Minnesota’s Economic News – W/E 1/22/21

Economic development

CBS3: ‘Amazing place to live and work’: online resource attracting more people to the Iron Range

Star TribuneOpportunity over division in economic recovery

Economic growth

Voice of AlexandriaMinnesota Tourism and Hospitality Industry Survey Finds More than Half of Businesses Could Face Solvency Issues in the Next 4-6 Months

Labor market

Wahepton Daily NewsMN unemployment rate falls 0.2 percent in November

The LandLocal job numbers down 6.6% in December, fueled by closures of restaurants, bars

Star TribuneMinnesota lost nearly 50,000 jobs in December, as another business shutdown took effect

MPR NewsMinnesota lost nearly 50,000 jobs in December with pandemic rules in place

WCCOEmployment Rate Drops Slightly As Minnesotans Leave Workforce, COVID Restrictions Result In Job Losses

Kare 11Minnesota’s unemployment rate drops slightly in December

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business JournalMinnesota lost nearly 50,000 jobs in December amid Covid-19 surge

Sun This WeekMinnesota’s unemployment rate at 4.4% in December

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