WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor today issued the following statement about previously scheduled economic data:
"Because of the Oct. 1-16 lapse in appropriations, the previously scheduled economic data releases, compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, have been rescheduled:
"The Employment Situation report for September 2013 will be released at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 22. It had originally been scheduled for release on Oct. 4. The Employment Situation report for the month of October will be issued on Nov. 8. It had been scheduled for Nov. 1. The monthly reports provide data that includes the number of unemployed persons, the unemployment rate, and nonfarm payroll employment.
"The Consumer Price Index, September 2013, will be released at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 30. It was originally scheduled for Oct. 16. The index is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by urban consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services.
"BLS also has rescheduled other releases, and their new release dates can be found at http://www.bls.gov/bls/updated_release_schedule.htm.
"They include the Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment report, which has a revised release date of Oct. 21; the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, rescheduled for Oct. 24; the U.S. Import and Export Price Indexes, now set for Oct. 23; the Producer Price Index, rescheduled for Oct. 29; Real Earnings, set for Oct. 30; and the Employment Cost Index, rescheduled for release on Nov. 19.
"An announcement regarding other BLS releases that were delayed by the lapse in appropriations, and their new release dates, will be made later this month."