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Construction Spending In August … Hard To Say

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A report on U.S. construction spending for August due for release Tuesday is just one victim of the partial government shutdown, the Commerce Department said.

The department said its non-essential services game plan will include shutdowns of the Bureau of Census, which produces the monthly construction spending report as well as the factory orders report that is due on Thursday.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis will be closed due to a lack of funding. The Minority Development Agency, the Economics and Statistics Administration and the Economic Development Administration are among the services in limbo, while the budget deadlock continues, the department said.

Unless the Office of Personnel Management or the Office of Management and Budget orders it to modify its plan, the Commerce Department said it would maintain only its weather, water and climate forecasting, law enforcement for marine fisheries, natural resource damage assessment associated with the Deepwater Horizon incident, water level data services for the nation’s shipping ports, patent and trademark processing, export law enforcement, and operations related to national security.

The Huffington Post reported Tuesday that the Labor Department plans to keep only 2,954 of its 16,304 workers on the job during the budget deadlock.

That would likely cancel Friday’s employment situation report for September, but not the weekly report on unemployment benefits claims, as that data is complied by the states.

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