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  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits bounced back from a 42-1/ 2- year low last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with tightening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 257,000 for the week ended April 23, the Labor Department...

  • Q1 GDP up 0.5%, weekly jobless claims 257,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment, and takes a look at real GDP data. CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.

  • Weekly jobless claims 247,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment which drops to its lowest level since 1973, and shares the April read on Philly Fed.

  • WASHINGTON, April 21- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting its lowest level since 1973, suggesting the labor market continued to gain momentum despite weak economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 247,000 for the week ended April 16, the...

  • Weekly jobless claims down 13K to 253,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and consumer prices which inched up 0.1%. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective.

  • WASHINGTON, April 14- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, revisiting a level last seen in 1973 as the labor market continues to strengthen despite a sluggish economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 253,000 for the week ended April 9, the Labor...

  • *Weekly jobless claims decrease 9,000. WASHINGTON, April 7- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen despite tepid economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000 for the week ended April 2,...

  • Jobs and the 'gig' economy

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Diana Farrell, JPMorgan Chase Institute, discuss the latest jobs data and a new report on the "sharing" economy.

  • Initial jobless claims drops 9,000 to 267,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and looks at activity between the U.S. dollar and Japanese yen.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting the labor market continued to strengthen despite tepid economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 9,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000 for the week ended April 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Weekly jobless claims increase 11,000. WASHINGTON, March 31- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below a level associated with a strong labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 276,000 for the week ended March 26, the Labor...

  • Initial jobless claims up 11,000 to 276,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute, adds perspective to productivity rates.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained below a level associated with a strong labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 11,000 to a seasonally adjusted 276,000 for the week ended March 26, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, March 24- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose modestly last week while revisions for prior weeks showed the labor market was much stronger than previously thought. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended March 19, the Labor Department said on...

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose from a five-month low last week, but remained below a level associated with a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended March 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • Initial jobless claims up 7,000 to 265,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and sifts through the data from the Philly Fed. And CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • WASHINGTON, March 17- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose from a five-month low last week, but remained below a level associated with a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 265,000 for the week ended March 12, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • *Weekly jobless claims decline 18,000. WASHINGTON, March 10- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, hitting its lowest level since October, pointing to sustained strength in the labor market that should further dispel fears of a recession. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 18,000 to a...

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, hitting its lowest level since October, pointing to sustained strength in the labor market that should further dispel fears of a recession. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 18,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the...

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a strengthening labor market. "Labor market trends remain firmly intact," said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics in New York. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 6,000 to a...