NEW YORK, March 6- U.S. Nonfarm payrolls rose 295,000 last month after an increase of 239,000 in January, the Labor Department said. The decline in the unemployment rate to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent in January took it to its lowest level since May 2008.» Read More
*U.S. nonfarm payrolls forecast rising 240,000 in February. WASHINGTON, March 6- U.S. employment likely rose strongly in February with the jobless rate slipping, signs that could encourage the Federal Reserve to consider hiking interest rates in June. "The jobs picture remains extraordinary healthy," said Jacob Oubina, an economist at RBC Capital Markets in New...
February's jobs data is expected to be released Friday morning. Mark Hamrick, Bankrate.com, and Greg Ip, Wall Street Journal, look at the outlook for employment and the overall U.S. economy.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose and productivity contracted more sharply than previously thought.
John Challenger, Challenger CEO, provides the latest read on layoffs and unemployment. According to the most recent numbers, 38% of all cuts this year are coming from the energy sector.
"I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them..." Clinton tweeted. NBCNews reports.
CNBC's Rick Santelli speaks to Forbes contributor Louis Woodhill, Scalable Software, Inc., about the employment picture in the U.S. and incentives that would put Americans to work.
Companies added 212,000 positions for the month, down from an upwardly revised 250,000 in January.
The pay gap between bosses and their workers has increased in every region worldwide since the 2008 financial crisis, according to the latest data.
Iraeli Prime Minister Netanyahu will address Congress featuring divisions not only over his likely message, but on the nature of his trip to the nation's capital. NBCNews reports.
U.S. consumer spending fell for a second straight month in January, as lower gasoline prices continued to weigh on receipts at service stations.
CNBC's Jeff Cox reacts to former Texas Gov. Rick Perry comment on the unemployment rate being a sham.
The Institute for Supply Management-Chicago Business Barometer fell far more than expected in February, plummeting to 45.8 from January's read of 59.4.
U.S. economic growth braked more sharply than initially thought in the fourth quarter, but the underlying fundamentals remained solid.
Former Honeywell CEO Larry Bossidy shares his thought on the U.S. economy.
Consumer prices dropped in January as gas prices continued to fall, which could give a cautious Fed ammunition to keep interest rates low a bit longer.
More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications was still consistent with steady hiring.
BERLIN, Feb 26- Germany's jobless rate remained at a record low of 6.5 percent for a third straight month in February, data showed on Thursday, boosting expectations that private consumption will help drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year. That was in line with the consensus forecast in a Reuters poll and remains the lowest since German...
Janet Yellen gives the Senate Banking Committee a decidedly dovish tone on interest rates.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen testified before Congress on Tuesday after presenting her semiannual monetary policy report.
US Fed Chair Janet Yellen continued her semiannual testimony on monetary policy and the economy before the House Committee on Financial Services.