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.

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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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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Construction Spending Rose 0.9% in November

Washington, DC, January 3, 2017—Construction spending during November 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,182.1 billion, 0.9% above the revised October estimate of $1,1...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-rose-09-in-november

U.S. Trade Gap Narrowed in September

Washington, DC, November 4, 2016—The goods and services deficit was $36.4 billion in September, down $4.0 billion from $40.5 billion in August, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Burea...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/us-trade-gap-narrowed-in-september

Trade Deficit Rose in June

Washington, DC, August 5, 2015—The goods and services deficit was $43.8 billion in June, up $2.9 billion from $40.9 billion in May, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Econ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-rose-in-june

New Report Shows Strength in the Service Sector

Washington, September 14--The Commerce Department issued a new quarterly survey of service businesses Monday, reporting broad improvement in sales across the sector. The Department's U.S. Censu...
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Wholesale Inventory Figures Stagnant in October

Washington, DC, December 10, 2015—October 2015 sales of merchant wholesalers were $448.0 billion, virtually unchanged from the revised September level, but were down 3.7% from the October 2014 l...
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Median Household Income Rose 3.2% in 2016, Census Bureau

Washington, DC, September 15, 2017- Real median household income increased by 3.2% between 2015 and 2016, while the official poverty rate decreased 0.8 percentage points, the U.S. Census Bureau announ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/median-household-income-rose-32-in-2016-say...

Construction Employment Grew by 19K in November

Arlington, VA, December 5, 2016—Construction employers added 19,000 jobs in November, reaching the highest employment level since November 2008, but a drop in public sector investments in constr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-employment-grew-by-19k-in-nove...

Monster Employment Index Up Sharply in February

New York, NY, March 9, 2006-- The Monster Employment Index moved sharply higher in February, as a majority of industries, occupations, and all nine U.S. Census Bureau regions registered increased onli...
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Wholesaler Sales Rose 0.6% in January, Up 9.9% YOY

Washington, DC, April 7, 2017—February 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $464.9 billion, up 0.6% from the revised January level and were up 9.9% from the February 2016 level, reports the U...
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Home Improvement Industry Pursues Hispanic Market

Atlanta, GA, October 14--The U.S. home improvement industry is looking to build business with U.S. Hispanics in hopes of cashing in on a market that could be as big as $30 billion. Calling on ethn...
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Trade Deficit Rose by $2.7 Billion in January

Washington, DC, March 7, 2018-The goods and services deficit was $56.6 billion in January, up $2.7 billion from $53.9 billion in December, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Econom...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-rose-by-27-billion-in-january

Home Sales Down 11.4% in May, but Still Rise Slightly YOY

Washington, DC, May 23, 2017-Sales of new single-family houses in April 2017 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 569,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/home-sales-down-114-in-may-but-still-slight...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 2.3% in August

Washington, DC, October 4, 2018-New orders for manufactured goods in August, up three of the last four months, increased $11.5 billion or 2.3% to $510.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. ...
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Manufactured Goods Orders Fell 0.2% in April

Washington, DC, June 5, 2017-New orders for manufactured goods in April, down following four consecutive monthly increases, decreased $0.8 billion or 0.2% to $469.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau rep...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/manufactured-goods-orders-fell-02-in-april

Feb. Wholesaler Sales Down 0.2%, Durable Goods Sales Up 1.2%

Washington, DC, April 8, 2016—February 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers’ sales branches and offices were $427.6 billion, down 0.2% from the revised January level...
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Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 3.7% in January

Washington, DC, February 27, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in January decreased $9.2 billion or 3.7% to $239.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This decrease, down followin...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-fell-37-in-ja...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 2.4% in November

Washington, DC, January 6, 2017—New orders for manufactured goods in November, down following four consecutive monthly increases, decreased $11.3 billion or 2.4% to $458.3 billion, the U.S. Cens...
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July Construction Spending Rose 5.8% YOY

Washington, DC, September 4, 2018-Construction spending during July 2018 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,315.4 billion, 0.1% above the revised June estimate of $1,314.2 billio...
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Manufactured Goods Orders Rose 1.9% in April

Washington, DC, June 3, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in April, up three of the last four months, increased $8.7 billion or 1.9% to $460.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. ...
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Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 1.3% in December

Washington, DC, February 3, 2017—New orders for manufactured goods in December, up five of the last six months, increased $6.1 billion or 1.3% to $464.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported....
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Construction Spending Up in June on Public Construction Rise

Washington, DC, August 3, 2015—Construction spending during June 2015 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,064.6 billion, 0.1% above the revised May estimate of $1,063.5 b...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-up-in-june-on-public-...

Wholesaler Sales Rose 1.7% in August, Up 7.2% YOY

Washington, DC, October 6, 2017-August 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $473.4 billion, up 1.7% from the revised July level and were up 7.2% from the August 2016 level, according to the U.S. Ce...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-17-in-august-up-72-yo...

Housing Starts Jumped 13.7% in October

Washington, DC, November 17, 2017-Privately-owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,290,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-jumped-137-in-october

U.S. Trade Gap Widened in October

Washington, DC, December 6, 2016—The goods and services deficit was $42.6 billion in October, up $6.4 billion from $36.2 billion in September, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/us-trade-gap-widened-in-october

Goods & Services Deficit Widened to $48.5 Billion in January

Washington, DC, March 7, 2017—The goods and services deficit was $48.5 billion in January, up $4.2 billion from $44.3 billion in December, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of ...
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Retail Sales Rose 5.9% YOY in May

Washington, DC, June 14, 2018-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for May 2018 were $502.0 billion, an increase of 0.8% from the previous month, and 5.9% above May 2017, according...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-59-yoy-in-may

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

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 1.7% in July

Washington, DC, August 24, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in July decreased $4.3 billion or 1.7% to $246.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This decrease, down three of the ...
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