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  • S&P Global Ratings downgraded China's long-term sovereign credit rating by one notch on Thursday to A+ from AA-, citing increasing risks from the country's rapid build-up of credit.

  • Expect to see economy improving in Q4: Wells Fargo Securities' John Silvia

    To get to three percent, you have to improve labor productivity and participation rate, says John Silvia, Wells Fargo Securities chief economist, providing his outlook on the economy.

  • Potential job applicants line up to register for "Amazon Jobs Day," a job fair being held at 10 fulfillment centers across the United States aimed at filling more than 50,000 jobs, at the Amazon.com Fulfillment Center in Fall River, Massachusetts, August 2, 2017.

    The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell, but the data continued to be influenced by stormy weather.

  • Job seekers wait to get into the JobNewsUSA job fair at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest unemployment numbers and the latest action in Treasurys and the U.S. dollar.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- As the Federal Reserve ramped up its bond purchases over the last several years, those justifying the unprecedented policy move often pointed to a U.S. unemployment rate that was heading steadily in the opposite direction. Yet the U.S. central bank's $3.5- trillion of Treasury and mortgage purchases over six years has failed to light a fire...

  • Job seekers tour the Amazon Fulfillment Center during an Amazon jobs fair on August 2, 2017 in Robbinsville, New Jersey.

    Georgia added the most jobs, with 19,800, followed by Maryland with 14,200 and Massachusetts with 10,800.

  • An employee welds pipe at Pioneer Pipe on October 25, 2016 in Marietta, Ohio.

    U.S. industrial output fell in August for the first time since January as Hurricane Harvey battered oil, gas and chemical plants along the Gulf Coast and a cool summer sapped utility demand in the east, the Federal Reserve said on Friday.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Sept 14- Argentina's unemployment rate fell to 8.7 percent in the second quarter, the government's Indec statistics agency said on Thursday, down from 9.3 percent in the second quarter of last year and 9.2 percent in the first quarter of this year. An improving economy could give his candidate a boost over former populist President Cristina...

  • TRENTON, N.J.— New data shows New Jersey added 200 jobs in August and the unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent from 4.2 percent in July. The Labor and Workforce Development Department called the additions "modest." Bureau of Labor Statistics preliminary reports announced Thursday show the state shed 700 private sector jobs, but added 900 public positions.

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Rhode Island's unemployment rate has kept steady at 4.3 percent. Rhode Island's rate was down one percentage point from a year ago. Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Tuesday that it's relocating its headquarters from New Haven, Connecticut, to Boston and cutting 20 percent of its global workforce.

  • August CPI up 0.4%, weekly jobless claims fell to 284,000

    CNBC's Becky Quick breaks down the weekly numbers on unemployment, and sifts through the data on consumer prices.

  • Job seekers tour the Amazon Fulfillment Center during an Amazon jobs fair on August 2, 2017 in Robbinsville, New Jersey.

    First-time claims for benefits were expected to total 300,000 in the most recent week, up from the 298,000 claims reported for the previous week.

  • *Australia jobless rate steady at 5.6 pct in August. SYDNEY, Sept 14- Australia's jobs blew past expectations to surge the most in two years in August, yet unemployment was static as more people looked for work, limiting upward pressure on wages, inflation and interest rates. Thursday's data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showed employment leapt...

  • *UK unemployment falls to 4.3 pct, lowest since 1975. LONDON, Sept 13- Britain's unemployment rate hit its lowest since 1975 but wages slipped further behind the cost of living, taking some of the urgency out of a Bank of England debate on when interest rates might rise. The fall in the jobless rate to 4.3 percent in the three months to July, when Britain created jobs...

  • Britain's unemployment rate unexpectedly fell further to its lowest since 1975 during the three months to July.

  • A job applicant (L) talks with a recruiter for Sears at a job fair in Golden, Colorado.

    The number of unfilled job openings hit another record level in July, as employers continued to scramble to find qualified workers.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel sits in front of a flag of the European Union

    The upcoming federal election in Germany is not going to throw Brexit negotiations off course, but the U.K. needs to face the reality that Brexit is not the greatest priority for the EU, according to the head of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM).

  • OTTAWA, Sept 8- The Canadian economy added more jobs than expected in August, sending the unemployment rate to its lowest since the financial crisis, but part-time hiring accounted for all of the gains. "It's... a slightly more moderate pace than what we've been looking at in the first half of the year, but it still represents solid hiring by Canadian firms," said Paul...

  • ATHENS, Sept 8- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged French businesses on Friday to invest in Greece, as it emerges from its debt crisis, and assured them that they would not regret it. Tsipras said attracting investment was a priority for his leftist-led government, which aims to reduce the jobless rate, the euro zone's highest, and make Greece financially...

  • OTTAWA, Sept 8- The Canadian economy added more jobs than expected in August, sending the unemployment rate to its lowest since the financial crisis, but part-time hiring accounted for all of the gains, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. Job growth picked up to 22,200 positions last month, topping economists' expectations for an increase of 19,000. The...