Phoenix, Arizona - Governor Jan Brewer: "Today’s (Friday) March employment report shows that our State added jobs across all eleven major economic sectors in March, and is the latest evidence that the Arizona Comeback is upon us.
"The addition of 18,900 nonfarm jobs is Arizona’s strongest March employment tally since 2006. Perhaps best of all, the construction industry - which took such a beating in the wake of the housing collapse - added 3,800 new jobs. That’s more than double the average March job gain for construction.
"Arriving on the heels of February’s addition of 28,000 new jobs, it is clearer than ever that Arizona’s economy is on the right track. I pledge to continue pursuing the pro-growth policies - lean regulations, competitive taxes and a ready workforce - that helped make this turnaround possible. Arizona’s best days are yet to come."