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  • ADP private sector jobs up 213,000 in September     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 8:15 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist, provide perspective on the latest jobs numbers.

  • Can cheap gas fuel economy?     Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 7:18 AM ET

    Ian Shepherdson, Pantheon Macroeconomics, provides insight on the impact of plunging gas prices on the economy and the upcoming holiday buying season.

  • Oil boom widens wage gap between the sexes Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:02 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota's unprecedented oil bonanza has boosted salaries throughout the state, though the male-dominated, high-paying energy industry also is widening the wage gap between men and women, the state's demographer said.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 30- U.S. Treasuries have oscillated from weakness on Friday to gains on Monday amid concerns that asset manager Pimco may need to liquidate positions if investor redemptions increase after the departure of co-founder Bill Gross.

  • NYC mayor signs order expanding living wage law Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 5:47 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Tuesday that expanded New York City's living wage law, increasing the hourly rate to $13.13 from $11.90 for workers who do not receive benefits. It strengthened a law that was approved by the City Council in 2012..

  • German jobless rate down to 6.5 percent Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:52 AM ET

    BERLIN— Germany's unemployment rate dipped to 6.5 percent in September as hiring picked up after the summer break. The Federal Labor Agency said Tuesday the unadjusted jobless rate fell from 6.7 percent in August, with 2.808 million people registered unemployed.

  • BERLIN, Sept 30- German joblessness increased unexpectedly in September but the jobless rate remained low and a surge in August retail sales offered hope that private consumption can help prop up Europe's largest economy in the third quarter.

  • German unemployment unexpectedly rises in September Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 AM ET

    BERLIN, Sept 30- German joblessness unexpectedly increased in September, the Labor Office said on Tuesday, in a further sign that Europe's largest economy remains subdued after contracting in the second quarter. The number of people out of work increased by 13,000 to 2.918 million, seasonally-adjusted data showed.

  • Japan jobless rate falls to 3.5 percent in August Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    TOKYO, Sept 30- Japan's jobless rate shrank to 3.5 percent in August and the availability of jobs held steady at the highest in 22 years, reflecting recent improvement in the labor market.

  • Wage theft may be costing low-income workers billions Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:37 PM ET
    Placards during demonstration for higher wages in Chicago.

    About a quarter of workers were paid below minimum wage within the last week and three-quarters said they weren't paid for overtime, NBC reports.

  • Merry Christmas! Hiring may hit dot-com boom level Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    A Now Hiring sign to attract seasonal employees

    Christmas season retail hiring is expected to significantly outpace the level seen in 2013.

  • Now hiring: Macy's to add more holiday workers Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET
    A Macy's employee helps a customer at a Macy's store in Chicago. Macy's is expected to hire more workers this holiday season.

    Macy's plans to add 86,000 seasonal workers across its namesake and Bloomingdale's department stores this holiday.

  • The Week Ahead: Final quarter underway     Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 3:23 PM ET

    CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to next week's top business and financial stories, including September's expected jobs report, pending home sales and how the automakers did.

  • Conn.: Below-minimum wage paid at Mystic Pizza Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    WETHERSFIELD, Conn.— The Connecticut Department of Labor has ordered Mystic Pizza, made famous by the 1988 Julia Roberts movie of the same name, to pay 110 employees more than $105,000 in wages for being paid less than minimum wage or not receiving overtime pay.

  • Six tips for unemployed executives Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 2:35 PM ET

    There is no shame in being unemployed—even if you're an executive. So shake the stigma and check out these tips from a headhunter.

  • Unlikely voice switches sides on minimum wage hike Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 11:16 AM ET
    McDonald's employees protesting for a higher minimum wage outside the McDonald's annual shareholder's meeting in Oak Brook, IL.

    In Thursday's The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Richard Parsons—former Time Warner CEO and interim LA Clippers CEO—runs the gamut from minimum wage to European economies to scandals in sports

  • *Durable goods orders fall 18.2 percent on transportation. WASHINGTON, Sept 25- Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods in August posted their biggest drop on record after an aircraft-related boost, but a rebound in business spending plans pointed to underlying strength in the economy.

  • How states fared on unemployment benefit claims Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:50 AM ET

    The Labor Department says weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 293,000. Yet the four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell for the second straight week to 298,500.. Michigan: Down 2,473, due to fewer layoffs by wholesalers. New Jersey: Down 1,573, due to fewer layoffs in hotels, restaurants and construction.

  • Applications for US unemployment rise 12K to 293K Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits increased last week after falling sharply two weeks ago. Weekly unemployment benefit applications rose 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 293,000, the Labor Department said Thursday.

  • US STOCKS-Futures little changed ahead of data flurry Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 7:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 25- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Thursday, after the S&P 500 notched its biggest gain in a month, ahead of data on the labor market and durable goods. *Weekly initial jobless claims data, due at 8:30 a.m., may provide investors with some insight on the health of the labor market.