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  • 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

  • Janet Yellen Q&A   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    Janet Yellen Q&A

    Janet Yellen responds to reporters' questions following the Fed rate decision and removal of the word patient from its statement.

  • Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes her opening statement, saying just because the Fed removed the word "patient" in its guidance for a rate increase, doesn't mean they are going to be "impatient."

  • U.S. military veteran unemployment easing, but still high Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 18- Unemployment rates for U.S. military veterans fell last year, but joblessness among their ranks remains higher than the civilian population, a government report showed on Thursday. The unemployment rate among veterans who joined the military after Sept. 11, 2001, fell to an average of 7.2 percent last year from 9 percent in 2013, the Labor...

  • A fix for jobless vets? Make them entrepreneurs Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    A veteran speaks to a job recruiter at a 'Hiring our Heroes' Job Fair on March 27, 2014 in New York City.

    Post-9/11 veterans struggle as their unemployment rate stands at 6.7 percent, versus 5.5 percent for the general population.

  • Forget patience, QE4 is coming: Peter Schiff Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    Permabear Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital says forget about the word "patient," the Fed is more likely to start QE4 than raise rates.

  • Did your company cut the most jobs in 2014? Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Hess oil gas truck

    Ten companies in the Standard & Poor's 50 reported the largest percentage drops in the employee numbers in 2014, USA Today reports.

  • OTTAWA, March 13- Canada shed 1,000 jobs in February, far fewer than expected, but an increase in the number of people looking for work sent the unemployment rate up to 6.8 percent, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. The natural resources sector, which includes oil and gas extraction, cut 16,900 jobs, with most of the losses coming in Alberta and British...

  • Higher capital standards important, but ...   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    Higher capital standards important: Liesman

    Fmr Rep. Barney Frank joins CNBC's Steve Liesman to discuss stress tests, unemployment and capital.

  • US jobless claims fall, unwind prior weeks' rise Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    A job seeker waits to be interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, Calif.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected, offering signs of a rapidly strengthening labor market.

  • 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.

  • Roger Altman: Job market not that strong   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:10 AM ET

    Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman tells CNBC the unemployment rate, 5.5 percent February, is not the best measure of labor market conditions.

  • How cautious is the Fed on raising interest rates?   Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 1:06 AM ET
    How cautious is the Fed on raising interest rates?

    Vasu Menon, VP, Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC, expects the Fed to remain cautious when it comes to increasing interest rates this year, but will likely step on the accelerator in 2016.

  • Why apprenticeships are a 'must have'   Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 12:50 PM ET
    Why apprenticeships are a 'must have'

    Charlie Mullins, founder of Pimlico Plumbers, says apprenticeships are a "must-have," as there's a skill shortage in the U.K.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- Many of Wall Street's biggest banks are more convinced the Federal Reserve will interest raise rates in June after a strong February jobs report on Friday pointed to sustained economic growth and as the jobless rate hit a more than 6-1/ 2 year-low. Fed Chair Janet Yellen has reiterated that policymakers will remain "patient" in deciding when to...

  • Investor read on jobs number   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 4:34 PM ET
    Investor read on jobs number

    Jobs jumped, but stocks slid. What do investors want? Matthew Slaughter, former economic adviser to George W. Bush and current Dartmouth professor; and Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network CEO, discuss.

  • NEW YORK, March 6- America's tumbling unemployment rate and better-than-expected job gains in February should give Federal Reserve officials confidence this month to pave the way, though not commit, to an interest rate hike in June. While wage gains were only slight, analysts said the Fed was now likely to drop a reference to patience on the timing of a rate hike...

  • NEW YORK, March 6- America's tumbling unemployment rate and better-than-expected job gains in February should give Federal Reserve officials confidence to pave the way this month, though not commit, to an interest rate hike in June. Given today's employment report, right now, June would strike me as the leading candidate for lift off, " Richmond Federal Reserve...

  • Tale of two job markets   Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 1:12 PM ET
    Tale of two job markets

    Housing is seeing growth, while the oil patch is suffering. CNBC's Diana Olick and Morgan Brennan report on these diverging stories.

  • 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.