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  • Oregon reports significant jobs growth in March Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:01 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— Oregon state economists say March saw the largest one-month increase in jobs since well before the Great Recession. The news came Tuesday in the monthly report on jobs and joblessness.

  • BRASILIA, April 15- Brazil's growing prosperity is allowing teenagers to stay in school for longer instead of searching for jobs to support their families, boosting the country's long-term prospects but also causing some economic headaches.

  • NH unemployment rate drops to 4.5 percent Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:19 AM ET

    In March 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.3 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.7 percent, unchanged from the February rate, and a decrease of. 08 percentage points from the March 2013 rate.

  • The best (and worst) jobs for 2014 Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    On the best jobs list, STEM careers dominate—High-five, math and science guys!—and the worst can be summed up in one word: Timber!

  • A 6 hour working day in Asia?     Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 9:45 PM ET

    As Sweden tests out a six hour work day, the Asia Squawk Box team discusses if it could ever work in Asia.

  • Seattle group files measure for $15 minimum wage Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    SEATTLE— A group seeking a $15 an hour minimum wage filed paperwork Monday for a voter measure that would amend the Seattle charter, a move aiming to increase pressure on Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council to pass an increase without exemptions or delays. The group is pursuing a city charter amendment so it could not be changed by the City Council at a later time.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- U.S. consumers grew more confident in the labor market last month, with younger workers in particular seeing a greater chance of finding work should they lose their current job, a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said on Monday.

  • Minnesota joins states raising minimum wage Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    ST. PAUL, Minn.— Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way, courtesy of a new minimum wage law that Gov. He said he has been stunned by GOP resistance— it passed the Legislature with only Democratic votes— to increasing the guaranteed wage from $6.15 per hour now to $9.50 by 2016 and then tie it to inflation.

  • UAE unveils new law in wider push for job creation Sunday, 13 Apr 2014 | 6:17 AM ET

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates— The United Arab Emirates finance minister said Sunday that officials are finalizing a new law to boost entrepreneurship with broad incentives, part of a wider push to create jobs for a burgeoning young population.

  • The Week Ahead: Taxes & Good Friday     Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. Taxes are due the 15th and the markets close for Good Friday. Earnings begin to roll in, in earnest, and Google will sell you 'glass' for $1,500.

  • Rhode Island's job growth better than estimated Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 2:52 PM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— New statistics show that Rhode Island job growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 was better than originally estimated. The state Department of Labor and Training said Thursday there were 2,100 more jobs in December than initially reported. Rhode Island's February unemployment rate was 9 percent.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to the lowest level in nearly seven years, strengthening views of faster job growth.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Thursday as a positive read on weekly jobless claims was offset by some disappointing corporate earnings, including from Bed, Bath& Beyond. The Nasdaq Composite Index was down 4.31 points, or 0.10 percent, at 4,179.59. Shares of Bed, Bath& Beyond fell 5.3 percent to $64.30.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000. Claims fell to their lowest point since May 2007 _several months before the Great Recession started later that year. Pennsylvania: Down 2,007, due to fewer layoffs in food service and construction.

  • WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years, which could bolster views of an acceleration in job growth after a cold winter dampened hiring.

  • NEW YORK, April 10- U.S. stock index futures trimmed their losses on Thursday after weekly jobless claims fell more than expected in the latest week, a positive sign for the labor market. S&P 500 futures fell 1.3 point and were below fair value, a formula that evaluates pricing by taking into account interest rates, dividends and time to expiration on the contract.

  • Applications for US jobless aid dip 32K to 300,000 Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in almost seven years, falling 32,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 300,000.. The Labor Department said Thursday that the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 4,750 to 316,250..

  • U.S. jobless claims tumble to near seven-year low Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 8:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, April 10- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in almost seven years, which could bolster views of an acceleration in job growth after a cold winter dampened hiring.

  • Ahead of the Bell: US Unemployment Benefits Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week. The report will be released at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time Thursday. SLIGHT DECREASE LIKELY: Economists expect that the number of people seeking benefits will fall 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 320,000, according to a survey by FactSet.

  • Economists predict muted German minimum wage hit Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 5:08 AM ET

    BERLIN— The introduction of Germany's first-ever national minimum wage will only have a modest negative impact on growth, according to a group of four leading economic think tanks in the country. Next year will see the introduction of Germany's first mandatory national minimum wage, set at 8.50 euros per hour.

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