• Kansas unemployment up to 4.9 percent in June Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas saw its unemployment rate inch up to 4.9 percent in June but also experience modest, over-the-year growth in private-sector jobs. However, June's figure still was significantly better than the 5.6 percent recorded in June 2013.

  • SC jobless figure unchanged for 3rd straight month Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— South Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged for the third month in a row, holding steady at 5.3 percent in June, state officials said Friday. Unemployment rates went up last month in all of South Carolina's 46 counties except three.

  • Ohio unemployment rate unchanged at 5.5 percent Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:32 AM ET

    COLUMBUS, Ohio— The unemployment rate in Ohio remained unchanged at 5.5 percent in June, staying at the lowest level since before the Great Recession, the state reported Friday. The seasonally adjusted rate for June was the same as May and down from 5.7 percent in April and 6.1 percent in March, according to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

  • Florida unemployment rate dips slightly in June Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 3:02 AM ET

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla.— Florida led the nation in job growth in June, a sharp turnaround from the previous month. Florida's unemployment rate was 6.2 percent or a slight dip of 0.1 percent from May.

  • Rhode Island jobless rate falls to 7.9 percent Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:15 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island's unemployment rate dropped to 7.9 percent in June, but the state shed several hundred jobs. The state Department of Labor and Training reported Thursday that the unemployment rate fell three-tenths of 1 point from May to its lowest level since July 2008.

  • Wisconsin unemployment rate holds at 5.7 percent Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 2:04 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin's unemployment rate is holding steady. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate was 5.7 percent in June, unchanged from May. More reliable numbers are released quarterly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but they lag the monthly figures.

  • Illinois unemployment rate falls again in June Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    CHAMPAIGN, Ill.— Illinois' unemployment rate fell to 7.1 percent in June, driven to its lowest level since October 2008 by a fourth straight month of improvement, the state Department of Employment Security said Thursday.

  • Unemployment dips to 6.6 percent in New Jersey Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— Officials say New Jersey's unemployment rate inched down to 6.6 percent in June, its lowest level in more than five years. The report released Thursday by the state Labor Department and based on data collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the unemployment rate down 0.2 percentage points in June.

  • Conn. employers add jobs for 5th straight month Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 11:32 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut's labor market continued to strengthen as employers added jobs for the fifth straight month in June, driving the unemployment rate to its lowest level in more than five years, the state Department of Labor reported on Thursday.

  • Georgia unemployment rate at 7.4 percent Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    ATLANTA— The unemployment rate in Georgia climbed to 7.4 percent in June, a slightly increase from May. Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the increase in unemployment was attributable to regular seasonal fluctuations. Those include summer job losses among school workers and temporary layoffs in manufacturing.

  • Mix-match: US claims drop, but housing plummets Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    Job seekers sit at computers looking for jobs available at a Workforce One Employment Solutions center in North Miami, Fla.

    U.S. jobless claims fell unexpectedly last week, but housing starts plunged sharply and stoked new fears about the recovery.

  • June housing starts drop 9.3%     Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest data on unemployment and housing.

  • Minnesota unemployment hits lowest level since '07 Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 5:02 AM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— New figures related to Minnesota's employment rate are being released. The state's Department of Employment and Economic Development planned Thursday to provide the unemployment rate for June. Minnesota's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 4.6 percent, the lowest level in seven years.

  • Michigan jobless rate unchanged at 7.5 percent Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:02 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich.— The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged at 7.5 percent in the latest month. Michigan's jobless rate stood at 8.9 percent in June 2013. The state says that Michigan's civilian labor force was up slightly in June, rising by 1,000 to 4.744 million.

  • Score, US! The Fed on the World Cup effect Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    Tim Howard of the United States controls the ball during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil group G match between the United States and Germany at Arena Pernambuco on June 26, 2014 in Recife, Brazil.

    Some American restaurants got a boost from the soccer tournament, according to the Federal Reserve's Beige Book report.

  • State's unemployment rate drops to 5.8 percent Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state officials said Wednesday that the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.8 percent last month, the lowest it has been in six years. Numbers released Wednesday by the state's Employment Security Department show that June's jobless rate was down from May's rate of 6.1 percent.

  • US output rises in June, but at a slow rate Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    U.S. industrial production rose modestly in June, its fourth gain in five months.

  • Inflation stirs as producers pay more in June Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A production assembly mechanic works on a CFM56-7 jet engine at General Electric's GE Aviation factory in Cincinnati, June 25, 2014.

    U.S. producer prices rose more than expected in June with gains across most categories, indicating some inflation.

  • Unemployment rate down slightly in Missouri Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 6:58 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— A new report says Missouri's unemployment rate fell slightly in June to 6.5 percent from 6.6 percent the month before. Tuesday's report from the Department of Economic Development says the arts, entertainment and recreation industries added 1,800 jobs.

  • LONDON, July 16- British workers' earnings grew at the slowest rate on record in the three months to May, one gauge showed, even as unemployment fell further, giving the Bank of England pause for thought as it prepares to start raising interest rates.