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How the Census Worked As Stimulus

By | 09.22.10 | 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.

[Economy1] Washington completes this Constitutionally required More…

Poverty in the Recession

By | 09.14.10 | 8:56 am

Sometime this week, the Census Bureau will release figures on poverty in the United States in 2009. The Associated Press asked some demographers to sketch out the probable results — and they are grim.

The demographers estimate the poverty rate will increase year-on-year from 13.2 percent to about More…