Quantcast
Home / business / Ariz. jobless rate rises to 8.3 percent in August

Ariz. jobless rate rises to 8.3 percent in August

Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 8.3 percent in August as the state’s economy added jobs overall even as some sectors recorded losses.

The July seasonally adjusted rate was 8 percent.

Department of Administration economists say the state added 39,800 nonfarm jobs in August. That gain is nearly identical to the 10-year average of 39,900 jobs for August but well below the gains of 55,000 in 2011 and 59,000 in 2012.

Six economic sectors recorded job gains in August while five posted losses.

Sectors with the biggest jobs in August were government, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality.

The biggest losses were recorded in professional and business services, manufacturing and construction.

Copyright 2016 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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Your email address will not be published.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

film-movie-web

Studio 48 expected to attract film projects into Arizona

The new Arizona Office of Film and Media is expected to help promote and attract film and media industry projects into the state.