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State unemployment rate rises to 4.7 percent

Posted at 11:54 AM, Oct 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-18 14:54:29-04

Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is up, rising to 4.7 percent in September from 4.6 percent in August as the state's labor force grew by just over 9,700 people and the economy gained 35,400 non-farm jobs.

The state Office of Economic Opportunity says two of every three additional jobs were in government and that the rest were in the private sector.
Within the private sector, education and health services had the largest increase with 4,000 additional jobs, following by professional and business services with 3,100 additional jobs.