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State unemployment rate up for third month in a row

State unemployment rate up for third month in a row

Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is 7.1 percent.

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Immigrants found locked in rental truck near Tucson

Immigrants found locked in rental truck near Tucson

The group was found at the Interstate 19 checkpoint near Amado.

August 20, 2014 10:45 amLoading…
STEM-related jobs going unfilled in Tucson

STEM-related jobs going unfilled in Tucson

Those who lack science, technology, engineering or math skills have it rough.

July 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona's jobless rate dips, but there are worrying signs

Only health care, financial services performing well.

June 20, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

City frets over state's new sales-tax collection process

City finance officials worry about delays in deposits under the state's new sales-tax collecting system.

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Judge won't force city to resume sick-time selling policy

A judge on Friday denied a request by Tucson’s police union to order the city to continue counting unused sick days toward their pensions.

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Slow growth to accelerate, UA economists say

Slow growth to accelerate, UA economists say

Arizona and Tucson should see stronger economic growth in the next year as the effects of federal spending cuts last year wear off, University of Arizona economists say.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Tucson’s bond rating is steady, but concerns persist

Tucson officials can relax a bit now that Fitch rating agency didn’t drop the city’s bond rating this year.

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Arizona’s jobless rate held steady in March

PHOENIX — The state’s jobless rate was unchanged last month at 7.3 percent as the economic recovery remained sluggish.

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Unemployment rate in Arizona drops in February

PHOENIX — The state’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month but there are indications of problems remaining for the Arizona economy.

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Report: Arizona housing costs more than low-wage earners can afford

WASHINGTON — Arizonans have to earn $17.52 an hour, more than twice the minimum wage, to afford a typical two-bedroom home without spending more than 30 percent of their income on rent, a new report says.

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Bill would create unpaid training for Arizona's jobless

A bill that would create a new kind of job-training program to help the unemployed get back to work faster is advancing in the Arizona Senate.

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Retail sales in Arizona at record highs in 2013

Retail sales in Arizona were growing sharply at the end of 2013, and for the first time since the Great Recession, reached new record highs, records show.

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Action to curb economic inequality and climate change must top the list

The U.S. economy is still weak, with 7 percent unemployment, many millions underemployed and fewer people employed in November than six years ago.

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Daunting challenges loom in major areas of the economy this year

As the U.S. economy continues to sputter,  five areas may heavily affect a recovery in 2014: 

January 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Mexico's Tucson consulate touts region's cross-border ties

After a packed two-day schedule, members of an advisory board for border issues left Tucson with a lot of ideas for economic development and the role the Mexican Consulate can play in a community.

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UA audio site tries crowd funding

Crowd Audio, a music-production website founded by University of Arizona alumni, has launched a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo.

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Ariz.'s unemployment rate report canceled

PHOENIX — Arizonans won't know for at least a month — if not longer — whether a jump last month in the state's unemployment rate, to 8.3 percent from 8 percent, is a trend or a glitch.

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Chicken prices shoot up in Arizona and nation

Chicken prices shoot up in Arizona and nation

Consumers’ desire for healthier alternatives to beef is turning around and biting them in the wallets.

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Living wage: Paying it would force chains to replace humans with robots

Medieval doctors bled their patients with leaches. Far from improving their condition, it left them worse off. Raising the wages of fast-food workers to $15 an hour would produce similar results for those the proposal is intended to help.

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