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...

Housing Starts Down 11.3% in August Driven by Multifamily

Washington, DC, September 19, 2023-Privately‐owned housing starts in August were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,283,000, 11.3% below the revised July estimate of 1,447,000 and 14.8% below t...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-declined-113-in-august

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...

Construction Spending Rose 0.9% in May

Washington, DC, July 3, 2023-- Construction spending during May 2023 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,925.6 billion, 0.9% above the revised April estimate of $1,909.0 bill...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-rose-09-in-may

Trade Deficit Widened by $2.9B in September

Washington, DC, November 7, 2023-The goods and services deficit was $61.5 billion in September, up $2.9 billion from $58.7 billion in August, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Eco...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-widened-by-29b-in-september

Retail Sales Inched Up 0.3% in November, Slowing from Oct.'s 1.8%

Washington, DC, December 15, 2021-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for November 2021 were $639.8 billion, an increase of 0.3% from the previous month and 18.2% above November 2...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-03-in-november

Construction Spending Rose 0.7% in July

Washington, DC, September 1, 2023-Construction spending during July 2023 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,972.6 billion, 0.7% above the revised June estimate of $1,958.9 billio...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-rose-07-in-july-

Disturb. Trade Sales & Manu. Shipments Rose 1.8% in March

Washington, DC, May 17, 2022-The combined value of distributive trade sales and manufacturers’ shipments for March was estimated at $1,832.1 billion, up 1.8% from February 2022 and was up 14.1% ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/disturb-trade-sales-manu-shipments-rose-18-...

New Home Sales Inched Up 0.4% in October

Washington, DC, November 24, 2021-Sales of new single‐family houses in October 2021 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 745,000, according to estimates released jointly by the U.S. Census Bur...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/new-home-sales-inched-up-04-in-october

Construction Employment Grew by 19K in November

Arlington, VA, December 5, 2016—Construction employers added 19,000 jobs in November, reaching the highest employment level since November 2008, but a drop in public sector investments in constr...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-employment-grew-by-19k-in-nove...

U.S. Trade Gap Narrowed in September

Washington, DC, November 4, 2016—The goods and services deficit was $36.4 billion in September, down $4.0 billion from $40.5 billion in August, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Burea...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/us-trade-gap-narrowed-in-september

Manufactured Goods Orders Inched Down 0.8% in April

Washington, DC, June 4, 2018-New orders for manufactured goods in April, down following two consecutive monthly increases, decreased $4.0 billion or 0.8% to $494.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau repo...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/manufactured-goods-orders-inched-down-08-in...

Trade Deficit Widened in September

Washington, DC, November 2, 2018-The goods and services deficit was $54.0 billion in September, up $0.7 billion from $53.3 billion in August, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Eco...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/trade-deficit-widened-in-september

Durable Goods Orders Rose 0.6% in October

Washington, DC, November 27, 2019-New orders for manufactured durable goods in October increased $1.5 billion or 0.6% to $248.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced.  This increase, up four...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/durable-goods-orders-rose-06-in-october

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 Sales Rose 7.5% in June

Washington, DC, July 16, 2020-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for June 2020 were $524.3 billion, an increase of 7.5% from the previous month, and 1.1% above June 2019, accordi...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/retail-sales-rose-75-in-june

Manufactured Goods Orders Rose 1.2% in August

Washington, DC, October 5, 2017-New orders for manufactured goods in August, up two of the last three months, increased $5.4 billion or 1.2% to $471.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau reported. This f...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/manufactured-goods-orders-rose-12-in-august

Foreclosures May Hit 1.5 Million

New York, NY, March 12, 2007--As many as 1.5 million more Americans may lose their homes, another 100,000 people in housing-related industries could be fired, and an estimated 100 additional subprime ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/foreclosures-may-hit-15-million

Goods & Services Deficit Expanded by $8.1B in September

Washington, DC, November 4, 2021-The goods and services deficit was $80.9 billion in September, up $8.1 billion from $72.8 billion in August, revised, the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Eco...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/goods-services-deficit-expanded-by-81b-in-s...

March Retail Sales Rose 3.6% YOY

Washington, DC, April 18, 2019-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2019 were $514.1 billion, an increase of 1.6% from the previous month, and 3.6% above March 2018, acco...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/march-retail-sales-rose-36-yoy

Median Income Rose 5.2% in 2015

Washington, DC, September 13, 2016—Real median household income increased by 5.2% between 2014 and 2015 while the official poverty rate decreased 1.2 percentage points, the U.S. Census Bureau an...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/median-income-rose-52-in-2015

Housing Starts Fell 12.3% in June

Washington, DC, July 18, 2018-Privately owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,173,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This is 12.3% below the revised May es...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/housing-starts-fell-123-in-june

Orders for Durable Goods Rose 11.2% in July

Washington, DC, August 26, 2020-New orders for manufactured durable goods in July increased $23.2 billion or 11.2% to $230.7 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau announced. This increase, up three consecut...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/orders-for-durable-goods-rose-112-in-july

Construction Spending Inched Down 0.1% in January

Washington, DC, March 1, 2023-Construction spending during January 2023 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,825.7 billion, 0.1% below the revised December estimate of $1,827.5 bil...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-inched-down-01-in-jan...

September Housing Starts Fell From August, But Rose 3.7% YOY

Washington, DC, October 17, 2018-Privately owned housing starts in September were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,201,000,the U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban ...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/september-housing-starts-up-37-year-over-ye...

Construction Spending Rose 1.0% in February

Washington, DC, April 1, 2019-Construction spending during February 2019 was estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,320.3 billion, 1.0% above the revised January estimate of $1,307.3 bil...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/construction-spending-rose-10-in-february

Channel Wars - November 2009

By Santo Torcivia Like a report card, the preliminary results of the U.S. Census of Retail Trade were recently published and its results are astonishing. The census is conducted by the U.S. Census Bu...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/channel-wars--november-2009

February Retail Sales Slid 3.0% from Jan., But Rose 6.3% YOY

Washington, DC, March 16, 2021-Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for February 2021 were $561.7 billion, a decrease of 3.0% from the previous month, and 6.3% above February 2020,...
http://www.floordaily.net/floorfocus/february-retail-sales-slid-30-from-jan-but-...