TOKYO— Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up. The data were released Friday as the Bank of Japan held a monetary policy meeting. As the U.S. winds down its own "quantitative easing," Japan's central bank faces pressure to increase stimulus to support growth as...» Read More
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,...
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.
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.
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.
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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.
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in September, reversing the prior month's sluggishness.
The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims rose last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming labor market.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment. And Steve Liesman shares his outlook on the economy.
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...
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 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.
Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee, and Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors CEO, share their outlook on the economy.
CNBC's Rick Santelli, reports jobless claims fell to its lowest levels since April 2000.
U.S. business inventories rose less than expected in August, which might lead economists to lower forecasts for economic growth in the third quarter.
The bond market is the most distorted, Peter Thiel tells CNBC's "Squawk on the Street."
In the topsy-turvy world of jobs these days, even an advanced degree can't protect some Americans from tumbling down the economic ladder.