U.S. business inventories rose slightly more than expected in November and figures for the prior month were revised higher.
The Commerce Department was expected to report a rise in November wholesale inventories on Wednesday.
The number of available jobs slipped 0.8 percent — but job openings are still 4.4 percent higher than a year ago.
Non-manufacturing economic activity was expected to tick up in December.
The "Squawk on the Street" crew sifts through the latest data from the Labor Department. We need more truck drivers and fewer people in retail, says CNBC's Jim Cramer.
Jared Bernstein, CNBC contributor; Jason Trennert, Strategas Research, and Alex Brill, American Enterprise Institute, weigh in on the December payroll numbers.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the latest numbers on jobs from the U.S. Labor Department.
Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network CEO, provides insight to the jobs market and hiring trends in the U.S.
Dan Roth, LinkedIn editor-in-chief, highlights the latest hiring trends in the U.S.
Erik Knutzen, Neuberger Berman chief investment officer, and Michael Gapen, Barclays chief U.S. economist, provide insight to the markets and economy.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of the monthly jobs numbers from the U.S. Department of Labor.
Michelle Girard, NatWest Markets, and Jim O'Sullivan, High Frequency Economics, provide their outlook on the economy and markets ahead of the jobs report.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of key economic data due out this week, including the all-important jobs report on Friday.
Ron Baron's mutual funds continue to charge high fees, despite an exodus out of old-school funds into cheaper, better performing rivals.
Chris Payne, "The Economists' Diet," explains how data-driven science helped him and his co-author avoid dieting pitfalls and lose a combined 125 pounds.
CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview on the U.S. economy in 2018, including whether the Fed will hike rates a few more times.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest read on the economic health of the manufacturing sector in the Midwest.
Beth Ann Bovino, S&P Rating Services chief economist, provides her thoughts on the latest unemployment numbers, and outlook on the economy.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment, advance trade balance, and November read on retail and wholesale inventories.
U.S. home sales increased more than expected in November, hitting their highest level in nearly 11 years.