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Fast Fact: Employee Numbers Remain Below 2007 Levels as Furniture Stores Continue to Close

In what’s considered by many as the ‘Retail Apocalypse,’ retail store closings in 2019 are on pace to exceed closings in 2018, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Statistics of U.S. Business.  

Fast Fact: Construction Labor Grows an Annual Average of 5% Since 2012

A decade after the Great Recession, housing starts are failing to keep up with demand, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Fast Fact: Housing Starts Shift Slightly Toward Multi-Family Units Since 2010

A decade after the Great Recession, housing starts are failing to keep up with demand, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Fast Fact: 3rd Quarter Mattress Sales Up 3% Over 2018

Mattress industry sales totaled $4.5 billion in the third quarter, a 3% increase over the same quarter in 2018, according to preliminary estimates from Impact Consulting Services’ proprietary industry model.

Smith Leonard: Furniture Orders Down 3% in August

After the pick-up of orders in July, new orders in August slipped 3% from August 2018 and 2% year-to-date, according to a report by the Smith Leonard accounting and consulting firm.

Fast Fact: Truck Driver Wage Growth Up 19% from 2012 to 2018 

The steady increase of furniture and home furnishings sales over the last 10 years has been slower to hit employees working in the stores, but in recent years many occupations have finally started to see an upturn in wage growth, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ March 2019 release of “Occupational Employment Statistics.”

Smith Leonard: Furniture Orders Up 6% in July

After a string of lower orders, new orders in July were up 6% from July 2018, but still down 2% year-to-date, according to a report by the Smith Leonard accounting and consulting firm.

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