Solutions For Dealing With High State Unemployment

September 04, 2013

We wonder where the jobs are in Arizona. We are nowhere close to the deep hole of the Great Recession when the state’s unemployment rate was 10.8 percent. The latest figures from July put the rate at 8 percent, but that still seems pretty high. So what is holding us back?

Jim Rounds is senior economist with Elliot D. Pollack and Co.