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Economy Track

EMPLOYMENT
-Total non-farm
jobs (000) Sept. 558.0 553.9 0.7 552.3 1.0
-Construction Sept. 22.2 22.9 -3.1 21.7 2.3
-Finance, insurance,
real estate Sept. 21.0 21.7 -3.2 21.0 0.0
-Government Sept. 80.2 75.0 6.9 79.8 0.5
-Manufacturing Sept. 115.1 115.7 -0.5 118.1 -2.5
-Services Sept. 178.9 177.7 0.7 174.1 2.8
-Transportation
and utilities Sept. 19.1 18.5 3.2 18.5 3.2
-Wholesale and
retail trade Sept. 121.1 122.0 -0.7 118.7 2.0
-Average production
hours worked Aug. 41.9 41.8 0.2 42.0 -0.2
-Average weekly
production
earnings Aug. $685.90 $690.54 -0.7 $666.12 3.0
-Monthly
want-ad index Sept. 87 90 -3.3 92 -5.4
-Initial unemployment
claims Aug. 423 432 -2.1 273 54.9

Unemployment rate by area (%):

-Rochester metro Sept. 3.9 3.4 14.7 4.2 -7.1
-Genesee County Sept. 4.0 3.6 11.1 4.3 -7.0
-Livingston County Sept. 3.6 3.2 12.5 4.1 -12.2
-Monroe County Sept. 4.1 3.5 17.1 4.4 -6.8
-Ontario County Sept. 3.1 2.5 24.0 3.4 -8.8
-Orleans County Sept. 4.5 4.6 -2.2 4.0 12.5
-Wayne County Sept. 3.5 3.3 6.1 4.1 -14.6

BUSINESS AND FINANCE
-New corporation
filings 11/13-17 23 16 43.8 41 -43.9
-Bankrupcy filings: 11/17-12/4 77 53 45.3 81 -4.9
-Chapter 13 11/17-12/4 13 7 85.7 20 -35.0
-Chapter 11 11/17-12/4 0 0 NM 0 NM
-Chapter 7 11/17-12/4 64 46 39.1 61 4.9

BUSINESS CONDITIONS
-Current business conditions:
-Better (%) Sept. 30 29 3.4 8 275.0
-Same (%) Sept. 55 59 -6.8 67 -17.9
-Worse(%) Sept. 15 12 25.0 25 -40.0
Inventories:
-Higher(%) Sept. 30 6 400.0 8 275.0
-Same (%) Sept. 45 76 -40.8 59 -23.7
-Lower (%) Sept. 25 18 38.9 33 -24.2
Three-month forecast:
-Increase(%) Sept. 30 35 -14.3 33 -9.1
-Stable(%) Sept. 45 53 -15.1 50 -10.0
-Decrease(%) Sept. 25 12 NM 17 NM

UTILITIES

-Non-res.electricity
usage
(millions kwh) Sept. 429.7 401.4 7.1 387.0 11.0
-Non-res.nat.gas usage
(000 therms) Sept. 13,830 12,670 9.2 12,540 10.3
-Business telephone
lines (000) Sept. 197.1 196.7 0.2 109.9 79.3

REAL ESTATE AND CONSTRUCTION
-Houses sold: Sept. 1,014 1,264 -19.8 1,029 -1.5
-Genesee County Sept. 33 39 -15.4 19 73.7
-Livingston County Sept. 42 50 -16.0 40 5.0
-Monroe County Sept. 746 925 -19.4 759 -1.7
-Ontario County Sept. 96 109 -11.9 92 4.3
-Orleans County Sept. 31 41 -24.4 26 19.2
-Wayne County Sept. 66 100 -34.0 93 -29.0

-Median price of
houses sold ($) Sept. $89,950 $97,950 -8.2 $92,500 -2.8
-Construction contracts
(millions) Sept. $40.4 $121.7 -66.8 $89.0 -54.6
-Residential Sept. $29.9 $35.9 -16.7 $66.4 -55.0
-Commercial Sept. $10.5 $85.8 -87.8 $22.6 -53.5
-Mortgage filings Aug. 3,004 2,604 15.4 3,433 -12.5

RETAIL
-Sales tax distributions
($000): Sept. $47,577 $36,520 30.3 $35,513 34.0
-Genesee County Sept. $2,598 $2,036 27.6 $2,935 -11.5
-Livingston County Sept. $1,978 $1,154 71.4 $1,524 29.8
-Monroe County Sept. $34,864 $27,803 25.4 $24,342 43.2
-Ontario County Sept. $4,400 $3,075 43.1 $3,787 16.2
-Orleans County Sept. $1,113 $733 51.8 $1,004 10.9
-Wayne County Sept. $2,624 $1,719 52.6 $1,921 36.6

-New car sales Sept. 3,599 4,117 -12.6 3,648 -1.3
-Used car sales Sept. 1,861 2,193 -15.1 1,642 13.3
-consumer price
index Sept. 180.7 179.9 0.4 175.5 3.0

TRANSPORTATION
-Airline passengers Sept. 194,327 218,865 -11.2 181,775 6.9
-Freight (pounds) Sept. 87,159 94,823 -8.1 132,309 -34.1

TOURISM
-Convention attendance Sept. 14,275 8,645 65.1 1,335 969.3
-Hotel occupancy taxes
collected (000) 2nd
Quarter $1,053 $748 40.8 $1,026 2.6

FOREIGN EXCHANGE
($1.00 U.S)
British pound Dec. 5 0.70 0.71 -1.4 0.62 12.9
Canadian dollar Dec. 5 1.54 1.54 0.0 1.48 4.1
Euro Dec. 5 1.14 1.17 -2.6 0.98 16.3
German mark Dec. 5 2.22 2.28 -2.6 1.91 16.2
Japanese yen Dec. 5 111.15 110.16 0.9 102.44 8.5
Mexican peso Dec. 5 9.40 9.43 -0.3 9.45 -0.5
Swiss franc Dec. 5 1.71 1.76 -2.8 1.56 9.6

12/08/00 (C) Rochester Business Journal

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