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Arizona's jobless rate drops to 5% amidst robust hiring

About 20,000 people have been getting jobs each month for the first three months of the year in Arizona. While Tucson's job growth remains at the bottom of the list, but the unemployment rate here is lower than the statewide average. The increase in the state's minimum wage don't appear to have stemmed job growth.... Read more»

Older women increasingly choose work over retirement

Older women are increasingly staying in the workforce, with a 35 percent increase in the number of Arizona women ages 65 and older working past retirement age, according to the U.S.Bureau of Labor Statistics.... Read more»

Tucson's job growth no longer 3rd in U.S.

Metro Tucson had the third highest job growth in the country — for one month. The latest calculation, based on August numbers, shows the area has fallen out of the national top 10, but Tucson gained 8,200 jobs over the year and tied with Phoenix for second place in the state.... Read more»

Painting a misleading picture? Stats show artists in Az have higher incomes

Fine artists in Arizona on average make more money annually than artists in any other state, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But there may be more Impressionism than Realism to those figures.... Read more»

Despite high unemployment, Yuma’s agribusiness continues to thrive

Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes a report listing metropolitan areas with the highest unemployment rates in the country. Yuma often finds itself at the top of that list. It had a non-seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 23.2 percent in October, when the national average hovered at 4.8 percent.... Read more»

Rising Arizona membership gives unions something to cheer for Labor Day

Arizona labor unions have something to celebrate this Labor Day weekend, with union membership in the state rising last year for the first time since the start of the recession.... Read more»

FactCheck: Sanders overstates unemployment rate

Bernie Sanders has repeatedly said 51 percent of young black high school graduates are “unemployed.” That’s wrong.... Read more»

FactChecking Chris Christie's part-time worker claim

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie claims “we’ve had a huge shift from full-time work to part-time work” under President Obama. ... Read more»

Which states created the most jobs in 2014?

Nearly every state added jobs in 2014, and 14 states experienced an employment increase of 2 percent or more, according to a Stateline analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released on Dec. 19.... Read more»

Az minimum wage increasing to $8.05

Arizona's lowest paid workers will see another nickel and dime added to their hourly wages, as the state's minimum wage will increase from $7.90 to $8.05 per hour on Jan. 1, 2015.... Read more»5