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INDICATOR MOST RECENT SINCE LAST PERIOD SINCE LAST YEAR WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
186,927
March 2018
-0.1%
Down 259 from February to March
+2.1%
Up 3,764 from March 2017
Employment levels have now increased 26 months in a row, comparing same month of prior year. MSA monthly average of 186,271 in Jan.-Mar. 2018 was 2.6% higher than the Jan.-Mar. 2017 monthly average.
193,831
March 2018
-0.2%
Down 300 from February to March
+1.6%
Up 3,043 from March 2017
MSA average monthly Labor Force in Jan.-Mar. 2018 (193,831) was 1.9% higher than the Jan.-Mar. 2017 monthly average. Labor Force has grown in all but one of the past 24 months, comparing same month of the prior year.
Unemployment Rate 3.6%
March 2018
SAME
Unchanged from February
-0.4 pt.
Down from 4% in March 2017
Unemployment Rate was the lowest for any Mar. since 2007, and has decreased 78 months in a row, comparing same month of the prior year.
$829
3rd Quarter 2017
+3.8%
$30 more than in Q2 2017
+1.1%
$9 more than in Q3 2016
Average Weekly Wage has increased in all but 7 of the past 48 months, comparing same month of prior year. The 4-quarter moving average has increased in all but 3 of the past 24 months.
Unemployment Claims 350
March 2018
-3.6%
13 fewer than in February
-17.3%
73 fewer than in March 2017
Initial Claims for Unemployment Compensation has shown a three-year trend of decline for 33 of the past 36 months, when comparing same month of prior year.
$456.1 M
December 2017
+15.2%
Up to $60.2 M from November to December
-1.3%
$6 M less than in December 2016
Taxable Sales were $76.5 million higher in Dec. 2017 than in Dec. 2012, and have gone up in 55 of the past 60 months, comparing sales to the same month of the previous year.
201
1st Quarter 2018
+19.6%
Up from 168 in Q4 2017
+2.6%
5 more permits than in Q1 2017
New Single-Family Construction Permits were the most since Q2 2017. Permits in 1st quarter 2018 were the highest for any 1st quarter since 2007.
111
1st Quarter 2018
-9.0%
11 fewer than in Q4 2017
-22.9%
33 fewer than in Q1 2017
Mortgage Foreclosures in Leon County in Q1 2017 totaled 111, the lowest Q1 sum since before the 2008 recession. Foreclosures since December 2017 averaged 126 per quarter.
$215,000
March 2018
+2.4%
Up $4,991 from February to March
+17.3%
Up $31,700 from March 2017
Median Sales Price has risen in 15 of the past 24 months in the MSA, and has been lower than the statewide median sales price 42 months in a row.
Tourism: Total Visitors 529,474
1st Quarter 2018
+1.9%
Up 9,963 from Q4 of FY 2017
+0.8%
Down 11,507 from Q1 of FY 2017
Total Visitors increased 5.1% from Q1 of 2016 and rose 5.7% from Q1 of 2015. Visitors in Q1 averaged 518,694 in FY 2015 to FY 2018.
185,508
1st Quarter 2018
-10.7%
22,252 fewer than in Q4 2017
+8.4%
14,324 more than in Q1 2017
During 2011-2017, TLH Passengers in Q1 2018 were the most for any Q1 since 2008. During 2011-2018, passengers in Q1 averaged 169,871.
4.1%
1st Quarter 2018
+0.3 pt
Up from 3.8% in Q4 of 2017
+0.2 pt.
Up from 3.9% in Q1 of 2017
Office Vacancy from Q1 2017 to Q1 2018 averaged 4.0%, a drop of 1.0 points from the average vacancy of 5.0% during Q1 2016 to Q1 2017.
Industrial Vacancy Rate 3.1%
1st Quarter 2018
-2.1 pt.
Down from 5.2% in Q4 of 2017
-1.7 pt.
Down from 4.8% in Q1 of 2017
Industrial Vacancy from Q1 2017 to Q1 2018 averaged 4.4%, a drop of 1.6 points from the average vacancy of 6.0% during Q1 2016 to Q1 2017.