- Privately-owned US housing units authorised by building permits in November were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,298,000, the Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development said today.

This is 1.4% below the revised October rate of 1,316,000, but is 3.4% above the November 2016 rate of 1,255,000.

Single-family authorisations in November were at a rate of 862,000; this is 1.4% above the revised October figure of 850,000.

Authorisations of units in buildings with five units or more were at a rate of 395,000 in November.

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