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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
July 17, 2014

Other Data
Last Revised:
July 17, 2014

For important information on the timeliness of these data compared with the official press release, the schedule for revisions to these data, links to additional related data, and standard errors for these estimates, see footnote, or go directly to the New Residential Construction web page.

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Source: New Residential Construction (Definitions)
Housing Units Started: United States — Seasonally Adjusted Total Units [Thousands of Units]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1959 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1960 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1961 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1962 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1963 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1964 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1965 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1966 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1967 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1968 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1969 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1970 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1971 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1972 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1973 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1974 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1975 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1976 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1977 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1978 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1979 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1980 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1981 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1982 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1983 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1984 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1985 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1986 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1987 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1988 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1989 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1990 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1991 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1992 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1993 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1994 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1995 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1996 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1997 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1998 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
1999 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2000 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2001 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2002 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2003 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2004 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2005 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2006 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2007 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2008 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2009 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2010 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2011 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
2012 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
Source: New Residential Construction (Definitions)
Housing Units Started: United States — Not Seasonally Adjusted Total Units [Thousands of Units]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1959 96.2 99.0 127.7 150.8 152.5 147.8 148.1 138.2 136.4 120.0 104.7 95.6
1960 86.0 90.7 90.5 123.0 130.2 122.8 114.3 130.3 96.9 110.4 92.8 64.2
1961 70.4 74.1 104.2 112.8 127.6 134.8 126.6 127.1 125.4 124.8 103.0 82.2
1962 81.2 77.1 116.2 147.8 155.2 136.8 136.5 147.7 114.3 135.2 120.9 93.9
1963 79.0 89.6 124.8 164.2 172.7 154.2 151.3 144.0 143.7 165.3 119.3 95.0
1964 97.9 101.3 129.1 147.1 152.8 157.2 140.6 138.3 119.8 141.2 110.6 93.0
1965 81.7 80.9 119.9 148.6 153.3 151.8 139.1 128.3 124.6 133.1 110.5 101.1
1966 79.4 76.2 118.1 140.9 130.0 120.6 99.2 101.8 89.1 76.6 72.8 60.2
1967 59.1 61.4 91.5 113.7 132.0 125.4 125.3 127.4 121.9 135.4 118.4 80.1
1968 80.5 84.6 126.6 162.0 140.9 137.9 139.8 136.6 134.2 140.8 127.1 96.4
1969 101.5 90.1 131.9 159.0 155.5 147.3 125.2 124.9 129.3 123.4 94.6 84.1
1970 66.4 74.3 114.7 128.4 125.0 135.2 140.8 128.7 130.9 140.9 126.9 121.4
1971 110.6 102.2 167.9 201.1 198.5 193.8 194.3 204.5 173.8 179.7 173.7 152.1
1972 149.1 152.2 203.9 211.6 225.8 223.1 206.5 228.6 203.0 216.5 185.7 150.5
1973 146.6 138.0 200.0 205.0 234.0 202.6 202.6 197.2 148.4 147.1 133.3 90.4
1974 84.5 109.4 124.8 159.5 149.0 147.6 126.6 111.1 98.3 96.7 75.1 55.1
1975 56.1 54.7 80.2 97.9 116.1 110.3 119.3 117.3 111.9 123.6 96.9 76.1
1976 72.5 89.9 118.4 137.2 147.9 154.2 136.6 145.9 151.8 148.4 127.1 107.4
1977 81.3 112.5 173.6 182.2 201.3 197.6 189.8 194.0 177.7 193.1 154.8 129.2
1978 88.6 101.3 172.1 197.5 211.0 216.0 192.2 190.9 180.5 192.1 158.6 119.5
1979 88.2 84.5 152.9 161.0 189.1 191.8 164.2 170.3 163.7 169.0 118.7 91.6
1980 73.1 79.9 85.1 96.2 91.7 116.4 120.1 129.9 138.3 152.7 112.9 95.9
1981 84.5 71.9 107.8 123.0 109.9 105.8 99.9 86.3 84.1 87.2 64.6 59.1
1982 47.2 51.3 78.2 84.1 98.8 91.1 106.8 96.0 106.4 110.5 108.9 82.9
1983 91.3 96.3 134.6 135.8 174.9 173.2 161.6 176.8 154.9 159.3 136.0 108.3
1984 109.1 130.0 137.5 172.7 180.7 184.0 162.1 147.4 148.5 152.3 126.2 98.9
1985 105.4 95.4 145.0 175.8 170.2 163.2 160.7 160.7 147.7 173.0 124.1 120.5
1986 115.6 107.2 151.0 188.2 186.6 183.6 172.0 163.8 154.0 154.8 115.6 113.0
1987 105.1 102.8 141.2 159.3 158.0 162.9 152.4 143.6 152.0 139.1 118.8 85.4
1988 78.2 90.2 128.8 153.2 140.2 150.2 137.0 136.8 131.1 135.1 113.0 94.2
1989 100.1 85.8 117.8 129.4 131.7 143.2 134.7 122.4 109.3 130.1 96.6 75.0
1990 99.2 86.9 108.5 119.0 121.1 117.8 111.2 102.8 93.1 94.2 81.4 57.4
1991 52.5 59.1 73.8 99.7 97.7 103.4 103.5 94.7 86.6 101.8 75.6 65.6
1992 71.6 78.8 111.6 107.6 115.2 117.8 106.2 109.9 106.0 111.8 84.5 78.6
1993 70.5 74.6 95.5 117.8 120.9 128.5 115.3 121.8 118.5 123.3 102.3 98.7
1994 76.2 83.5 134.3 137.6 148.8 136.4 127.8 139.8 130.1 130.6 113.4 98.5
1995 84.5 81.6 103.8 116.9 130.5 123.4 129.1 135.8 122.4 126.2 107.2 92.8
1996 90.7 95.9 116.0 146.6 143.9 138.0 137.5 144.2 128.7 130.8 111.5 93.1
1997 82.2 94.7 120.4 142.3 136.3 140.4 134.6 126.5 139.2 139.0 112.4 106.0
1998 91.2 101.1 132.6 144.9 143.3 159.6 156.0 147.5 141.5 155.5 124.2 119.6
1999 106.8 110.2 147.3 144.6 153.2 149.4 152.6 152.9 140.3 142.9 127.4 113.6
2000 104.0 119.7 133.4 149.5 152.9 146.3 135.0 141.4 128.9 139.7 117.1 100.7
2001 106.4 108.2 133.2 151.3 154.0 155.2 154.6 141.5 133.1 139.8 121.0 104.6
2002 110.4 120.4 138.2 148.8 165.5 160.3 155.9 147.0 155.6 146.8 133.0 123.1
2003 117.8 109.7 147.2 151.2 165.0 174.5 175.8 163.8 171.3 173.5 153.7 144.2
2004 124.5 126.4 173.8 179.5 187.6 172.3 182.0 185.9 164.0 181.3 138.1 140.2
2005 142.9 149.1 156.2 184.6 197.9 192.8 187.6 192.0 187.9 180.4 160.7 136.0
2006 153.0 145.1 165.9 160.5 190.2 170.2 160.9 146.8 150.1 130.6 115.2 112.4
2007 95.0 103.1 123.8 135.6 136.5 137.8 127.9 121.2 101.5 115.0 88.8 68.9
2008 70.8 78.4 82.2 89.5 91.7 102.5 86.7 76.4 73.9 68.2 47.5 37.7
2009 31.9 39.8 42.7 42.5 52.2 59.1 56.8 52.9 52.6 44.5 42.3 36.6
2010 38.9 40.7 54.7 62.0 56.2 53.8 51.5 56.3 53.0 45.4 40.6 33.8
2011 40.2 35.4 49.9 49.0 54.0 60.5 57.6 54.5 58.8 53.2 53.0 42.7
2012 47.2 49.7 58.0 66.8 67.8 74.7 69.2 69.0 75.8 77.0 62.2 63.2
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