/ Modified dec 1, 2017 4:39 p.m.

Episode 165: How Does Tucson Unemployment Compare to Arizona's?

Also, a discussion with Rep. Grijalva about tax reform and CHIP funding.

On Metro Week, Christopher Conover takes over hosting duties as Southern Arizona takes its first steps into December.

Arizona’s unemployment rate is dropping, but Tucson is still higher than the state. Reporter Zac Ziegler explores the numbers and some of the historic reasons why.

Lea Marquez Peterson, president of the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, joins us for a discussion about what companies need to do to hire more and increase cross-border trade to Nogales, Douglas and Tucson. Also, a discussion of this week’s Arizona-Mexico Commission meeting.

World View and Pima County are being sued in federal court by the Goldwater Institute over a land deal that let World View set up operations near the Tucson International Airport.The case went to court Wednesday. Arizona Daily Star reporter Murphy Woodhouse brings us up to date and gives analysis.

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva speaks with Metro Week about tax reform, funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and the political climate in Washington, D.C.

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