Hourly wages rise and consumer confidence holds up despite recent market woes. CNBC's Steve Liesman explains.» Read More
Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial chief economist, and David Kelly, JPMorgan chief global strategist, provide perspective on Friday's jobs report and the markets.
Jim Paulson, Wells Capital Management, shares his thoughts on Friday's employment number and its likely impact on Fed policy. AndLanhee Chen, Stanford University, and CNBC's Steve Liesman, weigh in.
CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman; Mark Zandi, Moody Analytics; Austan Goolsbee, Booth School of Business, and Lanhee Chen, Stanford University, provide perspective on February's jobs numbers.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest employment data from the Department of Labor.
Mark Zandi, Moody Analytics; Austan Goolsbee, Booth School of Business, and Lanhee Chen, Stanford University, discuss the relationship behind wage stagnation and productivity.
Mark Zandi, Moody Analytics; Austan Goolsbee, Booth School of Business, and Lanhee Chen, Stanford University, discuss how layoffs in the energy sector, cold weather, and negative productivity could impact Friday's employment report. I think entitlement spending is a huge problem, says Chen.
CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at past jobs reports to find which sectors moved higher on positive numbers.
CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at several components investors need to consider in Friday's jobs data.
Michelle Meyer, BofA Merrill Lynch, and Jonathan Golub, RBC Capital Markets, provide perspective on the economy and markets ahead of Friday's all-important employment numbers.
Ahead of the opening bell for the U.S. markets today, Scott Shellady, senior vice president at TJM Investments, discusses nonfarm payrolls and quantitative easing
Ahead of the nonfarm payrolls data, Cole Smead, managing director and portfolio manager at Smead Capital Management, weighs in with what he's looking for.
Mitch Reznick, co-head of credit at Hermes Investment Management, says that the nonfarm payrolls number due out today will help signal whether the Federal Reserve will raise rates later this year.
King Lip, chief investment officer at Baker Avenue Asset Management, expects February's nonfarm payrolls report to come in at the "lower range" due to energy and weather-related woes.
Elaine Chao, U.S. Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush from 2001-2009, says initial jobless claims have increased over the past 2 months and explains what that means for the upcoming jobs data.
Gina Sanchez, chairwoman & founder of Chantico Global, disputes the belief of bad weather impacting jobs creation in the U.S. and says February's report is unlikely to see wage growth.
Robert Reich, former U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1993-1997, expects a "lower payroll figure" for February given the bad weather in the east coast.
While previous jobs reports point to a strong growth trend, wages need to increase more rapidly on a wider basis, says Kathy Bostjancic, director, U.S. Macro Investors Services at Oxford Economics.
Will Oswald, global head of FICC Research at Standard Chartered Bank, outlines his forecast for Friday's nonfarm payrolls and says the key risk for markets is the FOMC meeting next week.
Apart from profit-taking, the declines in Wall Street point to concerns over Friday's nonfarm payrolls, says JJ Kinahan, chief strategist at TD Ameritrade.
Doug Sandler, chief equity strategist at Riverfront Investment Group, is optimistic that this year's job reports will make the case for an interest rate hike in the U.S.