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    Change on
Previous Year
Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)
for the Washington‑Baltimore,
 (As of May 2011)
-- -- 3.9%
For the United States (As of May 2011) -- --  3.6% 
Core CPI-U (excludes food and energy) -- -- 1.5%
(As of May  2011)
(Source: Published bi-monthly by United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  Current Month Prior Month Prior Year
Unemployment Rates        
Alexandria (As of May  2011)   4.2% 4.0%  4.8%
Virginia (As of May  2011)   6.0% 6.1%   7.0%
United States (As of May 2011)    9.1%  9.0%  9.7%
(Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  Current Quarter Prior Quarter Prior Year
Office Vacancy Rates       
  Alexandria 12.1%   11.6% 12.5%
  Northern Virginia 12.6%  12.6% 12.9%
  Washington DC Metro Area 11.3%  11.3% 12.1%
(As of 1st quarter 2011)
(Source: CoStar)
  Current Year Prior Year Change on
Previous Year
New Business Licenses  
3 month trailing average
65 70 -6.2%
(As of May 2011)
(Source: Finance Department)
New Commercial Construction (excluding apartment buildings) and Building Renovations
(Fiscal YTD as of May 2011) 
Number of New Building Permits       4            4        0.0%
Value of New Building Permits 
($ millions)
$7.2    $23.5     -69.4%
(Source: Office of Code Enforcement)
New Multi-Family Construction (including apartment and condominium buildings)
(Fiscal YTD ending May  2011)
Number of New Building Permits       58     121  -52.1%
Value of New Building Permits
($ millions)
$42.5 $18.7 127.3%
(Source: Office of Code Enforcement)      
Residential Real Estate Indicators(Calendar YTD ending May 2011)      
Residential Dwelling Units Sold            686              696         -1.4%
Average Residential Sales Price  $528,430    $471,804          12.0%
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)
3 month trailing Average
12 31              -61.3%
(As of May 2011)
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)