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  • Ore. jobless rate flat for Sept. at 7.1 percent Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 3:10 PM ET

    SALEM, Ore.— Oregon state officials say the pace of job growth in Oregon has slowed in recent months, and figures released Tuesday reflect that. The state Employment Department says the unemployment rate remained at 7.1 percent in September, and payroll employment was down by 300 jobs. The unemployment rate has been at about 7.0 percent during 2014..

  • Hey CEOs: Hire more women to boost revenue Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 1:41 PM ET

    Satya Nadella take note: A new study finds a gender balanced workforce boosts revenue.

  • New Hampshire unemployment rate down for September Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    In September 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.2 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 5.9 percent, a decrease of 0.2 percentage point from August, and a decrease of 1.3 percentage points from the September 2013 rate. In New Hampshire, seasonally adjusted estimates for September placed the...

  • What would Microsoft CEO's daughters say? Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 5:12 PM ET
    Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella addresses the media in New Delhi, September 30, 2014.

    Here's what Marie McIntyre imagines Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's daughters might say to him about their careers.

  • How to choose your college major     Monday, 13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC personal finance correspondent Sharon Epperson discusses several factors incoming college students should take into account when choosing their major.

  • CNBC's Tyler Mathisen looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories. There will be a number of bank earnings this week. And Apple will be making another announcement this week.

  • OTTAWA/ TORONTO, Oct 10- Canada added a significantly more-than-expected 74,100 jobs in September and the jobless rate fell to a near six-year low of 6.8 percent, according to data that was met with some skepticism but also helped boost the currency. Unemployment last hit the 6.8 percent mark in December 2008. But at least in one way, they're consistent- we continue...

  • These college majors will get you a job ... Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 9:15 AM ET
    A job seeker fills out an application during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission in San Francisco.

    A new survey lists the top college majors that make someone the most employable. It also lists those making someone the least employable.

  • OTTAWA, Oct 10- Canada added a much greater-than-expected 74,100 jobs in September, most of them full-time, and the jobless rate fell to a near six-year low of 6.8 percent, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday. Unemployment last hit the 6.8 percent mark in December 2008. Bank of Canada Governor Stephen Poloz- who says the bank will not raise interest rates...

  • Jobs and religion: The case against Abercrombie Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 4:23 PM ET
    Pedestrians are reflected in the window of an Abercrombie & Fitch store in San Francisco.

    Here's what the case against teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, that's headed to the Supreme Court, is all about, says Dan Eaton.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 9- U.S. long-dated and benchmark Treasuries yields hit their lowest levels in over a year on Thursday, while short-dated yields hit their lowest in over a month after traders digested the view the U.S. Yields rose from their lows, however, after Labor Department data showing initial claims for state unemployment benefits fell to 287,000 in the week...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Oct. 4, the Labor Department said on...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 9- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week to nearly its lowest level since before the 2007-09 recession, a sign of growing steam in the U.S. labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Oct. 4, the Labor Department said on...

  • Confusion aside, Australian job market still soft Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 2:00 AM ET
    Career fair in Melbourne, Australia

    The change in how Australia's government calculated unemployment figures in the last three months is surprising and confusing, but doesn't change soft labor market conditions, analysts say.

  • *Dollar index falls to lowest in two weeks. SYDNEY, Oct 9- The dollar languished at two-week lows early on Thursday, having fallen for a third straight session after minutes from the U.S. The euro jumped to $1.2733 and was now more than two cents off a two-year trough.

  • Australia to revise jobs data, likely cut August surge Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 1:08 AM ET

    Australia is making changes to employment figures for the past three months that would show far fewer jobs created in August than first reported.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- U.S. job openings rose to their highest level in more than 13 years in August even as hiring fell, the U.S. Department of Labor said. Job openings were at a seasonally adjusted 4.835 million compared with a downwardly revised 4.605 million in July, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey on Tuesday.

  • US job openings at highest level since 2001 Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    An employee runs a board through the edger at the sawmill of the Doll Lumber Co. in Southington, Ohio, Sept. 24, 2014.

    The number of U.S. job openings rose last month to the highest level since January 2001, the Labor Department said Tuesday.

  • U.S. job openings at highest level since 2001 Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 7- U.S. job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 4.835 million in August, the highest level since January 2001, the Labor Department said on Tuesday in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The data for July were revised downward to show a seasonally adjusted 4.605 million job openings. Job openings are used to measure labor demand.

  • JOLTS rise in August     Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 | 10:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports job openings rose in August to 4.8 million, up from 4.6 million in July.