In another sign that the economy hasn't completely turned around, housing starts fell 10.6% in October, following two months of increases, according to a report issued today by the Commerce Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs.

Housing starts were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 529,000, compared to 592,000 in September. But last month's figures were 30.7% below those of October 2008.

Single-family housing starts fell 6.8% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 476,000. Single-family housing completions increased 10%.

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