The number of nursing jobs Arizona (http://nursingjob.abrazohealth.com) has to offer continued to grow during August.
After increasing for three months in a row, Arizona’s unemployment rate dropped from 9.4 percent to 9.3 percent during August. Unfortunately, the state’s rate is still higher than the national average of 9.1 percent.
Arizona employed a total of 2,408,400 workers during August, which is up from 2,393,000 workers during September and a 1.7 percent increase from last year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The education and health services industry added the most jobs over the year, as employment in the industry reached 360,400 workers, an increase of 4.6 percent. However, the industry lost 400 jobs over the month.
Here’s a look at how each industry fared over the month and year during August:
- Government - +8,800 jobs/-1.1 percent
- Leisure and hospitality - +3,000 jobs/+3.9 percent
- Trade, transportation, and utilities - +1,900 jobs/+1.3 percent
- Construction - +700 jobs/+3.4 percent
- Professional and business services - +600 jobs/-.1 percent
- Manufacturing - +500 jobs/+3.1 percent
- Information - +300 jobs/+1.6 percent
- Other services - +300 jobs/+1.1 percent
- Mining and logging - +200 jobs/+2.8 percent
- Education and health services - -300 jobs/+4.6 percent
- Financial activities - -600 jobs/+1.5 percent