February's job gains were likely once more chilled by bad winter weather, and even March's employment report could be slushy.» Read More
Unemployed Americans, who have exhausted unemployment benefits, will be left hanging until Congress returns to session.
U.S. consumer sentiment was unchanged in early February with optimism about the future tempered by concern over current conditions.
U.S. manufacturing output in January recorded its biggest drop since 2009 as cold weather disrupted production, data showed on Friday.
Prices on U.S. imported goods rose by slightly more than expected in January, yet underscored largely dormant inflation.
Discussing the weak retail sales data and labor market, with David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds chief global strategist, and Jeffrey Cleveland, Payden & Rygel chief economist. "Moderate economic growth is enough to push the unemployment rate down in his labor market," Kelly says.
US business inventories beat expectations in December, defying a string of dour data that has stoked fears about the economy.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits spiked unexpectedly last week, with retail sales falling sharply.
SYDNEY/ WELLINGTON, Feb 13- The Australian dollar tumbled around one percent across the board on Thursday after data showed the jobless rate at its highest in a decade, reviving speculation that interest rates may be cut again in coming months. The Aussie skidded as far as $0.8929, having touched a one-month high of $0.9068 on Wednesday.
SYDNEY, Feb 13- Australian employment fell unexpectedly in January, driving the jobless rate to its highest in more than a decade and sinking the local dollar on speculation interest rates might yet have to eased again in coming months.
What do the jobless do when benefits end? Ylan Mui of the Washington Post, and CNBC's Steve Liesman weigh in.
The Bank of England could update its forward guidance on Wednesday as the U.K. unemployment level, to which the guidance is pegged, fell a lot faster than expected, reports CNBC's Helia Ebrahimi.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen discusses the focus of the Fed, and the why the Fed shouldn't purposefully raise interest rates.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the differences between short-term unemployment and long-term unemployment.
J.P. Morgan Chief Economist Bruce Kasman says people should look through the noise and focus on economic growth.
Chad Morganlander, Stifel Nicolaus, provides a positive forecast over the health of the U.S. economy; and Sarat Sethi, Douglas C. Lane & Associates, projects slow growth.
The CBO talked about 2.5 million jobs lost from the Affordable Care Act. That's not quite right and misses the real silver lining, says Jack Ablin.
Anticipating Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony on Capitol Hill Tuesday, with Greg Ip, The Economist U.S. economics editor; Catherine Mann, Brandeis University finance professor; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Jared Bernstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker discuss current unemployment.
Dissecting how the equity market digested Friday's jobs data, with Bruce Kasman, JPMorgan chief economist, and Charles Campbell, MKM Partners executive director.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight into the current unemployment rate of 6.6 percent, and the chances of getting a job.