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Unemployment rate in Arizona drops in February

Unemployment rate in Arizona drops in February

PHOENIX — The state’s jobless rate dropped two-tenths of a point last month but there are indications of problems remaining for the Arizona economy.

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Bill would create unpaid training for Arizona's jobless

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.

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Action to curb economic inequality and climate change must top the list

The U.S. economy is still weak, with 7 percent unemployment, many millions underemployed and fewer people employed in November than six years ago.

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Daunting challenges loom in major areas of the economy this year

As the U.S. economy continues to sputter,  five areas may heavily affect a recovery in 2014: 

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Grijalva calls for extending unemployment benefits

Congressman Raúl Grijalva held a press conference at the Pima County One Stop Thursday to bust what he called unemployment myths.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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5 questions with Sen. Jeff Flake

5 questions with Sen. Jeff Flake

Sen. Jeff Flake was in Tucson Tuesday visiting with professional groups and outlining his priorities for the year.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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1,600 in Tucson area cut off from unemployment benefits Saturday

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.

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Ariz.'s unemployment rate report canceled

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.

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Living wage: Paying it would force chains to replace humans with robots

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.

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Arizona's jobless rate up slightly

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.

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Job growth lackluster in July report

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy is steadily adding jobs - just not at a consistently strong pace.

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Bad news for jobless church workers

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.

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Brewer signs bill eliminating state AIMS test

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.

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Arizona's jobless rate down slightly in February

PHOENIX — The state's jobless rate inched down just a bit last month amid weaker than expected showing in retail and health care employment.

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AZ panel votes to make it harder for some to get jobless benefits

PHOENIX - State lawmakers are poised to make it more difficult for some people to collect unemployment benefits.

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US job market growing muscle, economists say

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.

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Bill requires proof of firing to collect jobless benefits

PHOENIX - A House panel voted Wednesday to require those seeking unemployment benefits to prove they were fired and did not just quit.

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21,000 in AZ face cutoff of benefits

PHOENIX - More than a third of Arizonans collecting jobless benefits could be getting their final checks this week.

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AZ job-growth figures disappoint; hospitality positions actually drop

PHOENIX - If the numbers ultimately prove accurate, Arizona had a lackluster October in terms of job growth.

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Arizona jobless rate falls but job gains slim

PHOENIX — Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is down again, declining to 8.1 percent in October.

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