Using familiar faces could eventually open Detroit’s doors for census takers

Mar 25, 2020
The bureau is using workers people know or can identify with for house calls.
Detroit has a large Muslim population, and some imams have been stressing just how much federal funding depends on them taking the census. Above, a billboard advertising the 2020 Census in Arabic.
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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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U.S. Census Bureau gears up to recruit workers

Oct 22, 2019
Hiring was easy before the last census, thanks to the Great Recession. This time? Not so much.
Census workers encourage participation in the 2010 census.
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U.S. census prepares for a digital count

Aug 12, 2019
The 2020 census will be the first to seek information online on a wide scale.
Forms for the 2010 census.
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Congressional Black Caucus seeks to boost participation in U.S. census

Jul 24, 2019
African American participation in the upcoming census is a topic of concern for some legislators.
Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP, speaks about a lawsuit filed against the Federal Government concerning the threat that the 2020 Census will undercount members of the African American community and other minorities across the nation, at the National Press Club on March 28, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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For many businesses, good census data is the benchmark

Apr 22, 2019
What happens when the numbers aren't accurate?
Forms for Census 2010 are displayed during an event to promote the census on April 1, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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Texas leads way in population growth

Apr 18, 2019
Strong economy and a lower cost of living are contributing to the increase in the Lone Star State.
A fan waves a Texas state flag while the Texas Rangers play.
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A patchy picture of the U.S. economy thanks to the government shutdown

Jan 7, 2019
The Census Bureau was supposed to release figures on last November’s factory orders today. But thanks to the partial shutdown of the federal government, the Census Bureau is closed. Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman looks into what data business decision-makers and investors…

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…

Census reports drop in poverty, but for a lot of Americans, things don't feel better

Sep 12, 2017
We’ve got new numbers today from the U.S. Census Bureau on poverty in America. The official poverty rate went down by 0.8 percent. That means last year, about 40.6 million Americans were living in poverty (12.7 percent). Median household incomes…

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