Labor Dept. May Hold Jobs Report

Hurricane Sandy is literally putting a damper on everything—even everyone’s favorite monthly data announcement. The U.S. Labor Department is waiting until the “weather emergency” subsides to determine whether they’ll go ahead with the Friday release of October’s jobs report. The U.S. Census Bureau is also deliberating whether or not it will hold onto the economic reports it had planned to release this week. Typically influential on political polls, October’s jobs report will be the last released before Election Day.