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Arizona unemployment rate in March unchanged at 4.9 percent

Posted: 3:58 PM, Apr 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-04-19 21:58:47Z

Arizona's unemployment rate remained steady at 4.9 percent in March as the state's economy added 12,300 nonfarm jobs, mostly in the leisure and hospitality sector.

The state's March seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained unchanged from February, with a month-over-month increase of 9,171 people in the Arizona's seasonally adjusted labor force.

State officials say leisure and hospitality was among eight sectors that added jobs in March as the sector's workforce grew by 7,100.

The government sector was among three sectors that lost jobs as it shed 1,800 positons.