Census provides temporary employment

The Census provides temporary jobs that currently boost the job market for unemployed U.S. citizens.

As reported by the Associated Press, census workers make up one third of the jobs added to the market in March.

"Over the next two months, another 600,000 to 700,000 census jobs will be added, putting $10 to $25 an hour into the pockets of some desperate job seekers," the Associated Press reported.

Although these jobs only last through mid-July, they are still beneficial in providing income to families.

"It comes at a good time because you're transitioning from an economy that's slowly recovering to sustainable growth," said John Canally, an economist at Boston-based LPL Financial. "This is a good patchwork until then."

Overall, the census paychecks won't be a prominent staple to the economy.

"The government has set aside $7.8 billion to conduct the census. That pales compared with last year's stimulus package of $862 billion,'' the Associated Press reported.

Still, the jobs add some financial relief to people who are in dire need of any source of income.

"Census to the rescue," said 24-year-old Cierra Edwards of Toledo, Ohio. "I was so far behind. Rent started stacking up, bills, diapers."

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