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Unemployment Held Steady at 4.9% in July   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 5, 2016—Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 255,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 4.9%, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Fitz Flooring of Calgary Closes Doors   Full Article
Calgary, Alberta, August 5, 2016—Calgary, Alberta-based Fitz Flooring closed its doors on August 1, according to CTV News Calgary.

Housing Markets Continue Gradual Climb Back to Normal, NAHB   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 5, 2016—Markets in 146 of the approximately 340 metro areas nationwide returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity in the second quarter of 2016, according to the NAHB Leading Markets Index.

Mullican Announces $15 Million Expansion of Johnson City Operations   Full Article
Nashville, TN, August 4, 2016—Mullican Flooring officials announced yesterday that the flooring manufacturer will invest $15 million to expand its Johnson City, Tennessee operations and create 200 new jobs during the next five years.

Flooring Installation Summit Addresses Quality, Availability of Skilled Labor   Full Article
Dallas, TX, August 3, 2016—Approximately 80 industry professionals gathered in Dallas, Texas this week at the Omni Dallas Hotel to address concerns over the quality and availability of trained floorcovering installers.

Factory Orders Fell 1.5% in June   Full Article
Washington, DC, August 4, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in June, down two consecutive months, decreased $6.9 billion or 1.5% to $447.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.

Porcelanosa Partnered with Late Architect Zaha Hadid on Tile Collection   Full Article
Ramsey, NJ, August 4, 2016—Porcelanosa partnered with the legendary late architect Zaha Hadid on a bathroom collection called Viate, which focuses on the fluidity of water.

CFI Annual Convention Underway in Grapevine, TX   Full Article
Grapevine, TX, August 4, 2016—The Certified Floorcovering Installers Annual Convention is currently underway at the Marriott Grapevine in Grapevine, Texas.

Construction Employment Rose in 228 of 358 Metro Areas in YOY in June   Full Article
Arlington, VA, August 4, 2016—Construction employment increased in 228 out of 358 metro areas, was unchanged in 48 and declined in 82 between June 2015 and June 2016, according to the Associated General Contractors of America.

Non-Manufacturing Sector Reports Continued Growth at Slower Rate   Full Article
Tempe, AZ, August 3, 2016—The Non-Manufacturing Index registered 55.5% in July, 1 percentage point lower than the June reading of 56.5%, according to the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business.