Stories tagged: "unemployment"


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Ducey Uses Federal Funds to Save Business Owners Money After Ending $300 Boost for Unemployed

The Arizona governor tapped into a pot of emergency federal cash to refill the state unemployment insurance trust fund.

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Ducey to Cut $300 From Weekly Unemployment Benefits Next Month

As of May, more than 200,000 Arizonans are receiving state unemployment benefits and pandemic assistance. Stephanie Weathersby walked through the Phoenix Veterans Job Fair last week at State Farm Stadium, looking for what many of Arizona’s 600,000 unemployed are looking for: a job. But not just any job. Weathersby needs one that covers housing costs...

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Thousands of Arizona Students Left Public Schools This Year. Without Promised Funding, Arizona Teachers Are Paying The Price.

Gilbert Public Schools will lay off 152 teachers amid declining enrollment and a looming financial cliff brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Arizona Only Pays $240 in Unemployment Per Week. These Two Bills Would Change That.

Arizonans who have been unemployed during the pandemic say the extra $60-$80 is a small amount but still something they would have been grateful for.

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After Big Business Ravaged PPP, Biden Aims to Prevent a Repeat

A large number of Arizona companies have chosen to lay off workers and pay back the loan rather than spending the required 60% on payroll.

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Five Things to Expect From the Arizona Legislature This Year

Republicans have rejected calls to raise the state's unemployment benefits above $240 per week while demanding COVID liability protection for businesses.

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How Fraudsters Are Ripping Off Unemployed Americans — Even During a Pandemic

Amid the pandemic-driven economic recession, fraudsters continue to find ways to scam unemployed Americans out of their money.