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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers (CPI-W) grew 8.9% over the past 12 months to an index level of 284.575 (1982-84=100).
Before seasonal adjustment, the index climbed 0.5% in April.
Estimated 2023 COLA Trend (FERS / CSRS / Social Security)
The calculation of the 2023 COLA estimate
The Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) for each year is calculated by comparing the change in the CPI-W from year to year using the average of the third-quarter months of July, August, and September. For the third quarter of 2021, the average CPI-W was 268.421.
The amount of a COLA is calculated by the percentage change in the base quarter price index from the prior year to the year the COLA is to take effect (the final value is adjusted to the closest 1/10th of 1%).
The trend toward a 2023 COLA as of April 2022 is: (284.575 – 268.421) / 268.421 x 100 = 6.018 (adjusted to the closest 1/10th of 1% = 6%)
The May Consumer Price Index (CPI) is set to be issued on June 10, 2022.
The Social Security Administration (SSA) will publish the official 2023 COLA in mid-October 2022. The SSA will compute the percentage change in average prices between the third quarter of this year (ending September 30) and the prior year’s third quarter.
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