Hurricane Sandy expected to impact on US job growth
7 December 2012 Last updated at 09:15 GMT
Hurricane Sandy is expected to have slowed US employment figures, with a sharp drop in hiring.
Economists predict the storm reduced jobs by forcing businesses to close and left many unable to work.
This comes after the closure of Twinkie-maker Hostess, resulting in the loss of more than 15,000 jobs.
Michelle Fleury reports from New Jersey.