Low unemployment puts strain on census hiring

Mar 11, 2020
The Census Bureau is offering higher wages and pulling workers in from neighboring states.
Christa Bender, a census recruiting assistant, at a hiring fair at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Why are Americans moving less and less?

Nov 22, 2019
Census numbers show lowest the mobility rate on record.
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The U.S. housing market is in a weird place

Jun 18, 2019
There is demand for new homes, but a lot of it is among first-time home buyers who can’t afford them.
Real estate agents leave a home for sale during a broker open house on April 16, 2019 in San Francisco, California.
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The 2020 census is going high-tech and online

Feb 14, 2019
Every 10 years, the U.S. government counts every living person in the country. The 2020 head count will be the first U.S. census conducted mostly online. “For more than 200 years, the census has been this pencil and paper activity,”…
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U.S. Census Bureau will be looking to hire field workers in a competitive labor market

Oct 8, 2018
The U.S. Census Bureau says it needs to hire hundreds of thousands of workers to complete the 2020 census. But since the economy is in such good shape, with unemployment down to 3.7 percent in September, that hiring task may…

What happens when the economic census is late

All of the policy and business decisions that use that census data — and there are a lot — will get pushed back, too.

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