Here in Arizona, jobs and investments in electric vehicles (EVs) have soared—in the last seven months, EV investments in the state have nearly tripled, with $10.9 billion in investments and 11,500 associated direct new jobs.
In the KFF poll, 85% of uninsured adults under age 65 said they found it difficult to pay for health care. Nearly half of their insured counterparts said they struggled with affordability as well.
Over the past week, due to rising demand for gas and increased oil costs, gas prices across the country have taken a slight rise.
Here in Arizona, the state unemployment rate dropped from 4.1 percent in 2021 to 3.8 percent in 2022.
The consumer price index for Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale in October, the most recent month for which data is available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, was 12.1% higher than it was in October 2021.
Gas Prices continue to look good for Arizona, dropping by 16 cents, since last week.
Arizona consumers are contesting a proposed $90 million Southwest Gas rate increase that analysts say would only benefit future – but not current – customers.
Last Thursday, September 1, gas prices fell below $4 in Arizona for the first time in months.
A survey of consumers released on Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that expectations of inflation in the next few years has declined for the second month in a row.