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  • Here are the odds of a Fed rate hike this year Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:54 PM ET
    Federal Reserve Bank Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee at the Fed headquarters March 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    Investors upped their bets that the FOMC would hike interest rates this year, according to CME Group data

  • Text of the Federal Reserve's statement Wednesday Wednesday, 29 Apr 2015 | 2:32 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting ended:. Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in March suggests that economic growth slowed during the winter months, in part reflecting transitory factors. The pace of job gains moderated, and the unemployment rate remained steady.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- A night of arson and looting in Baltimore has shaken the confidence of people running businesses beyond the areas hardest hit. While Baltimore's unemployment rate is higher than the national average and it is lagging in per capita income, the city government's budget is stable, it has a diverse business sector, elite universities and medical...

  • BRASILIA, April 28- Brazil's jobless rate rose to a three-year high in March and wages fell at the sharpest pace in more than a decade, data showed on Tuesday, as the economy headed into a likely recession. The unemployment rate in Brazil's six largest cities rose to 6.2 percent in March from 5.9 percent in the previous month- the highest in three years, statistics...

  • Older workers: Good or bad for business? Monday, 27 Apr 2015 | 9:07 AM ET
    older workforce

    The workforce is graying, and a new study says that's a good thing. Think experience, loyalty, and more.

  • BEIJING, April 24- China's urban unemployment rate ticked down to 4.05 percent at the end of March from 4.1 percent at the end of 2014, the labour ministry said on Friday. The urban unemployment rate hovered between 4 percent and 4.5 percent in the last decade, even during the global financial crisis, partly because it does not account for China's 298 million...

  • China says unemployment rate at 4.05 pct at end Q1 Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 10:17 PM ET

    BEIJING, April 24- China's urban unemployment rate ticked down slightly to 4.05 percent at the end of March from 4.1 percent at the end of 2014, the labor ministry said on Friday.

  • Jobless claims rise, but overall trend is solid Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Job seekers speak with representatives at the Choice Career Fair in San Antonio, Texas, April 18, 2015.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose last week, but the trend continued to point to a solidly improving labor market.

  • Weekly jobless claims up 1,000 to 295,000   Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Weekly jobless claims up 1,000 to 295,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest unemployment numbers and its likely impact on yields and the markets.

  • Spain's jobless rate edges up ahead of elections Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 5:35 AM ET

    MADRID— Spain's unemployment rate edged up slightly to 23.8 percent in the first quarter despite a welcome drop in the number of people out of work. The increase reported by the National Statistics Institute is a blow for the conservative government as it prepares for municipal and regional elections next month and general elections by the end of the year.

  • Does the UK need to find more jobs for over-50s? Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 12:00 AM ET

    The U.K. is facing a “recruitment black hole” and is making long-term economic challenges worse by not finding jobs for older workers, a new study says.

  • And some are striking a sympathetic tone with lower-income workers in a way that contrasts with four years ago when Mitt Romney struggled to overcome perceptions that he was largely the candidate of the wealthiest Americans. Then, Republican nominee Romney had the luxury of being able to hammer President Barack Obama with an unemployment rate of more than 8...

  • *UK unemployment rate falls to 5.6 pct. LONDON, April 17- Britain's economy created the largest number of new jobs in nearly a year and unemployment hit its lowest rate since mid-2008, official labor market data showed on Friday, the last such report before a closely fought election on May 7. The opposition Labor Party stressed the slow pace of Britain's recovery in...

  • UK jobless rate lowest since 2008   Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK jobless rate lowest since 2008

    The Office for National Statistics said the number of people in employment rose by 248,000 in the three months to February, in a key release ahead of the general election.

  • This is why the Fed might not raise rates in 2015 Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 2:11 PM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    Amid a slowing economy and wobbly market, investors have tamped down expectations for when the Fed will hike rates. They may have further to go.

  • US continuing jobless claims lowest since 2000 Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Job seekers speak with recruiters during a career fair at San Francisco State University, April 3, 2015.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose, but the trend continued to point to a strengthening labor market.

  • Jobless claims up 12,000 to 294,000   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims up 12,000 to 294,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports on this week's unemployment numbers and the latest data on housing starts.

  • Fed's Lacker: Unemployment close to natural rate Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 8:24 AM ET
    Richmond Federal Reserve Bank President Jeff Lacker

    Richmond Fed's Lacker said the current 5.5 percent unemployment rate was well within range of what would be considered the natural rate.

  • Can jobs data soothe Australia's economic woes?   Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 12:33 AM ET
    Can jobs data soothe Australia's economic woes?

    While the jobs data for March came as a relief, Australian markets will likely still be worried over the rout in commodity prices, says David Greene, head of Dealing at AFEX Australia.

  • Hockey: Focus on positive elements in Australia   Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:17 PM ET
    Hockey: Focus on positive elements in Australia

    Joe Hockey, Treasurer of Australia, says a weaker Aussie dollar is helping exporters and even with unemployment at 6.3 percent, the country is seeing strong job advertisements.