Arizona Unemployment

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By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX -- The state's jobless rate shrank by close to 45 percent last month.
At a press conference Thursday, Gov. Doug Ducey called the announcement of a 5.9 percent seasonally adjusted employment rate ``a really good sign that people are getting back to work.''
But there may be less there than meets the eye.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Arizona's jobless rate spiked last month to 12.6 percent, a figure that may be a record.
And it's certain to go higher as the figures reflect the number of people out looking for work in the second week of April. Since that time, there have been another 230,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Another 52,350 Arizonans filed for first-time unemployment benefits last week.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- The state's jobless rate jumped a full point last month as Arizona gets the first taste of what is likely to be even worse numbers going forward.

By Howard Fischer
Capitol Media Services
PHOENIX -- Another more than 95,000 Arizonans filed for unemployment benefits this past week.

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