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Economic Reports Jobless Claims

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, likely as unseasonably cold weather at the end of the month disrupted the construction of single-family housing units. "Housing starts were held down by the cold winter weather but should bounce back quickly in coming months as the country...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- U.S. homebuilding fell more than expected in December, recording its biggest drop in just over a year, amid a steep decline in the construction of single-family housing units following two months of hefty gains. The decline in claims for jobless benefits, however, probably exaggerated the health of the labor market as data for seven states,...

  • Job seekers job fair

    First-time claims for benefits were expected to total 250,000 in the most recent week, down from the 261,000 claims reported for the prior week.

  • Job seekers job fair

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman discuss the latest read on jobless claims, housing starts and the Philly Fed index.

  • Producer price index dips 0.1 percent in December. WASHINGTON, Jan 11- U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/ 2 years in December amid declining costs for services, which could temper expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2018.. "Factories aren't producing as much inflation, which is sure to bedevil the doves at the Fed who are worried...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- U.S. producer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1-1/ 2 years in December amid declining costs for services, which could temper expectations that inflation will accelerate in 2018.. The Labor Department said on Thursday its producer price index for final demand slipped 0.1 percent last month. That was the first drop in the PPI since August...

  • A job seeker, left, speaks to a Uline Inc. representative during a job fair hosted by JobExpo.com in Dallas, Texas.

    First-time claims for state unemployment benefits were expected to total 248,000 for the most recent week.

  • Job seekers fill out forms for available job opportunities during a construction job fair.

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on unemployment and producer prices.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 4- U.S. private employers stepped up hiring in December and planned layoffs by American-based companies fell sharply, pointing to sustained labor market strength that likely keeps the Federal Reserve on course to increase interest rates in March. The Labor Department said claims data for some states, including California, Massachusetts,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 4- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose for a third straight week last week, but that likely does not suggest a material shift in labor market conditions as data for several states, including California, were estimated. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 250,000 for...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 4- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose for a third straight week last week, but that likely does not suggest a material shift in labor market conditions as data for several states, including California, were estimated. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 250,000 for...

  • U.S. weekly jobless claims up 3,000 to 250,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the weekly numbers on unemployment.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 28- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week and the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market. U.S. workers filed 245,000 initial claims for state unemployment benefits during the week that ended Dec. 23, according to seasonally adjusted figures published by the Labor...

  • Underlying trend suggests 'some slack' in labor market: S&P chief economist

    Beth Ann Bovino, S&P Rating Services chief economist, provides her thoughts on the latest unemployment numbers, and outlook on the economy.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 28- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week and the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market. U.S. workers filed 245,000 initial claims for state unemployment benefits during the week that ended Dec. 23, according to seasonally adjusted figures published by the Labor...

  • People stand in line to enter a job fair in New York.

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment, advance trade balance, and November read on retail and wholesale inventories.

  • *Third-quarter gross domestic product rises 3.2 percent. WASHINGTON, Dec 21- The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace in more than two years in the third quarter, powered by robust business spending, and is poised for what could be a modest lift next year from sweeping tax cuts passed by Congress this week. Gross domestic product expanded at a 3.2 percent annualized...

  • Job seekers wait in line during the TechFair LA job fair in Los Angeles, Jan. 26, 2017.

    The number of Americans filing for benefits rose more than expected last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a tightening labor market.

  • A job seeker waits to be interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, Calif.

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment, economic growth and factory orders. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds insight.