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The state's jobless rate ticked up a tenth of a point last month, to 7.0 percent amid lackluster overall growth of jobs in the private sector and sharp but seasonally expected declines in employment in public education.
Arizona lost 800 private sector jobs last month as the state continues to find its financial footing to finally recover from the recession.
The state's jobless rate dropped four-tenths of a point in April, the biggest month-over-month decline in decades and the first time the rate has been less than 7 percent since 2008.
Arizonans will soon learn what they need to do to survive electromagnetic Armageddon — assuming they survive the blast that causes it in the first place.
The state's jobless rate remained unchanged last month at 7.3 percent as the economic recovery remains sluggish.
The state's jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month, but there are indications of problems remaining with the Arizona economy.
A House panel voted Monday to make some people wait longer to start collecting jobless benefits.
Saying that's what the residents want, a Southern Arizona lawmaker wants to let voters in Green Valley, Sahuarita and surrounding areas split away from Pima County and be annexed into Santa Cruz County.
The state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month, to 7.6 percent, the lowest it's been since November of 2008. But that's not necessarily because the economy is showing significant signs of improvement.
A Lake Havasu City lawmaker wants to add some teeth to the concept that it pays to hire a vet.
Arizona's unemployment dropped by four-tenths of a percentage point to 7.8 percent in November as the state's economy recorded job gains.
Arizona's economy won't recover until more people move here, but more people won't move here until the unemployment rate drops.
Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has improved slightly.
PHOENIX — The state's jobless dropped last month — but just a bit — indicating that Arizona's recovery is languishing.
PHOENIX — There will finally be as many people working in Arizona at the end of next year as there were employed here in 2005. But a new report Thursday shows it will take perhaps three more years for the state to hit its pre-recession employment peak.
PHOENIX — Federal workers who got time off with pay during the government shutdown won't be double dipping, at least not in Arizona.
Arizona's jobless rate jumped three-tenths of a point last month to 8.3 percent and now is a full percentage point higher than the national figure.
The gap in employment rates between America’s highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
The state is borrowing $200 million this week to pay off the last of what it owes the federal government for providing jobless benefits to out-of-work employees. And the move should save Arizona businesses $42 on each and every worker they have.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gap in employment rates between America's highest- and lowest-income families has stretched to its widest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago, according to an analysis of government data conducted for The Associated Press.
Paul Ryan, U. S. Representative, Chairman of the House Budget Committee and former vice-presidential candidate, recently declared that the federal war on poverty “has failed miserably.” No one argues. During the fifty years since President Lyndon Johnson first promised to end poverty, the United States has wasted $15 trillion; 46 million Americans live in poverty and 15 million more receive food stamps than before the 2007 recession started.
The state's jobless rate shot up two-tenths of a point last month, to 8.0 percent, driven largely by higher than expected seasonal layoffs in education.
After a disappointing pledge campaign last year that fell short of its goal, Mesa United Way officials are pleased that this year’s effort ending June 30 has reached its $2.825 million target. But they’re not celebrating.
New figures show the state's economy continues to plug along.
New unemployment numbers released Thursday suggest the state's economic recovery is weakening.