Leading Electrical Indicators - January 2014

Building permits rise 17.5% in 2013. The U.S. Census Bureau said privately-owned housing units authorized by building permits in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 986,000, 3% below the revised November rate of 1,017,000, but 4.6% above the December 2012 estimate of 943,000. Single-family authorizations in December were at a rate of 610,000; 4.8% below the revised November figure of 641,000. An estimated 974,700 housing units were authorized by building

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