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Building Permits Data
Last Revised:
October 17, 2019

Other Data
Last Revised:
October 17, 2019

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 Completed: United States — Not Seasonally Adjusted Total Units [Thousands of Units]
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1968 88.1 83.1 94.9 102.4 111.3 104.5 117.3 118.4 135.6 127.8 114.3 122.1
1969 88.8 96.0 114.9 98.8 118.0 131.7 118.6 126.4 133.8 136.4 113.1 122.7
1970 105.1 97.1 95.8 103.4 107.5 130.7 117.3 147.5 128.9 141.0 120.5 123.5
1971 107.3 98.4 108.2 133.2 133.7 144.3 145.6 171.4 169.9 174.6 153.0 166.5
1972 145.3 143.5 144.9 148.4 153.4 173.9 162.8 189.7 193.0 193.6 164.3 191.1
1973 161.6 143.5 163.0 167.1 182.2 202.1 172.7 185.8 188.1 198.8 164.6 171.0
1974 143.2 131.2 136.9 137.7 137.3 166.5 142.2 147.0 151.1 155.9 138.5 141.0
1975 117.4 91.8 99.2 92.3 107.2 109.9 107.4 115.8 122.9 110.7 121.6 120.9
1976 91.5 89.2 100.7 95.8 113.5 120.8 115.6 126.0 128.4 132.4 129.8 133.5
1977 103.4 109.7 122.1 112.1 121.4 145.0 142.6 155.3 172.2 162.4 159.1 151.9
1978 125.8 115.9 132.9 136.0 146.1 167.3 166.5 177.7 180.8 180.0 167.4 171.2
1979 130.0 126.1 149.2 141.8 154.9 165.6 150.0 159.1 180.0 173.9 166.0 174.2
1980 124.9 126.4 129.9 135.0 119.8 131.8 125.1 127.9 116.6 120.3 114.3 129.5
1981 87.9 93.8 105.6 111.3 97.7 123.1 111.6 109.8 110.2 116.7 92.6 105.5
1982 72.5 63.1 73.0 74.9 85.5 85.2 85.6 90.2 84.0 102.2 93.6 95.7
1983 81.9 77.3 87.7 90.9 105.8 122.6 119.6 155.0 133.5 152.9 124.9 138.4
1984 112.0 109.3 119.4 126.8 142.7 156.5 146.1 150.8 146.4 159.1 133.5 149.5
1985 119.2 120.9 125.2 127.1 131.7 163.4 147.1 154.4 158.2 150.6 143.2 162.2
1986 122.3 118.1 133.0 129.2 147.9 149.9 150.5 159.2 157.2 167.3 147.0 174.7
1987 136.7 117.8 126.4 135.6 131.4 148.1 143.6 151.7 143.5 149.2 130.1 154.7
1988 110.3 99.9 121.0 125.8 115.3 135.6 131.0 143.4 137.7 144.9 117.8 147.1
1989 111.3 105.1 106.7 121.9 112.9 117.9 120.5 134.8 122.9 123.7 123.4 121.5
1990 107.4 88.9 102.3 101.3 107.4 113.4 111.9 120.7 122.4 119.2 102.5 110.6
1991 82.1 72.5 87.7 84.3 82.5 99.1 91.9 98.7 109.3 102.0 85.7 95.1
1992 74.2 76.8 82.9 82.5 94.4 105.0 105.3 105.8 105.5 108.2 102.0 114.9
1993 80.7 81.6 82.4 90.8 90.3 104.7 93.7 115.7 107.7 118.0 106.3 120.8
1994 86.5 89.6 94.1 103.6 115.6 117.1 108.9 124.0 128.5 130.5 116.4 132.3
1995 100.2 86.1 105.1 101.5 107.8 108.7 115.5 115.5 115.5 125.4 116.0 115.3
1996 99.3 91.0 103.1 101.9 114.6 125.9 126.3 134.1 122.1 129.9 122.7 141.8
1997 95.7 104.8 109.6 110.8 113.6 113.8 112.8 121.2 129.3 128.8 123.4 136.5
1998 91.5 97.7 111.2 115.3 118.9 127.7 133.6 138.6 130.9 133.3 139.0 136.6
1999 112.4 100.5 128.2 122.3 132.4 142.8 137.3 142.4 146.4 144.2 140.2 155.9
2000 110.0 116.1 130.6 124.4 136.5 133.5 126.9 144.0 135.5 136.9 135.1 144.1
2001 100.0 106.1 114.4 121.5 122.0 143.9 134.7 148.5 137.2 143.6 136.7 162.3
2002 112.3 115.2 121.2 127.3 139.4 138.2 136.6 158.3 146.6 143.2 149.7 160.4
2003 113.3 115.7 125.4 129.5 142.9 144.2 141.6 143.2 152.5 155.4 148.5 166.4
2004 118.6 119.5 137.0 152.0 159.5 162.1 159.0 176.6 158.2 165.1 150.4 184.1
2005 130.9 132.0 135.7 150.7 176.3 171.0 158.5 178.3 172.0 175.7 162.8 187.5
2006 142.4 141.7 169.2 160.3 158.8 179.6 163.6 170.4 180.9 172.5 158.9 181.1
2007 127.3 112.5 122.8 118.9 129.5 131.2 129.0 136.9 123.2 126.0 118.7 126.8
2008 93.5 87.0 89.8 79.6 96.5 99.7 91.5 94.5 104.2 94.1 91.5 97.8
2009 54.7 56.5 62.1 65.5 68.1 70.3 66.4 73.9 64.4 67.4 72.6 72.4
2010 46.3 45.4 48.6 57.7 58.7 77.7 48.2 54.6 56.7 54.8 48.3 54.7
2011 35.0 42.0 43.8 42.2 45.4 50.5 53.6 57.3 54.7 52.1 50.1 58.3
2012 36.4 39.0 44.4 52.3 50.0 55.1 58.2 64.8 58.7 67.7 57.8 64.8
2013 47.5 49.7 61.7 54.6 58.3 66.0 67.0 71.6 69.7 73.7 70.8 73.8
2014 56.2 59.5 67.6 63.8 73.4 71.0 71.9 86.9 88.5 83.7 71.9 89.5
2015 65.1 59.3 60.5 77.1 83.9 85.4 86.3 92.1 92.6 89.5 80.9 95.6
2016 72.5 71.2 78.8 73.8 83.5 97.9 93.4 98.0 90.2 96.7 100.0 103.6
2017 74.6 78.9 92.0 83.4 98.1 109.9 102.2 102.1 96.2 106.9 95.1 113.4
2018 84.0 88.6 94.9 94.7 105.7 108.6 101.9 113.9 100.9 100.2 91.9 99.6
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Business & Industry | sssd.econ.data@census.gov |  Last Revised: October 18, 2019