Cost of Living

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) decreased 0.2% in July prior to seasonal adjustment. In the past year, the index has increased at a rate of 0.4% before seasonal adjustment.  


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

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base


234.789 235.308  0.4
CPI-W Medical Care


468.596 466.574  4.3



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


Updated 9/7/16 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department