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Overall Arizona weekly unemployment shows slight drop
Self-employed claims dropped but regular unemployment jumped last week.
Arizona weekly unemployment continues to rise
More than 100,000 people filed first-time unemployment claims
Unemployment help available on the weekend as Arizona claims continue to rise
The Department of Economic Security has expanded its call center days through the weekend.
New college grads face uncertain job market
A UA official advises flexibility for new degree holders navigating a job market disrupted by COVID-19.
As Supreme Court nears decision, thousands of DACA recipients are on the COVID-19 front lines
The court could rule on the future of the Obama-era policy and some 650,000 current recipients in the coming weeks.
Pima County libraries reopen with temporary COVID-19 measures
Guests can now pick up books they’ve placed on hold or use computers that have been spaced apart.
DUSTWUN - A film about life, death & trust on the U.S. / Mexico border.
Also on Arizona Spotlight: How Imago Dei Middle School is building community with food; and - can a borderlands hotel that has survived a century endure the COVID-19 pandemic?
What expectations employees should have about returning to a workplace safe from COVID-19
A discussion with labor attorney Barney Holtzman.
Pima County employability class moves online
The training helps displaced workers gain job search skills.
Jobless benefits expand next month, but advocates worry it’s not enough
Economists and advocates say that while the change is welcome – it’s probably too little, and too late.
Arizona distributed $150M in unemployment claims last week
The money included a federal increase in benefits.
UA president proposes furloughs, pay cuts for 16,000 employees
Robbins says he and senior vice presidents have already taken pay cuts.
Furloughed workers also eligible for unemployment insurance benefits
A discussion with labor attorney Barney Holtzman on benefits available during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pima County launches new hotline, website to help displaced workers
Both aim to help people file for unemployment and get connected to job resources.
Arizona jobless claims skyrocket, as coronavirus starts to hit economy
The Department of Economic Security says it's working to get benefits to people, as claims neared almost 30,000 last week.
Immovable objects: Asarco, striking workers at odds after four months
The strike, which started in October, includes more than 1,700 workers at five Asarco facilities in Texas and Southern Arizona
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