Arizona’s unemployment is quickly creeping up again, leaving more than 288,000 without a job ahead of the approaching holidays.
Arizona nonprofits and mutual aid groups have stepped up to fill the gaps in aid left by state and federal lawmakers.
Inadequate unemployment payments don’t just hurt individuals needing the money—they also hinder the state’s economic recovery.
A report released before the pandemic urged Arizona to up unemployment to $490 per week to protect the state against a recession.
Arizona's problematic unemployment system has left many residents feeling scared and hopeless during a time of global anxiety.