Ducey tenure ends having presided over creation of 500,000 jobs

3 Jan 2023


Since Doug Ducey became governor of Arizona in January 2015, Arizona’s private sector grew by over half a million jobs, according to an announcement from the Governor’s Office and a report by the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.

Over the eight years of Ducey’s administration, which ended Monday, Arizona was a national leader in employment statistics, ranking fourth in rate of job growth and sixth in total jobs added. In that same time period, Arizona witnessed the fastest decline of poverty in the country, with nearly 220,000 fewer people in poverty since Ducey took office.

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