Jackson County falloff

Jackson County falloff

The building market in Jackson County has taken a big beating from the downturn; the number of issued permits is down 27.1 percent in the first five months in 2009 from the same period in 2008.

Local municipalities and the county issued a total of 132 permits for new construction through May 31, down substantially from the 181 permits issued during the first five months of 2008.

While Medford saw only a slight drop from a year ago, single-family residence permits countywide slipped 25.9 percent to 123, down from 166 in 2008.

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