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  • Hiring young data pros? Here's what they want Friday, 22 May 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Data analyst

    Entry-level data scientists often prefer start-ups and small firms, where they believe they'll get to tackle tough problems.

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— Pennsylvania recorded its biggest one-month jobs gain in nearly two decades in April, while its unemployment rate stabilized after rising for three straight months, the state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday. Labor economist Mark Price, with the Keystone Research Center in Harrisburg, said the data lack details but the jump in...

  • AUSTIN, Texas— The Texas unemployment rate for April held steady at 4.2 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. Texas had seven straight months of jobless rate declines through March. Texas added an estimated 287,000 seasonally adjusted jobs over the past year, according to the commission.

  • Greece, Spain lead Europe's jobless parade Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:12 AM ET

    SINTRA, Portugal— The European Central Bank has called on governments in the eurozone to clear away bureaucracy that burdens businesses and loosen rules on hiring and firing workers. The goal: bring down chronically high unemployment rates. Here are the five countries with the highest jobless rates among the 19 that share the euro currency, followed by the five...

  • Hiring veterans on Wall Street   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    Hiring veterans on Wall Street

    Phil McConkey, Academy Securities president, and former NFL player, discusses his company's successful gameplan for hiring veterans.

  • Statistics Canada said on Thursday that the number of Albertans receiving unemployment insurance benefits rose for the fifth-straight month in March to 38,800, 8.9 percent more than in February. "After several years of stark outperformance, economic growth in Alberta is expected to slow to just 0.4 percent this year, effectively placing the province in...

  • LANSING, Mich.— A business group on Thursday initiated legislation to repeal Michigan's 50- year-old prevailing wage law, a maneuver that would help conservatives bypass Gov. If the group's petition is approved and it collects roughly 252,000 valid voter signatures, the bill would go to the Legislature. Chris Fisher, president of the Associated Builders and...

  • Forget Q1 GDP, look at these indicators: Experts Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 3:51 PM ET
    Workers at the Bicycle Corporation of America plant in Manning, South Carolina.

    Investors should "ignore the noise" surrounding GDP data and instead look at factors like employment, economists told CNBC.

  • SAO PAULO/ BRASILIA, May 21- Economic activity in Brazil tumbled in the first quarter and unemployment climbed to a near four-year high, adding to signs of a painful recession that could worsen as President Dilma Rousseff clamps down on spending. In a separate report, statistics agency IBGE said Brazil's unemployment rate climbed to 6.4 percent last month, the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 21- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to point to a rapidly tightening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 274,000 for the week ended May 16, the Labor Department...

  • Massachusetts unemployment rate falls to 4.7 percent Thursday, 21 May 2015 | 10:02 AM ET

    BOSTON— Massachusetts gained jobs for an eighth consecutive month in April while the unemployment rate dropped slightly to 4.7 percent, the state office of Labor and Workforce Development said Thursday. The Massachusetts rate has dropped for seven consecutive months and is more than full point lower than in April 2014, when it stood at 5.8 percent.

  • US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-WALL ST OPENS LOWER AFTER JOBLESS CLAIMS. May 21- U.S. stocks opened lower on Thursday after weekly U.S. jobless claims rose more than expected, and a day after minutes from the Federal Reserve meeting bolstered the view that rates would stay near zero until later this year. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 12.14 points, or 0.07 percent, to...

  • *Lumber Liquidators plunges after CEO resigns unexpectedly. *Best Buy rises; NetApp falls after results. *CVS up on $10.1 bln Omnicare deal.

  • *Weekly jobless claims rise 10,000. WASHINGTON, May 21- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the underlying trend continued to suggest the labor market was tightening. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 274,000 for the week...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, May 21- Brazil's jobless rate rose in April to the highest in nearly four years, adding to signs of a painful recession in Latin America's largest economy. Brazil's non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate climbed to 6.4 percent last month, the highest since May 2011, statistics agency IBGE said on Thursday. Economists expect Brazil's economy...

  • KITTEH, Jordan— Fawziyeh Sharif and dozens of other young women who make jeans for the U.S. market in a factory in this village in northern Jordan consider themselves lucky— even though they spend 48 hours a week bent over sewing machines for minimum wage. The problem has been debated by regional decision-makers for years, but has taken on even greater urgency with...

  • WASHINGTON— More Americans sought unemployment aid last week, though the number of applications remains at a historically low level that is consistent with a healthy job market. Weekly applications increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 274,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. "Despite a string of disappointing data, we continue to get signs that the...

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 274,000 for the week ended May 16, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said there was nothing unusual in the state-level data and no states had been estimated. Outside the energy sector, which has lost thousands of jobs so far this year as...

  • DUBLIN— Ireland's unemployment rate has fallen to 9.8 percent, the first time in six years that joblessness levels can be measured in single digits. Ireland's quarterly economic report published Thursday found that unemployment has declined from 10.1 percent since January. That so-called Celtic Tiger economy collapsed amid worldwide credit troubles in...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Thursday. SMALL INCREASE: Economists forecast that applications rose 6,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 270,000, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. Some temporary factors, including harsh winter...