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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Sales of New Homes Up 25.4% Year over Year in June

Washington, DC, July 26, 2016—Sales of new single-family houses in June 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census B...
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Merchant Wholesaler Sales Rose 6.8% in February

Washington, DC, April 10, 2018-February 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $495.9 billion, up 1.0% from the revised January level and were up 6.8% from the February 2017 level, according to the U...
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Channel Wars - November 2009

By Santo Torcivia Like a report card, the preliminary results of the U.S. Census of Retail Trade were recently published and its results are astonishing. The census is conducted by the U.S. Census Bu...
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Trade Deficit Widened to $45.2 Billion in November

Washington, DC, January 6, 2017—The goods and services deficit was $45.2 billion in November, up $2.9 billion from $42.4 billion in October, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau o...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-widened-to-452-billion-in-nov...

Multi-Family Housing Report - July 2010

By Jessica Chevalier When the single-family builder market fell off, some anticipated that the multi-family market would remain an area of health for builders and installers. And for a while it was. ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/multifamily-housing-report--july-2010

Housing Starts Fall but Permits Surge Higher

Washington, DC, Nov. 19, 2014 -- Housing starts declined in October but the number of building permits rose, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.The government said housing starts fell 2.8% in October...
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Trade Deficit Widened in August to $40.7 Billion

Washington, DC, October 5, 2016—The goods and services deficit was $40.7 billion in August, up $1.2 billion from $39.5 billion in July, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Eco...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-widened-in-august-to-407-bill...

Number of Vacant Homes Stable from Last Year

Washington, DC, July 27, 2009--More than 18.7 million homes stood empty in the U.S. during the second quarter, a number largely unchanged from a year ago,  the U.S. Census Bureau said.More than 1...
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Durable Goods Orders Rose 2.9% in December

Washington, DC, January 26, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in December increased $7.0 billion or 2.9% to $249.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up four of th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-rose-29-in-december

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers Shipments Down in December

Washington, DC, February 12, 2016—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for December was estimated at $1,302.3 billion, down 0.6% from November 2015...
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Retail Sales Down 0.2% in June, Up 2.8% YOY

Washington, DC, July 14, 2017-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June 2017 were $473.5 billion, a decrease of 0.2% from the previous month, and 2.8% above June 2016, accordin...
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E-commerce Sales Rose 3.9% in Q2

Washington, DC, August 17, 2018- The estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for the second quarter of 2018 was $127.3 billion, an increase of 3.9% from the first quarter of 2018, according to the U....
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/e-commerce-sales-rose-39-in-q2

Trade Deficit Widened by $2.7 Billion in December

Washington, DC, February 6, 2018-The goods and services deficit was $53.1 billion in December, up $2.7 billion from $50.4 billion in November, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Ec...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-widened-by-27-billion-in-dece...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 1.4% in January

Washington, DC, March 6, 2018-New orders for manufactured goods in January, down following five consecutive monthly increases, decreased $6.9 billion or 1.4% to $491.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau ...
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Trade Deficit Narrowed by $0.9 Billion in August

Washington, DC, September 28, 2017-The international trade deficit was $62.9 billion in August, down $0.9 billion from $63.9 billion in July, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Exports of goods for...
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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....
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Merchant Wholesaler Sales Rose 8.4% YOY in January

Washington, DC, March 8, 2017—January 2017 sales of merchant wholesalers were $463.6 billion, down 0.1% from the revised December level, but were up 8.4% from the January 2016 level, the U.S. Ce...
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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....
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Merchant Wholesaler Sales Rose 2.6% in December

Washington, DC, February 9, 2017—December 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $464.9 billion, up 2.6% from the revised November level and were up 6.8% from the December 2015 level, according...
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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

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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Number of Women-Owned Businesses Grew Twice as Fas

Washington, D.C., January 27, 2006--According to a new U.S. Census Bureau report, the number of women-owned businesses grew 20 percent between 1997 and 2002, twice the national average for all busines...
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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...
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Goods and Services Deficit Declined in February

Washington, DC, April 4, 2017—The goods and services deficit was $43.6 billion in February, down $4.6 billion from $48.2 billion in January, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau o...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-and-services-deficit-declined-in-febr...

Housing Starts Rose 20.3% YOY in May

Washington, DC, June 19, 2018-Privately-owned housing starts in May were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,350,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Developm...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-rose-203-yoy-in-may

June Housing Starts Rose 8.3%

Washington, DC, July 19, 2017- Privately owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,215,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and...
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Factory Orders Fell 1.5% in June

Washington, DC, August 4, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in June, down two consecutive months, decreased $6.9 billion or 1.5% to $447.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. Thi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/factory-orders-fell-15-in-june

One-Person Households on the Rise

Washington, DC, May 26, 2015—The one-person household in the U.S. has risen significantly over the last 100 years, according to research from the U.S. Census Bureau. A century ago, less than ...
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