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Pima County Sees Strong Job Growth

It’s been a good year for Pima County, jobs-wise.

Newly released numbersshow the county added 15,000 new jobs between July 2015 and July of this year. That’s 4.2 percent growth.

In Arizona, only Prescott had a higher growth rate. When you look at similarly-sized metro areas nationwide, only Ogden and Provo, Utah had faster growth than Pima County. We spoke to Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.

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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.