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Doug Ducey declines to back increase in Arizona unemployment benefits

Arizona’s unemployment payment maxes out at $240 per week, second-lowest in the nation above only Mississippi.

Arizona unemployment rate doubled to 12.6% in April

The state’s economy lost 283,300 jobs.

Arizona paid over $500M in unemployment benefits last week

The state received another 109,000 initial applications last week.

Unemployment grows, so has demand at Phoenix-area food banks

29,000 more unemployment benefit applications were submitted last week than the week before.

US employment remains strong, 145,000 jobs added in December

Some data suggests the unemployment rate could fall even further.

Doug Ducey: Time to pour gas on Arizona’s economic momentum

Ducey said he expects the economy to continue its current trajectory for the foreseeable future.