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.

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...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trends-in-education-designers-focus-on-dura...

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...
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Greenspan Says Fed Can't Do More About Jobs

Washington, DC, Dec. 14, 2009--Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan said the  Federal Reserve has done all it can do to reduce unemployment and needs to worry more about the risk of inflation from ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/greenspan--says-fed-cant-do-more-about-jobs

The flooring industry says education is key in closing the skills gap: Wood Cuts - 2017

By Brett Miller In May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover report. The results were shocking: the unemployment rate was at its lowest level since 2009, y...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/the-flooring-industry-says-education-is-key...

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...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-narrowed-by-09-billion-in-aug...

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...

NRF Urges President to Reject $200B Import Tax Pro

Washington, DC, October 21, 2005—The National Retail Federation today asked President Bush to reject a tax reform panel’s recommendation that would end the corporate tax deduction for imported g...
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Pittsburgh Carpet Chain Closing Down Business

Pittsburgh, PA, Sept. 17, 2009--Carpet retailer Roth Carpet is going out of business, thanks to a lingering recession and competition from big box stores.The Monroeville-based retailer has begun liqui...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/pittsburgh-carpet-chain-closing-down-busine...

Goods & Services Deficit Narrowed by $1.2 Billion in August

Washington, DC, October 5, 2017-The goods and services deficit was $42.4 billion in August, down $1.2 billion from $43.6 billion in July, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-narrowed-by-12-billi...

Orders for Durable Goods Fell 0.4% in December

Washington, DC, January 27, 2017—New orders for manufactured durable goods in December decreased $1.0 billion or 0.4% to $227.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has announced. This decrease, dow...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-fell-04-in-decembe...

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 Rose 0.7% in June

Washington, DC, August 2, 2018-New orders for manufactured goods in June, up four of the last five months, increased $3.3 billion or 0.7% to $501.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This foll...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-07-in-ju...

Construction Spending Fell 0.7% in August

Washington, DC, October 3, 2016—Construction spending during August 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,142.2 billion, 0.7% below the revised July estimate of $1,150.6 ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-fell-07-in-august

Housing Starts Increased by 3% in February, 6.2% YOY

Washington, DC, March 16, 2017—Privately owned housing starts in February were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,288,000, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Ur...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-increased-by-3-in-february-6...

Retail Sales Rose 4.6% YOY in October

Washington, DC, November 15, 2018-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for October 2018 were $511.5 billion, an increase of 0.8% from the previous month, and 4.6% above October 201...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-46-yoy-in-october

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

Factory Orders Fell Sharply in December

Washington, DC, February 4, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in December, down four of the last five months, decreased $13.5 billion or 2.9% to $456.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/factory-orders-fell-sharply-in-december

Orders for Manufactured Goods Down a Tick in November

Washington, DC, January 6, 2016—New orders for manufactured goods in November, down three of the last four months, decreased $1.1 billion or 0.2% to $472.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau has re...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-down-a-tick-i...

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

New Home Sales Rose 0.5% YOY in February

Washington, DC, March 23, 2018-Sales of new single-family houses in February 2018 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 618,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Burea...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-05-yoy-in-february

Goods & Services Deficit Widened to $48.7 Billion in October

Washington, DC, December 5, 2017-The goods and services deficit was $48.7 billion in October, up $3.8 billion from $44.9 billion in September, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Ec...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-widened-to-487-billi...

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...

Home Buying Still Challenge for Many Households

New York, NY, Oct. 22, 2012 -- Median income households can afford median priced homes in just 14 out of the country’s 25 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, according to a report from Interest.com...
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Retail & Food Services Sales Rose in August

Washington, DC, September 15, 2015—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for August were $447.7 billion, an increase of 0.2% from the previous month, and 2.2% above August ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail--food-services-sales-rose-in-august

Monster Employment Index Edges Up

New York, NY, November 1, 2007--The Monster Employment Index edged up two points in September, demonstrating greater online job availability across the country driven largely by stepped-up recruitment...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/monster-employment-index-edges-up

April Construction Spending Fell 1.8% from March, But Up 4.5% YOY

Washington, DC, July 1, 2016—Construction spending during April 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,133.9 billion, 1.8% below the revised March estimate of $1,155.1 b...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/april-construction-spending-fell-18-from-ma...

Goods & Services Deficit Narrowed by $0.1 Billion in March

Washington, DC, May 4, 2017-The goods and services deficit was $43.7 billion in March, down $0.1 billion from $43.8 billion in February, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-narrowed-by-01-billi...

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-

Trade Deficit Narrowed to 19-Month Low in May

Washington, DC, July 6, 2018-May exports were $215.3 billion, $4.1 billion more than April exports, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis announced. May imports were $258.4 ...
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