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New U.S. jobless claims fell more than expected last week, pointing to a sustained improvement in labor market conditions.
CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and jobs.
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CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the Fed minutes reveal insight into the debate at the Federal Reserve over the timing of raising interest rates.
U.S. housing starts rebounded strongly in July, suggesting the housing recovery was back on track after stalling in the second half of last year.
U.S. consumer prices barely rose in July as declining energy costs partially offset increases in food and rents.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.— For the second month, Alabama is the only state with an unemployment rate higher than a year ago. Bentley said nearly 60,000 new jobs have been announced since he became governor, and Alabama is poised for better days when plants come on line like Airbus in Mobile, Golden Dragon Copper Tubing in Wilcox County and Remington in Huntsville.
The Labor Department said Monday that unemployment rates fell in eight states in July and were unchanged in 12. At the same time, hiring rose in 36 states, fell in 13, and was unchanged in Iowa. Mississippi had the highest unemployment rate in July, at 8 percent, its first month with the highest since the 2008-2009 Great Recession.
SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California's unemployment rate held steady at 7.4 percent in July, but two surveys used to calculate the rate showed different results, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday.
WETHERSFIELD, Conn.— Connecticut added jobs for a sixth straight month in July, dropping its unemployment rate to 6.6 percent, the state Department of Labor said Friday. It's the lowest unemployment rate recorded in Connecticut since December 2008 but still is higher than the U.S. rate of 6.2 percent.
AUSTIN, Texas— The Texas unemployment rate remained at 5.1 percent in July, holding steady for the third month in a row, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. Employment growth in July across Texas included 46,600 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, according to the TWC.
U.S. consumer sentiment fell to its lowest since November but a read of current economic conditions rose to its highest since July 2007.
LAS VEGAS— Nevada's unemployment rate held at 7.7 percent in July compared with June, but it dropped compared with where it was a year earlier, state officials said Friday. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported that Nevada's unemployment rate was down 2.2 percentage points from July 2013.
U.S. industrial production edged higher in July, as production of auto parts and motor vehicles jumped.
OTTAWA, Aug 15- Canada created 41,700 jobs in July, considerably more than expected, and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.0 percent from 7.1 percent in June, according to revised data Friday by Statistics Canada. Statscan had, on Aug. 8, reported a net gain of just 200 jobs in July.
Manufacturing activity in New York State improved in August, albeit at a slower pace than expected.
U.S. producer prices rose marginally in July as a decline in the cost of energy goods offset higher food prices.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida's unemployment rate remained unchanged in July amid signs that the state's economy continues a slow, but steady recovery from the depths of the Great Recession. Florida also lost 1,600 jobs in July after leading the nation in job growth the previous month. Rick Scott, who has made jobs a central part of his re-election campaign.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island's unemployment rate fell slightly to 7.7 percent in July, down two-tenths of a percentage point from June, when it was tied with Mississippi as having the highest unemployment rate in the nation, according to new numbers released by the state Department of Labor and Training on Thursday.