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NFP Report Cancelled Due to Lack of Funding

It’s official. The government will not release its key monthly jobs report as originally scheduled Friday, the Department of Labor confirmed Thursday.
Citing a “lapse in funding” amid the government shutdown, Department of Labor spokesman Stephan Barr said the report has not yet been rescheduled for release at a later date.

The only other time the jobs report was delayed was in the previous government shutdown in January 1996, when it was released two weeks late.
Since the recession, the report has become the most closely watched indicator on the economy, with the first Friday of each month often being dubbed “Jobs Friday.”

via CNN [1]

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