Monthly housing starts by region

Figures are in thousands of units at seasonally adjusted annual rates.

Sources: U.S. Department of Commerce

Housing starts continue to slump Housing starts for July fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.381 million units, 6.1 percent below the revised June rate of 1.470 million units and 20.9 percent below the revised July 2006 number of 1.746 million units. Single-family home starts in July were at a rate of 1.070 million units, 7.3 percent below the June figure of 1.154 million.

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