Economy | Business

Shutdown Might Mean No Jobs Report, But Does It Matter?

NPR | Oct. 4, 2013 8:38 a.m. | Updated: Oct. 4, 2013 11:50 a.m.

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Jim Zarroli

The Labor Department made it official this morning. It is postponing the September jobs report because of the partial government shutdown. So, at least for a a while, Wall Street will have to do without its favorite data point. Will the missing report really be a problem? And why didn’t the Labor Department just declare the report essential?

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