The U.S. Labor Department said in a memo on Friday it would not issue its closely-watched monthly employment report next week should the government shut down on Monday.
"All survey and other program operations will cease and the public website will not be updated," Erica Groshen, the commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, said in a memo published on the department's website.
The latest monthly U.S. nonfarm payrolls report, which sets the tone for financial markets worldwide, is due for release at 8:30 a.m. EDT on Oct. 4.
Economists currently expect to see 180,000 jobs were added to nonfarm payrolls, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters.
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Whole swaths of the U.S. federal government could shut down next week if the Congress does not approve extensions to department budgets due to expire on Monday.