U.S. building permits for June were revised to down 3.2% from May to a seasonally adjusted rate of 973,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

June building permits were originally reported as being down 4.2% at a seasonally adjusted rate of 963,000.

Building permits are a precursor of building activity.

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July 25, 2014 09:48 ET (13:48 GMT)

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