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Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:30 PM

Labor Department: Full Intention To Release Jobs Report Friday

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Labor Department: Full Intention To Release Jobs Report Friday

BRIAN BEUTLER 12:51 PM EDT, MONDAY OCTOBER 29, 2012

In response to initial reports that the Department of Labor might have to delay release of Friday's monthly employment report because of Hurricane Sandy, DOL spokesman Carl Fillichio sends over the following statement.

"The employees at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are working hard to ensure the timely release of employment data on Friday, November 2. It is our intention that Friday will be business as usual regarding the October Employment Situation Report."

The initial reports briefly fueled speculation that the jobs data, good or bad, wouldn't be revealed until after the election.

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DonViejo Oct 2012 OP
Democratopia Oct 2012 #1
AaronMayorga Oct 2012 #3
BainsBane Oct 2012 #5
mathematic Oct 2012 #6
alp227 Oct 2012 #2
AaronMayorga Oct 2012 #4
mathematic Oct 2012 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:32 PM

1. Gallup at 7.1% so let's hope it is good news!

 

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Response to Democratopia (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:36 PM

3. Hopefully Gallup is only an outlier when it comes to Presidential polling and not unemployment! n/t

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Response to Democratopia (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:39 PM

5. How closely does Gallup generally track

to BLS numbers?

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Response to Democratopia (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:24 PM

6. That 7.1% is not seasonally adjusted

So it's not comparable to the headline BLS number, which IS seasonally adjusted.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 01:43 PM

2. were there similar reports back in late Oct. 2008 about delaying the jobs numbers?

Gee, the conspiracy-mongering has ratcheted up under Obama. The economy was REALLY bad in the fall of 2008, so were some beltway insiders speculating about the USDOL delaying the jobs numbers til after election day due to concern of unfairly swinging the election for Obama?

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Response to alp227 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 02:38 PM

4. There's a bunch of people saying that Hurricane Sandy is a conspiracy caused by HAARP.

It's getting ridiculous!

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Response to alp227 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 29, 2012, 03:29 PM

7. Election day was before the bls report in '08.

Election day: 1st tuesday after the 1st monday in nov
BLS day: first friday of the month (usually)

In '08 these fell in the same week. So to answer you question, no, there weren't similar reports about delaying the jobs number in '08.

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