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  • New overtime regulations to hit Main Street Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 2:06 PM ET
    President Barack Obama announces a change in U.S. policy in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington June 24, 2015.

    President Barack Obama is pushing a proposal to extend overtime payment to more white-collar workers. Main Street reacts.

  • German unemployment drops to 6.2 percent in June Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 6:08 AM ET

    BERLIN— German unemployment dropped again in June as the labor market in Europe's largest economy remained robust. The Federal Labor Agency said Tuesday that the unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in June from 6.3 percent in May. Unemployment was lowest in the southern state of Bavaria at 3.4 percent, and highest in the city-state of Bremen at 10.9...

  • German unemployment falls for 9th straight month Tuesday, 30 Jun 2015 | 4:00 AM ET

    BERLIN, June 30- German unemployment fell for the ninth month in a row in June, with the jobless rate holding steady at a record low of 6.4 percent, reinforcing expectations that consumer spending will continue to drive growth in Europe's largest economy this year. The Federal Labour Office reported on Tuesday that the seasonally-adjusted unemployment total...

  • The Louisville Metro Council's decision to raise the minimum wage does not conflict with state law, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman ruled. "The Metro Council and I took this step year to provide working families a higher minimum wage because we know that many struggle to pay for housing, food, clothing and medical care," Louisville...

  • Men work longer, women complain more: Survey Monday, 29 Jun 2015 | 11:16 AM ET
    Man at desk with hands covering face

    Men are more likely to work longer hours at work, but women are more likely to complain about it. Check out this survey.

  • The week ahead: Apple Music debuts Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 4:02 PM ET
    The Week Ahead: Apple Music debuts

    CNBC's Kate Rogers looks ahead to what are likely to be next week's top business and financial stories.

  • Does aid for workers hit by globalization work? Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 1:54 PM ET
    Workers assemble Jeep Wranglers at the Chrysler Toledo North Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio.

    The U.S. has subsidized job training and offered benefits to workers displaced by foreign competition since 1974.

  • TRENTON, N.J.— A Newark man was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme that authorities said was one of the largest in state history. Dilligard's ex-girlfriend, Monique Valentine of Roselle, was sentenced last fall to five years in prison. Dilligard's mother, 59- year-old Janice Allen of Newark, and his twin sister, Janice,...

  • Closing the great divide: Income inequality Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 7:35 AM ET
    Closing the great divide: Income inequality

    Douglas Holtz-Eakin, American Action Forum president, discusses why the nation can't afford to ignore the growing problem of the widening wage gap.

  • Mauritius sees unemployment rate at 8 pct in 2015 Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 5:27 AM ET

    PORT LOUIS, June 26- The unemployment rate in the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius is expected to rise to 8.0 percent this year from 7.8 percent in 2014 after an increase in the first quarter, official data showed on Friday. Statistic Mauritius said the unemployment rate jumped to 8.7 percent in the first three months of 2015 from 7.5 percent in the last...

  • Japan inflation ebbs in May, jobless rate flat Friday, 26 Jun 2015 | 12:32 AM ET

    TOKYO— The state of Japan's economic recovery remains murky, with inflation still nearly flat in May despite unprecedented monetary stimulus, though joblessness was flat at 3.3 percent and household spending rose for the first time in over a year. Japan's central bank is pumping unprecedented sums of cash into the economy, seeking to push prices higher and...

  • Japan's households start opening their wallets Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:59 PM ET

    Japan's households opened their wallets a bit wider than expected in May, with household expenditures jumping for the first time in more than a year.

  • Brazil's unemployment rates rises Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 1:19 PM ET

    SAO PAULO— Brazil's government says unemployment continues rising in Latin America's largest country. The country's IBGE statistics bureau said Thursday that the jobless rate in May was 6.7 percent, against 6.4 percent in April and 4.9 percent in May of last year. IBGE said that the jobless population in May remained stable at 1.6 million, but was almost 39...

  • WASHINGTON— The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid rose slightly last week, but remained at a historically low level that signals an improving job market. The Labor Department says applications rose 3,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 271,000. That's not far from the 15- year low reached in April of 262,000. The four-week average, a less...

  • U.S. jobless claims rise; four-week average falls Thursday, 25 Jun 2015 | 8:31 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 25- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits increased modestly last week, but labor market conditions continued to tighten. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 271,000 for the week ended June 20, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, June 25- Brazil's unemployment rate climbed for a fifth straight month and wages fell in May, government data showed on Thursday, adding to signs of a painful recession. Brazil's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose in May to 6.7 percent, the highest since 2010, from 6.4 percent in April, statistics agency IBGE said. They sank 5.0 percent from...

  • 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. The U.S. economy contracted 0.2 percent at an annual rate in the January-March quarter, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. Harsh winter weather, a West Coast port labor dispute, and a stronger dollar, which...

  • French jobless claims rise anew in May to fresh record Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    PARIS, June 24- French jobless claims rose anew in May by a further 16,200 to reach a record high as a labour market recovery proves elusive despite an improving growth outlook in the euro zone's second-biggest economy. The Labour Ministry said the number of people registered as out of work in mainland France stood at 3,552,200 at the end of May, up 0.5 percent over...

  • Ikea raises minimum wage for US workers 2nd year in a row Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 12:05 AM ET

    Starting Jan. 1, Ikea's average minimum hourly wage will increase to $11.87, which is $4.62 above the current federal wage and marks a $1.11 increase, or 10 percent, from this year's average minimum pay. The pay raise comes as several retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., have announced wage hikes and other incentives to attract workers and to stay...

  • Here's the downside in China HSBC flash PMI Monday, 22 Jun 2015 | 10:33 PM ET
    Here's the downside in China HSBC flash PMI

    Frederic Neumann, MD & Co-Head of Asian Economics Research at HSBC, says the reading on manufacturing employment was the worst since 2009 and officials will likely be very worried.