Facts and Figures

Cost of Living

Tue. September 22, 2015

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) declined in August. In the past year, the index has decreased at a rate of 0.3%.  Medical care costs remained unchanged from last month.


Unadjusted Indexes This Month (August) Last Month (July)

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base


233.366  233.806  -0.3

CPI-W Medical Care


449.272  449.376  2.4


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


Updated 9/22/15 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department