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Report: Arizona's Labor Market Is Looser Than National Average

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(Photo by Paul Atkinson - KJZZ)

Across the U.S. there are generally more jobs right now than people looking for work - that means the labor market is tightening.

But a new report from the Conference Board shows Arizona has the second loosest labor market in the country - that is, more people looking for work than there are jobs available.

Gad Levanon is chief economist for North America at the Conference Board.

Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.