This is the fourth straight month of gains for the index.
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but the increase was marginal, suggesting strong job growth in March that should underpin consumer spending.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the weekly numbers on unemployment, and CNBC's Steve Liesman provides reaction to the data and insight to the economy.
U.S. home sales surged in February but a chronic shortage of houses on the market remains an obstacle heading into the spring selling season.
The number of new positions surged by 645,000 as of the end of January, a new high for the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, a metric that gets close attention from the Federal Reserve.
Jobless claims fell last week, pointing to sustained labor strength even as economic growth appears to have slowed early in the first quarter.
CNBC's Rick Santelli sifts through a slew of economic data points, including the latest numbers on unemployment, manufacturing, and import prices.
WASHINGTON— The unemployment rates for black Americans, recent veterans and people in their early 20 s fell sharply in February, even as the national jobless rate held steady at 4.1 percent. The unemployment rate for those who have served in the armed forces anytime since September 2001 dropped to 3.3 percent, matching a record low from December.
Half of people who don't file for unemployment insurance think they wouldn't qualify. Often, they're wrong.
The U.S. economy created 313,000 jobs in February, smashing Wall Street expectations with gains in construction and retail.
OTTAWA, March 9- The Canadian economy added 15,400 jobs in February after a big loss in January but full-time positions shrank and wage growth decelerated, prompting analysts to predict the Bank of Canada will be in no rush to raise rates. Statistics Canada said on Friday the unemployment rate dipped to 5.8 percent from 5.9 percent in January.
The "Squawk on the Street" crew sift through February's strong jobs numbers.
Chicago Fed President Charles Evans weighs in on February's strong jobs report.
CNBC's Steve Liesman and Chicago Fed President Charles Evans talk about February's strong numbers and weighs in on the economy, monetary policy and interest rates.
Anastasia Amoroso, J.P. Morgan Private Bank; Kate Moore, BlackRock, and Beth Ann Bovino, S&P Global Ratings, provide insight to Friday's jobs report from the U.S. Labor Department.
OTTAWA, March 9- The Canadian economy added 15,400 jobs in February after a massive loss in January, thanks to a gain in part-time positions, and the unemployment rate dipped to 5.8 percent, Statistics Canada said on Friday. Analysts in a Reuters poll had forecast employment would increase by 20,000. Canada shed 88,000 positions in January, the most in nine years.
CNBC's Hampton Pearson breaks down the latest data on jobs, wages and unemployment from the Labor Department.
CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli weigh in on Friday's robust jobs report.
Michelle Girard, NatWest chief U.S. economist, and Drew Matus, MetLife Investment Management, share their expectations on Friday's employment report.
WASHINGTON, March 9- U.S. job growth likely rose at a brisk clip in February and probably pushed down the unemployment rate to a more than 17- year low of 4.0 percent, but wage gains are expected to have slowed after three straight months of strong increases. The closely watched employment report from the Labor Department on Friday is expected to underscore the...