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.

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