Arizona jobless rate remains 8.3 percent in August

Arizona's unemployment rate remains at 8.3 percent in August

Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona's unemployment rate remained at 8.3 percent in August as the state's economy added 48,200 jobs.

Department of Administration economists report that government accounted for most of the additional jobs as state and local education added staffing after the summer break.

Six of the 11 economic sectors added jobs, four lost jobs and one was flat.

The seasonally adjusted rate for July also was 8.3 percent, up from 8.2 percent the previous three months.

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