The Logistics of the US Census

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fegelfatso Prieš 4 dienas
“The lowest employment rate in...” *Coronavirus has entered the chat* “Oh...”
Muhammadim Yusoff Jamaluddin
Muhammadim Yusoff Jamaluddin Prieš 4 dienas
March 2020: Video about US Census asking relationship March 2021: Video about "Why US Census will implement gender equality BUT No Corona report for other than 2 Major Genitals" *Sarcasm.
Robert Ale
Robert Ale Prieš 19 dienų
So, how did it go?
Lyiam D
Lyiam D Prieš 19 dienų
“It’s even more difficult for the 2020 census given the US has the lowest unemployment rate in recent history” that sentence didn’t age well 😂😂
Cody Finnegan
Cody Finnegan Prieš 22 dienas
Wendover: It is especially difficult to recruit temporary workers for the 2020 census because the unemployment rate is the lowest in recent history. Me: Wait, what? *checks video date* *March 10, 2020* Me: Bwahaha! Oh my goodness, he was in for a wild ride.
Haiwen Gao
Haiwen Gao Prieš 25 dienų
2:42 "Lowest unemployment rate" Yeah... about that...
Austin Neece
Austin Neece Prieš 25 dienų
Jehovah Hohenzollern
Jehovah Hohenzollern Prieš 25 dienų
The U.S. Census is the U.S. Government tracking all Citizens in digital folders for federal evidence of reluctant births on E&E Survey's (Earth & Ethnicity) with Health records. "COVID19 CURE"
miguel cuello
miguel cuello Prieš mėn
What’s the name of the place showed in 7:40 ?
Alex Wyman
Alex Wyman Prieš mėn
I figured you had to be from junction. You talk way too much about tinny towns on the western slope and areas of Eastern utah
Alpaka Prieš mėn
The low unemployment thing aged very badly
connor Romero
connor Romero Prieš mėn
What do you mean lowest unemployment rate, this is 2020
Reese Macgowan
Reese Macgowan Prieš mėn
The kid from this town: hey that looks kinda familiar Wendover: SIGN THE PAPER THANK YOU GOODBYE
Enrique Sierra
Enrique Sierra Prieš mėn
I'm not suppose to be disclosing this info but I worked for the U.S census Bureau and let me tell you it was the worst working experience I had in my life. The bureau brags about its weekly payments and how your almost making 1,000 dollars a week. Though this is true there are tons of complications that comes when receiving your payment. That being said I thought I was working for a family company due to the lack of payments that I'm missing. Not to mention you have to drive your own personnel vehicle and sometimes you could be driving 200 miles a day. I will never recommend anyone to work for the Census ever again.
PonceyTheBear Prieš mėn
lowest unemployment rate XD. That didn't last long
Gabriel Silva Rocha
Gabriel Silva Rocha Prieš mėn
10:57 If you're haitian, do you account your race in either latino/hispanical or black/african? Or in both?
Gabriel Silva Rocha
Gabriel Silva Rocha Prieš mėn
10:57 Wow, these censes don't actually cite brazillians specifically :/
Gabriel Silva Rocha
Gabriel Silva Rocha Prieš mėn
Is the census in hawaii conventional?
Robert Strong-Morse
Robert Strong-Morse Prieš mėn
"given the record low unenployment" Covid-19 " hold my corona".
Miss Akame
Miss Akame Prieš mėn
I really don't think it was that high this year....
suck mybutt
suck mybutt Prieš 2 mėnesius
Me, a British citizen, watching this on December 31st.
XaverDerSchnitzelFan Prieš 2 mėnesius
2:38 dont you mean the highest
Morita Hadad
Morita Hadad Prieš 2 mėnesius
The probable texture mostly dislike because polyester extragingivally found except a uneven join. silky, rude walk
W dvd
W dvd Prieš 2 mėnesius
2:40 'the lowest unemployment rate in recent history'....
Thomas Mills
Thomas Mills Prieš 2 mėnesius
What about long haul truck drivers who live in their tractors?
Connecticut Ball
Connecticut Ball Prieš 2 mėnesius
Some people do get double-counted.
Jordan Hall
Jordan Hall Prieš 2 mėnesius
“Lowest unemployment in recent history”
Christopher Liang
Christopher Liang Prieš 2 mėnesius
Worked for the Census this year. Field operations ended up being pushed way later and for me was completed in August/September
OutOfCommision Prieš 3 mėnesius
lowest unemployment rate
dunodisko221 Prieš 3 mėnesius
Everybody gangsta until the clock says 11:60 on the 31st.
Shiv Patel
Shiv Patel Prieš 3 mėnesius
“...has the lowest unemployment rate in recent history...” Why did you release this video so early Wendover? Couldn’t ya have waited for some time?
Simon Hadley
Simon Hadley Prieš 3 mėnesius
The biggest problem I saw from this census was the terrible database integration from previous operations. I can't even begin to guess at the untold hours wasted having enumerators visit locations that were already designated as abandoned or nonexistent. Other problems were the sheer number of respondents who had already done the census but still had us coming to their door over and over and over because the system just wasn't getting the data down to the workers. It was so bad as to feel like it was designed to be bad. The entire operation had the feel of a deliberate failure.
MrJadedGreen Prieš 4 mėnesius
First off, we can go to jail for not complying and filling this out. It's that important that we do this. According to them. I got my 2020 papers in the mail like everyone else. Only thing is they put the address number on it as the number followed by a hyphen and the address number again before the street name. That address does not even exist. I figure it was just a typo, go online and fill out what they want, just to get it out of the way. Fast forward a couple of weeks, I receive another census for the correct address here. So by that alone, their numbers are wrong already. This so important we can be locked up in jail paperwork if we do not comply. I say O.K., go online and fill out for the correct address here. Knowing they are wrong already. Have to do what I'm supposed to, so I fill it out again and the numbers are THEIR problem. Again, about a month later, I get a knock at the door and it's a girl here to get my info that they clearly already have. TWICE. So I give it to her and let her know that I already have done this. Now, by my count, they are already off by 2 on their data. If there was more here than just me, then they would be off by that amount tripled. I know I'm not the only one they got screwed up so how correct are their numbers? It's SO important that we can go to jail if we do not fill them out, but it's not important enough for them to do it correctly? Do they go to jail for the mistakes? If it was THAT important, would they not make sure they have it right on their end? Doesn't seem that it's really that important to them or they would make sure it's correct. Of course this day and age, doing things correctly seems to be far less important than they used to be. Especially when it comes to our "by the people, for the people" appointed officials. The census numbers will be so far off and majorly inflated.
Ajw20! Prieš 4 mėnesius
what is the clip at 1:03? it’s a beautiful park!
Vipin P
Vipin P Prieš 4 mėnesius
why don't they just buy all info from facebook?
Enoch Clark Zhao
Enoch Clark Zhao Prieš 4 mėnesius
Me as a Chicago Post Enumerator Surveyor 😇
Donnie Poole
Donnie Poole Prieš 4 mėnesius
So what number am I. O ps that's Wright it illegal for my mom an dad to name me a number. But it's okay for the government to give me a number.
sheila schatz
sheila schatz Prieš 4 mėnesius
WASTE OF TAX $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Naruedyoh Prieš 5 mėnesių
"It's complicated due to having one of the lowest unemployement in recent history" That part has aged so bad so quickly...
Boaz Chapman
Boaz Chapman Prieš 5 mėnesių
2:37 that did not age well
Debra Jenkins
Debra Jenkins Prieš 5 mėnesių
I wonder how many people will die of covid making 2020 cen inaccurate
Code Exodus
Code Exodus Prieš 5 mėnesių
Can knock 207,000+ people off that census now, safe to say C-19 managed to make the process more difficult.
Angela Tucker
Angela Tucker Prieš 5 mėnesių
Not Gods law.. and how stupid to spend our tax dollars on this stuff.. remember we have a deficit?? .
mark grossman
mark grossman Prieš 5 mėnesių
total joke , I tried working for the US Census that had me doing data entry on a ten year old I phone that did not work , their computer system was down on a daily basis , after a couple of days of that I quit!
Eagle View HD
Eagle View HD Prieš 5 mėnesių
The Census Bureau needs to use US Laws to fine people who refuse to complete Census Questionnaire! A couple 5,000 fines will motivate the rest of the country to complete the census!
MegaSwampertGaming Prieš 5 mėnesių
Plot twist, the US has one of it's highest unemployment rates ever...
Guilherme Tavares
Guilherme Tavares Prieš 5 mėnesių
The census here in Brazil is similar. It occurs every 10 years and has a large logistics, but we do not have these forms. The census is made entirely with interviews.
Monozhrome Prieš 5 mėnesių
If you pay middle schoolers minimum wage we'd still be happy to count
Jorge Haswag
Jorge Haswag Prieš 5 mėnesių
How difficult it will be to find workers in 2020... such low unemployment... lol
Sam Barrett
Sam Barrett Prieš 5 mėnesių
2020 has the lowest unemployment rate in history Covid 19: hold my beer
Flying Dutchess
Flying Dutchess Prieš 6 mėnesių
Census is now using smartphones instead of paper. For 2000 Census was giiven 78 phones
Josh Klein
Josh Klein Prieš 6 mėnesių
What exactly does the senses do? I get the idea of counting every American but what does that do for the people participating in this survey?
A Dude
A Dude Prieš 6 mėnesių
2:38 “Given that the country has the lowest unemployment in recent history” Oooooh, um not anymore, quite the opposite actually
zachariahzeno Prieš 6 mėnesių
Enumerators are still out because of COVID.
Mike Mcdaniel
Mike Mcdaniel Prieš 6 mėnesių
18usc sec 241 and 242 look it up and the 5th wtf you are stupid
no Prieš 6 mėnesių
2:39 aged like fine wine
Robert Flores
Robert Flores Prieš 6 mėnesių
literally posted 1 day before covid was announced as a pandemic
LiberalsAreGarbage Prieš 6 mėnesių
The census will never be close to being accurate, as the number of "cockroaches" from other countries, who reside in the U.S. in direct defiance of Federal law, is a number the census cannot acquire with any sort of accuracy....
Eduardo Andrés Castillo Perera
Eduardo Andrés Castillo Perera Prieš 6 mėnesių
The lowest unemployment rate in history Yeah about that ....
Pace119 Prieš 6 mėnesių
8:40 So in mid-March...GLOBAL PANDEMIC! Will they need a do over in 2021 after the COVID, unemployment, riots, and sharply increased murder rates in many US cities?
JxsonKing Prieš 6 mėnesių
2:37 So much for that.
Robin L
Robin L Prieš 7 mėnesių
”Hard to find temp. workers since the US has the lowest unemployement in history” Well, i guess corona took care of that 😅
Pillo Kase
Pillo Kase Prieš 7 mėnesių
my god america is try hard with this. 6 visits, like common
Alex Gully
Alex Gully Prieš 7 mėnesių
2:40 ... that did not age well
Mike Mcdaniel
Mike Mcdaniel Prieš 7 mėnesių
There is no law on taxes and you need to look at the 10th amendment
Mike Hurt
Mike Hurt Prieš 7 mėnesių
I almost got hire to be a Census counter. They offerd $19 an hour but they said it was gonna be for only a month or 2 and I needed more permanent work
Samuel Wang
Samuel Wang Prieš 7 mėnesių
"lowest unemployment rate in recent history" That aged poorly
vxxn santiagx
vxxn santiagx Prieš 7 mėnesių
"Lowest unemployment rate in recent history..." Yeah, this is DEFINITELY from 4 months ago
Peio Ruiz
Peio Ruiz Prieš 7 mėnesių
Sooo, wouldn't it be easier to take the previous census, subtract the dead and emigrants and add births and immigrants?? I guess that the census only counts legal residents, so immigrants that enter the country illegally aren't counted. I'm spanish, idk if there's any problem with that system, I dont even know how it is done in Spain
Jos Geerink
Jos Geerink Prieš 7 mėnesių
2:38 **coronavirus entered the chat**
Avery Teoda
Avery Teoda Prieš 7 mėnesių
"The lowest unemployment rate in history" hahahahaha. Ha. Ha.
Max Dowis
Max Dowis Prieš 7 mėnesių
I was today years old when I realized my family’s decision to move to GJ places me within of zip code of LTlost’s best
Junde Liu
Junde Liu Prieš 8 mėnesių
should be easier since we are all staying at home!
my account
my account Prieš 8 mėnesių
Imagine being unlucky and missing all of those visits from the census, then getting labelled as non-existent
Ninjastahr Prieš 8 mėnesių
"Lowest unemployment rate" - well that was fun while it lasted...
planningperson laidbackdeep
planningperson laidbackdeep Prieš 8 mėnesių
Umm people opposed to gay couples might not do the census
Quabbelfax Prieš 8 mėnesių
2:37 unfortunately the unemployment rate is not that low anymore
Sebastian March
Sebastian March Prieš 8 mėnesių
Shit I'm from Mesa county Colorado
Martin Plas
Martin Plas Prieš 8 mėnesių
this was released 10 days after a large furry covention in dallas
vainolli Prieš 8 mėnesių
Some countries, like mine, have these things called computers. They compute really well, so we have realtime 'census'. Maybe on some day those things will reach your country as well.
Jownadel Prieš 8 mėnesių
"the US has the lowest unemployment rate ... That is definitely true, even with the coronavirus
Samuel Wang
Samuel Wang Prieš 8 mėnesių
"The country currently has the lowest unemployment rate in recent history" COVID19: *I'm going to end this mans career*
Stephen Kahn
Stephen Kahn Prieš 8 mėnesių
Why are you lying to the non Colorado residents? Grand Junction is NO city. It’s a small hick town with a few college students.
Adam Bachtell
Adam Bachtell Prieš 8 mėnesių
wtf I live in GJ that's so random
Wanted Prieš 8 mėnesių
Wendover: "lowest unemployment in history" US: "hold my beer"
Mastacheifa 118
Mastacheifa 118 Prieš 8 mėnesių
This didn’t age well.
Jo Flyer
Jo Flyer Prieš 8 mėnesių
“As the Country has the lowest unemployment rate in recent history” That did not age well
Tony Tech
Tony Tech Prieš 8 mėnesių
What’s the point of taking census during a pandemic? It won’t be accurate.
Yeet ed
Yeet ed Prieš 8 mėnesių
"lowest unemployment rate in recent history". That went out the window huh
Murrrr! Prieš 8 mėnesių
2020 March: Finding 500,000 temp workers isn't exactly easy, since the unemployment is all time low 2020 April: Hold my beer, Corona
Joseph Simone
Joseph Simone Prieš 8 mėnesių
"Lowest unemployment rate" /Looks at date/ Oh no
NovusHampshire Prieš 8 mėnesių
2:35 oof this didn't age too well.
Darren Dube
Darren Dube Prieš 8 mėnesių
"The country currently has the lowest unemployment rate in history" 😂
Elliott Hannant
Elliott Hannant Prieš 8 mėnesių
"Finding half a million temporary workers is difficult as the USA has the lowest unemployment in recent history" That aged well!
Logan Thompson
Logan Thompson Prieš 8 mėnesių
Yeah, lowest unemployment in recent history . . .
MemeDeath GripLord
MemeDeath GripLord Prieš 8 mėnesių
Genuinely a very good video. Thank you.
Lucas Paul
Lucas Paul Prieš 8 mėnesių
Ha LOL! Now they’re are all unemployed! #thankstocovid
Avery Winders
Avery Winders Prieš 8 mėnesių
2:40 RIP.
Austin Stude
Austin Stude Prieš 8 mėnesių
Ehh I was just in grandjunction.
_CT_ 16_
_CT_ 16_ Prieš 8 mėnesių
2:39 that didn’t age well
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