Source: RED News Service
The private sector in Arizona actually added 86,000 jobs (3.9%) over the past 12 months, while the public sector workforce declined by 1,700 compared to March 2015.
The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in March while the national rate rose to 5% for the month. The conventional unemployment rate is based on the number of people currently out of work and actively seeking jobs.
Arizona’s U-6 unemployment rate, which includes the long-term unemployed, discouraged and involuntary part-time workers also declined and is at 9.4%, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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