• LINCOLN, Neb.— Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate of 2.7 percent last month was the lowest in the country, a state report showed Friday. The Nebraska Labor Department report said the February rate was seven-tenths of a point under the February 2014 rate of 3.4 percent and remained well under the new national average rate of 5.5 percent.

  • Jobs, services sector data point to growth rebound Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 11:14 AM ET
    People line up for a job fair at a new Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company facility in Long Beach, California, March 7, 2015.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week pointing to a healthy labor market.

  • What markets care about: Pro   Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 8:38 AM ET
    What markets care about: Pro

    Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors, shares his thoughts on what's driving market volatility.

  • Connecticut lags much of the US in personal income growth Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    Connecticut's 3 percent rise from 2013 to 2014 also lagged other New England states except Maine, where it increased by 2.9 percent. Connecticut has been vexed by unemployment persistently higher than joblessness nationwide. The unemployment rate in Connecticut was 6.3 percent in January, the most recent month available, while nationally it was 5.7 percent.

  • Unraveling Fed's conundrum: Economist   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    Unraveling Fed's conundrum: Economist

    Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on when the Fed is likely to raise rates and its impact on yields. And CNBC's Steve Liesman, and GAMCO's Mario Gabelli, provide perspective.

  • 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...