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

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...

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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Construction Spending Rose 1.4% in August

Washington, DC, October 1, 2020-Construction spending during August 2020 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,412.8 billion, 1.4% above the revised July estimate of $1,392.7 billio...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-rose-14-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...

Distributive Trade Sales Up 0.7% in November

Washington, DC, January 14, 2022-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for November was estimated at $1,723.7 billion, up 0.7% from October 2021 and was up ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distributive-trade-sales-up-07-in-november

New Home Sales for June 2019 Rose 4.5% YOY

Washington, DC, July 24, 2019--Sales of new single‐family houses in June 2019 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 646,000, according to estimates released jointly today by the U.S. Census Bur...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-for-june-2019-rose-45-yoy

Goods & Services Deficit Fell to $49.0 Billion in March

Washington, DC, May 3, 2018- The goods and services deficit was $49.0 billion in March, down $8.8 billion from $57.7 billion in February, revised, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bure...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-fell-to-490-billion-...

August Retail Sales Rose 0.3% from July, Up 9.1% YOY

Washington, DC, September 15, 2022-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for August 2022 were $683.3 billion, an increase of 0.3% from the previous month, and 9.1% above August 2021...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/august-retail-sales-rose-03-from-july-up-91...

Retail Sales Declined 1.1% in July, Rose 15.8% YOY

Washington, DC, August 17, 2021-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for July 2021 were $617.7 billion, a decrease of 1.1% from the previous month, but 15.8% above July 2020, accor...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-declined-11-in-july-rose-158-y...

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

Durable Goods Orders Down 2.0% in November

Washington, DC, December 23, 2019-New orders for manufactured durable goods in November decreased $5.0 billion or 2.0% to $242.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This decrease, down t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-down-20-in-november

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

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...
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Distrib. Trade Sales & Manufacturers' Shipments Up 1.4% in June

Washington, DC, August 17, 2021-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for June was estimated at $1,640.8 billion, up 1.4% from May 2021 and was up 19.9% fro...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/distrib-trade-sales-manufacturers-shipments...

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 0.8% in November

Washington, DC, December 21, 2018-New orders for manufactured durable goods in November increased $1.9 billion or 0.8% to $250.8 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This increase, up fol...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-08-in-no...

Retail Sales Remained Sluggish in June

Washington, DC, July 15, 2015—Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June were $442.0 billion, a decrease of 0.3% from the previous month, but up 1.4% above June 2014, ac...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-remained-sluggish-in-june

Orders for Manufactured Goods Rose 1.4% in January

Washington, DC, March 3, 2022-New orders for manufactured goods in January, up twenty of the last twenty-one months, increased $7.6 billion or 1.4% to $544.2 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-manufactured-goods-rose-14-in-ja...

Employment Index Gains Nine Points in February

NewYork, NY, March 9, 2007--The Monster Employment Index jumped nine points to a level of 177 in February, demonstrating a strong, broad increase in online demand for workers across the United States....
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Construction Spending Flat in July, Up 5.6% for First Seven Months of 2016

Washington, DC, September 1, 2016—Construction spending during July 2016 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,153.2 billion, nearly the same as the revised June estimate of $...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-flat-in-july-up-56-fo...

Housing Starts Rose 5.8% in December

Washington, DC, January 21, 2021-Privately-owned housing starts in December were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,669,000, 5.8% above the revised November estimate of 1,578,000 and 5.2% above...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-rose-58-in-december

Goods & Services Deficit Narrowed by $14.3B in October

Washington, DC, December 7, 2021-The goods and services deficit was $67.1 billion in October, down $14.3 billion from $81.4 billion in September, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-narrowed-by-143b-in-...

March Retail Sales Up 9.8% from February, Up 27.7% YOY

Washington, DC, April 15, 2021-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2021 were $619.1 billion, an increase of 9.8% from the previous month and 27.7% above March 2020, acco...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/march-retail-sales-up-98-from-february-up-2...

U.S. Trade Deficit Narrowed in December

Washington, DC, February 7, 2017—The goods and services deficit was $44.3 billion in December, down $1.5 billion from $45.7 billion in November, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bure...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/us-trade-deficit-narrowed-in-december

Orders for Durable Goods Rose 1.9% in June

Washington, DC, July 27, 2022-New orders for manufactured durable goods in June increased $5.0 billion or 1.9% to $272.6 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up eight of the last ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-rose-19-in-june

New Home Sales Rose 32.1% YOY in September

Washington, DC, October 26, 2020-Sales of new single-family houses in September 2020 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 959,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-rose-321-yoy-in-september

Trade Deficit Widened by $4.8B in May

Washington, DC, July 2, 2020-The goods and services deficit was $54.6 billion in May, up $4.8 billion from $49.8 billion in April, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analy...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-widened-by-48b-in-may

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...
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Goods & Services Deficit Narrowed by $5.5B in July

Washington, DC, September 2, 2021-July exports were $212.8 billion, $2.8 billion more than June exports, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. July imports were $282.9 billion, $0.4 billion less than J...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-narrowed-by-55b-in-j...