Black Friday kicked off with protests at 1,500 Wal-Mart stores around the country. Workers want wages increased from $8.81 an hour to $12.50 an hour.
ATLANTA-- Georgia's unemployment rate was 8.1 percent for October, according to new data from the state Department of Labor. Of Georgia's 14 metropolitan statistical areas, Athens- Clarke County posted the lowest October rate at 5.8 percent. In all three cases, unemployment was higher than in September, but still down from October 2012.
*Bloc's unemployment falls for first time in almost three years. *Consumer prices rise by 0.9 percent in November. BRUSSELS, Nov 29- A pick-up in inflation this month eases pressure on the European Central Bank to act next week, and the first fall in unemployment in almost three years shows a tentative euro zone recovery is gaining traction.
If you hate the fact that stores opened on Thanksgiving, don't forget who's in charge here, says Carol Roth.
BERLIN, Nov 28- German unemployment rose to its highest level in two-and-a-half years in November, new data showed, a day after Chancellor Angela Merkel unveiled coalition plans that row back on decade-old reforms credited with rejuvenating the labour market.
*Platinum hits four-month low on technical selling. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 27- Gold fell on Wednesday, erasing initial gains, as a drop in U.S. jobless claims supported expectations the Federal Reserve will soon scale back its monetary stimulus, traders said.
The income gender gap can widen with age, and some believe one reason is that women don't always ask for more money. But that's not always the case.
CARSON CITY, Nev.-- Nevada has issued $612 million in bonds to pay off its unemployment insurance debt to the federal government. Nevada like other states had to borrow money from the federal government to cover the cost of weekly unemployment insurance payments. Nevada borrowed a total $846 million.
WASHINGTON, Nov 27- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, offering signs of a steady improvement in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 316,000, the Labor Department said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON-- The Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week. The Labor Department noted that the closing of offices for Veterans Day made it a challenge to adjust the previous week's figures.
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*Unemployment rate falls to 12.8 percent from 13.6. DUBLIN, Nov 26- Irish unemployment shrank at its fastest pace in four years in the third quarter, falling below 13 percent for the first time since a property bust and boosting the government just as it completes its EU-IMF bailout.
Jeffrey Haley, Senior Manager, FX Trading, Saxo Capital Markets says investors are getting ahead of themselves with December tapering expectations.
CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. It's Thanksgiving week, and that means the markets are closed Thursday and have a half day on Black Friday
According to the Labor Department U.S., jobs rose by 69,000 and hiring increased to five-year highs in September, signaling improvement in employment.
Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the tech industry added 39,000 jobs between January and September, and 60 percent were women. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details.
Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.
*Weekly jobless claims fall 21,000. WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the Labor Department said.
WASHINGTON, Nov 21- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, suggesting some strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 21,000 to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday.