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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
November 19, 2014

Other Data
Last Revised:
November 19, 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)
Annual Rate for Housing Units Authorized in Permit-Issuing Places: United States — Seasonally Adjusted Total Units [Thousands of Units]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1993 1,177 1,148 1,056 1,104 1,112 1,130 1,174 1,230 1,251 1,287 1,357 1,461
1994 1,390 1,269 1,342 1,392 1,396 1,357 1,335 1,377 1,412 1,397 1,340 1,396
1995 1,282 1,254 1,226 1,259 1,271 1,305 1,354 1,386 1,421 1,400 1,430 1,442
1996 1,387 1,420 1,437 1,463 1,457 1,429 1,450 1,413 1,392 1,358 1,412 1,411
1997 1,382 1,445 1,436 1,421 1,414 1,402 1,440 1,449 1,494 1,499 1,469 1,456
1998 1,555 1,647 1,605 1,547 1,554 1,551 1,610 1,654 1,577 1,719 1,672 1,742
1999 1,732 1,720 1,665 1,600 1,640 1,702 1,682 1,671 1,551 1,649 1,672 1,683
2000 1,727 1,692 1,651 1,597 1,543 1,572 1,542 1,552 1,570 1,577 1,614 1,543
2001 1,699 1,656 1,659 1,666 1,665 1,626 1,598 1,615 1,565 1,566 1,651 1,680
2002 1,665 1,787 1,691 1,669 1,716 1,758 1,738 1,695 1,803 1,799 1,771 1,896
2003 1,808 1,854 1,757 1,803 1,835 1,875 1,885 1,966 1,961 2,012 1,918 1,987
2004 1,952 1,966 2,066 2,070 2,150 2,020 2,112 2,056 2,041 2,097 2,079 2,082
2005 2,139 2,114 2,062 2,150 2,085 2,178 2,203 2,219 2,263 2,170 2,218 2,120
2006 2,212 2,141 2,118 1,998 1,905 1,867 1,763 1,722 1,655 1,570 1,535 1,638
2007 1,626 1,598 1,596 1,470 1,493 1,407 1,361 1,321 1,261 1,192 1,224 1,149
2008 1,094 1,014 967 1,008 995 1,180 921 858 797 736 626 554
2009 545 558 513 521 556 601 595 616 609 583 623 664
2010 636 650 687 637 575 587 579 580 563 558 560 632
2011 576 542 583 581 618 636 621 647 610 671 706 697
2012 715 733 797 747 807 790 840 832 921 895 930 938
2013 947 976 926 1,040 1,010 938 977 948 993 1,067 1,037 1,022
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 26, 2014