Consumer Price Index 2.6 percent higher than in April 2006


The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in April, before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.

The Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) program produces monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.

The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.6 percent in April, before seasonal adjustment, the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today.  The April level of 206.686 (1982-84=100) was 2.6 percent higher than in April 2006.

The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers(CPI-W) increased 0.8 percent in April, prior to seasonal adjustment.  The April level of 202.130 (1982-84=100) was 2.5 percent higher than in April 2006.

The Chained Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U) increased 0.5 percent in April on a not seasonally adjusted basis.  The April level of 119.543 (December 1999=100) was 2.3 percent higher than in April 2006.  Please note that the indexes for the post-2005 period are subject to revision.


U.S. Department of Labor
6/6/2007 11:36:51 AM