Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Housing Starts Plunge Year over Year

  • Privately-owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 458,000.
  • This is 12.8 percent below the revised March estimate of 525,000 and is 54.2 percent below the revised April 2008 rate of 1,001,000.
Single-family housing starts in April were at a rate of 368,000; this is 2.8 percent above the revised March figure of 358,000.

The April rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 78,000.

Source Census Bureau
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