Numbers released Friday by the Employment Development Department pegged March's unemployment rate at 11.7 percent, up slightly from the revised February figure of 11.4 percent.
BEIJING China's home price inflation slowed to an eight-month low in March, extending to a third month a loss of momentum in a property market that has been a strong spot in the world's second-largest economy.
Stocks end higher as earnings pour in; market closed Friday. Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn't an easy ride up.
Texas no longer leads the nation in job creation as the state's employment growth in March fell to its lowest in nearly 21/2 years.
SHANGHAI, April 18, (AFP): China will cut the amount of funds that rural banks must keep in reserve, state media said, in a small easing of monetary policy by the government as it tries to provide support to the slowing economy.