Stories tagged: "unemployment"


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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.

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Here Are Some Entry-Level Arizona Jobs Paying at Least $15 an Hour

Some Arizona businesses are also offering $100+ sign-on bonuses as they refill their ranks after COVID closures.

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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.