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Arizona employment rate drops to 6.1 percent in October as economy adds 33,800 nonfarm jobs


PHOENIX — Arizona's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent in October from 6.3 percent in September as the state's economy added 33,800 nonfarm jobs, mostly in the private sector.

State Department of Administration researchers said the private sector added 30,300 jobs while government employment increased by 3,500 jobs, primarily in state and local governments.

Ten of the 11 economic sectors added jobs, led by the trade, transportation and utilities sector's 9,800 additional jobs. Professional and business services sector added 6,300 jobs and education and health services added 5,800 jobs.

The only sector to lose jobs was natural resources and mining, which shed 400 jobs.

The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October 2014 was 6.6 percent.

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