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What Happens to Jobs Report if Government Shuts Down?

Wall Street Journal (09/27/13) Eric Morath

Next week’s jobs report may be deemed an inessential function of government. If so, and if the federal government shuts down on Tuesday, the report likely would not be released. However, according to a former commissioner of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, the report could possibly be released early. The unemployment survey has been completed, and analysts are processing the information.