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  • UK unemployment at 6.5%     Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    Jeremy Stretch, head of foreign exchange strategy at CIBC, says that while the U.K. labor market continues to tighten, the lack of wage growth remains a problem.

  • Unemployment rate falls slightly in West Virginia Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 3:18 AM ET

    CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Unemployment in West Virginia fell slightly in June. WorkForce West Virginia says June's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from May. The number of unemployed West Virginians fell by 1,000 to 49,900..

  • NH unemployment rate says the same for June Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 11:50 AM ET

    In June 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.2 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 6.1 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage points from May, and a decrease of 1.4 percentage points from the June 2013 rate.

  • Fed's 'too big to fail' plan     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:47 AM ET

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen explains what the Fed has done to curb "too big to fail."

  • Yellen addresses long-term unemployment     Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 10:39 AM ET

    Fed Chair Janet Yellen discusses unemployment and reinstating long-term unemployment benefits.

  • US retail sales driven lower by weak auto sales Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 9:22 AM ET
    A row of Ford Focus vehicles at a Ford dealership.

    But details of the Commerce Department report suggest the economy was on a solid footing at the end of the second quarter.

  • CEO strikes back at critics over minimum wage Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET
    An employee at Hardee's in Pasadena, Maryland.

    The CEO of the chain that owns Hardee's and Carl's Jr. strikes back at critics over his position on raising the minimum wage.

  • Santelli Exchange: Canada's employment     Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 11:43 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports Canada's unemployment report was weaker than expected.

  • OTTAWA, July 11- Canada unexpectedly shed 9,400 jobs in June and the unemployment rate rose to 7.1 percent from May's 7.0 percent, underlining how employment growth has stalled despite a recovery in the United States.

  • OTTAWA, July 11- Canada unexpectedly shed 9,400 jobs in June and the unemployment rate rose to 7.1 percent from 7.0 percent in May as more people sought work, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday. The year-over year gain was just 72,300 jobs, or 0.4 percent, the lowest annual growth rate since the 0.4 percent recorded in February 2010.

  • Jobless claims fall, flirt with post-recession low Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:31 AM ET
    A sign welcomes job seekers to a job fair at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

    New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to one of its lowest levels since before the 2007-09 recession.

  • Weekly jobless claims down 11,000 to 304,000     Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    This is going to change everything that is going on in Europe, says CNBC's Rick Santelli breaking down the latest numbers on unemployment and sharing his thoughts on how it will likely impact European markets.

  • Small business index dips as confidence wanes Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 7:33 AM ET

    Small business sentiment weakened in June, pulling back from a six-year high because firms felt less confident the economy would improve in the coming months.

  • NEW YORK, July 7- Longer-dated U.S. While Thursday's government payrolls report showed a robust 288,000 increase in hiring in June and the jobless rate fell to a six-year low at 6.1 percent, some traders were not convinced the labor market is strong enough for Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other policymakers to tighten policy sooner.

  • Kudlow: A few glitches in this rosy jobs report Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    The June jobs report was strong but there were some important glitches, says Larry Kudlow.

  • Thanos Vamvakidis, head of European G10 FX strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research, discusses the economic problems that the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank are trying to tackle.

  • Gauging the strength of the US recovery     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 10:10 PM ET

    Michael Yoshikami, CEO and Founder of Destination Wealth Management, says the "impressive" U.S. jobs report reflects improvements in the economy.

  • *MSCI rises in early trade, testing this week's 3- year highs. TOKYO, July 4- Asian shares and the dollar firmed on Friday, catching a lift from U.S. stocks' surge to record highs after U.S. jobs data showed the lowest unemployment rate in six years and underscored the strength of the economic recovery.

  • Need to see income gains: Pro     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 1:11 PM ET

    Anthony Chan, Chase, would like to see the number of part-time workers shrink. Mark Hamrick, Bankrate.com, discusses today's jobs report.

  • President Obama on jobs growth     Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    President Obama weighs in on the unemployment drop, shares job growth strategies and says this jobs report shows the economy is showing signs of momentum and progress.