The Logistics of the US Census

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  1. fegelfatso
    4 dagen geleden

    “The lowest employment rate in...” *Coronavirus has entered the chat* “Oh...”

  2. Muhammadim Yusoff Jamaluddin
    Muhammadim Yusoff Jamaluddin
    5 dagen geleden

    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.

  3. Robert Ale
    Robert Ale
    19 dagen geleden

    So, how did it go?

  4. Lyiam D
    Lyiam D
    20 dagen geleden

    “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 😂😂

  5. Cody Finnegan
    Cody Finnegan
    23 dagen geleden

    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.

  6. Haiwen Gao
    Haiwen Gao
    25 dagen geleden

    2:42 "Lowest unemployment rate" Yeah... about that...

  7. Austin Neece
    Austin Neece
    25 dagen geleden


  8. Jehovah Hohenzollern
    Jehovah Hohenzollern
    25 dagen geleden

    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"

  9. miguel cuello
    miguel cuello
    Maand geleden

    What’s the name of the place showed in 7:40 ?

  10. Alex Wyman
    Alex Wyman
    Maand geleden

    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

  11. Alpaka
    Maand geleden

    The low unemployment thing aged very badly

  12. connor Romero
    connor Romero
    Maand geleden

    What do you mean lowest unemployment rate, this is 2020

  13. Reese Macgowan
    Reese Macgowan
    Maand geleden

    The kid from this town: hey that looks kinda familiar Wendover: SIGN THE PAPER THANK YOU GOODBYE

  14. Enrique Sierra
    Enrique Sierra
    Maand geleden

    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.

  15. PonceyTheBear
    Maand geleden

    lowest unemployment rate XD. That didn't last long

  16. Gabriel Silva Rocha
    Gabriel Silva Rocha
    Maand geleden

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

  17. Gabriel Silva Rocha
    Gabriel Silva Rocha
    Maand geleden

    10:57 Wow, these censes don't actually cite brazillians specifically :/

  18. Gabriel Silva Rocha
    Gabriel Silva Rocha
    Maand geleden

    Is the census in hawaii conventional?

  19. Robert Strong-Morse
    Robert Strong-Morse
    Maand geleden

    "given the record low unenployment" Covid-19 " hold my corona".

  20. Miss Akame
    Miss Akame
    Maand geleden

    I really don't think it was that high this year....

  21. suck mybutt
    suck mybutt
    2 maanden geleden

    Me, a British citizen, watching this on December 31st.

  22. XaverDerSchnitzelFan
    2 maanden geleden

    2:38 dont you mean the highest

  23. Morita Hadad
    Morita Hadad
    2 maanden geleden

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

  24. W dvd
    W dvd
    2 maanden geleden

    2:40 'the lowest unemployment rate in recent history'....

  25. Thomas Mills
    Thomas Mills
    2 maanden geleden

    What about long haul truck drivers who live in their tractors?

  26. Connecticut Ball
    Connecticut Ball
    2 maanden geleden

    Some people do get double-counted.

  27. Jordan Hall
    Jordan Hall
    2 maanden geleden

    “Lowest unemployment in recent history”

  28. Christopher Liang
    Christopher Liang
    2 maanden geleden

    Worked for the Census this year. Field operations ended up being pushed way later and for me was completed in August/September

  29. OutOfCommision
    3 maanden geleden

    lowest unemployment rate

  30. dunodisko221
    3 maanden geleden

    Everybody gangsta until the clock says 11:60 on the 31st.

  31. Shiv Patel
    Shiv Patel
    3 maanden geleden

    “...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?

  32. Simon Hadley
    Simon Hadley
    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  33. MrJadedGreen
    4 maanden geleden

    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.

  34. Ajw20!
    4 maanden geleden

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

  35. Vipin P
    Vipin P
    4 maanden geleden

    why don't they just buy all info from facebook?

  36. Enoch Clark Zhao
    Enoch Clark Zhao
    4 maanden geleden

    Me as a Chicago Post Enumerator Surveyor 😇

  37. Donnie Poole
    Donnie Poole
    4 maanden geleden

    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.

  38. sheila schatz
    sheila schatz
    4 maanden geleden

    WASTE OF TAX $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  39. Naruedyoh
    5 maanden geleden

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

  40. Boaz Chapman
    Boaz Chapman
    5 maanden geleden

    2:37 that did not age well

  41. Debra Jenkins
    Debra Jenkins
    5 maanden geleden

    I wonder how many people will die of covid making 2020 cen inaccurate

  42. Code Exodus
    Code Exodus
    5 maanden geleden

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

  43. Angela Tucker
    Angela Tucker
    5 maanden geleden

    Not Gods law.. and how stupid to spend our tax dollars on this stuff.. remember we have a deficit?? .

  44. mark grossman
    mark grossman
    5 maanden geleden

    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!

  45. Eagle View HD
    Eagle View HD
    5 maanden geleden

    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!

  46. MegaSwampertGaming
    5 maanden geleden

    Plot twist, the US has one of it's highest unemployment rates ever...

  47. Guilherme Tavares
    Guilherme Tavares
    5 maanden geleden

    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.

  48. Monozhrome
    5 maanden geleden

    If you pay middle schoolers minimum wage we'd still be happy to count

  49. Jorge Haswag
    Jorge Haswag
    5 maanden geleden

    How difficult it will be to find workers in 2020... such low unemployment... lol

  50. Sam Barrett
    Sam Barrett
    5 maanden geleden

    2020 has the lowest unemployment rate in history Covid 19: hold my beer

  51. Flying Dutchess
    Flying Dutchess
    6 maanden geleden

    Census is now using smartphones instead of paper. For 2000 Census was giiven 78 phones

  52. Josh Klein
    Josh Klein
    6 maanden geleden

    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?

  53. A Dude
    A Dude
    6 maanden geleden

    2:38 “Given that the country has the lowest unemployment in recent history” Oooooh, um not anymore, quite the opposite actually

  54. zachariahzeno
    6 maanden geleden

    Enumerators are still out because of COVID.

  55. Mike Mcdaniel
    Mike Mcdaniel
    6 maanden geleden

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

  56. no
    6 maanden geleden

    2:39 aged like fine wine

  57. Robert Flores
    Robert Flores
    6 maanden geleden

    literally posted 1 day before covid was announced as a pandemic

  58. LiberalsAreGarbage
    6 maanden geleden

    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....

  59. Eduardo Andrés Castillo Perera
    Eduardo Andrés Castillo Perera
    6 maanden geleden

    The lowest unemployment rate in history Yeah about that ....

  60. Pace119
    6 maanden geleden

    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?

  61. JxsonKing
    6 maanden geleden

    2:37 So much for that.

  62. Robin L
    Robin L
    7 maanden geleden

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

  63. Pillo Kase
    Pillo Kase
    7 maanden geleden

    my god america is try hard with this. 6 visits, like common

  64. Alex Gully
    Alex Gully
    7 maanden geleden

    2:40 ... that did not age well

  65. Mike Mcdaniel
    Mike Mcdaniel
    7 maanden geleden

    There is no law on taxes and you need to look at the 10th amendment

  66. Mike Hurt
    Mike Hurt
    7 maanden geleden

    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

  67. Samuel Wang
    Samuel Wang
    7 maanden geleden

    "lowest unemployment rate in recent history" That aged poorly

  68. vxxn santiagx
    vxxn santiagx
    7 maanden geleden

    "Lowest unemployment rate in recent history..." Yeah, this is DEFINITELY from 4 months ago

  69. Peio Ruiz
    Peio Ruiz
    7 maanden geleden

    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

  70. Jos Geerink
    Jos Geerink
    7 maanden geleden

    2:38 **coronavirus entered the chat**

  71. Avery Teoda
    Avery Teoda
    7 maanden geleden

    "The lowest unemployment rate in history" hahahahaha. Ha. Ha.

  72. Max Dowis
    Max Dowis
    7 maanden geleden

    I was today years old when I realized my family’s decision to move to GJ places me within of zip code of NLlike’s best

  73. Junde Liu
    Junde Liu
    8 maanden geleden

    should be easier since we are all staying at home!

  74. my account
    my account
    8 maanden geleden

    Imagine being unlucky and missing all of those visits from the census, then getting labelled as non-existent

  75. Ninjastahr
    8 maanden geleden

    "Lowest unemployment rate" - well that was fun while it lasted...

  76. planningperson laidbackdeep
    planningperson laidbackdeep
    8 maanden geleden

    Umm people opposed to gay couples might not do the census

  77. Quabbelfax
    8 maanden geleden

    2:37 unfortunately the unemployment rate is not that low anymore

  78. Sebastian March
    Sebastian March
    8 maanden geleden

    Shit I'm from Mesa county Colorado

  79. Martin Plas
    Martin Plas
    8 maanden geleden

    this was released 10 days after a large furry covention in dallas

  80. vainolli
    8 maanden geleden

    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.

  81. Jownadel
    8 maanden geleden

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

  82. Samuel Wang
    Samuel Wang
    8 maanden geleden

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

  83. Stephen Kahn
    Stephen Kahn
    8 maanden geleden

    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.

  84. Adam Bachtell
    Adam Bachtell
    8 maanden geleden

    wtf I live in GJ that's so random

  85. Wanted
    8 maanden geleden

    Wendover: "lowest unemployment in history" US: "hold my beer"

  86. Mastacheifa 118
    Mastacheifa 118
    8 maanden geleden

    This didn’t age well.

  87. Jo Flyer
    Jo Flyer
    8 maanden geleden

    “As the Country has the lowest unemployment rate in recent history” That did not age well

  88. Tony Tech
    Tony Tech
    8 maanden geleden

    What’s the point of taking census during a pandemic? It won’t be accurate.

  89. Yeet ed
    Yeet ed
    8 maanden geleden

    "lowest unemployment rate in recent history". That went out the window huh

  90. Murrrr!
    8 maanden geleden

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

  91. Joseph Simone
    Joseph Simone
    8 maanden geleden

    "Lowest unemployment rate" /Looks at date/ Oh no

  92. NovusHampshire
    8 maanden geleden

    2:35 oof this didn't age too well.

  93. Darren Dube
    Darren Dube
    8 maanden geleden

    "The country currently has the lowest unemployment rate in history" 😂

  94. Elliott Hannant
    Elliott Hannant
    8 maanden geleden

    "Finding half a million temporary workers is difficult as the USA has the lowest unemployment in recent history" That aged well!

  95. Logan Thompson
    Logan Thompson
    8 maanden geleden

    Yeah, lowest unemployment in recent history . . .

  96. MemeDeath GripLord
    MemeDeath GripLord
    8 maanden geleden

    Genuinely a very good video. Thank you.

  97. Lucas Paul
    Lucas Paul
    8 maanden geleden

    Ha LOL! Now they’re are all unemployed! #thankstocovid

  98. Avery Winders
    Avery Winders
    8 maanden geleden

    2:40 RIP.

  99. Austin Stude
    Austin Stude
    8 maanden geleden

    Ehh I was just in grandjunction.

  100. _CT_ 16_
    _CT_ 16_
    8 maanden geleden

    2:39 that didn’t age well