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ARIZONA: Arizona Jobless Rate Falls, Though Work Remains Scarce

(Arizona Republic, May 16)

Arizona's unemployment rate took its steepest dive in 31 years last month, but new job growth is slowing.

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Labor Talks Begin at Metropolitan Opera

(NY Times, May 13)

The Met said it was seeking cuts of between 16 and 17 percent from the 16 unions representing its workers, whose contracts all expire at the end of July.

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Film Commissions Are Aiding Film/TV Producers Who Skirt Minimum Wage Laws

(Deadline, May 11)

The websites of many city and state film commissions list unpaid positions.

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Already Crowded, Upfront Week Keeps Snowballing

(NY Times, May 11)

“Everybody wants to get in on the action,” said Joe Mandese, editor in chief of MediaPost, who estimated there would be “almost 100 events” by the time the upfronts conclude.

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'Midnight Rider': Sarah Jones' Father Hopes for Cure to Industry's 'Spiritual Sickness'

(THR, May 8)

In a letter to ASC president Richard Crudo, the father of the camera assistant who was killed on set in Georgia calls Crudo's own letter "heartfelt and well said."

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Hawaii Reports 15.1 Percent Fewer Initial Unemployment Claims for First Week of May

(Pacific Business News, May 8)

Initial unemployment claims declined across Hawaii last week compared with the same week a year ago.

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Arizona's Private Sector Hiring May Have Slowed in April

(Arizona Republic, May 7)

The ADP Regional Employment Report found that Arizona employers added a net 3,340 jobs in April, which would be 2,100 below the state's six-month average in the survey.

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