U.S. Housing Starts Mixed in July
U.S. housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.19 million, dropping 4.0% from June, but 0.6% higher than the comparable month in 2018. Single‐family starts were up 1.3% in July to 876,000.
U.S. building permits in July totaled a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.34 million, rising 8.4% from June and 1.5% higher than the year-ago period. Single‐family levels gained 1.8% from June to 823,000. See U.S. Census Bureau