"America is pretending like we're this island," when all other major central banks are easing, market watcher Mark Grant tells CNBC.» Read More
March's jobs report was strong enough to show an improving hiring picture but soft enough to keep the Fed from moving quicker to reduce monetary stimulus.
Knowing the number of people who are unemployed is a key way to measure the state of the economy. So how is unemployment actually measured? CNBC explains.
The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that the unemployment rate hit 6.7% in March—but does that rate tell the real story?
The Fed must ensure its forward guidance is flexible enough to allow it to respond to changing conditions, a top Fed official said.
Job creation returned to form in March as companies shook off the winter blues and started hiring again.
Discounting this winter's frigid weather, strategist Lou Brien tells CNBC why he thinks Friday's jobs report will fall short of consensus estimates.
The economy created nearly 200,000 private-sector jobs last month, feeding hopes over a labor market thaw ahead of Friday's jobs data.
The ECB meets Thursday and here's the dilemma it faces,says Mohamed El-Erian.
New U.S. factory orders rebounded in February, with shipments posting their biggest gain in seven months as the economy rebounded.
U.S. manufacturing slowed in March after nearing a four-year high, but the rate of growth remained strong, an industry report showed.
Applications for U.S. home mortgages fell last week on lower refinancing demand, an industry group said on Wednesday.
Professor Moorad Choudhry says that Western economies will not be able to compete if the system carries on like this.
The federal minimum wage has been below what it should be to keep a family afloat. Should it be raised and how much?
There is still room for the Federal Reserve to help the economy through its "extraordinary" monetary policy, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said.
Friday's March jobs report is especially critical following the weak winter numbers and the impending midterms, POLITICO's Ben White says.
The pace of business activity in the U.S. Midwest fell to its lowest since August, resuming its recent trend of slower regional growth.
Is the economy really losing steam, or should we simply blame the weather? A big clue will come Friday.
Consumer sentiment fell as consumers were less hopeful about the prospects for the overall economy, a survey showed.
U.S. consumers spent more money in February, the latest sign the economy was thawing out after a tough winter.
American companies and political leaders alike are hoping the indications of a comeback in U.S. manufacturing will take hold. Here's why to bet on the promise.