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  • Initial jobless claims drops 19,000 to 284,000     Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli delivers the latest weekly unemployment numbers.

  • U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly fall last week Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 17- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting the labor market recovery was gaining traction. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000 for the week ended July 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • June housing starts drop 9.3%     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on unemployment and housing.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of increasing health in the labor market.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of increasing health in the labor market.

  • Weekly jobless claims down 11,000 to 304,000     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    This is going to change everything that is going on in Europe, says CNBC's Rick Santelli breaking down the latest numbers on unemployment and sharing his thoughts on how it will likely impact European markets.

  • WASHINGTON, July 3- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose marginally last week, but continued to suggest the labor market was steadily improving. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose by 2,000 to a seasonally adjusted 315,000 for the week ended June 28, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Consumer spending rises 0.2 percent, misses expectations. WASHINGTON, June 26- U.S. consumer spending rose less than expected in May, likely held back by weak healthcare spending, which could prompt economists to temper their second-quarter growth estimates.

  • Jobless claims 312,00; personal income up 0.4%     Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and consumer spending and income.

  • *BlackBerry jumps in premarket after earnings. NEW YORK, June 19- U.S. stocks were set for a slightly higher open on Thursday, after four straight days of gains sent the S&P 500 to a fresh record high, as initial jobless claims data indicated strengthening of the labor market.

  • *Continuing claims lowest since October 2007. WASHINGTON, June 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dipped more than expected last week, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions.

  • Uber dove Yellen cautious about inflation: Pro     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    Krishna Guha, ISI Group vice chairman shares his thoughts on Fed policy and its tolerance for slightly rising inflation.

  • U.S. jobless claims fall, point to firming labor market Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 19- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits dipped more than expected last week, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000 for the week ended June 14, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • US weekly jobless claims 312,000     Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman break down the latest unemployment numbers and their impact on the markets.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- U.S. retail sales rose less than expected in May and first-time applications for unemployment benefits increased last week, but that will probably do little to change views that the economy is regaining momentum. The Commerce Department said on Thursday retail sales gained 0.3 percent last month.

  • NEW YORK, June 12- U.S. stock index futures edged lower on Thursday after data showed retail sales rose less than expected and weekly initial jobless claims increased in the latest week.

  • Economy better now than Q1: Pro     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 8:32 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman speaks to John Ryding, RDQ Economics founding partner, about the 0.3 percent rise in retail sales in May.

  • WASHINGTON, June 12- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but not enough to change views the labor market was strengthening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits climbed 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 317,000 for the week ended June 7, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • May retail sales up 0.3%     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports May retail sales are up 0.3 percent, and U.S. initial jobless claims from the week ending with June 7th moved up to 317,000. CNBC's Steve Liesman, provides perspective.

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a firming labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 312,000 for the week ended May 31, the Labor Department said on Thursday.