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  • One report (jobs) won't move Fed's thinking: Pro Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 9:04 AM ET
    One report (jobs) won't move Fed's thinking: Pro

    Dan Greenhaus, BTIG chief global strategist, and Ethan Harris, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, discuss June's nonfarm payroll numbers and its potential impact on the markets and Federal Reserve policy.

  • WASHINGTON— More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, but the level of applications is still low and points to an improving job market. The Labor Department says weekly applications rose 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 281,000. The four-week average, a less volatile figure, ticked up 1,000 to 274,750.. Applications are a proxy for layoffs.

  • U.S. job growth slows in June, labor force shrinks Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, according to a government report on Thursday that could tamper expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 last month, the Labor Department said. With 432,000 people dropping out of the labor force, the...

  • Want to talk jobs? Meet me in Chicago: Santelli Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:36 AM ET
    Want to talk jobs? Meet me in Chicago: Santelli

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli debate June's jobs numbers.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture. The economy gained 223,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in May, the Labor Department said Thursday.

  • June private sector payrolls up 223,000;  jobless rate 5.3%

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the latest jobs data from the Department of Labor.

  • Where the jobs are... freelancing Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 8:16 AM ET
    Where the jobs are... freelancing

    CNBC's Mary Thompson takes a look at the benefits and drawback of freelance work.

  • LONDON, July 2- Top-rated euro zone government bond yields rose on Thursday as investors cut exposure before U.S. jobs data that may signal the Federal Reserve will raise rates later this year. The rally in peripheral euro zone bonds also stalled following Wednesday's defiant address by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urging voters to reject a bailout...

  • Jobs turning a corner... from 'measly to modest': Austan Goolsbee

    Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics; Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute, and Austan Goolsbee, Booth School of Business, share their expectations for June's jobs report.

  • US STOCKS-U.S. futures rise ahead of jobs data Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    July 2- U.S. stock index futures rose slightly on Thursday ahead of a critical job report that could feed into the U.S. *The Labor Department's closely watched report, normally issued on a Friday, will be released on Thursday at 8:30 a.m ET because of the Independence Day holiday. *European stock markets were in a limbo and the mood was one of caution with Greece just...

  • Economy lost that 'loving feeling?' Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 7:33 AM ET
    Economy lost that 'loving feeling?'

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli debate what's really driving the economy.

  • METALS-Copper inches up ahead of U.S. jobs data Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 6:48 AM ET

    *Copper premiums depressed worldwide on oversupply- Triland. LONDON, July 2- Copper rose on Thursday, supported by signs the growth slowdown in top consumer China is leveling out, and as a U.S. jobs report due later is expected to show an economy gaining steam. "Copper should have formed a bottom around current levels.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September. Economists predict that employers added 233,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in May, according to data firm...

  • *Gold heads lower for third session. SINGAPORE, July 2- Gold fell to a four-week low on Thursday, extending losses into a third straight session due to a strong dollar and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates, with the market eyeing U.S. economic data due later in the day for further trading cues. "Gold's appeal as a safe-haven asset, clearly, has not really shone...

  • *Gold heads lower for third session. SINGAPORE, July 2- Gold extended losses into a third session on Thursday, languishing close to its lowest in nearly four weeks due to a strong dollar and the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates, with all eyes on U.S. economic data due later in the day. "Gold's appeal as a safe-haven asset, clearly, has not really shone through in the...

  • July 1- U.S. private employers ramped up their hiring in June, as a report by a payrolls processor on Wednesday showed businesses adding the greatest number of workers in six months, a further sign of labor market improvement that may allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year. "The U.S. job machine remains in high gear," Mark Zandi, chief...

  • TREASURIES-U.S. bonds slump on Greece, ADP jobs data Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 9:36 AM ET

    Treasuries prices fell on Wednesday as hopes of a Greece debt deal pared safehaven bids for U.S. government bonds and a stronger-than-expected report on private jobs growth revived bets on a Federal Reserve rate hike later this year. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has told international lenders his government could accept their bailout offer if some...

  • U.S. private sector adds 237,000 jobs in June -ADP Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 8:21 AM ET

    NEW YORK, July 1- U.S. private employers added 237,000 jobs in June, the biggest gain since December, suggesting further improvement in the jobs market which may allow the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. May private payroll gains were revised up to 203,000 from an originally reported...

  • Private job creation heating up this summer: ADP Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 8:15 AM ET
    Keisha Hardman cuts and sews U.S. flags at Valley Forge's manufacturing facility in Lane, South Carolina June 23, 2015.

    Private companies in June created positions at the fastest clip this year, indicating a thaw in the labor market as summer began.

  • German train drivers union to end labor dispute Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 4:49 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's main train drivers union has ended a bitter labor dispute with the country's biggest railway operator that saw nine strikes over the past year. The GDL union, which mostly represents train drivers but also some other railway staff, reached a deal with state-owned Deutsche Bahn that will prevent further transport chaos for Europe's biggest...