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U.S. Commerce Department: Housing starts down, building permits rise for Northeast in January

Feb 19, 2015
Privately-owned housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted rate of 111,000 for the Northeast, down 3.5 percent from December, according to data released by the U.S. Commerce Department. 

Nationally, housing starts were at an annual rate of 1,065,000, a 2-percent decrease from the December total of 1,087,000. 

Building permits for the Northeast increased in January, rising 29.5 percent to 123,000, while nationally, building permits fell 0.7 percent to 1,053,000. 

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