New Housing Starts Get 12.2% Boost in August | Wood Floor Business

New Housing Starts Get 12.2% Boost in August

New housing starts increased 12.2% from July to August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.57 million, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. Compared with August 2021, new housing starts declined 0.1%.

Regionally, month-over-month housing starts dropped 17.3% in the Northeast, while housing starts in the Midwest, South and West saw increases of 19.3%, 24.5% and 1.1%, respectively.

Building permits fell 10.0% in August compared with July and 14.4% compared with August 2021.

Housing completions declined 5.4% month-over-month but were up 3.1% year-over-year.

The full new housing starts report can be found here.

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