Building permits, housing starts, and housing completions have all risen over last year. The latest monthly report for new residential construction from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development -- containing data through June 2012 -- was released July 18. Below is a summary of the latest figures:
- up 19.3% over June 2011
- 3.7% below the revised May rate
- up 23.6% over June 2011
- up 6.9% over May
- up 7.2% over June 2011
- 2.6% above May
Economic indicators for new residential construction and sales, manufacturing, retail, U.S. international trade, construction spending, and homeownership are released every month by the U.S. Census and Department of Housing and Urban Development. The May 2012 report is due June 19, 2012.