Another casualty of the government shutdown: The monthly jobs report.
The first Friday of the month is normally the time that the Labor Department issues a jobs report, prompting President Obama and aides to focus on the good parts and Republicans to spotlight the bad parts.
But given the government shutdown that began this week, the Labor Department announced this week that "due to the lapse in funding, the Employment Situation release which provides data on employment during the month."
It added: "An alternative release date has not been scheduled."
So for now, we'll have to stick with the jobs report released on Friday, Sept. 6, which showed an unemployment rate of 7.3%.