Ariz. jobless rate dropped last month - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Money

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Ariz. jobless rate dropped last month

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, November 29, 2013 6:45 am

The state’s jobless rate dropped last month — but just a bit — indicating that Arizona’s recovery is languishing.

New figures from the state Department of Administration peg the October seasonally adjusted unemployment rate at 8.2 percent. That’s just a tenth of a point lower than both August and September.

It is also higher than not only the rate in July but up from last year’s 8.1 percent figure.

And the picture may actually be even worse than the numbers show.

Aruna Murthy, the agency’s director of economic analysis, said federal officials told her that some people who actually were unemployed during the federal government shutdown instead were listed as employed but not working. Had they been properly classified, she said, the rate would have been “slightly higher, but not substantially.”

Overall, Arizona added 14,200 jobs in October. Murthy said that is below the post-recession average of 16,300 for this time of year.

And what’s worse, she said, is that the trend in terms of the number of jobs added in October is declining year after year. She called the job gains this past October “lackluster.”

Looking at individual elements of the Arizona economy, bars and restaurants added 1,700 jobs. But hotel occupancy was down by 700 from September.

Retail trade increased by 400 workers.

Construction employment was down by 2,500 between September and October. But there are still 500 more people working in that industry now than a year earlier.

Murthy also noted that private education added 2,800 jobs month over month. But she questioned the accuracy of those numbers, noting that major players like the University of Phoenix have been laying off workers.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Arizona politician claims he's been offered White House position on social media

PHOENIX — A state senator from Arizona claimed on social media last week that he has been offered a post in President-elect Donald Trump’s Whi…

Published: December 9, 2016 - 10:39 pm @ http://ktar.com/story/1385375/arizona-politician-b…

Main Street Minute: Food City hosting annual tamale festival

KTAR’s Main Street Minute focuses on local businesses that are hiring, opening and hosting events across the community. These stories air each…

Published: December 9, 2016 - 10:33 pm @ http://ktar.com/story/1384849/main-street-minute-f…

IRS Data: American Dream Evaporates, Amid Mass Immigration, Automation

SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER Compared to people born in 1940, the “babies born in 1980 — today’s 36-year-olds — the index of the American dream …

Published: December 9, 2016 - 9:08 pm @ http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/12/08…

Don't judge this Phoenix bilingual bookstore by just its cover

PHOENIX - A new bilingual bookstore in Phoenix is one-of-a-kind and filling a void in the community. Palabras Librería Bookstore, located alon…

Published: December 9, 2016 - 9:03 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

Tupac, Robin Williams Caught Traveling In Arizona With Thousands Of Ounces Of Marijuana

5370189Three men were arrested in Arizona when police found roughly 115 pounds of pot valued at $69,000 in their vehicle Sunday. Robin William…

Published: December 9, 2016 - 8:24 pm @ http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/09/tupac-robin-will…

Suspect in No-Tel Motel homicide in custody

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Authorities have identified the suspect in a November homicide at a midtown hotel. Sgt. Kim Bay, spokeswoman fo…

Published: December 9, 2016 - 8:03 pm @ http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/34019421/suspec…

Former Trump critics make up a parade of shame at Trump Tower

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan made the pilgrimage Friday morning that many former critics of Donald Trump have made since the election: up to Tru…

Published: December 9, 2016 - 7:37 pm @ https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/former-tru…

Trump taps open borders zealot to head Department of Labor

be more like Bush on immigration. In fact, the exact opposite is true. Yet, that is exactly the sentiment expressed by Trump’s choice to head …

Published: December 9, 2016 - 7:36 pm @ https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016…

Peoria police looking for suspect in Friday bank robbery

PEORIA, AZ - Police and the FBI are searching for a suspect who robbed a bank Friday afternoon. A Peoria Police Department spokesman said a ma…

Published: December 9, 2016 - 7:07 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-west-valley/peori…

Blind man sells brooms, mops on Phoenix streets to support his family

PHOENIX - One Phoenix man is going outside of his comfort zone and risking his safety to support his family. Marco Zepeda’s path to a better l…

Published: December 9, 2016 - 6:53 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/wes…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…