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  • *Weekly jobless claims rise 7,000. WASHINGTON, May 28- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but remained at levels consistent with a strengthening labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000 for the week ended May 23, the Labor Department...

  • WASHINGTON— Applications for US unemployment aid rise, yet low total suggests healthy job market.

  • WASHINGTON— More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, though the overall level remains low and points to a healthy job market. Weekly applications increased 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 282,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. "We continue to get signs that the labor market remains resilient," Derek Lindsey, an economist at BNP Paribas,...

  • 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 DROP: Economists forecast that applications fell 4,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 270,000, according to a survey by the data firm FactSet. Last week, the government said the four-week average of...

  • Duquesne University to raise employee minimum wage to $16 Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 12:12 PM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Duquesne University is increasing its employee minimum wage to $16 an hour, slightly more than twice the state and federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. University Spokeswoman Rose Ravasio said the new wage floor, effective July 1, affects 168 Duquesne employees who earn between $15 and $15.99 an hour. Charles McCollester, retired director of the...

  • South Carolina unemployment unchanged in April Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 4:02 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— There was no change in South Carolina's unemployment rate last month, according to data released Wednesday by state officials. Workforce officials say that overall employment in South Carolina set a record last month, at more than 2.1 million people. "The positive economy in South Carolina is drawing more and more people into the workforce as...

  • WASHINGTON— Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. And the unemployment rate slid to 5.4 percent, lowest since May 2008, six months into the Great Recession. Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, called the May improvement in confidence "a pleasant surprise given that other measures...

  • Week ahead: Dealers look for big car sales   Friday, 22 May 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    Week ahead: Dealers look for big car sales

    CNBC's Mandy Drury looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. The Memorial Day weekend is a big weekend for car sales. The Code conference begins. And luxury earnings are on tap.

  • 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...