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  • Georgia jobless rate drops to 7 percent Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 5:33 AM ET

    ATLANTA— State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has dropped to 7 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted jobless rate on Thursday.

  • Fed Chair Yellen's message     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    Discussing Fed Chair Janet Yellen's view on the economy and the recovery, with Brian Levitt, Oppenheimer Funds senior economist; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities senior fellow; and CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Michigan adjusted jobless rate down to 7.5 percent Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich.— The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has hit its lowest level in six years, falling two-tenths of a percentage point to 7.5 percent. The department says Michigan's civilian labor force rose 11,000 to 4.730 million in March, while the number of people working rose 19,000 to 4.375 million.

  • Wash. unemployment rate steady at 6.3 percent Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state added an estimated 6,700 jobs in March and the unemployment rate is holding steady at 6.3 percent, according to a report released Wednesday by the state Employment Security Department. "The short-term trend looks good," Paul Turek, a labor economist with the department, said in a written statement.

  • US manufacturing extends spring thaw in March Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. manufacturing output rose for a second straight month in March, a sign of recovery from a long winter.

  • March US housing starts climb, fall short of hopes Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A worker guides a section of a new home into place at the Toll Brothers Baker Ranch community development in Lake Forest, California, Feb. 11, 2014.

    U.S. housing starts rose less than expected in March and building permits fell, pointing to underlying weakness in the market.

  • UK unemployment keeps falling amid recovery Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    LONDON— Britain's unemployment rate has fallen below 7 percent for the first time in five years, with earnings growth narrowly outstripping inflation for the first time since 2010.. The Office for National Statistics said Wednesday that 2.24 million people were unemployed in the three months to February, a rate of 6.9 percent.

  • Jobless rate up for 57 Ky. counties in 2013 Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says Woodford County's annual jobless rate last year was the state's lowest, at 6.1 percent, up from 6 percent in 2012. Leslie County had the highest rate in 2013 at 17.7 percent, up from 14.1 percent a year earlier.

  • 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.

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