Building permits in October 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 1,229,000, up 0.3 percent from the revised September rate, and up 4.6 percent from October 2015.
Housing starts in October 2016 were at a SAAR of 1,323,000, up 25.5 percent from September, and up 23.3 percent from October 2015.
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U.S. Census Bureau
Bureau of Economic Analysis