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- Housing Starts
Single-family housing starts rose 4.7 percent from in June to an annualized rate of 539,000 homes under construction. This represents a 21.7 percent increase in housing starts over the past 12-months. Regionally, single-family housing starts have been strongest in the Northeast and West, where annual gains have improved by 42.1 percent and 33.7 percent, respectively. The authorization of building permits, which tend to be less volatile, rose 0.6 percent in June and are up 19.7 percent from June 2011.