Federal government offices in Washington are closed Monday and may be shut again Tuesday due to the storm. It isn't clear if the closure would cause a delay in processing the data.
"We will assess the situation when the weather emergency is over and notify the press and public of any changes at that time," said Gary Steinberg, spokesman for the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the data arm of the department.
The Labor Department is also scheduled to release its third quarter employment cost index Wednesday, and the third quarter productivity and weekly jobless claims reports Thursday.
Romney's various reasons for confidence include the belief that "bad jobs number Friday could give final lift," as Politico's Mike Allen noted in the Playbook.
"That is kind of a perverse sentiment," Axelrod said in response on a conference call today. "I think they're going to be disappointed."