The Logistics of the US Census

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  • Blank. I thought that's what the video would be

    Gaming EliteGaming Elite28 օր առաջ
  • “The lowest employment rate in...” *Coronavirus has entered the chat* “Oh...”

    fegelfatsofegelfatsoԱմիս առաջ
  • 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.

    Muhammadim Yusoff JamaluddinMuhammadim Yusoff JamaluddinԱմիս առաջ
  • So, how did it go?

    Robert AleRobert AleԱմիս առաջ
  • “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 😂😂

    Lyiam DLyiam D2 ամիս առաջ
  • 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.

    Cody FinneganCody Finnegan2 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:42 "Lowest unemployment rate" Yeah... about that...

    Haiwen GaoHaiwen Gao2 ամիս առաջ

    Austin NeeceAustin Neece2 ամիս առաջ
  • 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"

    Jehovah HohenzollernJehovah Hohenzollern2 ամիս առաջ
  • What’s the name of the place showed in 7:40 ?

    miguel cuellomiguel cuello2 ամիս առաջ
  • 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

    Alex WymanAlex Wyman2 ամիս առաջ
  • The low unemployment thing aged very badly

    AlpakaAlpaka2 ամիս առաջ
  • What do you mean lowest unemployment rate, this is 2020

    connor Romeroconnor Romero2 ամիս առաջ
  • The kid from this town: hey that looks kinda familiar Wendover: SIGN THE PAPER THANK YOU GOODBYE

    Reese MacgowanReese Macgowan2 ամիս առաջ
  • 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.

    Enrique SierraEnrique Sierra2 ամիս առաջ
  • lowest unemployment rate XD. That didn't last long

    PonceyTheBearPonceyTheBear2 ամիս առաջ
  • 10:57 If you're haitian, do you account your race in either latino/hispanical or black/african? Or in both?

    Gabriel Silva RochaGabriel Silva Rocha3 ամիս առաջ
  • 10:57 Wow, these censes don't actually cite brazillians specifically :/

    Gabriel Silva RochaGabriel Silva Rocha3 ամիս առաջ
  • Is the census in hawaii conventional?

    Gabriel Silva RochaGabriel Silva Rocha3 ամիս առաջ
  • "given the record low unenployment" Covid-19 " hold my corona".

    Robert Strong-MorseRobert Strong-Morse3 ամիս առաջ
  • I really don't think it was that high this year....

    Miss AkameMiss Akame3 ամիս առաջ
  • Me, a British citizen, watching this on December 31st.

    suck mybuttsuck mybutt3 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:38 dont you mean the highest

    XaverDerSchnitzelFanXaverDerSchnitzelFan3 ամիս առաջ
  • The probable texture mostly dislike because polyester extragingivally found except a uneven join. silky, rude walk

    Morita HadadMorita Hadad3 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:40 'the lowest unemployment rate in recent history'....

    W dvdW dvd3 ամիս առաջ
  • What about long haul truck drivers who live in their tractors?

    Thomas MillsThomas Mills3 ամիս առաջ
  • Some people do get double-counted.

    Connecticut BallConnecticut Ball3 ամիս առաջ
  • “Lowest unemployment in recent history”

    Jordan HallJordan Hall4 ամիս առաջ
  • Worked for the Census this year. Field operations ended up being pushed way later and for me was completed in August/September

    Christopher LiangChristopher Liang4 ամիս առաջ
  • lowest unemployment rate

    OutOfCommisionOutOfCommision4 ամիս առաջ
  • Everybody gangsta until the clock says 11:60 on the 31st.

    dunodisko221dunodisko2214 ամիս առաջ
  • “...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?

    Shiv PatelShiv Patel4 ամիս առաջ
  • 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.

    Simon HadleySimon Hadley4 ամիս առաջ
  • 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.

    MrJadedGreenMrJadedGreen5 ամիս առաջ
  • what is the clip at 1:03? it’s a beautiful park!

    Ajw20!Ajw20!5 ամիս առաջ
  • why don't they just buy all info from facebook?

    Vipin PVipin P5 ամիս առաջ
  • Me as a Chicago Post Enumerator Surveyor 😇

    Enoch Clark ZhaoEnoch Clark Zhao6 ամիս առաջ
  • 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.

    Donnie PooleDonnie Poole6 ամիս առաջ
  • "It's complicated due to having one of the lowest unemployement in recent history" That part has aged so bad so quickly...

    NaruedyohNaruedyoh6 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:37 that did not age well

    Boaz ChapmanBoaz Chapman6 ամիս առաջ
  • I wonder how many people will die of covid making 2020 cen inaccurate

    Debra JenkinsDebra Jenkins6 ամիս առաջ
  • Can knock 207,000+ people off that census now, safe to say C-19 managed to make the process more difficult.

    Code ExodusCode Exodus6 ամիս առաջ
  • Not Gods law.. and how stupid to spend our tax dollars on this stuff.. remember we have a deficit?? .

    Angela TuckerAngela Tucker6 ամիս առաջ
  • 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!

    mark grossmanmark grossman7 ամիս առաջ
  • 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!

    Eagle View HDEagle View HD7 ամիս առաջ
  • Plot twist, the US has one of it's highest unemployment rates ever...

    MegaSwampertGamingMegaSwampertGaming7 ամիս առաջ
  • 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.

    Guilherme TavaresGuilherme Tavares7 ամիս առաջ
  • If you pay middle schoolers minimum wage we'd still be happy to count

    MonozhromeMonozhrome7 ամիս առաջ
  • How difficult it will be to find workers in 2020... such low unemployment... lol

    Jorge HaswagJorge Haswag7 ամիս առաջ
  • 2020 has the lowest unemployment rate in history Covid 19: hold my beer

    Sam BarrettSam Barrett7 ամիս առաջ
  • Census is now using smartphones instead of paper. For 2000 Census was giiven 78 phones

    Flying DutchessFlying Dutchess7 ամիս առաջ
  • 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?

    Josh KleinJosh Klein7 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:38 “Given that the country has the lowest unemployment in recent history” Oooooh, um not anymore, quite the opposite actually

    A DudeA Dude7 ամիս առաջ
  • Enumerators are still out because of COVID.

    zachariahzenozachariahzeno7 ամիս առաջ
  • 18usc sec 241 and 242 look it up and the 5th wtf you are stupid

    Mike McdanielMike Mcdaniel7 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:39 aged like fine wine

    nono7 ամիս առաջ
  • literally posted 1 day before covid was announced as a pandemic

    Robert FloresRobert Flores7 ամիս առաջ
  • 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....

    B.W.FontaineB.W.Fontaine7 ամիս առաջ
  • The lowest unemployment rate in history Yeah about that ....

    Eduardo Andrés Castillo PereraEduardo Andrés Castillo Perera7 ամիս առաջ
  • 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?

    Pace119Pace1197 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:37 So much for that.

    JxsonKingJxsonKing8 ամիս առաջ
  • ”Hard to find temp. workers since the US has the lowest unemployement in history” Well, i guess corona took care of that 😅

    Robin LRobin L8 ամիս առաջ
  • my god america is try hard with this. 6 visits, like common

    Pillo KasePillo Kase8 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:40 ... that did not age well

    Alex GullyAlex Gully8 ամիս առաջ
  • There is no law on taxes and you need to look at the 10th amendment

    Mike McdanielMike Mcdaniel8 ամիս առաջ
  • 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

    Mike HurtMike Hurt8 ամիս առաջ
  • "lowest unemployment rate in recent history" That aged poorly

    Samuel WangSamuel Wang8 ամիս առաջ
  • "Lowest unemployment rate in recent history..." Yeah, this is DEFINITELY from 4 months ago

    vxxn santiagxvxxn santiagx8 ամիս առաջ
  • 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

    Peio RuizPeio Ruiz9 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:38 **coronavirus entered the chat**

    Jos GeerinkJos Geerink9 ամիս առաջ
  • "The lowest unemployment rate in history" hahahahaha. Ha. Ha.

    Avery TeodaAvery Teoda9 ամիս առաջ
  • I was today years old when I realized my family’s decision to move to GJ places me within of zip code of AMwine’s best

    Max DowisMax Dowis9 ամիս առաջ
  • should be easier since we are all staying at home!

    Junde LiuJunde Liu9 ամիս առաջ
  • Imagine being unlucky and missing all of those visits from the census, then getting labelled as non-existent

    my accountmy account9 ամիս առաջ
  • "Lowest unemployment rate" - well that was fun while it lasted...

    NinjastahrNinjastahr9 ամիս առաջ
  • Umm people opposed to gay couples might not do the census

    planningperson laidbackdeepplanningperson laidbackdeep9 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:37 unfortunately the unemployment rate is not that low anymore

    QuabbelfaxQuabbelfax9 ամիս առաջ
  • Shit I'm from Mesa county Colorado

    Sebastian MarchSebastian March9 ամիս առաջ
  • this was released 10 days after a large furry covention in dallas

    Martin PlasMartin Plas9 ամիս առաջ
  • 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.

    vainollivainolli9 ամիս առաջ
  • "the US has the lowest unemployment rate ... That is definitely true, even with the coronavirus

    JownadelJownadel9 ամիս առաջ
  • "The country currently has the lowest unemployment rate in recent history" COVID19: *I'm going to end this mans career*

    Samuel WangSamuel Wang9 ամիս առաջ
  • 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.

    Stephen QuinnaStephen Quinna9 ամիս առաջ
  • wtf I live in GJ that's so random

    Adam BachtellAdam Bachtell9 ամիս առաջ
  • Wendover: "lowest unemployment in history" US: "hold my beer"

    WantedWanted10 ամիս առաջ
  • This didn’t age well.

    Mastacheifa 118Mastacheifa 11810 ամիս առաջ
  • “As the Country has the lowest unemployment rate in recent history” That did not age well

    Jo FlyerJo Flyer10 ամիս առաջ
  • What’s the point of taking census during a pandemic? It won’t be accurate.

    Tony TechTony Tech10 ամիս առաջ
  • "lowest unemployment rate in recent history". That went out the window huh

    Yeet edYeet ed10 ամիս առաջ
  • 2020 March: Finding 500,000 temp workers isn't exactly easy, since the unemployment is all time low 2020 April: Hold my beer, Corona

    Murrrr!Murrrr!10 ամիս առաջ
  • "Lowest unemployment rate" /Looks at date/ Oh no

    Joseph SimoneJoseph Simone10 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:35 oof this didn't age too well.

    NovusHampshireNovusHampshire10 ամիս առաջ
  • "The country currently has the lowest unemployment rate in history" 😂

    Darren DubeDarren Dube10 ամիս առաջ
  • "Finding half a million temporary workers is difficult as the USA has the lowest unemployment in recent history" That aged well!

    Elliott HannantElliott Hannant10 ամիս առաջ
  • Yeah, lowest unemployment in recent history . . .

    Logan ThompsonLogan Thompson10 ամիս առաջ
  • Genuinely a very good video. Thank you.

    MemeDeath GripLordMemeDeath GripLord10 ամիս առաջ
  • Ha LOL! Now they’re are all unemployed! #thankstocovid

    Lucas PaulLucas Paul10 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:40 RIP.

    Avery WindersAvery Winders10 ամիս առաջ
  • Ehh I was just in grandjunction.

    Austin StudeAustin Stude10 ամիս առաջ
  • 2:39 that didn’t age well

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