Today’s Housing Starts data:
HOUSING STARTS: Privately-owned housing starts in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 574,000. This is 8.9% (±10.2%)* above the revised October estimate of 527,000, but is 12.4% (±9.1%) below the November 2008 rate of 655,000.Single-family housing starts in November were at a rate of 482,000; this is 2.1 percent (±9.2%)* above the revised October figure of 472,000. The November rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 83,000.
BUILDING PERMITS: Privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 584,000. This is 6.0% (±1.6%) above the revised October rate of 551,000, but is 7.3% (±1.8%) below the November 2008 estimate of 630,000.
Single-family authorizations in November were at a rate of 473,000; this is 5.3% (±1.1%) above the revised October figure of 449,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 86,000 in November.
NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION IN NOVEMBER 2009
U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, DECEMBER 16, 2009