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Fresno County homebuilding permits down in November

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The number of housing permits pulled in November are down in Fresno County compared to the month before, according to data from the Construction Industry Research Board, a service provided by the California Homebuilding Foundation.

In Fresno, 78 single-family permits were pulled in November compared to 134 in October. Kings County also saw a slowdown with only 14 permits issued compared to 43.

The board’s monthly California Construction Review report showed an increase in three central San Joaquin Valley counties. In Madera County, 22 permits were pulled in November compared to 16 the month before. Merced saw an uptick to 28 permits from 13. In Tulare County, 107 permits were issued compared to 72.

In other construction and building news, a national survey released Wednesday by the Associated General Contractors of America revealed that construction firms expect to add new jobs this year as private and public projects grow. The outlook is good for more hospital, private office, multifamily residential and higher education projects, the survey showed.

But the industry will also face challenges such as a shortage of skilled workers and increasing healthcare costs.

Fifty-one percent of the California firms surveyed listed increased competition as the biggest challenge for their business this year followed by worker shortages and growth in state and local regulations.

BoNhia Lee: 559-441-6495, @bonhialee

No. of building permits issued by county

County

Nov. permits issued

Oct. permits issued

Fresno

78

134

Kings

14

43

Madera

22

16

Merced

28

13

Tulare

107

72

Source: California Construction Review by the Construction Industry Research Board

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