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 »
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 »
Weakness in government employment and several private sectors of the economy is pushing Arizona's unemployment rate upward.Read More »
Not all Republicans are celebrating the special session as a victory over federal spending.
For representatives from rural areas, where unemployment is more than 20 percent in some pockets, it can be frustrating to hear their colleagues from urban centers like Phoenix denounce efforts to help the unemployed as unnecessary spending.
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 »
No plans appear to be in the works for another special session on unemployment benefits, but Reagan said she expects Brewer, Pearce and Tobin to hammer out a deal and come back to the Capitol in a couple weeks.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer's office says she won't call the Arizona Legislature back into special session again to vote on an unemployment benefits proposal until lawmakers have a change of heart.Read More »