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New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started: Total Units (HOUST)

Observation:

Jan 2024: -0.7 (+ more)   Updated: Feb 16, 2024
Jan 2024:  -0.7  
Dec 2023:  15.1  
Nov 2023:  6.0  
Oct 2023:  -3.9  
Sep 2023:  -7.3  
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Units:

Percent Change from Year Ago,
Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

Frequency:

Monthly

NOTES

Source: U.S. Census Bureau  

Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  

Release: New Residential Construction  

Units:  Thousands of Units, Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate

Frequency:  Monthly

Notes:

As provided by the Census, start occurs when excavation begins for the footings or foundation of a building. All housing units in a multifamily building are defined as being started when this excavation begins. Beginning with data for September 1992, estimates of housing starts include units in structures being totally rebuilt on an existing foundation.

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, New Privately-Owned Housing Units Started: Total Units [HOUST], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/HOUST, February 27, 2024.


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