Nonfarm Payrolls


  • Tracking Gains in the Job Market     Monday, 9 Apr 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    John Taylor, Stanford University economics professor, offers his view on the U.S. economy's health and whether the Fed will continue its easing policies.

  • Stocks come off their worst week of the new year with investors wondering if the bull market will keep running — or lay down and take a nap.

  • Disappointing Jobs Report Revives Talk of Fed Easing Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 11:13 AM ET

    March’s disappointing jobs report shows the reversal of warm weather hiring, but also some troubling trends that are already sparking talk of more Federal Reserve easing.

  • March Jobs Report Below Projections     Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    The non-farm payroll number for March is up only 120,000 vs. 240,000 (revised) in February, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson. The number is far below expectations of 203,000, with Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management, Institutional; Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial; Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago; and CNBC's Steve Liesman, Joe Kernen and Rick Santelli. Private sector jobs were up 121,000 vs. 233,000 in February. The unemployment rate was 8.2 percent in March vs. 8.3 percent in February. And the average workweek in March was 34.5 hours in March vs. 34.6 hours in February.

  • The Kiwi Lifts and Jobs Data Awaits Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 8:15 AM ET

    Spain weighs on the euro and nonfarm payrolls loom - it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Countdown to Jobs Report     Friday, 6 Apr 2012 | 7:04 AM ET

    Michelle Girard, RBS; Rebecca Patterson, JPMorgan Asset Management, Institutional; Andrew Ross Sorkin, The NY Times; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli discuss expectations for today's jobs number. Unemployment is seen as the key to Fed policy.

  • Market Expects Another Month of 200,000 Job Growth Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 8:12 PM ET

    The jobs report will be released Friday, even though the market is closed for Good Friday. The market is expecting to see another 200,000+ month—another sign that the job market is improving.

  • How to Trade a Hot Dollar Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 3:32 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    The U.S. dollar has had a great week, and this strategist thinks there is more to come.

  • What Canadian Jobs Data Means for the Dollar Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 2:14 PM ET
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    New Canadian employment data beat forecasts, and that has implications for the U.S. economy and the dollar.

  • Busch: Currency Playbook for the Employment Report Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    Here's a simple strategy to play Friday's employment report using the euro and the dollar.

  • Santelli's Morning Bond Update     Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 9:17 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli discusses the latest action in the bond market.

  • Market Too Upbeat on US Jobs Data     Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 7:30 PM ET

    Robert Rennie, Global Head of FX Strategy, Westpac Bank thinks markets are too optimistic about the upcoming U.S. non-farm payrolls data. He forecasts payrolls rose by 180,000 in March, lower than the consensus view of 203,000.

  • How to Trade on the Outlook for Oil Friday, 30 Mar 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Crude oil had a rough week, but this strategist thinks it won't last. Here's how to play the price drop using currencies.

  • Got a Yen for a Trade? Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:56 PM ET

    This strategist believes the Japanese currency is headed for a fall.

  • Guest Hang with John 'Jay' Jordan     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 8:57 AM ET

    Parting shots on deal-making, and building business relationships, with guest host, John Jordan, The Jordan Company.

  • Building Great Businesses     Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 7:02 AM ET

    John Jordan, The Jordan Company chairman and managing principal, discusses the outlook on the U.S. economy, the markets, and what's hurting jobs growth, saying businesses are "getting squeezed" by regulations.

  • Your Currency Trade for the FOMC Meeting Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:00 AM ET
    Traders work in the ten-year U.S. Treasury Note options pit at the Chicago Board of Trade in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

    If Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke stays mum on quantitative easing, here's what to do.

  • How to Trade the Euro After the Greek Debt Deal Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 8:01 PM ET
    The Greek national flag is seen flying above the parliament building on Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012.

    With Greece out of the woods for now, this strategist is eyeing a bullish currency trade.

  • Jobs Report Sparks Stock Gains     Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 7:15 PM ET

    "We have jobs but not a full recovery,"says Lee Munson, Portfolio chief investment officer, discussing Greece, Friday's markets, stock picks, and the outlook on the U.S. economy, with Jim Lacamp, UBS senior vp investments.

  • Pros & Cons: Inside the Jobs Report     Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 7:00 PM ET

    Debating whether an improved employment picture will earn President Obama a second term in office, with James Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute, and Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary.