With less than a month to go before the U.S. Census Bureau kicks off its headcount of every person in the country, Montana has only hired half of the workers it says it needs. The bureau is still seeking temporary workers leading up to census day on Apr. 1.
There are currently 2,400 projected temporary workers for Montana’s census, though no one has been officially hired yet.
4,000 enumerators going door-to-door is the bureau’s hiring goal.
U.S. Census Spokesperson of Montana Josh Manning says that if this number isn’t met by the census day, workers from nearby locations will travel to areas that are lacking.