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Appendix: Table A8
Consumer Price Indexes* for the United States and the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston-Galveston-Brazoria Consolidated Metropolitan Statistical Areas**: 1973 to 1999
Year                      Dallas-            Houston-GalvestoAverage of
      United States      Fort Worth CMSA     -Brazoria CMSA  Texas CMSAs
       Index   Change(%)   Index   Change(%)  Index  Change(% Index   Change(%)

1973    44.4      6.3      41.9       5.5      41.2     5.2    41.6      5.3
1974    49.3     11.0      46.2      10.1      46.0    11.7    46.1     10.9
1975    53.8      9.1      50.2       8.8      51.3    11.6    50.8     10.2
1976    56.9      5.8      53.3       6.0      55.2     7.5    54.2      6.8
1977    60.6      6.5      57.2       7.4      59.2     7.3    58.2      7.4
1978    65.2      7.6      61.6       7.7      64.8     9.4    63.2      8.6
1979    72.6     11.3      69.4      12.7      73.3    13.2    71.4     12.9
1980    82.4     13.5      81.2      16.9      82.6    12.6    81.9     14.7
1981    90.9     10.4      90.5      11.5      90.8    10.0    90.7     10.7
1982    96.5      6.2      95.7       5.8      97.2     7.0    96.4      6.4
1983    99.6      3.2      99.3       3.7      99.8     2.7    99.5      3.2
1984   103.9      4.4     103.9       4.7     102.5     2.7   103.2      3.7
1985   107.6      3.5     107.8       3.7     104.7     2.1   106.2      2.9
1986   109.6      1.9     109.5       1.6     103.7    (0.9)  106.6      0.3
1987   113.6      3.6     112.8       3.1     106.5     2.6   109.7      2.9
1988   118.3      4.1     116.1       2.9     109.6     2.9   112.8      2.9
1989   124.0      4.8     119.5       3.0     114.1     4.1   116.8      3.5
1990   130.7      5.4     125.1       4.7     120.6     5.7   122.9      5.2
1991   136.2      4.2     130.8       4.5     125.1     3.8   128.0      4.2
1992   140.3      3.0     133.9       2.4     129.1     3.2   131.5      2.8
1993   144.5      3.0     137.3       2.6     133.5     3.4   135.4      3.0
1994   148.2      2.6     141.3       2.8     137.9     3.3   139.6      3.1
1995   152.4      2.8     145.0       2.6     140.0     1.5   142.5      2.1
1996   156.9      2.9     148.9       2.6     142.7     2.0   145.8      2.3
1997   160.5      2.3     151.4       1.7     145.4     1.9   148.4      1.8
1998   163.0      1.6     153.6       1.4     146.8     1.0   150.2      1.2
   Jan 161.6      1.6     152.1       1.2     145.9     1.3   149.0      1.2
   Feb 161.9      1.4     152.6       1.2     146.1     1.1   149.3      1.2
   Mar 162.2      1.4     153.0       1.6     146.2     0.9   149.6      1.3
   Apr 162.5      1.4     153.0       1.6     146.3     0.9   149.7      1.2
   May 162.8      1.7     153.0       1.3     146.4     1.1   149.7      1.1
   Jun 163.0      1.7     153.6       1.5     146.4     1.1   150.0      1.3
   Jul 163.2      1.7     154.2       1.9     146.9     1.2   150.6      1.6
   Aug 163.4      1.6     154.4       2.1     147.4     1.4   150.9      1.7
   Sep 163.6      1.5     154.5       1.6     148.0     1.1   151.2      1.4
   Oct 164.0      1.5     154.3       0.9     148.5     0.8   151.4      0.9
   Nov 164.0      1.4     154.0       0.9     147.3     0.6   150.7      0.7
   Dec 163.9      1.2     154.5       1.3     146.1     0.3   150.3      0.8
1999
   Jan 164.3      1.7     155.0       1.9     146.4     0.3   150.7      1.1
   Feb 164.5      1.6     155.7       2.0     146.6     0.3   151.2      1.2
   Mar 165.0      1.7     156.4       2.2     147.5     0.9   151.9      1.6
   Apr 166.2      2.3     156.8       2.5     148.3     1.4   152.6      1.9
   May 166.2      2.1     157.2       2.7       NA       NA     NA       NA

*    Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), Calendar Year Averages, 1982-84=100.
     Values are not seasonally adjusted.
**  The Dallas-Fort Worth CMSA includes the Dallas and Fort Worth-Arlington
       Primary Metropolitan Statistical Areas (PMSAs).  The Houston-Galveston-Brazoria
       CMSA includes the Houston, Galveston-Texas City and Brazoria PMSAs.
SOURCES:  Carole Keeton Rylander, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts,
and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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