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United States Housing Starts

Last Release
Feb 29, 2024
Actual
1,521
Units In
Thousand units
Previous
1,374
Frequency
Monthly
Next Release
Apr 16, 2024
Time to Release
27 Days 4 Hours
Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
2,494
Jan 1972
478
Apr 2009
1,433.48 Thousand units1959-2024U.S. Census Bureau
Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month. Estimates of housing starts include units in structures being totally rebuilt on an existing foundation.

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Housing starts in the US soared 10.7% month-over-month to an annualized rate of 1.521 million in February 2024, after falling by 12.3% in January, and beating forecasts of 1.425 million, amid a persistent shortage of previously owned houses. Single-family housing starts jumped 11.6% to 1.129 million, and the rate for units in buildings with five units rose 8.6% to 377 thousand. Starts jumped in the Midwest (50.7% to 202 thousand), and the South (+15.7% to 883 thousand) but fell in the Northeast (-10.3% to 122 thousand) and the West (-7.9% to 314 thousand).

United States Housing Starts History

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