As more people are applying for help, the program shrinks payouts. FOX 10's Steve Nielsen reports.
So far this year, 10,000 Arizonans learned they have to pay back their unemployment to the Arizona Department of Economic Security, due to no fault of their own.
An audit of Arizona's unemployment agency showed its "accuracy team' lost half of its workforce before COVID-19 pandemic, possibly leading to some unemployment applications falling through the cracks.
Arizona Public Service Co., the Salt River Project, UniSource Energy Services, Tucson Electric Power and Southwest Gas will participate in a pilot project, the department announced Friday.
The state Department of Economic Security will begin accepting proposals this month for a contract to one or multiple companies to modernize the unemployment insurance benefits system.
A report states that the Arizona State Government paid out $5.8 billion in unemployment money to fraudsters during the pandemic. To put $5.8 billion in perspective, that amount of money can run the entire Arizona state budget for six months.
On Wednesday afternoon, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey addressed the status of private school vouchers for parents to enroll kids into schools without mask policies. He also touched on the state's high unemployment rate.
87,467 Arizonans will lose federally enhanced unemployment benefits in two weeks when the program expires.
This week on Newsmaker Saturday John Hook speaks with the Director of Arizona Department of Health Services, Dr. Cara Christ, about her decision to leave the agency. We also speak with economist Rebecca Ryan about remote working and its impact on the economy.
About $289 million of the assistance is being distributed by Arizona’s Department of Economic Security’s emergency rental program to 12 of the state’s smaller rural counties. But the agency acknowledges so far only about $7.3 million of that has gone to 1,715 approved applicants.
If you qualify under certain requirements, you may receive up to $2,000 in a "return-to-work" bonus from Arizona's unemployment agency.
A lifelong Arizona resident says the state's unemployment system failed him after several attempts to collect benefits. He lost his home, car and trailer in the process.
If you received Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, also known as PUA, on or after Dec. 27, 2020, you need to provide the Dept. of Economic Security with some documents.
Despite Arizona's unemployment agency saying it's working on cleaning up the 1099-G mess, some say they still haven't received new forms so that they can properly file their taxes on time.
Despite a judge's ruling for Arizona's unemployment agency to give a woman's $5,000 back, she is still waiting months later.
An Arizona woman's back account, with her unemployment insurance money in it, was closed in July by DES because the agency thought it was fraudulent.
The state of Arizona has only received 330 applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, but there are still millions of dollars in funding available.
Arizona’s weekly unemployment pay is the 2nd lowest in the nation, above only Mississippi’s $235, and would increase to $320 under Republican Senate President Karen Fann’s proposal.
A federal assistance program through Arizona's Dept. of Economic Security launches Feb. 23 and it focuses on people living in rural areas. 12 counties are eligible.
An Arizona House committee unanimously passed an unemployment bill Monday, Feb. 15 that would increase the weekly payout as well as encourage part-time work. It now goes to the entire House of Representatives for a vote.