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Online Reference 1: Selected Economic Indicators

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NOTE:  Click on any of the highlighted economic indicator categories to view a chart of the indicator over time or click on the link above to view all economic indicator charts, including some not listed in this table.

    Change on
Previous Year
Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)
for the Washington‑Baltimore,
 (As of November 2011)
-- -- 3.3%
For the United States (As of November 2011) -- --  3.4% 
Core CPI-U (excludes food and energy) -- -- 2.2%
(As of November 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 November 2011)   4.3% 4.5%  4.9%
Virginia (As of November 2011)   6.2% 6.4%   6.6%
United States (As of December 2011)   8.5%  8.6%  9.4%
(Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  Current Quarter Prior Quarter Prior Year
Office Vacancy Rates       
  Alexandria 13.6%  13.0% 11.6%
  Northern Virginia 12.4%  12.7% 12.7%
  Washington DC Metro Area 11.2%  11.5% 11.6%
(As of 3rd quarter 2011)
(Source: CoStar)
  Current Year Prior Year Change on
Previous Year
New Business Licenses  
3 month trailing average
58 57


(As of December 2011)
(Source: Finance Department)
New Commercial Construction (excluding apartment buildings) and Building Renovations
(Fiscal YTD as of December 2011) 
Number of New Building Permits       2            1 100.0%
Value of New Building Permits 
($ millions)
    $17          $0.3 5466.7%
(Source: Office of Code Administration)
New Multi-Family Construction (including apartment and condominium buildings)
(Fiscal YTD as of December 2011)
Number of New Building Permits    60    26 130.8%
Value of New Building Permits
($ millions)
   $102.9   $39.9 157.9%
(Source: Office of Code Administration)
Residential Real Estate Indicators
(Calendar YTD ending November 2011)
Residential Dwelling Units Sold            1,594             1,562     2.0%
Median Residential Sales Price 
(As of November 2011)
   $485,000      $429,500   12.9%
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)
3 month trailing Average
16 31       -48.4%
(As of November 2011)
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)

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Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.838.4987

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