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By Scott Shumaker | Red Rock News
With Arizona’s October unemployment rate at 8%, up from a low of 4.5% in pre-pandemic February, many sectors of the economy are clearly still suffering from the effects of COVID-19.
But some sectors are bouncing back, including construction, which is just shy of its pre-pandemic level of employment.
Jeremy Dye, assistant director of Yavapai County Development Services, said that the flow of construction permits in the county has been “non-stop.”
“We have been extremely busy,” Dye said. “COVID has not slowed down development in the county at all.”