All data seasonally adjusted except actual levels which are not seasonally

adjusted. Percent change is from the previous month. R denotes revised.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce.

(*) Jan 15-Feb 15 reflect the increase in the universe of permits-issuing

places and will be labeled as the 2014 Universe

=========Housing Starts============ ==========Building Permits(*)=======

Total Single Total Single

Dat Units % Chg Units % Chg Actual % Chg Units % Chg Units % Chg Actual % Chg

-2017-

Jan 1,246 -2.6 823 1.9 82.5 -5.2 1,285 4.6 808 -2.7 86.8 -5.0

-2016-

Dec 1,279 11.3 808 -2.2 87.0 -0.9 1,228 1.3 830 6.4 91.4 0.1

Nov 1,149 -13.0 826 -4.887.8 -23.3 1,212 -3.8 780 0.8 91.3 -9.3

Oct 1,320 25.5 868 11.1 114.5 20.5 1,260 2.9 774 4.3 100.7 -6.5

Sep 1,052 -9.6 781 7.9 95.0 -7.6 1,225 6.3 742 0.8 107.7 -0.6

Aug 1,164 -4.4 724 -5.9 102.8 -10.8 1,152 0.7 736 3.5 108.4 14.0

Jul 1,218 1.9 769 0.8 115.2 3.2 1,144 -0.8 711 -3.7 95.1 -16.9

Jun 1,195 5.9 763 3.5 111.6 6.3 1,153 1.5 738 1.0 114.4 6.2

May 1,128 -2.3 737 -3.5 105.0 -1.1 1,136 0.5 731 -1.3 107.7 8.0

Apr 1,155 3.8 764 1.7 106.2 17.1 1,130 4.9 741 2.2 99.7 2.0

Mar 1,113 -8.2 751 -11.1 90.7 7.8 1,077 -7.3 725 -1.1 97.7 15.6

Feb 1,213 7.5 845 9.0 84.1 13.2 1,162 -2.2 733 0.8 84.5 13.0

Jan 1,128 -2.8 775 1.3 74.3 -4.9 1,188 -1.1 727 -1.5 74.8 -23.3

-2015-

Dec 1,160 -0.9 765 -2.7 78.1 -13.1 1,201 -6.6 738 0.4 97.5 7.1

Nov 1,171 9.1 78610.1 89.9 -1.1 1,286 9.4 735 1.4 91.0 -8.4

Oct 1,073 -9.8 714 -3.9 90.9 -18.5 1,175 4.1 725 2.4 99.3 1.0

Sep 1,189 5.0 743 1.6 111.6 12.5 1,129 -3.2 708 -0.3 98.3 -0.1

Aug 1,132 -1.3 731 -3.8 99.2 -7.5 1,166 2.1 710 2.3 98.4 -4.7

Jul 1,147 -5.4 760 10.8 107.2 -4.5 1,142 -14.4 694 -1.1 103.2 -23.4

Jun 1,213 14.1 686 -1.2 112.3 12.8 1,334 5.4 702 1.3 134.8 20.5

May 1,063 -10.8 694 -7.0 99.6 -8.2 1,266 7.5 693 2.1 111.9 5.6

Apr 1,192 24.9 746 19.7 108.5 36.1 1,178 13.5 679 5.8 106.0 16.1

Mar 954 6.0 623 3.8 79.7 28.8 1,038 -5.5 642 2.6 91.3 17.8

Feb 900 -16.7 600 -15.0 61.9 -15.2 1,098 3.7 626 -4.7 77.5 10.7

Jan 1,080 0.0 706 -2.5 73.0 -0.5 1,059 -1.7 657 -9.6 70.0 -6.4

-2014-

Dec 1,080 7.2 724 8.1 73.4 -3.2 1,077 -0.2 727 3.3 74.8 2.7

Nov 1,007 -6.7 670 -5.0 75.8 -17.6 1,079 -3.7 663 1.7 72.8 -26.0

Oct 1,079 5.2 705 6.7 92.0 -2.3 1,120 6.4 652 -0.2 98.4 6.1

Sep 1,026 6.2 661 2.8 94.2 9.3 1,053 1.3 653 1.6 92.7 2.7

Aug 966 -11.8 643 -2.1 86.2 -14.7 1,040 -0.1 643 0.5 90.3 -7.0

Jul 1,095 18.1 657 10.1 101.0 15.7 1,041 0.8 640 -1.2 97.1 1.5

Jun 927 -6.0 597 -6.3 87.3 -5.6 1,033 1.6 648 3.5 95.7 2.0

May 986 -5.1 637 -0.3 92.5 -2.5 1,017 -5.3 626 0.6 93.8 -5.3

Apr 1,039 7.9 639 -1.5 94.9 18.3 1,074 1.2 622 0.0 99.1 14.8

Mar 963 1.3 649 7.5 80.2 23.2 1,061 3.0 622 1.5 86.3 19.4

Feb 951 7.1 604 4.7 65.1 7.2 1,030 2.8 613 -1.3 72.3 5.4

Jan 888 -12.1 577 -11.6 60.7 -10.2 1,002 -1.1 621 1.3 68.6 -11.8

-2013-

Dec 1,010 -8.5 653 -8.3 67.6 -19.3 1,013 -2.8 613 -5.3 77.8 5.9

Nov1,104 19.9 712 20.1 83.8 6.9 1,042 1.1 647 3.9 73.5 -20.5

Oct 921 7.1 593 1.9 78.4 0.0 1,031 1.6 623 0.8 92.5 11.3

Sep 860 -4.2 582 -6.7 78.4 -2.5 1,015 7.2 618 -2.1 83.1 -4.6

Aug 898 0.8 624 4.3 80.4 -4.3 947 -4.0 631 2.6 87.1 -3.4

Jul 891 4.6 598 -1.2 84.0 4.1 986 3.7 615 -2.1 90.2 5.3

Jun 852 -7.4 605 0.5 80.7 -7.5 951 -6.4 628 0.6 85.7 -11.8

May 920 11.4 602 4.2 87.2 14.3 1,016 0.1 624 0.2 97.2 4.7

Apr 826 -17.3 578 -6.9 76.3 -8.4 1,015 8.9 623 2.3 92.8 19.4

Mar 999 3.0 621 -6.3 83.3 26.0 932 -4.0 609 -0.5 77.7 14.6

Feb 970 9.2 663 8.3 66.1 12.6 971 4.6 612 3.7 67.8 3.5

Jan 888 -9.0 612 -0.5 58.7 -7.1 928 -1.1 590 0.2 65.5 -2.5

-2012-

Dec 976 17.2 615 8.1 63.2 1.6 938 0.9 589 3.2 67.2-2.2

Nov 833 -9.0 569 -6.9 62.2 -19.2 930 3.9 571 0.2 68.7 -11.4

Oct 915 8.0 611 2.9 77.0 1.6 895 -2.8 570 2.3 77.5 5.2

Sep 847 12.3 594 10.8 75.8 9.9 921 10.7 557 7.9 73.7 -7.9

Aug 754 1.9 536 3.7 69.0 -0.3 832 -1.0 516 -0.6 80.0 8.0

Jul 740 -2.2 517 -1.3 69.2 -7.4 840 6.3 519 3.8 74.1 -2.4

Jun 757 6.9 524 1.2 74.7 10.2 790 -2.1 500 0.2 75.9 -2.3

May 708 -6.0 518 2.8 67.8 1.5 807 8.0 499 3.1 77.7 21.2

Apr 753 8.3 504 6.8 66.8 15.2 747 -6.3 484 1.3 64.1 -7.8

Mar 695 -1.3 472 1.3 58.0 16.7 797 8.7 478 -3.0 69.5 29.9

Feb 704 -2.6 466 -10.0 49.7 5.3 733 2.5 493 6.3 53.5 11.9

Jan 723 4.2 518 -0.8 47.2 10.5 715 2.6 464 1.3 47.8 -7.4

-2011-

Dec 694 -2.4 522 12.3 42.7 -19.4 697 -1.3 458 2.051.6 -0.6

Nov 711 16.6 465 5.9 53.0 -0.4 706 5.2 449 2.3 51.9 -0.2

Oct 610 -6.2 439 5.0 53.2 -9.5 671 10.0 439 3.3 52.0 -2.3

Sep 650 11.1 418 -0.9 58.8 7.9 610 -5.7 425 -0.7 53.2 -15.0

Aug 585 -6.1 422 -2.3 54.5 -5.4 647 4.2 428 2.9 62.6 19.0

Jul 623 2.5 432 -0.7 57.6 -4.8 621 -2.4 416 0.7 52.6 -17.6

Jun 608 8.4 435 5.1 60.5 12.0 636 2.9 413 0.5 63.8 11.3

May 561 1.3 414 -0.2 54.0 10.2 618 6.4 411 2.0 57.3 13.0

Apr 554 -7.7 415 -3.3 49.0 -1.8 581 -0.3 403 1.0 50.7 -6.8

Mar 600 16.1 429 9.7 49.9 41.0 583 7.6 399 5.3 54.4 44.3

Feb 517 -17.9 391 -9.1 35.4 -11.9 542 -5.9 379 -9.8 37.7 3.9

Jan 630 19.8 430 2.1 40.2 18.9 576 -8.6 420 -5.6 36.3 -23.7

-2010-

Dec 526 -4.5 421 -7.3 33.8 -16.7 630 11.7445 6.0 47.6 16.4

Nov 551 2.2 454 4.6 40.6 -10.6 564 1.6 420 3.2 40.9 -6.0

Oct 539 -9.7 434 -2.9 45.4 -14.3 555 -1.2 407 1.0 43.5 -10.3

Sep 597 -1.5 447 4.7 53.0 -5.9 562 -2.3 403 -0.5 48.5 -9.7

Aug 606 10.2 427 -0.5 56.3 9.3 575 0.0 405 -1.0 53.7 4.1

Jul 550 2.0 429 -4.9 51.5 -4.3 575 -1.7 409 -3.3 51.6 -12.8

Jun 539 -7.1 451 -2.0 53.8 -4.3 585 0.5 423 -2.8 59.2 15.9

May 580 -15.6 460 -18.7 56.2 -9.4 582 -7.9 435 -8.0 51.1 -13.2

Apr 687 8.4 566 5.8 62.0 13.3 632 -7.7 473 -12.7 58.9 -5.2

Mar 634 4.8 535 1.5 54.7 34.4 685 5.4 542 3.6 62.1 40.8

Feb 605 -1.1 527 3.1 40.7 4.6 650 3.3 523 2.8 44.1 11.6

Jan 612 6.3 511 5.1 38.9 6.3 629 -7.6 509 -1.5 39.5 -19.7

-2009-

Dec 576 -2.2 486 -3.6 36.6 -13.5 6819.7 517 5.7 49.2 16.9

Nov 589 11.3 504 6.1 42.3 -4.9 621 7.8 489 4.5 42.1 -12.1

Oct 529 -9.7 475 -6.3 44.5 -15.4 576 -4.8 468 -1.1 47.9 -9.5

Sep 586 0.2 507 5.2 52.6 -0.6 605 -0.8 473 -1.9 52.9 -2.0

Aug 585 -0.3 482 -3.6 52.9 -6.9 610 3.9 482 0.6 54.0 -3.7

Jul 587 0.7 500 5.0 56.8 -3.9 587 -2.2 479 6.2 56.1 -8.5

Jun 583 6.0 476 17.2 59.1 13.2 600 9.1 451 6.1 61.3 23.8

May 550 15.3 406 5.2 52.2 22.8 550 5.2 425 7.6 49.5 3.6

Apr 477 -8.4 386 6.9 42.5 -0.5 523 2.3 395 9.7 47.8 8.6

Mar 521 -9.2 361 1.1 42.7 7.3 511 -7.1 360 -5.5 44.0 15.8

Feb 574 17.6 357 0.0 39.8 24.8 550 3.6 381 11.4 38.0 4.7

Jan 488 -12.2 357 -9.2 31.9 -15.4 531 -5.9 342 -7.6 36.3 -11.9

-2008-

Dec 556 -15.1 393 -14.0 37.7 -20.6 564 -10.5 370 -12.3 41.2 -0.7

Nov 655 -14.2 457 -14.4 47.5 -30.4 630 -13.6 422 -10.2 41.5 -34.9

Oct 763 -7.2 534 -2.7 68.2 -7.7 729 -9.6 470 -11.2 63.7 -10.2

Sep 822 -3.2 549 -10.3 73.9 -3.3 806 -6.0 529 -3.5 70.9 -7.1

Aug 849 -9.0 612 -3.2 76.4 -11.9 857 -7.3 548 -4.7 76.3 -11.2

Jul 933 -13.5 632 -3.5 86.7 -15.4 924 -21.3 575 -5.0 85.9 -22.3

Jun 1,078 11.0 655 -3.5 102.5 11.8 1,174 20.0 605 -3.8 110.6 19.8

May 971 -3.0 679 0.4 91.7 2.5 978 -1.3 629 -2.8 92.3 0.9

Apr 1,001 1.3 676 -4.9 89.5 8.9 991 6.3 647 4.2 91.5 18.2

Mar 988 -10.7 711 -1.5 82.2 4.8 932 -5.0 621 -3.9 77.4 5.4

Feb 1,107 4.0 722 -3.7 78.4 10.7 981 -6.7 646 -4.3 73.4 -3.3

Jan 1,064 6.4 750 -3.7 70.8 2.8 1,052 -5.3 675 -5.5 75.9 -2.4

-2007-

Dec 1,000 -15.2 779 -4.568.9 -22.4 1,111 -6.4 714 -6.9 77.8 -13.1

Nov 1,179 -7.5 816 -7.7 88.8 -22.8 1,187 0.4 767 -5.4 89.5 -13.8

Oct 1,275 7.6 884 -5.6 115.0 13.3 1,182 -7.4 811 -6.8 103.8 3.3

Sep 1,185 -11.4 936 -3.3 101.5 -16.3 1,277 -4.9 870 -6.3 100.5 -20.2

Aug 1,337 -2.5 968 -8.2 121.2 -5.2 1,343 -3.1 928 -6.9 126.0 2.9

Jul 1,371 -6.0 1,055 -7.1 127.9 -7.2 1,386 -3.3 997 -1.9 122.5 -9.7

Jun 1,458 1.5 1,136 -0.9 137.8 1.0 1,433 -5.8 1,016 -4.4 135.6 -7.1

May 1,436 -3.4 1,146 -4.3 136.5 0.7 1,522 2.2 1,063 -1.4 146.0 11.5

Apr 1,487 -0.3 1,198 -0.6 135.6 9.5 1,489 -5.1 1,078 -4.7 130.9 -6.0

Mar 1,491 0.3 1,205 1.4 123.8 20.1 1,569 1.8 1,131 2.9 139.2 26.7

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