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...
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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

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...
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Housing Starts Down 11.3% in August Driven by Multifamily

Washington, DC, September 19, 2023-Privately‐owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,283,000, 11.3% below the revised July estimate of 1,447,000 and 14.8% below t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-declined-113-in-august

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...
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New-Home Sales Declined 10.9% in September

Washington, DC, October 26, 2022-Sales of new single‐family houses in September 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 603,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-declined-109-in-september

Distributor Sales & Manufacturer Shipments Flat in February

Washington, DC, April 14, 2023-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for February was estimated at $1,817.9 billion, virtually unchanged from January 2023 b...
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Distibutor Sales & Manu Shipments Up 0.1% in March

Washington, DC, June 15, 2023-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for April was estimated at $1,821.6 billion, up 0.1% from March 2023, but was down 1.3% ...
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Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 1.8% in December

Washington, DC, February 4, 2020-New orders for manufactured goods in December, up two of the last three months, increased $8.6 billion or 1.8% to $499.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. ...
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October Retail Sales Rose 1.7%, Marking A Good Start to Holiday Shopping

Washington, DC, November 16, 2021-U.S. retail and food services sales for October 2021 were $638.2 billion, an increase of 1.7% from the previous month and 16.3% above October 2020, according to the U...
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New Home Sales Fell 7.8% in May

Washington, DC, June 25, 2019-Sales of new single‐family houses in May 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-fell-78-in-may

Orders for Manufactured Goods Up 1.0% in February

Washington, DC, April 4, 2017—New orders for manufactured goods in February, up seven of the last eight months, increased $4.8 billion or 1.0% to $476.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported....
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Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 0.7% in August

Washington, DC, October 2, 2020-New orders for manufactured goods in August, up four consecutive months, increased $3.2 billion or 0.7% to $470.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This followe...
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Construction Spending Fell 0.4% in September

Washington, DC, November 1, 2016—Construction spending during September 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,150.0 billion, 0.4% below the revised August estimate of $1,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-fell-04-in-september

April Housing Starts Up 2.2% from March but Down 22.3% YOY

Washington, DC, May 17, 2023-Privately‐owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,401,000, 2.2% above the revised March estimate of 1,371,000 but 22.3% below the Apri...
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Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 4.6% in November

Washington, DC, December 22, 2016—New orders for manufactured durable goods in November decreased $11.0 billion or 4.6% to $228.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This decrease, down ...
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New Home Sales Declined 12.6% in July

Washington, DC, August 23, 2022-Sales of new single‐family houses in July 2022 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000, according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the D...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/existing-home-sales-declined-126-in-july

Housing Starts Fell 8.7% in February

Washington, DC, March 26, 2019-Privately‐owned housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,162,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban De...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-fell-87-in-february

U.S. Trade Deficit Widened by $1.3 Billion in July

Washington, DC, September 6, 2023-The goods and services deficit was $65.0 billion in July, up $1.3 billion from $63.7 billion in June, revised, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau...
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September Retail Sales Unchanged from Oct., But Up 8.2% YOY

Washington, DC, October 14, 2022-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September 2022 were $684.0 billion, virtually unchanged from the previous month but 8.2% above September 2...
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Retail & Food Sales Posted 0.1% Rise in February, Up 5.7% YOY

Washington, DC, March 15, 2017—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for February 2017 were $474.0 billion, an increase of 0.1% from the previous month, and 5.7% above Februar...
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U.S. Trade Deficit Narrowed in December

Washington, DC, February 7, 2017—The goods and services deficit was $44.3 billion in December, down $1.5 billion from $45.7 billion in November, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bure...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/us-trade-deficit-narrowed-in-december

Orders for Durable Goods Rose 11.2% in July

Washington, DC, August 26, 2020-New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $23.2 billion or 11.2% to $230.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up three consecut...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-rose-112-in-july

Housing Starts Rose 6.2% YOY in June

Washington, DC, July 17, 2019-Privately‐owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,253,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 0.9% below the revised May est...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-rose-62-yoy-in-june

New Single-Family Home Sales Rose 5.2% in November

Washington, DC, December 23, 2016—Sales of new single-family houses in November 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Cen...
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Goods & Services Deficit Narrowed By $3.1 Billion

Washington, DC, October 5, 2022--The goods and services deficit was $67.4 billion in August, down $3.1 billion from $70.5 billion in July, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Econom...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-narrowed-by-31-billi...

Distrib. Trade Sales & Manufacturer Shipments Up 0.2% in November

Washington, DC, January 17, 2024-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for November was estimated at $1,858.8 billion, up 0.2% from October 2023 and was up ...
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Millennials Seeking Larger Homes Than They Were Pre-Pandemic

Washington, DC, April 6, 2022-Millennials say their housing preferences changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, reports the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). More than a third (36%) of mille...
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Trade Deficit Widened in December as Exports Fell

Washington, DC, February 5, 2016— The goods and services deficit was $43.4 billion in December, up $1.1 billion from $42.2 billion in November, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-widened-in-december-as-export...

Goods & Services Deficit Down $1.8 Billion in February

Washington, DC, April 17, 2019-The goods and services deficit was $49.4 billion in February, down $1.8 billion from $51.1 billion in January, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Eco...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-down-18-billion-in-f...