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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
December 23, 2021

Other Data
Last Revised:
December 16, 2021

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.

The Y-axis for the line charts may be truncated to prevent flattening of the lines or to present the complete range of data.

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
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
2014 60.7 65.1 80.2 94.9 92.5 87.3 101.0 86.2 94.2 92.0 75.8 73.4
2015 73.0 61.9 79.7 108.5 99.6 112.3 107.2 99.2 111.6 90.9 89.9 78.1
2016 74.3 84.1 90.7 106.2 105.0 111.6 115.2 102.8 95.0 114.5 87.8 86.5
2017 82.3 87.8 97.1 105.2 106.0 116.3 112.3 102.6 104.4 109.6 97.9 81.4
2018 91.6 89.7 107.2 117.5 123.7 112.0 111.9 113.8 109.7 105.7 91.2 76.0
2019 87.0 80.0 98.2 116.6 118.1 115.1 114.2 121.0 113.2 114.8 103.4 108.3
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: January 18, 2022