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Economic Indicators From the US CENSUS

Stats from the US CENSUS 

Housing Vacancies and Homeownership

Homeownership Rate (HR)

The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2012 (65.5 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2011 rate (65.9 percent). The homeownership rate in the South was lower than the corresponding second quarter 2011 rate, while the rates in the Northeast, Midwest, and West were not statistically different.

 

Rental Vacancy Rate (RVR)
The rental vacancy rate in the second quarter 2012 (8.6 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2011 rate (9.2 percent).

 

Homeowner Vacancy Rate (HVR)
The homeowner vacancy rate in the second quarter 2012 (2.1 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2011 rate (2.5 percent).

 

New Residential Sales 

Sales of new single-family houses in June 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 350,000. This is 8.4 percent (+/- 12.4%)* below the revised May 2012 estimate of 382,000.

New Residential Construction

Privately-owned housing starts in June 2012 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 760,000. This is 6.9 percent (+/- 13.3%)* above the revised May 2012 estimate of 711,000.

Construction Spending 

Total construction activity for May 2012 ($830.0 billion) was 0.9 percent above the revised April 2012 ($822.5 billion).

 

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