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department