No Jobs Report, Officials Say Too Short-handed, Blame Shutdown


The governmentshutdown has claimed another victim, this one being the monthly jobs report.

The Department of Laborconfirmed the employment data scheduled to be released at the start of themonth will not be sent out.

Officials blamed a short-handedstaff and said there simply aren't enough workers to get the information outamong other essential duties that must be completed.

The last time a jobsreport was delayed happened in 1996 during another government shutdown.

That data came out twoweeks later in that case.