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  • Mauritius sees unemployment rate at 8 pct in 2015 Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 5:27 AM ET

    PORT LOUIS, June 26- The unemployment rate in the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius is expected to rise to 8.0 percent this year from 7.8 percent in 2014 after an increase in the first quarter, official data showed on Friday. Statistic Mauritius said the unemployment rate jumped to 8.7 percent in the first three months of 2015 from 7.5 percent in the last...

  • Japan inflation ebbs in May, jobless rate flat Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    TOKYO— The state of Japan's economic recovery remains murky, with inflation still nearly flat in May despite unprecedented monetary stimulus, though joblessness was flat at 3.3 percent and household spending rose for the first time in over a year. Japan's central bank is pumping unprecedented sums of cash into the economy, seeking to push prices higher and...

  • Japan's households start opening their wallets Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    Japan's households opened their wallets a bit wider than expected in May, with household expenditures jumping for the first time in more than a year.

  • Brazil's unemployment rates rises Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    SAO PAULO— Brazil's government says unemployment continues rising in Latin America's largest country. The country's IBGE statistics bureau said Thursday that the jobless rate in May was 6.7 percent, against 6.4 percent in April and 4.9 percent in May of last year. IBGE said that the jobless population in May remained stable at 1.6 million, but was almost 39...

  • US jobless claims rise; four-week average falls Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    People line up for a job fair at a new Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company facility in Long Beach, California, March 7, 2015.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased modestly last week, but labor market conditions continued to tighten.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, June 25- Brazil's unemployment rate climbed for a fifth straight month and wages fell in May, government data showed on Thursday, adding to signs of a painful recession. Brazil's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose in May to 6.7 percent, the highest since 2010, from 6.4 percent in April, statistics agency IBGE said. They sank 5.0 percent from...

  • Jobless in Jakarta: the big challenge facing Jokowi Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 9:01 PM ET

    Indonesian companies are shedding jobs as they grapple with the weakest economic growth in six years, adding to the troubles facing President Joko Widodo.

  • JAKARTA, June 21- Indonesian companies are shedding jobs as they grapple with the weakest economic growth in six years, adding to the troubles facing President Joko Widodo, who was elected last year on pledges to dig the country out of a rut. Young people are being hit hardest; the International Labor Organization estimated the youth jobless rate was more than 20...

  • Fed's Williams: Should raise rates twice this year Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
    San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams

    The San Francisco Federal Reserve president warned that waiting too long to hike interest rates poses risks.

  • SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California's unemployment rate increased slightly in May to 6.4 percent, the first such bump in nearly five years, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. A year ago, California's jobless rate was 7.6 percent. California still has a higher unemployment rate than the nation, which also saw a slight jump to 5.5 percent in...

  • Texas gained 33,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in May, bringing the over-the-year total to 286,400 jobs added, a TWC statement said. "Texas employers continue to provide job growth and this is great news for our state," Commissioner Hope Andrade said. "Texas has so much to offer for veterans, job seekers and businesses that choose to locate here."

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— Nebraska's unemployment rate rose a tenth of a point to hit 2.6 percent in May, but it remained the lowest rate in the nation, according to reports released Friday. U.S. Labor Department figures said Nebraska was trailed by North Dakota at 3.1 percent and Utah at 3.5 percent. "Nebraska's employment numbers were strong again in May as total nonfarm...

  • US jobless claims fall more than expected Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A We're Hiring sign at a Target store in Mount Kisco, New York.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a tightening labor market.

  • Jobless claims fall, CPI rises Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims fall, CPI rises

    US weekly jobless claims total 267,000 versus an estimate of 275,000, and the Consumer Price Index rose in May, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- When Jesse Lambert lost his job last December, he was about a level seven for panic. After paying rent in Arlington, Virginia, the 33- year-old's student loans for his undergraduate degree and masters in international commerce were the next biggest expense at around $450 per month. In fact, the unemployment rate for those in the 16-24 age group with...

  • Decoding the Fed's rate hike timing Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 6:18 AM ET
    Fed ready to hike rates?

    Looking ahead to Wednesday's FOMC meeting, with Jim Caron, MS Investment Management.

  • Yields will rise, but slowly: Pro Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 6:15 AM ET
    Yields will rise, but slowly: Pro

    Yields will rise, but at a slow pace, explains Jim Caron, MS Investment Management, in discussing moves in the Treasury market, and the Fed statement.

  • MINNEAPOLIS, June 12- By all rights wages should be soaring in Minnesota, a Midwestern state that boasts one of the best educated and well-paid workforces in the United States and where the unemployment rate stands at a 14- year low. But explain that to Bernie Hesse, projects director for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Retail workers, who account for...

  • They'll clean your house? Crazy tech hiring perks Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Woman cleaning apartment windows

    One tech company will send a cleaning person to your house twice a month to ease your stress! Plus, other crazy tech-hiring perks.

  • US jobless claims up marginally, but market firming Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A job seeker prepares to meet with recruiters during a HireLive career fair on June 4, 2015 in San Francisco.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly, but remained in territory consistent with a stronger labor market.