Senate Republicans want to slash the number of weeks an individual can receive unemployment payments and tie the length of benefit availability to the unemployment rate, but critics say that even if jobs are plentiful, it can still be a long process to find a good one.
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Yuma Area Unemployment Drops in December
Locally, according to a newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics report released on February 1, the Yuma metropolitan area unemployment rate (not seasonally adjusted) dropped slightly from a staggeringly high 16.7 percent in November to 13.7 percent in December.
National Unemployment Drops to 3.5 Percent in September
On Friday, October 7, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report with preliminary September unemployment and job numbers.
Arizona Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Since 1976
The unemployment rate has declined to 3.2 percent, the lowest on record since 1976, when the current record keeping methods began to be used.