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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 March 2013)
----1.4%
For the United States (As of April 2013)----1.1%
Core CPI-U (excludes food and energy)----1.7%
(As of April 2013)
(Source: Published bi-monthly by United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    
 Current MonthPrior MonthPrior Year
Unemployment Rates   
Alexandria (As of March 2013)4.0%4.5%4.5%
Virginia (As of April 2013)5.2%5.3%5.9%
United States (As of April 2013)7.5%7.6%8.1%
(Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
    
 Current QuarterPrior QuarterPrior Year
Office Vacancy Rates   
Alexandria16.2%15.8%15.6%
Northern Virginia15.0%14.9%14.0%
Washington DC Metro Area12.9%12.7%12.1%
(As of 1st quarter 2013)
(Source: CoStar)
   
    
 Current YearPrior YearChange on
Previous Year
New Business Licenses
3 month trailing average
786716.4%
(As of April 2013)
(Source: Finance Department)
    
New Commercial Construction (excluding apartment buildings) and Building Renovations
(Fiscal YTD as of April 2013)
 
Number of New Building Permits113266.7%
Value of New Building Permits
($ millions)
$23.8$30.1-20.9%
(Source: Office of Code Administration)
    
New Multi-Family Construction (including apartment and condominium buildings)
(Fiscal YTD as of April 2013)
  
Number of New Building Permits806131.1%
Value of New Building Permits
($ millions)
$115.5$123.7-6.6%
(Source: Office of Code Administration)
  
    
Residential Real Estate Indicators   
Residential Dwelling Units Sold
(Calendar YTD ending March 2013)
42135618.3%
Median Residential Sales Price
(As of March 2013)
$524,250$462,50013.4%
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)
    
Foreclosures
3 month trailing Average
914-35.7%
(As of March 2013)
(Source: Department of Real Estate Assessments)

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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