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October sees over 14,000 jobs added in Arizona

In recent months, Arizona has seen increased job growth in the fields of retail, education, health care and businesses services. Many individuals are coming to cities like Phoenix to continue their careers. Getting hurt on the job is a hardship for today's workers and their families, though, who must struggle with lost income. The process of getting back to normal while coping with the challenges of a personal injury is very difficult. Fortunately, workers have multiple options for finding support while healing from a work-related injury.

Phoenix has seen a large increase in jobs this last month. According to the Arizona Department of Administration, there were 14,200 jobs added in the state for October. That is up from last October's 12,400 jobs. There were 11,000 jobs added in Phoenix alone. There were some jobs lost in manufacturing and construction, while positions in business services, education and health care increased. The state's unemployment rate was about 8.2 percent last month. Jobs are expected to increase for seasonal holiday work. Maintaining a safe work environment is an important way for many seasonal workers to get through work without getting injured in an accident.

Getting guidance while caring for a work-related injury is very important. Workers hurt on the job may be interested in seeking worker's compensation or damages for their ailments. The claim process can be onerous if workers are not familiar with Arizona laws. Moreover, submitting claims improperly can mean missing out on much-needed financial compensation for workers' injuries.

Phoenix has seen a slight upswing in job growth as of late, but with more jobs come more opportunities to be injured during the holidays. Still, lost wages can be made up for in a variety of ways. Obtaining proper compensation during a tough time can boost one's recovery.

Source: Phoenix Business Journal, "Arizona adds 14,000 jobs in October, but losses seen in construction,manufacturing," Mike Sunnucks, Nov. 21, 2013

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