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U.S. Commerce Department: Housing starts rise more than 60 percent in January for Northeast

Feb 19, 2014
Privately-owned housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 136,000 for the Northeast, up 61.9 percent from December 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department.

Nationally, housing starts were at an annual rate of 880,000, a 16-percent decrease from the revised December total of 1,048,000.

Building permits for the Northeast in February fell 10.3 percent to 104,000, while nationally, building permits fell 5.4 percent to 937,000. 

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