Business and Economics

Unemployment rate drops in Arizona, remains high

Jan 21, 2021 The state rate is still higher than the U.S. rate.

Rep. Grijalva to introduce new COVID-19 relief bill for border businesses

Jan 20, 2021 The Southern Arizona congressman says issues in border communities have worsened during the pandemic

Pima County curfew on hold

Jan 20, 2021 A judge put the 10:00 p.m. curfew on hold, for now.

State keeping unemployment trust fund solvent

Jan 18, 2021 CARES Act dollars will keep unemployment fund in the black.

Tucson nurses advocate for optimal staffing during car procession

Jan 12, 2021 Unionized nurses at St. Joseph's and St. Mary's hospitals said caring for more patients impacts care quality.

Arizona unemployment goes in opposite directions

Jan 9, 2021 More than 100,000 Arizona residents received unemployment benefits to end the year.

New year brings higher rates for TEP customers

Jan 7, 2021 The utility says it needs to recoup costs to help with its longer-term move to more renewable energy sources.

Local bars and restaurants sue Pima County over curfew

Jan 7, 2021 The lawsuit claims the county's 10 p.m. curfew is unlawful and discriminatory towards business deemed non-essential.

Arizona increases minimum wage to $12.15 an hour

Jan 2, 2021 AZ one of 21 states with increased minimum wages in 2021

Arizona weekly unemployment drops

Dec 23, 2020 The last week of PUA shows a drop in claims.

Hermosillo among hardest hit Mexican capitals economically during pandemic

Dec 23, 2020 Among capital cities, Hermosillo had the fourth-largest loss of formal jobs and businesses, one group said.

New state benchmarks mean bars, restaurants can stay open

Dec 21, 2020 Relaxed rules were enacted last week with little notice.

Arizona weekly unemployment continues to fall

Dec 19, 2020 A major unemployment program is closing down.

As pandemic worsens, Sonora again sheds jobs

Dec 17, 2020 After a few months of growth, job losses have returned to neighboring Sonora.

Arizona realtors see steady demand as state grows population

Dec 11, 2020 Eric Gibbs of the Arizona Association of Realtors discusses current trends.

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