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...

Retail Sales Slid 16.4% in April

Washington, DC, May 15, 2020-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for April 2020 were $403.9 billion, a decrease of 16.4% from the previous month, and 21.6% below April 2019, accor...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-slid-164-in-april

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...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/monster-employment-index-up-in-march-

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....
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-27-in-oc...

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

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

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...

Retail Sales Rose 3.4% YOY in June

Washington, DC, July 16, 2019- Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June 2019 were $519.9 billion, an increase of 0.4% from the previous month, and 3.4% above June 2018, accord...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-34-yoy-in-june

Distributive Trade Sales, Manufacturers' Shipments Up 0.2% in Jan.

Washington, DC, March 15, 2017— The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for January was estimated at $1,359.3 billion, up 0.2% from December 2016 and wa...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales-manufacturers-ship...

New Home Sales Rose 4.5% in March

Washington, DC, April 23, 2018-Sales of new single‐family houses in March 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 692,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau a...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-45-in-march

Distributive Trade Sales Rose 5.7% in March

Washington, DC, May 14, 2021-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for March was estimated at $1,638.2 billion, up 5.7% from February 2021 and was up 18.5% ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales-rose-57-in-march

New Home Sales Fell 7.8% in May

Washington, DC, June 25, 2019-Sales of new single‐family houses in May 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 626,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bureau and ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-fell-78-in-may

NeoCon 2018 Celebrating Fifty Years of Design

Chicago, IL, June 5, 2018-What does the office of the future look like? An insider look at the future can be found at NeoCon, June 11 to 13. For half a century, the annual event, held at The Mart in ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/neocon-2018-celebrating-fifty-years-of-desi...

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

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 1.1% in September

Washington, DC, November 3, 2020-New orders for manufactured goods in September, up five consecutive months, increased $5.2 billion or 1.1% to $475.0 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This fol...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-11-in-se...

Construction Spending Inched Up 0.1% in June

Washington, DC, August 2, 2021-Construction spending during June 2021 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,552.2 billion, 0.1% above the revised May estimate of $1,551.2 billion, a...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-inched-up-01-in-june

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

Distributor Sales and Manu. Shipments Rose 1.4% in September

Washington, DC, November 15, 2017-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for September was estimated at $1,389.7 billion, up 1.4% from August 2017 and was up...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales-and-manu-shipments...

Distrib. Trade Sales & Manu. Shipments Up 6.7% YOY in March

Washington, DC, May 15, 2018-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for March was estimated at $1,438.3 billion, up 0.5% from February 2018 and was up 6.4% f...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distrib-trade-sales-manu-shipments-up-67-yo...

Construction Spending Down 1.3% in June

Washington, DC, August 1, 2019-Construction spending during June 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,287.0 billion, 1.3% below the revised May estimate of $1,303.4 billion, a...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-down-13-in-june

New Report Shows Strength in the Service Sector

Washington, September 14--The Commerce Department issued a new quarterly survey of service businesses Monday, reporting broad improvement in sales across the sector. The Department's U.S. Censu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-report-shows-strength-in-the-service-se...

Wholesaler Sales Rose 2.7% YOY in January

Washington, DC, March 22, 2019-January 2019 sales of merchant wholesalers were $499.8 billion, up 0.5% from the revised December level and were up 2.7% from the January 2018 level, according to the U....
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/wholesaler-sales-rose-27-yoy-in-january

Construction Spending Fell 0.4% in September

Washington, DC, November 1, 2016—Construction spending during September 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,150.0 billion, 0.4% below the revised August estimate of $1,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-fell-04-in-september

New Home Sales Rose 17.8% YOY in October

Washington, DC, November 23, 2016—Sales of new single-family houses in October 2016 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 563,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Cens...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-178-yoy-in-october

Retail Sales Rose 6.4% YOY in August

Washington, DC, August 15, 2018-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for July 2018 were $507.5 billion, an increase of 0.5%  from the previous month, and 6.4% above July 2017,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-64-in-august

Housing Starts Down 6% in January

Washington, DC, February 18, 2021-Privately owned housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,580,000, 6% below the revised December estimate of 1,680,000 and 2.3% below t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-down-6-in-january

Orders for Durable Goods Fell 4.4% in October

Washington, DC, November 21, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in October decreased $11.5 billion or 4.4% to $248.5 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This decrease, down t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-fell-44-in-october