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Online Reference 1: Selected Economic Indicators

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   Change on
Previous Year
Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)
for the Washington‑Baltimore,
DC‑MD‑VA‑WV Area
(As of May 2012)
----1.8%
For the United States (As of June 2012)----1.7%
Core CPI-U (excludes food and energy)----2.2%
(As of June 2012)
(Source: Published bi-monthly by United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    
 Current MonthPrior MonthPrior Year
Unemployment Rates   
Alexandria (As of May 2012)4.2%4.2%4.5%
Virginia (As of June 2012)5.6%5.6%6.0%
United States (As of June 2012)8.2%8.2%9.2%
(Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    
 Current QuarterPrior QuarterPrior Year
Office Vacancy Rates   
Alexandria14.4%14.8%12.3%
Northern Virginia14.2%14.0%12.9%
Washington DC Metro Area12.3%12.2%11.4%
(As of 2nd quarter 2012)
(Source: CoStar)
   
    
 Current YearPrior YearChange on
Previous Year
New Business Licenses
3 month trailing average
72685.9%
(As of June 2012)
(Source: Finance Department)
    
New Commercial Construction (excluding apartment buildings) and Building Renovations
(Fiscal YTD as of June 2012)
 
Number of New Building Permits35-40.0%
Value of New Building Permits
($ millions)
$30.1$22.533.8%
(Source: Office of Code Administration)
    
New Multi-Family Construction (including apartment and condominium buildings)
(Fiscal YTD as of June 2012)
  
Number of New Building Permits63588.6%
Value of New Building Permits
($ millions)
$124.0$40.0210.0%
(Source: Office of Code Administration)
  
    
Residential Real Estate Indicators
(Calendar YTD ending May 2012)
   
Residential Dwelling Units Sold75868610.5%
Median Residential Sales Price
(As of May 2012)
$531,000$493,0007.7%
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)
    
Foreclosures
3 month trailing Average
13128.3%
(As of May 2012)
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)

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301 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.3900
Fax: 703.838.4987
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