This week brings a deluge of U.S. economic data following delays due to the partial government shutdown, with the closely-watched non-farm payrolls figure for September due for release on Tuesday.
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Analysts polled by Thompson Reuters forecast the U.S. created 180,000 new jobs last month, compared with 169,000 in August.
Markets may shrug off the event since the data won't reflect the impact of the government shutdown. That could see Federal Reserve officials err on the side of caution at next week's policy meeting, which would likely delay any reduction in its monthly $85-billion bond-buying program.
"Any data that comes out, everybody's going to be discounting it and asking how much of that was impacted by the government shutdown and how much of it is real," said Kumar Palghat, Managing Director of Kapstream Capital.
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Discounted or not, what is your prediction for the delayed September non-farm payroll number?