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Minnesota’s economic news, w/e 10/19/18

State and local taxes

Valley News LiveMinnesota Ranked As Least Tax-Friendly State In US

Duluth News TribuneEconomist’s View: For our economic health, Minnesota must cut tax burdens

Star TribuneMinnesota revenue $282M above predictions for quarter

International Falls JournalFalls voters to be asked about local sales use tax

Labor market

Finance & CommerceExperts Forum: Minnesota job skills partnership

St Cloud TimesIn tight labor market, companies with increased holiday demand may struggle hiring workers

WJON: Report: Number of retail jobs on the rise on Central Minnesota

Star Tribune: Minn. jobless rate falls to 2.8 percent, but job market shrinks a little

Pioneer PressMinnesota unemployment rate drops to 2.8 percent yet lost jobs in September

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota’s unemployment rate drops to 2.8% in September; here’s who’s hiring and firing

Twin Cities BusinessMinnesota Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.8 Percent in September, Lowest Level Since Mid-1999

Mankato Free PressLocal job numbers jump 3.2 percent in September

Crookston TimesBus driver shortage: Even Superintendent Olson has to drive

Pioneer Press: St. Paul City Council formally takes up $15 minimum wage proposal

Economic growth

La Crosse TribuneSoutheast Minnesota is poised to grow over the next 25 years; here’s what a group of cities wants to do about it

Minnesota Spokesman-RecorderThe less rosy side of our ‘robust’ economy

KAALWhere Does Rochester’s Payroll Money Come From, and Where Does It Go?

Star Tribune: Minnesota SBA lending declined last fiscal year

Economic development

Minn PostMining is a small part of Minnesota’s economy. So why is it such a big political issue?

Alton Daily NewsEconomists Compare Illinois To WI and MN

Agriculture

WCCOSurvey: Farmland Prices Expected To Drop In Minnesota, 9 Other States

John Phelan is an economist at the Center of the American Experiment. 

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