Jobless Claims


  • Jobless Claims 350,000 & Import Prices Down 2.7%  Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers on initial jobless claims and June's import price data.

  • Fed Maintains Cautious Outlook  Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 2:00 PM ET

    Breaking down the details of the Fed's FOMC minutes, with CNBC's Brian Sullivan, Brian Shactman, Rick Santelli, and PIMCO's Bill Gross.

  • Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    As investors become increasingly uneasy about the second-quarter earnings period, expectations for more action from the Fed are on the rise. But with record low rates and the weak global economy, analysts are anticipating a disappointing season all around.

  • Earnings Are the Next Big Test for Stocks Sunday, 8 Jul 2012 | 7:06 PM ET

    The impact of Europe's debt crisis on US companies is about to come out in the wash as second-quarter earnings season kicks off with Alcoa on Monday. Plus, China economic data.

  • June Jobs Report Could Put the Fed in Play Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    Some economists are raising their estimates for the June jobs report but even if the number is better than expected, “I don’t think that would take QE off the table," one strategist said.

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    Enjoy the hot dogs and fireworks because after the Fourth of July holiday, the market will get hit with three job readings Thursday followed by the main event Friday — the June jobs report.

  • Jobless Claims Down 6,000 & GDP Up 1.9%  Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports Q1 GDP rose 1.9 percent, while initial jobless claims totaled 386,000. Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services and John Silva, Wells Fargo, weigh in.

  • 'Useless' Degree, Awesome Job Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 4:16 PM ET
    Summer is here, and along with high temperatures, shorts and flip-flops, another seasonal phenomenon is taking place — college students are graduating, and they’re taking their newly minted degrees into the real world in the hopes of landing a job. But what are their chances of finding work in their fields, or even finding jobs that don’t require them to ask if you want fries with that?Job seekers between ages 16 to 24 who are not enrolled in school and have attained a bachelor’s degree or highe

    Recent graduates with arts degrees face a jobless rate of 11.1 percent. With numbers like that, the degree probably seems useless. But many people have gone on to great success after earning “useless” degrees.

  • Jobless Claims Drop Slightly to 387,000  Thursday, 21 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the data on this week's jobs numbers and discuss its impact on the markets and what it indicates about the economic recovery, with Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services.

  • Initial Jobless Claims: 386,000  Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on jobless claims & Consumer Price Index, and a look at the impact on the market, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the third round of questioning from Sen. DeMint and Sen. Sanders, Bernanke addresses the nation's growing debt levels and low interest rates, and whether it's a conflict of interest to have JPMorgan's Jamie Dimon sitting on the board of the New York Fed.

  • Bernanke Testimony on Capitol Hill, Pt. 2  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:42 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the second round of questioning from Rep. Campbell and Rep. Cummings, Bernanke addresses debt restructuring in Greece, and concerns about Spain and Italy. "It's important for European leaders to take additional effective steps to contain the problem," says Bernanke. The Chairman also weighs in on the weak housing sector and whether a targeted principal reduction program would help with the housing recovery.

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the sixth round of questioning from Rep. Duffy and Rep. Lee, Bernanke address the implementation of the Volcker Rule, and the duration of long and short term interest rates.

  • Bernanke Q&A on Capitol Hill, Pt. 1  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:28 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke answers questions before the Joint Economic Committee in Congress. In the first round of questions from Chairman Casey, Vice Chairman Brady and Rep. Sanchez, the Fed chief weighs in on interest rates; what is holding back the economic recovery; and the possibility of a further round of quantitative easing.

  • Bernanke Warns of Possible Fiscal Crisis  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 10:11 AM ET

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies before Congress on the state of the U.S. economy, Fed policy and the outlook for economic growth. Bernanke comments on the weak jobs numbers and the decline in gas prices, and says concerns about Europe, U.S. fiscal policy and a poor housing market have continued to impair economic recovery.

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Drop 12,000 to 377,000  Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the numbers from this week's jobless claims data, and discussing what it indicates about the nation's economic recovery and market outlook, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and Joshua Feinman, DB Advisors economist.

  • Greenspan: The Maestro's Market Musings  Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 7:01 AM ET

    "We really have two separate economies. One economy is behaving reasonably well; in the second economy, there is an extreme level of forward discounting going on. You can see it in the spreads between the 30-year Treasury on the one hand, and the 5-year Note, that spread is the largest in history," says Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman, sharing his perspective on the problems facing the U.S. economic recovery.

  • Jobless Claims Up 10,000 & Q1 GDP Up 1.9%  Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on jobs and the economy, with John Silvia, Wells Fargo chief economist, and Curtis Arledge, BNY Mellon vice chairman.

  • Ahead of Friday's Jobs Report  Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 3:36 PM ET

    Checking on the U.S. markets ahead of the jobs numbers on Friday, with Todd Schoenberger, BlackBay Group and Anthony Chan, JPMorgan Private Bank.

  • What Is On the Fed's Mind?  Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 1:37 PM ET

    Markets are parsing every word out of Europe for signs the central banks might be ready to aid the markets. CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the details of his interview with New York Federal Reserve president William Dudley.