Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate has dropped two-tenths of a percent as the state's economy added thousands of jobs, mostly in government but also in construction.Read More »
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The Industrial Commission of Arizona announced earlier this month that the minimum wage will increase from $7.35 to $7.65 an hour. Tipped employees, who make $3 below the standard minimum wage, will also receive the raise.Read More »
Major economic indicators in Arizona point to a steady recovery, although some bumps remain.
Revenues in August grew by 8.6 percent, buoyed by strong showings in sales and individual income taxes.
Arizona did not adequately track as much as $432 million in unemployment payments from 2008 to 2011, the U.S. Department of Labor said Wednesday.Read More »
This letter is in response to Mark Dobbins’ (chairman of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry) commentary “Federal regulators are out of control” in the Sept. 2 issue of the Arizona Capitol Times.
The National Labor Relations Board recently released a new guideline to businesses which indicates that they are to post, conspicuously in the workplace, the rights of workers to form and join a union. This rule is long overdue in all practical purposes, and is not in the least “burdensome” or “job killing” in a realistic business world.
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced a new mandate on private sector employers requiring them to prominently display posters that outline employees’ rights to join a union.Read More »
There is a myth going around that even if government employees are inefficient or unneeded, we should not terminate them in this economic crisis because it would dampen the economy.Read More »
Weakness in government employment and several private sectors of the economy is pushing Arizona's unemployment rate upward.Read More »
Three unions are challenging changes Arizona has made to the amount many state and local government workers and their employers contribute to the main state retirement system.Read More »
For the second consecutive month, Arizona’s unemployment rate has dropped, according to figures released today by the Office of Employment and Population StatisticsRead More »