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U.S. October jobs report still due on Friday -Labor Dept

Monday, 29 Oct 2012 | 5:48 PM ET

WASHINGTON, Oct 29 (Reuters) - The U.S. Labor Department said on Monday it intends to release the October employment report as scheduled on Friday despite disruption from Hurricane Sandy, delivering the final update on the country's battered jobs market before the Nov. 6 election.

``The employees at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are working hard to ensure the timely release of employment data on Friday, Nov. 2. It is our intention that Friday will be business as usual regarding the October Employment Situation report,'' Labor spokesman Carl Fillichio said in a statement.

(Reporting By Alister Bull; Editing by James Dalgleish)