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  • German unemployment dips again in October Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 6:28 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's unemployment rate fell to 6.3 percent in October as the labor market in Europe's biggest economy continued to gain steam. Germany's economy has been slowing, and business and consumer confidence has slid on concerns over the turmoil in Ukraine and elsewhere. Nonetheless, ING economist Carsten Brzeski says indications are the labor market...

  • BERLIN, Oct 30- German joblessness unexpectedly fell in October and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent, underlining the strength of the job market in Europe's largest economy and coming as a welcome bright spot after a slew of weak data. "The German labour market remains solid as a rock, defying all woes from a weakening industry," said Carsten Brzeski,...

  • Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September suggests that economic activity is expanding at a moderate pace. Labor market conditions improved somewhat further, with solid job gains and a lower unemployment rate.

  • Cramer: Fed parlor game not making money     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss the expected end of the Fed's bond buying program and dig through the good and bad economic data.

  • Fed will likely signal no rate hike anytime soon Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 12:31 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And Fed Chair Janet Yellen has stressed that while the unemployment rate is close to a historically normal level, other gauges of the job market remain a concern.

  • Here's what worries me more than Ebola: Yoshikami Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Ebola and ISIS are grabbing all the headlines but here are four things that worry me more, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • New home sales rise to 6-year high in September Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Cinder blocks sit in a pile near homes under construction at the Toll Brothers Inc. Jupiter Country Club housing development in Jupiter, Florida.

    Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, increasing 0.2 percent, according to the Commerce Department on Friday.

  • *China aims to keep urban unemployment rate below 4.6 pct in 2014. BEIJING, Oct 24- China's urban registered unemployment rate was 4.07 percent at the end of September, down slightly from 4.08 percent at the end of the second quarter, the labor ministry said on Friday. In the first nine months of this year, China added a total of 10.82 million jobs, according to a...

  • BEIJING, Oct 24- China's urban unemployment rate was 4.07 percent at the end of September, down slightly from 4.08 percent at the end of the second quarter, the labour ministry said on Friday during news conference. Top China officials have insisted the labour market remains healthy even as economic growth cools to its slowest since the global economic crisis.

  • US lead indicators rise amid 'widespread' gains Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee arranges flat screen television inventory at the ABT Inc. warehouse in Glenview, Illinois.

    A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in September, reversing the prior month's sluggishness.

  • US claims creep up, stay near post-recession lows Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    People wait in line to enter the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York October 7, 2014.

    The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims rose last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming labor market.

  • Jobless claims inches up to 283,000     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment. And Steve Liesman shares his outlook on the economy.

  • Spanish jobless figure drops as economy picks up Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:32 AM ET

    MADRID— Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period thanks to a recovering economy and a bumper summer tourism season, official statistics showed Thursday. The number of jobless people fell by 195,200 July through September, leaving the total number of unemployed at a rounded...

  • 11,500 jobs in Sept. cuts Conn.t jobless rate Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Employers in Connecticut added 11,500 jobs in September, cutting the unemployment rate to its lowest in nearly six years, the state Labor Department announced Monday. Andy Condon, the Department of Labor's research director, said some gains were expected, particularly in public education and leisure and hospitality affected by seasonal...

  • The rise of Wall Street's robot bond trader Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    People stand inside the lobby of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters building in New York.

    The face of automation on Wall Street is a computer hooked up to nine blinking screens that goes by the name Quantitative Market Maker, or Q.M.M.

  • Ohio's September unemployment rate down Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's unemployment rate fell slightly last month after holding steady for two months in a row, according to state numbers released Friday. The state's jobless rate was 5.6 percent for September, down from 5.7 percent in both July and August, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The Ohio unemployment rate was slightly...

  • Bearish case for economy     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee, and Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors CEO, share their outlook on the economy.

  • Jobless claims down 23,000 to 264,000     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, reports jobless claims fell to its lowest levels since April 2000.

  • Weak business inventories lead to lower GDP forecast? Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Employee organizes treated lumber at Maze Lumber in Peru, Illinois.

    U.S. business inventories rose less than expected in August, which might lead economists to lower forecasts for economic growth in the third quarter.

  • Thiel: We're in a gov't bubble of 'massive size' Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Peter Thiel, co-founder of Palantir.

    The bond market is the most distorted, Peter Thiel tells CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."