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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)
Annual Rate for 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
2000 1,636 1,737 1,604 1,626 1,575 1,559 1,463 1,541 1,507 1,549 1,551 1,532
2001 1,600 1,625 1,590 1,649 1,605 1,636 1,670 1,567 1,562 1,540 1,602 1,568
2002 1,698 1,829 1,642 1,592 1,764 1,717 1,655 1,633 1,804 1,648 1,753 1,788
2003 1,853 1,629 1,726 1,643 1,751 1,867 1,897 1,833 1,939 1,967 2,083 2,057
2004 1,911 1,846 1,998 2,003 1,981 1,828 2,002 2,024 1,905 2,072 1,782 2,042
2005 2,144 2,207 1,864 2,061 2,025 2,068 2,054 2,095 2,151 2,065 2,147 1,994
2006 2,273 2,119 1,969 1,821 1,942 1,802 1,737 1,650 1,720 1,491 1,570 1,649
2007 1,409 1,480 1,495 1,490 1,415 1,448 1,354 1,330 1,183 1,264 1,197 1,037
2008 1,084 1,103 1,005 1,013 973 1,046 923 844 820 777 652 560
2009 490 582 505 478 540 585 594 586 585 534 588 581
2010 614 604 636 687 583 536 546 599 594 543 545 539
2011 630 517 600 554 561 608 623 585 650 610 711 694
2012 723 704 695 753 708 757 740 754 847 915 833 976
2013 896 951 994 848 915 831 898 885 863 936 1,105 1,034
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: March 26, 2014