Economy


Here Are the Changes Made to Arizona Unemployment Since the Pandemic Began

Changes have been made to Arizona's unemployment system, but Rep. Mitzi Epstein said there's still more to be done to make sure it'd be ready for another crisis. 

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Explained: Republican Treasurer Candidate’s Sleepy Campaign Against ‘Woke’ Stocks

Arizona Rep. Jeff Weninger, who is running for state treasurer, wants to avoid investments in companies that prioritize environmental and social sustainability.  

Dozens of vehicles line up to get food boxes at the St. Mary's Food Bank Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Phoenix. Long lines are back at outside food banks around the U.S. as working Americans overwhelmed by inflation increasingly seek handouts to feed their families. Many people are coming for the first time amid the skyrocketing grocery and gas prices. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Long Lines Are Back at Phoenix Food Banks as Prices Hit High

The food banks are struggling to meet the latest need even as federal programs provide less food to distribute, grocery store donations wane, and cash gifts don’t go nearly as far.

A Republican Plan to Raise Taxes on Arizonans and Potentially End Social Security and Medicare is Massively Unpopular, Poll Shows

Arizona Republicans recently gave the state’s wealthiest a major tax cut. Now, their national counterparts want to raise taxes for everyone else.

FILE - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey re-delivers his State of the State address in front of a Yuma crowd Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022 inside Pivot Point Conference Center. The Arizona Supreme Court on Thursday, April 21, 2022, ruled that the state's voters do not have the right to reject a massive income tax cut approved by the Republican-controlled Legislature and Gov, Doug Ducey last year.(Randy Hoeft/The Yuma Sun via AP, File)
Arizona Supreme Court Reinstates Massive Income Tax Cuts Benefiting the Wealthy

The Arizona Supreme Court ruled that the state's voters do not have the right to reject Gov. Ducey's massive income tax cut.

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Arizona Unemployment Hits ‘Historic’ Low

Arizona’s unemployment rate fell to 3.3% in March, the lowest rate in almost a half-century.

Nationally, food service added 61,000 jobs in March, the most of any industry, but total bar and restaurant employment was still below pre-pandemic levels. In this 2017 photo, Jose Rojas prepares food for the Artizen Crafted American Kitchen & Bar at the Devour Culinary Classic in Phoenix. (Photo by Megan Bridgeman/Cronkite News)
Arizona Jobless Rate Continues Decline, Fell to Lowest Rate in 15 Years

The Arizona unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in February, well below pre-pandemic levels and the lowest it has been since 2007.