WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's monthly jobs report is scheduled for release Friday, though the shutdown could affect that. There is a private sector snapshot due out today.
Payroll processor ADP reports on job growth for September. Economists forecast that private employers added 180,000 jobs, which would be in line with August's gain of 176,000. ADP's report covers only private sector hiring and often diverges from the government's more comprehensive jobs report.
Still, the ADP report could be the only measure of September hiring for a while. The Labor Department will have to delay its September jobs report, if the government shutdown goes past Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Monsanto reports its third-quarter financial results before the market opens this morning.
Overseas, the European Central Bank's governing council meets to set monetary policy for the eurozone.