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Economic Health Performance Metrics

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  Q2 2014
Measure/Explanation Actual Target Result
Commercial Vacancy Rates
Percentage of vacant, leasable commercial space within the city.
4.7% 5.0%  
Cumulative New Residential Permit Unit Volume
Any new residential unit must obtain a building permit from the City. This metric reports the number of units for which permits were obtained each quarter.
826 500  
Electric System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) in Minutes
The electric distribution System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) is a description of the length of time all customers would have been out of power if the total number of hours out of service in a year's time were to be shared, and it is typically measured in minutes. The number of outages as well as the time between the start of an outage and the restoration of electric service have a bearing on this number.
10.1 23.2  
Local Unemployment Rate
Local unemployment rate is the percentage of the total labor force that is unemployed but actively seeking employment and willing to work. This includes persons actively looking for work in the prior 4 weeks by contacting an employer directly, having a job interview, sending out resumes or filling out applications.
4.3% 5.0%  
Lodging Occupancy Rates
The lodging occupancy rate measures the number of hotel rooms occupied compared to the total number of hotel rooms available. This metric measures the net change from the previous year for the reporting time period.
74.6% 67.3%  
Net Percent Change in Local Jobs
Job change measures the number of new jobs available in an economy. The net job change accounts for layoffs as well as new positions; a healthy economy will have a given number of new jobs created each month/quarter despite some layoff activity.
2.6% 2.0%  
New Commercial Permit Dollar Volume per Capita
This metric provides an understanding of the value of new commercial construction in the City. The total value of permits is divided by the current population to generate a value more easily compared to other communities.
488 70