Sandy could delay jobs report
October 29th, 2012
12:25 PM ET
10 years ago

Sandy could delay jobs report

New York (CNNMoney) - 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.


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    I don't see why there will be any delay. I'm optimistic about the jobs report. There is alot of holiday hiring going on right now and that should reflect in this report.

    October 29, 2012 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  2. John Swinford

    If the report is delayed, it probably will not be because of the storm. It sounds more like Axelrod and Company covering their bases just in case the numbers come out bad ahead of the election. One might also ask why Obama playing ropey dope with the Benghazi issue. How can a sitting President not get straight answers after a month and a half. Put that off until after the election too?

    October 29, 2012 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  3. Scum1981

    Not sure why there would be a delay, I'm assuming it might be delayed because maybe their server might go down or something so they are not able to compile the data correctly. I'm not sure. I agree with UBS Willard though, it will probably be an improvement due to holiday hiring.

    October 29, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |

    No but Hussein Obama will delay it if it's negative. That's a given.

    October 29, 2012 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  5. Joe B.

    Storm delay my you know what. It appears CNN is already proving cover for Obama not to release the report. Let's make sure to include California and Nevada this time around. The last report left out both of those states and the number appeared lower then what it really was.

    The only real storm coming is on election day when Obama goes down in defeat.

    NOBAMA 2012!

    October 29, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  6. Jeff h

    If it's bad we won't see it. More likely a good report that's revised down later.

    October 29, 2012 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  7. sarge

    Eight more days...

    October 29, 2012 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  8. Sally Bergmoser

    Job report for this week is already leaked.Fact 8.4 %

    October 29, 2012 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  9. The Left Wing

    The anecdotal evidence from the posts here and on the story about Sandy is that many Republicans are vulnerable to conspiracy theories.

    October 29, 2012 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
  10. Rick McDaniel

    That's ok........we all know they won't give us the true numbers, anyway.

    October 29, 2012 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  11. gt

    you mean the obama jobless report....america knows this same old tune....more and more people out of work,....

    October 29, 2012 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  12. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Democrats are always optimistic about jobs reports because we're always happy to know those who are looking for a job got one even though there is much more to be done. Republicans are always expected to be negative about any jobs report because their only job is to be negative and they are always ready to rain on your parade.

    October 29, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    Oh boy...let the right wing conpiracy nonsense flow...

    October 29, 2012 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  14. Crawford Baby!

    Jobs report delayed because of a hurricane? So are we to assume that the hold up on the coverage of Benyazi as well?

    October 29, 2012 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  15. Dean

    No need to's the report: "The Job Situation, Thanks To Obama, Sucks". There, now go back to filling your sandbags.

    October 29, 2012 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |