There's some kind of big football game going on in the Valley this weekend.
Arizona Unemployment Rate Down In April
Arizona’s unemployment rate in April dropped to its lowest level in almost six years.
April’s unemployment rate stood at 6.9 percent – that’s a drop of four-tenths of a percent from March — the biggest month-over-month drop since September 1983.
The state Department of Administration says Arizona added 4,300 non-farm jobs last month — the majority of which were in the private sector.
Despite the good news, though, the agency notes the number of new jobs is lower than both the post-recession average for the month, as well as the ten-year average for April.
The leisure and hospitality sector added the most jobs last month – overall, eight of the eleven industries the state tracks added jobs in April; manufacturing, construction and trade, transportation and utilities were the exceptions.