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(Bloomberg) — Work began on more U.S. homes in September, indicating gains in residential construction will help bolster economic growth.

Housing starts climbed 6.3 percent to a 1.02 million annualized rate from a 957,000 pace in August, the Commerce Department reported today in Washington. The reading was in line with the median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg which projected 1 million. Work increased on multifamily and one-family homes.

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