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Arizona weekly unemployment claims close to a record
Claims are within a few thousand of the highest since the pandemic began.
Arizona employers received more than $7 billion in PPP loans. But what’s next?
Record case counts and the return of mandated closures threaten to erase the program’s gains.
Daily News Roundup: AZ COVID-19 cases top 100K, primary registration due, cross-border infections
Recent coverage impacting Southern Arizona, July 6
State budget takes another COVID-19 hit
Lawmakers are watching Arizona's Medicaid enrollment numbers rise.
Rio Nuevo remains 'bullish' on downtown development despite revenue loss
The economic development district is planning for a nearly 40% loss in revenue.
Overall Arizona weekly unemployment shows slight drop
Self-employed claims dropped but regular unemployment jumped last week.
Restaurants struggling to rebound from pandemic setbacks
The industry typically generates $13 billion annually in Arizona.
Immigration advocates criticize visa restrictions under Trump executive order
While the administration says it will free up jobs for citizens, immigration experts say it will negatively affect the economy.
Pandemic shopping habits will be slow to change, says UA researcher
Practices like online shopping and curbside pickup are likely to continue past mask requirements.
Continuing unemployment claims skyrocket
The number of claims passes 2 million for the first time.
Forecasters say Arizona's budget outlook is improving
The shortfall could be significantly smaller than originally predicted, legislative analysts say.
Tucson developments forge ahead during pandemic
Construction has remained steady amid the current economic downturn.
Support for black-owned businesses a lifeline amid pandemic
As many as 40% of black-owned businesses could disappear.
First-time unemployment claims in Arizona set weekly record
Unemployment is rising despite the reopening of businesses in the state.
Signs suggest Arizona could fare better than expected in recession, UA economist says
Sales tax revenue for the state is not so low as feared.
Arizona weekly unemployment continues to rise
More than 100,000 people filed first-time unemployment claims
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