Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published October 11, 2013 at 1:00 PM | Page modified October 11, 2013 at 1:06 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (5)
  • Print

Shutdown means state can’t report Sept. unemployment rate

State officials said they’ve not been able to get data from the federal government due to the shutdown.


Seattle Times business reporter

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
I'm very glad the Seattle Times is digging and finding things that are shut down due to... MORE
The state couldn't report how many people signed up for Obamacare either, and that was... MORE
After WW2 we had huge debt. What did they do when recession looked imminent? Look... MORE

advertising

Washington state’s Employment Security Department said Friday that because of the federal shutdown, it will not be able to report the September jobless rate next week.

“The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics is closed and hasn’t been able to transfer the necessary data to the states,” the department said in a statement.

Also, the agency noted that nearly all of its labor-market information staff is on furlough due to a halt in federal funds.

State officials had planned to report Washington’s September unemployment rate on Wednesday. The department said the report is delayed indefinitely, adding that once the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is open again, “we will learn if and when there will be a September report.”

The state’s unemployment rate was 7 percent in August, up from 6.9 percent in July.

Amy Martinez: 206-464-2923 or amartinez@seattletimes.com. On Twitter: @amyemartinez



News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Get ready for 2015

Get ready for 2015

The Seattle Times 12-month wall calendar features hand-picked photos of life in the Pacific Northwest. Order while supplies last!

Advertising

Advertising

The Seattle Times Historical Archives

Browse our newspaper page archives from 1900-1984


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►