State officials warn that legislation to require drug testing for all people applying for unemployment benefits conflicts with federal rules and law.Read More »
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Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment for January dropped to 8.7 percent after the December rate was recalibrated upward.Read More »
The Arizona Senate has approved a measure requiring a drug test for everyone applying for unemployment benefits.Read More »
I wonder how long it will be before we can have a discussion of immigration and labor issues without it being closed off with the phrases of “border security” and “open border and cheap labor?”Read More »
An Arizona legislator is introducing a bill to stop discrimination against unemployed workers.Read More »
Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is holding at 8.7 percent despite the loss of 3,000 jobs in December.Read More »
State revenue rose again in October, giving policymakers a reason to cheer. This marks the 15th month in a row of revenue growth, the Joint Legislative Budget Committee reported last week. Buoyed by a strong showing in individual income taxes, revenue increased by 16.6 percent last month compared to the year before.Read More »
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 »
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's National Guardsmen and reservists stand out amid the nation's high unemployment rate.Read More »