Consumer Price Index - Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (Current Series)

Metadata Updated: November 22, 2018

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a statistical measure of change, over time, of the prices of goods and services in major expenditure groups--such as food, housing, apparel, transportation, and medical care--typically purchased by urban consumers. Essentially, it compares the cost of a sample "market basket" of goods and services in a specific month relative to the cost of the same "market basket" in an earlier reference period. This reference period is designated as the base period. The revised CPI introduced by the BLS in 1998 includes indexes for two populations; urban wage earners and clerical workers (CW), and all urban consumers (CU). As a result of the revision, both the CW and the CU utilize updated expenditure weights based upon data tabulated from three years (1982, 1983, and 1984) of the Consumer Expenditure Survey and incorporate a number of technical improvements, including an updated and revised item structure.

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Metadata Created Date January 11, 2017
Metadata Updated Date November 22, 2018

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date January 11, 2017
Metadata Updated Date November 22, 2018
Publisher U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Amrit Kohli
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Public Access Level public
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