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Arizona poverty rate continued fall in 2019, still topped national rate

The poverty rate in Arizona fell for the eighth straight year in 2019, to 13.5%, but while advocates welcomed that as “great news” they also cautioned that the state’s economic gains were not shared equally by all Arizonans. Despite the improvements, the Census Bureau numbers show Arizona’s poverty rate remained higher than the nation, where

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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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