The 2020 census is scheduled to start on Thursday, October 19.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 1.6 million jobs added in September, an increase of 9.2 percent from September 2018.
It is the largest number of new jobs added since the Census Bureau began tracking jobs in 1980.
More jobs are expected in the future.
The bureau reported on Friday that unemployment was at 4.9 percent, the lowest level since December, and the lowest since February 2017.
In 2018, it was 4.6 percent.
There was a 5.1 percent jump in the number of people without jobs.
“The Labor Department is now forecasting that employment gains of 8.3 million workers will be realized over the next 12 months, a rise of 1.1 million from the 9.1-million-worker gain projected for 2018,” the bureau reported.
Overall, the bureau said the jobs market is stable and the unemployment rate has fallen from 8.2 in May to 7.9 in September.
Bureau of Labor statistics