U.S. BLS says no indicators to be released during shutdown
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Labor Department's main statistical agency confirmed on Tuesday that it would not release economic reports during a government shutdown.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics produces some of the world's most closely watched economic indicators, including a monthly employment report that was scheduled for release on Friday.
"During the shutdown period BLS will not collect data, issue reports, or respond to public inquiries," the BLS said on its website. "Updates to the site will start again when the Federal government resumes operations. Revised schedules will be issued as they become available."
The Labor Department has previously reported last week it would suspend BLS data releases in the event of a shutdown, but many investors had expressed hopes an exception would be made for the jobs report.
(Reporting by Jason Lange; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)