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Authorized construction of single-family homes in the Midwest in September falls over same month last year

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By Metric Media News Service | Jan 8, 2020


The total number of single-family homes authorized but not started in September 2019 for the United States’ Midwest region was 7,400, compared to 10,400 for September 2018, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Unadjusted statistics are gathered from the Census Bureau’s Building Permits Survey and the Survey of Construction.

The surveys provide current national and regional data on the construction of new privately owned housing units authorized by building permits.

The results provide insight on the nation’s current economic activity, and are used by business and industry stakeholders to help gauge supply and demand.

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