U.S. Census Bureau

The U.S. Census Bureau has been headquartered in Suitland, Md. since 1942, and currently employs about 4,285 staff members. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The U.S. Census Bureau is overseen by the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA) within the Department of Commerce. The Economics and Statistics Administration provides high-quality economic analysis and fosters the missions of the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The Dixie Group: Celebrating 100 Years - Oct 2020

By Meg Scarbrough In a year marked by uncertainty and challenges, a Dalton, Georgia-based company is quietly celebrating a major milestone. Of the millions of businesses tallied within U.S. Census B...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-dixie-group-celebrating-100-years-oct-2...

New Home Sales Rose 4.9% in February

Washington, DC, March 29, 2019--Sales of new single‐family houses in February 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 667,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Censu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-49-in-february

Top 100 Home Builders Gained Market Share in 2005

Washington, DC, May 17, 2006--More than one in five new-home buyers bought their homes from the nation's top 10 builders in 2005, Builder magazine reveals in its annual Builder 100 list, published...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/top-100-home-builders-gained-market-share-i...

Trends in Education: Designers focus on durability and flexibility

  By Heather Osteen   Construction and renovation spending in the education market hasn’t increased the way many had hoped it would post-recession. Spending in higher education, whe...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trends-in-education-designers-focus-on-dura...

Housing Starts Rose 5.7% in April

Washington, DC, May 16, 2019- Privately‐owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,235,000, 5.7% above the revised March estimate of 1,168,000 but 2.5% below the Apri...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-rose-57-yoy-in-april

Monster Employment Index Edges Up

New York, NY, November 1, 2007--The Monster Employment Index edged up two points in September, demonstrating greater online job availability across the country driven largely by stepped-up recruitment...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/monster-employment-index-edges-up

Distrib. Trade Sales & Manufacturers Shipments Ticked Up in Feb.

Washington, DC, April 16, 2018-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for February was estimated at $1,430.4 billion, up 0.4% from January 2018 and was up 5....
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distrib-trade-sales-manufacturers-shipments...

Construction Spending Inched Up 0.2% in September

Washington, DC, November 1, 2022-Construction spending during September 2022 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,811.1 billion, 0.2% above the revised August estimate of $1,807.0 ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-rose-02-in-september

April Retail Sales Up 3.1% YOY

Washington, DC, May 15, 2019-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2019 were $513.4 billion, a decrease of 0.2% from the previous month, but 3.1% above April 2018, accordi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/april-retail-sales-up-31-yoy

Construction Spending Flat at $1.6B in August

Washington, DC, October 1, 2021-Construction spending during August 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,584.1 billion, virtually unchanged from the revised July estimate of $...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-flat-at-16b-in-august

Durable Goods Orders Rose 4.5% in August

Washington, DC, September 27, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in August increased $11.1 billion or 4.5% to $259.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This increase, up two...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-rose-45-in-august

Premium Ocean Shipping Rates Fell 25% Last Week, Ports Still Clogged

New York, NY, November 15, 2021-The cost to move a container across the Pacific fell by more than one-quarter last week, the biggest decline in two years, reports the Wall Street Journal. This applies...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/ocean-shipping-rates-fell-25-last-week-port...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 0.3% in October

Washington, DC, December 5, 2019-New orders for manufactured goods in October, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, increased $1.4 billion or 0.3% to $497.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-03-in-oc...

Affordability of New Homes Increasing Traffic

Washington, DC, April 8, 2009--Thanks to record low mortgage rates and declining home prices, 55 million families – or half of all U.S. households --  can afford today’s $200,000 medi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/affordability-of-new-homes-increasing-traff...

Merchant Wholesaler Sales Rose 0.7% in June, Up 5.5% YOY

Washington, DC, August 9, 2017-June 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $465.8 billion, up 0.7% from the revised May level and were up 5.5% from the June 2016 level, according to the U.S. Census B...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/merchant-wholesaler-sales-rose-07-in-june-u...

Retail Sales Inched Up 0.3% in November, Slowing from Oct.'s 1.8%

Washington, DC, December 15, 2021-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November 2021 were $639.8 billion, an increase of 0.3% from the previous month and 18.2% above November 2...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-03-in-november

New Home Sales Rose 3.7% in January, 5.5% Increase YOY

Washington, DC, February 24, 2017—Sales of new single-family houses in January 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Cens...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-37-in-january-55-increa...

Construction Spending Rose 0.2% in December

Washington, DC, February 1, 2022-Construction spending during December 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,639.9 billion, 0.2% above the revised November estimate of $1,636.5...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-rose-02-in-december

Goods & Services Deficit Narrowed by $3.9B in November

Washington, DC, January 7, 2019-The goods and services deficit was $43.1 billion in November, down $3.9 billion from $46.9 billion in October, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Ec...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-narrowed-by-39b-in-n...

Sales of New Homes Up 25.4% Year over Year in June

Washington, DC, July 26, 2016—Sales of new single-family houses in June 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census B...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/sales-of-new-homes-up-254-year-over-year-in...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 1.7% in February

Washington, DC, April 4, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in February, down three of the last four months, decreased $8.0 billion or 1.7% to $454.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has r...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-fell-17-in-fe...

Number of Women-Owned Businesses Grew Twice as Fas

Washington, D.C., January 27, 2006--According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, the number of women-owned businesses grew 20 percent between 1997 and 2002, twice the national average for all busines...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/number-of-womenowned-businesses-grew-twice-...

Distributive Trade Sales Up 0.3% in March

Washington, DC, May 13, 2016— The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for March was estimated at $1,289.2 billion, up 0.3% from February 2016 but down...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales-up-03-in-march

Retail Sales Up 17.7% in May, but Still Down YOY

Washington, DC, June 16, 2020-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for May 2020 were $485.5 billion, an increase of 17.7% but 6.1% below May 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bure...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-up-177-in-may-but-still-down-y...

Construction Spending Rose 0.2% in November

Washington, DC, January 3, 2023-Construction spending during November 2022 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,807.5 billion, 0.2% above the revised October estimate of $1,803.2 b...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-rose-02-in-november

Construction Spending Inched Up in September

Washington, DC, November 1, 2019-Construction spending during September 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,293.6 billion, 0.5% above the revised August estimate of $1,287.1 ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-inched-up-in-septembe...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Inched Up 0.1% in December

Washington, DC, February 27, 2019--New orders for manufactured goods in December, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, increased $0.3 billion or 0.1% to $499.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bure...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-inched-up-01-...

Orders for Durable Goods Up 3% in October

Washington, DC, November 25, 2015--New orders for manufactured durable goods in October increased $6.9 billion or 3.0% to $239.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced.   This increase, ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-up-3-in-october

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened by $13B in Nov., The Worst Since 2006

Washington, DC, February 8, 2022-The goods and services deficit was $80.2 billion in November, up $13.0 billion from $67.2 billion in October, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Ec...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-sevices-deficit-widened-by-13b-in-nov...

March Housing Starts Fell 8.8% from February, but Up 14.2% YOY

Washington, DC, April 19, 2016— Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,089,000, 8.8% below the revised February estimate of 1,194,000 but 14.2% ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/march-housing-starts-fell-88-from-february-...