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U.S. Housing Starts Show Significant Jump In September

U.S. housing starts increased 7% in September from August, coming in at a seasonally adjusted rate of 1.358 million, 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 at a rate of 963,000, up 3.2%, and multi-family starts were 383,000, up 17%.

Building permits were 1.473 million, 4.4% below August, though single-family was 965,000, up 1.8%, while multi-family permits were 459,000, down 14%.

Housing completions were at a rate of 1.453 million, 6.6% above August, with single-family at 998,000 completions, up 5.3%, and multi-family at 445,000, up 10.1%.

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