Series Is Presented Here As 2 Variables: (1) Original Data, 1915-46; (2) Original Data, 1946-63. Census Revisions Cause The 1946 Break In Comparability. This Series Covers New Nonfarm Houses And Apartments, At All Levels Of Value And Quality, Which Are Housekeeping Dwellings. It Includes Those Built For Permanent Or Seasonal Occupancy. Excluded Are Mobile Homes, New Units Created By Remodeling Or Conversion Of Existing Structures, And Dwelling Units In Buildings Which Are Primarily Nonresidential. For Definitions And Derivaton Of Estimates, See Introductory Notes On Bls-Dept. Of Commerce Data And Lipsey And Preston, P. 260. Source: Business And Defense Services Administration, Bureau Of Labor Statistics, And Bureau Of The Census (See Introductory Notes On Bls-Dept. Of Commerce Data)
This NBER data series a02181a appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02181a
Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
National Bureau of Economic Research, Private Nonfarm New Housing Units for United States [A0281AUSA398NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis https://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/A0281AUSA398NNBR/, November 28, 2015.