Phoenix, AZ – The new rate is 9.6 percent. The last time it was that high was
August of 1983. Aruna Murthy of the state Department of Commerce
pointed out the state's construction industry lost 2,300 jobs
between February and March, more than wiping out the modest gains
of a month before.
(Construction industry has had a tremendous amount of loss in the
state. And, in my opinion, it'll take a considerable amount of
time before that particular industry picks up.)