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  • Job market for college grads better but still weak Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads— a bit. The Labor Department on Tuesday said the unemployment rate for 2013 college graduates— defined as those ages 20 to 29 who earned a four-year or advanced degree— was 10.9 percent.

  • US existing home sales sink to near 2-year low Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    U.S. home resales fell to their lowest level in more than 1-1/2 years in March, amid signs a recent downward trend may be nearing an end.

  • Fed strikes back at critics with new study Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 2:23 PM ET
    Attendees wait in line to speak with a prospective employer at a job fair on March 8, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland.

    Jobless rate in recent years has been a good gauge of slack in the economy, according to a paper published by the Fed.

  • Jobless rate still good gauge of slack: Fed study Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 21- The U.S. jobless rate in recent years has been a good gauge of slack in the economy, according to a paper published Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco that takes aim at critics who have argued otherwise.

  • Leading indicators rise 0.8%, inch above estimates Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    A measure of the U.S. economy's health rose in March for the third consecutive month.

  • Chris Rupkey, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, shares his thoughts on the nation's unemployment picture state-by-state. Krisha Guha, ISI Group and CNBC's Steve Liesman, weigh in.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 6:25 a.m. EDT Saturday, 19 Apr 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    Here are 5 features the device might offer. Venture investments soar 57 percent in 1st quarter to highest level since 2001 Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China for local market Guinea plans to cancel rights to massive iron ore deposit, held by BSG Resources, Vale Providence, RI, sues financial firms, says they defrauded investors with high-speed trading Democrats urged not to mention the word' recovery' in upcoming campaign More than 2/ 3 of US states had job gains in March, while unemployment rate fell in 21 states Mazda recalling 109,000 older Tribute SUVs to fix frame rust problem Calpine says it will sell six Southeast power plants to LS Power for $1.57 B

  • Nevada jobless rate remains 8.5 percent in March Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 12:07 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada's jobless rate held steady in March at 8.5 percent, the same as the month before, the Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported Friday.

  • Utah jobless rate increased slightly in March Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 11:34 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah's unemployment rate increased slightly last month, the first time since last July the rate has climbed instead of falling. The Department of Workforce Services announced Friday that the state's jobless rate for March was 4.1 percent, up from 3.9 percent the month before.

  • Va.'s jobless rate rises to 5 pct in March Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    RICHMOND, Va.— The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 5 percent in March. Virginia had seen its jobless rate decline for seven consecutive months, reaching its lowest rate in February since November 2008.

  • Miss. jobless rate rises in March as payrolls fall Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    JACKSON, Miss.— Mississippi's unemployment rate rose to 7.6 percent in March as more people entered the labor force than could find jobs. A separate survey shows state employer payrolls fell for the fourth straight month, suggesting that Mississippi's stronger economic growth in late 2013 may be softening.

  • AP Top Extended Financial Headlines At 9:45 p.m. EDT Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 11:02 AM ET

    Here are 5 features the device might offer. Venture investments soar 57 percent in 1st quarter to highest level since 2001 More than 2/ 3 of US states had job gains in March, while unemployment rate fell in 21 states Mazda recalling 109,000 older Tribute SUVs to fix frame rust problem Democrats urged not to mention the word' recovery' in upcoming campaign Calpine says it will sell six Southeast power plants to LS Power for $1.57 B Chobani to expand product offerings with desserts, dips as it faces intensifying competition UnitedHealth starts earnings season rough for fellow health insurers Providence, RI, sues financial firms, says they defrauded investors with high-speed trading Asian stock markets rise in abbreviated trading

  • Iowa's unemployment rate climbs to 4.5 percent Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:52 AM ET

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Iowa's unemployment rate climbed to 4.5 percent in March as more people entered the labor force. Iowa Workforce Development announced Friday the rate was up from 4.4 percent in February. Iowa's rate compares to a national unemployment rate of 6.7 percent.

  • Pa. unemployment rate drops to 6 percent in March Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    HARRISBURG, Pa.— Pennsylvania's jobless rate has continued its steady decline. The state Department of Labor and Industry says unemployment fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent in March. The data released Friday indicates Pennsylvania's labor force— or the number of people working or searching for work— rose last month by 12,000..

  • Texas jobless rate falls to 5.5 percent in March Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— The strength of the Texas economy combined with a growing labor force contributed to a 5.5 percent March unemployment rate, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The latest seasonally adjusted jobless rate for Texas compares to a 6.7 percent nationwide jobless rate during March.

  • Arkansas unemployment rate dips below 7 percent Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:21 AM ET

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— State officials say Arkansas' unemployment rate has dropped below 7 percent for the first time in more than five years. The Arkansas Department of Workforce Services says the state's unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent in March, down from 7.1 percent in February.

  • Nebraska jobless inches up to 3.7 percent Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate inched up a tenth of a point to hit 3.7 percent in March, but the state's jobless rate remains one of the lowest in the nation, according to a state report released Friday. The 3.7 percent rate in March is two-tenths of a point under the 3.9 percent the state posted in March 2013, the state Department of Labor said.

  • Vermont says unemployment now 2nd lowest in US Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 10:12 AM ET

    Peter Shumlin says the latest unemployment statistics show Vermont now has the second lowest unemployment rate in the country. The governor's office cites national statistics that show only North Dakota has a lower unemployment rate than Vermont.

  • Florida unemployment rate ticks up slightly Friday, 18 Apr 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    However, Florida led the nation with the addition of 22,900 jobs in March. Unemployment in some of the state's larger counties was static, as rates in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Palm Beach and Duval counties remained unchanged.

  • BRASILIA, April 17- Brazil's jobless rate dropped unexpectedly in March as fewer people sought jobs, highlighting a trend that has helped keep unemployment near record lows despite weak economic growth. Brazil's non-seasonally-adjusted jobless rate declined in March to 5.0 percent from 5.1 percent in February, statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday.

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