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Ducey Ends Job-Seeking Waiver For Arizona Unemployed

AP, file

Jobless people in Arizona will again be required to show they’re looking for work in order to receive unemployment benefits.


Gov. Doug Ducey announced Monday he will stop waiving the job-seeking requirements the week of May 23. He waived the mandate in March 2020 when some businesses were ordered to close to slow the spread of COVID-19. He says it's time to reinstate the job-seeking mandate because all adults now have access to the COVID-19 vaccine and there are plenty of jobs available. Authorities on Monday reported 652 additional COVID-19 cases in Arizona and no additional deaths from the virus. Over 2.9 million residents have received at least one shot with almost 2.3 million people fully vaccinated.

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