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CONSUMER PRICE INDEX: NOVEMBER 2000
                                  
                   CONSUMER PRICE INDEX:  NOVEMBER 2000
 
      The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased
 0.1 percent in November, before seasonal adjustment, to a level of 174.1
 (1982-84=100), the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of
 Labor reported today.  For the 12-month period ended in November, the CPI-
 U increased 3.4 percent.
      
      The Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers
 (CPI-W) rose 0.2 percent in November, prior to seasonal adjustment.  The
 November level of 170.9 was 3.5 percent higher than the index in November
 1999.
      
 CPI for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
      
      On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI-U rose 0.2 percent in
 November, the same as in October.  The food index, which rose 0.1 percent
 in October, was unchanged in November.  The energy index increased 0.1
 percent in November, following a 0.2 percent rise in October.  In
 November, the index for petroleum-based energy increased 0.2 percent,
 while the index for energy services declined 0.1 percent.  Excluding food
 and energy, the CPI-U rose 0.3 percent, following a 0.2 percent rise in
 October.  A sharp upturn in the tobacco index was principally responsible
 for the larger advance in November.
 
 Table A.  Percent changes in CPI for Urban Consumers (CPI-U)
                                        Seasonally adjusted             Un-
                                                          Compound   adjusted
     Expenditure        Changes from preceding month    annual rate   12-mos.
      Category                      2000                3-mos. ended   ended
                     May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.   Nov. '00    Nov. '00
 All Items            .1    .5   .2  -.1   .5   .2   .2    3.5       3.4
  Food and beverages  .5    .1   .5   .2   .1   .1   .1    1.2       2.3
  Housing             .2    .5   .3   .2   .4   .5   .2    4.5       4.1
  Apparel            -.2   -.6 -1.0   .2  1.6   .3  -.4    6.1      -1.3
  Transportation     -.5   1.8  -.3 -1.1  1.0  -.4   .3    4.0       5.1
  Medical care        .3    .4   .3   .4   .4   .3   .2    3.5       4.3
  Recreation          .3    .3   .3   .1   .1   .0  -.1     .0       1.8
  Education and                                                         
    communication     .1   -.1   .6   .2  -.7   .8  -.2    -.4       1.0
  Other goods and                                                     
    services         -.6   -.2  1.0  -.3  1.1  -.6  1.2    6.9       5.0
  Special Indexes                                                       
   Energy           -1.9   5.6   .1 -2.9  3.8   .2   .1   17.3      16.0
   Food               .5    .1   .5   .2   .2   .1   .0    1.2       2.2
   All Items less                                                       
     food and energy  .2    .2   .2   .2   .3   .2   .3    2.9       2.6
      During the first 11 months of 2000, the CPI-U rose at a 3.5 percent
 seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR).  This compares with an increase of
 2.7 percent for all of 1999.  The energy index, which increased 13.4
 percent in 1999, has risen at a 15.1 percent SAAR thus far in 2000.  In
 the first 11 months of 2000, petroleum-based energy costs increased at an
 18.9 percent SAAR, and charges for energy services rose at an 11.2 percent
 annual rate.  The food index has risen at a 2.4 percent SAAR thus far in
 2000, following a 1.9 percent increase for all of 1999.  Excluding food
 and energy, the CPI-U has advanced at a 2.7 percent rate thus far in 2000,
 compared with a 1.9 percent rise for all of 1999.
      
      The food and beverages index increased 0.1 percent in November, the
 same as in each of the preceding two months.  The index for food at home
 declined 0.1 percent in November.  The index for meats, poultry, fish, and
 eggs declined 1.0 percent in November.  Poultry prices fell 3.0 percent as
 the index for other poultry, including turkey, declined 5.1 percent.  Meat
 prices declined for the third consecutive month; a 1.2 percent drop in
 pork prices more than offset a 1.2 percent rise in the index for other
 meats, while the index for beef was unchanged.  The indexes for cereal and
 bakery products and for dairy products each declined 0.3 percent.  The
 index for fruits and vegetables rose 0.7 percent in November.  Within the
 fruits and vegetables group, the indexes for fresh fruits and for fresh
 vegetables rose 2.0 and 0.9 percent, respectively, more than offsetting a
 2.0 percent decline in the index for processed fruits and vegetables.  The
 index for nonalcoholic beverages rose 0.7 percent, reflecting a 1.5
 percent increase in the index for carbonated drinks.  The index for other
 food at home increased 0.6 percent.  The other two components of the food
 and beverages index--food away from home and alcoholic beverages--
 increased 0.1 and 0.5 percent, respectively, in November.
      
      The housing index increased 0.2 percent in November, following a 0.5
 percent rise in October.  The index for fuels and utilities, which
 advanced 1.3 percent in October, rose 0.1 percent in November.  In
 November, the indexes for fuel oil and for electricity increased 0.1 and
 0.2 percent, respectively, while the index for natural gas declined 0.7
 percent.  (Prior to seasonal adjustment, prices for fuel oil increased 2.1
 percent and charges for natural gas rose 2.0 percent, while charges for
 electricity declined 2.0 percent.)  During the past 12 months, prices for
 fuel oil have increased 45.2 percent and charges for natural gas 25.6
 percent.  Charges for electricity have risen 2.3 percent.  Shelter costs
 increased 0.3 percent in November, following a 0.4 percent rise in
 October.  Within shelter, the indexes for rent and for owners' equivalent
 rent each increased 0.3 percent, and the index for lodging away from home
 rose 0.2 percent.  The index for household furnishings and operations,
 which was unchanged in October, advanced 0.4 percent in November.
      
      The transportation component turned back up in November, advancing
 0.3 percent after declining 0.4 percent in October.  The index for
 gasoline prices, which declined 1.4 percent in October, rose 0.3 percent
 in November.  (Prior to seasonal adjustment, gasoline prices declined 0.1
 percent.)   During the past 12 months, gasoline prices have risen 21.6
 percent.  The index for new vehicles turned up in November, advancing 0.1
 percent, following declines in each of the three preceding months.  (Prior
 to seasonal adjustment, new vehicle prices rose 0.8 percent.)  As of
 November, about 48 percent of the new vehicle sample was represented by
 2001 models; in November 1999 new models represented about 58 percent of
 the sample.  The 2001 models will continue to be phased in, with
 appropriate adjustments for quality change, over the next several months
 as they replace old models at dealerships.  (For a report on quality
 changes for the 2001 vehicles represented in the Producer Price Index
 sample, see news release USDL-00-331, dated November 9, 2000.)  The index
 for used cars and trucks increased 0.9 percent in November.  Public
 transportation costs rose 0.5 percent, reflecting a 0.7 percent increase
 in airline fares.  Airline fares have risen 5.1 percent during the past 12
 months.
      
      The index for apparel fell 0.4 percent in November, its first decline
 in four months.  (Prior to seasonal adjustment, apparel prices declined
 0.8 percent, reflecting the discounting of prices for women's wear.)
      
      Medical care costs rose 0.2 percent in November to a level 4.3
 percent higher than a year ago.  In November, the index for medical care
 commodities--prescription and nonprescription drugs and medical supplies--
 rose 0.3 percent.  The index for medical care services rose 0.1 percent.
 Charges for professional services and for hospital and related services
 increased 0.1 and 0.4 percent, respectively.
      
      The index for recreation costs, which was unchanged in October,
 declined 0.1 percent in November.  Price declines for toys, sporting
 goods, and video and audio equipment were largely offset by price
 increases for books, photography, and cable television.
      
      The index for education and communication declined 0.2 percent in
 November.  Educational costs rose 0.4 percent, while the index for
 communication declined 0.9 percent.  Within the communication group, the
 indexes for telephone services and for personal computers and peripheral
 equipment fell 0.8 and 2.6 percent, respectively.
      
      The index for other goods and services, which declined 0.6 percent in
 October, increased 1.2 percent in November.  Cigarette prices, which fell
 2.8 percent in October, increased 3.7 percent in November, accounting for
 the upturn in this major group.
 
 
 CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W)
      
      On a seasonally adjusted basis, the CPI for Urban Wage Earners and
 Clerical Workers rose 0.2 percent in November.
 Table B.  Percent changes in CPI for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical
 Workers (CPI-W)
                              Seasonally adjusted             Un-
                                                          Compound   adjusted
     Expenditure        Changes from preceding month    annual rate   12-mos.
      Category                      2000                3-mos. ended   ended
                     May June July Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov.   Nov. '00    Nov. '00               
 All Items            .1    .6   .2  -.2   .6   .1   .2    3.8       3.5
  Food and beverages  .5    .1   .5   .2   .2   .1   .0    1.2       2.4
  Housing             .2    .5   .4   .1   .5   .4   .3    4.9       4.0
  Apparel            -.2   -.5 -1.2   .1  1.4   .4  -.3    6.1      -1.4
  Transportation     -.5   2.0  -.5 -1.3  1.3  -.3   .4    5.6       5.4
  Medical care        .3    .4   .3   .4   .4   .3   .2    3.4       4.2
  Recreation          .4    .3   .1   .1   .1   .0  -.1     .0       1.7
  Education and                                                         
    communication     .2   -.3   .6   .2  -.7   .9  -.3    -.4        .7
  Other goods and                                                     
    services        -1.0   -.3  1.2  -.4  1.5 -1.0  1.5    8.2       5.6
 Special Indexes                                                        
  Energy            -1.9   6.2  -.5 -3.4  4.2   .0   .2   18.8      16.2
  Food                .5    .1   .5   .2   .2   .1   .0    1.2       2.3
  All Items less                                                        
    food and energy   .2    .1   .2   .2   .3   .1   .3    3.0       2.5
     Consumer Price Index data for December are scheduled for release on
 Wednesday, January 17, 2001, at 8:30 A.M. (EST).  Releases for the
 remainder of 2001:
     
           Feb. 21                  Aug. 16
           Mar. 21                  Sep. 18
           Apr. 17                  Oct. 19
           May 16                   Nov. 16
           June 15                  Dec. 14
           July 18                  Jan. 16, 2002
 __________________________________________________________________________ 
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       sensory impaired individuals upon request.  Voice phone:
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 __________________________________________________________________________
       
       Brief Explanation of the CPI
            The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the
       average change in prices over time in a market basket of
       goods and services.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics
       publishes CPIs for two population groups:  (1) a CPI for All
       Urban Consumers (CPI-U) which covers approximately 87
       percent of the total population and (2) a CPI for Urban Wage
       Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) which covers 32 percent
       of the total population.  The CPI-U includes, in addition to
       wage earners and clerical workers, groups such as
       professional, managerial, and technical workers, the self-
       employed, short-term workers, the unemployed, and retirees
       and others not in the labor force.
       
            The CPI is based on prices of food, clothing, shelter,
       and fuels, transportation fares, charges for doctors' and
       dentists' services, drugs, and other goods and services that
       people buy for day-to-day living.  Prices are collected in
       87 urban areas across the country from about 50,000 housing
       units and approximately 23,000 retail establishments-
       department stores, supermarkets, hospitals, filling
       stations, and other types of stores and service
       establishments.  All taxes directly associated with the
       purchase and use of items are included in the index.  Prices
       of fuels and a few other items are obtained every month in
       all 87 locations.  Prices of most other commodities and
       services are collected every month in the three largest
       geographic areas and every other month in other areas.
       Prices of most goods and services are obtained by personal
       visits or telephone calls of the Bureau's trained
       representatives.
       
            In calculating the index, price changes for the various
       items in each location are averaged together with weights
       which represent their importance in the spending of the
       appropriate population group.  Local data are then combined
       to obtain a U.S. city average.  Separate indexes are also
       published by size of city, by region of the country, for
       cross-classifications of regions and population-size
       classes, and for 26 local areas.  Area indexes do not
       measure differences in the level of prices among cities,
       they only measure the average change in prices for each area
       since the base period.
       
            The index measures price change from a designed
       reference date-1982-84 which equals 100.0.  An increase of
       16.5 percent, for example, is shown as 116.5.  This change
       can also be expressed in dollars as follows:  the price of a
       base period market basket of goods and services in the CPI
       has risen from $10 in 1982-84 to $11.65.
       
            For further details visit the CPI home page on the
       Internet at http://stats.bls.gov/cpihome.htm or contact our
       CPI Information and Analysis Section on (202) 691-7000.
       
 __________________________________________________________________________            
            
            
       Calculating Index Changes
       
            Movements of the indexes from one month to another are
       usually expressed as percent changes rather than changes in index 
       points, because index point changes are affected by the level of 
       the index in relation to its base period while percent changes are 
       not.  The example below illustrates the computation of index point 
       and percent changes.
       
            Percent changes for 3-month and 6-month periods are expressed 
       as annual rates and are computed according to the standard formula 
       for compound growth rates.  These data indicate what the percent 
       change would be if the current rate were maintained for a 12-month 
       period.
       
         
                    Index Point Change
       
       CPI   					115.7
       Less previous index    			111.2
       Equals index point change  		4.5
       
       
                    Percent Change
       
       Index point difference			4.5
       Divided by the previous index		111.2
       Equals					0.040
       Results multiplied by one hundred	0.040x100
       Equals percent change			4.0
       
       
 _________________________________________________________________________    
            
 
       A Note on Seasonally Adjusted and Unadjusted Data
            Because price data are used for different purposes by
       different groups, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes
       seasonally adjusted as well as unadjusted changes each
       month.
       
            For analyzing general price trends in the economy,
       seasonally adjusted changes are usually preferred since they
       eliminate the effect of changes that normally occur at the
       same time and in about the same magnitude every year--such
       as price movements resulting from changing climatic
       conditions, production cycles, model changeovers, holidays,
       and sales.
       
            The unadjusted data are of primary interest to
       consumers concerned about the prices they actually pay.
       Unadjusted data also are used extensively for escalation
       purposes.  Many collective bargaining contract agreements
       and pension plans, for example, tie compensation changes to
       the Consumer Price Index unadjusted for seasonal variation.
       
            Seasonal factors used in computing the seasonally
       adjusted indexes are derived by the X-12-ARIMA Seasonal
       Adjustment Method.  The updated seasonal data at the end of
       1977 replaced data from 1967 through 1977.  Subsequent
       annual updates have replaced 5 years of seasonal data, e.g.,
       data from 1995 through 1999 were replaced at the end of
       1999.  The seasonal movement of all items and 54 other
       aggregations is derived by combining the seasonal movement
       of 73 selected components.  Each year the seasonal status of
       every series is reevaluated based upon certain statistical
       criteria.  If any of the 73 components change their seasonal
       adjustment status from seasonally adjusted to not seasonally
       adjusted, not seasonally adjusted data will be used for the
       last 5 years, but the seasonally adjusted indexes will be
       used before that period.
       
            Seasonally adjusted data, including the All items index
       levels, are subject to revision for up to five years after
       their original release.  For this reason, BLS advises
       against the use of these data in escalation agreements.
       
            Effective with the calculation of the seasonal factors
       for 1990, the Bureau of Labor Statistics has used an
       enhanced seasonal adjustment procedure called Intervention
       Analysis Seasonal Adjustment for some CPI series.
       Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment allows for better
       estimates of seasonally adjusted data.  Extreme values
       and/or sharp movements which might distort the seasonal
       pattern are estimated and removed from the data prior to
       calculation of seasonal factors.  Beginning with the
       calculation of seasonal factors for 1996, X-12-ARIMA
       software was used for Intervention Analysis Seasonal
       Adjustment.
       
            For the fuel oil and the motor fuels indexes, this
       procedure was used to offset the effects that extreme price
       volatility would otherwise have had on the estimates of
       seasonally adjusted data for those series.  For the
       breakfast cereal index, the procedure was used to offset the
       effects of price-cutting among cereal manufacturers.  For
       the educational books and supplies index, the procedure was
       used to account for greater than normal sale prices on
       educational reference books.  For some alcoholic beverage
       series, Intervention Analysis Seasonal Adjustment was used
       to offset the effects of increased brewer's costs along with
       increased demand for specialty beers.  For the nonalcoholic
       beverages index, the procedure was used to offset the
       effects of a large increase in coffee prices due to adverse
       weather.  For the fats and oils series, the procedure was
       used to account for lower domestic butter stocks, lower cold
       storage supplies, and anticipation of a bumper soybean crop.
       For the new trucks index, the procedure was applied to
       account for loyalty rebates offered to customers by American
       automakers.   For the water and sewerage maintenance index, 
       the procedure was used to account for a data collection anomaly.
       
            A description of Intervention Analysis Seasonal
       Adjustment, as well as a list of unusual events modeled and
       seasonal factors for these items may be obtained by writing
       the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Consumer Prices
       and Price Indexes, Washington, DC 20212 or by calling Claire
       McAnaw Gallagher on (202) 691-6968 or sending e-mail to
       Gallagher_C@BLS.GOV.
 

 Table 1. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): U.S. city average, by expenditure category and commodity
 and service group
 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                   Unadjusted                           
                                                 Relative   Unadjusted indexes percent change to   Seasonally adjusted  
                                               importance,                      Nov. 2000 from-    percent change from- 
                     CPI-U                       December                                                               
                                                   1999       Oct.      Nov.                                            
                                                              2000      2000     Nov.     Oct.   Aug. to Sep. to Oct. to
                                                                                 1999     2000     Sep.    Oct.    Nov. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items ...................................    100.000     174.0     174.1      3.4      0.1     0.5     0.2     0.2 
 All items (1967=100) ........................          -     521.2     521.5        -        -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages .........................     16.302     169.6     169.5      2.3     -0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
   Food ......................................     15.315     169.1     168.9      2.2     -0.1     0.2     0.1     0.0 
    Food at home .............................      9.603     169.1     168.8      2.2     -0.2     0.1     0.1    -0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products .............      1.534     190.1     189.0      2.3     -0.6    -0.3     0.9    -0.3 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..........      2.543     156.8     155.5      3.3     -0.8    -0.1     0.0    -1.0 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........      1.090     161.9     161.4     -1.9     -0.3     0.4     0.2    -0.3 
     Fruits and vegetables ...................      1.429     206.2     207.3      3.0      0.5     0.8     0.5     0.7 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials ...........................      1.045     137.4     137.9      3.0      0.4    -0.2    -0.5     0.7 
     Other food at home ......................      1.962     155.8     156.0      2.0      0.1     0.1    -0.6     0.6 
      Sugar and sweets .......................       .373     153.9     153.0      0.6     -0.6    -0.3    -0.2     0.2 
      Fats and oils ..........................       .288     149.7     146.5      0.8     -2.1    -0.1     0.3    -1.2 
      Other foods ............................      1.301     172.0     173.3      2.5      0.8     0.2    -0.8     1.2 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .314     106.8     110.0      5.9      3.0    -1.6    -0.8     3.0 
    Food away from home (1)...................      5.712     170.3     170.4      2.3      0.1     0.3     0.2     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .176     110.5     111.0      3.8      0.5     0.6     0.5     0.5 
   Alcoholic beverages .......................       .987     175.9     176.4      3.0      0.3    -0.2     0.2     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing ....................................     39.636     171.7     171.6      4.1     -0.1     0.4     0.5     0.2 
   Shelter ...................................     30.235     195.2     195.2      3.5      0.0     0.2     0.4     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      7.036     186.1     186.8      3.9      0.4     0.4     0.4     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2) (3)............      2.359     118.5     113.9      5.0     -3.9    -0.1     0.6     0.2 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     20.470     200.5     201.2      3.2      0.3     0.3     0.3     0.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .370     104.2     104.5      2.4      0.3     0.2     0.0     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities .......................      4.722     143.1     142.7      9.8     -0.3     2.0     1.3     0.1 
    Fuels ....................................      3.794     128.3     127.7     11.4     -0.5     2.4     1.5     0.0 
     Fuel oil and other fuels ................       .273     137.6     140.3     39.3      2.0    10.3     1.3     0.2 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.521     133.6     132.7      9.3     -0.7     1.7     1.5    -0.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .928     107.2     107.6      2.8      0.4     0.3     0.1     0.5 
   Household furnishings and operations ......      4.680     128.7     128.9      2.0      0.2     0.2     0.0     0.4 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .910     111.9     112.2      6.0      0.3     0.4     0.0     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel ....................................      4.684     132.8     131.8     -1.3     -0.8     1.6     0.3    -0.4 
   Men's and boys' apparel ...................      1.335     130.4     131.3     -1.4      0.7     0.5    -0.8     0.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel ................      1.879     127.9     124.8     -1.4     -2.4     2.2     1.3    -1.8 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel (1).........       .272     130.8     130.7     -1.4     -0.1     0.6     2.7    -0.1 
   Footwear ..................................       .828     125.3     125.4     -0.8      0.1     2.5    -1.1     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation .............................     17.450     154.4     155.2      5.1      0.5     1.0    -0.4     0.3 
   Private transportation ....................     16.050     150.4     151.1      5.2      0.5     1.3    -0.3     0.3 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      7.652     100.8     101.5      0.6      0.7     0.1     0.1     0.3 
     New vehicles ............................      4.835     141.6     142.7     -0.3      0.8    -0.2    -0.4     0.1 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................      1.888     157.9     159.3      2.0      0.9     0.6     1.1     0.9 
    Motor fuel ...............................      3.160     133.1     133.0     21.7     -0.1     5.4    -1.4     0.3 
     Gasoline (all types) ....................      3.140     132.3     132.2     21.6     -0.1     5.4    -1.4     0.3 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment ........       .533     101.7     102.5      1.3      0.8     0.0     0.1     0.5 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.622     179.4     179.9      3.6      0.3     0.3     0.4     0.3 
   Public transportation (1)..................      1.400     208.0     209.1      3.4      0.5    -1.3    -2.3     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care ...............................      5.768     263.7     264.1      4.3      0.2     0.4     0.3     0.2 
   Medical care commodities ..................      1.268     239.6     240.0      2.7      0.2     0.2     0.2     0.3 
   Medical care services .....................      4.501     269.4     269.8      4.7      0.1     0.4     0.3     0.1 
    Professional services (3).................      2.867     239.7     239.8      3.6      0.0     0.3     0.2     0.1 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.386     323.6     324.7      6.8      0.3     0.6     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      6.008     103.8     103.7      1.8     -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
   Video and audio (1) (2)....................      1.691     101.0     100.9      0.8     -0.1     0.3    -0.5     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      5.419     103.6     103.2      1.0     -0.4    -0.7     0.8    -0.2 
   Education (2)..............................      2.741     115.3     115.4      5.6      0.1     0.4     0.5     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies ...........       .196     285.2     284.8     11.4     -0.1     1.1    -0.1     0.2 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.544     332.1     332.5      5.1      0.1     0.4     0.6     0.4 
   Communication (1) (2)......................      2.679      93.1      92.3     -3.8     -0.9    -1.7     1.1    -0.9 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      2.474      92.3      91.5     -4.0     -0.9    -1.8     1.1    -0.9 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.274      98.3      97.5     -3.1     -0.8    -1.9     1.3    -0.8 
     Information and information processing                                                                             
         other than telephone services (1) (5)       .200      24.7      24.2    -14.2     -2.0    -0.8    -1.2    -2.0 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (2)...................       .106      38.3      37.3    -20.6     -2.6    -1.5    -1.5    -2.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services ...................      4.733     273.0     276.2      5.0      1.2     1.1    -0.6     1.2 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.258     396.7     411.0     11.1      3.6     3.5    -2.8     3.6 
   Personal care (1)..........................      3.475     167.0     167.4      2.8      0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .741     153.4     153.9      0.4      0.3     0.0    -0.6     0.3 
    Personal care services (1)................       .982     180.3     180.6      3.9      0.2     0.3     0.2     0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services ..........      1.506     255.1     255.7      3.9      0.2     0.3     0.4     0.4 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities .................................     42.141     150.4     150.6      3.0      0.1     0.9    -0.1     0.1 
  Food and beverages .........................     16.302     169.6     169.5      2.3     -0.1     0.1     0.1     0.1 
  Commodities less food and beverages ........     25.840     138.9     139.3      3.5      0.3     1.4    -0.3     0.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages .......     14.906     149.9     150.2      6.3      0.2     2.1    -0.5     0.7 
    Apparel ..................................      4.684     132.8     131.8     -1.3     -0.8     1.6     0.3    -0.4 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel ..............................     10.222     164.7     165.7     10.0      0.6     2.4    -0.7     1.3 
   Durables ..................................     10.934     125.0     125.5     -0.4      0.4     0.0    -0.1     0.2 
 Services ....................................     57.859     197.6     197.6      3.7      0.0     0.3     0.4     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     29.865     203.3     203.2      3.5      0.0     0.2     0.3     0.3 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .370     104.2     104.5      2.4      0.3     0.2     0.0     0.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.521     133.6     132.7      9.3     -0.7     1.7     1.5    -0.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .928     107.2     107.6      2.8      0.4     0.3     0.1     0.5 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .910     111.9     112.2      6.0      0.3     0.4     0.0     0.3 
  Transportation services ....................      6.940     197.0     198.0      2.8      0.5    -0.1    -0.4     0.3 
  Medical care services ......................      4.501     269.4     269.8      4.7      0.1     0.4     0.3     0.1 
  Other services .............................     10.825     232.6     232.4      2.8     -0.1    -0.2     0.5     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food .........................     84.685     174.9     175.0      3.7      0.1     0.5     0.2     0.3 
 All items less shelter ......................     69.765     167.5     167.7      3.5      0.1     0.6     0.1     0.2 
 All items less medical care .................     94.232     169.1     169.2      3.4      0.1     0.5     0.2     0.2 
 Commodities less food .......................     26.827     140.4     140.8      3.5      0.3     1.3    -0.3     0.3 
 Nondurables less food .......................     15.893     151.6     151.8      6.1      0.1     1.8    -0.5     0.7 
 Nondurables less food and apparel ...........     11.209     165.1     166.0      9.3      0.5     2.0    -0.6     1.2 
 Nondurables .................................     31.208     160.1     160.2      4.2      0.1     1.2    -0.4     0.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     27.994     205.8     205.9      4.0      0.0     0.2     0.4     0.0 
 Services less medical care services .........     53.358     191.1     191.1      3.7      0.0     0.2     0.4     0.1 
 Energy ......................................      6.954     129.3     129.0     16.0     -0.2     3.8     0.2     0.1 
 All items less energy .......................     93.046     180.1     180.3      2.6      0.1     0.2     0.2     0.2 
  All items less food and energy .............     77.731     182.8     183.0      2.6      0.1     0.3     0.2     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities ...........................     23.393     145.6     146.0      0.7      0.3     0.5    -0.1     0.3 
    Energy commodities .......................      3.433     133.6     133.8     23.1      0.1     5.9    -1.2     0.2 
   Services less energy services .............     54.338     204.1     204.2      3.4      0.0     0.1     0.2     0.3 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00) .........................          -    $ .575    $ .574        -        -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00) ............................          -    $ .192    $ .192        -        -       -       -       - 
   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series converted to a
 geometric means estimator in January, 1999.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
 Table 2. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city average, by expenditure
 category and commodity and service group
 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                 Seasonally adjusted indexes    Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent 
                                                                                               change for               
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                     CPI-U                                                           3 months ended--         6 months  
                                                                                                              ended--   
                                                 Aug.    Sep.    Oct.    Nov.                                           
                                                 2000    2000    2000    2000                                           
                                                                                Feb.    May   Aug.   Nov.    May   Nov. 
                                                                                2000   2000   2000   2000   2000   2000 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items ...................................  172.7   173.6   173.9   174.2    4.1    3.3    2.8    3.5    3.7    3.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages .........................  169.3   169.5   169.7   169.8    1.7    2.7    3.6    1.2    2.2    2.4 
   Food ......................................  168.9   169.2   169.4   169.4    1.7    2.9    3.4    1.2    2.3    2.3 
    Food at home .............................  169.0   169.1   169.2   169.1    1.2    3.2    4.1    0.2    2.2    2.2 
     Cereals and bakery products .............  189.3   188.8   190.5   189.9    0.2    5.7    1.9    1.3    2.9    1.6 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..........  156.3   156.2   156.2   154.6    4.1    9.6    4.7   -4.3    6.8    0.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........  161.0   161.6   161.9   161.4   -8.7   -3.2    3.6    1.0   -6.0    2.3 
     Fruits and vegetables ...................  206.3   207.9   209.0   210.4    0.2   -2.1    6.2    8.2   -1.0    7.2 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials ...........................  138.5   138.2   137.5   138.5    9.2   -1.4    4.5    0.0    3.8    2.2 
     Other food at home ......................  156.7   156.9   156.0   157.0    0.3    3.9    2.6    0.8    2.1    1.7 
      Sugar and sweets .......................  154.7   154.2   153.9   154.2    1.8   -1.8    3.4   -1.3    0.0    1.0 
      Fats and oils ..........................  148.8   148.7   149.2   147.4   -4.0    8.3    3.3   -3.7    1.9   -0.3 
      Other foods ............................  173.2   173.6   172.2   174.2    0.7    4.8    2.3    2.3    2.7    2.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......  109.5   107.7   106.8   110.0   10.0    0.0   12.2    1.8    4.9    6.9 
    Food away from home (1)...................  169.5   170.0   170.3   170.4    2.7    1.7    2.9    2.1    2.2    2.5 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........  109.3   110.0   110.5   111.0    3.8    0.7    4.5    6.4    2.3    5.4 
   Alcoholic beverages .......................  175.8   175.5   175.9   176.8    3.1    1.4    5.7    2.3    2.2    4.0 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing ....................................  170.1   170.8   171.6   172.0    4.2    3.2    4.3    4.5    3.7    4.4 
   Shelter ...................................  193.8   194.2   194.9   195.5    3.6    3.8    2.9    3.6    3.7    3.2 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............  184.6   185.3   186.1   186.6    4.3    3.1    3.8    4.4    3.7    4.1 
    Lodging away from home (2) (3)............  111.1   111.0   111.7   111.9   -1.9   16.4    2.9    2.9    6.9    2.9 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................  199.2   199.7   200.3   201.0    4.2    2.5    2.9    3.7    3.3    3.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..  104.0   104.2   104.2   104.5    1.2    5.6    0.8    1.9    3.4    1.4 
   Fuels and utilities .......................  138.3   141.1   142.9   143.0   10.8   -1.5   15.5   14.3    4.5   14.9 
    Fuels ....................................  122.4   125.3   127.2   127.2   12.8   -2.7   19.4   16.6    4.8   18.0 
     Fuel oil and other fuels ................  124.6   137.4   139.2   139.5  315.3  -47.9   11.0   57.1   47.1   32.0 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  128.4   130.6   132.6   132.5    0.7    3.7   19.9   13.4    2.2   16.6 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................  106.6   106.9   107.0   107.5    3.1    2.7    1.9    3.4    2.9    2.7 
   Household furnishings and operations ......  128.6   128.8   128.8   129.3    1.6    2.5    1.9    2.2    2.1    2.0 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............  111.5   111.9   111.9   112.2   10.2    6.4    5.2    2.5    8.3    3.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel ....................................  127.8   129.8   130.2   129.7   -3.9   -1.5   -5.7    6.1   -2.7    0.0 
   Men's and boys' apparel ...................  128.5   129.2   128.2   129.1    0.3   -1.8   -6.0    1.9   -0.8   -2.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel ................  120.2   122.9   124.5   122.2   -8.1   -1.6   -2.3    6.8   -4.9    2.2 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel (1).........  126.7   127.4   130.8   130.7    1.5   -4.1  -14.3   13.2   -1.4   -1.5 
   Footwear ..................................  121.9   124.9   123.5   123.7   -5.0    6.0   -9.3    6.0    0.3   -1.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation .............................  153.2   154.8   154.2   154.7    9.3    5.4    1.8    4.0    7.3    2.9 
   Private transportation ....................  148.8   150.7   150.3   150.7    9.5    5.0    1.1    5.2    7.2    3.1 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........  101.2   101.3   101.4   101.7   -3.5    3.6    0.0    2.0    0.0    1.0 
     New vehicles ............................  143.0   142.7   142.2   142.4   -1.7    2.6   -0.6   -1.7    0.4   -1.1 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................  155.2   156.2   157.9   159.3   -7.7    6.4   -0.5   11.0   -0.9    5.1 
    Motor fuel ...............................  126.2   133.0   131.1   131.5   63.9   12.0    1.6   17.9   35.5    9.4 
     Gasoline (all types) ....................  125.3   132.1   130.2   130.6   64.9   11.3    1.0   18.0   35.5    9.2 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment ........  101.6   101.6   101.7   102.2   -1.2    3.2    0.8    2.4    1.0    1.6 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..  178.2   178.7   179.4   179.9    3.7    2.5    4.4    3.9    3.1    4.1 
   Public transportation (1)..................  215.7   213.0   208.0   209.1    4.0   12.7   10.5  -11.7    8.3   -1.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care ...............................  262.6   263.6   264.4   264.9    4.2    4.6    4.7    3.5    4.4    4.1 
   Medical care commodities ..................  239.0   239.4   239.9   240.7    2.1    3.1    2.9    2.9    2.6    2.9 
   Medical care services .....................  267.8   269.0   269.9   270.3    4.7    5.0    5.2    3.8    4.9    4.5 
    Professional services (3).................  238.9   239.5   240.0   240.3    4.7    3.5    3.9    2.4    4.1    3.2 
    Hospital and related services (3).........  321.0   322.8   324.2   325.4    6.2    6.8    9.1    5.6    6.5    7.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................  103.6   103.7   103.7   103.6    1.6    2.8    2.7    0.0    2.2    1.4 
   Video and audio (1) (2)....................  101.5   101.8   101.3   101.3   -0.4    3.6    1.2   -0.8    1.6    0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............  103.1   102.4   103.2   103.0    0.8    0.4    2.8   -0.4    0.6    1.2 
   Education (2)..............................  113.5   114.0   114.6   115.1    7.2    4.8    4.7    5.8    6.0    5.2 
    Educational books and supplies ...........  281.6   284.6   284.3   284.8   36.7    1.7    5.9    4.6   18.0    5.3 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare   325.4   326.6   328.5   329.9    5.1    5.1    4.7    5.6    5.1    5.2 
   Communication (1) (2)......................   93.7    92.1    93.1    92.3   -4.9   -4.2    0.0   -5.8   -4.5   -3.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................   93.0    91.3    92.3    91.5   -4.9   -4.6    0.0   -6.3   -4.8   -3.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............   98.9    97.0    98.3    97.5   -4.7   -3.6    1.6   -5.5   -4.1   -2.0 
     Information and information processing                                                                             
         other than telephone services (1) (5)   25.2    25.0    24.7    24.2   -8.2  -13.7  -19.4  -15.0  -11.0  -17.2 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (2)...................   39.5    38.9    38.3    37.3  -15.2  -21.9  -24.7  -20.5  -18.6  -22.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services ...................  272.2   275.3   273.6   276.8    5.7    5.3    2.1    6.9    5.5    4.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........  394.1   408.0   396.7   411.0   15.1   11.4    0.6   18.3   13.2    9.1 
   Personal care (1)..........................  166.2   166.6   167.0   167.4    2.5    3.2    2.7    2.9    2.8    2.8 
    Personal care products (1)................  154.3   154.3   153.4   153.9   -1.8    1.1    3.4   -1.0   -0.4    1.2 
    Personal care services (1)................  179.3   179.9   180.3   180.6    4.0    3.9    4.6    2.9    3.9    3.8 
    Miscellaneous personal services ..........  253.6   254.3   255.3   256.2    3.1    4.6    3.9    4.2    3.8    4.0 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities .................................  149.0   150.3   150.1   150.3    5.3    2.5    0.8    3.5    3.9    2.2 
  Food and beverages .........................  169.3   169.5   169.7   169.8    1.7    2.7    3.6    1.2    2.2    2.4 
  Commodities less food and beverages ........  136.9   138.8   138.4   138.7    7.4    2.1   -0.9    5.4    4.7    2.2 
   Nondurables less food and beverages .......  146.3   149.3   148.6   149.6   12.8    2.8    0.8    9.3    7.7    5.0 
    Apparel ..................................  127.8   129.8   130.2   129.7   -3.9   -1.5   -5.7    6.1   -2.7    0.0 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel ..............................  161.5   165.3   164.1   166.2   20.5    4.9    3.3   12.2   12.4    7.6 
   Durables ..................................  125.2   125.2   125.1   125.3   -1.9    2.3   -1.9    0.3    0.2   -0.8 
 Services ....................................  196.4   196.9   197.6   198.0    3.4    3.8    4.6    3.3    3.6    4.0 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................  202.1   202.6   203.3   203.9    3.9    3.7    3.2    3.6    3.8    3.4 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....  104.0   104.2   104.2   104.5    1.2    5.6    0.8    1.9    3.4    1.4 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............  128.4   130.6   132.6   132.5    0.7    3.7   19.9   13.4    2.2   16.6 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................  106.6   106.9   107.0   107.5    3.1    2.7    1.9    3.4    2.9    2.7 
  Household operations (1) (2)................  111.5   111.9   111.9   112.2   10.2    6.4    5.2    2.5    8.3    3.9 
  Transportation services ....................  197.8   197.7   196.9   197.5    2.5    4.6    4.4   -0.6    3.6    1.8 
  Medical care services ......................  267.8   269.0   269.9   270.3    4.7    5.0    5.2    3.8    4.9    4.5 
  Other services .............................  231.7   231.3   232.4   232.5    2.5    2.8    4.6    1.4    2.7    3.0 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food .........................  173.3   174.2   174.5   175.0    4.3    3.3    3.1    4.0    3.8    3.5 
 All items less shelter ......................  166.1   167.1   167.2   167.5    4.0    3.0    3.2    3.4    3.5    3.3 
 All items less medical care .................  167.6   168.4   168.7   169.1    4.0    3.2    2.9    3.6    3.6    3.3 
 Commodities less food .......................  138.6   140.4   140.0   140.4    7.3    2.3   -0.9    5.3    4.8    2.2 
 Nondurables less food .......................  148.2   150.9   150.2   151.2   12.0    2.8    1.4    8.3    7.3    4.8 
 Nondurables less food and apparel ...........  162.3   165.5   164.5   166.4   19.4    4.3    3.8   10.5   11.6    7.1 
 Nondurables .................................  158.1   160.0   159.3   159.8    7.2    2.8    2.3    4.4    5.0    3.3 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............  204.6   205.0   205.8   205.9    2.9    3.9    6.7    2.6    3.4    4.6 
 Services less medical care services .........  189.9   190.3   191.1   191.3    3.1    3.9    4.5    3.0    3.5    3.8 
 Energy ......................................  123.0   127.7   127.9   128.0   33.6    3.8   10.7   17.3   17.7   14.0 
 All items less energy .......................  179.5   179.9   180.2   180.6    2.1    3.2    2.5    2.5    2.6    2.5 
  All items less food and energy .............  182.1   182.6   182.9   183.4    2.0    3.4    2.2    2.9    2.7    2.6 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities ...........................  144.6   145.3   145.2   145.7   -1.1    2.0   -1.1    3.1    0.4    1.0 
    Energy commodities .......................  125.9   133.3   131.7   132.0   78.4    4.3    2.3   20.8   36.4   11.2 
   Services less energy services .............  203.3   203.6   204.1   204.7    3.5    3.9    3.6    2.8    3.7    3.2 
   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series converted to a
 geometric means estimator in January, 1999.
   4 Indexes on a December 1982=100 base.
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
 Table 3. Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U): Selected areas, all items index 
 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                All items                                  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                               Prici-           Indexes             Percent change to    Percent change to 
                     CPI-U                       ng                                  Nov.2000 from--      Oct.2000 from--  
                                               sched-                                                                      
                                                 ule   Aug.   Sep.   Oct.   Nov.                                           
                                                 (1)   2000   2000   2000   2000   Nov.   Sep.   Oct.   Oct.   Aug.   Sep. 
                                                                                   1999   2000   2000   1999   2000   2000 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                                           
 U.S. city average ...........................   M    172.8  173.7  174.0  174.1    3.4    0.2    0.1    3.4    0.7    0.2 
                                                                                                                           
            Region and area size(2)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
 Northeast urban .............................   M    179.9  180.7  181.2  181.5    3.4    0.4    0.2    3.2    0.7    0.3 
   Size A -  More than 1,500,000 .............   M    180.8  181.7  182.1  182.4    3.3    0.4    0.2    3.2    0.7    0.2 
   Size B/C  50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)..........   M    108.0  108.3  108.8  108.9    3.6    0.6    0.1    3.3    0.7    0.5 
                                                                                                                           
 Midwest urban ...............................   M    168.2  170.0  170.1  170.3    3.5    0.2    0.1    3.5    1.1    0.1 
   Size A   - More than 1,500,000 ............   M    170.0  171.5  171.5  171.7    3.7    0.1    0.1    3.5    0.9    0.0 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    107.1  108.6  108.8  108.9    3.1    0.3    0.1    3.6    1.6    0.2 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                   
       50,000) ...............................   M    162.5  164.5  164.9  165.0    3.6    0.3    0.1    3.9    1.5    0.2 
                                                                                                                           
 South urban .................................   M    168.0  168.5  168.5  168.6    3.1    0.1    0.1    3.0    0.3    0.0 
   Size A -  More than 1,500,000 .............   M    167.9  168.4  168.6  168.5    3.4    0.1   -0.1    3.3    0.4    0.1 
   Size B/C -  50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........   M    107.8  108.1  108.1  108.2    2.9    0.1    0.1    2.9    0.3    0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                   
       50,000) ...............................   M    167.8  168.2  167.6  167.3    2.0   -0.5   -0.2    2.1   -0.1   -0.4 
                                                                                                                           
 West urban ..................................   M    175.9  176.6  177.2  177.2    4.0    0.3    0.0    4.0    0.7    0.3 
   Size A   - More than 1,500,000 ............   M    177.6  178.4  179.0  178.8    4.2    0.2   -0.1    4.3    0.8    0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    108.3  108.8  109.0  109.2    3.5    0.4    0.2    3.3    0.6    0.2 
                                                                                                                           
                 Size classes                                                                                              
                                                                                                                           
   A (4)......................................   M    157.0  157.8  158.1  158.2    3.7    0.3    0.1    3.6    0.7    0.2 
   B/C (3)....................................   M    107.8  108.3  108.5  108.7    3.2    0.4    0.2    3.1    0.6    0.2 
   D .........................................   M    167.6  168.7  168.7  168.6    2.7   -0.1   -0.1    3.0    0.7    0.0 
                                                                                                                           
            Selected local areas(5)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ..............   M    173.7  174.8  175.4  176.0    4.0    0.7    0.3    3.4    1.0    0.3 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA .....   M    172.2  173.3  173.8  173.5    3.8    0.1   -0.2    3.9    0.9    0.3 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                       
     NY-NJ-CT-PA .............................   M    183.1  184.4  184.6  184.6    3.2    0.1    0.0    3.2    0.8    0.1 
                                                                                                                           
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT .........   1        -  184.3      -  187.4    4.6    1.7      -      -      -      - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH .........................   1        -  170.5      -  169.4    3.4   -0.6      -      -      -      - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX .......................   1        -  166.9      -  166.8    4.2   -0.1      -      -      -      - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6)........   1        -  108.7      -  108.5    3.3   -0.2      -      -      -      - 
                                                                                                                           
 Atlanta, GA .................................   2    172.1      -  171.9      -      -      -      -    3.2   -0.1      - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI .................   2    170.1      -  171.9      -      -      -      -    3.6    1.1      - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX ..............   2    154.4      -  157.1      -      -      -      -    3.9    1.7      - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ...................   2    168.4      -  169.6      -      -      -      -    3.4    0.7      - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                    
     PA-NJ-DE-MD .............................   2    177.5      -  177.9      -      -      -      -    2.0    0.2      - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ..........   2    181.7      -  183.4      -      -      -      -    4.7    0.9      - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ................   2    180.3      -  182.1      -      -      -      -    4.2    1.0      - 
   1 Areas on pricing schedule 2 (see Table 10) will appear next month. 
   2 Regions defined as the four Census regions.  See map in technical notes.
   3 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
   4 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
   5 In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the 
 January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley,
 CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem,
 OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
   6 Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
 Table 4. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): U.S. city average, by expenditure
 category and commodity and service group
 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                   Unadjusted                           
                                                 Relative   Unadjusted indexes percent change to   Seasonally adjusted  
                                               importance,                      Nov. 2000 from-    percent change from- 
                     CPI-W                       December                                                               
                                                   1999       Oct.      Nov.                                            
                                                              2000      2000     Nov.     Oct.   Aug. to Sep. to Oct. to
                                                                                 1999     2000     Sep.    Oct.    Nov. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items ...................................    100.000     170.6     170.9      3.5      0.2     0.6     0.1     0.2 
 All items (1967=100) ........................          -     508.2     509.0        -        -       -       -       - 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages .........................     17.879     169.0     168.8      2.4     -0.1     0.2     0.1     0.0 
   Food ......................................     16.832     168.5     168.3      2.3     -0.1     0.2     0.1     0.0 
    Food at home .............................     10.725     168.1     167.8      2.3     -0.2     0.2     0.1    -0.1 
     Cereals and bakery products .............      1.676     189.9     188.6      2.2     -0.7    -0.2     0.8    -0.5 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..........      3.022     156.4     155.3      3.5     -0.7     0.0    -0.1    -1.0 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........      1.195     161.9     161.4     -1.9     -0.3     0.4     0.2    -0.3 
     Fruits and vegetables ...................      1.479     204.7     205.8      3.0      0.5     0.9     0.4     0.9 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials ...........................      1.180     136.6     137.1      3.3      0.4    -0.2    -0.4     0.7 
     Other food at home ......................      2.173     155.3     155.4      2.0      0.1     0.1    -0.5     0.7 
      Sugar and sweets .......................       .415     153.8     152.7      0.5     -0.7    -0.2    -0.1     0.0 
      Fats and oils ..........................       .329     149.4     146.3      1.0     -2.1    -0.1     0.4    -1.2 
      Other foods ............................      1.429     172.0     173.4      2.7      0.8     0.3    -0.9     1.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......       .347     106.3     109.6      6.0      3.1    -1.4    -1.1     3.1 
    Food away from home (1)...................      6.107     170.3     170.5      2.4      0.1     0.3     0.2     0.1 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........       .217     110.9     111.2      4.1      0.3     0.7     0.5     0.3 
   Alcoholic beverages .......................      1.047     174.8     175.6      3.1      0.5    -0.3     0.2     0.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing ....................................     36.452     167.5     167.6      4.0      0.1     0.5     0.4     0.3 
   Shelter ...................................     27.425     189.3     189.5      3.5      0.1     0.3     0.4     0.3 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............      8.523     185.6     186.2      3.8      0.3     0.4     0.4     0.3 
    Lodging away from home (2) (3)............      1.364     118.6     113.9      5.1     -4.0     0.3     0.5     0.3 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................     17.221     182.4     183.0      3.2      0.3     0.2     0.3     0.3 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..       .318     104.4     104.7      2.3      0.3     0.2     0.0     0.3 
   Fuels and utilities .......................      4.825     142.5     142.0      9.4     -0.4     2.1     1.2     0.1 
    Fuels ....................................      3.911     127.2     126.5     11.0     -0.6     2.4     1.5    -0.1 
     Fuel oil and other fuels ................       .240     136.7     139.3     38.3      1.9    10.4     0.9     0.2 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........      3.671     133.0     132.1      9.3     -0.7     1.9     1.5    -0.1 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................       .914     107.3     107.7      2.9      0.4     0.3     0.2     0.5 
   Household furnishings and operations ......      4.202     125.8     126.0      1.4      0.2     0.2    -0.1     0.3 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............       .401     112.6     112.9      6.2      0.3     0.4     0.0     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel ....................................      5.026     131.3     130.5     -1.4     -0.6     1.4     0.4    -0.3 
   Men's and boys' apparel ...................      1.450     130.3     131.3     -1.5      0.8     0.5    -0.7     0.7 
   Women's and girls' apparel ................      1.875     125.5     122.6     -1.4     -2.3     2.5     1.2    -1.6 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel (1).........       .345     132.6     132.7     -1.2      0.1     0.5     2.8     0.1 
   Footwear ..................................       .997     125.5     125.7     -0.9      0.2     1.8    -0.9     0.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation .............................     19.716     154.0     154.9      5.4      0.6     1.3    -0.3     0.4 
   Private transportation ....................     18.628     151.3     152.2      5.5      0.6     1.5    -0.2     0.4 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........      9.030     101.4     102.2      0.7      0.8     0.0     0.2     0.5 
     New vehicles ............................      5.063     142.7     143.7     -0.4      0.7    -0.3    -0.3     0.2 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................      3.170     159.3     160.7      2.2      0.9     0.6     1.1     0.9 
    Motor fuel ...............................      3.896     133.1     133.2     21.6      0.1     6.0    -1.4     0.4 
     Gasoline (all types) ....................      3.872     132.3     132.4     21.6      0.1     5.9    -1.4     0.4 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment ........       .661     101.0     101.8      1.2      0.8     0.1     0.1     0.6 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..      1.687     180.9     181.4      3.6      0.3     0.3     0.4     0.3 
   Public transportation (1)..................      1.088     202.0     203.2      3.1      0.6    -1.1    -2.1     0.6 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care ...............................      4.711     262.8     263.1      4.2      0.1     0.4     0.3     0.2 
   Medical care commodities ..................       .934     235.2     235.5      2.6      0.1     0.3     0.2     0.3 
   Medical care services .....................      3.776     269.2     269.4      4.6      0.1     0.4     0.3     0.2 
    Professional services (3).................      2.425     241.8     241.7      3.7      0.0     0.2     0.2     0.1 
    Hospital and related services (3).........      1.139     319.2     320.3      6.8      0.3     0.6     0.4     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................      5.787     102.8     102.7      1.7     -0.1     0.1     0.0    -0.1 
   Video and audio (1) (2)....................      1.882     100.7     100.6      0.7     -0.1     0.2    -0.5    -0.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............      5.300     103.7     103.2      0.7     -0.5    -0.7     0.9    -0.3 
   Education (2)..............................      2.519     115.4     115.6      5.7      0.2     0.4     0.5     0.4 
    Educational books and supplies ...........       .192     289.0     288.6     12.5     -0.1     1.0     0.0     0.1 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare       2.327     325.7     326.3      5.1      0.2     0.3     0.6     0.5 
   Communication (1) (2)......................      2.781      94.2      93.3     -3.7     -1.0    -1.8     1.2    -1.0 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................      2.631      93.8      92.8     -3.9     -1.1    -1.9     1.3    -1.1 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............      2.462      98.6      97.6     -3.2     -1.0    -2.0     1.5    -1.0 
     Information and information processing                                                                             
         other than telephone services (1) (5)       .169      25.5      25.1    -14.3     -1.6    -0.8    -1.5    -1.6 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (2)...................       .086      37.8      36.7    -21.7     -2.9    -1.5    -1.8    -2.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services ...................      5.129     278.2     282.3      5.6      1.5     1.5    -1.0     1.5 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........      1.836     397.0     411.3     11.0      3.6     3.6    -2.7     3.6 
   Personal care (1)..........................      3.293     166.8     167.1      2.5      0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
    Personal care products (1)................       .835     153.9     154.2      0.1      0.2     0.1    -0.8     0.2 
    Personal care services (1)................       .984     180.8     181.1      3.8      0.2     0.3     0.3     0.2 
    Miscellaneous personal services ..........      1.266     254.5     255.1      3.7      0.2     0.2     0.4     0.3 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities .................................     46.879     151.1     151.4      3.3      0.2     1.0    -0.1     0.3 
  Food and beverages .........................     17.879     169.0     168.8      2.4     -0.1     0.2     0.1     0.0 
  Commodities less food and beverages ........     29.000     140.2     140.8      3.8      0.4     1.5    -0.3     0.4 
   Nondurables less food and beverages .......     16.279     151.6     152.1      7.0      0.3     2.2    -0.7     1.0 
    Apparel ..................................      5.026     131.3     130.5     -1.4     -0.6     1.4     0.4    -0.3 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel ..............................     11.253     167.6     168.8     10.7      0.7     2.7    -1.0     1.5 
   Durables ..................................     12.721     125.6     126.2     -0.2      0.5     0.1    -0.1     0.2 
 Services ....................................     53.121     193.9     194.0      3.7      0.1     0.3     0.4     0.2 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................     27.107     182.3     182.5      3.5      0.1     0.3     0.3     0.2 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....       .318     104.4     104.7      2.3      0.3     0.2     0.0     0.3 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............      3.671     133.0     132.1      9.3     -0.7     1.9     1.5    -0.1 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................       .914     107.3     107.7      2.9      0.4     0.3     0.2     0.5 
  Household operations (1) (2)................       .401     112.6     112.9      6.2      0.3     0.4     0.0     0.3 
  Transportation services ....................      6.751     193.9     195.0      2.7      0.6     0.1    -0.3     0.4 
  Medical care services ......................      3.776     269.2     269.4      4.6      0.1     0.4     0.3     0.2 
  Other services .............................     10.181     228.4     228.1      2.6     -0.1    -0.3     0.6     0.0 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food .........................     83.168     170.9     171.3      3.8      0.2     0.7     0.1     0.3 
 All items less shelter ......................     72.575     165.5     165.7      3.5      0.1     0.7     0.1     0.2 
 All items less medical care .................     95.289     166.4     166.6      3.4      0.1     0.6     0.1     0.2 
 Commodities less food .......................     30.047     141.6     142.2      3.8      0.4     1.4    -0.3     0.4 
 Nondurables less food .......................     17.326     153.1     153.6      6.7      0.3     2.2    -0.7     1.0 
 Nondurables less food and apparel ...........     12.300     167.7     168.8     10.0      0.7     2.4    -0.9     1.4 
 Nondurables .................................     34.158     160.8     161.0      4.5      0.1     1.1    -0.4     0.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............     26.014     182.7     182.8      4.0      0.1     0.2     0.4     0.1 
 Services less medical care services .........     49.345     187.6     187.7      3.6      0.1     0.3     0.4     0.2 
 Energy ......................................      7.807     129.3     129.0     16.2     -0.2     4.2     0.0     0.2 
 All items less energy .......................     92.193     176.5     176.8      2.4      0.2     0.2     0.2     0.2 
  All items less food and energy .............     75.361     178.6     179.0      2.5      0.2     0.3     0.1     0.3 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities ...........................     25.911     146.1     146.7      0.9      0.4     0.6    -0.1     0.4 
    Energy commodities .......................      4.136     133.5     133.8     22.6      0.2     6.3    -1.3     0.4 
   Services less energy services .............     49.450     200.6     200.8      3.3      0.1     0.1     0.3     0.2 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1982-84=$1.00) .........................          -    $ .586    $ .585        -        -       -       -       - 
 Purchasing power of the consumer dollar                                                                                
     (1967=$1.00) ............................          -    $ .197    $ .196        -        -       -       -       - 
   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series converted to a
 geometric means estimator in January, 1999.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
 Table 5. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Seasonally adjusted U.S. city
 average, by expenditure category and commodity and service group
 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                                                 Seasonally adjusted indexes    Seasonally adjusted annual rate percent 
                                                                                               change for               
                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                        
                     CPI-W                                                           3 months ended--         6 months  
                                                                                                              ended--   
                                                 Aug.    Sep.    Oct.    Nov.                                           
                                                 2000    2000    2000    2000                                           
                                                                                Feb.    May   Aug.   Nov.    May   Nov. 
                                                                                2000   2000   2000   2000   2000   2000 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                        
             Expenditure category                                                                                       
                                                                                                                        
 All items ...................................  169.2   170.2   170.4   170.8    3.9    3.4    2.6    3.8    3.7    3.2 
                                                                                                                        
  Food and beverages .........................  168.7   169.0   169.2   169.2    1.9    2.9    3.4    1.2    2.4    2.3 
   Food ......................................  168.2   168.5   168.7   168.7    2.0    3.2    3.2    1.2    2.6    2.2 
    Food at home .............................  167.9   168.2   168.3   168.2    1.2    3.9    3.4    0.7    2.6    2.1 
     Cereals and bakery products .............  188.9   188.6   190.2   189.3    1.1    5.3    1.5    0.8    3.2    1.2 
     Meats, poultry, fish, and eggs ..........  155.9   155.9   155.8   154.3    3.8    9.9    4.5   -4.0    6.8    0.1 
     Dairy and related products (1)...........  160.9   161.6   161.9   161.4   -9.8   -2.7    4.1    1.2   -6.3    2.7 
     Fruits and vegetables ...................  205.0   206.9   207.7   209.6   -0.4   -0.6    4.0    9.3   -0.5    6.6 
     Nonalcoholic beverages and beverage                                                                                
         materials ...........................  137.8   137.5   136.9   137.8    9.9   -1.5    5.1    0.0    4.1    2.5 
     Other food at home ......................  156.0   156.2   155.4   156.5    0.5    4.2    2.3    1.3    2.4    1.8 
      Sugar and sweets .......................  154.4   154.1   153.9   153.9    2.1   -2.3    3.4   -1.3   -0.1    1.0 
      Fats and oils ..........................  148.5   148.4   149.0   147.2   -3.3    8.6    2.7   -3.5    2.5   -0.4 
      Other foods ............................  173.1   173.7   172.2   174.4    0.9    5.5    1.6    3.0    3.2    2.3 
       Other miscellaneous foods (1) (2)......  109.0   107.5   106.3   109.6   11.3   -0.4   11.4    2.2    5.3    6.7 
    Food away from home (1)...................  169.5   170.0   170.3   170.5    2.7    1.7    2.9    2.4    2.2    2.6 
     Other food away from home (1) (2)........  109.6   110.4   110.9   111.2    3.8    2.6    4.1    6.0    3.2    5.0 
   Alcoholic beverages .......................  175.1   174.6   175.0   175.8    3.1    1.4    6.2    1.6    2.2    3.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Housing ....................................  165.8   166.6   167.3   167.8    4.0    3.0    4.2    4.9    3.5    4.6 
   Shelter ...................................  188.0   188.5   189.2   189.7    4.0    3.7    2.6    3.7    3.9    3.1 
    Rent of primary residence (3).............  184.1   184.8   185.6   186.1    4.5    2.9    3.8    4.4    3.7    4.1 
    Lodging away from home (2) (3)............  110.8   111.1   111.7   112.0   -2.6   17.7    1.8    4.4    7.1    3.1 
    Owners' equivalent rent of primary                                                                                  
        residence (3) (4).....................  181.3   181.7   182.3   182.8    4.1    2.9    2.2    3.4    3.5    2.8 
    Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)..  104.2   104.4   104.4   104.7    1.2    5.6    0.8    1.9    3.4    1.4 
   Fuels and utilities .......................  137.4   140.3   142.0   142.1    9.2   -0.9   15.3   14.4    4.0   14.8 
    Fuels ....................................  121.1   124.0   125.9   125.8   10.6   -1.7   18.8   16.5    4.3   17.6 
     Fuel oil and other fuels ................  124.1   137.0   138.2   138.5  285.9  -45.0   11.4   55.1   45.6   31.5 
     Gas (piped) and electricity (3)..........  127.4   129.8   131.8   131.7    1.0    2.7   19.3   14.2    1.8   16.7 
    Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                
        services (2)..........................  106.6   106.9   107.1   107.6    3.1    2.7    1.9    3.8    2.9    2.8 
   Household furnishings and operations ......  125.7   126.0   125.9   126.3    0.0    2.3    1.3    1.9    1.1    1.6 
    Household operations (1) (2)..............  112.2   112.6   112.6   112.9    8.9    8.4    5.2    2.5    8.6    3.8 
                                                                                                                        
  Apparel ....................................  126.4   128.2   128.7   128.3   -3.3   -1.8   -6.1    6.1   -2.6   -0.2 
   Men's and boys' apparel ...................  128.6   129.2   128.3   129.2   -0.3   -1.2   -6.0    1.9   -0.8   -2.1 
   Women's and girls' apparel ................  117.6   120.5   122.0   120.1   -7.0   -3.3   -3.3    8.8   -5.2    2.5 
   Infants' and toddlers' apparel (1).........  128.4   129.0   132.6   132.7    1.2   -3.8  -14.2   14.1   -1.3   -1.0 
   Footwear ..................................  122.6   124.8   123.7   123.9   -4.4    5.9   -8.9    4.3    0.6   -2.5 
                                                                                                                        
  Transportation .............................  152.2   154.2   153.7   154.3    9.9    5.2    1.1    5.6    7.5    3.3 
   Private transportation ....................  149.2   151.4   151.1   151.7   10.1    4.7    0.5    6.9    7.4    3.7 
    New and used motor vehicles (2)...........  101.7   101.7   101.9   102.4   -3.9    4.0    0.0    2.8    0.0    1.4 
     New vehicles ............................  144.2   143.7   143.2   143.5   -1.7    2.5   -0.6   -1.9    0.4   -1.2 
     Used cars and trucks (1).................  156.5   157.5   159.3   160.7   -7.2    6.4   -0.8   11.2   -0.6    5.0 
    Motor fuel ...............................  125.8   133.3   131.4   131.9   64.2    9.8    0.6   20.9   34.3   10.3 
     Gasoline (all types) ....................  125.0   132.4   130.6   131.1   64.6    9.8    0.0   21.0   34.5   10.0 
    Motor vehicle parts and equipment ........  100.8   100.9   101.0   101.6   -1.2    2.8    0.0    3.2    0.8    1.6 
    Motor vehicle maintenance and repair (1)..  179.6   180.2   180.9   181.4    3.5    2.7    4.1    4.1    3.1    4.1 
   Public transportation (1)..................  208.7   206.4   202.0   203.2    3.7   10.7    9.8  -10.1    7.1   -0.7 
                                                                                                                        
  Medical care ...............................  261.6   262.6   263.3   263.8    3.8    4.8    4.7    3.4    4.3    4.1 
   Medical care commodities ..................  234.6   235.2   235.7   236.3    1.0    3.3    3.3    2.9    2.2    3.1 
   Medical care services .....................  267.6   268.7   269.4   270.0    4.6    5.2    4.9    3.6    4.9    4.3 
    Professional services (3).................  240.9   241.5   242.0   242.2    5.1    3.6    3.9    2.2    4.3    3.0 
    Hospital and related services (3).........  316.7   318.5   319.9   320.9    6.1    7.0    8.8    5.4    6.6    7.1 
                                                                                                                        
  Recreation (2)..............................  102.6   102.7   102.7   102.6    1.2    3.2    2.0    0.0    2.2    1.0 
   Video and audio (1) (2)....................  101.2   101.4   100.9   100.8   -0.4    4.1    0.8   -1.6    1.8   -0.4 
                                                                                                                        
  Education and communication (2).............  103.2   102.5   103.4   103.1    1.2    0.4    2.0   -0.4    0.8    0.8 
   Education (2)..............................  113.8   114.2   114.8   115.3    7.5    5.5    4.3    5.4    6.5    4.9 
    Educational books and supplies ...........  285.1   288.0   288.1   288.3   41.0    2.2    6.3    4.6   20.0    5.4 
    Tuition, other school fees, and childcare   319.6   320.6   322.5   324.0    5.2    5.8    4.1    5.6    5.5    4.9 
   Communication (1) (2)......................   94.8    93.1    94.2    93.3   -4.9   -4.1    0.4   -6.2   -4.5   -2.9 
    Information and information processing (1)                                                                          
        (2)...................................   94.4    92.6    93.8    92.8   -5.3   -4.1    0.4   -6.6   -4.7   -3.2 
     Telephone services (1) (2)...............   99.1    97.1    98.6    97.6   -4.7   -3.6    1.6   -5.9   -4.1   -2.2 
     Information and information processing                                                                             
         other than telephone services (1) (5)   26.1    25.9    25.5    25.1   -9.2  -14.5  -18.9  -14.5  -11.9  -16.7 
      Personal computers and peripheral                                                                                 
          equipment (1) (2)...................   39.1    38.5    37.8    36.7  -19.0  -22.1  -23.4  -22.4  -20.6  -22.9 
                                                                                                                        
  Other goods and services ...................  277.1   281.2   278.5   282.6    6.6    5.6    2.0    8.2    6.1    5.1 
   Tobacco and smoking products (1)...........  394.2   408.2   397.0   411.3   15.0   11.0    0.5   18.5   13.0    9.1 
   Personal care (1)..........................  166.1   166.5   166.8   167.1    2.2    2.5    2.9    2.4    2.3    2.7 
    Personal care products (1)................  155.0   155.1   153.9   154.2   -2.1    0.5    4.2   -2.0   -0.8    1.0 
    Personal care services (1)................  179.7   180.3   180.8   181.1    4.0    3.7    4.6    3.2    3.8    3.9 
    Miscellaneous personal services ..........  253.2   253.7   254.8   255.6    2.6    4.3    4.0    3.8    3.4    3.9 
                                                                                                                        
          Commodity and service group                                                                                   
                                                                                                                        
 Commodities .................................  149.5   151.0   150.8   151.2    5.3    2.7    0.5    4.6    4.0    2.6 
  Food and beverages .........................  168.7   169.0   169.2   169.2    1.9    2.9    3.4    1.2    2.4    2.3 
  Commodities less food and beverages ........  137.9   140.0   139.6   140.1    7.3    2.9   -1.4    6.5    5.1    2.5 
   Nondurables less food and beverages .......  147.9   151.2   150.1   151.6   13.9    3.3    0.8   10.4    8.5    5.5 
    Apparel ..................................  126.4   128.2   128.7   128.3   -3.3   -1.8   -6.1    6.1   -2.6   -0.2 
    Nondurables less food, beverages, and                                                                               
        apparel ..............................  164.1   168.5   166.8   169.3   22.3    5.3    3.0   13.3   13.5    8.0 
   Durables ..................................  125.6   125.7   125.6   125.8   -1.9    2.9   -2.2    0.6    0.5   -0.8 
 Services ....................................  192.5   193.0   193.8   194.2    3.2    3.4    4.5    3.6    3.3    4.0 
  Rent of shelter (4).........................  181.1   181.7   182.3   182.6    3.7    3.6    2.9    3.4    3.7    3.1 
  Tenants' and household insurance (1) (2)....  104.2   104.4   104.4   104.7    1.2    5.6    0.8    1.9    3.4    1.4 
  Gas (piped) and electricity (3).............  127.4   129.8   131.8   131.7    1.0    2.7   19.3   14.2    1.8   16.7 
  Water and sewer and trash collection                                                                                  
      services (2)............................  106.6   106.9   107.1   107.6    3.1    2.7    1.9    3.8    2.9    2.8 
  Household operations (1) (2)................  112.2   112.6   112.6   112.9    8.9    8.4    5.2    2.5    8.6    3.8 
  Transportation services ....................  194.2   194.3   193.7   194.5    2.6    3.8    3.8    0.6    3.2    2.2 
  Medical care services ......................  267.6   268.7   269.4   270.0    4.6    5.2    4.9    3.6    4.9    4.3 
  Other services .............................  227.6   227.0   228.3   228.3    2.4    2.7    4.3    1.2    2.5    2.8 
                                                                                                                        
                Special indexes                                                                                         
                                                                                                                        
 All items less food .........................  169.0   170.2   170.4   170.9    4.4    3.4    2.4    4.6    3.9    3.5 
 All items less shelter ......................  163.9   165.1   165.2   165.5    4.3    3.0    2.7    4.0    3.7    3.3 
 All items less medical care .................  164.9   165.9   166.1   166.5    4.3    3.0    2.7    3.9    3.6    3.3 
 Commodities less food .......................  139.6   141.6   141.2   141.8    7.2    2.9   -1.1    6.5    5.0    2.6 
 Nondurables less food .......................  149.5   152.8   151.7   153.2   12.8    3.6    0.5   10.3    8.1    5.3 
 Nondurables less food and apparel ...........  164.5   168.5   167.0   169.4   19.8    5.8    3.2   12.5   12.6    7.7 
 Nondurables .................................  158.8   160.6   160.0   160.7    8.0    3.4    2.0    4.9    5.7    3.4 
 Services less rent of shelter (4)............  181.6   182.0   182.7   182.9    2.3    3.9    6.9    2.9    3.1    4.9 
 Services less medical care services .........  186.4   186.9   187.6   187.9    3.1    3.8    4.6    3.3    3.5    3.9 
 Energy ......................................  122.8   128.0   128.0   128.2   34.5    4.1    8.9   18.8   18.3   13.8 
 All items less energy .......................  175.8   176.2   176.5   176.9    1.9    3.3    2.1    2.5    2.6    2.3 
  All items less food and energy .............  177.9   178.4   178.6   179.2    1.8    3.2    1.8    3.0    2.5    2.4 
   Commodities less food and energy                                                                                     
       commodities ...........................  145.1   145.9   145.8   146.4   -1.1    2.2   -1.4    3.6    0.6    1.1 
    Energy commodities .......................  125.7   133.6   131.8   132.3   73.3    5.3    1.0   22.7   35.1   11.3 
   Services less energy services .............  200.0   200.2   200.8   201.3    3.3    3.7    3.5    2.6    3.5    3.0 
   1 Not seasonally adjusted.
   2 Indexes on a December 1997=100 base.
   3 This index series was calculated using a Laspeyres estimator.  All other item stratum index series converted to a
 geometric means estimator in January, 1999.
   4 Indexes on a December 1984=100 base
   5 Indexes on a December 1988=100 base.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.
 Table 6. Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W): Selected areas, all items index 
 (1982-84=100, unless otherwise noted)
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                All items                                  
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
                                               Prici-           Indexes             Percent change to    Percent change to 
                     CPI-W                       ng                                  Nov.2000 from--      Oct.2000 from--  
                                               sched-                                                                      
                                                 ule   Aug.   Sep.   Oct.   Nov.                                           
                                                 (1)   2000   2000   2000   2000   Nov.   Sep.   Oct.   Oct.   Aug.   Sep. 
                                                                                   1999   2000   2000   1999   2000   2000 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                           
 U.S. city average ...........................   M    169.3  170.4  170.6  170.9    3.5    0.3    0.2    3.4    0.8    0.1 
                                                                                                                           
            Region and area size(2)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
 Northeast urban .............................   M    176.6  177.6  178.0  178.4    3.4    0.5    0.2    3.2    0.8    0.2 
   Size A -  More than 1,500,000 .............   M    176.7  177.7  178.0  178.3    3.2    0.3    0.2    3.2    0.7    0.2 
   Size B/C  50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)..........   M    107.4  107.9  108.4  108.6    3.4    0.6    0.2    3.2    0.9    0.5 
                                                                                                                           
 Midwest urban ...............................   M    164.3  166.4  166.4  166.8    3.7    0.2    0.2    3.6    1.3    0.0 
   Size A   - More than 1,500,000 ............   M    165.3  167.0  166.9  167.2    3.9    0.1    0.2    3.6    1.0   -0.1 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    106.9  108.7  108.7  109.1    3.4    0.4    0.4    3.5    1.7    0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                   
       50,000) ...............................   M    160.9  163.0  163.4  163.7    3.9    0.4    0.2    3.9    1.6    0.2 
                                                                                                                           
 South urban .................................   M    166.1  166.8  166.8  166.9    3.2    0.1    0.1    3.0    0.4    0.0 
   Size A -  More than 1,500,000 .............   M    165.5  166.1  166.3  166.2    3.5    0.1   -0.1    3.4    0.5    0.1 
   Size B/C -  50,000 to 1,500,000 (3)........   M    107.5  107.9  107.9  108.1    3.1    0.2    0.2    2.9    0.4    0.0 
   Size D -  Nonmetropolitan  (less than                                                                                   
       50,000) ...............................   M    168.7  169.2  168.8  168.6    2.2   -0.4   -0.1    2.4    0.1   -0.2 
                                                                                                                           
 West urban ..................................   M    171.2  172.1  172.7  172.8    4.0    0.4    0.1    3.9    0.9    0.3 
   Size A   - More than 1,500,000 ............   M    171.2  172.1  172.7  172.7    4.2    0.3    0.0    4.3    0.9    0.3 
   Size B/C - 50,000 to 1,500,000 (3).........   M    108.0  108.6  108.9  109.1    3.6    0.5    0.2    3.3    0.8    0.3 
                                                                                                                           
                 Size classes                                                                                              
                                                                                                                           
   A (4)......................................   M    155.4  156.4  156.6  156.8    3.7    0.3    0.1    3.6    0.8    0.1 
   B/C (3)....................................   M    107.4  108.2  108.3  108.6    3.3    0.4    0.3    3.1    0.8    0.1 
   D .........................................   M    166.8  167.9  168.1  168.1    2.8    0.1    0.0    3.1    0.8    0.1 
                                                                                                                           
            Selected local areas(5)                                                                                        
                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                           
 Chicago-Gary-Kenosha, IL-IN-WI ..............   M    168.0  169.2  169.8  170.4    4.1    0.7    0.4    3.5    1.1    0.4 
 Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange County, CA .....   M    165.3  166.3  166.9  166.6    3.7    0.2   -0.2    3.9    1.0    0.4 
 New York-Northern N.J.-Long Island,                                                                                       
     NY-NJ-CT-PA .............................   M    178.5  179.9  180.2  180.1    3.2    0.1   -0.1    3.3    1.0    0.2 
                                                                                                                           
 Boston-Brockton-Nashua, MA-NH-ME-CT .........   1        -  183.2      -  186.2    4.7    1.6      -      -      -      - 
 Cleveland-Akron, OH .........................   1        -  162.8      -  161.6    3.5   -0.7      -      -      -      - 
 Dallas-Fort Worth, TX .......................   1        -  166.8      -  166.6    4.3   -0.1      -      -      -      - 
 Washington-Baltimore, DC-MD-VA-WV (6)........   1        -  108.7      -  108.4    3.3   -0.3      -      -      -      - 
                                                                                                                           
 Atlanta, GA .................................   2    169.6      -  169.6      -      -      -      -    3.4    0.0      - 
 Detroit-Ann Arbor-Flint, MI .................   2    164.6      -  166.5      -      -      -      -    3.8    1.2      - 
 Houston-Galveston-Brazoria, TX ..............   2    153.1      -  155.4      -      -      -      -    3.7    1.5      - 
 Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL ...................   2    165.8      -  167.1      -      -      -      -    3.2    0.8      - 
 Philadelphia-Wilmington-Atlantic City,                                                                                    
     PA-NJ-DE-MD .............................   2    177.1      -  177.2      -      -      -      -    1.7    0.1      - 
 San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, CA ..........   2    177.8      -  179.3      -      -      -      -    4.7    0.8      - 
 Seattle-Tacoma-Bremerton, WA ................   2    175.4      -  177.5      -      -      -      -    4.3    1.2      - 
   1 Areas on pricing schedule 2 (see Table 10) will appear next month. 
   2 Regions defined as the four Census regions.  See map in technical notes.
   3 Indexes on a December 1996=100 base.
   4 Indexes on a December 1986=100 base.
   5 In addition, the following metropolitan areas are published semiannually and appear in Tables 34 and 39 of the 
 January and July issues of the CPI Detailed Report: Anchorage, AK; Cincinnati-Hamilton, OH-KY-IN; Denver-Boulder-Greeley,
 CO; Honolulu, HI; Kansas City, MO-KS; Milwaukee-Racine, WI; Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI; Pittsburgh, PA; Portland-Salem,
 OR-WA; St. Louis, MO-IL; San Diego, CA; Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL.
   6 Indexes on a November 1996=100 base.
   - Data not available.
 NOTE:  Index applies to a month as a whole, not to any specific date.

 

 

 
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