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U.S. Commerce Department: Northeast housing starts jump more than 60 percent in March

Apr 19, 2016
Privately-owned housing starts in March rose 61.3 percent for the Northeast to 121,000, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department. February’s total was 75,000.
Nationally, housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,089,000, an 8.8 percent decrease from the revised February total of 1,194,000.
Building permits for the Northeast fell 17.9 percent in March, dropping to 101,000 from 123,000 in February. Nationally, building permits fell 7.7 percent to 1,086,000.
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