The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has postponed the release the September 2013 Employment Situation report compiled by the DOL’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) originally planned for Friday, October 4, 2013 “due to the lapse in funding” and an alternative release date has not yet been scheduled, according to news release available at http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/opa/OPA20132030.htm.
The full statement on the release of September 2013 employment numbers from the DOL reads as follows:
“Due to the lapse in funding, the Employment Situation release which provides data on employment during the month of September, compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, will not be issued as scheduled on Friday, October 4, 2013. An alternative release date has not been scheduled. The Employment Situation release includes the unemployment rate (from the household survey) and payroll employment (from the business establishment survey).”
According to the September 2013 ADP National Employment Report® released on October 2, 2013 by Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics, private sector employment in the United States increased by 166,000 jobs from August 2013 to September 2013. The complete September 2013 ADP National Employment Report is available at http://www.adpemploymentreport.com/2013/September/NER/NER-September-2013.aspx.
The August 2013 Employment Situation report showed that total nonfarm payroll employment in the United States increased by 169,000 jobs during that month while the unemployment rate edged down to 7.3 percent and the number of unemployed persons dropped to 11.3 million. The Employment Situation Report from the BLS is usually released on the first Friday of each month at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/empsit.pdf.
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