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Unemployment rate drops in Arizona, remains high
The state rate is still higher than the U.S. rate.
State keeping unemployment trust fund solvent
CARES Act dollars will keep unemployment fund in the black.
Arizona unemployment goes in opposite directions
More than 100,000 Arizona residents received unemployment benefits to end the year.
Tucson tourism and business leaders search for ways to rebound in 2021
Tony Paniagua reports.
New year brings higher rates for TEP customers
The utility says it needs to recoup costs to help with its longer-term move to more renewable energy sources.
Arizona increases minimum wage to $12.15 an hour
AZ one of 21 states with increased minimum wages in 2021
Hermosillo among hardest hit Mexican capitals economically during pandemic
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
Relaxed rules were enacted last week with little notice.
Arizona weekly unemployment continues to fall
A major unemployment program is closing down.
As pandemic worsens, Sonora again sheds jobs
After a few months of growth, job losses have returned to neighboring Sonora.
Eviction protections for renters set to expire at the end of the year
Two dozen Southern Arizona homelessness service organizations have asked Gov. Doug Ducey to protect renters facing eviction.
Arizona realtors see steady demand as state grows population
Eric Gibbs of the Arizona Association of Realtors discusses current trends.
Pandemic sets back Tucson restaurants, owners urge additional aid
Tony Paniagua reports.
Exploring unions in Arizona
A growing number of white-collar workers are forming unions in industries like higher education and journalism.
Utilities can't shut off power without offering a payment plan, regulator says
The Arizona Corporation Commission is requiring utilities to provide a payment plan starting Jan. 1 for customers behind on bills.
After year of closures, restaurants look toward a better 2021
A rebound for full service dining is likely a long way off.
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