Stories tagged: "Arizona Department of Economic Security"


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New Arizona Law Will Give More Single Moms the Ability to Afford College

Parents who choose to pursue higher education full-time can now qualify for financial assistance to help cover the cost of childcare.

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Pressure on a Broken System: Arizona’s Unemployment Has Long Needed Improvements

A report released before the pandemic urged Arizona to up unemployment to $490 per week to protect the state against a recession.

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Barely Getting By: Stories of Arizonans Struggling to Survive on Unemployment

Arizona's problematic unemployment system has left many residents feeling scared and hopeless during a time of global anxiety.

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They Finally Managed to Get Unemployment. Then the Money Was Wiped From Their Accounts.

A number of Arizonans who had been approved for unemployment insurance during the coronavirus pandemic had their bank accounts wiped out over the weekend.

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Denied For Unemployment? You Might Be Eligible For Arizona’s PUA Program During the Pandemic After All

The Department of Economic Security (DES) in Arizona just launched a program that will give 165,000 previously ineligible people unemployment benefits.