Outgoing chief White House economic advisor Gene Sperling also said Obama's call for a "grand bargain" on jobs should get another look.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and discusses what it indicates about the economy, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.
Gene Sperling, National Economic Council director, shares his views on why long-term unemployment insurance needs to be extended as the national unemployment rates stands at 7.3 percent. Long-term unemployment is a more serious problem now than it's been in decades and decades, says Sperling.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the unemployment number dropped by 42,000 last week. And Steven Wieting, Citi Private Bank, provides his thoughts on the outlook on the economy. It hasn't been much of a recovery, Wieting points out.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on unemployment and weighs in on the ten-year Note and trade on gold.
Joel Naroff, Naroff Economic Advisors president & chief economist, explains why he thinks the economy "has a lot of momentum" and is apt to accelerate next year. Naroff also weighs in on the increase in jobless claims, and when the Fed is likely to begin tapering.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment, retail sales and import prices. CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a deeper look at retail sales, which were up 0.7 percent in November.
A congressional budget proposal fails to extend a program providing federal funds for those who have run out of state benefits.
Digging into jobless claims and durable goods data is Maury Harris, UBS Investment Research.
CNBC's Steve Liesman digs into the November Philly Fed data.
Jim Iuorio and Steve Liesman dissect October's PPI and jobless claims data, and forecast Fed action.
Jim Iuorio reports jobless claims result slightly worse than expected.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman have the latest numbers on unemployment and the outlook on the economy after the Fed's policy announcement yesterday.
Jim Iuorio, CNBC contributor, breaks down the latest data on unemployment.
John Ryding of RDQ Economics and Hank Smith of Haverford Investments discuss the low numbers on jobless claims.
CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest numbers on last week's unemployment report.
Patrick O'Keefe, director of economic research at CohnReznick, expects the U.S. jobless claims to rise as the shutdown starts to have an impact.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson takes a look at what should have been today's job's report from the government. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides details of the data he compiled on the economy.
Alfred Broaddus, former Richmond Federal Reserve president, shares his perspective on U.S. economy as the shutdown in Washington continues and the debt ceiling debate looms.
Steve Auth, Federated Investors, shares his outlook on the markets and economy while Congress battles over the budget.