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...
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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...
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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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Distributive Sales & Manu. Shipments Rose 2.4% YOY in February

Washington, DC, April 18, 2019-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for February was estimated at $1,446.8 billion, up 0.1% from January 2019 and was up 2....
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Distrib. Trade Sales & Manu. Shipment Rose 8.4% in June

Washington, DC, September 16, 2020-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for June was estimated at $1,394.0 billion, up 8.4% from May 2020 but was down 4.3%...
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Housing Starts Up 6.6% in April

Washington, DC, May 17, 2016— Privately-owned housing starts in April were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,172,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Dev...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-up-66-in-april

Retail Sales Down 8.7% in March

Washington, DC, April 15, 2020-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2020 were $483.1 billion, a decrease of 8.7% from the previous month and 6.2% below March 2019, accord...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/food-retail-sales-down-87-in-march

Merchant Wholesaler Sales Up 3.4% in November YOY

Washington, DC, January 10, 2017—November 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $452.6 billion, up 0.4% from the revised October level and were up 3.4% from the November 2015 level, the U.S. C...
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September U.S. Retail Sales Rose Slightly

Washington, DC, October 14, 2015—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for September were $447.7 billion, an increase of 0.1% from the previous month, and 2.4% above September...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/september-us-retail-sales-rose-slightly-

New Home Sales in February Higher Than Expected

Washington, DC, March 25, 2009--Sales of new one-family houses in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 337,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bureau...
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Monster Employment Index Up In March

New York, NY, April 6, 2007--The Monster Employment Index rose eight points to 185 in March, demonstrating continued growth in U.S. online job availability. The increase in online recruitment activity...
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Wholesaler Sales Fell 0.4% in July

Washington, DC, September 9, 2016—The U.S. Census Bureau announced that July 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $441.9 billion, down 0.4% from the revised June level and were down 1.0% from...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-fell-04-in-july

Durable Goods Up 0.8% in March

Washington, DC, April 26, 2016—New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $1.8 billion or 0.8% to $230.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced. This increase, up tw...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-up-08-in-march

Oct. Construction Spending Ticked Down from Sept. But Rose 1.1% YOY

Washington, DC, December 2, 2019-Construction spending during October 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,291.1 billion, 0.8% below the revised September estimate of $1,301.8...
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Durable Goods Orders Rose 2.7% in March

Washington, DC, April 25, 2019-New orders for manufactured durable goods in March increased $6.8 billion or 2.7% to $258.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This increase, up four of t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-rose-27-in-march

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...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/number-of-vacant-homes-stable-from-last-yea...

Wholesaler Sales Rose 6.8% YOY in October

Washington, DC, December 7, 2018-October 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $510.1 billion, down 0.2% from the revised September level but up 6.8% from the October 2017 level, according to the U....
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-68-yoy-in-october

Percentage of Homeowners Continues to Fall

Washington, DC, Oct. 7, 2011 -- The percentage of Americans who owned their homes has fallen the most since the Great Depression, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.The home ownership rate fell to 65...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/percentage-of-homeowners-continues-to-fall

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-

NAHB Survey Reveals Homebuyers Still Want Hardwood

Las Vegas, NV, February 22, 2019-The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has released the results of a homebuyer survey, having surveyed nearly 4,000 home buyers--either those who have r...
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Merchant Wholesaler Sales Up 0.3% in May

Washington, DC, July 10, 2015—May sales of merchant wholesalers, except manufacturers’ sales branches and offices, were $449.8 billion, up 0.3% from the revised April level, but were dow...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/merchant-wholesaler-sales-up-03-in-may

Retail Sales Rose 4.0% YOY in February

Washington, DC, March 14, 2018-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for February 2018 were $492.0 billion, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous month, but 4.0% above February 2017,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-40-yoy-in-february

Wholesaler Sales Rose 7.8% YOY in April

Washington, DC, June 8, 2018-April 2018 sales of merchant wholesalers were $493.3 billion, up 0.8% from the revised March level and were up 7.8% from the April 2017 level, according to the U.S. Census...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-78-yoy-in-april

Distributive Trade Sales & Manufacturers' Shipments Up 5.7% YOY

Washington, DC, March 14, 2018-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for January was estimated at $1,426.0 billion, down 0.2% from December 2017 but was up ...
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Wholesaler Sales Rose 2.3% in March

Washington, DC, May 9, 2019-March 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $507.4 billion, up 2.3% from the revised February level and were up 3.9% from the March 2018 level, according to the U.S. Cens...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-23-in-march

Housing Starts Up 12.3% in August

Washington, DC, September 18, 2019-Privately‐owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,364,000, 12.3% above the revised July estimate of 1,215,000 and is 6.6% above...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-up-123-in-august

Retail Sales Up 17.7% in May, but Still Down YOY

Washington, DC, June 16, 2020-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for May 2020 were $485.5 billion, an increase of 17.7% but 6.1% below May 2019, according to the U.S. Census Bure...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-up-177-in-may-but-still-down-y...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Inched Down 0.5% in January

Washington, DC, March 5, 2020-New orders for manufactured goods in January, down two of the last three months, decreased $2.3 billion or 0.5% to $497.9 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.  ...
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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

New Home Sales Continue To Fall

Washington, DC, June 25, 2008--Sales of new single-family houses in May 2008 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 512,000, 40.3 percent below last year. The U.S. Census Bureau and the Departm...
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