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SALISBURY — The Rowan County Chamber of Commerce has released economic indicators for the second quarter, which ended June 30.
Home sales and the average price of a sold home are up. Taxable sales also increased, as did the number of building permits issued and the value of those permits.
The chamber posts indicators quarterly after taxable sales are audited.
6/30/2013 3/31/2013 12/31/2012
NC labor force* 4,724,176 4,711,020 4,755,774
NC employed* 4,304,263 4,261,857 4,318,124
NC unemployment rate* 8.9% 9.5% 9.2%
Rowan labor force* 71,609 71,990 72,481
Rowan employed* 65,056 65,098 65,419
Rowan unemployment rate* 9.2% 9.6% 9.7%
Taxable sales** $80,569,091 $76,562,356 $74,222,954
Homes sold (total for quarter)*** 141 82 114
Average sale price for homes sold*** $147,290 $117,371 $136,807
Rowan building permits issued (total for quarter)**** 219 154 145
Total value for building permits issues**** $18,881,962 $12,943,675 $9,631,739

Sources:
* NC Employment Security Commission ** NC Department of Revenue
***Salisbury/Rowan Association of Realtors ****Rowan County Inspection Office

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