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New Private Housing Structures Authorized by Building Permits for Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ (MSA) (PHOE004BPPRIVSA)


Mar 2024: 3,851.58059 (+ more)   Updated: Apr 23, 2024 8:43 AM CDT
Mar 2024:  3,851.58059  
Feb 2024:  3,991.35032  
Jan 2024:  4,515.30802  
Dec 2023:  3,169.75819  
Nov 2023:  4,684.78346  
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Seasonally Adjusted




Source: U.S. Census Bureau  

Release: Housing Units Authorized By Building Permits  

Units:  Units, Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


This series represents the total number of building permits for all structure types. Structure types include 1-unit, 2-unit, 3-unit, 4-unit, and 5-unit or more.

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis seasonally adjusts this series by using the 'statsmodels' library from Python with default parameter settings. The package uses the U.S. Bureau of the Census X-13ARIMA-SEATS Seasonal Adjustment Program. More information on the 'statsmodels' X-13ARIMA-SEATS package can be found here. More information on X-13ARIMA-SEATS can be found here.

Many series include both seasonally adjusted (SA) and not seasonally adjusted (NSA) data. Occasionally, updates to the data will not include sufficient seasonal factors to trigger a seasonal adjustment. In these cases, the NSA series will be updated normally; but the SA series will also be updated with the NSA data. The NSA series can be located here here.

Some seasonally adjusted series may exhibit negative values because they are created from a seasonal adjustment process regardless of the actual meaning or interpretation of the given indicator.

Suggested Citation:

U.S. Census Bureau, New Private Housing Structures Authorized by Building Permits for Phoenix-Mesa-Chandler, AZ (MSA) [PHOE004BPPRIVSA], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/PHOE004BPPRIVSA, April 24, 2024.


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