Sales of new single-family homes increased 11.0% to a 384,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate in June, according to data released by the Commerce Department yesterday.

The June figure came after an upwardly revised 2.4% climb to a 346,000 rate in May, originally reported as a 0.6% drop to 342,000. Thomson Reuters’ poll of economists had predicted a 360,000 sales level for June.

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