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

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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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...

March Retail Sales Rose 4.5% YOY

Washington, DC, April 16, 2018-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2018 were $494.6 billion, an increase of 0.6% from the previous month, and 4.5% above March 2017, acco...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/march-retail-sales-rose-45-yoy

Retail Sales Up 1.3% in April, According to Advance Estimate

Washington, DC, May 13, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April were $453.4 billion, an increase of 1.3% from the previous month, and 3.0% above April 2015, ac...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-up-13-in-april-according-to-ad...

December Retail Sales Tick Down 0.1% from Previous Month, Rise YOY

Washington, DC, January 15, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December were $448.1 billion, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous month, and 2.2% above December ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/december-retail-sales-tick-down-01-from-pre...

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers Shipments Rose in July

Washington, DC, September 15, 2017-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for July was estimated at $1,358.8 billion, up 0.2% from June 2017 and was up 4.9% ...
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Wholesale Inventories Up Slightly

Washington, DC, March 10, 2015—Wholesale inventories were up 0.3% to $548.7 at the end of January, says the U.S. Census Bureau. The December preliminary estimate was revised downward $0.7 b...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesale-inventories-up-slightly

Merchant Wholesaler Sales Up 0.3% in July

Washington, DC, September 11, 2019-July 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $499.6 billion, up 0.3% from the revised June level, but were virtually unchanged from the July 2018 level, according to...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/merchant-wholesaler-sales-up-03-in-july

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-

Distributive Trade Sales & Manu. Shipments Inched Up in May

Washington, DC, August 15, 2019-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for May was estimated at $1,461.4 billion, up 0.2% from April 2019 and was up 1.5% fro...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales-manu-shipments-inc...

Durable Goods Orders Decreased 17.2% in April

Washington, DC, May 28, 2020-New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased $35.4 billion or 17.2% to $170.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This decrease, down three of the l...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-decreased-172-in-april

Durable Goods Order Rose 0.7% in March for 3rd Consecutive Rise

Washington, DC, April 27, 2017—New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $1.6 billion or 0.7% to $238.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up three con...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-order-rose-07-in-march-for-3r...

Single-Family Home Sales Up Year Over Year

Washington, DC, Nov., 28, 2012--In October 2012, sales of new single-family homes were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 368,000, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/singlefamily-home-sales-up-year-over-year

August New Home Sales Rose 43.2% YOY

Washington, DC, September 24, 2020-Sales of new single-family houses in August 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,011,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census B...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/august-new-home-sales-rose-432-yoy

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 1.5% in June

Washington, DC, August 3, 2021-New orders for manufactured goods in June, up thirteen of the last fourteen months, increased $7.4 billion or 1.5% to $506.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. Th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-15-in-ju...

Orders for Manufacturered Goods Ticked Up 0.2% in August

Washington, DC, September 27, 2019-New orders for manufactured durable goods in August increased $0.5 billion or 0.2% to $250.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This increase, up thre...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufacturered-goods-ticked-up-0...

Housing Starts and Permits Fell in February, Completions Rose

Washington, DC, March 16, 2018- Privately-owned housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,236,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 7.0% below the revi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-and-permits-fell-in-february...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell for Third Consecutive Month

Washington, DC, October 27, 2016—New orders for manufactured durable goods in September decreased $0.3 billion or 0.1% to $227.3 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This decrease, down f...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-fell-for-thir...

Wholesaler Sales Rose 2.5% in May

Washington, DC, July 11, 2018-May 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $509.0 billion, up 2.5% from the revised April level and were up 11.8% from the May 2017 level, according to the U.S. Census B...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-25-in-may-

Goods & Services Deficit Widened by $13B in November

Washington, DC, January 6, 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 Eco...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-widened-by-13b-in-no...

May Construction Spending Up 0.8% Over April, 8.2% YOY

Washington, DC, July 1, 2015—Construction spending during May 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.036 trillion, 0.8% above the revised April estimate of $1.027 trilli...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/may-construction-spending-up-08-over-april-...

Report: 55+ Population to Reach 85M by 2014

Washington, DC, February 12, 2007--The National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) 50+ Housing Council predicts that 40 percent of all households will be headed by someone 55 or older by 2012....
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/report-55-population-to-reach-85m-by-2014

Orders for Durable Goods Rose 4.4% in July

Washington, DC, August 25, 2016—New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $9.7 billion or 4.4% to $228.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up following ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-rose-44-in-july

Retail Sales Rose 1.9% YOY in August, Down 0.3% from July

Washington, DC, September 15, 2016— Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for August were $456.3 billion, a decrease of 0.3% from the previous month, and 1.9% above August 201...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-19-yoy-in-august-down-03-...

October Housing Starts Down 0.7% from September, but Up 0.4% YOY

Washington, DC, November 17, 2021- Privately‐owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,520,000, 0.7% below the revised September estimate of 1,530,000 but 0.4% abo...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/october-housing-starts-down-07-from-septemb...

Trade Deficit Narrowed in March by $6.5 Billion

Washington, DC, May 4, 2016—The goods and services deficit was $40.4 billion in March, down $6.5 billion from $47.0 billion in February, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-narrowed-in-march-by-65-billi...

September Housing Starts Fell from August, But Rose 6.1% YOY

Washington, DC, October 18, 2017-Privately-owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,127,000. This is 4.7% below the revised August estimate of 1,183,000, but is...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/september-housing-starts-fell-from-august-b...

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturer Shipment Rates Fell in February

Washington, DC, April 13, 2016—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for February was estimated at $1,284.4 billion, down 0.4% from January 2016 and...
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