ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor, as well as all other states, will be unable to publish the preliminary state and area unemployment rates and non-farm employment data for September.
The data would normally have been published on the third and fourth Thursdays of this month. But, because of the recent shutdown of the federal government and subsequent interruption of data production, the United States Department of Labor’s (USDOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has directed all states not to release the preliminary September data.
The data is compiled and published in a cooperative agreement between the BLS and the states. The BLS has informed the states that it will not release preliminary September data, but will provide the revised September data for publication with the preliminary October jobless rate and non-farm employment data next month.
Georgia’s October state unemployment rate and non-farm employment data are scheduled to be released on Nov. 21. The area data are scheduled to be released the following week on Nov. 28.