U.S. Housing Starts Show Big Increase

U.S. housing starts in June increased more than 17% over May to an annual rate of 1.186 million, with both single family housing starts (831,000) and multi-family housing starts (350,000) showing big increases, according to the U.S. Census Bureau monthly report.

Housing starts performance in June continues a bounceback from the low of 934,000 starts in April following the onslaught of the pandemic. The June 2020 number is only 4% below June 2019.

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