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Arizona unemployment rises to 9.3 percent in June

Weakness in government employment and several private sectors of the economy is pushing Arizona’s unemployment rate upward.

The Department of Administration reports that June’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.3 percent, up from 9.1 percent in May.

The department says seven of 11 sectors gained jobs but that those gains were offset by losses in four sectors, resulting in a net loss of 57,200 jobs.

The state lost 49,100 government jobs in June, mostly in local and state education. The leisure and hospitality sector lost 7,300 jobs and the education and health services sector lost 6,300 jobs.

Construction added 3,900 jobs for the biggest sector gain.

The Administration Department has taken over employment-reporting duties previously held by the Department of Economic Security and more recently by the Arizona Commerce Authority.

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5 comments

  1. Now will the EB unemployment be reinstated for the thousands that were getting it before the state congress took it away from us?????? The Arizona job market is getting worse and we need the AB back and reinstated…

  2. Yes. please reinstate the Federally funded extended unemployment benefits. I am days away from being homeless because AZ lawmakers thought it more important to prove a point to Washington than to take care of their constituents barely hanging on here in AZ. How could they be so heartless?

  3. Here is the URL for the AZ GOP where you can find Office/Fax numbers for our “Representatives” http://www.azgop.org/elected-officials/#tabs-3

    Here are their emails!

    rpearce@azleg.gov,sallen@azleg.gov,fantenori@azleg.gov,abiggs@azleg.gov,rgould@azleg.gov,lgray@azleg.gov,griff4333@gmail.com,amelvin@azleg.gov,rmurphy@azleg.gov,jnelson@azleg.gov,spierce@azleg.gov,joinup@DonShooter.com,stevesmith@azleg.gov,syarbrough@azleg.gov,jogrant@azleg.gov,almelvin3@gmail.com,jcasselman@azleg.gov,atobin@azleg.gov,mphilipsen@azleg.gov,sallen@azleg.gov,abiggs@azleg.gov,rgould@azleg.gov,lgray@azleg.gov,rmurphy@azleg.gov,jnelson@azleg.gov,spierce@azleg.gov,joinup@DonShooter.com,stevesmith@azleg.gov,syarbrough@azleg.gov,bbarton@azleg.gov,jburges@azleg.gov,scourt@azleg.gov,ccrandell@azleg.gov,efarnsworth@azleg.gov,jfillmore@azleg.gov,dgoodale@azleg.gov,dgowan@azleg.gov,rjones@azleg.gov,jkavanagh@azleg.gov,dlesko@azleg.gov,smontenegro@azleg.gov,fpratt@azleg.gov,tproud@azleg.gov,areeve@azleg.gov,brobson@azleg.gov,cseel@azleg.gov,dstevens@azleg.gov,michelle@michelleugenti.com,tvogt@azleg.gov,jweiers@azleg.gov,jpweiers@azleg.gov,vwilliams@azleg.gov,kyee@azleg.gov,ajacobson@azleg.gov,jharper@azleg.gov

  4. We can all thank Pearce and his extremist cabal for the tax-cuts for corporate pals aka “job creation” bill that created no jobs and SB1070 that destroyed them.

  5. WHEN WILL EB 20 WEEK EXTENSION BE REINSTATED NOW THAT UNEMPLOYMENT IS BACK UP AGAIN.
    NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, ITS TIME TO AT LEAST MAKE THE EFFORT BY EVERY AMERICAN TO NEVER VOTE REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT. THINK BACK THE LAST 10, 20, 30, OR 40 YEARS . HAS YOUR LIFE IMPROVED IN ANY WAY?
    THE FELONS HAVE CONTROL OF EVERY POLITICAL LEVEL, GREED AND TOTAL LACK OF ETHICS IS RAMPANT. SOON THERE WILL BE THE SUPER RICH AND THE POOR. THE MIDDLE CLASS HAS BECOME NON EXISTANT. WATCH THE FACES OF YOU PUBLIC SERVANTS ON THE NEWS, ALL YOU SEE IS SMILES AND ARROGANCE. I DONT SEE FACES THAT ARE CONCERNED WITH WORRY OF THOSE THEY SERVE. THANKS

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