Arizona’s June unemployment rate inches up two-tenths of a percentage in June. The Department of Administration says 39,000 jobs disappeared in June. And although it’s the third month in a row of increasing joblessness, ADOA Research Administrator Doug Walls says, you need to look at the
bigger picture: compared with the 39,000 jobs lost over last month, 81,000 jobs were also added over the year. He also says this June snapshot shows a weaker over-the-month non-farm job employment loss, combined with” stronger gains in sectors that were reporting employment gains”. He says growth was reported in 8 of 11 sectors.
Educational jobs took the biggest nose dive as school let out for the summer, but Walls notes, that’s seasonal in nature. Flagstaff and Prescott saw seasonal job gains in June.