Meanwhile, the census is held every ten years. Not mentioned by the administration is what will happen to these 750,000 people after the census is conducted.
- The Hill -
The once-a-decade census is coming at the best possible time for President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats, who have taken political lumps for more than a year over a jobless rate that stands at 9.7 percent.Some think the administration will get good news as soon as the next monthly labor report, which will be released the first Friday in April.
“This is the best-timed census you could ever dream of,” said Heidi Shierholz, who tracks the labor market at the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute. She believes the March unemployment report will show the economy added jobs instead of subtracting them.
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