Lofty Construction Index - September 2019, 2020, and 2021 (Construction Permits)
The number of permits issued in the US, New England, and Texas from January to September in 2019, 2020, and 2021

The number of permits issued in the US, New England, and Texas in September 2019, 2020, and 2021.
 

The number of permits issued in the US, New England, and Texas from January to September 2019, 2020, and 202

Source: US Census
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