FCW: Census Bureau: Tests show tech is saving time and money

“While the Census Bureau faces multiple challenges to operations for the 2020 population count, officials said the use of tech to obtain responses from U.S. residents and to carry out enumerations on the ground will save time and money.”

“At an Oct. 19 quarterly update, Al Fontenot, associate director of the decennial census program, said the average enumerator completed 1.56 cases per hour worked; the 2010 average was 1.05 per hour.”

“This productivity increase “more than offset the staff shortage,” Fontenot said, referring to the fact that low unemployment is making it difficult for the bureau to hire …”.

“While the results were encouraging, he said, Census will not “depend solely on productivity increases to offset low unemployment numbers throughout the nation, and we need to encourage applicants in other ways.” Read the full article here.

Source: Census Bureau: Tests show tech is saving time and money – By Chase Gunter, 19, 2018. FCW.

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