BLS website crashes

@CNNMoney August 5, 2011: 11:47 AM ET
BLS website crashes, payroll jobs report unavailable

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The Bureau of Labor Statistics website crashed Friday morning, and a highly anticipated monthly report on payrolls and the unemployment rate was not available online for about an hour.

The site was down for at least half an hour after the payroll report was released at 8:30 a.m. ET. The site came back on but failed to update and only old reports could be accessed.

The BLS website updated the payroll report, which proved a surprising bright spot, at about 9:30 a.m.

"The reason the website was down is that the service was overwhelmed by the number of inquires," said BLS spokeswoman Stacey Standish. "We're working to make sure this doesn't happen in the future. There was a lot of interest in the report."

July jobs report: Hiring picks up

The report was the subject of intense investor focus, partly because of the ongoing concern about the job market, and also because it followed a bloody day on Wall Street.

On Thursday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 512 points, the ninth-steepest drop in its history, fueled by fears about the global economy. To top of page

Overnight Avg Rate Latest Change Last Week
30 yr fixed3.80%3.88%
15 yr fixed3.20%3.23%
5/1 ARM3.84%3.88%
30 yr refi3.82%3.93%
15 yr refi3.20%3.23%
Rate data provided
View rates in your area
Find personalized rates:
Economic Calendar
Latest ReportNext Update
Home pricesAug 28
Consumer confidenceAug 28
GDPAug 29
Manufacturing (ISM)Sept 4
JobsSept 7
Inflation (CPI)Sept 14
Retail sales Sept 14
  • -->

    Most stock quote data provided by BATS. Market indices are shown in real time, except for the DJIA, which is delayed by two minutes. All times are ET. Disclaimer. Morningstar: © 2018 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Factset: FactSet Research Systems Inc. 2018. All rights reserved. Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved. Dow Jones: The Dow Jones branded indices are proprietary to and are calculated, distributed and marketed by DJI Opco, a subsidiary of S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC and have been licensed for use to S&P Opco, LLC and CNN. Standard & Poor's and S&P are registered trademarks of Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC and Dow Jones is a registered trademark of Dow Jones Trademark Holdings LLC. All content of the Dow Jones branded indices © S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC 2018 and/or its affiliates.