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.

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 25.5% in October

Washington, DC, November 17, 2016—Privately-owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,323,000. This is 25.5% above the revised September estimate of 1,054,00...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-rose-255-in-october

Manufactured Goods Orders Rose 1.6% in March

Washington, DC, May 3, 2018-New orders for manufactured goods in March, up seven of the last eight months, increased $7.8 billion or 1.6% to $507.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This foll...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/manufactured-goods-orders-rose-16-in-march

November Retail Sales Edged Upward

Washington, DC, December 11, 2015—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November were $448.1 billion, an increase of 0.2% from the previous month, and 1.4% above Novemb...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/november-retail-sales-edged-upward-

Merchant Wholesaler Sales Up 0.3% in May

Washington, DC, July 10, 2015—May sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers’ sales branches and offices, were $449.8 billion, up 0.3% from the revised April level, but were dow...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/merchant-wholesaler-sales-up-03-in-may

Trade Sales and Manufacturer Shipments Slipped in October

Washington, DC, December 11, 2015—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for October was estimated at $1,317.7 billion, down 0.2% from September 201...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-sales-and-manufacturer-shipments-slip...

June Durable Goods Orders Up 3.4%

Washington, DC, July 27, 2015—New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $7.7 billion or 3.4% to $235.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced. This increase, up foll...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/june-durable-goods-orders-up-34

Orders for Manufactured Goods Down a Tick in November

Washington, DC, January 6, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in November, down three of the last four months, decreased $1.1 billion or 0.2% to $472.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has re...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-down-a-tick-i...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 0.8% in November

Washington, DC, December 21, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in November increased $1.9 billion or 0.8% to $250.8 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This increase, up fol...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-08-in-no...

Retail Sales Fell by 0.2% in March, Up 5.2% YOY

Washington, DC, April 17, 2017—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2017 were $470.8 billion, a decrease of 0.2% from the previous month, and 5.2% above March 2016,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-fell-by-02-in-march-up-52-yoy

Orders for Durable Goods Fell 1.2% in October

Washington, DC, November 22, 2017-New orders for manufactured durable goods in October decreased $2.8 billion or 1.2% to $236.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced. This decrease, down foll...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-fell-12-in-october...

Orders for Durable Goods Down 1.6% in February

Washington, DC, April 2, 2019-New orders for manufactured durable goods in February decreased $4.2 billion or 1.6% to $250.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This decrease, down follo...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-down-16-in-februar...

The flooring industry says education is key in closing the skills gap: Wood Cuts - 2017

By Brett Miller In May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover report. The results were shocking: the unemployment rate was at its lowest level since 2009, y...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-flooring-industry-says-education-is-key...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 1.0% in May

Washington, DC, July 5, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in May, down following two consecutive monthly increases, decreased $4.6 billion or 1.0% to $455.2 billion, the U.S. Census Burea...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-fell-10-in-ma...

New Single-Family Home Sales Up 2.2% in May

Washington, DC, June 23, 2015—Sales of new single-family houses rose 2.2% in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 546,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Burea...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-singlefamily-home-sales-up-22-in-may

Durable Goods Orders Rose 6.5% in June

Washington, DC, July 31, 2017- New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $14.9 billion or 6.5% to $245.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up following two c...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-rose-65-in-june

Trade Deficit Increases on Lower Volume

Washington, DC, July 7, 2015—The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, have announced that the goods and services deficit was $41....
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-increases-on-lower-volume

Housing Starts Fell 12.3% in June

Washington, DC, July 18, 2018-Privately owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,173,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 12.3% below the revised May es...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-fell-123-in-june

Orders for Manufactured Goods Climbed 0.7% in September

Washington, DC, November 2, 2018-New orders for manufactured goods in September, up four of the last five months, increased $3.4 billion or 0.7% to $515.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.&nbs...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-fo-manufactured-goods-climbed-07-in-...

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-...

Housing Starts Rose 1.5% in October

Washington, DC, November 20, 2018-Private owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,228,000, 1.5% above the revised September estimate of 1,210,000 but 2.9% below ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-rose-15-in-october

Median Income Rose 5.2% in 2015

Washington, DC, September 13, 2016—Real median household income increased by 5.2% between 2014 and 2015 while the official poverty rate decreased 1.2 percentage points, the U.S. Census Bureau an...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/median-income-rose-52-in-2015

New Home Sales Fell 3.4% in August

Washington, DC, September 26, 2017-Sales of new single-family houses in August 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 560,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bur...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-fell-34-in-august

Retail Sales Remained Sluggish in June

Washington, DC, July 15, 2015—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June were $442.0 billion, a decrease of 0.3% from the previous month, but up 1.4% above June 2014, ac...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-remained-sluggish-in-june

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...

Trade Deficit Widened by 2% in December

Washington, DC, January 29, 2016—The U.S. goods trade deficit widened by 2% in December to $61.5 billion, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In November, the trade deficit was $60.3 billi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-widened-by-2-in-december

Orders for Durable Goods Rose 1.0% in June

Washington, DC, July 26, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $2.5 billion or 1.0% to $251.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up following two con...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-rose-10-in-june

New Home Sales Rose 4.5% in March

Washington, DC, April 23, 2018-Sales of new single‐family houses in March 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau a...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-45-in-march