Header: Header: Header:

U.S. Housing Starts Boom In November

U.S. housing starts—single-family and multi-family combined—made their largest monthly increase in 2023, jumping 14.8% in November over October to a rate of 1.560 million. Single-family starts in November were at a rate of 1.143 million, a whopping 18% above October, while multi-family was 404,000 in November, up nearly 9% over October.

Building permits were 1.460 million in November, down 2.5% from October; though single-family increased 0.7% to 969,000, while multi-family was 435,000, down 9.6%.

Housing completions were at an annual rate of 1.447 million, 5% above October, with single-family at 960,000, 3.2% below October, and multi-family at 472,000, up 26.5%.

Latest News

When He Talks People Listen

Article by Jessica Johnson, Senior Editor, Timber Processing January/February 2024
Some of the smartest men and women in the industry have graced the pages of this magazine—and have won the award of Timber Processing Person of the Year. They’ve all been incredibly worthy of this recognition for innovation, commitment and love of the industry they serve. Perhaps none have been quite as innovative as the introverted sawmiller from Georgia named Levi Anderson Pollard, V, whose name is on two of the patents that changed the way the sawmilling world manufactures and dries lumber (and on so many other patents as well).

Industry Says Goodbye To Walter Jarck

Walter Jarck, whose career in the forest products industry spanned 65 years and ranged from logging machinery to engineered wood products, died January 3, surrounded by his children, in North Wilkesboro, NC. He was 92.

Find Us On Social


The monthly Timber Processing Industry Newsletter reaches over 4,000 mill owners and supervisors.



Timber Processing is delivered 10 times per year to subscribers who represent sawmill ownership, management and supervisory personnel and corporate executives. Subscriptions are FREE to qualified individuals.


Complete the online form so we can direct you to the appropriate Sales Representative.