Inflation

Consumer Price Index

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures price changes in goods and services purchased by urban consumers.  The all urban consumer (CPI-U) represents the spending patterns of the majority of the population which includes professionals, the self-employed, the poor, the unemployed, and retired people, as well as urban wage earners and clerical workers (CPI-W).  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compiles the CPI for the Los Angeles area monthly, the San Francisco area bimonthly, San Diego semiannually, and the nation each month.  A California CPI is calculated by the California Department of Finance as a population-weighted average of the BLS-published Los Angeles CPI and San Francisco CPI. The California CPI formula was developed by the California Department of Industrial Relations. How to use CPI data.

National Deflators:

The national Implicit Price Deflators (deflators) measure price changes in goods and services purchased by businesses, by consumers and by employers or government programs on behalf of consumers, and by governments.  Deflators are not available below the national level. 

Source

Consumer Price Index

National Deflators

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Finance Director Michael Cohen

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