October Jobs Report Not Delayed, Coming Friday, Labor Department Says

jobs report not delayed Friday

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Labor Department said on Monday that it intends to release the October employment report as scheduled on Friday despite disruption from Hurricane Sandy, delivering the final update on the country's battered jobs market before the Nov. 6 election.

"The employees at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are working hard to ensure the timely release of employment data on Friday, Nov. 2. It is our intention that Friday will be business as usual regarding the October Employment Situation report," Labor spokesman Carl Fillichio said in a statement.






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Richard

It makes no difference what the jobs report will sayu. there are those that either will agree with it and there are others that will say is is BS. My opinion is that the report will be at 7.4 or 7.5%. Believe it or not but things are really starting to turn. It will make no difference who wins the White House, the economy will eventually turn for the better and jobs will again be filled, people will start spending, the deficit WILL start begin to drop, useless government programs will be cut or elininated, housing is recovering, the Dow went from 6000 to over 13000 and individuals 401k and portfolios DID recover unless you sold out and sat on your money.

October 31 2012 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
macbenson5

C'mon! Does anyone harbor any doubt whatsoever that this report won't be a big ol' blast of sunshine right up the rear?

October 31 2012 at 11:11 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Georgia

It may be on time but will it be honest...will California be included?

October 31 2012 at 10:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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barechaser

Don't hold your breath..... California has one of the highest and we pay the most in the nation weather if it's in gas or taxes we pay the most and were left out in the cold as always

October 31 2012 at 10:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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Mary

Then why are they a democratic state? You would think they might change that seeing the condition they are in. *smh

October 31 2012 at 11:33 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down
tricomechco

The report will be out by Friday, how honest it will be is a different story.

October 31 2012 at 10:00 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
jyates1936

I wonder if the BLS will find a way to make the numbers look better in order to help Obama. Its really sad when one can no longer trust anyone to be honest. Thank you Obama for making this country worse. Thank you MSM for not doing your jobs, you braindead liberals. I could go on forever.

October 31 2012 at 9:39 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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Mary

Of course they will fudge the report, they have no choice but to do so. It will be done to boost Obamas ratings. The last one was pumped up and this one will be also.

October 31 2012 at 11:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jahydroseed

Gee, I wonder if the jobs report will report a reduction in unemployment (to later be "adjusted")

October 31 2012 at 9:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
artsstart

Every now and again, the other side likes to claim President Obama doesn't have a record to run on. They're wrong. Here's a taste of why:

(Just a couple of) the Obama Administration's accomplishments:

The first bill President Obama signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, to help women fight back when they don't get equal pay for equal work.

His Recovery Act supported millions of jobs and helped to stave off a second Great Depression.

He pushed for and won middle-class tax cuts that benefitted every American worker, and saved the typical family $3,600 in taxes over the last four years.

President Obama rescued the auto industry, and now GM and Chrysler are healthier than they've ever been. The American auto industry has added nearly a quarter of a million jobs since June 2009 -- and they most likely wouldn't exist right now without President Obama's leadership.

He doubled funding for Pell Grants, helping to make college more affordable for nearly 10 million families.

His student loan reform ended billions in subsidies to banks serving as middlemen and reinvested those savings directly into students.

The President established the American Opportunity Tax Credit, worth up to $10,000 over four years of college.

His Race to the Top Initiative helped spur nearly every state to raise academic standards.

His tax cuts, social-welfare programs, and economic policies lifted nearly 7 million Americans above the federal poverty line in 2010.

President Obama has signed 18 tax cuts for small businesses since taking office.

We've seen 5.2 million new private-sector jobs over the last 31 months.

The unemployment rate is at the lowest level since President Obama took office.

Health care reform -- passed after decades of failed attempts by every previous President -- provides affordable health coverage to every American and will lower premiums by an average of $2,000 per family by 2019.

Obamacare expanded access to lifesaving preventive care such as cancer screenings and immunizations with no out-of-pocket costs for 54 million Americans.

Obamacare ends insurance discrimination against the 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions.

Because of Obamacare, over 3 million more young adults have health insurance today than would if the new law hadn't passed.

The parents of over 17 million children with pre-existing conditions no longer have to worry that their children will be denied coverage.

President Obama has ordered the overhaul of federal government regulations to make them smarter, practical, and more efficient. Just a fraction of these commonsense initiatives will help save businesses $10 billion in the next five years alone.

His historic investments in clean energy have helped more than double the amount of electricity we obtain from wind and solar sources and helped increase biofuel production to its highest level in history.

President Obama is doubling fuel efficiency standards, which will save drivers more than $8,000 at the

October 31 2012 at 8:30 AM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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The Wise One

So let's see what kind of lies Obama's rats come up with THIS time around.

October 31 2012 at 8:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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lasml

Just look at the post from "artsstart" I love the way every liberal puts a spin on the numbers about the jobs Obama has created. Of the 5.2 million jobs they keep claiming that he created (which half is government) over 4 million new jobs were lost at the same time. And GM just sent 450 million of probably our taxpayer money to a South American plant to build a new car. (talk about outsourcing) Health care is going to continue to go up and NOT down but that is another story they will find out about in the next two years (plus their premiums will definitely go up) I love the way they think they are going to get great care at a cheap price. Most Companies will be hiring only part time employees so that they can bypass the Healthcare Act without being penalized, so more people will be unemployed or underemployed (as they are now) Incomes will continue to go down. He will keep spending and America will be in the same shape as the countries over in Europe and his foreign policies are bad. How can he sleep at night after watching Americans being killed in Lybia and refusing to send help. (and I don't believe for a second that he did not know, if he did not, then he does not derserve to be President and why would he keep covering it up for over three weeks and lying to the American people about it) No, I think it is time for NEW and REAL leadership that can work with both sides of Congress and not just Democrats.

October 31 2012 at 8:48 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
laserboy1

The report 2 weeks ago was falsified. California under reported by several million unemployed.

October 31 2012 at 8:16 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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vannipir

That is a bunch of balloney!

October 31 2012 at 9:26 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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barechaser

it's not a bunch of baloney.....I'm one of the unemployed in California which there claiming is 10.2 ....it's more like 15%

October 31 2012 at 9:37 AM Report abuse rate up rate down
thefacts22

Everyone that has any knowledge of business and how any economy works KNOWS that the main reason we are in "an economic downturn"was mainly because the Carter/Clinton laws to promote Banks and Lending institutions for people that could not pay....plus Dodd/Franks and the creation of the "prime Mortage frauds".....The job report if "not rigged" by a corrupt democrat regime should be negative...But well we are used nowdays to be manipulated like dangling clowns

October 31 2012 at 7:19 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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