Housing Starts Slip 7.4%; Permits Decline 5.4%

Hume, Lynn
May 2006
Bond Buyer;5/17/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32383, p2
Trade Publication
The article reports on the decline in home construction by 7.4 percent in the U.S. in April 2006, according to a data from the U.S. Commerce Department. Private housing permits declined by 5.4 percent to an annual rate of 1.984 million. The posted housing starts number was lower compared to the 1.950 million level predicted by economists.


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