% + from

Latest Previous previous Year %+ from

period period period ago year ago

Employment (000's) (May) 4,448 4,473 -0.6% 4,367 +1.9%

Unemployment (000's) (May) 266 260 +2.3 266 0.0

Help-wanted ads index (May) 43 42 +2.6 41 +4.9

Jobless-to-job ad ratio (May)1 6.1 6.2 -1.6 6.5 -6.2

Film permits (May)2 2,309 2,222 +3.9 2,220 +4.0

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

Bankruptcies

Chapter 7 (Apr.) 2,395 2,771 -13.6 3,449 -30.6

Chapter 11 (Apr.) 9 14 -35.7 18 -50.0

Exports (mils.) (Apr.) $6,231.2 $6,515.3 -4.4 $5,205.1 +19.7

Imports (mils.) (Apr.) $12,073.4 $12,007.8 +0.6 $9,863.4 +22.4

Air cargo4

LAX (Apr.) 182.4 209.3 -12.9 167.0 +9.2

Burbank (Apr.) 6.2 7.2 -13.9 8.1 -23.4

Los Angeles CPI (May)5 171.1 170.6 +0.3 166.8 +2.9

Index of Leading Indicators (Jan.)6 101.2 101.1 +0.1 100.9 +0.3

Electricity Accounts (000's)7

Residential (May)8 1,206.0 1,202.3 +0.3 1,194.3 +1.0 Commercial (May) 178.0 189.6 -6.1 174.9 +1.8

Industrial (May) 15.9 16.0 -0.6 15.9 0.0

Real Estate

% + from

Construction lending (mils.) (Apr.) $232.7 $244.0 -3.8% $302.8 -23.2%

Property acquisition lending (mils.) (Apr.) $2,213.5 $2,491.7 -11.2 $2,270.5 -2.5

Refinance lending (mils.) (Apr.)9 $2,113.2 $2,429.1 -13.0 $4,997.6 -57.7

Foreclosures

Number (Apr.) 1,011 1,266 -20.1 1,739 -41.9

Value (mils.) (Apr.) $144.9 $201.7 -28.2 $241.2 -39.9

Building contracts (mils.)

Residential (May) $233.8 $150.4 +55.5 $216.8 +7.8

Nonresidential (May) $255.8 $274.4 -6.8 $316.7 -19.2

Building permits (mils.)

Residential (May) $314.2 $301.6 +4.2 $261.3 +20.2

Nonresidential (May) $293.2 $228.1 +28.5 $351.6 -16.6

Housing start permits (May) 1,067 1,014 +5.2 922 +15.7

Home sales (Apr.) 7,556 8,536 -11.5 8,590 -12.0

Home prices (000's) (Apr.) $216.0 $214.0 +0.9 $198.5 +8.8

Condo sales (Apr.) 1,768 1,825 -3.1 1,514 +16.8

Condo prices (000's) (Apr.) $177.0 $183.0 -3.3 $172.0 +2.9

Apartments (1st qtr.)10

Gross occupancy 95.4% 95.3% NA 95.7% NA

Avg. sq. ft. rent $1.28 $1.21 +5.8 $1.32 -3.0

Avg. monthly rent $1,032 $997 +3.5 $1,010 +2.2

Office vacancy rates (1st qtr.)11

Downtown L.A 19.9% 20.0% NA 19.9% NA

San Fernando Valley 9.1% 7.4% NA 9.8% NA

West L.A. 5.6% 10.5% NA 10.0% NA

South Bay 14.5% 18.4% NA 16.9% NA

Countywide 12.5% 16.7% NA 14.0% NA

Industrial vacancy rates (1st qtr.)

Downtown/Central 2.1% 1.3% NA 4.5% NA

South Bay 3.8% 4.1% NA 5.8% NA

San Gabriel Valley 4.0% 6.1% NA 5.5% NA

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