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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 January job growth lagged rest of Arizona

Despite all the job announcements over the past two years from Raytheon, Comcast, Caterpillar and other companies, Tucson’s job growth continues to be weak, especially compared with the rest of the state. The metro area only gained 900 jobs from January 2016 to January 2017, and its .2 percent growth was at the bottom of Arizona's seven major metros.... Read more»

Tucson jobs fell by 1,800 in December

Metro Tucson lost about 1,800 jobs from November to December, a state office reported Thursday. And no one knows yet whether this is a trend or just a temporary lull.... Read more»

Metro Tucson gained jobs faster than metro Phoenix, Arizona in Nov.

The Tucson region added 18,100 jobs, or 1.5 percent in November, compared with a year earlier. Arizona and metro Phoenix added just 1.1 percent to their employment rolls. Tucson's unemployment rate hit the lowest level in nine years.... Read more»

Tucson's jobless rate falls for 3rd month, to 4.8 percent

Metro Tucson gained 7,000 jobs in October, compared with a year earlier. The jobless rate fell for the third month in a row, and it matched the Phoenix area in gaining nearly 2 percent more jobs in a year-over-year comparison.... Read more»

Tucson's job growth tied for 3rd place in Az

Metro Tucson’s job growth over the year remained above the national average in September but fell to third place in the state after hovering in second place for several months.... Read more»

Tucson remains in 2nd place for job growth in Az

Tucson's unemployment rate fell in August, and was tied with metro Phoenix for having the second highest job growth over the past year in Arizona. Prescott again came in first. ... Read more»

Metro Tucson sees 2nd highest job growth in Arizona

Metro Tucson is adding jobs at one of the fastest rates in the state. The area recorded 4.2 percent more jobs in July compared with data from a year earlier. That is the second highest growth behind the Prescott area. Arizona overall, meanwhile, reported a fourth consecutive monthly increase in the unemployment rate.... Read more»