Housing Starts Sink Deeper
Housing starts sink deeper – May 19, 2020
The commerce department has posted a record decline in housing starts Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Permits for future construction also tumbled suggesting more uncertainty circulating around in the construction community.
Housing starts fell 30.2% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 891,000 units last month and permits for future home construction declined by 20.8%.
The decline was the largest percentage drop in history and the lowest housing start numbers recorded since 2015.