Sales of new single-family homes decreased 0.6% to a 356,000 seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, the Commerce Department said Friday.

The March figure came after an upwardly revised 358,000 rate in February, an 8.2% increase, originally reported as a 4.7% jump to 337,000. Thomson Reuters’ poll of economists had predicted a 340,000 sales level for March.

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