• Mich. jobless rate off 0.3 points to 7.4 percent Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 12:14 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich.— The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.3 percentage points to 7.4 percent in the latest month. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management& Budget released the August employment report Wednesday. The state says that Michigan's civilian labor force fell by 11,000 to 4.731 million in August.

  • Philly Fed retreats as manufacturing loses steam Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 10:12 AM ET
    A Ford worker performs a seat install on a 2014 Ford F-150 truck at the Ford Dearborn Truck Plant, in Dearborn, Michigan.

    A closely watched barometer of business conditions showed the manufacturing sector lost steam in September, and fell short of market estimates.

  • Interpreting Fed's signals     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:33 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and BlackRock's Jeffrey Rosenberg, discuss whether the Fed is sending mixed messages to the markets.

  • All mixed up! Claims plunge—but so does housing Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    A career counselor reviews a document with information about finding jobs at the Western Addition Neighborhood Access Point in San Francisco.

    Jobless claims tumbled sharply in the latest week, but so did housing starts in August, which plummeted by more than 14 percent.

  • Jobless claims 280,000     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on unemployment and housing. Housing starts dropped 14.4 percent in August, reports Santelli.

  • Arizona's jobless rate up for 3rd straight month Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 4:24 AM ET

    PHOENIX— Arizona's unemployment rate is up for a third straight month. Department of Administration economists reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 7.1 percent, up from 7 percent in July.

  • Unemployment benefits to increase in New York Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— Benefits for the unemployed are set to go up in New York. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that the minimum weekly rate will increase from $64 to $100 and the maximum weekly rate will increase from $405 to $420. The state labor department says New York's unemployment rate was 6.6 percent in July.

  • Laurent Freixe, CEO of Nestle Europe, says youth unemployment is one of the worst parts of the euro zone crisis and discusses how companies can employ more people.

  • Washington unemployment rate 5.6 percent Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 1:25 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state's unemployment rate remained steady at 5.6 percent last month, but the state saw an overall loss of 1,500 jobs from the previous month, state officials said Wednesday. The newest numbers released by the state's Employment Security Department show that August's jobless rate did not change from July's numbers.

  • Missouri unemployment rate drops slightly Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A new report shows Missouri's unemployment rate dipped slightly last month while the state lost 3,100 nonfarm jobs. The state Department of Economic Development said Tuesday the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in August from 6.5 percent in July.

  • Deflation? Consumer prices sink to lowest in a year Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    Customers shop at the J.C. Penney store in Brooklyn, New York.

    U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1½ years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted.

  • Producer prices flat in August, inflation dormant Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:44 AM ET
    A worker installs components at the base of a wind turbine blade at the Siemens AG turbine blade plant in Fort Madison, Iowa.

    U.S. producer prices were flat in August, data showed on Tuesday, underscoring dormant price pressures in the world's largest economy.

  • 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.