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  • Jobless claims down 23,000 to 264,000     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, reports jobless claims fell to its lowest levels since April 2000.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Oct. 4, the Labor Department said on...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Oct. 4, the Labor Department said on...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Sept. 27, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The trend suggest "labor market slack is on...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 2- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the U.S. labor market might be tightening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Sept. 27, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The Labor Department said there were...

  • August durable goods drops 18.2%     Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest unemployment numbers and breaks down the record-breaking drop in durable goods.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of data flurry Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month, ahead of data on the labor market and durable goods. *Weekly initial jobless claims data, due at 8:30 a.m., may provide investors with some insight on the health of the labor market.

  • *Jobless claims fell 36,000 last week. WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting that a sharp slowdown in job growth last month was probably an aberration.

  • Interpreting Fed's signals     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and BlackRock's Jeffrey Rosenberg, discuss whether the Fed is sending mixed messages to the markets.

  • Jobless claims 280,000     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on unemployment and housing. Housing starts dropped 14.4 percent in August, reports Santelli.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stocks were lower in early trading Thursday as a weak jobless claims data pushed investors to continue taking profits in a market that had rallied to repeated records. The day's losses were modest but broad, with nine of the ten primary S&P 500 sectors lower.

  • Jobless jump another ominous labor sign     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 9:55 AM ET
    A career counselor reviews a document with information about finding jobs at the Western Addition Neighborhood Access Point in San Francisco.

    In today's The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, worse than expected jobless claims do little to allay labor concerns; slowing oil growth demand may not be all bad; and T-Mobile allows WiFi calls and texts.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar retreated from six-year highs against the yen after data showed that more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, though the dollar index remained on track to post its ninth consecutive week of gains.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels.

  • Jobless claims 315, 000     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, provides the latest numbers on unemployment. And CNBC's Steve Liesman shares his thought on its impact on the markets.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- U.S. stock index futures were very slightly lower on Thursday as investors awaited data on the labor market and attempted to determine whether equities' long-term advance or recent weakness would be the driving trend going forward.

  • Draghi has freed himself: Sperling     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    Gene Sperling, former director of the National Economic Council under President Obama, shares perspective on the ECB's latest policy announcement to buy asset-backed securities.

  • Weekly jobless claims total 302,000     Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on unemployment and Q2 productivity.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 4- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose a bit more than expected last week, but remained at levels consistent with tightening labor market conditions.