Minnesota’s Economic News — W/E 1/7/22

Labor market

Alexandria Echo Press: New year, new minimum-wage rates as of Jan. 1

Fergus Falls Daily Journal: Minimum wage increase

Duluth News Tribune: ‘More of what workers want’: Wage hikes, incentives on the table as employers try to rebuild workforce

Wahepton Daily News: Minnesota gains jobs as unemployment falls

WCCO: Millions Have Quit Their Jobs During The ‘Great Resignation’; But Where Are The Workers Going?

KTTC: DEED: Minnesota seeing job growth despite lingering labor shortages

KTTC: Minnesota is seeing a record number of job openings

State and local taxes and spending

Minnesota Reformer: Decades-high inflation taking big bite out of Minnesota budget surplus

West Central Tribune: Minnesota communities still capturing sales tax revenues despite ‘Amazon effect,’ new research finds

Grand Forks Herald: East Grand Forks mayor weighs sales tax veto

Swift County Monitor News: State surplus: Help rural Minnesota help itself

Fergus Falls Daily Journal: Previewing tax relief and more in store for 2022 session

KPVI: Local legislators, leaders consider how to utilize large state surplus

Economic growth

Mankato Free Press: Midwest Economy: December state-by-state glance

Star Tribune: Minnesota’s manufacturers see more growth ahead in 2022 despite challenges

Star Tribune: State manufacturers rallied in 2021