Stories tagged: "unemployment"


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Biden Centers First Campaign Visit in Arizona Around Working-Class Voters

Biden’s visit to Arizona was marked with small, mask-wearing, socially distant crowds—a stark contrast to the Trump campaign’s crowded rallies.

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Schwiebert, Ervin, Call for Focus on Affordable Housing at LD20 Debate

As part of our efforts to help voters feel informed as the November election approaches, we're creating an overview of local races throughout the state.

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Raising the Minimum Wage Linked to Arizona’s Lowering Poverty Rate

Arizona voters approved raising the state's minimum wage incrementally from $8.05 in 2016 to $12 in 2020.

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Here Are the Groups Trying to Help Still Out-Of-Work Arizonans

Arizona nonprofits and mutual aid groups have stepped up to fill the gaps in aid left by state and federal lawmakers.

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Arizona Jobless Rate Plummets as People Stop Looking for Work

Economists warned the new number may reflect a drop in the overall workforce as much as increase in employment.

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Arizona’s Unemployment Is Running Out. That Has Major Implications for the State’s Economy.

Inadequate unemployment payments don’t just hurt individuals needing the money—they also hinder the state’s economic recovery.

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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.