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Minimum Wage Increase – January 1, 2021

In accordance with A.R.S. § 23-363(B), the Industrial Commission of Arizona has adopted a resolution increasing the minimum wage from $12.00 to $12.15. The increase in minimum wage, which is effective January 1, 2021, was determined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Price Index and is consistent with the increase in the cost

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Arizona officials work to boost census responses with time running out

A federal judge could decide next week whether to force the Census Bureau to extend its 2020 count for another month, but state and local groups working to ensure a high response rate said they are taking no chances. Gov. Doug Ducey, at a news conference Thursday with Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham, urged Arizonans

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Arizona jobless rate plummets in August, nearing pre-pandemic levels

Arizona’s unemployment rate plummeted last month to almost pre-pandemic levels, falling from 10.7% in July to 5.9% in August, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. While state officials hailed the drop as a sign that the economy is on the rebound, economists warned the new number may reflect a drop

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BREAKING: Support for Prop 207 Drops as Voters Learn More

The latest polling shows the claimed “inevitable” recreational marijuana initiative losing ground as Arizona voters learn of sweeping details buried in the 17-page measure. One poll, cited here, indicates just one-percentage point (1%) separates opposition from support. That is a dramatic shift from the previous polling that asked Arizona voters broadly about marijuana legalization. A second poll also

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Arizona Adds Nearly 80,000 Jobs In August, Unemployment Drops To 5.9%

Arizona’s economy posted strong gains in August, adding nearly 80,000 jobs over the month. The state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.9%, down from 10.7% in July and lower than the U.S. overall rate of 8.4%. During August, the private sector in Arizona recorded a gain of 30,400 jobs, which is 12,200 more jobs than the

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Governor Ducey Urges Arizonans To Complete 2020 Census

With counting slated to end on September 30, Governor Doug Ducey, joined by members of the U.S. Census Bureau and local leaders, today urged all Arizonas who have not completed their census to do so immediately. Governor Ducey launched the AZ Census 2020 campaign in January with a focus on reaching traditionally undercounted communities through

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