Forecasts of the consumer price index

Download forecasts of the annual CPI-U for both the United States and Seattle. In addition, forecasts of the monthly U.S. CPI-W and the bi-monthly Seattle CPI-W targeted to the specific requirements of City of Seattle labor agreements are included. To learn the difference between CPI-U and CPI-W, see measuring inflation using the consumer price index.

CPI forecasts

Annual U.S. CPI-U
This forecast, from The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster, prepared by Conway Pedersen Economics, Inc., is updated four times a year.
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Annual Seattle CPI-U
This forecast, from The Puget Sound Economic Forecaster, prepared by Conway Pedersen Economics, Inc., is updated four times a year.
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Seattle CPI-W: June-June Percent Change
Some of the City's labor agreements include cost-of-living increases based upon the year-to-year change in the June Seattle CPI-W. For financial planning purposes, the City Budget Office makes forecasts of this index twice each year.
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Seattle CPI-W: 12 Months Ending in June
Some of the City's labor agreements include cost-of-living increases based upon the growth rate of the Seattle CPI-W for the 12 month period ending in June. This represents an annual growth rate measured over the period July - June, rather than the calendar year January - December. For financial planning purposes, the City Budget Office makes forecasts of this index twice each year.
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