General Indicator

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Employment (000's) (Dec.) 4,453 4,428 +0.6% 4,330 +2.8%

Unemployment (000's) (Dec.) 268 271 -1.1 315 -17.5

Help-wanted ads index (Nov.) 43 42 +2.3 43 0.0

Jobless-to-job ad ratio (Nov.)1 6.2 6.6 -6.1 7.2 -13.9

Film permits (Nov.)2 2,478 2,625 -5.6 2,397 +3.4

Business failures (Dec.) 369 218 +40.9 244 +33.9

Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 (Dec.) 3,014 2,721 +10.8 3,645 -17.3

Chapter 11 (Dec.) 12 14 -14.3 29 -58.6

Exports (mils.) (Oct.) $5,967.9 $5,571.1 +7.1 $5,41131 +10.3

Imports (mils.) (Oct.) $12,611.8 $12,010.9 +5.0 $11,570.5 +9.0

Air cargo4

LAX (Sept.) 195.3 176.5 +10.7 178.1 +9.7

Burbank (Oct.) 6.1 6.3 -3.2 7.2 -14.8

Los Angeles CPI (Dec.)5 167.3 167.1 +0.1 163.5 +2.3

Index of Leading Indicators (Dec.)6 101.1 100.9 +0.2 100.7 +0.4

Electricity Accounts (000's)7

Residential (Nov.)8 1,194.2 1,200.0 -0.5 1,180.2 +1.2

Commercial (Nov.) 173.0 176.0 -1.7 171.2 +1.1

Industrial (Nov.) 15.9 15.9 0.0 15.9 0.0

Real Estate

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Construction lending

(mils.) (Nov.) $302.8 $305.0 -0.7% $255.7 +18.4%

Property acquisition lending

(mils.) (Nov.) $1,910.3 $2,052.2 -6.9 $1,685.2 +13.4

Refinance lending

(mils.) (Nov.)9 $2,439.4 $2,574.4 -5.2 $4,000.8 -39.0

Foreclosures

Number (Nov.) 1,237 1,210 +2.2 1,765 -29.9

Value (mils.) (Nov.) $186.6 $174.8 +6.8 $266.5 -30.0

Building contracts (mils.)

Residential (Nov.) $94.9 $129.1 -26.5 $136.0 -30.2

Nonresidential (Nov.) $221.4 $157.6 +40.5 $125.3 +76.7

Building permits (mils.)

Residential (Nov.) $251.0 $248.5 +1.0 $258.5 -2.9

Nonresidential (Nov.) $438.3 $293.0 +49.6 $174.0 +151.9

Housing start permits (Nov.) 1,439 934 +54.1 1,485 -3.1

Home sales (Nov.) 7,102 7,843 -9.4 6,609 +7.5

Home prices (000's) (Nov.) $200.0 $196.0 +2.0 $190.0 +5.3

Condo sales (Nov.) 1,378 1,459 -5.6 1,048 +31.5

Condo prices (000's) (Nov.) $173.0 $176.0 -1.7 $179.0 -3.4

Apartments (3rd qtr.)10

Gross occupancy 96.6% 94.6% NA 94.2% NA

Avg. sq. ft. rent $1.27 $1.25 +1.6 $1.18 +7.6

Avg. monthly rent $1,015 $1,010 +0.5 $901 +12.7

Office vacancy rates (4th qtr.)11

Downtown L.A 20.3% 19.7% NA 18.1% NA

San Fernando Valley 9.9% 10.5% NA 10.4% NA

West L.A. 8.1% 8.5% NA 11.1% NA

South Bay 15.4% 16.0% NA 17.5% NA

Countywide 13.0% 13.9% NA 13.6% NA

Industrial vacancy rates (4th qtr.)

Downtown/Central 1.3% 1.3% NA 3.9% NA

South Bay 4.2% 4.5% NA 5.5% NA

San Gabriel Valley 6.1% 5.3% NA 6.9% NA

Tourism

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Hotel occupancy rate (Nov.) 70.51% 77.94% NA 69.74% NA

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