The Labor Department put out this statement regarding the possible delay in the release of the final jobs report pre-Election Day:
WaPo: “The employees at the Bureau of Labor Statistics are working hard to ensure the timely release of employment data on Friday, November 2,” the BLS said in a statement. “It is our intention that Friday will be business as usual regarding the October Employment Situation Report.”
No matter what they eventually say or do, the GOP will call it a conspiracy to aid and abet President Obama’s re-election… unless the numbers are reported on time and are worse than they are now (last time unemployment dropped from 8.1 to 7.8%). Then they’ll support whatever the Department of Labor puts out.
That was today’s Quickie. Will you still respect me in the morning?