Walter Mencken 4 p.m., May 3
September Lead Indicators of San Diego Economy Fall
The lead indicators of the San Diego economy, compiled by economist Alan Gin of the University of San Diego, fell in September to 109.9 from August's and July's 110. They had risen every month from the 100.7 of March 2009 until flattening in August from July. In September, building permits and initial unemployment claims moved in an unfavorable direction, while stock prices, consumer confidence, help wanted advertising and the national economy moved positively.