|Experimental Consumer Price Index||2015-03-24||2020-08-27|
|Research Consumer Price Index||2020-08-28||2023-11-14|
|U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics||2015-03-24||2023-11-14|
In addition to the official CPIs for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), the chained CPI for All Urban Consumers (C-CPI-U), and Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W), the CPI calculates an experimental price index for Americans 62 years of age and older. There are several limitations in the experimental price index which must be considered and understood by potential users of the data.
Go to http://www.bls.gov/news.release/cpi.br12396.a06.htm for more information.
The BLS calculates a research price index called the Consumer Price Index for Americans 62 years of age and older, or R-CPI-E. The R-CPI-E is used by those interested in measures of price change specifically based on the spending patterns of the elderly (as defined in the construction of this index). Official uses of the R-CPI-E have been considered by other government agencies but not implemented due to several limitations. These limitations must be considered and understood by potential users of the data, and any conclusions drawn from these analyses should be treated as tentative.
See the https://www.bls.gov/cpi/research-series/r-cpi-e-home.htm from more information.
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