- Privately-owned US housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,155,000, the US Census Bureau and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development said today.

This is 4.8% below the revised June estimate of 1,213,000 and is 5.6% below the July 2016 rate of 1,223,000.

Single-family housing starts in July were at a rate of 856,000; this is 0.5% below the revised June figure of 860,000. The July rate for units in buildings with five units or more was 287,000.

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