A bill that would create a new kind of job-training program to help the unemployed get back to work faster is advancing in the Arizona Senate.
The U.S. economy is still weak, with 7 percent unemployment, many millions underemployed and fewer people employed in November than six years ago.
As the U.S. economy continues to sputter, five areas may heavily affect a recovery in 2014:
Congressman Raúl Grijalva held a press conference at the Pima County One Stop Thursday to bust what he called unemployment myths.
Sen. Jeff Flake was in Tucson Tuesday visiting with professional groups and outlining his priorities for the year.
Around 1,600 Pima County residents will be cut off from receiving long-term unemployment benefits Saturday because Congress didn’t renew funding for the program.
PHOENIX — Arizonans won't know for at least a month — if not longer — whether a jump last month in the state's unemployment rate, to 8.3 percent from 8 percent, is a trend or a glitch.
Medieval doctors bled their patients with leaches. Far from improving their condition, it left them worse off. Raising the wages of fast-food workers to $15 an hour would produce similar results for those the proposal is intended to help.
PHOENIX — Arizona's jobless rate jumped three-tenths of a point last month and now is a full percentage point higher than the national figure.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy is steadily adding jobs - just not at a consistently strong pace.
PHOENIX - Hundreds of teachers at religious schools around the state could soon be at risk of being laid off with no prospect of collecting jobless benefits.
PHOENIX - Calling it "an important part of improving education," Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation Thursday to eliminate the AIMS test - including the graduation requirement - paving the way for something else to measure the new Common Core Standards already being implemented in Arizona schools.
PHOENIX — The state's jobless rate inched down just a bit last month amid weaker than expected showing in retail and health care employment.
PHOENIX - State lawmakers are poised to make it more difficult for some people to collect unemployment benefits.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. job market is proving surprisingly strong and raising hopes that the economy will be resilient enough this year to withstand a budget standoff in Washington and potentially deep cuts in federal spending.
PHOENIX - A House panel voted Wednesday to require those seeking unemployment benefits to prove they were fired and did not just quit.
PHOENIX - More than a third of Arizonans collecting jobless benefits could be getting their final checks this week.
PHOENIX - If the numbers ultimately prove accurate, Arizona had a lackluster October in terms of job growth.
PHOENIX — Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down again, declining to 8.1 percent in October.
PHOENIX — The state’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped a tenth of a point last month, to 8.2 percent.