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Home starts rise 2.8% in March

Apr 17, 2014

Home starts rise 2.8% in March

Home starts rose 2.8 percent in March due to an increase in single-family homes, signaling what many analysts hope to be an end to construction slowdowns caused by the harsh winter weather. U.S. home starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual ...

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U.S. housing starts down 0.2% in February

Mar 19, 2014

U.S. housing starts down 0.2% in February

Despite a large upward revision to January’s number, housing starts fell slightly in February, according to preliminary data from the Commerce Department. The Commerce Department revised January’s number to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 909,000—up 29,000 from the rate of 880,000 ...

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Building permits rise 6.2% in October

Nov 29, 2013

Building permits rise 6.2% in October

Building permits rose 6.2 percent in October, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The figures come from new Commerce Department data, which show that building permits rose in October to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.034 ...

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Housing starts increase 0.9% in August

Sep 18, 2013

Housing starts increase 0.9% in August

Housing starts in the U.S. increased 0.9 percent in August, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The increase follows a 6-percent rise in home construction in July. The figures come from new Commerce Department data, which show that ...

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Housing starts increase 6 percent in July

Aug 16, 2013

Housing starts increase 6 percent in July

Housing starts in the U.S. increased 6 percent in July, according to a report from our sister site, Equipment World. The increase follows a 9.9-percent drop in home construction in June. The figures come from new Commerce Department data, which show that ...

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Housing starts increase 6.8 percent, building permits drop 3.1 percent in May

Jun 19, 2013

Housing starts increase 6.8 percent, building permits drop 3.1 percent in May

After a 14.8-percent drop in April, home construction starts in the U.S. increased 6.8 percent in May, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. The figures come from new U.S. Census Bureau data, which show that May’s seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...

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April housing starts drop 16.5 percent, building permits increase 14.3 percent

May 17, 2013

April housing starts drop 16.5 percent, building permits increase 14.3 percent

Following a month of high housing starts, the start of home construction fell in April, while an increase in building permits suggests continued recovery, according to our sister site, Equipment World. Housing starts dropped 16.5 percent from March’s revised rate of ...

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Housing starts increase 7 percent in March to highest rate in almost five years

Apr 17, 2013

Housing starts increase 7 percent in March to highest rate in almost five years

Preliminary data from the U.S. Commerce Department showed a 7-percent increase in housing starts in March, the highest level since June 2008, our sister site, Equipment World, reported. In addition to its 7-percent increase over the revised February estimate of 968,000, ...

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U.S. construction industry adds 14,000 jobs

May 24, 2010

The nation's construction industry added 14,000 jobs nationwide in April, according to the Labor Department, marking the first back-to-back monthly gains in that sector since 2006, the Los Angeles Times reports. In all, 29 states gained construction jobs that month, according ...

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