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Old 10-06-2009, 02:06 PM
 
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Valleynative, Fcorrales, Objective

I did a google search but failed to find a good source that provided what the current unemployment rate is in the valley. I read it's anywhere from 8.6 percent to over 10% Do any of you know the answer to this and can back it up with a reputable source. I'm not looking for one particular answer, I just want to know what it is out of curiosity.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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Valleynative, Fcorrales, Objective

I did a google search but failed to find a good source that provided what the current unemployment rate is in the valley. I read it's anywhere from 8.6 percent to over 10% Do any of you know the answer to this and can back it up with a reputable source. I'm not looking for one particular answer, I just want to know what it is out of curiosity.
I have it for you my friend. It is 8.6% currently...

Unemployment Rates for Large Metropolitan Areas
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Old 10-06-2009, 05:54 PM
 
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They just came out with new numbers recently on the front page of azcentral.com (within a week ago) and I seem to remember it being over 9% now.
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Old 12-28-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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That doesn't even count for the thousands who left. All I see in my part of town Is Successful Businesses going under on a daily basis, Or getting out While the getting is half decent.
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Old 12-28-2009, 05:20 PM
 
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The only recent thing I can find searching AZ central is the 8.9 percent for the state as a whole. It did not give a figure for Phoenix (which would be somewhat meaningless, as the Phoenix labor market actually includes all of Maricopa County and, theoretically, part of Pinal County-- it's not just "Phoenix". )
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Old 12-28-2009, 11:55 PM
 
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They just came out with new numbers recently on the front page of azcentral.com (within a week ago) and I seem to remember it being over 9% now.
Oh, no, it is lower than 9%. I am finding the article and DES (Department of Economic Security and Labor Statistic numbers) but the Arizona rate dropped from 9.4% to 8.9% and the Phoenix rate was reported at 8.6%...

The Arizona number is from Nov. and the Phoenix number from Oct...

http://www.azcentral.com/community/g...bs1217-ON.html
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Old 12-29-2009, 10:05 AM
 
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Oh, no, it is lower than 9%. I am finding the article and DES (Department of Economic Security and Labor Statistic numbers) but the Arizona rate dropped from 9.4% to 8.9% and the Phoenix rate was reported at 8.6%...

The Arizona number is from Nov. and the Phoenix number from Oct...

Arizona's unemployment rate falls to 8.9%

This thread is from October.
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