Tag Archives: U.S. Census Bureau

Experts worry about errors if census schedule is sped up

After asking for coronavirus-related deadline extensions in April, the Trump administration now appears to be abandoning that request by asking Congress for extra funding to wrap up the 2020 census “as quickly, and safely as possible” in a move that could help ensure the number-crunching for redrawing congressional districts takes place on President Donald Trump’s […]
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Oregon Gov. Brown sets new standards for reopening schools, allocates $28 million to help

For Oregon schools to have any in-person learning this upcoming year, their counties must first meet a series of health metrics concerning COVID-19. Source: Oregon Gov. Brown sets new standards for reopening schools, allocates $28 million to help

Stark racial disparities emerge as families struggle to get enough food

The pandemic has left Black and Hispanic households much worse off than white families. Nearly four in 10 Black and Hispanic households with children are struggling to feed their families during the coronavirus pandemic — a dramatic spike that is exacerbating racial inequities and potentially threatening the health of millions of young Americans. The percentage […]
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How Did Americans Spend Their Stimulus Payments? New Data Offers Clues.

Findings from a new Census Bureau survey show how people at different income levels have used the money in different ways. More than two-thirds of people living in households where someone has received or expects a cash payment under a federal coronavirus relief program have used the money mostly for expenses—particularly costs like housing, utilities […]
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Oregon Workforce and Economic Information: In Honor of Juneteenth: Black Oregonians in the Labor Force

This Friday June 19, celebrate freedom by celebrating Juneteenth! Short for “June Nineteenth,” Juneteenth commemorates the 1865 arrival of federal troops in Galveston, Texas, to ensure that all enslaved people be freed. Their arrival was over two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is considered the longest-running African-American holiday (read more at History.com). […]
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A third of Americans now show signs of clinical anxiety or depression

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Symptoms of anxiety and depression are widespread during the pandemic, according to the Census Bureau’s new Household […]
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2020 Census staff resume work in Oregon

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed the U.S. Census Bureau’s ability to hand-deliver materials and make sure everyone is counted in the 2020 census, the official count of every person in the United States done every decade. Most people already received an invitation in the mail to complete the census. But 27,229 households in Oregon do not […]
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The count must go on, as census operations pick back up

U.S. Census Bureau this week begins delivering Census packets to Oregon household. This year will certainly go down in history as the year of COVID-19 — but it is also a census year. Source: Pamplin Media Group – The count must go on, as census operations pick back up

U.S. Census Bureau field operations to reactivate this summer

Washington County, so far, has the highest response rate in Oregon to the 2020 count. After the U.S. Census Bureau suspended field operations for the 2020 count in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal officials announced last month those operations will restart this summer. Source: Pamplin Media Group – U.S. Census Bureau field operations […]
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With census field operations suspended, government tries to stay flexible

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. Postponed deadlines could mean census data arrives too late to use in 2021 elections. Every ten years, […]
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