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Unemployment continues slow drop

The number of people seeking unemployment benefits is going down.

Economic impacts felt in Arizona from border travel restrictions

Visitors from Mexico pay sales taxes in retail hubs like the Tucson and Phoenix metropolitan areas.

Arizona unemployment above national average

The state unemployment rate crept up in February.

Amazon constructing new sort center

The online retailer plans to open the facility by the end of 2021, employing hundreds.

Local businesses and schools adapt to changes in COVID restrictions

Following orders from Gov. Doug Ducey, schools will offer in-person classes starting this week.

Homebuilding company planning two new communities in Marana, Vail

Combined, the developments will add more than 200 homes to the Tucson metro.

Economic development steady in Southern Arizona despite pandemic

Sun Corridor has about 70 active projects involving helping companies move to the state or expand operations

Unemployment leveling out at pre-COVID levels

Pandemic unemployment is still higher than regular unemployment.

Impact of eased occupancy caps on Tucson restaurants

A discussion with Tucson Metro Chamber President Amber Smith.

How gem & mineral dealers are coping with the pandemic's impact.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: How "Blax Friday" is building community to help black-owned businesses thrive; Adiba Nelson versus her 11-year-old's "tween 'tude"; and a song from John Coinman.

Economic impacts of the pandemic uneven in Tucson

The city's economic initiatives director, Barbra Coffee, says the Tucson's characteristics have kept it competitive during the crisis.

Vendors cope with Tucson Gem and Mineral Show cancellation

Tony Paniagua reports on how some companies are operating despite the cancellation of the main event.

Reflecting on Arizona’s pandemic one year in

Experts weigh in on we've learned since last spring.

Report: Arizona on track for 11% jobs increase over 2 years

Arizona’s economy lost 155,000 jobs during the two years that ended in the second quarter of 2020, with nearly all of the job losses attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID concerns send 2021 volunteer tax assistance online

Almost 14,000 taxpayers used the free service last year.

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