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  • US jobless claims drop; productivity ramps up Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 | 8:37 AM ET
    Recruiters wait at a booth at a military veterans' job fair in Carson, Calif.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected, while U.S. productivity came in better than forecast.

  • Cramer: Small biz encouraged by election     Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 9:06 AM ET

    Ahead of Friday's jobs reports, CNBC's Jim Cramer weighs in on today's ADP data that shows 230,000 jobs were added last month.

  • Can your college major guarantee a job? Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    College students regularly pile into majors where the job prospects are hot. Whether they will stay that way after graduation is another story.

  • Brian Sullivan, CTPartners chairman & CEO, discusses the state of the U.S. economy and reveals what sectors will create the hottest jobs in 2015.

  • US manufacturing rebounds, boosted by new orders Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee grinds steel components on the fabrication area floor at the Ellicott Dredges manufacturing facility in Baltimore, Maryland.

    U.S. manufacturing expanded far more briskly than estimated in October, fully recovering from the previous month's weakness, a report showed Monday.

  • Japan Sept jobless rate rises to 3.6 pct - govt Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:40 PM ET

    TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's jobless rate rose in September and the availability of jobs fell for the first time in more than three years, suggesting the labour market is starting to lose some momentum. The jobs-to-applicants ratio was 1.09 in September, down from 1.10 the previous month, which matches the highest since June 1992, according to data from the labour...

  • US shows torrid growth, boosted by defense, trade Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 8:30 AM ET
    A worker removes bolts from a concrete form at Doty & Sons Concrete Products in Sycamore, Illinois.

    A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, as jobless claims ticked higher last week.

  • Sen. Cruz: Life is harder under Obama economy     Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas), addresses a decrease in the labor force participation rate and wage stagnation.

  • BERLIN, Oct 30- German joblessness unexpectedly fell in October and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent, underlining the strength of the job market in Europe's largest economy and coming as a welcome bright spot after a slew of weak data. "The German labour market remains solid as a rock, defying all woes from a weakening industry," said Carsten Brzeski,...

  • Cramer: Fed parlor game not making money     Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber discuss the expected end of the Fed's bond buying program and dig through the good and bad economic data.

  • Here's what worries me more than Ebola: Yoshikami Monday, 27 Oct 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    Ebola and ISIS are grabbing all the headlines but here are four things that worry me more, says Michael Yoshikami.

  • *China aims to keep urban unemployment rate below 4.6 pct in 2014. BEIJING, Oct 24- China's urban registered unemployment rate was 4.07 percent at the end of September, down slightly from 4.08 percent at the end of the second quarter, the labor ministry said on Friday. In the first nine months of this year, China added a total of 10.82 million jobs, according to a...

  • BEIJING, Oct 24- China's urban unemployment rate was 4.07 percent at the end of September, down slightly from 4.08 percent at the end of the second quarter, the labour ministry said on Friday during news conference. Top China officials have insisted the labour market remains healthy even as economic growth cools to its slowest since the global economic crisis.

  • US lead indicators rise amid 'widespread' gains Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    An employee arranges flat screen television inventory at the ABT Inc. warehouse in Glenview, Illinois.

    A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in September, reversing the prior month's sluggishness.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.