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Thursday, October 17, 2013

BLS: September Employment Report to be released Tuesday, October 22nd

by Calculated Risk on 10/17/2013 04:38:00 PM

From the BLS: Updated Schedule of BLS News Releases

See the table below for some of the updated dates.

There will be concerns about the data for some time (this is the October employment report reference week). As an example, from the Cleveland Fed: Implications of the Government Shutdown on Inflation Estimates

Each month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases estimates of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and the Producer Price Index (PPI). The government shutdown, which ended late on October 16, caused a delay in the release of these statistics and many of the statistics and data products that rely on them. But the shutdown will also affect the accuracy of these statistics for months to come. This article outlines the impact of the shutdown, particularly on the accuracy of the CPI.

The repercussions on CPI estimates will continue for at least seven months. Some of these repercussions will occur later this month, but the majority of the influence will occur the next month, in November, when the monthly overall inflation estimates derived from the CPI will be subject to significant error.
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Here are a few of the schedule changes:

ReleaseReference PeriodPreviously Scheduled Release DateRevised Release Date
Metropolitan Area Employment and UnemploymentAug-13Wednesday, October 02, 2013Monday, October 21, 2013
Employment SituationSep-13Friday, October 04, 2013Tuesday, October 22, 2013
U.S. Import and Export Price IndexesSep-13Thursday, October 10, 2013Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Job Openings and Labor Turnover SurveyAug-13Tuesday, October 08, 2013Thursday, October 24, 2013
Producer Price IndexSep-13Friday, October 11, 2013Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Consumer Price IndexSep-13Wednesday, October 16, 2013Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Real EarningsSep-13Wednesday, October 16, 2013Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Employment SituationOct-13Friday, November 01, 2013Friday, November 08, 2013