Latest United States Census News

Utah joins nearly 2 dozen US states spending on 2020 Census

Sep. 17, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly two dozen states are spending millions of dollars to make sure people participate in the 2020 Census amid concerns that undercounting could mean losing critical federal funding or seats in Congress. Utah became the latest on Monday as its GOP-dominated Legislature voted to...

Rise in health uninsured may be linked to immigrants' fears

Sep. 15, 2019 1:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But the new numbers suggest that fears of the Trump administration's immigration...

Editorials from around New York

Sep. 11, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: What John Bolton's Ouster Says About Donald Trump The New York Times Sept. 10 Of the questions surrounding the defenestration of John Bolton as President Trump's third national security adviser — Did he jump? Was he shoved?...

Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade

Sep. 10, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The proportion of Americans without health insurance edged up in 2018 — the first evidence from the government that coverage gains under President Barack Obama's health care law might be eroding under President Donald Trump. The Census Bureau also said in an annual report Tuesday...

States can fight lawsuit to exclude migrants in Census

Sep. 9, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday allowed a coalition of 15 states and several major cities to oppose Alabama's fight to count only citizens and legal residents in U.S. Census numbers used for apportioning congressional seats. U.S. District Judge R. David Proctor granted the coalition's...

Modest hiring enough to fuel sluggish but durable US economy

Sep. 6, 2019 5:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring by U.S. employers was slower but steady in August, and hourly pay jumped — trends that should sustain the U.S. economy's record-long expansion in the coming months. Yet with the economy still under threat from a weak global economy and President Donald Trump's trade war with...

The Latest: US adds just 130K jobs, boosted by Census hiring

Sep. 6, 2019 8:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the August jobs report (all times local): 8:30 a.m. U.S. employers added a modest 130,000 jobs in August, a sign that global economic weakness and President Donald Trump's trade war with China may have begun to slow hiring. The job gains were lifted by the temporary hiring...

Tribal leaders seek accurate census counts on reservations

Sep. 4, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota tribal leaders gathered Tuesday to map out a campaign to help ensure their reservations aren't shortchanged in the 2020 census. Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Mike Faith told the group during a trbial summit at United Tribes Technical College that his tribe has allocated...

North Carolina judges toss districts drawn for GOP advantage

Sep. 3, 2019 8:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judicial panel rejected state legislative district maps Tuesday, saying legislators took extreme advantage in drawing voting districts to help elect a maximum number of Republican lawmakers. The judges gave lawmakers two weeks to try again. The three-judge panel of...

Short-lived partnership between Census and Muslim group over

Sep. 3, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A partnership between the U.S. Census Bureau and an Islamic civil rights group has ended just days after it was announced, following a backlash from conservative media. The Department of Commerce — the agency that oversees the Census Bureau — confirmed to The Associated...