Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,215,000, 6.8% below the revised February estimate of 1,303,000, but 9.2% above the March 2016 rate of 1,113,000, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Dept. Single-family housing starts in March were at a rate of 821,000, 6.2% below the revised February figure of 875,000.
“The three-month moving average for single-family starts has reached a post-recession high, which shows that
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