From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Jan. 4, 1988:
Douglas County residents were being offered a chance of temporary full-time employment with the state census. With the month-long headcount coming up, workers were being hired at $4.10 an hour for 24 census crew positions. Ed Mills, manager of the Job Service Center, 833 Ohio, estimated today that there were 1,200 to 1,300 people in Lawrence currently looking for work. Census takers would be working the last week of January and through February, 40 hours a week. The results of the census were to be compiled by Nov. 4, 1988, and presented in early 1989 to the state legislature. Lawmakers would then be using the data to redraw the boundaries of the 165 legislative districts in time for the 1990 election.