Unemployment numbers down slightly

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- New unemployment numbers are out for the month of August, and they show a slight drop in the number of Arizonans out of work.

On the state level, unemployment dropped from 9.7% in July to 9.3% in August.

Tucson is doing a little better, dropping from 8.8% in July to 8.4% last month.

Economists say part of the drop may actually be accounted for by people who've given up looking, and dropped out of the labor market.

The national jobless rate stands at 9.1%.