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Consumer Price Index (CPI)

Author:Carlos Roberts [Send Author Email]

March 22, 2002
January 11, 2009
Description:Consumer Price Index-All Urban Consumers Not Seasonally Adjusted Area : U.S. city average Item : All items Base Period : 1982-84=100
Has Data:Yes
Has Forms:No
Filters:Data: Jan 1969 - Feb 02 (24Kb)
Comments:USES: As an economic indicator. As the most widely used measure of inflation, the CPI is an indicator of the effectiveness of government policy. In addition, business executives, labor leaders and other private citizens use the index as a guide in making economic decisions. As a deflator of other economic series. The CPI and its components are used to adjust other economic series for price change and to translate these series into inflation-free dollars. As a means for adjusting income payments. Over 2 million workers are covered by collective bargaining agreements which tie wages to the CPI. The index affects the income of almost 80 million people as a result of statutory action: 47.8 million Social Security beneficiaries, about 4.1 million military and Federal Civil Service retirees and survivors, and about 22.4 million food stamp recipients. Changes in the CPI also affect the cost of lunches for the 26.7 million children who eat lunch at school. Some private firms and individuals use the CPI to keep rents, royalties, alimony payments and child support payments in line with changing prices. Since 1985, the CPI has been used to adjust the Federal income tax structure to prevent inflation-induced increases in taxes.
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