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INDICATOR MOST RECENT SINCE LAST PERIOD SINCE LAST YEAR WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
185,305
July 2018
-0.2%
Down 367 from June to July
+1.6%
Up 2,988 from July 2017
Employment levels have now increased for 30 months in a row, comparing the same month of the year prior. MSA monthly average of 186,264 in Jan.-Jul. 2018 was 2.1% higher than the Jan.-Jul. 2017 monthly average.
192,946
July 2018
-0.1%
Down 284 from June to July
+1.3%
Up 2,432 from July 2017
MSA average monthly Labor Force in Jan.-Jul. 2018 was 1.5% higher than the Jan.-Jul. 2017 monthly average. Labor Force has grown in all but 1 of the past 24 months, comparing same month of the prior year. me month of the prior year.
Unemployment Rate 4.0%
July 2018
+0.1%
Up from 3.9% in June
-0.3 pt.
Down from 4.3% in July 2017
Unemployment Rate was the lowest for any July since 2007, and has decreased for 82 consecutive months, comparing same month of the prior year.
$869
4th Quarter 2017
+4.6%
$38 more than in Q3 2017
+4.1%
$34 more than in Q4 2016
Average Weekly Wage has increased in all but 2 of the past 20 quarters, comparing same month of prior year. The 4-quarter moving average has also increased in all but 2 of the past 20 quarters.
Unemployment Claims 540
July 2018
+17.9%
82 more than in June
-1.3%
7 fewer than in July 2017
Initial Claims for Unemployment Compensation has shown a three-year trend of decline for 33 of the past 36 months, when comparing the same month of prior year.
$405.3 M
April 2018
-8.7%
Down to $38.6 M from March to April
+2.3%
$9.1 M more than in April 2017
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.
169
2nd Quarter 2018
-15.9%
Down from 201 in Q1 2018 2017
-18.4%
38 fewer permits than in Q2 2017
New Single-Family Construction Permits in Leon County for Q2 2018 were down from a high of 207 in Q2 2017, but still higher than any 2nd quarter during 2008-2016.
125
2nd Quarter 2018
+12.6%
14 more than in Q1 2018
-10.1%
14 fewer than in Q2 2017
Mortgage Foreclosures in Leon County in Q2 2018 totaled 125, the lowest Q2 sum since before the 2008 recession. Foreclosures since January 2018 averaged 38 per month.
$218,000
2nd Quarter 2018
+3.8%
Up $8,000 from Q1 2018
+1.4%
Up $3,000 from Q2 2017
Median Sales Price has risen in 11 of the past 20 quarters in the MSA, and has been lower than the statewide median sales price since Q4 2013.
Tourism: Total Visitors 700,206
Q2 FY 2018
+32.2%
Up 170,732 from Q1 of FY 2018
+5.3%
Up 35,454 from Q2 of FY 2017
Total Visitors in Leon County increased the most in a single quarter since Q2 of FY 2016, and was 2.3% higher than in Q2 of FY 2015.
205,004
2nd Quarter 2018
+9.9%
18,449 more than in Q1 2018
+13.5%
24,409 more than in Q2 2017
During 2011-2017, TLH Passengers in Q2 2018 were the most for any Q2 since 2008. During 2014-2018, passengers in Q2 averaged 187,231.
4.4%
2nd Quarter 2018
+0.3 pt
Up from 4.1% in Q1 of 2018
+0.4 pt.
Up from 4.0% in Q2 of 2017
Office Vacancy from Q2 2017 to Q2 2018 averaged 4.1%, a drop of 0.4 points from the average vacancy of 4.5% during Q2 2016 to Q2 2017.
Industrial Vacancy Rate 2.4%
2nd Quarter 2018
-0.7 pts.
Down from 3.1% in Q1 of 2018
-2.3 pts.
Down from 4.7% in Q2 of 2017
Industrial Vacancy from Q2 2017 to Q2 2018 averaged 4%, a drop of 1.6 points from the average vacancy of 5.6% during Q2 2016 to Q2 2017.