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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 September 2012)
----2.8%
For the United States (As of October 2012)----2.2%
Core CPI-U (excludes food and energy)----2.0%
(As of October 2012)
(Source: Published bi-monthly by United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    
 Current MonthPrior MonthPrior Year
Unemployment Rates   
Alexandria (As of September 2012)4.4%4.6%4.8%
Virginia (As of October 2012)5.7%5.9%6.4%
United States (As of October 2012)7.9%7.8%9.0%
(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
736414.1%
(As of August 2012)
(Source: Finance Department)
    
New Commercial Construction (excluding apartment buildings) and Building Renovations
(Fiscal YTD as of October 2012)
 
Number of New Building Permits01-100.0%
Value of New Building Permits
($ millions)
$0.0$16.6-100.0%
(Source: Office of Code Administration)
    
New Multi-Family Construction (including apartment and condominium buildings)
(Fiscal YTD as of October 2012)
  
Number of New Building Permits18-87.5%
Value of New Building Permits
($ millions)
$29.5$70.2-58.0%
(Source: Office of Code Administration)
  
    
Residential Real Estate Indicators   
Residential Dwelling Units Sold
(Calendar YTD ending September 2012)
1,5381,35013.9%
Median Residential Sales Price
(As of September 2012)

$492,500

$495,000-0.5%
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)
    
Foreclosures
3 month trailing Average
1219-36.8%
(As of September 2012)
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)

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Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.3900
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