Electrical Marketing’s Leading Economic Indicators - September 20, 2013

Building permits dip 3.8% in August. The Aug. 2013 rate for building permits were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 918,000, 3.8% below the revised July rate of 954,000, but 11% above the August 2012 estimate of 827,000. Single-family authorizations in August were at a rate of 627,000; 3% above the revised July figure of 609,000. Authorizations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 268,000 in August.

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