Privately-owned housing starts in June rose 35.5 percent for the Northeast to 206,000, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department. May’s total was 152,000.
Nationally, housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,174,000, a 9.8-percent increase from the revised May total of 1,069,000.
Building permits for the Northeast also rose in June, increasing 2.8 percent to 296,000. Nationally, building permits rose 7.4 percent to 1,343,000.
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