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Housing Starts: How Can The MSM Read This Chart and See A Recovery?

• CalculatedRiskBlog.com
 
Privately-owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 604 000 This is 1.5 percent (±10 7%)* below the revised June estimate of 613,000, but is 9.8 percent (±10.8%)* above the July 2010 rate of 550,000. Single-family housing starts in July were at a rate of 425,000; this is 4.9 percent (±8.9%)* below the revised June figure of 447,000. The July rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 170,000. Building Permits: Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 597,000. This is 3.2 percent (±1.2%) below the revised June rate of 617,000, but is 3.8 percent (±2.2%) above the July 2010 estimate of 575,000. Single-family authorizations in July were at a rate of 404,000; this is 0.5 percent (±0.9%)* above the revised June figure of 402,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 171,000 in July.

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