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  • US claims creep up, stay near post-recession lows Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    People wait in line to enter the Nassau County Mega Job Fair at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York October 7, 2014.

    The number of Americans filing new unemployment claims rose last week, but the underlying trend remained consistent with a firming labor market.

  • Jobless claims inches up to 283,000     Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment. And Steve Liesman shares his outlook on the economy.

  • Spanish jobless figure drops as economy picks up Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 3:32 AM ET

    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...

  • 11,500 jobs in Sept. cuts Conn.t jobless rate Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 2:19 PM ET

    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 rise of Wall Street's robot bond trader Monday, 20 Oct 2014 | 6:03 AM ET
    People stand inside the lobby of the JPMorgan Chase & Co. headquarters building in New York.

    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.

  • Ohio's September unemployment rate down Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— Ohio's unemployment rate fell slightly last month after holding steady for two months in a row, according to state numbers released Friday. The state's jobless rate was 5.6 percent for September, down from 5.7 percent in both July and August, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The Ohio unemployment rate was slightly...

  • Kentucky jobless rate falls to 6.7 percent Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:44 PM ET

    FRANKFORT, Ky.— Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate in September dropped to its lowest rate in more than six years. The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training said Thursday the seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell to 6.7 percent last month, down from 7.1 percent in August. It's the lowest statewide jobless rate since July 2008, when the rate...

  • Rhode Island's unemployment rate at 7.6 percent Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island's unemployment rate for September was 7.6 percent, the same as the rate for August after it was revised downward. The state Department of Labor and Training reported the new figure on Thursday. Rhode Island's rate a year ago was 9.5 percent.

  • Minnesota jobs report shows dip in unemployment Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— Minnesota has added 7,200 jobs, pushing the state's unemployment rate down to 4.1 percent. State officials announced the September gains in the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate Thursday. Mark Dayton has been campaigning on Minnesota's relatively low rate, while his Republican challenger, Jeff Johnson, says Minnesota's job growth doesn't...

  • New Jersey's unemployment rate drops slightly Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey's overall employment picture improved slightly last month despite the loss of more than 6,000 jobs in three Atlantic City casinos that shut down. The state says the unemployment rate dropped a tick to 6.5 percent in September as public-sector hiring picked up— largely because of state colleges and universities hiring.

  • Bearish case for economy     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    Lindsey Piegza, Sterne Agee, and Richard Bernstein, Richard Bernstein Advisors CEO, share their outlook on the economy.

  • Weekly jobless claims fall to 14-year low Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    People browse booths at a military veterans' job fair in Carson, Calif., October 3, 2014.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week, a positive signal for the labor market.

  • Jobless claims down 23,000 to 264,000     Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli, reports jobless claims fell to its lowest levels since April 2000.

  • Georgia's jobless rate drops to 7.9 percent Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 5:46 AM ET

    ATLANTA— State labor officials say Georgia's jobless rate has dropped to 7.9 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor announced the new seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September early Thursday morning. He said in a statement that Georgia has added 80,000 jobs since September 2013.

  • W.Va. unemployment rate holds steady in September Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent in September. WorkForce West Virginia says that rate translates to 52,800 unemployed in the state, up 2,200 from a year ago. Since September 2013, total nonfarm payroll employment has risen by 16,500..

  • Washington unemployment rate 5.7 percent Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 1:47 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state's unemployment rate rose slightly to 5.7 percent last month, state officials said Wednesday. Numbers released by the state's Employment Security Department show that the September jobless rate was up from August's 5.6 percent rate, and that businesses saw a loss of about 600 jobs from August to September.

  • Weak business inventories lead to lower GDP forecast? Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Employee organizes treated lumber at Maze Lumber in Peru, Illinois.

    U.S. business inventories rose less than expected in August, which might lead economists to lower forecasts for economic growth in the third quarter.

  • UK unemployment rate drops to lowest since 2008 Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 5:20 AM ET

    LONDON— Britain's unemployment rate dropped to 6 percent for the June to August period, down from 6.4 percent in the three months before and the lowest rate since 2008.. The Office of National Statistics said Wednesday there were 1.97 million unemployed people, 538,000 fewer than a year earlier. Samuel Tombs, senior U.K. economist for Capital Economics, says the...

  • Ore. jobless rate flat for Sept. at 7.1 percent Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— Oregon state officials say the pace of job growth in Oregon has slowed in recent months, and figures released Tuesday reflect that. The state Employment Department says the unemployment rate remained at 7.1 percent in September, and payroll employment was down by 300 jobs. The unemployment rate has been at about 7.0 percent during 2014..

  • New Hampshire unemployment rate down for September Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    In September 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.2 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 5.9 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from August, and a decrease of 1.3 percentage points from the September 2013 rate. In New Hampshire, seasonally adjusted estimates for September placed the...