state unemployment. economy en Arizona Jobless Rate Drops But Growth Still Anemic <p>The state’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a percent last month. But, Arizona Public Radio's Howard Fischer reports that's only part of the picture.</p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:19:28 +0000 Howard Fischer 42515 at Arizona Jobless Rate Drops But Growth Still Anemic Arizona's Jobless Rate Drops <p>Overall the state added 30,000 jobs between August and September. Aruna Murthy of the Department of Administration said most of those were in public education, reflecting clerical workers and others going back to work after the summer break. But the private sector did add 5,200 jobs.</p><p>"Education and health services added 3,600 jobs. Leisure and hospitality gained 1,700 jobs. Professional and business services gained 1,400 jobs," Murthy said.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 23:19:44 +0000 Howard Fischer 22007 at