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INDICATOR MOST RECENT SINCE LAST PERIOD SINCE LAST YEAR WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
184,084
August 2017
-0.1%
Down 266 from July to August
+3.6%
Up 6,466 from August 2016
Employment levels have now increased 19 months in a row, comparing same month of prior year. MSA monthly avg. of 184,400 in Jan.-Aug. is 4% higher than the same period in 2016.
191,716
August 2017
-0.4%
Down 1,819 from July to August
+2.5%
Up 4,744 from August 2016
MSA avg. monthly Labor Force in Jan.-Aug. 2017 (192,537) was 3.5% higher than during the same months in 2016. The 12-month average has increased each month since Mar. 2016.
Unemployment Rate 4.0%
August 2017
-0.7%
Down 1,251 from April to May
+4.4%
Up 7,881 from May 2016
Unemployment Rate was the lowest for any August since 2007, and the sixth month in a row where unemployment was down from the same month of 2016.
$823
1st Quarter, 2017
-1.4%
$12 lower than in Q4 of 2016
+8.0%
$63 more than in Q1 2016
Average Weekly Wage increased by 8% in one quarter, the most since Q1 2006, though only 0.4% higher than the $820 of Q3 2016.
Unemployment Claims 447
August 2017
-20.2%
100 fewer than in July
-15.5%
75 fewer than in August 2016
Each Jul. to Aug., Initial Claims for Unemployment Compensation seasonally declines. The 470 monthly avg. in Jan.-Aug. 2017 was only half the 914 avg. in Jan.-Aug. 2014.
$402.7 M
June 2017
-0.1%
Down $0.3 M from May to June
+2.5%
$10 M more than in June 2016
Taxable Sales were $90 million higher in Jun. 2017 than in Jun. 2012, and have gone up in 56 of the past 60 months, comparing sales to the same month of the previous year.
72
August 2017
+42.7%
Up from 47 in July
+36.5%
22 more permits than in August 2016
New Single-Family Construction Permits totaled 522 in Jan.-Aug. 2017, 211 more than the Jan.-Aug. avg. of 311 in 2009-2016. The 72 permits in Aug. 2017 were the most for any Aug. since 2007.
46
August 2017
+42.7%
16 more than in July
-16.0%
8 fewer than in August 2016
Mortgage Foreclosures in Leon Co. in Jan.-Aug. 2017 totaled 359, the lowest Jan.-Aug. sum since before the 2008 recession. Foreclosures since Aug. 2016 averaged 41 per month.
$204,000
July 2017
-11.8%
Down $25,000 from June to July
+2.6%
Up $5,300 from July 2016
Median Sales Price has risen in seven of the past 12 months in the MSA, and has been lower than the statewide median sales price 34 months in a row.
Tourism: Total Visitors 633,319
Q3 FY 2017
-4.8%
Down 31,433 from Q2 of FY 2017
+5.3%
Up 32,791 from Q3 of FY 2016
Total Visitors increased 5.3% from Q3 of 2016, which was down 5.1% from Q3 of 2015. Visitors in FY 2017 have averaged 613,017 per quarter.
58,934
August 2017
+2.6%
1,532 more than in July 2017
-4.5%
2,728 fewer than in August 2016
During 2011-2017, TLH Passengers in Aug. averaged 58,213. Passengers increased 1.6% in Jan.-Aug. 2017 from Jan.-Aug. 2016.
4.6%
Q2 2017
SAME
Unchanged from Q1 of 2017
-2.3 pts.
Down from 6.9% in Q2 of 2016
Offce Vacancy has fallen steadily: down 2.3 points since Q2 of 2016 and down 3.3 points from Q2 of 2015.
Industrial Vacancy Rate 3.4%
Q2 2017
-0.3 pts.
Down from 3.7% in Q1 of 2017
-1.8 pts.
Down from 5.2% in Q2 of 2017
Industrial Vacancy was down 1.8 points from Q2 of 2016, and down 2.5 points from Q2 of 2015.