Approved construction of West housing units in September increases over same month last year

The total number of housing units approved for construction in September 2019 for the United States' West region was 29,200, compared to 25,600 for September 2018, according to figures released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Unadjusted statistics are gathered from the Census Bureau's Building Permits Survey and the Survey of Construction.

The surveys provide current national and regional data on the construction of new privately owned housing units authorized by building permits.

The results provide insight on the nation's current economic activity, and are used by business and industry stakeholders to help gauge supply and demand.

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