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  • Five key numbers from the jobs report

    CNBC.com Finance Editor Jeff Cox breaks down the numbers behind Friday's jobs report, zeroing in on five main components.

  • The BBC said it will cut more than 1,000 jobs because it expects to receive $234 million less than forecast in the next financial year.

  • A mixed bag for June jobs

    U.S. employers added jobs in June, but wages were flat and the labor force participation fell.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. employers added jobs at a solid pace in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent, a seven-year low. But wages failed to budge, and other barometers of the job market painted a mixed picture. The economy gained 223,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate fell from 5.5 percent in May, the Labor Department said Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September. Economists predict that employers added 233,000 jobs and that the unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent from 5.5 percent in May, according to data firm...

  • US planned layoffs total 44,842 in June: Challenger Wednesday, 1 Jul 2015 | 7:30 AM ET
    Lost job fired

    The number of planned layoffs announced by U.S.-based companies ticked up nearly 10 percent in June from the previous month.

  • German unemployment drops to 6.2 percent in June Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:08 AM ET

    BERLIN— German unemployment dropped again in June as the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained robust. The Federal Labor Agency said Tuesday that the unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in June from 6.3 percent in May. Unemployment was lowest in the southern state of Bavaria at 3.4 percent, and highest in the city-state of Bremen at 10.9...

  • German unemployment falls for 9th straight month Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    BERLIN, June 30- German unemployment fell for the ninth month in a row in June, with the jobless rate holding steady at a record low of 6.4 percent, reinforcing expectations that consumer spending will continue to drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year. The Federal Labour Office reported on Tuesday that the seasonally-adjusted unemployment total...

  • Mauritius sees unemployment rate at 8 pct in 2015 Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 5:27 AM ET

    PORT LOUIS, June 26- The unemployment rate in the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius is expected to rise to 8.0 percent this year from 7.8 percent in 2014 after an increase in the first quarter, official data showed on Friday. Statistic Mauritius said the unemployment rate jumped to 8.7 percent in the first three months of 2015 from 7.5 percent in the last...

  • Japan inflation ebbs in May, jobless rate flat Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    TOKYO— The state of Japan's economic recovery remains murky, with inflation still nearly flat in May despite unprecedented monetary stimulus, though joblessness was flat at 3.3 percent and household spending rose for the first time in over a year. Japan's central bank is pumping unprecedented sums of cash into the economy, seeking to push prices higher and...

  • Japan's households start opening their wallets Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    Japan's households opened their wallets a bit wider than expected in May, with household expenditures jumping for the first time in more than a year.

  • Brazil's unemployment rates rises Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    SAO PAULO— Brazil's government says unemployment continues rising in Latin America's largest country. The country's IBGE statistics bureau said Thursday that the jobless rate in May was 6.7 percent, against 6.4 percent in April and 4.9 percent in May of last year. IBGE said that the jobless population in May remained stable at 1.6 million, but was almost 39...

  • US jobless claims rise; four-week average falls Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    People line up for a job fair at a new Virgin Galactic and The Spaceship Company facility in Long Beach, California, March 7, 2015.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased modestly last week, but labor market conditions continued to tighten.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, June 25- Brazil's unemployment rate climbed for a fifth straight month and wages fell in May, government data showed on Thursday, adding to signs of a painful recession. Brazil's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose in May to 6.7 percent, the highest since 2010, from 6.4 percent in April, statistics agency IBGE said. They sank 5.0 percent from...

  • Jobless in Jakarta: the big challenge facing Jokowi Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 9:01 PM ET

    Indonesian companies are shedding jobs as they grapple with the weakest economic growth in six years, adding to the troubles facing President Joko Widodo.

  • JAKARTA, June 21- Indonesian companies are shedding jobs as they grapple with the weakest economic growth in six years, adding to the troubles facing President Joko Widodo, who was elected last year on pledges to dig the country out of a rut. Young people are being hit hardest; the International Labor Organization estimated the youth jobless rate was more than 20...

  • Fed's Williams: Should raise rates twice this year Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
    San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams

    The San Francisco Federal Reserve president warned that waiting too long to hike interest rates poses risks.

  • US jobless claims fall more than expected Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A We're Hiring sign at a Target store in Mount Kisco, New York.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a tightening labor market.

  • Jobless claims fall, CPI rises Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims fall, CPI rises

    US weekly jobless claims total 267,000 versus an estimate of 275,000, and the Consumer Price Index rose in May, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- When Jesse Lambert lost his job last December, he was about a level seven for panic. After paying rent in Arlington, Virginia, the 33- year-old's student loans for his undergraduate degree and masters in international commerce were the next biggest expense at around $450 per month. In fact, the unemployment rate for those in the 16-24 age group with...