The Arizona unemployment rate dropped to 3.6% in February, well below pre-pandemic levels and the lowest it has been since 2007.
Arizona’s unemployment is quickly creeping up again, leaving more than 288,000 without a job ahead of the approaching holidays.
Many Arizonans and people across the U.S. are still waiting for unemployment checks. With rent due today, many are stressing as the pandemic continues.
Women may account for more than 55% of unemployment claims filed between mid-March and April 4, according to an analysis by the Economic Policy Institute.
Roughly 22 million filed for unemployment benefits in the past month — easily the worst U.S. job losses. But only 12 million people are getting the checks.
The latest report from the Labor Department released Thursday shows the figure for last week is much higher than the previous record of 3.3 million reported for the previous week.
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