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- Housing Starts
Single-family housing starts fell 9.9 percent in February to an annualized rate of 457,000 units, though are still up 17.8 percent over the past year. Regional monthly changes to housing starts ranged from a 13.9 percent increase in the Northeast to a 17.4 percent decline in the South. Despite the decrease in starts, single-family building permits—which are somewhat less volatile than starts—rose 4.9 percent in February, and are up 23.6 percent on a year-over-year basis.