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  • Connecticut lags much of the US in personal income growth Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    Connecticut's 3 percent rise from 2013 to 2014 also lagged other New England states except Maine, where it increased by 2.9 percent. Connecticut has been vexed by unemployment persistently higher than joblessness nationwide. The unemployment rate in Connecticut was 6.3 percent in January, the most recent month available, while nationally it was 5.7 percent.

  • State unemployment rate fell in snowy February Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 9:46 AM ET

    BOSTON— The unemployment rate in Massachusetts dropped two-tenths of a point to stand below 5 percent in February, a month in which the region was clobbered with record snowfall, the state's labor office reported Thursday. The unemployment rate fell from 5.1 percent in January to 4.9 percent in February, marking the first time since March 2008— seven years ago—...

  • Unraveling Fed's conundrum: Economist   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:35 AM ET
    Unraveling Fed's conundrum: Economist

    Tom Porcelli, RBC Capital Markets, shares his thoughts on when the Fed is likely to raise rates and its impact on yields. And CNBC's Steve Liesman, and GAMCO's Mario Gabelli, provide perspective.

  • Jobless claims up 1K to 291,000   Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims up 1K to 291,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment, and CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective

  • Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 3:09 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Below is the statement the Federal Reserve released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in January suggests that economic growth has moderated somewhat. Labor market conditions have improved further, with strong job gains and a lower unemployment rate.

  • Janet Yellen Q&A   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:43 PM ET
    Janet Yellen Q&A

    Janet Yellen responds to reporters' questions following the Fed rate decision and removal of the word patient from its statement.

  • Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 2:30 PM ET
    Yellen: Not ruling out April rate hike

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen makes her opening statement, saying just because the Fed removed the word "patient" in its guidance for a rate increase, doesn't mean they are going to be "impatient."

  • NEW YORK— Stocks are rallying after the Federal Reserve indicated that it's not in a hurry to raise interest rates. In a statement released at the end of a two-day policy meeting Wednesday, the Fed forecast that the U.S. unemployment rate can fall further without spurring inflation. The Dow was up 145 points, or 1.4 percent, at 17,990 as of 2:15 p.m., fifteen minutes...

  • U.S. military veteran unemployment easing, but still high Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, March 18- Unemployment rates for U.S. military veterans fell last year, but joblessness among their ranks remains higher than the civilian population, a government report showed on Thursday. The unemployment rate among veterans who joined the military after Sept. 11, 2001, fell to an average of 7.2 percent last year from 9 percent in 2013, the Labor...

  • A fix for jobless vets? Make them entrepreneurs Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 9:00 AM ET
    A veteran speaks to a job recruiter at a 'Hiring our Heroes' Job Fair on March 27, 2014 in New York City.

    Post-9/11 veterans struggle as their unemployment rate stands at 6.7 percent, versus 5.5 percent for the general population.

  • Forget patience, QE4 is coming: Peter Schiff Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:38 PM ET

    Permabear Peter Schiff of Euro Pacific Capital says forget about the word "patient," the Fed is more likely to start QE4 than raise rates.

  • The rate is one-fifth of a point below the January 2014 rate of 4.4 percent, Iowa Workforce Development said. In January, Iowa listed 1,645,000 people as employed, up by 3,000 since December and 28,600 since January 2014. The report also shows Iowa added 3,100 nonfarm jobs from December to January, raising the state's total nonfarm employment to 1,562,200....

  • Unemployment rate drops in 24 states in January Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 10:23 AM ET

    The Labor Department said Tuesday that jobless rates were unchanged from December in 18 states and in Washington, D.C.. Unemployment dropped the most from January 2014 in Illinois and in Rhode Island. Employers added jobs in 39 states and reduced them in 10 and in Washington, D.C. California gained 67,300 jobs in January, Ohio rose 25,100 and Michigan added...

  • This one policy change could create 400,000 jobs Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 8:12 AM ET
    The oil drilling supply chain is expected to increase jobs when a 40-year ban on crude export is lifted.

    Record spare U.S. crude oil supplies put pressure on the Obama administration and Congress to lift the country's ban on oil exports.

  • NC unemployment stays relatively flat for 3rd month Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 4:01 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina's jobless rate was 5.4 percent for January, the third month in a row the figure has been relatively flat, according to numbers released Tuesday. "Broadly speaking, I would say that it's suggesting there's a kind of stabilization in the North Carolina labor market," said Queens University of Charlotte economics professor Harry Bowen,...

  • Did your company cut the most jobs in 2014? Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 11:55 AM ET
    Hess oil gas truck

    Ten companies in the Standard & Poor's 50 reported the largest percentage drops in the employee numbers in 2014, USA Today reports.

  • OTTAWA, March 13- Canada shed 1,000 jobs in February, far fewer than expected, but an increase in the number of people looking for work sent the unemployment rate up to 6.8 percent, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. The natural resources sector, which includes oil and gas extraction, cut 16,900 jobs, with most of the losses coming in Alberta and British...

  • Higher capital standards important, but ...   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 3:27 PM ET
    Higher capital standards important: Liesman

    Fmr Rep. Barney Frank joins CNBC's Steve Liesman to discuss stress tests, unemployment and capital.

  • US jobless claims fall, unwind prior weeks' rise Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    A job seeker waits to be interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, Calif.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected, offering signs of a rapidly strengthening labor market.

  • Jobless claims drops 36,000 to 289,000   Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims drops 36,000 to 289,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, breaks down the latest data on unemployment, retail sales and export/import prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.