In some instances, obtaining third quarter 2013 numbers has been quite a challenge. The Federal shutdown limited some data from even being collected while the release of other numbers was delayed.
As a result, some of these charts have slightly varied reporting periods. The updated Economic Climate Report is attached for your review. You may notice that some of your favorite charts have moved. Several new data points are being reported to reflect a broader look at the region’s economic.
New and updated data includes:
Unemployment Rates, page 1
Labor Force, page 1
Single Family Home Sale Prices, page 2
Available Housing Inventory, page 3
Housing Occupancy, page 3
Building Permits, page 3
High School Graduation Rates, page 4
Composite ACT Test Scores, page 4
Peer City Assessed Valuations, page 4
Peer City Housing and Income, page 5
Peer City Average Tax Burden, page 5
Cost of Living, page 6
Pull Factors, page 6
Tourism Impact, page 6
Crime Rates, page 7
Consumer Price Index, page 7
Sales Tax Receipts, page 8
Sales Tax Rates, page 9
Transient Guest Tax Receipts, page 9
Local Assessed Valuations, page 10
Local Mill Levies, page 11
Population Growth, page 12
For those of you who like to track the national numbers, you may be interested in the America’s Economy Mobile App created by the U.S. Census Bureau. The app provides real-time updates for 19 key economic indicators from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Three indicators from BLS were added to the app earlier this month: nonfarm payroll employment, the Producer Price Index, and the Consumer Price Index. These indicators join the unemployment rate and 15 others that were already available.
This free app is now available in the App Store and Google Play. For more information, see www.census.gov/mobile.
Please let me know if you would like additional details.