You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Celtics Live



4th Quarter 8:23

Mass. jobless report delayed

Massachusetts has put off issuing the state’s unemployment numbers for September — along with other key economic data — because of the federal government’s partial shutdown, state labor department officials said Wednesday.

Officials said the Massachusetts data is analyzed and compiled by the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Continue reading below

The bureau has not collected data, released a national jobs report, or responded to public inquiries since the suspension of some government services earlier this month over the spending and deficit standoff in Washington, D.C.

In August, the state’s unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent, almost a percentage point higher than it was during the spring.

State officials said an alternative release date for September data has not been scheduled.

Loading comments...

Wake up with today's top stories.

Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of