Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- Arizona's unemployment rate is up, rising from 7.9 percent in December to 8 percent in January.

The state Department of Administration released the latest figures Thursday.

Department economists said there were seasonal job losses in Arizona's government and the private sector.

The department said Arizona lost 45,500 non-farm jobs in January.

Retail trade and employment industries lost the most jobs, reflecting typical reductions after the December holiday shopping season.

Economists said public education lost 9,400 jobs around Arizona, the largest January loss in that sector since 2007.

Associated Press,

share this story:
Attention KTAR.com Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Family in Focus

    KTAR spends the week taking a look at the issues a modern Arizona family faces.