Chandler unemployment rises, coronavirus cases increase across Arizona: News from Phoenix area

The city of Chandler saw its highest unemployment rate in history in April, but May data from the Arizona Commerce Authority showed the rate trending down. In June, the city saw yet another increase from the May unemployment rate. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
The city of Chandler saw its highest unemployment rate in history in April, but May data from the Arizona Commerce Authority showed the rate trending down. In June, the city saw yet another increase from the May unemployment rate. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

The city of Chandler saw its highest unemployment rate in history in April, but May data from the Arizona Commerce Authority showed the rate trending down. In June, the city saw yet another increase from the May unemployment rate. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)

Read the latest news from Gilbert and Chandler.

Unemployment in Chandler ticks back up from May to June

The city of Chandler saw its highest unemployment rate in history in April, but May data from the Arizona Commerce Authority showed the rate trending down. In June, the city saw yet another increase from the May unemployment rate.

COVID-19: See the data behind the rising number of coronavirus hospitalizations across Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services has tracked COVID-19 hospitalization data since early April, and in recent days and weeks the number of confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patients admitted to a hospital has climbed. Of the 793,523 COVID-19 tests in Arizona, 14.5% have yielded positive results as of July 20. This accounts for diagnostic test results, not antibody test results.



Surf City Sandwich comes to Gilbert

Surf City Sandwich opened June 1 at 5482 S. Power Road, Gilbert. It offers artisan handcrafted sandwiches with creative flavor combinations.

Tom Blodgett and Alexa D’Angelo contributed to this report.



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COVID-19: See Chandler COVID-19 cases, vaccinations by ZIP code

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Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: Hospitalization for COVID-19 down slightly

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99 Ranch Market will anchor the shopping center located at the northeast corner of Chandler Boulevard and Dobson Road. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
99 Ranch Market to anchor Chandler shopping center

99 Ranch Market will anchor the shopping center located at the northeast corner of Chandler Boulevard and Dobson Road.

Jinya Ramen Bar opened its downtown Chandler location April 29. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Jinya Ramen Bar opens downtown Chandler location

Jinya Ramen Bar opened its downtown Chandler location April 29

Chandler USD Superintendent Camille Casteel announced she will be canceling an event planned to honor her years of service to the district ahead of her retirement at the end of the school year. (Alexa D'Angelo/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Read the top business and community news from the past week from the Chandler and Gilbert areas.

More than 2.8 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered to Maricopa County residents. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Almost 1.3 million Maricopa County residents have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine

In the last week, an average of about 30,000 doses of vaccine per day were administered.

Sasha's Kitchen & Cocktails finds groove with new menu, drinks

A new scratch Italian menu was implemented last summer as well as an array of new cocktails.

Mechanical Keyboards recently acquired a 74,000-square-foot flex industrial building in west Chandler, according to an April 26 news release. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Mechanical Keyboards announces expansion with new facility in Chandler

Mechanical Keyboards recently acquired a 74,000 square-foot flex industrial building in west Chandler, according to an April 26 news release.

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced April 27 that appointments are no longer required at the state's COVID-19 vaccination sites.  (Courtesy Adobe Stock/Graphic by Justin Howell/Community Impact Newspaper)
ADHS: Appointments no longer required at state-run COVID-19 vaccination sites

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced April 27 that appointments are no longer required at the state's COVID-19 vaccination sites.

See daily COVID-19 data updates. (Community Impact staff)
COVID-19: See Chandler COVID-19 cases, vaccinations by ZIP code

Here is what you need to know about COVID-19 case counts in Chandler and the state.

Here are the coronavirus hospitalization data updates to know across Arizona. (Community Impact staff)
ADHS: ICU beds in use tick back up to 189 April 28

Here is what you need to know about hospitalization numbers in Arizona because of COVID-19 cases.