The answer is the census work is done by a large number of part time workers. They do not put in in 8 hour days for 5 days a week. Some do, but the overwhelming majority don't. It's more like 4 hours today, 0 hours tomorrow, and maybe 0 hours the day after that ~ and sometimes there are breaks for weeks.
It depends on how many part timers they've got, and where the work takes place.
posted on 03/08/2010 6:24:51 AM PST
("Git Out The Way")
To: muawiyah; USS Alaska
Even part time, how many hours does it take 1.2 million to count only a small portion of 310 million - since (as USS Alaska pointed out) the Census only sends out "workers" to families that did not answer and mail back their Census forms?
If that small portion is 10-15%, or 31-46 million, that comes to 26-39 people to count for each "worker." Subtracting even 50% of the Census staff for "management" and "support" staff and that's still 52-78 people to count for each actual Census counter!
posted on 03/08/2010 6:48:10 AM PST
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