U.S. Census Bureau

South Had Most Exports by US Region in First Half of Year — Before the Hurricanes

Exports from metropolitan areas in the South generated the most revenue of any region in the United States in the first six months of the year, according to the latest ...
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August Housing Starts Continue Growing

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in August fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.18 ...
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August Retail Sales Sink on Weak Auto Sales

U.S. consumer spending dipped by 0.21% in August, the largest drop of any month so far this year, according to Friday morning's report from the U.S. Census Bureau on estimated ...
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US Household Income Hits Record High in 2016: Improvements for Everyone

The U.S. Census Bureau tracks many economic readings, and one that hits home for every American is how much income each person makes. A fresh report from the bureau showed ...
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New Home Sales Tumble in July

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that sales of new homes in July slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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July Housing Starts Tumble, but Single-Family Starts Surge

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in July fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.155 ...
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June Housing Starts Shoot Higher as Demand Remains Strong

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in June rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.215 ...
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America May Be Aging, but Millennials Are Taking Over

The median age in the United States has risen from 35.3 years old in 2000 to 37.9 years old in 2016, according to data released Thursday by the U.S. Census ...
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States Where the Most People Work for the Government

Despite consistent urging from a portion of the American public to slim down government, a large number of residents continue to make a living by working in government. In 2016, ...
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April Housing Starts, Permits Bring Bad News for First-Time Homebuyers

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in April fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.172 ...
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March Housing Starts Dip 7%, Permits Up 17%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in March fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.215 ...
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Higher GDP Largely Ignored by the Markets

Gross domestic product (GDP) is how economists, consumers, politicians and academia all measure economic growth. GDP in the United States is dominated handily by consumer spending. And the hope after ...
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New Home Sales Make Massive February Move

After Wednesday's disappointing report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR) on February sales of existing homes, Thursday's report on new home sales should bring some joy back to Mudville. ...
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January Housing Starts Dip 3%

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in January were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.246 million, ...
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New Construction Spending Up 4% in December

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Wednesday morning that construction spending in December rose by 0.2% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of about $1.1815 trillion, below the downwardly revised ...
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