Tuesday, November 26, 2013

U.S. Housing Permits Above 1 Million Mark, Highest in 5-1/2 years

The Commerce Department said on Tuesday building permits jumped 6.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.03 million units. That was the highest rate since June 2008. Permits increased 5.2 percent in September.

August's permits were revised to a 926,000-unit pace from the previously reported 918,000 units.

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