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  • 11/14/19 - Beginning in November 2019, SOC historic tables will be available only in Excel format. PDF versions will no longer be produced.

  • 2/28/19 - The U.S. Census Bureau updated its 2019 economic indicator release calendar to include January-March 2019 releases following the recent lapse in federal funding. Please visit our Breifing Room for the full schedule.

  • 2/27/19 - The U.S. Census Bureau continues to update its 2019 economic indicator release calendar in coordination with other agencies and the Office of Management and Budget to address the impacts of the recent lapse in federal funding. We will provide additional updated release dates as soon as they become available. Please visit our webpage at www.census.gov/economic-indicators.

  • 2/6/19 - Rescheduled December 2018 release dates have been posted! The U.S. Census Bureau continues to update its 2019 economic indicator release calendar in coordination with other agencies and the Office of Management and Budget to address the impacts of the recent lapse in federal funding. We will provide additional updated release dates as soon as they become available. Please visit our webpage at www.census.gov/economic-indicators.

  • 1/30/19 - Rescheduled November 2018 release dates have been posted! The U.S. Census Bureau continues to update its 2019 economic indicator release calendar in coordination with other agencies and the Office of Management and Budget to address the impacts of the recent lapse in federal funding. We will provide additional updated release dates as soon as they become available. Please visit our webpage at www.census.gov/economic-indicators.

  • 1/28/19 - The U.S. Census Bureau is updating its 2019 economic indicator release calendar in coordination with other agencies and the Office of Management and Budget to address the impacts of the recent lapse in federal funding. We will provide the updated release schedule as soon as it becomes available. Please visit our webpage at www.census.gov/economic-indicators.

  • 6/1/18 - The 2017 annual Characteristics of New Housing tables are now available. Also the Survey of Construction Microdata file is available.

  • 5/23/18 - With this release, seasonally adjusted estimates of housing units sold, housing units for sale, and the months' supply of new housing have been revised back to January 2013. All revised estimates are available on our website. With each April release, seasonally adjusted data will now be revised for the current year and the previous five years. Research has shown that this revision span should produce more reliable seasonally adjusted time series.

  • 4/24/18 - Receive the latest updates on the nation's key economic indicators by downloading the FRED App for both Apple and Android devices. FRED, the signature database of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, now incorporates the Census Bureau's 13 economic indicators.

  • 2/26/18 - With the April 2018 release, seasonally adjusted estimates of housing units sold, housing units for sale, and the months' supply of new housing will be revised back to January 2013. With each April release, seasonally adjusted data will now be revised for the current year and the previous five years. Research has shown that this revision span should produce more reliable seasonally adjusted time series.

  • 9/26/17 - For information on the impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the compilation of this report, please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on our website.

  • 9/26/17 - Monthly, quarterly, and annual median and average sales prices, sales price distributions and price indexes have been corrected for October 2014 through January 2017 to include additional response data that had been omitted from previously tabulated estimates. Monthly median and average prices were revised downward about 1.2% on average. U.S. total quarterly and annual prices had somewhat larger downward revisions of up to 4.2%. All corrected estimates are available on our website.

  • 6/1/17 - The 2016 annual Characteristics of New Housing tables are now available. Also the Survey of Construction Microdata file is available.

  • 6/1/17 - Investigating Economic Indicator Webinar Series:

    To learn more about this data and the other indicators the U.S. Census Bureau publishes, join us for the Investigating Economic Indicators Webinar Series. For more information, visit
    www.census.gov/econ/webinar.

  • 2/24/17 - With the January 2017 New Residential Sales release on February 24, 2017, the presentation of the release has changed. The text portion of the release was removed from Excel. The text and tables were reformatted and are available as a PDF, with the tables available separately in Excel.

  • 1/26/17 - With the January 2017 New Residential Sales release on February 24, 2017, the presentation of the release will change. The text portion of the release will be removed from Excel. The text and tables will be reformatted and will be available as a PDF, with the tables available separately in Excel. A preview of the new files is available: PDF  Excel.

  • 4/23/15 - Beginning with the release of April 2015 data on May 26, 2015, estimates of houses sold and for sale by stage of construction are available on a seasonally adjusted basis as well as a not seasonally adjusted basis. Historic seasonally adjusted data are available back to January 1999 on our historical data page.

  • 1/1/15 - The U.S. Census Bureau updated its application programming interface (API) with monthly and quarterly economic indicators. The API allows developers to combine Census Bureau statistics with other data sets to create tools for research on a variety of other topics.

  • 1/1/13 - 2013 Economic Indicator Webinar Series Discover the U.S. Census Bureau's economic statistics through the 2013 Economic Indicator Webinar Series. Each of the 13 economic indicators in this webinar series will provide an in-depth description of how the critical economic indicator data are collected and how you can access and use these statistics. Sessions include construction, housing, international trade, retail trade and more.

  • 10/23/13 - The U.S. Census Bureau announced revisions to its release calendar for the 2013 economic indicators that have been delayed because of the recent lapse in federal funding.

    New Residential Sales data for September 2013 will be released with the October data release, which has been rescheduled to December 4, 2013.

    Data collection for estimates of new home sales occurs in the field with resources that are shared with other critical surveys. Full data collection will occur in November but will require extra time; hence, the scheduled releases are much later than originally scheduled in November. Normal data collection and data releases will resume with the release of the November data in December

    For more information on the October 2013 report, please see our October 2013 NRC FAQs.

  • 5/23/13 - Seasonally adjusted estimates for January 2011 through March 2013 have been revised. Estimates of median months for sale in Table 3 for January 2010 through March 2013 have also been revised. New software has been implemented to estimate medians. Research indicated that the previous software overstated the recent estimates of median months for sale by up to 3.1 months.

  • 11/28/12 - For information on Hurricane Sandy's effect on the compilation of the October 2012 report, please see our Hurricane Sandy FAQs.

  • 1/1/12 - To receive the latest updates on the nation's key economic indicators, download the America's Economy app for Apple and Android smartphones and tablets.


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