U.S. Census Bureau

September Housing Starts Well Below Expectations

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in September fell to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.201 ...
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August New Home Sales Rise as Prices Moderate

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that sales of new homes in August increased to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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August Housing Starts Up Sharply, Permits Tumble

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Wednesday morning that new housing starts in August rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.282 ...
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Retail Spending Growth Slowed in August

U.S. consumer spending increased by 6.6% year over year to $509 billion in August and up by 0.1% month over month from an upwardly revised July total of $508.6 billion. ...
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US New Construction Spending Inched Higher in July

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday morning that construction spending in July rose by 0.1% month over month to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of about $1.315 trillion, just ...
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July New Home Sales Drop as Prices Jump

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development reported Monday morning that sales of new homes in July slipped to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of ...
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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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