Stories tagged: "unemployment"


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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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.

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Here Are Some Ways to Give Back in Arizona This Holiday Season

Here are some easy ways to help Arizonans hurting from the COVID-19 pandemic still have a happy holiday season. 

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Workers Lost Income Over the Pandemic While Arizona Billionaires’ Wealth Soared to New Heights

Arizona’s 11 billionaires saw their collective wealth more than double over the last 17 months, accumulating a combined $35.4 billion.

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Arizona Paid Out $16 Billion in Unemployment Over the Pandemic. Scammers Got Nearly 30% of It.

Most of that money is probably lost forever because it was siphoned off by out-of-state or overseas scammers.

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Poverty Rate Climbed in 2020, but Pandemic Assistance Blunted Losses

The Census Bureau estimates that COVID-19 relief payments may have boosted almost 12 million Americans out of poverty.