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  • Why unemployment is still an issue  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 10:45 AM ET

    At Davos, Guy Ryder, secretary general at ILO, talks about why unemployment is still a problem seven years after the global financial crisis.

  • US jobless claims fall from 7-month high Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 8:31 AM ET
    Attendees pick up leaflets at a military veterans' job fair in Carson, California, October 3, 2014.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week from a seven-month high.

  • Europe job recovery will be 'slow': Manpower Group  Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 1:15 AM ET

    Jonas Prising, CEO of Manpower Group, tells CNBC at Davos that job recovery in Europe will be a "long and slow process".

  • Austerity does not work: UNI Global Union  Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 | 1:45 AM ET

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Philip Jennings, general secretary at UNI Global Union, says there have been "humanitarian consequences" of the austerity measures in the euro zone.

  • China's survey-based jobless rate at 5.1 pct in 2014 Monday, 19 Jan 2015 | 10:06 PM ET

    BEIJING, Jan 20- One of China's official measures of its unemployment rate, also known as the survey-based unemployment rate, stood at 5.1 percent in 2014, the Chinese statistics bureau said on Tuesday. The comment followed data that showed the world's second-largest economy grew 7.3 percent in the fourth quarter, a rate that was near a six-year low.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 16- The Federal Reserve is still on track for a potential mid-year interest-rate increase, a top Fed official said on Friday, citing strong U.S. economic momentum and a falling unemployment rate. "There is no need to rush to raise rates; at the same time we want to make sure that we appropriately act in a way that we don't get behind the curve," San...

  • US jobs: No sign of slowing  Friday, 16 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET

    After last week's U.S. nonfarm payrolls data, Jim O'Sullivan, chief U.S. economist at High Frequency Economics, discusses how significant the wage decline in America is.

  • US jobless claims rise to 4-month high Thursday, 15 Jan 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A job seeker talks to a potential employer during a Princeton Area Chamber of Commerce job fair in Princeton, Illinois, Jan. 5, 2015.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week increased to the highest level since early September.

  • Shiller: Oil prices could shift market psychology Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 7:59 AM ET
    Robert Shiller, Yale University Professor of Economics, co-founder of Case-Shiller Index

    But Nobel-winning economist Robert Shiller says it's difficult to predict how oil prices will ultimately affect how Americans think about the economy.

  • Healthcare impacts wages: Goolsbee  Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 4:17 PM ET

    Could wages pick up this year? With Austan Goolsbee, former Chair for Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the correlation between health care costs and wages.

  • All eyes on wage growth  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    Job growth rose in December and the unemployment rate dropped, but so did wages.

  • Fed's rate hike to be delayed for longer?  Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 4:10 AM ET

    Jan Hatzius, chief economist at Goldman Sachs, says that low wage growth in the U.S. is holding down core price inflation, which will delay a U.S. Federal Reserve rate hike beyond June's meeting.

  • Wage drop not the beginning of a trend: Economist Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 4:33 PM ET
    A We're Hiring sign at a Target store in Mount Kisco, New York.

    The drop in wages is at odds with other wage indicators, JPMorgan's chief U.S. economist, Michael Feroli, told CNBC.

  • How Fed interprets jobs  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 2:21 PM ET

    Dissecting strong jobs growth and negative wage growth, with Michael Feroli, JPMorgan chief U.S. economist, and Claude Davis, First Financial Bank President and CEO.

  • Down week for stocks  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 2:12 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson provides insight to concerns among traders, and current trading levels in energy and retail.

  • Our trouble with jobs: The pay still stinks  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 1:50 PM ET

    CNBC.com Finance Editor Jeff Cox breaks down Friday's big jobs number, and tells you which statistics to keep and which to throw away.

  • Economists not distracted by low wages  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 1:48 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares the real read on December jobs data.

  • Jobs gain, wages fall  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 1:30 PM ET

    Discussing worries about deflation, with former Mayor of New Orleans Marc Morial, and Ron Christie, CEO of Christie Strategies.

  • US jobs: Fed ran out of slack?  Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 11:00 AM ET

    While the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report beat expectations, wage figures disappointed. Themis Themistocleous, head European investment office at UBS, says that they expect the U.S. Federal Reserve to raise interest rates around the middle of 2015.

  • TREASURIES-Prices inch up as U.S. wages drag Friday, 9 Jan 2015 | 10:58 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 9- U.S. The five-cent drop in average hourly wages in December's employment data, which included a bigger-than-forecast increase in nonfarm payrolls and a decline in the U.S. unemployment rate to 5.6 percent, may delay a Fed rate hike. That keeps the Fed on hold; inflation is low, oil prices are low, the job market is improving but not in all the ways the Fed...