The department is authorized to enter into negotiations with the United States Bureau of the Census to expand the current population survey for a sample of up to 35,000 households in California. The department shall report its findings and the result of the negotiations to the Legislature. At such time as the Bureau of the Census is prepared to undertake the workload involved in expanding California’s portion of the population survey, the department shall submit to the Legislature a budget request for funds not available from other sources to finance a contract with the Bureau of the Census. When sufficient funds are made available through the budget process or from other sources, the department is authorized to contract with the Bureau of the Census for the purpose of expanding the current population survey to a sample of up to 35,000 households in California. Based on the results of the expanded survey, the department shall compile and publish monthly information pertaining to employment and unemployment and shall provide such information to state governmental entities, including the Legislature, which are responsible for preparing state economic projections and revenue estimates.