- Marginally Attached Workers
Individuals who want, and are available for work, and who have looked for a job sometime in the prior 12 months (or since the end of their last job if they held one within the past 12 months), but were not counted as unemployed because they had not searched for work in the four weeks preceding the survey. Discouraged workers are a subset of the marginally attached. (See definition of Discouraged workers above.)
- The Mass Layoff Statistics (MLS)
Program collects reports on mass layoff actions that result in workers being separated from their jobs. Monthly mass layoff numbers are from establishments which have at least 50 initial claims for unemployment insurance (UI) filed against them during a 5-week period. Extended mass layoff numbers (released quarterly) are from a subset of such establishments--those where the employer indicates that 50 or more people were separated from their jobs for at least 31 days.
An occupational mean wage estimate is calculated by summing the wages of all the employees in a given occupation and then dividing the total wages by the number of employees.
The boundary between the highest paid 50% and the lowest paid 50% of workers in that occupation. Half of the workers in a given occupation earn more than the median wage, and half the workers earn less than the median wage.
- Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs)
The general concept of an MSA is one of a large population nucleus, together with adjacent communities that have a high degree of economic and social integration with that nucleus. These are defined by the Office of Management and Budget as a standard for Federal agencies in the preparation and publication of statistics relating to metropolitan areas. There are five Metropolitan Statistical Areas in Arizona: Flagstaff, Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Prescott, Tucson, and Yuma.
Employed persons who, during the reference week, either had two or more jobs as a wage and salary worker, were self-employed and also held a wage and salary job, or worked as an unpaid family worker and also held a wage and salary job. Excluded are self-employed persons with multiple businesses and persons with multiple jobs as unpaid family workers.
Motor Vehicle Division of the Arizona Department of Transportation. Responsible for issuing driver's licenses and motor vehicle registrations.