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State Capitol News
4:19 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Arizona Jobless Rate Drops But Growth Still Anemic

Credit Associated Press

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.

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State Capitol News
4:23 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Good and Bad News of AZ's Jobless Rates

The state's jobless rate jumped a bit last month. But that may hide some of the good news.

On paper, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 8.3 percent. And the number of people working last month was less than in June. But economist Aruna Murthy of the state Department of Administration said Arizona always loses jobs in July. More to the point, the losses this year were only half as much as what usually happens. What also is significant is this is the fifth month in a row where the year-over-year growth in private sector employment is higher than 2 percent.

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State Capitol News
4:16 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

State jobless rate inches down

The state's jobless rate inched down a bit last month.

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