Erin from the Census Bureau making her rounds in Minneapolis

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    1. Dee Pix 64 months ago | reply

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      How the Census Worked As Stimulus

      The Census Hired 800,000 Workers, Bumping Up GDP and Pushing Down the Unemployment Rate
      By ANNIE LOWREY 9/22/10 7:11 AM

      The enumerators — the door-to-door Census takers — have long since finished. The final quality assurance representatives, technology specialists, accountants and phone operators are packing up. Contracts are expiring for workers on retainer. Thus, with a whisper, the decennial United States Census is ending.

      Washington completes this Constitutionally required count of each man, woman and child in the country every ten years, so that Washington knows how to apportion Congressional seats and trillions of dollars in federal funds. That also means Washington engages in a direct-employment program every ten years. In 2010, it could not have come at a better time — in the midst of the jobless “recovery” following the worst recession since the Great Depression. With six workers competing for every opening and Congress waffling on providing additional aid to the jobless, the Census came barrelling in — a coincidental, accidental stimulus, stuffing billions of dollars into hundreds of thousands of empty pockets for dull, easy work.

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