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Economic Reports Jobless Claims

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Sept. 16, the Labor Department said. A Labor Department official said Harvey and Irma affected claims for Texas and Florida. Texas and Florida account for about 14 percent of U.S. employment.

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Sept. 16, the Labor Department said. A Labor Department official said Harvey and Irma affected claims for Texas and Florida. Unadjusted claims for Texas fell 23,549 last week, the second straight weekly drop.

  • Expect to see economy improving in Q4: Wells Fargo Securities' John Silvia

    To get to three percent, you have to improve labor productivity and participation rate, says John Silvia, Wells Fargo Securities chief economist, providing his outlook on the economy.

  • Job seekers wait to get into the JobNewsUSA job fair at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest unemployment numbers and the latest action in Treasurys and the U.S. dollar.

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 259,000 for the week ended Sept. 16, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department official said Harvey and Irma affected claims for Texas and Florida. In addition, the Labor Department estimated claims for South Carolina and the Virgin Islands last week.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- U.S. consumer prices accelerated in August amid a jump in the cost of gasoline and rental accommodation, signs of firming inflation that boosted the probability of an interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve in December. "Today's report should ease some of the low inflation concerns among wavering Fed officials, and we continue to...

  • *Consumer prices increase 0.4 percent in August. WASHINGTON, Sept 14- U.S. consumer prices accelerated in August amid a jump in the cost of gasoline and rental accommodation, signs of firming inflation that could allow further monetary policy tightening from the Federal Reserve this year. The Labor Department said its Consumer Price Index rose 0.4 percent last...

  • August CPI up 0.4%, weekly jobless claims fell to 284,000

    CNBC's Becky Quick breaks down the weekly numbers on unemployment, and sifts through the data on consumer prices.

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000 for the week ended Sept. 9, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department official said hurricanes Harvey and Irma had impacted on last week's claims data. As a result, the Labor Department estimated claims for Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Virgin...

  • Morgan Stanley on economic impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    Morgan Stanley chief US economist Ellen Zentner discusses how Hurricanes Harvey and Irma could affect US GDP and the labor market.

  • *Hurricane Harvey pushes up claims in Texas. WASHINGTON, Sept 7- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits jumped to a more than two-year high last week amid a surge in applications in hurricane-ravaged Texas, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a strong labor market. The surge in claims reported by the Labor Department on Thursday...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits jumped to its highest level in more than two years last week amid a surge in applications in hurricane-ravaged Texas, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming jobs market. The surge in claims reported by the Labor Department on Thursday offered an early glimpse of...

  • Markets 'desperate' for a little inflation: NationShares' Scott Nation

    Scott Nations, NationsShares chief investment officer & president, provides insight into the impact of long-term low interest rates on the markets.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 7- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits jumped to its highest level in more than two years last week amid a surge in applications in hurricane-ravaged Texas, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming jobs market. A Labor Department official said last week's data had been impacted by Hurricane Harvey,...

  • Initial claims up 62K to 298,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and the final read on second quarter productivity.

  • Don't be fooled by lower-than-expected August jobs growth

    The 156,000 gain in August was on the soft side, but given a well-known bias in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' estimate for the month, this number will be revised up in coming months.

  • Initial jobless claims up 1,000 to 236,000

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, breaks down the latest data on unemployment, personal spending and core PCE spending. And CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in.

  • A job seeker (left) shakes hands with a recruiter during a WorkSource Seattle-King County Aerospace, Maritime and Manufacturing job fair in Seattle on Oct. 6, 2015.

    Claims for benefits were expected to total 236,000 for the most recent week, up from the 234,000 claims reported for the week earlier.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that should continue to support the economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased by 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 236,000 for the week ended Aug. 26, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 24- U.S. home resales unexpectedly fell in July to an 11- month low as a chronic shortage of properties boosted prices, the latest sign that the housing market recovery was slowing. "Housing is far from being the economy's growth star," said Michael Gregory, deputy chief economist at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto. The National Association of...