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

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...

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...

Online Job Index Falls in December

New York, NY, January 3, 2008 -- The Monster Employment Index fell 14 points in December, reflecting a seasonal slowdown in recruitment that is typical during the final month of the year as well as f...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/online-job-index-falls-in-december

Construction Spending Fell 1.3% in June

Washington, DC, August 1, 2017-Construction spending during June 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,205.8 billion, 1.3% below the revised May estimate of $1,221.6 billion, s...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-fell-13-in-june

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 2.7% in October

Washington, DC, December 6, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in October, up four consecutive months, increased $12.5 billion or 2.7% to $469.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has reported....
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-27-in-oc...

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...

Trade Deficit Widened by $1.6 Billion in December

Washington, DC, January 26, 2018-The international trade deficit was $71.6 billion in December, up $1.6 billion from $70.0 billion in November, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Exports of goods fo...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-widened-by-16-billion-in-dece...

Housing Starts Up 0.7% YOY in April, Fell 2.6% From March

Washington, DC, May 16, 2017- Privately-owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,172,000, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced. This is 2.6% below the revised March...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-up-07-yoy-in-april-fell-26-f...

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

Median Housing Values Continue to Rise, Census Bur

Washington, DC, May 26--As median home values across the nation continue to rise, so has the proportion of homes valued at $1 million or more, according to a new analysis of American Community Survey ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/median-housing-values-continue-to-rise-cens...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 1.9% in March

Washington, DC, May 2, 2019-New orders for manufactured goods in March, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, increased $9.3 billion or 1.9% to $508.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reporte...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-19-in-ma...

Retail Sales Up 4.5% in April YOY, 0.4% over March

Washington, DC, May 12, 2017-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2017 were $474.9 billion, an increase of 0.4% from the previous month, and 4.5% above April 2016, accord...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-up-45-in-april-yoy-04-over-mar...

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

Construction Spending Flat in July, Up 5.6% for First Seven Months of 2016

Washington, DC, September 1, 2016—Construction spending during July 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,153.2 billion, nearly the same as the revised June estimate of $...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-flat-in-july-up-56-fo...

Construction Spending Rose 1.3% in October

Washington, DC, December 1, 2020-Construction spending during October 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,438.5 billion, 1.3% above the revised September estimate of $1,420.4...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-rose-13-in-october

Goods & Services Deficit Dropped $6.4 Billion in November

Washington, DC, February 6, 2019-The goods and services deficit was $49.3 billion in November, down $6.4 billion from $55.7 billion in October, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of E...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-dropped-64-billion-i...

New Single-Family Home Sales up 5.4% in July

Washington, DC, August 25, 2015—Sales of new single-family houses in July 2015 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 507,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-singlefamily-home-sales-up-54-in-july

July Single-Family Home Sales Down From June but Up 4.3% YOY

Washington, DC, August 23, 2019-Sales of new single‐family houses in July 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 635,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau a...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/july-single-family-home-sales-fall-from-jun...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 6.2% in June

Washington, DC, August 4, 2020-New orders for manufactured goods in June, up two consecutive months, increased $25.5 billion or 6.2% to $437.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.  This fol...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-62-in-ju...

Wholesaler Sales Rose 1.5% in November

Washington, DC, January 10, 2020-November 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $500.7 billion, up 1.5% from the revised October level and were up 0.8% from the November 2018 level, according to the...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-15-in-november

Construction Spending Inched Up in August

Washington, DC, October 1, 2019-Construction spending during August 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,287.3 billion, 0.1% above the revised July estimate of $1,285.6 billio...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-inched-up-in-august

Median Home Size Continues To Shrink

Washington, DC, Aug. 26, 2010--The median home size is shrinking, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.After years of growth, the government reported that median new home size fell to 2,135 square feet...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/median-home-size-continues-to-shrink

New Home Sales Rose 12.7% YOY in May

Washington, DC, June 23, 2020-Sales of new single-family houses in May 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/existing-home-sales-rose-127-yoy-in-may

Wholesaler Sales Rose 7.3% YOY in March

Washington, DC, May 9, 2018-March 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $497.9 billion, up 0.3% from the revised February level and were up 7.3% from the March 2017 level, according to the U.S. Cens...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-73-yoy-in-march

Construction Spending Ticked Down 0.6% in July

Washington, DC, September 1, 2017-Construction spending during July 2017 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,211.5 billion, 0.6% below the revised June estimate of $1,219.2 billio...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-ticked-down-06-in-jul...

February Retail Sales Down 0.1% from January, Up 3.1% YOY

Washington, DC, March 15, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for February were $447.3 billion, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous month, and 3.1% above February 2...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/february-retail-sales-down-01-from-january-...

Manufactured Goods Orders Rose 3% in June, Following 2 Declines

Washington, DC, August 3, 2017-New orders for manufactured goods in June, up following two consecutive monthly decreases, increased $14.0 billion or 3.0% to $481.1 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/manufactured-goods-orders-rose-3-in-june-fo...

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