GENERAL INDICATORS

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month month month ago year ago

Employment (000's) (Feb.) 4,456 4,490 -0.8% 4,336 +2.8%

Unemployment (000's) (Feb.) 261 269 -3.0 284 -8.1

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.) (Jan.) $296.2 $585.8 -49.4% $159.9 +85.2%

Property acquisition lending (mils.) (Jan.) $1,553.6 $2,404.6 -35.4 $1,265.6 +22.8

Refinance lending (mils.) (Jan.)9 $1,780.8 $3,076.2 -42.1 $4,405.3 -59.8

Foreclosures

Number (Jan.) 1,186 1,235 -4.0 1,637 -27.6

Value (mils.) (Jan.) $179.6 $176.5 +1.8 $235.9 -23.9

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 (Jan.) 5,493 8,267 -33.6 5,213 +5.4

Home prices (000's) (Jan.) $199.0 $200.0 -0.5 $190.0 +4.5

Condo sales (Jan.) 1,062 1,582 -32.9 861 +23.3

Condo prices (000's) (Jan.) $169.5 $180.0 -5.8 $175.0 -3.1

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 (Jan.) 66.91% 60.72% NA 70.57% NA

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