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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.
Hundreds of teachers at religious schools around the state could soon be at risk of being laid off with no prospect of collecting jobless benefits.
Arizona’s unemployment rate came down slightly, going from 8 percent in January to 7.9 percent in February.
The state's jobless rate inched down just a bit last month amid weaker than expected showing in retail and health care employment.
The state’s jobless rate jumped a tenth of a point in January to 8.0 percent.
State lawmakers are poised to make it more difficult for some people to collect unemployment benefits.
The state's jobless rate jumped a tenth of a point in January to 8.0 percent.
Peter Sterling’s ascent to the pinnacle of the Mesa business community was relatively fast.
Saying it will help prevent fraud, state lawmakers voted Wednesday to impose new burdens on some people seeking unemployment insurance.
WASHINGTON — Republicans warned Tuesday that President Barack Obama's second-term agenda would bring more tax increases and escalate deficit spending, vowing that they would guard against Washington-centric policies and help middle-class families rebound from years of tepid economic growth.