Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Mon. June 20, 2016

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) increased 0.2% in May on a seasonally adjusted basis. In the past year, the index has increased at a rate of 1.0% before seasonal adjustment.  


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

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base


234.444 233.438  0.4

CPI-W Medical Care


465.314 463.672  3.5


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


Updated 6/20/16 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department