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Economic Reports Jobless Claims

  • WASHINGTON, March 9- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits last week rebounded from a near 44- year low, but the labor market continues to tighten amid a sharp drop in job cuts in February. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 243,000 for the week ended March 4, the Labor Department said on...

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  • WASHINGTON, March 2- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a 44- year low last week, pointing to further tightening of the labor market even as economic growth appears to have remained moderate in the first quarter. The Fed is worried that the jobs market will overheat and that is fanning the discussion of a March rate hike, "said Ryan...

  • *Weekly jobless claims drop 19,000. WASHINGTON, March 2- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a 44- year-low last week, pointing to further tightening of the labor market even as economic growth appears to have remained moderate in the first quarter. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 19,000 to a seasonally...

  • Initial jobless claims drops 19K to 223,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on unemployment and market reaction to it.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 244,000 for the week...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 244,000 for the week...

  • Initial jobless claims down 6K to 244,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on unemployment.

  • *Weekly jobless claims fall 12,000. WASHINGTON, Feb 9- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to near a 43- year low, amid a further tightening of the labor market that could eventually spur faster wage growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped by 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 234,000 for the...

  • A 'Now Hiring' sign is displayed during a Job News USA career fair at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S., on Wednesday, May 18, 2016.

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the weekly numbers on unemployment.

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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to tightening labor market conditions that should support the economy this year. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 246,000 for the week ended Jan. 28, the Labor Department said.

  • A job seeker fills out papers at a military job fair in San Francisco, California, August 25, 2015.

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the weekly numbers on unemployment and labor costs.

  • *New single-family home sales fall 10.4 percent in December. WASHINGTON, Jan 26- New U.S. single-family home sales fell to a 10- month low in December after three straight months of solid gains, but the housing market recovery remains intact as a tightening labor market boosts wage growth. The Commerce Department said new home sales dropped 10.4 percent to a...

  • *New single-family home sales fall 10.4 percent in December. WASHINGTON, Jan 26- New U.S. single-family home sales fell to a 10- month low in December after three straight months of solid gains, but the housing market recovery remains intact as a tightening labor market boosts wage growth. The Commerce Department said new home sales dropped 10.4 percent to a...

  • *Weekly jobless claims increase 22,000. WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with tightening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with tightening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 22,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Jan. 21, the Labor Department said on...

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