The Housing Chronicles Blog: BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 9/18/15

Friday, September 18, 2015

BuilderBytes' MetroIntelligence Economic Update for 9/18/15

Please click here to see the edition of BuilderBytes for 9/18/15 on the Web.

In this issue of the MetroIntelligence Economic Update, I covered the following indicators:
  • August housing starts dip 3.0 percent from July but still up nearly 17 percent year-over-year
  • August building permits up by 3.5 percent from July and 12.5 percent year-over-year
  • Empire State Manufacturing Survey dipped for second month
  • Philadelphia Fed's Business Outlook Survey mixed in September
  • Mortgage applications fell by 7.0 percent in latest survey as rates dipped slightly
  • Initial unemployment claims fall by 11,000 in latest report
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