In a word: Yes.
We ask, New York magazine answers:
"[B]y tonight, the president will know how many jobs the U.S. economy added in August, a day before the rest of the country. The all-important non-farm payrolls report, which is released on the first Friday of every month, is available to the president the day before, provided he can find a secured line to call in to his economic advisors."
***Read the rest of Slate’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention.***