Single-Family Housing Starts Rise Again

U.S. housing starts reached a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.415 million in September, a 1.9% increase above August and an 11.1% increase over September 2019. Single-family starts carried the day at 1.108 million in September, a whopping 8.5% above August and 22.3% over September 2019.

​Single-family starts have increased for five consecutive months, since hitting a low ebb of 679,000 during the onslaught of the pandemic in April.

​Multi-family starts, however, continued a downward swing in September, at 295,000, 14.7% decline from August.

​Building permits in September were 1.553 million, a 5.2% jump over August and 8.1% increase compared to September 2019.

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