PHOENIX (AP) — Gov. Jan Brewer wants legislators to act in special session to prevent a cutoff of 20 weeks of extended unemployment benefits that are now at risk because Arizona’s unemployment rate has dropped.

The jobless rate dropped to 9.3 percent in April from 9.5 percent in March as 10 of 11 economic sectors added jobs, the Department of Commerce reported Thursday. That’s enough to reduce a three-month average to the point where a formula in state law will end eligibility for federally funded extended benefits, Department of Economic Security spokesman Steve Meissner said.

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