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Labor Economics

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.

September 18, 2014 11:30 amLoading…
Shrinking workforce partially driving drop in jobless rate

Shrinking workforce partially driving drop in jobless rate

Unemployment is slowly declining, but available jobs have not been growing.

September 03, 2014 12:00 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.

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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.

March 27, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…

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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1,600 in Tucson area cut off from unemployment benefits Saturday

Around 1,600 Pima County residents will be cut off from receiving long-term unemployment benefits Saturday because Congress didn’t renew funding for the program.

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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.

October 16, 2013 5:30 pmLoading…

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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Arizona's jobless rate down slightly in February

PHOENIX — The state's jobless rate inched down just a bit last month amid weaker than expected showing in retail and health care employment.

March 28, 2013 12:58 pmLoading…

AZ jobless rate drops below 8%

PHOENIX - Arizona's unemployment rate dipped below 8 percent last month, the first time that's happened in four years.

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Arizona jobless rate drops

PHOENIX — The state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point last month, to 8.2 percent.

October 18, 2012 12:00 pmLoading…

Report: Minorities lag behind in economic recovery

WASHINGTON — Minorities continue to lag behind whites across several economic indicators, even as the job market improves, a new report says.

April 15, 2012 1:01 pmLoading…

Arizona unemployment rate at 9.1 percent

PHOENIX — Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month, to 9.1 percent.

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