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Updated Aug 22, 2013 - 1:18 pm

Arizona jobless rate remains unchanged at 8 percent

PHOENIX — Arizona’s unemployment rate remained at 8 percent in July as the
state’s economy lost jobs in both government and private business.

Job losses in July totaled 5,500 jobs in the private sector and 9,600 in
government, with the most losses recorded in education in government and in
leisure and hospitality in the private sector.

The rate for June rose to 8 percent from 7.8 percent in May.

The state’s July rate is lower than the rate of 8.4 percent from a year


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