The Labor Department said the U.S. economy added 235,000 new jobs in February and the unemployment rate fell, beating expectations for 190,000 jobs.
The Labor Department said on Thursday weekly jobless claims increased 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 243,000 for the week ended March 4.
The Labor Department said weekly jobless claims fell to 223,000 for the week ending Feb. 25, far fewer than the median forecast expecting a rise to 245,000.
The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average for weekly jobless claims fell by 4,000 to 241,000, the lowest since July 21, 1973.
Andrew Puzder, the fast-food king and President Donald J. Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor, has withdrawn on the eve of his scheduled Senate hearing.
The Labor Department said Friday the first jobs report under President Donald J. Trump far exceeded expectations, adding 227,00 versus anticipated 175,000.
The Labor Department said weekly jobless claims fell by 15,000 to 234,000 for the week ending January 14, lower than the 254,000 estimate.
The Labor Department said Wednesday the Consumer Price Index (CPI) found prices at the consumer level increased 0.3% in December, matching the estimate.
The Labor Department reported Friday the Producer Price Index (PPI) finds prices at the wholesale level increased 0.3% in December, matching expectations.
The Labor Department released the weekly unemployment insurance report that found claims rose by 10,000 to 247,000 for the week ending January 7.