Fairfax County has released its October 2018 Economic Indicators report, see below for key data points, click here to read the report.

  • The August unemployment rate in Fairfax County increased to 2.5 percent. (See page 1)
  • For the first three months of the fiscal year, Sales tax receipts in Fairfax County are up 2.7 percent. (See page 2)
  • The Consumer Confidence Index increased in September for the third straight month. (See page 2)
  • The number of homes sold in Fairfax County during September 2018 decreased 13.6 percent from a year earlier. (See page 3)
  • In September 2018, the average sales price of all homes sold in Fairfax County increased 5.8 percent compared to the average sale price in September 2017. (See page 3)
  • The number of active listings of homes for sale in the County decreased 8.3 percent in September from a year ago. (See page 4)
  • The number of single family building permits issued in the County for the first nine months of 2018 is up 4.8 percent. (See page 4)
  • October 2018 Special Report on Northern Virginia Employment. (See page 5-6)