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Report: Arizona on track for 11% jobs increase over 2 years

Arizona’s economy lost 155,000 jobs during the two years that ended in the second quarter of 2020, with nearly all of the job losses attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID concerns send 2021 volunteer tax assistance online

Almost 14,000 taxpayers used the free service last year.

A look at economic help for Arizonans one year into the pandemic

Despite federal and state aid, many Arizonans are still at risk of going hungry or losing their homes.

AZ Chamber: state’s economic recovery uneven, but promising

A discussion with outgoing Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Glenn Hamer.

Oak Flat: Opposing op-eds try to sway public opinion

While Resolution Copper brought up the positive economic impacts of a mine, the San Carlos Apache Tribe calls out desecration.

Federal court hears case for preliminary injunction at Oak Flat

The judge said he will decide if he's going to temporarily stop progress on the mine by Feb. 12.

San Carlos Tribal members run to advocate for Oak Flat

The group is running from the religious site to Phoenix before a court hearing discussing the area's future.

UA research: Arizona economy recovering with big variances

Most of the recent job growth has been in Phoenix

AZ weekly unemployment continues to be a mixed bag

The two major programs in the state are heading in the opposite direction.

Economic impacts of border travel restrictions in Arizona

Non-essential travel at ports of entry between Mexico and Canada has been restricted since March 2020.

Wall construction provided economic boost to border city Douglas

President Biden ordered construction to stop on the new wall system.

Lauren Redniss on "Oak Flat: A Fight for Sacred Land in the American West".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The hidden history of Tucson's Barnum Hill; living with dementia during the pandemic; and a short story read by Aurelie Sheehan.

Unemployment rate drops in Arizona, remains high

The state rate is still higher than the U.S. rate.

State keeping unemployment trust fund solvent

CARES Act dollars will keep unemployment fund in the black.

Arizona unemployment goes in opposite directions

More than 100,000 Arizona residents received unemployment benefits to end the year.

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