Tuesday, September 22, 2020

September Employment Report Will Show a Decrease of 41,403 Temporary Census Workers

by Calculated Risk on 9/22/2020 02:20:00 PM

The Census Bureau released an update today on 2020 Census Paid Temporary Workers. The release today was for the BLS reference week for the September employment report.

As of the August reference week, there were 288,204 decennial Census temporary workers. As of the September reference week, there were 246,801 temporary Census workers.

This means the September employment report will show a decrease of 41,403 temporary Census workers. This will decrease the headline number. 

 In August, the employment report showed a gain of 238,000 temporary 2020 Census workers, boosting the headline number.