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December's Housing Starts Surged to 13-Year High
Friday, January 17, 2020
While permits fell from the previous month, the U.S.
Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development said December
was another exceptional month for residential housing starts. Those starts soared to a seasonally adjusted annual
rate of 1,608,000 during the month, a 16.9 percent increase from November's
estimate which was revised from 1,365,000 to 1,375,000. The December number was the highest monthly rate for starts since
the same month in 2006 and was 40.8 percent higher than last year's December pace.
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