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.
Among the 207 votes against the bill was Arizona’s entire Republican delegation, Representatives Andy Biggs (5th district), Paul A. Gosar (4th district), Debbie Lesko (8th district), and David Schweikert (6th district).
The wages in Arizona went up faster during 2021 than the average in the U.S. Wages across the country increased by 4.5 percent, the fastest wage growth the U.S. has seen in four decades.
Water infrastructure is essential to treat and distribute safe drinking water as well as support sanitation needs and provide value for public health, quality of natural environments, and the ability to support population and economic growth.
With the decrease in travel throughout the past few years due to the pandemic, states like Arizona have felt the impact of less tourists traveling to the state for vacation trips.
In 2021, many Arizona families with children were able to claim additional aid from the expanded Child Tax Credit in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.