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Arizona jobless rate rises in December


Arizona’s unemployment rate is up, rising from 7.8 percent in November to 7.9 percent in December. Department of Administration economists say job gains in the private sector were outpaced by job losses in the public sector. The department says six economic sectors gained jobs while five others lost jobs. The leisure and hospitality sector had… Read More →

Jobless rate falls below 8%


The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away. The rate declined from 8.1 percent because the number of people who said they were employed soared by 873,000… Read More →