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  • W.Va. jobless rate inches up in March Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 2:43 PM ET

    WorkForce West Virginia reported Tuesday that the number of unemployed state residents rose by 1,200 in March to a total of 48,500 statewide. The West Virginia rate is less than the national rate of 6.7 percent. Employment gains in West Virginia were recorded in logging, construction and manufacturing.

  • NH unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    In March 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.3 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.7 percent, unchanged from the February rate, and a decrease of. 08 percentage points from the March 2013 rate.

  • US food, rent prices creep higher in March Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Produce clerk inspects the produce at a Publix Super Markets grocery store in Knoxville, Tenn., Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

    U.S. consumer prices rose in March but inflation remained generally benign, which should give the Fed scope to keep interest rates low.

  • Torrid March retail sales melt winter's effects Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    An employee rings up a customer at the Macy's flagship store in New York.

    U.S. retail sales recorded their largest gain in 1-1/2 years in March, the latest sign the economy was emerging from a freezing winter.

  • Tech giants demand more visas as critics cry foul Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:09 AM ET

    Facebook, Google, Microsoft,and other firms want easier access for foreign workers, but critics allege it will discourage them from hiring Americans.

  • US consumer sentiment hits 9-month high in April Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 9:56 AM ET
    A shopper looks at women's clothing at a store in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., March 25, 2014.

    U.S. consumer sentiment rose in April to its highest in nine months as both current conditions and expectations brightened, a survey released on Friday showed.

  • Inflation rears its head in March as prices spike Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Employees sort Bordeaux cookies for packing at the Pepperidge Farm Inc. manufacturing facility in Richmond, Utah.

    U.S. producer prices recorded their largest increase in nine months in March as food and services costs spiked.

  • Rhode Island's job growth better than estimated Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— New statistics show that Rhode Island job growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 was better than originally estimated. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday there were 2,100 more jobs in December than initially reported. Rhode Island's February unemployment rate was 9 percent.

  • US jobless queue shortest in nearly 7 years Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A veteran speaks to a job recruiter at a 'Hiring our Heroes' Job Fair on March 27, 2014 in New York City.

    The number new jobless claims plunged to their lowest in nearly 7 years, which may bolster hopes of a growth surge after a cold winter.

  • Initial jobless claims at 300,000     Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest unemployment numbers and breaks down the data on import/export prices in March.

  • BofA to pay nearly $800 million in fines Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 2:21 PM ET
    Workers fix a large electronic billboard featuring an advertisement for Bank of America in Times Square, New York, February 19, 2014.

    The bank agreed to pay nearly $800 million in fines and restitution to settle allegations of deceptive marketing and unfair billing involving credit card products.

  • US inventories gain in Feb., may not help growth Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 10:06 AM ET
    An employee operates a forklift at the distribution center of the Oregon Freeze Dry Inc. facility in Tangent, Oregon.

    U.S. wholesale inventories rose at a slower pace in February than in the prior month, data showed on Tuesday.

  • Secret Service reassigns staff, eyes new booze rules Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 7:46 AM ET
    Secret Service

    The U.S. Secret Service is reassigning some staff and exploring stricter rules on alcohol after agents were sent home after a night of drinking.

  • Kocherlakota: Fed must combat jobless rate better Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 2:33 PM ET
    Narayana Kocherlakota, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, speaks in St. Paul, Minnesota, Feb. 16, 2010.

    The Fed is allowing the economy to waste rosources by letting inflation stay too low and unemployment too high, a top official says.

  • ROCHESTER, Minn., April 8- The Federal Reserve is allowing the American economy to waste "lots of resources" by letting inflation stay too low and unemployment stay too high, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, exhorting his fellow policymakers to do more.

  • Doh! Even the White House has a gender-pay gap Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Despite Obama's equal-pay push, women make 77 cents for every dollar men make at the White House. Jake Novak explains.

  • Senate approves jobless benefits, divided House next Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 7:06 AM ET
    People seeking employment wait in line to enter a job fair at the Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater March 28, 2014 in Washington.

    The Senate passes a bill to restore expired long-term jobless benefits for 2.4 million Americans.

  • Government isn't hindering the recovery: Insana Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 3:59 PM ET

    US policies—and Fed policy in particular—isn't what's hindering the recovery, says Ron Insana.

  • No bear case from jobs report     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight into the commentary from Wall St. about Friday's jobs data.

  • Why unemployment numbers are so confusing     Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 8:03 AM ET

    The unemployment rate has been coming down, but there's also been a sharp drop in the percentage of American adults who work. What gives? CNBC's Allison Linn explains why there is so much confusion in the numbers.

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