TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey's unemployment rate rose a tick in August to 6.6 percent as more people looked for work and the number of people with jobs dropped slightly. The state Labor Department released its preliminary monthly report Thursday. New Jersey's unemployment rate remains above the national rate of 6.1 percent.» Read More
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.
A closely watched barometer of business conditions showed the manufacturing sector lost steam in September, and fell short of market estimates.
CNBC's Steve Liesman, and BlackRock's Jeffrey Rosenberg, discuss whether the Fed is sending mixed messages to the markets.
Jobless claims tumbled sharply in the latest week, but so did housing starts in August, which plummeted by more than 14 percent.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on unemployment and housing. Housing starts dropped 14.4 percent in August, reports Santelli.
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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. consumer prices fell for the first time in nearly 1½ years in August and underlying inflation pressures were muted.
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.
U.S. manufacturing output fell for the first time in seven months in August as motor vehicle production declined.
Manufacturing activity in New York State accelerated at its fastest pace in nearly five years in September, data showed.
U.S. business inventories rose in July, but may not change views that stock accumulation could be a minor drag on 3rd quarter growth.
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.
The number of new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably doesn't signal a big shift in conditions.
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.