TITLE

Consumer Price Index

PUB. DATE
January 2006
SOURCE
World Almanac & Book of Facts;2006, p79
SOURCE TYPE
Almanac
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the change in prices over time of one or more kinds of basic consumer goods and services. From January 1978, the Bureau of Labor Statistics began publishing CPIs for 2 population groups: first, a CPI for all urban consumers (CPI-U), which covers about 87% of the total population; and second, a CPI for urban wage earners and clerical workers, which covers about 32% 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, retirees, and others not in the labor force.
ACCESSION #
19230636

 

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