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.
Peter Cardillo, chief market economist at Rockwell Global Capital, says an 8-10 percent pullback could happen in the U.S. markets this month due to technical factors.
Doug Gordon, investment strategist at Russell Investments, explains why he's expecting a better jobs report than market consensus and says the Fed will likely start hiking rates in September.
Despite U.S. job gains accelerating in January, the Fed will stay patient as inflation remains low, says Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott.
With the latest U.S. nonfarm payrolls data out, Michael Gurka, president at BruinHill Partners discusses how it impacts the U.S. Federal Reserve when it comes to raising rates.
Discussing the latest U.S. nonfarm payroll data, Michael Eastham, President of Fellowship Financial Group, says the 270,000 jobs is a good start, but his concern is more towards the U.S. Federal Reserve and how it's looking for reasons not to raise rates.
Tony Nash, vice president at Delta Economics, says the quality of jobs in the U.S. remains a concern and markets should wait and see to see if positive job figures are sustainable.