Most genealogists know that the 1940 U.S. census images have been released and are now available to everyone. However, these are images only. The indexes will be added "real soon now." Several organizations, including FamilySearch, are busy with indexing efforts.
Of course, the real question is: "When will my the state I am interested in be finished?" Nobody can tell you the exact date but you can obtain a status report of the efforts at FamilySearch.org.
Go to https://www.familysearch.org/1940census/ and move your mouse over the state that you are interested in. A pop-up will appear showing you the percentage of records that have been indexed so far by FamilySearch.
Some states show zero per cent. One state, Kansas, shows 98%!
My thanks to Judy Crook for telling me about this interesting new infographic.
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