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Number of New Private Nonfarm Housing Units Started for United States (M0261AUSM610NNBR)


Dec 1945: 29.1  
Updated: Aug 16, 2012


Thousands of Units Started,
Not Seasonally Adjusted


1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Thousands of Units Started, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


The Series Is Presented Here As 2 Variables: (1) Original Data, Blank-Bls, 1889-1945; (2) Original Data, Census, 1945-63. This Series, Taken From Three Sources, Provides Data On Private Nonfarm Housing Starts. For Definitions And Further Notes, See Introductory Documentation On Blank-Bls-Bureau Of The Census Data. Source: 1889-1919: David M. Blank, "The Volume Of Residential Construction, " 1889-1950, New York, NBER, Technical Paper 9, 1954. 1920- 1938: "Nonfarm Housing Starts 1889-1958, " Bls Bulletin 1260, 1959. 1939-1945: "Construction During Five Decades Historical Statistics, 1907-52, " Bls Bulletin 1146, 1954.

This NBER data series m02161a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at

NBER Indicator: m02161a

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Number of New Private Nonfarm Housing Units Started for United States [M0261AUSM610NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, January 19, 2019.


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