The U.S. economy created just 151,000 jobs in January amid multiple other signs that growth is slowing, though the unemployment rate fell to 4.9 percent.» Read More
There is a national emergency that no one is talking about: The existing drivers of job creation are dying, says Ryan Streeter.
Ford CEO Mark Fields said labor market improvement, as well as low interest rates and energy prices, will continue to fuel consumer spending.
America's central bankers were selling arguably the best and the safest fixed-income assets on the planet, for very good reasons.
Despite strong job growth, Friday's December report showed blemishes, former U.S Labor Secretary Robert Reich contended.
The government said the unemployment rate was steady in December. But what's the real unemployment rate?
Expectations for Fed rate hikes in 2016 rose Friday after a jobs report that came in far ahead of Wall Street expectations.
The U.S. economy closed out 2015 with a huge round of job creation.
Fed funds futures are now not pricing in the next rate hike until June, according to CME's closely watched FedWatch tool.
U.S.-based firms laid off 23,622 employees in December — the fewest since 2000 — according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
The markets can weather a "one and done" Fed rate hike, but any more increases could prove disastrous, BK Asset Management's Boris Schlossberg says.
The number of Americans filing for benefits fell, suggesting the labor market remains firm even as economic growth appears to have slowed sharply.
The Fed vice chairman also said North Korea's claim to have successfully tested a hydrogen bomb has increased uncertainty.
Private companies created far more jobs than expected in December, a bright sign for an economy that has been otherwise struggling, according to ADP.
Now that it raised rates for the first time in nearly a decade, the Fed faces two new challenges going forward, says former Fed official James Kahn.
U.S. franchisees added nearly twice as many jobs as the previous month, ADP says.
Small businesses in 2015 saw their softest year of employment growth since 2011, according to data released Tuesday.
U.S. manufacturing contracted in December, according to the latest ISM manufacturing index reading.
One of the Fed's hawkish officials said she is not opposed to her colleagues' view that the U.S. central bank needs to raise rates only four times.
"The Fed only has to move a little bit to have a broader ripple effect," says Peter Boockvar of The Lindsey Group.
Warmer-than-normal temperatures across much of the nation did nothing to heat up home sales in November.