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U.S. Commerce Department: Housing starts fall in June for Northeast while building permits rise

Jul 18, 2013
Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 94,000 for the Northeast, down 12.1 percent from the revised May total of 107,000, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department.

Nationally, housing starts were at an annual rate of 836,000, a 9.9-percent drop from the revised May total of 928,000.

Building permits for the Northeast in June rose 5.9 percent to 107,000, while nationally, building permits fell 7.5 percent to 911,000.

To read the entire U.S. Commerce Department press release, click here.
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