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...

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...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-06-in-january-up-99-y...

Pulte Survey Shows Little Interest in Downsizing

Bloomfield Hills, MI, Dec. 19, 2012 -- Homeowners overwhelmingly want their next home to be the same size or larger than their current home, according to a recent  survey by national homebuilder ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/pulte-survey-shows-little-interest-in-downs...

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...

December Retail Sales Tick Down 0.1% from Previous Month, Rise YOY

Washington, DC, January 15, 2016—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for December were $448.1 billion, a decrease of 0.1% from the previous month, and 2.2% above December ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/december-retail-sales-tick-down-01-from-pre...

Construction Spending Inched Up 0.1% in July

Washington, DC, September 1, 2020-Construction spending during July 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,364.6 billion, 0.1% above the revised June estimate of $1,362.8 billio...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-inched-up-01-in-july

Floor Wars - April 2006

By Santo Torcivia Since 1992, home centers have made dramatic gains in the battle to dominate the retail flooring channel. According to the U.S. Census of Retail Trade, the home centers’...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/floor-wars--april-2006

Remodeling Posts Biggest Gain in a Decade

Washington, DC, July 20--Remodeling expenditures saw record growth in 2004, up 12.3 percent from 2003, and the National Association of Home Builders sees continued growth ahead. Americans spent $198.6...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/remodeling-posts-biggest-gain-in-a-decade

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 Manufactured Goods Slid 0.6% in April

Washington, DC, June 4, 2021-New orders for manufactured goods in April, down following eleven consecutive monthly increases, decreased $2.9 billion or 0.6% to $485.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau r...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-slid-06-in-ap...

Single-Family Home Sales Up 18.6% YOY in January

Washington, DC, February 26, 2020-Sales of new single‐family houses in January 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 764,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Cens...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/single-family-home-sales-up-186-yoy-in-janu...

Wholesaler Sales Rose by 0.7% in August

Washington, DC, October 7, 2016—August 2016 sales of merchant wholesalers were $444.3 billion, up 0.7% from the revised July level and were up 0.6% from the August 2015 level, according to the U...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-by-07-in-august

June Construction Spending Up 0.1% YOY

Washington, DC, August 3, 2020-Construction spending during June 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,355.2 billion, 0.7% below the revised May estimate of $1,364.7 billion, a...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/june-construction-spending-up-01-yoy

Canadian Lumber Tariff Hurts Consumers, Group Clai

Washington, D.C., December 6, 2002--American Consumers for Affordable Homes (ACAH) today called on the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to focus on how border taxes, quotas, price controls an...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/canadian-lumber-tariff-hurts-consumers-grou...

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

Goods & Services Deficit Down $1.8 Billion in February

Washington, DC, April 17, 2019-The goods and services deficit was $49.4 billion in February, down $1.8 billion from $51.1 billion in January, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Eco...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-down-18-billion-in-f...

Distributive Trade Sales & Manu. Shipments Rose 8.4% in May

Washington, DC, July 16, 2020-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for May was estimated at $1,284.3 billion, up 8.4% from April 2020, but was down 11.8% f...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales-manu-shipments-ros...

October Housing Starts Up 14.2% YOY

Washington, DC, November 18, 2020- Privately-owned housing starts in October were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,530,000, 4.9% above the revised September estimate of 1,459,000 and 14.2% ab...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/october-housing-starts-up-142-yoy

Construction Spending Inched Up 0.2% in March

Washington, DC, May 3, 2021-Construction spending during March 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,513.1 billion, 0.2% above the revised February estimate of $1,509.9 billion...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-inched-up-02-in-march...

Initial Jobless Claims Rose by 16K in Week Ending September 18

Washington, DC, September 23, 2021-In the week ending September 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 351,000, an increase of 16,000 from the previous week's revised level,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/initial-jobless-claims-rose-by-16k-in-week-...

Healthcare: Senior Living - March 2013

  By Jessica Chevalier   Caring for America’s increasingly large senior population is a significant challenge. Due to advances in healthcare, Americans are living longer and, as a r...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/healthcare-senior-living--march-2013

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

Construction Spending Down 0.8% in May

Washington, DC, July 1, 2019-Construction spending during May 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,293.9 billion, 0.8 % below the revised April estimate of $1,304.0 billion, a...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-fell-08-in-may

Orders for Manufactured Goods Inched Down 0.1% in August

Washington, DC, October 3, 2019-New orders for manufactured goods in August, down following two consecutive monthly increases, decreased $0.4 billion or 0.1% to $499.8 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-inched-down-0...

U.S. Population Moving Westward, Taking Corporations With It

New York, NY, April 27, 2015—Cities in the West and Southwest are experiencing economic growth exceeding records set before the financial crisis, with young, educated workers creating housing sh...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/us-population-moving-westward-taking-corpor...

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...

Home Improvement Retailers Slow Sales Declines

Washington, DC, Jan. 15, 2009—December sales at home improvement retailers fell 5.5 percent in December, a significant improvement from November.Sales were down about 14 percent in November from...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/home-improvement-retailers-slow-sales-decli...