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Unemployment report won't be released this week, weekly claims will

Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center
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Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center

There won't be a "Jobs Friday" this week unless the warring factions in Congress can figure out a way to reopen the government before the end of the week.

Each month's most-watched economic indicator, the nonfarm payrolls report, won't be released on the first Friday as scheduled, according to this notice from the Bureau of Labor Statistics:

Economists had expected the BLS report to show 180,000 new jobs, with the unemployment rate holding steady at 7.3 percent.

This website is currently not being updated due to the suspension of Federal government services. The last update to the site was Monday, September 30. During the shutdown period BLS will not collect data, issue reports, or respond to public inquiries. Updates to the site will start again when the Federal government resumes operations. Revised schedules will be issued as they become available.

That squelches the possibility of a Friday NFP release, though Wednesday's issue of private sector job creation from ADP and Moody's Analytics shouldn't be affected.

However, the Labor Department, which operates independently of the BLS, said it does expect to release its weekly jobless claims report, according to a Reuters report.

A shutdown contingency plan "authorizes the release of the weekly report during a lapse in appropriations."

Separately, the Commerce Department said it also won't be issuing news releases, including its trade and retail sales data.

—By CNBC's Jeff Cox. Follow him on Twitter @JeffCoxCNBCcom.

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