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Selected Economic Indicators for September 2009

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Current Year

Prior Year

Percent Change

Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)
for the Washington‑Baltimore,
DC‑MD‑VA‑WV Area

-- --

  -0.8%

For the United States -- --   -1.3% 
Core CPI-U (excludes food and energy) -- -- +1.5%

 (As of Sept. 30, 2009)
(Source: Published bi-monthly by United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

 

 

 

 

Unemployment Rates 

 

 

 

Alexandria (As of August 31, 2009)

4.7%

3.0%

--

Virginia (As of Sept. 30, 2009)

6.6%

4.1%

--

United States (As of Sept. 30, 2009)

9.8%

6.2%

--

(Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)

     

Office Vacancy Rates

 

 

 

  Alexandria

16.2%

7.0%

--

  Northern Virginia (1st quarter)

16.0%

13.3%

--

  Washington DC Metro Area

14.9%

12.0%

--

(As of Sept. 30, 2009)
(Source: Grubb & Ellis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Business Licenses 
3 month trailing average

64 79 -19.0%
(As of Sept. 30, 2009)
(Source: Finance Department, Business Tax Branch)
       

New Commercial Construction
(Fiscal YTD as of Sept. 30, 2009)

 

 

 

Number of New Building Permits

2

3

-33.3%

Value of New Building Permits

10.6

24.3

-56.4%

(Source: Office of Code Enforcement)

 

 

 

 

Residential Real Estate Indicators(YTD ending Sept. 30, 2009)

 

 

 

Residential Dwelling Units Sold 

1,430

1,407

+1.6%

Average Residential Sale Price 

$442,351

$468,407

-5.6%

(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)

301 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.3900
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