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Arizona’s Unemployment Rate Up; Healthy Year-over-Year Job Gains

Amy Waters - Monday, August 22, 2016

The Phoenix Journal

Despite an uptick in the Arizona unemployment rate to 6 percent from 5.8 percent in June, Arizona gained 76,100 jobs year over year, according to the Arizona Department of Administration.

The month-over-month job loss is seasonally normal, and the nearly 15,000 jobs lost in July was less than the post-recession average of 23,500 jobs per month. Arizona’s unemployment rate was also 6 percent in July 2015.

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