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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 — Close to one out of every 12 complaints of child abuse since January were not investigated because Child Protective Services workers simply decided, based on the information from a phone call, that they were not important enough to follow through.
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.
Capitalism or socialism in america. which shall it be? All the signs are there. Our nation is rapidly moving towards socialism. Americans on some form of welfare outnumber the number of workers. National healthcare is upon us and the middle class is being destroyed. The unemployment rate is reported to be 7.2 percent but the real number is in the range of 15 percent. We are becoming a nation of part time workers. Our national debt is a disaster waiting to happen. Perhaps this is what our President had in mind when he said “I want to fundamentally transform America”.
Beth Calhoun was unemployed for several months after she got out of the Air Force six years ago, and even when she again began to collect a paycheck it was for a job and not a career.
“Do we have an absentee President who’s abdicated his responsibilities or one who does not care?”
There are two kinds of people when it comes to reacting to a friend, neighbor, or colleague losing their job.
PHOENIX — Federal workers who got time off with pay during the government shutdown won't be double dipping, at least not in Arizona.
"I got the best bargain — this book,” I said. “No, you didn’t. Look at this Coach purse,” my daughter said.
Bill Clinton left office after two terms as President in 2000. During the course of his Presidency policies were initiated which resulted in the country enjoying a robust economy which included, a budget surplus, low unemployment, no wars to speak of, and what should have been a rosey outlook going forward.
“Interesting how the President, who said he WILL NOT negotiate, is belittling the GOP for not negotiating!”
PHOENIX – Facing pressure by community groups and criticism from legislative Democrats, Gov. Jan Brewer finally agreed late Monday to have a state agency shuffle around $650,000 in its budget to cover welfare payments for 3,200 needy families – but only through the end of the month.
America’s middle class used to be the proud backbone of our economy. They made things, things of value that other people would pay for. Not only did the middle class prosper, they were the driver of America’s emergence as the world’s economic superpower.
PHOENIX — The state is headed into another financial hole, the combination of already approved tax cuts and required annual spending increases.
So let me get this straight…
Last week’s column about the Los Angeles Dodgers taking a dip in the Arizona Diamondbacks swimming pool after beating the local team to win their division elicited some backlash from a reader who thought I should be dealing with weightier subjects.
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.
I am scratching my head over just what Rod Livdahl is trying to say in his recent comments. Almost 10 months after the election I still continue to be amused by Democrats trying to justify themselves. They do not have to; Obama won for a second time! Perhaps our move towards socialism is not far enough or fast enough for their liking.
Two East Valley municipalities each landed a spot on a list of 20 cities that continue to grow even in a slow economy.
Sen. John McCain is trying to convince Arizona business leaders to support immigration reform by touting its impact on the state's economy.