Chris Isidore
October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy could cause a delay in the release of the highly-anticipated October jobs report set for this Friday.

The report is normally released at 8:30 a.m. ET the first Friday of the month. This month’s report is the final reading on the health of the job market before the presidential election.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics said Monday it hopes to stay on the normal schedule and is working hard to try to do so. But because of the shutdown of federal government offices due to the storm Monday, the department is not certain whether it will be able to meet that schedule.

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