Pay varies widely for 2020 Census field workers

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The Census Bureau is busy with a lot of things now, including hiring hundreds of thousands of temporary, part-time enumerators. They’ll go door-to-door throughout the nation, helping make sure everyone is counted. But the hourly pay varies from $13 or $14 an hour in southern, rural areas to nearly $30 an hour in places like San Francisco. For more on the enumerator program, Federal Drive with Tom Temin was joined by the bureau’s associate director for field operations, Tim Olson.

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