state unemployment

A month after doubling as the state’s economy staggered under the coronavirus pandemic, Arizona’s unemployment dropped by 4.5 percentage points during May.

Arizona paid nearly $520 million in jobless benefits last week as the Department of Economic Security tries to keep up with weeks of overdue benefits for applicants unemployed by the coronavirus outbreak. 

Arizona paid $519 million in jobless benefits last week as the Department of Economic Security caught up with weeks of overdue benefits.

Arizona’s social services agency is struggling to process a wave of unemployment claims that began when the coronavirus hit the state in mid-March.

A tidal wave of claims triggered by mass coronavirus-related layoffs has inundated Arizona's unemployment insurance office.

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