Arizona Unemployment Rate
Within the United States, the unemployment rate is what measures the amount of workers currently jobless in the labor force. The unemployment rate is measured as a percentage for each state within the country and the country as a whole. In order to find out the jobless rate, the total amount of unemployed workers is divided by the number of workers in the entire labor force, which provides the percentage of workers without employment. For those wondering what constitutes employment, it includes workers who spend a minimum of 15 hours of work unpaid within their household, as well as those workers with temporary or part-time work. The jobless rate factors those who fall outside of those parameters as unemployed. Keeping track of the unemployment rate within the U.S. and on a state level is beneficial, as this number is a direct reflection of how the economy is doing, as well as determines budgetary allowances for each state.