state unemployment. economy

Arizona Jobless Rate Drops But Growth Still Anemic

Jan 23, 2014
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.

Arizona's Jobless Rate Drops

Oct 18, 2012

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.

"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.