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Updated Apr 17, 2014 - 11:42 am

Arizona jobless rate holds steady at 7.3 percent

PHOENIX — State economists report that Arizona’s unemployment rate was
flat in March, remaining at 7.3 percent as the economy added 15,600 nonfarm
jobs.

The Department of Administration said nine of 11 economic sectors added jobs
during the month, while the other two sectors lost jobs.

The sector with the biggest gain was professional and business services, which
added 7,300 jobs. Leisure and hospitality added 5,400 jobs.

The government sector lost 1,500 jobs.

The monthly unemployment rate is reported by the department’s Office of
Employment and Population Statistics.

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