Nursing Jobs in Arizona Continue to Outperform Others
Anyone looking for nursing jobs in Arizona
should be having better luck than job seekers in most other industries, as the education and health services industry continues to be one of the best performing in the state.
During January, Arizona's unemployment rate remained at 9.6 percent for the third consecutive month, after dropping from 9.8 percent during November. Unfortunately, the state's rate is still higher than the national average at the time of 9 percent.
Arizona employed about 2,377,100 workers during January, which is up from 2,375,300 workers during December 2010, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
. However, this is a .3 percent decrease compared to the previous year.
That's because only two industries managed to see a year-over-year increase in employment during January. The education and health services industry
added the most workers, growing by 2.6 percent to 349,900 jobs, while the leisure and hospitality industry increased by 2.4 percent to 257,200 workers.
Employment in the trade, transportation, and utilities; manufacturing; and mining and logging industries remained even over the year with 468,200 jobs; 148,600 jobs; and 10,800 jobs, respectively.
Every other industry saw a yearly decrease in employment, including:
- Construction by 4.2 percent
- Other services by 3.4 percent
- Financial activities by 1.9 percent
- Information by 1.6 percent
- Government by 1.5 percent
- Professional and business services by 1 percent
The local economy fared better on a monthly basis, with the majority of industries adding jobs during January. The construction industry added 2,300 workers over the month, followed closely by the government industry, which added 2,200 jobs.
Other industries that saw a monthly increase in employment include: leisure and hospitality by 1,200 jobs; other services by 800 jobs; manufacturing by 400 jobs; education and health services by 300 jobs; information by 200 jobs; financial activities by 100 job.
The professional and business services industry saw the biggest drop in monthly employment, losing 5,200 jobs during January. The trade, transportation, and utilities industry lost 400 jobs, while the mining and logging industry lost 100 jobs.
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