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Online Reference 1:  Selected Economic Indicators for August 2010

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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.

 

Current Year

Prior Year

Change on
Previous Year

Consumer Price Index (CPI-U)
for the Washington‑Baltimore,
DC‑MD‑VA‑WV Area
 (As of July 2010)

-- --

  0.8%

For the United States (As of August 2010) -- --    1.1% 
Core CPI-U (excludes food and energy) -- --

   0.9%

(As of August 2010)
(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 July 2010)

  4.9%

4.8%

4.9%

Virginia (As of August 2010)

  7.0%

6.9%

6.9%

United States (As of August 2010)

   9.6%

 9.5%

9.7%

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

     
  Current Quarter Prior Quarter Prior Year

Office Availability Rates 

 

 

 

  Alexandria

16.3%

  17.6%

 14.6%

  Northern Virginia

16.0%

 16.6%

15.5%

  Washington DC Metro Area

15.2%

 15.7%

14.2%

(As of 2nd quarter 2010)
(Source: Grubb & Ellis)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Current Year Prior Year Change on
Previous Year

New Business Licenses  
3 month trailing average

64 67 -4.5%
(As of August 2010)
(Source: Finance Department)
       

New Commercial Construction
(Fiscal YTD as of August 2010)

 

 

 

Number of New Building Permits

      0

           2

    -100.0%

Value of New Building Permits 

      0

   $10.6

    -100.0%

(Source: Office of Code Enforcement)

 

 

 

 

Residential Real Estate Indicators(YTD ending August 2010)

 

 

 

Residential Dwelling Units Sold 

        1,329

          1,293

       2.8%

Average Residential Sales Price 

$453,244

   $440,462

       2.9%

(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)
     
Foreclosures
3 month trailing Average
24 29       -17.2%
(As of August 2010)
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)

301 King St.
Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.3900
Fax: 703.838.4987
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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.