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  • Jobless claims up 31,000 to 313,000  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment, consumer prices and durable goods.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering fresh evidence that the labor market was gathering steam. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 283,000 for the week ended Feb. 14, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • U.S. jobless claims fall more than expected Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering fresh evidence that the labor market was gathering steam. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 283,000 for the week ended Feb. 14, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Initial jobless claims total 283,000  Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped to 283,000.

  • WRAPUP 2-U.S. retail sales weak; jobless claims jump Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 10:26 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 12- U.S. consumer spending barely rose in January as households cut back on purchases of a range of goods, suggesting the economy started the first quarter on a softer note. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales excluding automobiles, gasoline, building materials and food services edged up 0.1 percent last month after a 0.3...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 25,000 to a seasonally adjusted 304,000 for the week ended Feb. 7, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Weekly jobless claims up 25K to 304,000  Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest unemployment numbers and January's retail sales results.

  • *Trade deficit widens to $46.6 billion in December. WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The U.S. trade deficit in December widened sharply to its highest level since 2012 as a stronger dollar appeared to suck in imports and weigh on exports, which could see the fourth-quarter economic growth estimate revised lower. The Commerce Department said on Thursday the trade deficit...

  • U.S. jobless claims rise less than expected Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 5- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment rose less than expected last week, a sign that the labor market continues to strengthen. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 278,000 for the week ended Jan. 31, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims for the week ended Jan. 24...

  • Jobless claims up 11,000 to 278,000  Thursday, 5 Feb 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment and Q4 productivity.

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  • *Jobless claims at lowest level since April 2000. WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to its lowest level in nearly 15 years, adding to bullish signals on the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24,...

  • U.S. jobless claims approach 15-year low Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 29- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to its lowest level in nearly 15 years, adding to bullish signals on the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 43,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended Jan. 24, the lowest since April 2000, the Labor Department...

  • Big drop in jobless claims, down 43,000 to 265,000  Thursday, 29 Jan 2015 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment.

  • "It is unclear at this point whether or not this move up in the trend reflects issues seasonally adjusting the data around the holidays or if it represents a more meaningful deterioration in the labor market," said Daniel Silver, an economist at JP Morgan in New York. State-level data for the week ending Jan. 10 showed an increase in claims in the oil-producing...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...