The US Department of Labor has confirmed that tomorrow's scheduled release of payrolls will not go ahead due to the government shutdown. The report is one of the most highly anticipated data points for markets, but the department has not given guidance as to when the report will now come out. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists suggests that the US economy added 180,000 jobs in September, holding the unemployment rate at 7.3%. Without the report, uncertainty will rise for investors as to the health of the US economy and the outlook for Fed policy. (VIEW LINK)
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