Apartment projects pushed housing construction up 7 percent in March to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.04 million units, the highest level since June 2008, according to a report today from the U.S. Department of Commerce, MarketWatch reported. Single-family construction fell. The data pointed to an ongoing rebound in activity -- starts in March were up 47 period from the same period last year, the largest year-over-year growth since 1992. The Commerce Department revised February's starts rate up to 968,000 units. Despite construction gains, starts remain below a bubble peak of almost 2.3 million in 2006. Starts for buildings with at least five units rose to a rate of 392,000 in March, the highest level since January 2006, up 27 percent from February. Meanwhile, starts for single-family homes fell 5 percent to a rate of 619,000. The government also reported that building permits, a sign of future demand, fell 3.9 percent in March to a rate of 902,000.