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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose last week, but remained below levels consistent with a tightening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 272,000 for the week ended Feb. 20, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said...

  • Job seekers wait in line during a Giant Job Fair in Detroit.

    Drew Matus, deputy chief U.S. economist at UBS, says his key to the U.S. economy is "simple data" like weekly jobless claims.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 18- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to labor market strength that could keep Federal Reserve interest rate hikes on the table this year. We wouldn't rule out another rate hike at the March meeting as financial market turbulence fades away and the economic outlook remains positive, "...

  • Jobless claims drop 7,000 to 262,000

    CNBC's Rick Santlelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and data from the Philly Fed. And Stephen Freedman at UBS adds perspective.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market remains on solid footing despite slowing economic growth and a stock market rout. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended Feb. 6, the Labor...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market remained on solid footing despite slowing economic growth and a stock market rout. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended Feb. 6, the Labor...

  • Initial jobless claims down 16,000 to 269,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, breaks down the latest unemployment numbers. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective on jobs and talks about signals the Fed is sending on rate hikes.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market remained on solid footing despite slowing economic growth and a stock market rout. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 269,000 for the week ended Feb. 6, the Labor...

  • 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

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

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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

    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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  • 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.

  • 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...