Quantcast
Home / economy / Ariz.’s jobless rate reaches 9.2 percent in July

Ariz.’s jobless rate reaches 9.2 percent in July

Arizona’s unemployment rate rose a half percentage point in July to reach 9.2 percent.

The state’s seasonably adjusted unemployment rate remains just below the national jobless rate, which was 9.4 percent in July.

Eight of the state’s 11 economic sectors suffered job losses. The biggest losses came in government and the hospitality industry.

In the past, economic officials in Arizona have said they believe the state’s unemployment rate will eventually hit 10 percent.

Arizona saw double-digit unemployment rates during the 1975 and 1982 recessions.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

 

x

Check Also

Uber ridesharing620

Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accident (access required)

Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles.