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  • 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...

  • Jobless in Jakarta: the big challenge facing Jokowi Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 9:01 PM ET

    Indonesian companies are shedding jobs as they grapple with the weakest economic growth in six years, adding to the troubles facing President Joko Widodo.

  • JAKARTA, June 21- Indonesian companies are shedding jobs as they grapple with the weakest economic growth in six years, adding to the troubles facing President Joko Widodo, who was elected last year on pledges to dig the country out of a rut. Young people are being hit hardest; the International Labor Organization estimated the youth jobless rate was more than 20...

  • Fed's Williams: Should raise rates twice this year Friday, 19 Jun 2015 | 1:13 PM ET
    San Francisco Federal Reserve President John Williams

    The San Francisco Federal Reserve president warned that waiting too long to hike interest rates poses risks.

  • US jobless claims fall more than expected Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A We're Hiring sign at a Target store in Mount Kisco, New York.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, pointing to a tightening labor market.

  • Jobless claims fall, CPI rises Thursday, 18 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims fall, CPI rises

    US weekly jobless claims total 267,000 versus an estimate of 275,000, and the Consumer Price Index rose in May, reports CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- When Jesse Lambert lost his job last December, he was about a level seven for panic. After paying rent in Arlington, Virginia, the 33- year-old's student loans for his undergraduate degree and masters in international commerce were the next biggest expense at around $450 per month. In fact, the unemployment rate for those in the 16-24 age group with...

  • Decoding the Fed's rate hike timing Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 6:18 AM ET
    Fed ready to hike rates?

    Looking ahead to Wednesday's FOMC meeting, with Jim Caron, MS Investment Management.

  • Yields will rise, but slowly: Pro Tuesday, 16 Jun 2015 | 6:15 AM ET
    Yields will rise, but slowly: Pro

    Yields will rise, but at a slow pace, explains Jim Caron, MS Investment Management, in discussing moves in the Treasury market, and the Fed statement.

  • MINNEAPOLIS, June 12- By all rights wages should be soaring in Minnesota, a Midwestern state that boasts one of the best educated and well-paid workforces in the United States and where the unemployment rate stands at a 14- year low. But explain that to Bernie Hesse, projects director for the United Food and Commercial Workers Union. Retail workers, who account for...

  • They'll clean your house? Crazy tech hiring perks Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    Woman cleaning apartment windows

    One tech company will send a cleaning person to your house twice a month to ease your stress! Plus, other crazy tech-hiring perks.

  • US jobless claims up marginally, but market firming Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    A job seeker prepares to meet with recruiters during a HireLive career fair on June 4, 2015 in San Francisco.

    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose slightly, but remained in territory consistent with a stronger labor market.

  • Jobless claims total 279,000 vs. 277,000 est. Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 8:30 AM ET
    Jobless claims total 279,000 vs. 277,000 est.

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest unemployment and retail sales numbers, and takes a look at import prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman and Jim Iuorio, CNBC contributor, add perspective

  • Ex-House speaker Hastert pleads not guilty Tuesday, 9 Jun 2015 | 3:48 PM ET
    Former U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives for an appearance in federal court in Chicago June 9, 2015.

    Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert pleaded not guilty afternoon to charges he lied to the FBI about illegal bank withdrawals.

  • The history of Walker's anti-union alliance Monday, 8 Jun 2015 | 10:50 AM ET
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to delegates during the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 28, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.

    Supporting Scott Walker's career is a longstanding alliance of anti-union conservatives, The New York Times reports.

  • May jobs report by the numbers Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 2:54 PM ET
    May jobs report by the numbers

    CNBC's Jeff Cox breaks down the numbers behind May's jobs report.

  • Troubled by mediocre job report: Pro Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 1:43 PM ET
    Troubled by mediocre job report: Pro

    Marc Morial, Nat'l Urban League, president, and Ron Christie, former special asst. to GW Bush, give their reaction to the latest job report and weigh in on the economy.

  • Strong US job gains plagued by one sore point Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 12:33 PM ET
    A worker adds finishing touches to an assembled aluminum stage at a Werner factory in Louisville, Kentucky.

    U.S. productivity, or output per worker hour, just registered another dismal performance. That has unfortunately become the norm.

  • Demand for big data talent Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 11:23 AM ET
    Demand for big data talent

    At LinkedIn headquarters, the networking site is looking to hire over 100 data scientists this year, reports CNBC's Mary Thompson.

  • Quite a healthy economy: Pro Friday, 5 Jun 2015 | 10:04 AM ET
    Kelly: Two Fed hikes in 2015

    Discussing May jobs data, and the Federal Reserve's view of the U.S. economy, with David Kelly, JPMorgan Funds, and Diane Swonk, Mesirow chief economist. Kelly says the U.S. hits 5 percent unemployment by the end of year.