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  • Jobless claims down 20,000 to 268,000 Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims down 20,000 to 268,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and trade. And Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, provides market perspective.

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000 for the week ended March 21, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That was the lowest level since mid-February and was better than economists' expectations for a dip to 290,000. A Labor Department analyst said there was nothing unusual in the state-level data.

  • U.S. jobless claims fall to five-week low Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 26-- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a healthy and expanding labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000 for the week ended March 21, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department...

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, indicating the labor market remained on solid footing despite slowing economic growth. Growth has slowed in the first quarter, undercut by a harsh winter, a strong dollar, weaker overseas economies and a now-settled labor dispute at West Coast...

  • *Current account deficit widens to $113.5 billion in Q4. WASHINGTON, March 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, indicating the labor market remained on solid footing despite slowing economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 291,000...

  • Unraveling Fed's conundrum: Economist Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    Unraveling Fed's conundrum: Economist

    Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on when the Fed is likely to raise rates and its impact on yields. And CNBC's Steve Liesman, and GAMCO's Mario Gabelli, provide perspective.

  • WASHINGTON, March 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose only modestly last week, indicating the labor market remained on solid footing despite slowing economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 292,000 for the week ended March 14, the Labor Department said...

  • Jobless claims up 1K to 291,000 Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims up 1K to 291,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment, and CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective

  • U.S. jobless claims fall, unwind prior weeks' increases Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 12- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering fresh signs of a rapidly strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 36,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended March 7, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Jobless claims drops 36,000 to 289,000 Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims drops 36,000 to 289,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, breaks down the latest data on unemployment, retail sales and export/import prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.

  • *AbbVie to buy Pharmacyclics for about $21 bln. NEW YORK, March 5- U.S. stocks were little changed on Thursday, in the wake of two days of declines on the S&P 500, as gains were curbed by a higher-than-expected initial jobless claims report ahead of a report on factory orders. "That's a bit of an uptick because we've been pretty consistently in the upper 200,000 range,"...

  • NEW YORK, March 5- U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Thursday, in the wake of two days of declines on the S&P 500, after higher-than-expected initial jobless claims figures and ahead of a report on factory orders.

  • WASHINGTON, March 5- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week rose to its highest level since May, which could raise concerns about some weakness in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased by 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000 for the week ended Feb. 28, the highest reading since...

  • U.S. jobless claims rise; Q4 productivity revised down Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 5- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week and nonfarm productivity contracted more sharply than previously thought in the fourth quarter. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased by 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000 for the week ended Feb. 28, the Labor...

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

    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
    Initial jobless claims total 283,000

    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...

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

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