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  • OTTAWA, Sept 15- Canada's anemic job market poses "significant challenges," Prime Minister Stephen Harper acknowledged on Monday, while promising new measures this year to help boost the economy. Canada's unemployment rate was 7 percent in August.

  • Autos force US output into reverse in August Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 9:15 AM ET
    Robots weld the frames of Honda Odyssey minivans at the Honda Manufacturing of Alabama facility in Lincoln, Alabama, August 12, 2014.

    U.S. manufacturing output fell for the first time in seven months in August as motor vehicle production declined.

  • NY manufacturing gallops at fastest pace in 5 years Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    An employee uses a sewing machine for a Rebecca Minkoff handbag at the Baikal manufacturing facility in New York, April 17, 2014.

    Manufacturing activity in New York State accelerated at its fastest pace in nearly five years in September, data showed.

  • July inventories rise; not enough to boost growth Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    A stack of plywood is moved with a forklift in the warehouse at Maze Lumber in Peru, Illinois.

    U.S. business inventories rose in July, but may not change views that stock accumulation could be a minor drag on 3rd quarter growth.

  • Retail, import data greased by falling oil prices Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A customer leaves a Tory Burch store on Madison Avenue in New York, Sept. 3, 2014.

    U.S. retail sales rose in August as Americans bought automobiles and a range of other goods, helped in part by relief at the gas pump.

  • JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11- South Africa- focused bullion producer Sibanye Gold plans to cut up to 2,500 workers at its recently acquired Cooke 4 mine west of Johannesburg, two industry sources told Reuters on Thursday. Job cuts are a thorny issue in South Africa where labor relations in the mining shafts are raw and the unemployment rate is around 25 percent.

  • US jobless jump becomes latest bearish harbinger Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A woman walks past a "Now Hiring" sign as she leaves the Urban Outfitters store at Quincy Market in Boston, September 5, 2014.

    The number of new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably doesn't signal a big shift in conditions.

  • Jobless claims 315, 000     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, provides the latest numbers on unemployment. And CNBC's Steve Liesman shares his thought on its impact on the markets.

  • Missouri Senate votes for limited jobless benefits Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 3:19 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missourians who lose their jobs could see a reduction in how long they can receive unemployment benefits. Jay Nixon's veto of a bill tying the duration of jobless benefits to the unemployment rate. The bottom rate would be lower than every other state except North Carolina and Florida.

  • Curb your estimates: Inventories near flat in July Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee arranges flat screen television inventory at the ABT Inc. warehouse in Glenview, Illinois.

    U.S. wholesale inventories barely rose in July, suggesting a slower pace of stock accumulation that could see growth estimates trimmed.

  • Time for the IRS to embrace the freelance economy Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 5:04 PM ET

    The work landscape has changed and the IRS needs to get with the program, says Carol Roth.

  • BoE's Carney: Rate hike nearing, wage growth weak Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    The point at which interest rates begin to normalize is getting closer, the Bank of England's Mark Carney told trade unionists.

  • US industry pay hikes since recession, at a glance Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 5:23 PM ET

    Despite steady job growth and a drop in the unemployment rate from 10 percent during 2009 to 6.1 percent in August, most Americans have received little increase in pay. Average wages, before inflation, have risen only about 2 percent a year since the downturn ended five years ago.

  • US job market's lingering weak spot: Stagnant pay Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:36 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. job market has steadily improved by pretty much every gauge except the one Americans probably care about most: Pay. The unemployment rate has sunk to a nearly normal 6.1 percent. said Joe Brusuelas, chief economist at McGladrey, a tax and accounting firm.

  • Investors see Fed keeping rates lower for longer Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:10 PM ET
    U.S. Federal Reserve

    Investors expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to keep interest rates lower for longer than the makers of U.S monetary policy themselves expect.

  • Alexis Tsipras, leader of Greek opposition party Syriza, says the fall in Greek GDP after the euro zone crisis has been a "disaster" and unemployment remains "unacceptable".

  • Small-business owner's problem? Finding workers Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    One small-business owner told CNBC his biggest issue is finding people to hire.

  • August jobs report big miss     Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Dissecting August's weak jobs report, with Gary Burnison, Korn/Ferry International CEO, and Tom Gimbel, LaSalle Network CEO.

  • US unemployment rate falls for younger workers Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Though U.S. job growth slowed last month, the unemployment rate fell, especially for younger demographic groups. Jobless rates also fell for recent war veterans and for high school graduates and dropouts. The overall unemployment rate slipped to 6.1 percent in August from 6.2 percent in July, the Labor Department said Friday.

  • CNBC.com Finance Editor Jeff Cox breaks down the good and bad numbers from Friday's lackluster and "noisy" jobs report.