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Wednesday, July 4, 2001
Released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time
- Building permits, May 2001
The value of building permits issued by municipalities declined slightly in May, despite a sharp rebound in construction intentions for housing. Builders took out $3.2 billion worth of building permits, down 0.6% from April.
- Trends in the use of private education, 1987/88 to 1998/99
Children from all parts of the income distribution attend private schools; 29% of children who attend private schools are from families with incomes below $50,000, while 26% are from families with at least twice as much income.