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  • WASHINGTON, Aug 14- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, but will probably do little to change views that the labor market was strengthening.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up ahead of jobless claims data Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 7:31 AM ET

    *Cisco shares down in premarket after results, outlook. NEW YORK, Aug 14- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Thursday, with investors reluctant to make big bets following a sharp rally in the previous session and amid signs of weak conditions in Europe. *Cisco Systems Inc fell 1.3 percent to $24.87 in premarket trading.

  • Ahead of the Bell: Unemployment Benefits Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:30 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week. BETTER JOBS PICTURE: Employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

  • Georgia's jobless rate rises to 7.8 percent Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 5:40 AM ET

    ATLANTA— State labor officials say Georgia's unemployment rate has risen to 7.8 percent. The Georgia Department of Labor on Thursday announced the new jobless figure, which is up from 7.4 percent in June. State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said the increase is mostly due to temporary, seasonal layoffs in local government and manufacturing.

  • Michigan jobless rate up 0.2 points to 7.7 percent Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:53 PM ET

    LANSING, Mich.— The state says Michigan's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage points to 7.7 percent in the latest month. The Michigan Department of Technology, Management& Budget released the July employment report Wednesday. The state says that Michigan's civilian labor force remained stable at 4.744 million in July.

  • TORONTO, Aug 12- The July version of Canada's market-moving jobs report contained an error and must be restated, the country's main statistics agency said on Tuesday, pointing to the latest in a series of mistakes that have damaged its reputation in recent years.

  • Oregon jobless rate 6.9 percent in July Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 3:24 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— The state Employment Department says Oregon's jobless rate was 6.9 percent in July, up from 6.8 percent the month before. The agency says employers added 200 jobs in July, following a revised loss of 3,000 jobs in June. Though the unemployment rate inched higher last month, it is down from 8 percent in July of last year and 8.7 percent in July 2012.

  • NH unemployment rate stays the same for July Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    In July 2013, the seasonally adjusted rate for New Hampshire was 5.2 percent. Nationally, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 6.2 percent, an increase of 0.1 percentage point from June, and a decrease of 1.1 percentage points from the July 2013 rate.

  • You see? Marissa Mayer was right about WFH! Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 11:08 AM ET
    Yahoo President and CEO Marissa Mayer delivers a keynote address at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas.

    Well, there you have it—evidence straight from the government that Marissa Mayer was right about telecommuting!, says Jake Novak.

  • US job openings in June hit 13-year-plus high Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years. Employers posted 4.67 million jobs in June, up 2.1 percent from May's total of 4.58 million, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

  • June JOLTS 4.671 million     Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 10:05 AM ET

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest JOLTS data.

  • Millennials reel as Rust Belt prospects evaporate Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 | 9:24 AM ET
    File photo: Ian Benniston, a leader in the Youngstown Neighborhood Association, walks through a vacant home on February 7, 2012 in Youngstown, Ohio. High crime and urban blight mar what was once one of the busiest steel mill towns along the famous American Rust Belt.

    A new generation are struggling to build lives from the ashes of industrial America, decades after major factories have shut their doors.

  • Does working from home work?     Monday, 11 Aug 2014 | 2:50 PM ET

    A Washington Post story highlights serious abuse of telecommuting employees at the U.S. Patent Office. Teresa Hopke, Life Meets Work vice president, and Regina Lewis, USA Today contributor, share their opinions.

  • The Week Ahead: Gas at 4-year lows     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 3:13 PM ET

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

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Aug. 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 7- The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, pointing to a further strengthening of labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits decreased by 14,000 to a seasonally adjusted 289,000 for the week ended Aug. 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • SINGAPORE/ SYDNEY, Aug 7- The euro held steady above a nine-month low on Thursday ahead of a policy review by the European Central Bank, while the Aussie dollar tumbled after surprisingly weak Australian jobs data.

  • LONDON, Aug 5- Surveys of service sector purchasing managers were the best hope for some direction for the major currency pairs on Tuesday, with a strong Swedish number launching the crown to a day's high at the start of the European day.

  • Hiring workers with autism     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    Insight to one company which focuses on hiring people on the autism spectrum, with Ultra Testing co-founder Art Shectman.

  • JGBs steady after Treasuries gain on U.S. jobs data Sunday, 3 Aug 2014 | 10:54 PM ET

    TOKYO, Aug 4- Japanese government bond prices were mostly steady on Monday, underpinned after U.S. Treasuries gained on weaker-than-expected non-farm payrolls data. Market wariness over further gains in JGBs, with prices already at high levels, in addition to caution towards a 10- year debt auction on Tuesday, hemmed bonds in a narrow range.