A widely followed local economic index increased 1.3 percent in February, and for the second month in a row all components rose.
The Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate said Tuesday the gain in its index of leading economic indicators for San Diego County was the ninth in a row.
Initial claims for unemployment insurance, help-wanted advertising, and building permits were strongly positive, while consumer confidence, local stock prices, and the outlook for the national economy had more modest gains.
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