known as the "Copper State", has a population at about 6,500,000 and is one of
the fastest growing states in the United States. The unemployment rate has
slowly been improving from 10.4% in 2010 to less then 9.5% in 2011. The largest
industries in Arizona are among the "five C's" of the state: copper, cattle,
citrus, cotton, and climate (tourist attractions). Two-thirds of Arizona's
capital output comes from the abundance of copper mines throughout the large
state. With the government owning 70% of Arizona's land, the public domain land
is leased to miners and ranchers.
The state holds a strong gross state product at over 232 billion
dollars. This is not only from the large money making industries, but also from
the bountiful tourist attractions. The Grand Canyon, Mogollon Rim, and the
Barringer Meteorite Crater are just a few of the popular geographical structures
populating this state.
The state does not offer a very wide variety of jobs, but it can be
seen by the thriving economy, that the state holds solid jobs for any capable
person. Most of the occupations would be based around the five C's the state has
to offer, but in these industries, great opportunities could come knocking.
Additional information can be found
regarding Arizona's economy and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Arizona Economy.