unemployment http://knau.org en Lawmaker Proposes Tax Credit for Hiring Unemployed Veterans http://knau.org/post/lawmaker-proposes-tax-credit-hiring-unemployed-veterans <p>A state lawmaker who spent 20 years in the Marines wants to give a tax credit to firms that hire unemployed veterans. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.</p><p> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 16:28:42 +0000 Howard Fischer 42400 at http://knau.org Lawmaker Proposes Tax Credit for Hiring Unemployed Veterans State's Jobless Rate Steady, But Recovery Not Stalled http://knau.org/post/states-jobless-rate-steady-recovery-not-stalled <p>The state&#39;s jobless rate remained at 8.2 percent for the third month in a row. But a closer look at the data suggests that does not mean the recovery here has stalled.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:55:06 +0000 Howard Fischer 17236 at http://knau.org Yearly Economic Growth Greater Than Expected http://knau.org/post/yearly-economic-growth-greater-expected <p dir="LTR"><font size="4">Despite gaining some 4,000 private sector jobs in December, Arizona&#39;s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is holding at 8.7 %.</font></p><p dir="LTR"><font size="4">The Department&nbsp;of Administration says the month&#39;s lackluster performance comes from above-average losses in government jobs, primarily in public education. </font></p><p dir="LTR"><font size="4">Still, even with the slow growth, the Department&#39;s Rick van Sickle&nbsp;says the state is ahead of where forecasters thought they would be. </font></p> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 22:37:39 +0000 Mark Bevis 7849 at http://knau.org