GENERAL INDICATORS

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Latest Previous previous Year %+ from

month month month ago year ago

Employment (000's) (Jan.) 4,490 4,452 +0.9% 4,336 +3.6%

Unemployment (000's) (Jan.) 264 270 -2.2 289 -8.7

Help-wanted ads index (Dec.) 46 43 +7.0 43 +7.0

Jobless-to-job ad ratio (Dec.)1 5.8 6.3 -7.9 7.3 -20.5

Film permits (Jan.)2 2,144 2,159 -0.7 1,847 +16.1

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.) (Nov.) $6,114.0 $5,967.9 +2.4 $5,713.4 +7.0

Imports (mils.) (Nov.) $11,942.4 $12,6118.9 -5.3 $10,069.7 +18.6

Air cargo4

LAX (Jan.) 174.8 207.4 -15.7 153.2 +14.1

Burbank (Dec.) 6.8 6.0 +13.3 7.0 -2.5

Los Angeles CPI (Jan.)5 174.8 207.4 -15.7 153.2 +14.1

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

Electricity Accounts (000's)7

Residential (Jan.)8 1,196.7 1,199.4 -0.2 1,182.6 +1.2 Commercial (Jan.) 172.0 175.2 -1.8 171.1 +0.8

Industrial (Jan.) 15.7 15.7 0 15.8 -0.6

REAL ESTATE

Construction lending (mils.) (Dec.) $585.8 $302.8 +93.5% $189.5 +209.1%

Property acquisition lending (mils.) (Dec.) $2,404.8 $1,910.3 +25.9 $2,119.1 +13.5

Refinance lending (mils.) (Dec.)9 $3,076.3 $2,439.4 +26.1 $6,805.8 -54.8

Foreclosures

Number (Dec.) 1,235 1,237 -0.2 2,001 -38.3

Value (mils.) (Dec.) $176.5 $186.6 -5.4 $316.8 -44.3

Building contracts (mils.)

Residential (Jan.) $143.6 $141.5 +1.5 $112.6 +27.5

Nonresidential (Jan.) $273.9 $85.9 +218.9 $230.3 +18.9

Building permits (mils.)

Residential (Jan.) $254.8 $396.1 -35.7 $193.0 +32.0

Nonresidential (Jan.) $320.2 $274.1 +16.8 $206.9 +54.8

Housing start permits (Jan.) 1,253 1,851 -32.3 885 +41.6

Home sales (Dec.) 8,267 7,102 +16.4 8,520 -3.0

Home prices (000's) (Dec.) $200.0 $200.0 .0 $190.9 +4.8

Condo sales (Dec.) 1,582 1,378 +14.8 1,402 +12.8

Condo prices (000's) (Dec.) $180.0 $173.0 +4.0 $174.8 +3.0

Apartments (4th qtr.)10

Gross occupancy 95.3% 96.6% NA 95.7% NA

Avg. sq. ft. rent $1.21 $1.27 -4.7 $1.34 -9.7

Avg. monthly rent $997 $1,015 -1.8 $1,028 -3.0

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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Latest Previous previous Year %+ from

month month month ago year ago

Hotel occupancy rate (Dec.) 60.72% 70.51% NA 58.90% NA

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