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  • U.S. jobless claims fall from 7-month high Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 22- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week from a seven-month high, pointing to continued improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 307,000 for the week ended Jan. 17, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- U.S. producer prices in December recorded their biggest fall in more than three years on tumbling energy costs while underlying inflation pressures were tame, a cautionary note for the Federal Reserve as it ponders its next step on monetary policy. The Labor Department said on Thursday its producer price index for final demand declined 0.3...

  • U.S. jobless claims rise to four-month high Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week increased to the highest level since early September, but the underlying trend continued to point to a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose by 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 316,000 for the week ended Jan. 10, the Labor...

  • December PPI down 0.3%, jobless claims 316,000  Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest unemployment numbers and producer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Michelle Caruso-Cabrera provides perspective on the data and the move on the Swiss franc.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week and job cuts declined for a second straight month in December, adding to signs of a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 294,000 for the week ended Jan. 3, the Labor Department said...

  • U.S. jobless claims dip, point to firming labor market Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, adding to signs of a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 294,000 for the week ended Jan. 3, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims...

  • Initial jobless claims drops 4,000 to 294,000  Thursday, 8 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the weekly numbers on unemployment

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 31- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, but the trend remained consistent with sustained strength in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment aid increased by 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 for the week ended Dec. 27, the Labor Department said on Wednesday,...

  • *Weekly jobless claims increase 17,000. WASHINGTON, Dec 31- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the trend remained consistent with sustained strength in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased by 17,000 to a seasonally adjusted 298,000 for the week...

  • Initial jobless claims up 17,000 to 298,000  Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio, CNBC contributor, breaks down the latest data on unemployment.

  • *Initial jobless claims fall for fourth straight week. *Biotech shares rebound after sharp two-day decline; energy falls. NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. stocks closed flat in a short session on Wednesday as investors found few reasons to push major indexes to their sixth straight day of gains despite strength in biotechs and bullish labor market data.

  • *Initial jobless claims fall for fourth straight week. *Equity markets close at 1 p.m. in holiday-shortened session. NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. stocks edged higher on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 at records and on track for a sixth straight daily advance as biotech stocks rallied and data pointed to improving economic conditions.

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. jobless claims fall to seven-week low Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, underscoring the economy's sustained strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 280,000 for the week ended Dec. 20, the Labor Department said on Wednesday. Any job losses are just normal...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. stocks were set for a modestly higher open on Wednesday on the heels of a five-day winning streak that pushed the Dow and S&P 500 to new closing records and on the latest piece of economic data indicating the economy is strengthening. "Economic data has been consistently positive," said Peter Kenny, chief market strategist at Clearpool Group in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, underscoring the economy's enduring strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 280,000 for the week ended Dec. 20, the Labor Department said on Wednesday. U.S. financial markets were little...

  • U.S. jobless claims fall for fourth straight week Wednesday, 24 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 24- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, underscoring the economy's enduring strength. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 280,000 for the week ended Dec. 20, the Labor Department said on Wednesday. A Labor Department analyst said...

  • *Equity markets close at 1 p.m. in holiday-shortened session. NEW YORK, Dec 24- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, after a five-day winning streak pushed the Dow and S&P 500 to new closing records and ahead of data on the labor market. *Equity markets will operate on a shortened trading schedule Wednesday, closing at 1 p.m. ahead of the Christmas...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. "The economy continues to run hard as it finishes out the year," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Dec. 13, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The U.S. central bank, which...

  • U.S. jobless claims point to firmer labor market Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 18- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Dec. 13, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst...