Shutdown delays release of unemployment numbers
Release of the latest unemployment figures in Alaska has been delayed by the partial federal government shutdown.
The state labor department says the regular monthly release of figures, scheduled for Friday, will be delayed due to the shutdown.
The agency, in a release, says it will issue September unemployment data when that information is available.
The federal government reopened Thursday after being partially shut down since Oct. 1, after Congress failed to reach agreement on a plan for continued funding.