U.S. housing starts in December 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.38 million, dropping 1.4% from November and 21.8% lower than the comparable month in 2021. Single-family starts increased 11.3% from November to 909,000.
U.S. building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.33 million, shrinking 1.6% from November and falling 29.9% from the same month in 2021. Single-family authorizations were down 6.5% from November to 730,000 in December. See U.S. Census Bureau