State Adds Jobs Faster Than National Average, Pima County Sees Decline



Arizona’s seasonally adjusted jobless rate dropped to 4.7 percent last month, the lowest rate in nearly a decade.

The decline of three-tenths of a point came as private-sector employers said they added 10,300 new workers between August and September. Overall private employment is up by 33,700 from the same time a year earlier.

But the declining unemployment numbers are having an effect beyond more people finding work.


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