Cost of Living

The CPI-W (Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers) was unchanged in July. In the past year, the index has decreased at a rate of 0.3%.  Medical care costs increased 0.1% in July.


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

Inflation Rate

(% Change from Last Year)

CPI-W All Items Current Base


233.804  232.908  -0.4

CPI-W Medical Care


448.880  449.766  2.4


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


Updated 8/19/15 by IAM&AW Strategic Resources Department