The Consumer Price Index and Inflation
Note for Macintosh Users
If the table from the BLS
Web site does not copy and paste into Excel in two columns, follow these steps:
- Go back to the Web site
and create the table as before, except select the Output Type as Text,
comma delimited. The result will have both the year and the index
in one column.
- Save this data set as a text file.
- In an Excel worksheet, choose Data, Get
External Data, and Import
Text File. Select the file you just
saved, and click Import.
- Choose a Delimited file type with delimiter Comma.
- Click Next, Finish,
- The result is shown at the right. The data are in rows 37 and beyond, beginning
with the headings Year and Annual. Copy the data through 2002
(or the last year shown), paste them into Sheet 2, and continue to the next
section of the module.
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