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U.S. Housing Starts Dip Slightly In November

U.S. housing starts (combined single-family and multi-family) showed a slight decline in November, coming in at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.427 million, 0.5% below October, and 16.4% below starts in November 2021, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development monthly new residential construction report.

Single-family starts were 828,000, down 4.1% compared to October, and recording the third consecutive monthly decline; but multi-family came in at 584,000, up 4.8% over October.

Building permits declined 11.2% to 1.342 million, including a 7.1% drop in single-family to 781,000, and a 17.9% dip in multi-family to 509,000 compared to October.

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Housing completions in November were 1.490 million, an increase of 10.8% over October, including single-family completions at 1.047 million, up 9.5%, and multi-family completions at 430,000, up 16% from October.

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