Courtesy of Arizona Department of Administration
By Tasha Anderson | AZBEX
Arizona’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased to 6.7 percent in September 2020, from August 2020, according to the latest report published by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.
The national rate decreased to 7.9 percent from 8.4 percent in August. In September 2019, the state had a seasonally adjusted rate of 4.6 percent, and the national was at 3.5 percent.
The state had a net gain of 30,200 non-farm jobs over the month. “Historically (2010-2019), Nonfarm employment has averaged a gain of 28,700 jobs in August,” the report states. Government had the largest net gain with 10,800 jobs, followed by Leisure & Hospitality with a gain of 7,000. Construction reported no gains or losses for the month.