During October, Arizona's unemployment rate dropped from 9.1 percent to 9 percent, which is on par with the national rate we saw that month. The state's rate has decreased for the last three months in a row.
Arizona employed a total of 2,420,200 workers during October, which is a slight drop from 2,420,800 workers during September, but a 1.9 percent increase from last year.
The education and health services industry saw the biggest employment growth over the month and year, which is great news for anyone considering the nursing jobs Arizona has to offer among their future career plans.
The industry employed a total of 365,300 workers during October, which is an addition of 2,300 workers over the month, and a 4.9 percent increase over the year.
Here's a look at how each industry fared over the month and year:
- Education and health services: +2,300
- Construction: +1,400
- Government +300
- Mining and logging: +200
- Manufacturing: +100
- Information: No change
- Financial activities: -500
- Other services: -500
- Trade, transportation, and utilities: -1,300
- Professional and business services: -1,300
- Leisure and hospitality: -1,300
- Education and health services: +4.9 percent
- Leisure and hospitality: +4.2 percent
- Construction: +4.1 percent
- Manufacturing: +3.3 percent
- Mining and logging: +2.8 percent
- Information: +2.5 percent
- Trade, transportation, and utilities: +1.4 percent
- Government: +1 percent
- Financial activities: +.2 percent
- Professional and business services: -.2 percent
- Other services: -3.6 percent