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  • HARTFORD, Conn.— Many people of color and young workers in Connecticut have been left behind in the recovery from the Great Recession that ended in 2009, while child poverty in the state has hit a record high, according to a report released Thursday by a children's advocacy group. The unemployment rate for blacks in Connecticut fell 0.3 percentage points from...

  • New Jersey adds more than 16K jobs in October Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 11:48 AM ET

    New Jersey's unemployment rate fell 0.2 percentage points from 5.6 percent in the previous month when the figures were revised upward by 3,300 jobs, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Thursday. New Jersey's Labor and Workforce Development Department says the state has added 215,400 private-sector jobs since February 2010, considered a...

  • US jobless claims, continuing claims decline Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A job seeker waits to be interviewed during a job fair at California's Great America theme park in Santa Clara, Calif.

    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a fairly robust labor market.

  • Weekly jobless claims down 5,000 to 271,000 Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Weekly jobless claims down 5,000 to 271,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli provides a first look at last week's unemployment numbers.

  • Dallas Fed President: US consumer demand strong Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    Dallas Fed President: US consumer demand strong

    Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan spoke out on his view on the U.S. economy, and growth and unemployment.

  • DUBLIN— Government statisticians say Ireland's unemployment rate has fallen to a seven-year low of 8.9 percent with strong jobs growth in most sectors, particularly the long-battered but crucial construction sector. Unemployment peaked at 15.1 percent in 2012, but economic growth has surged since Ireland exited its international bailout two years ago.

  • Trump goes off on Ben Carson's 'pathological temper' Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 6:44 AM ET
    GOP Republican Candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson

    Donald Trump devoted over ten minutes of his rally to attacking Carson's personal narrative.

  • Is the Fed talking too much? This investor says yes Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 6:10 PM ET
    Is the Fed talking too much? This investor says yes

    Many of the comments by Fed officials have disturbed the market ahead of December's likely liftoff, says John De Cue, CIO of The Private Client Research at U.S. Bank.

  • Strength in labor market has Fed eyeing December Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 8:55 AM ET
    Job seekers fill out registration forms before entering a HireLive career fair in San Francisco.

    Applications for unemployment benefits held steady at levels consistent with labor market strength, which could encourage the Fed to raise rates.

  • Initial jobless claims unchanged at 276,000 Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Initial jobless claims unchanged at 276,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest unemployment numbers and what it indicates about the job market.

  • SYDNEY, Nov 12- Australian employment surged past all expectations in October while the jobless rate fell sharply to a five-month low, a rousing report that lengthened the odds on a cut in interest rates and sent the local dollar flying. The Aussie jumped half a U.S. cent after the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported 58,600 net new jobs were created in...

  • Hiring heroes Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    John Martinko, Managing Director, Head of Capital Markets, Drexel Hamilton, talks about the issue of unemployment among veterans, and what's being done to train and hire more.

  • Don't mess with Texas, unless you're oil prices Wednesday, 11 Nov 2015 | 12:24 PM ET
    Rusted out "pump-jacks" are viewed in the oil town of Luling, Texas.

    Retailers, automobile dealers and other companies in Texas are reporting weakness as a result of the slide in crude prices.

  • Employers outside of the farming sector added 271,000 jobs in October, the most in 10 months, and the jobless rate fell to a 7-1/ 2- year low of 5.0 percent, the Labor Department said on Friday. "We've indicated that conditions look like they could be right for an increase," Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans told CNBC. Louis Fed chief James Bullard...

  • Here's the best part of the jobs report Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 12:29 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Sure, the jump in the headline number of the jobs report was exciting but here's the best part, says Dan Alpert of Westwood Capital.

  • *Unemployment rate hits lowest since April 2008. Job growth in October was the best since December 2014, while the unemployment rate fell to 5 percent, the lowest since April 2008. "In the short term, this is likely to trigger increased volatility, but if rates edge up and the world doesn't end, markets will start gaining confidence," said Robert Craig, Private Client...

  • *Unemployment rate falls to lowest since April 2008. The Labor Department's report showed nonfarm payrolls increased by 271,000 in October, beating the 180,000 expected. The unemployment rate fell to 5.0 percent, the lowest since April 2008, from 5.1 percent in September.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 6- The dollar jumped to a more than six-month high on Friday after data showed the U.S. economy created more jobs than expected in October, bolstering the case for an interest rate increase next month. The unemployment rate fell to 5.0 percent, the lowest level since April 2008, from 5.1 percent in September. Federal Reserve will raise borrowing costs...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 6- Solid growth in the number of U.S. jobs last month greatly boosts the case for a December interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve, where policymakers have begun to worry the economy might eventually overheat without higher borrowing costs. Employers outside of farming added 271,000 jobs in October and the jobless rate fell to 5.0 percent, a...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 6- Canada created the most jobs in five months in October, sending the unemployment rate down as employment in the public administration sector jumped on hiring related to last month's election. Canada was in a mild recession in the first half of the year, but analysts expect the economy has already recovered and point to the resiliency of the labor...