unemployment rate

Wall Street, financial industry, Arizona, Schweikert, Lehman Brothers crash
Sep 12, 2023

15 years later: reflecting on the Lehman Brothers crash of 2008

As we move forward, it's imperative for leaders in Congress to remain committed to crafting responsible legislation. Such legislation should not stifle the financial sector but should ensure it operates with responsibility and integrity.

jobs, unemployment, Census Bureau, workers, Arizona
Sep 5, 2023

Jobless rate is down, wages up, but not all is worth celebrating

Arizona’s unemployment is at the lowest rate in decades, there are more jobs than workers available to fill them and salaries are inching up, all of which should be good indicators for workers. Experts say – it depends.

jobs, unemployment rate, Office of Economic Opportunity, Kaiser, Cook
Jun 15, 2023

Arizona’s unemployment rate at historic lows, jobless benefits won’t be cut

The state's unemployment rate remains at historic lows. But those Arizonans who do find themselves out of work through no fault of their own won't see their benefits cut, at least not this year.

job growth, unemployment, Kaiser, Fernandez, jobless, Epstein, Senate
Mar 1, 2023

Senate gives initial approval to cutting time Arizonans can collect jobless benefits

State lawmakers are moving to cut the time Arizonans can collect jobless benefits -- even when unemployment hits double digits.

unemployment, blind people, jobs
Feb 13, 2023

Increase business partnerships to help blind people find jobs

For the past couple of weeks, my Google Alert for “blindness” has been blowing up about some YouTuber who “cured blindness for 1,000 people.” Now, I am not saying that what this person did was curing blindness or not, what frustrates me is how much press was generated on proving or disproving this claim, while the 70% unemployment rate among working age Americans who are blind is hardly e[...]

Dec 21, 2017

Jobless rate drops, signs abound of continued improvement

Overall, Arizona added 28,100 private sector jobs last month. That was enough to drop the state's seasonally adjusted jobless rate for November two-tenths of a point from October, to 4.3 percent.

Jun 16, 2015

Ducey scraps monthly media briefings on unemployment

Following some less-than-spectacular jobless reports, the Ducey administration is scrapping at least temporarily – and perhaps forever – the monthly media briefings on the state’s unemployment situation.

Oct 17, 2013

Federal shutdown delays Arizona’s jobless numbers

There's another casualty of the federal government partial shutdown: Arizona's unemployment numbers.

Suit challenges prosecutions under smuggling law
Sep 23, 2013

New signs of rising illegal immigration into US

The number of immigrants crossing the border illegally into the U.S. appears to be on the rise again after dropping during the recession.

Sep 20, 2013

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.

Aug 15, 2013

Study: Chances of climbing the economic ladder are mixed in state

Location matters when it comes to the chances that a child born into poverty in Arizona will move up the economic ladder during his lifetime, a recent study shows.

Apr 19, 2013

Arizona unemployment rate remains flat in March

Arizona's unemployment rate for March remained flat at 7.9 percent, above the national rate of 7.6 percent but below the state's rate of 8.4 percent a year earlier.