Housing starts in the US unexpectedly jumped 12.2% month-over-month to an annualized rate of 1.575 million units in August of 2022, beating market expectations of 1.445 million. It is the biggest increase since March of 2021. However, data for the previous months was revised lower to show starts in July fell at a faster 10.9%. source: U.S. Census Bureau

Housing Starts MoM in the United States averaged 0.33 percent from 1959 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 29.30 percent in July of 1982 and a record low of -26.40 percent in March of 1984. This page includes a chart with historical data for the United States Housing Starts MoM. United States Housing Starts MoM - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2022.

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United States Housing Starts MoM


United States Housing Starts MoM
Housing Starts refer to the number of new residential construction projects that have begun during any particular month. Estimates of housing starts include units in structures being totally rebuilt on an existing foundation.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
12.20 -10.90 29.30 -26.40 1959 - 2022 percent Monthly
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