(Washington, DC)  --  The Labor Department will not put out a monthly jobs report today because of the federal government shutdown.  

The employment report is one of Wall Street's most important indicators.  Investors analyze the unemployment rate and consider how much American workers are making and how long their working to predict market trends.  

Without the Labor Department report, investors are relying more heavily on private surveys like the CareerBuilder job prospects survey and the ADP employment change report.