RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — With unemployment hovering at around just 3 percent in Wake County the federal Census Bureau is having a hard time filling the 10,000 workers it needs in the Raleigh Area Census Office for the 2020 headcount.

Right now it has hired just 6,000 workers and Wake County’s planning director is concerned.

“It’s for the next ten years. That’s why every person counts and why we are marketing and promoting as much as we can to make sure that everybody participates in our community so that we get what our community needs,” Tim Maloney told ABC11.

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He fears that if every single person in the county isn’t counted, Wake won’t get its fair share of federal funds – millions of dollars each year.


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