Building permits in May 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 1,138,000, up 0.7 percent from the revised April rate, but down 10.1 percent from May 2015.
Housing starts in May 2016 were at a SAAR of 1,164,000, down 0.3 percent from April but up 9.5 percent from May 2015.
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U.S. Census Bureau
Bureau of Economic Analysis