Construction workers in New Bristow Village, Virginia.
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May 17, 2011 There's no sugar-coating it: the Commerce Department says during April, builders got started on fewer homes in the U.S. Housing starts, as they're called, were down 10.6% from March's report, and they're 23.9% lower than what they were a year ago at the same time.
April 19, 2011 Even after a 7.2 percent increase from February, though, starts were still 13.4 percent below the level of March 2010.
June 16, 2010 Housing-Starts Trend Makes A Gnarly Chart
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