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  • US durable goods orders up 2% in July Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A Samsung Electronics washing machine for sale at the Jessup's Appliances store in Sarasota, Florida.

    Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods rose in July, and demand in a key category that tracks business investment plans jumped.

  • Home prices rise 5% in June: S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 9:09 AM ET
    A sign advertising an open house in Corona Del Mar, Calif.

    U.S. home prices continued to rise in June, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, but the increase fell short of analyst estimates.

  • Brazil has 2 kinds of problems, and both are bad Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 3:03 PM ET
    Demonstrators attend a protest against Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, part of nationwide protests calling for her impeachment, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, August 16, 2015.

    Brazil is struggling with the confluence of two separate, but interrelated crises: one economic, and the other political.

  • California jobless rate drops to 6.2 percent in July Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:04 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California's jobless rate dropped to 6.2 percent in July, a slight decrease from a month earlier, as the state added 80,600 nonfarm payroll jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday. California's economy has been steadily recovering since February 2010, and has shown surprising stability in the face of a harsh...

  • AUGUSTA, Maine— Maine officials say the unemployment rate was 4.6 percent in July and was little changed from the month before. The Maine Department of Labor said Friday that the jobless rate last month was down from 4.7 percent in June. Vermont had the lowest rate among the six states at 3.6 percent and Rhode Island had the highest rate at 5.8 percent.

  • Fewer people had jobs in Louisiana in July as employer payrolls shrank, but the unemployment rate fell again as even more people left the labor force. Both sets of figures— adjusted to cancel out seasonal changes— were released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department. West Virginia, at 7.5 percent, had the highest unemployment rate among the states, while Louisiana's...

  • The latest Texas jobless number, the state's lowest monthly unemployment rate since July 2007, mirrors the 4.2 percent rate for June. Texas added jobs for the fourth consecutive month, with 31,400 more seasonally adjusted nonagricultural jobs in July, the commission said in a statement. "Texas employers added 31,400 jobs in July, resulting in an increase of...

  • The Nebraska Labor Department said the preliminary July rate was six-tenths of a point under the July 2014 rate of 3.3 percent. U.S. Labor Department figures said Nebraska was trailed by North Dakota at 3 percent and Utah and Vermont at 3.6 percent. The Omaha rate remained unchanged at 3.2 percent but was down seven-tenths of a point from July 2014.

  • South Carolina's jobless rate decreases again Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 9:21 AM ET

    COLUMBIA, S.C.— Unemployment in South Carolina decreased for the second month in a row in July, state officials said Friday. South Carolina's jobless rate was 6.4 percent in July, according to the Department of Employment and Workforce. From July 2014 to July 2015, state officials say that South Carolina's employment level has increased by more than 59,000. The...

  • North Carolina jobless rate worse in July Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 4:01 AM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina's unemployment rate rose for the fifth straight month in July to 5.9 percent as nearly 12,000 fewer people held jobs, the state Commerce Department said Friday. The nationwide unemployment rate in July was 5.3 percent and has been trending lower that North Carolina's. North Carolina employers created more than 100,000 jobs last...

  • New Jersey unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 11:57 AM ET

    TRENTON, N.J.— New Jersey's July unemployment rate fell to its lowest level since September 2008 to 5.9 percent. Despite the lower rate New Jersey's economy contracted by almost 14,000 jobs in July. New Jersey's labor participation rate also dropped slightly in July to 63.9 percent, down from 64.1 percent in June.

  • Connecticut unemployment rate falls to 5.4 percent Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut employers added 4,100 jobs in July, pushing the unemployment rate down to 5.4 percent, from 5.7 percent, its lowest since May 2008, the state Department of Labor said Thursday. Peter Gioia, economist for the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the state's largest business group, said the sharp drop in the unemployment rate...

  • September hike? 11 of 17 economists say yes: Survey Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 11:41 AM ET
    September hike? 11 of 17 economists say yes: Survey

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares results from CNBC's "Snap Survey" on the economy.

  • 10 of 15 economists forecast rate hike: Survey Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:34 AM ET
    10 of 15 economist forecast rate hike: Survey

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares results from CNBC's "Snap Survey" on the economy.

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 20- Brazil's unemployment rate rose for a seventh straight month in July to the highest in over five years, government data showed on Thursday, underscoring expectations for a deep recession in 2015.. Brazil's non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate rose in July to 7.5 percent from 6.9 percent in June, statistics agency IBGE said.

  • Initial jobless claims up 4,000 to 277,00 Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Initial jobless claims up 4,000 to 277,00

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest numbers on unemployment. And Jim Iuorio, TJM Securities provide perspective.

  • OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state's unemployment rate was 5.3 percent in July, holding even with the national jobless rate, state officials said Wednesday. The jobless rate in the Seattle- Bellevue- Everett region of western Washington was 3.7 percent, down from 3.8 percent in June. "Washington's economy continues on a positive track," state labor economist Paul...

  • Jobless claims tick up Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Jobless claims tick up

    Jobless claims rise by 5,000; 4-week moving average hits its lowest level since April 2000.

  • LONDON, Aug 12- British wage growth fell to a three-month low in June and rapid gains in employment seen over the past couple of years ground to a halt, official figures showed Wednesday, reinforcing the view that the Bank of England is in no rush to raise interest rates. Headline annual earnings growth fell sharply to 2.4 percent in the three months to June from 3.2...

  • UK June unemployment: Reaction Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 4:30 AM ET
    UK June unemployment: Reaction

    Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, says U.K.'s June unemployment data should give reassurance that the labor market/ economy is still in "robust health."