U.S. Census Bureau

July Housing Starts Resume Slow Growth

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Thursday morning that new housing starts in July rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.168 ...
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Retail Spending Remains Strong, Up More Than 6% in July

U.S. consumer spending increased by 6.4% year over year to $507.5 billion in July and up by 0.5% month over month from a downwardly revised June total of $504.9 billion. ...
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June New Home Sales Slide, May Sales Revised Down as Well

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Monday morning that sales of new homes in June slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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June Housing Starts Drop to 9-Month Low

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in June dipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.17 ...
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Retail Spending Jumps Again in June: Census Bureau

U.S. consumer spending increased by 6.6% year over year to $56.8 billion in June and up by 0.5% month over month from an upwardly revised May total of $504.3 billion. ...
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Detroit, Still Dead, Struggles With Population, Poverty, Blighted Housing

Downtown Detroit, near what is called the GM Renaissance Center, has had a renaissance. Corporations and entrepreneurs have revived the area near the Detroit River. Much of the balance of ...
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This City Has an Unemployment Rate of Only 1.5%

Meet Ames, Iowa, which has the lowest unemployment rate among all U.S. cities at 1.5%. This universe includes the 388 metro areas measured by the BLS. Based on May numbers, ...
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US New Construction Spending Inched Higher in May

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday morning that construction spending in May rose by 0.4% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of about $1.309.5 trillion, above the revised estimate ...
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May New Home Sales Bounce Back on Sales of Lower-Priced Homes

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Monday morning that sales of new homes in May rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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May Housing Starts Soar to 11-Year High

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that new housing starts in May rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 ...
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Retail Spending Soars in May: Census Bureau

U.S. consumer spending increased by 5.9% year over year to $502 billion in May and up by 0.8% month over month from an upwardly revised April total of $497.9 billion. ...
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April New Home Sales Slip; Lower-Priced Homes Post Big Gain

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Tuesday morning that sales of new homes in April totaled a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 662,000, ...
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April Housing Starts Post Modest Year-Over-Year Gain

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in April rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.287 ...
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Retail Auto Sales Slow, Gasoline Sales Soar in April: Census Bureau

U.S. consumer spending increased by 4.7% year over year to $497.6 billion in April, as well as up by 0.3% month over month from an upwardly revised March total of ...
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March Factory Orders Rise 1.6%, Up 7.7% Year to Date

The U.S. Department of Commerce reported Thursday morning that factory orders rose by 1.6% ($7.8 billion) in March to $507.7 billion. Bloomberg's Econoday consensus estimate called for a gain of ...
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