Decline in Single-Family Permits in June 2022

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Over the first six months of 2022, the total number of single-family permits issued year-to-date (YTD) nationwide reached 567,798. On a year-over-year (YoY) basis, this is a 3.6% decline over the June 2021 level of 589,146.

Year-to-date ending in June, single-family permits declined in all four regions. The South posted a small decline 0.8% while the Northeast region reported the steepest decline of 11.5%. The Midwest declined by 11.2% and the Western region reported a 4.6% decline in single-family permits during this time. Multifamily permits posted increases in all four regions. Permits were 32.3% higher in the Midwest, 22.9% higher in the South, 17.3% higher in the West, and 6.6% higher in the Northeast.

Between June 2021 YTD and June 2022 YTD, 11 states saw growth in single-family permits issued. New Mexico recorded the highest growth rate during this time at 38.9% going from 3,061 permits to 4,252. Thirty-nine states and the District of Columbia reported a decline in single-family permits during this time with the District of Columbia posting the steepest decline of 22.7% going from 216 permits to 167. The ten states issuing the highest number of single-family permits combined accounted for 64.2% of the total single-family permits issued.

Year-to-date, ending in June 2022, the total number of multifamily permits issued nationwide reached 331,934. This is 20.1% ahead over the June 2021 level of 276,433.

Between June 2021 YTD and June 2022 YTD, 36 states and the District of Columbia recorded growth while 14 states recorded a decline in multifamily permits. Georgia led the way with a sharp rise (158.1%) in multifamily permits from 4,296 to 11,088 while Delaware had the largest decline of 74.5% from 667 to 170. The ten states issuing the highest number of multifamily permits combined accounted for 63.4% of the multifamily permits issued.

At the local level, below are top ten metro areas that issued the highest number of single-family permits. 


For multifamily permits, below are the top ten local areas that issued the highest number of permits: 






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