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Arizona unemployment rate at 4.7 percent in November

Posted at 2:21 PM, Dec 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-20 16:21:48-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's unemployment rate for November was 4.7 percent, up from 4.6 percent in October.

The state Office of Economic Opportunity says the seasonally adjusted labor force increased by nearly 23,000 people while Arizona's economy added 32,700 nonfarm jobs last month.

The private sector lost 1,700 jobs in Financial Activities in November while Trade, Transportation and Utilities added 17,700 jobs and Professional and Business Services Sector added 5,100 jobs.

The Education and Health Services sector added 3,600 jobs last month.