Electrical Marketing’s Leading Indicators - Jan. 22, 2016 Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for 160 Leroy Street

Electrical Marketing’s Leading Indicators - Jan. 22, 2016

Total building permits up 12% in 2015. The U.S. Census Bureau said privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,232,000, 3.9% below the revised November rate of 1,282,000, but 14.4% above the December 2014 estimate of 1,077,000. Single-family authorizations in December were at a rate of 740,000, 1.8% above the revised November figure of 727,000. An estimated 1,178,400 housing units were authorized by

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