Arizona's unemployment rate is down slightly due to growth in professional and business services and a drop in people looking for work.Read More »
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State officials warn that legislation to require drug testing for all people applying for unemployment benefits conflicts with federal rules and law.Read More »
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.