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Arizona Unemployment Rate Hits 3.5 Percent

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Recently, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released both national and state unemployment and jobs data from March. According to the national employment situation report, the national unemployment rate dropped from 3.6 percent in February to 3.5 percent in March.

Arizona’s March state unemployment rate was 3.5 percent, a 0.2 percent drop from February. Additionally, according to the report, the state added about 6,000 jobs with some of the largest increases coming from the manufacturing, government, and construction sectors. 

The full Bureau of Labor Statistics state report can be found here.