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Wall construction provided economic boost to border city Douglas

President Biden ordered construction to stop on the new wall system.

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Unemployment rate drops in Arizona, remains high

The state rate is still higher than the U.S. rate.

State keeping unemployment trust fund solvent

CARES Act dollars will keep unemployment fund in the black.

Arizona unemployment goes in opposite directions

More than 100,000 Arizona residents received unemployment benefits to end the year.

New year brings higher rates for TEP customers

The utility says it needs to recoup costs to help with its longer-term move to more renewable energy sources.

Arizona increases minimum wage to $12.15 an hour

AZ one of 21 states with increased minimum wages in 2021

Hermosillo among hardest hit Mexican capitals economically during pandemic

Among capital cities, Hermosillo had the fourth-largest loss of formal jobs and businesses, one group said.

New state benchmarks mean bars, restaurants can stay open

Relaxed rules were enacted last week with little notice.

Arizona weekly unemployment continues to fall

A major unemployment program is closing down.

As pandemic worsens, Sonora again sheds jobs

After a few months of growth, job losses have returned to neighboring Sonora.

Eviction protections for renters set to expire at the end of the year

Two dozen Southern Arizona homelessness service organizations have asked Gov. Doug Ducey to protect renters facing eviction.

Arizona realtors see steady demand as state grows population

Eric Gibbs of the Arizona Association of Realtors discusses current trends.

Exploring unions in Arizona

A growing number of white-collar workers are forming unions in industries like higher education and journalism.

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