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Arizona unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent in September

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Posted at 10:23 AM, Oct 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-19 13:23:02-04

Arizona's unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in September, down from 5 percent in August.

The state Office of Economic Opportunity says Arizona's economy added 36,400 nonfarm jobs in September, surpassing the post-recessionary average gain of 27,900 jobs.

The office says the government sector added 26,100 jobs, an increase that's two-thirds of the total additional jobs. In all, eight of 11 sectors added jobs.