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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
July 25, 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 — 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
2013 58.7 66.1 83.3 76.3 87.2 80.7 84.0 80.4 78.4 78.4 83.8 67.6
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 26, 2014