State unemployment statistics

Want to know how other states are doing in recovering from the recession?  Here is a link to the Local Area Unemployment Statistics and find out what are latest unemployment figures for states, counties and metropolitan areas around the country as well as past figures.


Clunk, Rumble, Screech

If your new car is not working, then your car’s problems may fall under the statutory warranty called the “Lemon Law”.   Arizona’s state lemon laws are in Title 44 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.  The requirements for a new motor vehicle can be found in ARS § 44-1262 on.  Definitions for “motor vehicle”, “used motor vehicle dealer”, “consumer” and more are found in ARS § 44-1261.

You can also find tips for buying new and used cars from the Arizona Attorney General’s office.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission also has tips about automobile purchases and warranties.

Health Insurance Marketplace to go live October 1

You may have heard the Affordable Care Act has created a Health Insurance Marketplace where you can get insurance if your employer doesn’t offer it or you can’t afford it. The website has information to help you learn more about the Health Insurance Marketplace.

Members of the public will have between October 1, 2013 – March 31, 2014 to make a selection and get insurance coverage through the Marketplace. Until then, read the guide on what you can do to prepare.

Also, Arizonans can find information and tools specific to our state at