Arizona’s September unemployment dipped to 8.2 percent, down from 8.3 percent the two previous months.
Department of Administration economists report that the state added 30,000 jobs, mostly in government due to seasonal hiring by schools.
The department says seven of the 11 major economic sectors added jobs in September while four lost jobs.
The biggest job gains in September were recorded in education and health services and in leisure and hospitality. The sectors with the biggest job losses were construction and financial activities.