economy

State Capitol News
5:00 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Gov. Brewer Heads to Europe to Stimulate Trade With Arizona

Gov. Jan Brewer
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Governor Jan Brewer is headed off to Europe this week in hopes of boosting trade. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
12:55 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

State Jobless Rate Increases for the Third Month in a Row

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A new report today shows the state’s jobless rate jumped for the third month in a row. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer has details.

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State Capitol News
4:30 pm
Fri August 15, 2014

Healthcare Represents Lone Economic Bright Spot for Arizona

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The state’s jobless rate jumped a tenth of a point last month, to 7 percent. But, as Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports, there’s one really bright spot in the economy.

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2:00 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Kirkpatrick Introduces Legislation Designed to Boost Economic Development on Navajo Nation

For more than 40 years, 1.6 million acres known as the Bennett Freeze were off limits to development. Rep. Kirkpatrick's new bill would encourage development there and make other changes to the laws regulating the area.
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In early July, Democratic Representative Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona’s First Congressional District introduced a bill designed to spur economic development on the Navajo Nation. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, it would affect some of the reservation’s poorest areas.

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State Capitol News
8:43 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Several Arizona Cities Still Hard Hit by Recession

The downtown skyline of Tucson.
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A new study shows several of the state’s cities are among the worst in recovering from the recession. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports.

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State Capitol News
4:59 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Despite Slow Job Growth, Durable Goods Sales Up in Arizona

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The state’s job growth may be slow. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports that a new report shows that is not stopping the folks who do have jobs from spending money.

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State Capitol News
3:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Despite Jobless Rate Drop, Arizona’s Economy Is Still Struggling

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New figures today show the state’s jobless rate dropped a little bit last month. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports that’s hardly sign of a health economy.

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State Capitol News
4:39 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Job Growth Likely to Remain Stagnant for the Rest of 2014

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A top state economist predicted today that job growth here will be stagnant for the rest of the year. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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State Capitol News
12:56 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

State Unemployment Drops Amid Mixed Economic Outlook

Arizona's leisure and hospitality sector added 9,000 jobs in February, a particular bright spot in Arizona's economy.
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The state’s jobless rate dropped by two-tenths of a point last month. But, Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer reports the economic outlook is far more mixed.

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State Capitol News
9:35 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Arizona Population Growth Equals Economic Recovery

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A panel of economists said Wednesday they believe the state’s economic future appears to be a chicken-and-egg situation. Arizona Public Radio’s Howard Fischer explains.

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