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  • US productivity dips sharply in fourth quarter Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 9:51 AM ET
    US productivity dips sharply in fourth quarter

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the latest job claims and productivity data

  • Economist: Slow productivity growth a mystery Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:35 AM ET
    Economist: Slow productivity growth a mystery

    John Ryding, RDQ Economics, shares his thoughts on problems facing the Federal Reserve.

  • Jobless claims up 8,000 to 285,000 Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims up 8,000 to 285,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and fourth quarter productivity. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective.

  • U.S. jobless claims rise more than expected Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Feb 4- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, suggesting some loss of momentum in the labor market amid a sharp economic slowdown and stock market selloff. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 285,000 for the week ended Jan. 30, the Labor...

  • U.S. jobless claims fall more than expected Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell from a six-month high last week, suggesting the labor market recovery remains intact despite a sharp stock market sell-off and signs the economy has lost significant momentum. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped to a seasonally adjusted 278,000 in the week...

  • Jobless claims down 16,000 to 278,000 Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims down 16,000 to 278,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on unemployment and reports durable goods dropped 5.1 percent. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 21- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose to a six-month high last week, suggesting some loss of momentum in the labor market amid a sharp economic slowdown and major stock market selloff. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 293,000 for the week ended Jan. 16, the...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained at levels associated with a healthy labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended Jan. 9, the Labor Department said. "Claims are still low from a historical...

  • *Weekly jobless claims increase 7,000. WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below levels associated with a healthy labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended Jan. 9, the Labor Department said.

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  • U.S. jobless claims rise; labor market still healthy Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below levels associated with a healthy labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended Jan. 9, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst...

  • Initial jobless claims up 7K to 284,000 Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 8:30 AM ET
    Initial jobless claims up 7K to 284,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on unemployment. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.

  • *Weekly jobless claims decline 10,000. WASHINGTON, Jan 7- The number of Americans filing for jobless benefits fell last week and layoffs in December were the smallest in 15-1/ 2 years, pointing to a firmer labor market even as economic growth appears to have slowed sharply in the fourth quarter. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 10,000 to a...

  • It's not all the Fed's fault... but some: Pro Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 8:33 AM ET
    It's not all the Fed's fault... but some: Pro

    The U.S. is in a profit recession, says Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors, sharing his thoughts on what's driving the market lower amid the Fed's tightening. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli weigh in

  • Jobless claims down 10K to 277,000 Thursday, 7 Jan 2016 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims down 10K to 277,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and reaction on the 10-year Treasury.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 31- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose sharply last week, a potential signal the job market was losing steam although some of the increase might be attributed to temporary holiday factors. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 for the week ended Dec. 26,...

  • U.S. jobless claims rise sharply during holiday week Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Dec 31- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose sharply last week, a potential signal the job market was losing steam although some of the rise might be attributed to temporary holiday factors. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 for the week ended Dec. 26, the...

  • Jobs predictions for 2016 Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 8:32 AM ET
    Jobs predictions for 2016

    Russell Price, Ameriprise Financial, shares his thoughts on the U.S. labor market and the challenges it may present to the Federal Reserve raising rates.

  • Weekly jobless claims up 20K to 287,000 Thursday, 31 Dec 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Weekly jobless claims up 20K to 287,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment for the year.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 24- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, nearing a 42- year low as labor market conditions continued to tighten in a boost to the economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 5,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000 for the week ended Dec. 19, not far from levels last seen in...