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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.

September 18, 2014 11:30 amLoading…
Weak TUSD curriculum hurts minorities and poor most, audit finds

Weak TUSD curriculum hurts minorities and poor most, audit finds

Tucson Unified School District’s inadequate curriculum development has limited achievement by nearly all of TUSD’s 49,000 students. But minority and poor students may be paying the highest price.

May 06, 2014 4:45 pm Related Loading…

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.

March 02, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

January 27, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Volunteers canvass Tucson to measure homelessness

Volunteers canvass Tucson to measure homelessness

Kathy Blevins, who has been homeless for the past four years, has carefully set up her campsite on a floodplain in north Tucson. Under the canopy of an old saltcedar tree, her site is marked by a fence of wooden pallets, adorned with a fake flower and a “private property” sign. A dream catc…

January 24, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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City sets new rules for homeless encampment downtown

City sets new rules for homeless encampment downtown

The city has set up some new rules for the homeless camp at Veinte de Agosto Park downtown.

January 24, 2014 2:00 pmLoading…

State action should save Ariz. businesses $42 per worker

PHOENIX — 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.

September 16, 2013 4:22 pmLoading…

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