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...
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New Home Sales Rose 0.6% in April

Washington, DC, May 26, 2020-Sales of new single-family houses in April 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 623,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-06-in-april

Housing Starts Rose 1.5% in October

Washington, DC, November 20, 2018-Private owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,228,000, 1.5% above the revised September estimate of 1,210,000 but 2.9% below ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-rose-15-in-october

January Construction Spending Trends Slightly Downward

Washington, DC, March 3, 2015—Construction spending during January was estimated at a seasonally adjusted rate of $971.4 billion, 1.1% below the revised December estimate of $982.0 billion, r...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/january-construction-spending-trends-slight...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 2.1% in April

Washington, DC, May 24, 2019-New orders for manufactured durable goods in April decreased $5.4 billion or 2.1% to $248.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This decrease, down two of th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-fell-21-in-ap...

Durable Goods Orders Fell 1.3% in May

Washington, DC, June 26, 2019-New orders for manufactured durable goods in May decreased $3.3 billion or 1.3% to $243.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This decrease, down three of t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-fell-13-in-may

Texas Led the Country in Wholesale Trade Volume Between '07 and '12

Washington, DC, October 2, 2015—Texas supplanted California between 2007 and 2012 as the state with the largest volume of sales for the wholesale trade sector, according to the U.S. Census Burea...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/texas-led-the-country-in-wholesale-trade-vo...

March Housing Starts Fell 8.8% from February, but Up 14.2% YOY

Washington, DC, April 19, 2016— Privately-owned housing starts in March were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,089,000, 8.8% below the revised February estimate of 1,194,000 but 14.2% ...
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Distrib. Trade Sales & Manus.’ Shipments Up 8.2% YOY in June

Washington, DC, September 14, 2018-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for June was estimated at $1,452.2 billion, up 0.3% from May 2018 and was up 8.2% f...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distrib-trade-sales-manus-shipments-up-82-y...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Fell 3.3% in July

Washington, DC, September 5, 2017-New orders for manufactured goods in July, down three of the last four months, decreased $15.8 billion or 3.3% to $466.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. Th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-fell-33-in-ju...

December Retail Sales Up 5.8% YOY

Washington, DC, January 16, 2020-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December 2019 were $529.6 billion, an increase of 0.3% from the previous month, and 5.8% above December 20...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/dec-retail-sales-rose-58-yoy-nonstore-retai...

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

New Home Sales Fell 6.6% in June, down 19.4% YOY

Washington, D.C., July 26, 2021-New single-family home sales in June 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and th...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-fell-66-in-june-down-194-yoy

Distributive Trade Sales & Shipments Up 0.1% in July

Washington, DC, September 15, 2015—The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for July was estimated at $1,328.0 billion, up 0.1% from June 2015, but wa...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales--shipments-up-01-i...

Retail Trade Sales Up 1.4% in May, 2% YOY

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November New Home Sales Up 20.8% YOY, Down 11% from October

Washington, DC, December 23, 2020-Sales of new single-family houses in November 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 841,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/november-new-home-sales-up-208-yoy-down-11-...

Wood Cuts - June 2013

By Michael Martin   There was a time, not so many decades ago, when the label “Made in America” was associated with products that were considered less than desirable by American c...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wood-cuts--june-2013

Construction Spending Rose in August

Washington, DC, October 1, 2015—Construction spending during August 2015 was estimated at $1,086.2 billion, 0.7% above the revised July estimate of $1,079.1 billion, according to the U.S. Cen...
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Durable Goods Orders Fell in February

Washington, DC, March 24, 2016—New orders for manufactured durable goods in February decreased $6.6 billion or 2.8% to $229.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This decrease, down ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-fell-in-february

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...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/july-construction-spending-rose-58-yoy-

Factory Orders up 1.1% in March

Washington, DC, May 4, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in March, up two of the last three months, increased $5.0 billion or 1.1% to $458.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. T...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/factory-orders-up-11-in-march

August Retail Sales Up 6.6% YOY

Washington, DC, September 14, 2018-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for August 2018 were $509.0 billion, an increase of 0.1% from the previous month and 6.6% above August 2017,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/august-retail-sales-up-66-yoy

Retail Sales Up 4.1% YOY in August

Washington, DC, September 11, 2019-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for August 2019 were $526.1 billion, an increase of 0.4% from the previous month, and 4.1% above August 2018...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-up-41-yoy-in-august

November Retail Sales Rose 5.8% YOY

Washington, DC, December 14, 2017-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November 2017 were $492.7 billion, an increase of 0.8% from the previous month, and 5.8% above November 2...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/november-retail-sales-rose-58-yoy

Wholesale Sales Up 1.4% in October, Inventories Down 0.4%

Washington, DC, December 9, 2016—October 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $452.2 billion, up 1.4% from the revised September level and were up 2.2% from the October 2015 level, the U.S. C...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesale-sales-up-14-in-october-inventorie...

Orders for Durable Goods Fell in April

Washington, DC, May 25, 2011--New orders for manufactured durable goods decreased by 3.6% or $7.1 billion in April, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased by ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-fell-in-april

May New Home Sales Down 5.9% from April, but Up 9.2% YOY

Washington, DC, June 23, 2021-Sales of new single‐family houses in May 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 769,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/may-new-home-sales-down-59-from-april-but-u...