November 18, 2020  The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for October 2020:
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November 18, 2020  The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for October 2020:

Privatelyowned housing units authorized by building permits in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,545,000. This is virtually unchanged (±1.3 percent)* from the revised September rate of 1,545,000, but is 2.8 percent (±1.6 percent) above the October 2019 rate of 1,503,000. Singlefamily authorizations in October were at a rate of 1,120,000; this is 0.6 percent (±1.0 percent)* above the revised September figure of 1,113,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 365,000 in October.
Privatelyowned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,530,000. This is 4.9 percent (±11.1 percent)* above the revised September estimate of 1,459,000 and is 14.2 percent (±8.8 percent) above the October 2019 rate of 1,340,000. Singlefamily housing starts in October were at a rate of 1,179,000; this is 6.4 percent (±8.7 percent)* above the revised September figure of 1,108,000. The October rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 334,000.
Privatelyowned housing completions in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,343,000. This is 4.5 percent (±9.5 percent)* below the revised September estimate of 1,406,000, but is 5.4 percent (±10.7 percent)* above the October 2019 rate of 1,274,000. Singlefamily housing completions in October were at a rate of 883,000; this is 3.4 percent (±8.4 percent)* below the revised September rate of 914,000. The October rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 444,000.
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Building Permits Privatelyowned housing units authorized by building permits in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,495,000. This is 18.8 percent (±1.1 percent) above the revised June rate of 1,258,000 and is 9.4 percent (±1.5 percent) above the July 2019 rate of 1,366,000. Singlefamily authorizations in July were at a rate of 983,000; this is 17.0 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised June figure of 840,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 467,000 in July.
Housing Starts Privatelyowned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,496,000. This is 22.6 percent (±14.7 percent) above the revised June estimate of 1,220,000 and is 23.4 percent (±12.4 percent) above the July 2019 rate of 1,212,000. Singlefamily housing starts in July were at a rate of 940,000; this is 8.2 percent (±10.3 percent)* above the revised June figure of 869,000. The July rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 547,000.
Housing Completions Privatelyowned housing completions in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,280,000. This is 3.6 percent (±14.9 percent)* above the revised June estimate of 1,236,000 and is 1.7 percent (±12.8 percent)* above the July 2019 rate of 1,258,000. Singlefamily housing completions in July were at a rate of 909,000; this is 1.8 percent (±16.8 percent)* below the revised June rate of 926,000. The July rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 364,000.
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Release Number: CB20108 Statement Regarding
COVID19 Impact: Due to recent events surrounding COVID19, many governments and businesses are operating on a limited capacity or have ceased operations completely.
The Census Bureau has monitored response and data quality and determined estimates in this release meet publication standards. For more information on the compilation of this month's report, see
Building Permits Privatelyowned housing units authorized by building permits in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,241,000. This is 2.1 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised May rate of 1,216,000, but is 2.5 percent (±1.7 percent) below the June 2019 rate of 1,273,000. Singlefamily authorizations in June were at a rate of 834,000; this is 11.8 percent (±2.0 percent) above the revised May figure of 746,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 368,000 in June.
Housing Starts Privatelyowned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,186,000. This is 17.3 percent (±11.0 percent) above the revised May estimate of 1,011,000, but is 4.0 percent (±9.1 percent)* below the June 2019 rate of 1,235,000. Singlefamily housing starts in June were at a rate of 831,000; this is 17.2 percent (±10.0 percent) above the revised May figure of 709,000. The June rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 350,000.
Housing Completions Privatelyowned housing completions in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,225,000. This is 4.3 percent (±12.2 percent)* above the revised May estimate of 1,174,000 and is 5.1 percent (±11.9 percent)* above the June 2019 rate of 1,166,000. Singlefamily housing completions in June were at a rate of 910,000; this is 9.6 percent (±15.2 percent)* above the revised May rate of 830,000. The June rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 311,000.
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The Census Bureau has monitored response and data quality and determined estimates in this release meet publication standards. For more information on the compilation of this month's report, see
Building Permits
Privatelyowned housing units authorized by building permits in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,220,000. This is 14.4 percent (±1.1 percent) above the revised April rate of 1,066,000, but is 8.8 percent (±1.0 percent) below the May 2019 rate of 1,338,000. Singlefamily authorizations in May were at a rate of 745,000; this is 11.9 percent (±1.9 percent) above the revised April figure of 666,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 434,000 in May.
Housing Starts
Privatelyowned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 974,000. This is 4.3 percent (±15.5 percent)* above the revised April estimate of 934,000, but is 23.2 percent (±6.2 percent) below the May 2019 rate of 1,268,000. Singlefamily housing starts in May were at a rate of 675,000; this is 0.1 percent (±11.9 percent)* above the revised April figure of 674,000. The May rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 291,000.
Housing Completions
Privatelyowned housing completions in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,115,000. This is 7.3 percent (±12.3 percent)* below the revised April estimate of 1,203,000 and is 9.3 percent (±9.8 percent)* below the May 2019 rate of 1,230,000. Singlefamily housing completions in May were at a rate of 791,000; this is 9.8 percent (±11.5 percent)* below the revised April rate of 877,000. The May rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 310,000.
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With this release, unadjusted estimates of housing units authorized by building permits for January through December 2019 have been revised. Also, seasonally adjusted estimates of housing units authorized by building permits have been revised back to January 2014, and seasonally adjusted estimates of housing units authorized but not started, started, under construction, and completed have been revised back to January 2015. All revised estimates are available on our website. May 19, 2020  The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for April 2020: See more...
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Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,551,000. This is 9.2 percent (±2.1 percent) above the revised December rate of 1,420,000 and is 17.9 percent (±1.3 percent) above the January 2019 rate of 1,316,000. Single‐family authorizations in January were at a rate of 987,000; this is 6.4 percent (±2.5 percent) above the revised December figure of 928,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 522,000 in January.
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Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,551,000. This is 9.2 percent (±2.1 percent) above the revised December rate of 1,420,000 and is 17.9 percent (±1.3 percent) above the January 2019 rate of 1,316,000. Single‐family authorizations in January were at a rate of 987,000; this is 6.4 percent (±2.5 percent) above the revised December figure of 928,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 522,000 in January.
Housing Starts
Privately‐owned housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,567,000. This is 3.6 percent (±13.3 percent)* below the revised December estimate of 1,626,000, but is 21.4 percent (±12.2 percent) above the January 2019 rate of 1,291,000. Single‐family housing starts in January were at a rate of 1,010,000; this is 5.9 percent (±11.6 percent)* below the revised December figure of 1,073,000. The January rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 547,000.
Housing Completions
Privately‐owned housing completions in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,280,000. This is 3.3 percent (±8.4 percent)* below the revised December estimate of 1,323,000, but is 1.5 percent (±11.7 percent)* above the January 2019 rate of 1,261,000. Single‐family housing completions in January were at a rate of 877,000; this is 3.5 percent (±6.8 percent)* below the revised December rate of 909,000. The January rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 397,000.
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The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for August 2019:
Building Permits Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,419,000. This is 7.7 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised July rate of 1,317,000 and is 12.0 percent (±1.6 percent) above the August 2018 rate of 1,267,000. Single‐family authorizations in August were at a rate of 866,000; this is 4.5 percent (±0.8 percent) above the revised July figure of 829,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 509,000 in August.
]]>The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for August 2019:
Building Permits Privately‐owned housing units authorized by building permits in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,419,000. This is 7.7 percent (±1.2 percent) above the revised July rate of 1,317,000 and is 12.0 percent (±1.6 percent) above the August 2018 rate of 1,267,000. Single‐family authorizations in August were at a rate of 866,000; this is 4.5 percent (±0.8 percent) above the revised July figure of 829,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 509,000 in August. Housing Starts Privately‐owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,364,000. This is 12.3 percent (±10.2 percent) above the revised July estimate of 1,215,000 and is 6.6 percent (±11.6 percent)* above the August 2018 rate of 1,279,000. Single‐family housing starts in August were at a rate of 919,000; this is 4.4 percent (±10.3 percent)* above the revised July figure of 880,000. The August rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 424,000. Housing Completions Privately‐owned housing completions in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,294,000. This is 2.4 percent (±11.5 percent)* above the revised July estimate of 1,264,000 and is 5.0 percent (±11.2 percent)* above the August 2018 rate of 1,232,000. Single‐family housing completions in August were at a rate of 945,000; this is 3.7 percent (±10.5 percent)* above the revised July rate of 911,000. The August rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 338,000.
* Source: U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New Residential Construction, September 18, 2019. Additional information on the survey methodology may be found at <www.census.gov/construction/nrc/how_the_data_are_collected/>

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