US Housing Starts MoM:

-5.09% for Aug 2020
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US Housing Starts MoM is at -5.09%, compared to 17.94% last month and 13.61% last year. This is lower than the long term average of 0.32%.

The US Housing Starts MoM reflects the month over month change in the total number of single family houses that started construction in a given month in the US. US Housing Starts MoM can be viewed as a forward looking metric to gauge the outlook for the economy. This metric most notably crashed during the 2007-2009 housing crisis. During the housing crisis, housing starts MoM reached a low of -16.09% month over month change in November 2008 before beginning to recover.

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Aug. 31, 2020 -5.09%
July 31, 2020 17.94%
June 30, 2020 21.87%
May 31, 2020 11.13%
April 30, 2020 -26.40%
March 31, 2020 -19.02%
Feb. 29, 2020 -3.09%
Jan. 31, 2020 1.89%
Dec. 31, 2019 15.75%
Nov. 30, 2019 2.31%
Oct. 31, 2019 5.18%
Sept. 30, 2019 -7.48%
Aug. 31, 2019 13.61%
July 31, 2019 -1.86%
June 30, 2019 -2.60%
May 31, 2019 0.08%
April 30, 2019 5.32%
March 31, 2019 5.80%
Feb. 28, 2019 -10.61%
Jan. 31, 2019 13.88%
Dec. 31, 2018 -7.23%
Nov. 30, 2018 -0.25%
Oct. 31, 2018 -3.13%
Sept. 30, 2018 -2.66%
Aug. 31, 2018 7.11%
   
July 31, 2018 0.42%
June 30, 2018 -10.79%
May 31, 2018 5.12%
April 30, 2018 -4.73%
March 31, 2018 2.86%
Feb. 28, 2018 -3.00%
Jan. 31, 2018 9.52%
Dec. 31, 2017 -6.16%
Nov. 30, 2017 3.01%
Oct. 31, 2017 8.43%
Sept. 30, 2017 -0.34%
Aug. 31, 2017 -2.42%
July 31, 2017 -2.92%
June 30, 2017 9.61%
May 31, 2017 -2.43%
April 30, 2017 -2.29%
March 31, 2017 -8.53%
Feb. 28, 2017 5.22%
Jan. 31, 2017 -4.30%
Dec. 31, 2016 11.21%
Nov. 30, 2016 -13.26%
Oct. 31, 2016 24.72%
Sept. 30, 2016 -8.35%
Aug. 31, 2016 -5.22%
July 31, 2016 3.55%

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Stats

Last Value -5.09%
Latest Period Aug 2020
Last Updated Sep 17 2020, 08:34 EDT
Next Release Oct 20 2020, 08:30 EDT
Long Term Average 0.32%
Value from 1 Year Ago 13.61%
Change from 1 Year Ago N/A
Frequency Monthly
Unit Percent
Adjustment Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate
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