PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona's unemployment rate remained
at 8% in July as the state's economy lost jobs in both government and
Job losses in July totaled 5,500 jobs in the
private sector and 9,600 in government, with the most losses recorded in
education in government and in leisure and hospitality in the private
The rate for June rose to 8% from 7.8% in May.
The state's July rate is lower than the rate of 8.4% from a year earlier.
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