U.S. Department of Commerce
Economics and Statistics Administration
BUREAU OF THE CENSUS
Note: Total includes units started in structures with two to four units.
CURRENT CONSTRUCTION REPORTS
Questions regarding these data may be directed to Erica Filipek, Construction Starts Branch, Telephone 301-457-4703.
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Seasonally adjusted annual rate
4–month moving average
New Privately Owned Housing Units Started
Seasonally adjusted annual rate in thousands
In structures with
In structures with
five units or more
Issued May 1996
Unadjusted statistics on new mobile home placements for 1995 and seasonally adjusted statistics for 1993
through 1995 have been revised (see table 5 and supplement).
HOUSING STARTS AND BUILDING PERMITS
Privately owned housing starts in April were at a
seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,519,000. This is 6
(±7) percent above the revised March rate of 1,435,000
and 19 (±7) percent above the April 1995 figure of
Single-family housing starts in April 1996 were at a
rate of 1,214,000; this is 4 (±6) percent above the March
figure of 1,165,000. The April rate for units in buildings
with five units or more was 257,000. The April rate for
units in buildings with two to four units was 48,000.
During the first 4 months of this year, 449,100 hous-
ing units were started compared with 386,800 units for
the same period in 1995. This is an increase of 16 (±3)
New privately owned housing construction was autho-
rized in April in the 19,000 permit-issuing places at a
seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,461,000 units; this
is 3 (± 2) percent above the revised March rate of
1,415,000 and 18 (±2) percent above the April 1995 rate
Single-family authorizations in April 1996 were at a
rate of 1,117,000; this is 2 (±2) percent above the March
figure of 1,0