BERLIN— Germany's unemployment rate edged down to 6.8 percent in March as a traditional springtime uptick in hiring bolstered an already robust labor market in Europe's biggest economy. The Federal Labor Agency said Tuesday that the unadjusted jobless rate was down from 6.9 percent in February. Last week, a closely watched survey showed German business...» Read More
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week pointing to a healthy labor market.
Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors, shares his thoughts on what's driving market volatility.
Connecticut's 3 percent rise from 2013 to 2014 also lagged other New England states except Maine, where it increased by 2.9 percent. Connecticut has been vexed by unemployment persistently higher than joblessness nationwide. The unemployment rate in Connecticut was 6.3 percent in January, the most recent month available, while nationally it was 5.7 percent.
BOSTON— The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped two-tenths of a point to stand below 5 percent in February, a month in which the region was clobbered with record snowfall, the state's labor office reported Thursday. The unemployment rate fell from 5.1 percent in January to 4.9 percent in February, marking the first time since March 2008— seven years ago—...
Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on when the Fed is likely to raise rates and its impact on yields. And CNBC's Steve Liesman, and GAMCO's Mario Gabelli, provide perspective.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment, and CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective
WASHINGTON— Below is the statement the Federal Reserve released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that economic growth has moderated somewhat. Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate.
Janet Yellen responds to reporters' questions following the Fed rate decision and removal of the word patient from its statement.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes her opening statement, saying just because the Fed removed the word "patient" in its guidance for a rate increase, doesn't mean they are going to be "impatient."
NEW YORK— Stocks are rallying after the Federal Reserve indicated that it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates. In a statement released at the end of a two-day policy meeting Wednesday, the Fed forecast that the U.S. unemployment rate can fall further without spurring inflation. The Dow was up 145 points, or 1.4 percent, at 17,990 as of 2:15 p.m., fifteen minutes...
WASHINGTON, March 18- Unemployment rates for U.S. military veterans fell last year, but joblessness among their ranks remains higher than the civilian population, a government report showed on Thursday. The unemployment rate among veterans who joined the military after Sept. 11, 2001, fell to an average of 7.2 percent last year from 9 percent in 2013, the Labor...
Post-9/11 veterans struggle as their unemployment rate stands at 6.7 percent, versus 5.5 percent for the general population.
Permabear Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital says forget about the word "patient," the Fed is more likely to start QE4 than raise rates.
Ten companies in the Standard & Poor's 50 reported the largest percentage drops in the employee numbers in 2014, USA Today reports.
OTTAWA, March 13- Canada shed 1,000 jobs in February, far fewer than expected, but an increase in the number of people looking for work sent the unemployment rate up to 6.8 percent, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. The natural resources sector, which includes oil and gas extraction, cut 16,900 jobs, with most of the losses coming in Alberta and British...
Fmr Rep. Barney Frank joins CNBC's Steve Liesman to discuss stress tests, unemployment and capital.
The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected, offering signs of a rapidly strengthening labor market.
CNBC's Rick Santelli, breaks down the latest data on unemployment, retail sales and export/import prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.
Former Deputy Treasury Secretary Roger Altman tells CNBC the unemployment rate, 5.5 percent February, is not the best measure of labor market conditions.
Vasu Menon, VP, Wealth Management Singapore, OCBC, expects the Fed to remain cautious when it comes to increasing interest rates this year, but will likely step on the accelerator in 2016.