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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 January 2013)
----1.8%
For the United States (As of February 2013)----2.0%
Core CPI-U (excludes food and energy)----2.0%
(As of February 2013)
(Source: Published bi-monthly by United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    
 Current MonthPrior MonthPrior Year
Unemployment Rates   
Alexandria (As of January 2013)4.9%4.2%5.0%
Virginia (As of January 2013)5.6%5.6%6.0%
United States (As of February 2013)7.7%7.9%8.3%
(Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    
 Current QuarterPrior QuarterPrior Year
Office Vacancy Rates   
Alexandria15.3%15.1%14.1%
Northern Virginia14.9%14.0%13.4%
Washington DC Metro Area12.6%12.4%11.6%
(As of 4th quarter 2012)
(Source: CoStar)
   
    
 Current YearPrior YearChange on
Previous Year
New Business Licenses
3 month trailing average
665911.9%
(As of February 2013)
(Source: Finance Department)
    
New Commercial Construction (excluding apartment buildings) and Building Renovations
(Fiscal YTD as of February 2013)
 
Number of New Building Permits330.0%
Value of New Building Permits
($ millions)
$21.2$30.1-29.6%
(Source: Office of Code Administration)
    
New Multi-Family Construction (including apartment and condominium buildings)
(Fiscal YTD as of February 2013)
  
Number of New Building Permits1261-80.3%
Value of New Building Permits
($ millions)
$32.2$123.7-74.0%
(Source: Office of Code Administration)
  
    
Residential Real Estate Indicators   
Residential Dwelling Units Sold
(Calendar YTD ending January 2013)
101965.2%
Median Residential Sales Price
(As of January 2013)
$485,000$425,00014.1%
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)
    
Foreclosures
3 month trailing Average
914-35.7%
(As of January 2013)
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)

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Alexandria, VA 22314
703.746.3900
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