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- Housing Starts and Permits
Single-family housing starts rose 2.3 percent in April and are up 18.8 percent over the past 12 months to an annualized rate of 492,000. Regional monthly changes ranged from a 4 percent increase in the South to a 3.1 percent decline in the West. Single-family building permits, which tend to be less volatile, rose 1.9 percent in April and are up 18.4 percent on a year-over-year basis.