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U.S. Commerce Department: Housing starts remain level for Northeast, while building permits rise

Jan 17, 2014
Privately-owned housing starts in December were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 90,000 for the Northeast, remaining level with November 2013 numbers, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department.

Nationally, housing starts were at an annual rate of 999,000, a 9.8-percent decreased from the revised November total of 1,107,000. 

Building permits for the Northeast in December rose 11.2 percent to 119,000, while nationally, building permits fell 3 percent to 986,000.

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