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Unemployment rate for Arizona declines to 4.7% in November

JOBS: 7 companies hiring workers now
Posted at 1:43 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 20:33:12-05

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a percentage point to 4.7% in November following an increase of over 34,000 jobs during the month.

The state Office of Economic Opportunity said Thursday said 3 million people were employed in nonfarm jobs in November 2019, up 2.4% percent from October.

The private sector accounted for nearly all of the month's employment growth, adding 34,200 jobs in November.

That's well above the 10-year average gain of 26,400 jobs.The business sector adding the most jobs with an increase of 18,300 during November was trade, transportation and utilities, followed by professional and business services with 7,700 more jobs and education and health services with an additional 7,700 jobs.