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Arizona Companies Are Hiring And Residents Are Looking For Work, But Is There A Good Match?

Arizona’s unemployment rate in May was 6.7%; last week, the federal government reported the country’s unemployment rate in June rose to 5.9%, despite adding 850,000 jobs.

There are reports of some companies and industries struggling to find enough workers and of employees leaving their jobs and being more choosy when looking for a new one.

To get a sense of what’s going on in the state’s labor market, The Show spoke with Dave Wells, research director at the Grand Canyon Institute.

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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.